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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 among the crafts on offer.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Yogyakarta

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    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.

    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.

    • Explore the Borobudur temple complex
      Borobudur, Yogyakarta

      Explore the Borobudur temple complex

      Explore the Borobudur temple complex

      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.

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