Yogyakarta Special Region (Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, DIY) is one of the foremost cultural centers of Java. This region is located at the foot of the active Merapi volcano, Yogyakarta was in the 16th and 17th centuries the seat of the mighty Javanese empire of Mataram from which present day Yogyakarta has the best inherited of traditions. The city itself has a special charm, which seldom fails to captivate the visitor.
This province is one of the most densely populated areas of Indonesia. The city came into being in 1755, after the Mataram division into the Sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). Gamelan, classical and contemporary Javanese dances, wayang kulit (leather puppet), theater and other expressions of traditional art will keep the visitor spellbound. Local craftsmen excel in arts such batiks, silver and leather works.
This is one of the supreme cultural centers of Java. Where all the aspects of life exposing the beautiful and sophisticated culture, classical and modern Javanese dance, puppet shows, its high artistic handicrafts, traditional handmade items and hundreds of traditional pleasure points.
a comfort place to catch the feeling. Classic and modern cultural aspects harmoniously grow in this land of empire of Mataram and the most powerful Javanese state since the 17th century, this is reflected in Sultan’s Palace, the beautiful Water Castle Tamansari, the Royal Family’s unique cemetery Imogiri, some amazing temples and a bunch of beautiful traditional handicrafts galleries and tourism points.
The beautiful nature of the beach and mountain resort will furnish the unspoken atmosphere.