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The royal city of Yogyakarta is one of Asia’s treasures; a city which reveals the island’s cultural and intellectual personality.

Ramayana ballet

Lively streets and markets surround the majestic sultan’s palace, where attendants stand in customary dress and regular performances showcase traditional orchestras and shadow puppeteers. One of the most famous performances is the Ramayana ballet performed during the summer months with the Prambanan temple as a backdrop.

Local culture

Old houses, museums and handicraft shops dot the city, demonstrating its reputation as the art capital of Indonesia with batik, woodcarvings, paintings and silverwork amongst the crafts on offer.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Yogyakarta

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Yogyakarta, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Yogyakarta

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    Places near Yogyakarta

    Accommodation choices for Yogyakarta

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Yogyakarta. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Phoenix Hotel, Yogyakarta

      Phoenix Hotel

      First Class

      This gorgeous colonial hotel dates back to the early 1900s and provides guests with comfort, a great central location and fascinating history in one setting.

    • Suite interior, Amanjiwo, Yogyakarta

      Amanjiwo

      Opulent

      Opulent, secluded and exuding in class this resort offers quality found in few other places and is one of our favorites in Southeast Asia.

    • Grand Garden bedroom, Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa, Yogyakarta

      Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa

      Deluxe

      Located in the hills of Tanjungan village an hour from Yogyakarta, Plataran is a small boutique hotel overlooking the ancient relic of Borobudur.

    Ideas for experiencing Yogyakarta

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Yogyakarta, and which use the best local guides.

    • Borobudur, Yogyakarta

      Explore the Borobudur temple complex

      Yogyakarta

      Naturally the main reason for visiting Borobudur is to see the awe-inspiring temple complex. The monument features the largest and most complete collection of Buddhist relief sculptures which feature on the walls of its seven terraces.