Yogyakarta aka “Jogja” is a city of traditional arts and cultural heritage on the island of Java, Indonesia. The city is famed for its world-known temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, dating back to the 8th and 9th centuries. Also to explore and appreciate are the 18th-century royal complex or Kraton which encompasses the still-inhabited Sultan’s Palace. Kraton is famed as the living museum and holds numerous open-air pavilions, which host classical Javanese dance shows and concerts of gamelan music using gongs, chimes, and plucked string instruments, which makes the perfect outing for the visitors. The city holds the immense blessings of Mother nature. It has to flaunt its scenic beaches and awe-inspiring landscape in the backdrop. Some of the stunning beaches of the town can be found in Parangtritis, Indrayanti, Pok Tunggal, Siung, Krakal, and Jogan. Places like Puncak Becici, Pinus Pengger, and Jurang Tembelan are famed for their natural scenic beauty.
Apart from being the cultural and heritage center of the country, Yogyakarta also has to show the adventurous side of it. There are Mount Merapi National Park to be explored, Mount Nglanggeran to be measured by hiking, an ancient volcano to be looked for an explosion, Siung beach serves as a boon for the rock climbers, Goa Pindul gibes chance of cave tubing, and Jomblang cave is a love of the caving enthusiasts. The city also holds some of the famed traditional villages, that are known for welcoming the guests with their traditional culture. People love to visit these villages of Tembi, Pentingsari, and Nglanggeran to explore deeply the Indonesian culture and enjoy the numerous cultural and traditional activities organized by the villagers. The city also is the culinary center. The authentic dishes of Indonesia can be tasted here. One must not forget to buy the peculiar Batik work textile here. Also to purchase here is the Wayang Kulit or leather puppet, which are found exclusively here are will be surely gonna loved by the one whom you gift.
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