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parangtritis beach

Yogyakarta (also Jogja, Jogjakarta) is a city and the capital of Yogyakarta Special Region in Java, Indonesia. It is renowned as a centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture

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Because of its proximity to world famous and Borobudur and Prambanan temples, also because having unique Javanese court Kraton(Palace) culture of Kraton Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta has become the second most important tourist destination in Indonesia after Bali.

water castle

water castle

Most tourists come to Yogyakarta as an accommodation base on visiting Borobudur and Prambanan and also for its strong Javanese culture and tradition

prambanan temple

prambanan temple

Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces

prambanan

prambanan

The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the towering 47-metre-high (154 ft) central building inside a large complex of individual temples. Prambanan attracts many visitors from across the world.

pic 209Yogyakarta contains several site museums in Hindu period temple such as Candi Prambanan, museums in the royal court, and museums in colonial buildings such as Museum Benteng Yogyakarta, the former Dutch Fort Vredeburg.

vredeburg

vredeburg

ullen sentalu museum

ullen sentalu museum

other attractions in jogja

 

mt merapi-active volcanoe

mt merapi-active volcanoe

jomblang cave

text taken from wikipedia

 

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