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YogyakartaIndonesia

Discover ancient temples, traditional batik, wayang shadow puppetry and gamelan music in the city that holds the key to Java’s cultural heritage. 

The city of Yogyakarta is the perfect place to explore Java’s rich culture and traditions. Known for its protection of local heritage and customs, Yogyakarta is a hub for fine Javanese art, craft, music, poetry, ballet and puppetry. Explore the magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, and gain an insight into Buddhist, Hindu and Javanese culture.

Yogyakarta is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia. A short stroll around the historic district will bring you past the Sultan’s Palace (Kraton Ngayogyakarta) and its stately main court, mosque and museum. Admire the Central Post Office (Kantor Pos Besar) and the Tugu Monument. Grab a snack from a street vendor and watch the locals playing street chess near the Kraton complex.

To learn about Javanese culture and history, head to the Museum Sonobudoyo, the Museum Batik or Fort Vrederburg. Browse historical artefacts and traditional handicrafts such as batik, wayang puppets, masks and gamelan instruments. Discover Yogyakarta’s thriving art scene at the Affandi Museum and Cemeti Art House.

Don’t miss Yogyakarta’s breathtaking ancient temples, known locally as candi. Wander through numerous shrines and monuments at Prambanan, a collection of towering Hindu temples with intricately carved domes. The stunning Borobudur Buddhist temple dates back to the 9th century and is located in Magelang, 1 hour’s drive from Yogyakarta.

Relax with a massage treatment or sunrise yoga and meditation classes. Play a round of golf overlooking Mount Merapi. During your visit, try local cuisine, such as sweet curry with jackfruit, palm sugar, coconut milk and chicken. In January, the city celebrates Java’s Muslim culture with the traditional Sekaten festival.

Reach Yogyakarta by flying into Adisucipto International Airport, or catch the regional bus or train. In the city, get around by taxi, bus or tricycle rickshaw. Make sure you haggle and agree on a price before getting into the rickshaw. To make the most of Yogyakarta’s outdoor activities, visit during the dry season, from July to September.

Top hotels in Yogyakarta

Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort and Spa
Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
JL Laksda Adisucipto KM 8.7, Depok, Yogyakarta
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$68 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

This family-friendly Depok resort is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Plaza Ambarrukmo and Adisucipto Golf Course. Gembira Loka Zoo and Maguwoharjo ...

4/5Very Good! (218 reviews)

"Makanannya enak dan stafnya ramah-ramah. Recommended."…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec,2020

Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort and Spa
Zest Hotel Yogyakarta
Zest Hotel Yogyakarta
2 out of 5
Jl Gajah Mada No 28, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
The price is SG$17 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Central Yogyakarta, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum Sasmitaloka Panglima Besar Jenderal Sudirman and Malioboro Street. Malioboro Mall ...

3.7/5Good! (49 reviews)
Be aware of untrustful tour services

"They provide wrong information about the tours in their brochure. Be aware you will have to pay extra and receive less in exchange. After complaining there where lots of apologies but no competition what so ever. The only good thing about the hotel is the lady in reception chaca because she is very ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb,2018

Zest Hotel Yogyakarta
The Alana Hotel & Conference Center Malioboro Yogyakarta by ASTON
The Alana Hotel & Conference Center Malioboro Yogyakarta by ASTON
4 out of 5
Jl Mayjen Sutoyo No. 52, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
The price is SG$43 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated in Yogyakarta, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Batik Plentong, Malioboro Street and Palace of Yogyakarta. Malioboro Mall and Tugu Yogyakarta ...

4.3/5Excellent! (145 reviews)

"I loved this hotel, want to stay here for the next time when I visit to yogya. Ciao."…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec,2019

The Alana Hotel & Conference Center Malioboro Yogyakarta by ASTON
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Yogyakarta

Tajug Loro - Modern javanese style rooms
Tajug Loro - Modern javanese style rooms
Jalan Ringroad Utara No.77, Sleman, Special Region of Yogyakarta
The price is SG$20 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated in Sleman, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Yogya Kembali Monument and Jogja City Mall. Malioboro Street and Gadjah Mada University are ...

Tajug Loro - Modern javanese style rooms
Student Park Hotel
Student Park Hotel
3 out of 5
Jl. Seturan Raya No.1, Depok, Yogyakarta
The price is SG$31 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated in Depok, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Plaza Ambarrukmo, Gadjah Mada University and Gembira Loka Zoo. TransMart Studio Mini and Affandi ...

4/5Very Good! (22 reviews)
Could be a great place, but isn't quite . . .

"Rooms are clean and fairly new. Had to wait an hour to check in, which is officially at 2pm (always a pain). No hot water in shower - best was lukewarm. Balcony not very good either. But, the view from the bed in room was great, and the pool area was too. Breakfast = just okay. Overall 3.8/5 stars ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec,2018

Student Park Hotel
Borobudurhills
Borobudurhills
3.5 out of 5
Ngadiwinatan 2, RT 01/RW 04, Borobudur, Yogyakarta
The price is SG$65 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated in Borobudur, this villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Borobudur Temple, Samudraraksa Museum and Punthuk Setumbu. Candi Pawon is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) ...

4/5Very Good! (8 reviews)

"Clean, quiet, and felt very private. Away from the busy town but stil very close to everything. The wifi was a little spotty."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov,2020

Borobudurhills
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Yogyakarta

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5/5 - Excellent

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15 Dec 2019

Felt very safe

5/5 - Excellent

MDI

3 Oct 2019

A relaxing city, slow and enjoyable. Good food, good people, affordable.

4/5 - Good

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19 Jul 2019

Very concerned about how Indonesians treat animals; but overall a nice place2visit.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

19 Jul 2019

A lot of traffic and narrow road. It takes a long time to go to any places there.