Yogyakarta is the capital city of the Yogyakarta Special Region (one of the thirty four provinces of Indonesia). The word “special” represents the characteristic/ uniqueness of the province, where up to date, the Sultan, who is the King of Mataram Kingdom automatically become the Yogyakarta provincial governor.
A thousand years ago, Yogyakarta was the center of the ancient Mataram Kingdom which was prosperous and highly civilized. This kingdom built Borobudur Temple Temple (and now a UN World Heritage Site) which was the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, 300 years before Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Some other relics are Prambanan Temple, King Boko Palace, and dozens of other temples scattered throughout Yogyakarta.”
Yogyakarta is the second tourist destination in Indonesia after Bali and is renowned for its education, culture, and tourism.
Yogyakarta is the second tourist destination in Indonesia after Bali and is renowned for its education, culture, and tourism. There are more than 25 universities including Universitas Gadjah Mada, the largest University in Indonesia that was founded in 1949. The universities attract a large number of students from all over the country which make Yogyakarta a miniature of Indonesia.
The physiographical condition is unique, comprising the active volcano of Mt. Merapi at the north, the Indian Ocean at the south, and in between is Sultan Palace, forming a straight line dividing the province into two equal sizes. At the south, Yogyakarta is treasured with beautiful sandy beach and dunes. The daily high waves that surf on shore await for surfers to enjoy.