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Special Region of Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta Bersih, Sehat, Asri dan Nyaman

Located in the southern Java of Indonesia, Yogyakarta is a provincial-level autonomous region with a population of about 423,000. Widely regarded as an important center for classical Javanese fine arts and culture, it is also where the world cultural legacy Borobudur situated. The city also serves as a Indonesia's center of education, home to more than 100 institutions of higher education. Hence, Yogyakarta earned its nickname "Kota Pelajar" (The City of Students). Yogyakarta extends a warm welcome to friends from all over the world.

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About Jogja

A vacation in Indonesia gives tons of unforgettable experience to tourists. The country even has some special regions, including Yogyakarta City. People also call it Jogja. The location is in Java Island and it is known for numerous allures like culture, traditional foods, natural attractions, beaches, arts, and much more! No wonder, tourists are likely to spend more than one day there. They want to explore all the good places and learn more about the city. Not to mention they have the chance to meet friendly locals and watch some interesting traditions. What a great vacation destination!

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The Nuance

Yogyakarta City is located in the south part of Java Island and it is neighboring to Center Java Province. It is also bordering to the Indian Ocean! The region is also known for its karst mountains, located in the south part of it (Gunungkidul Regency). When it comes to nuance, the region feels soothing and welcoming. Thanks to the nice local people and their friendliness. As for nature, the region has various types of landscapes. That means visitors can explore both natural attractions and downtown freely during the visit. The accommodation is reliable, as well.

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Exploring Yogyakarta City

What about tourism? Well, Jogja or Yogyakarta consists of different tourist allures. For those who love culture, in this case, they must not miss the chance to drop by in Kraton Palace. That area even features a museum that stores numerous types of historical objects! One thing, tourists must come at the right time. As an alternative, they should head to the square or Alun-Alun at night for an amusing entertainment. Later, they can also drop by in the famous Malioboro area.

What is next? Well, the city is also known for its beautiful beaches. Some of them are Parangtritis, Parangkusumo, Baron, Depok, and much more! All of them offer a distinct nuance, as well, so tourists must not miss those places. The next recommended thing to do is to visit hilly areas and mountains. As for the best reference, there is Kaliurang! Tourists can even find many villas in that area. The atmosphere is refreshing and the air is excellent.

Culinary also becomes a reason why many tourists come to Jogja. The best one is indeed Gudeg! This sweet food makes tons of people addicted, in fact. As for the drink, tourists should try a unique beverage called Kopi Joss. The locals input a hot charcoal in a glass of coffee! This uniqueness makes the drink popular among tourists, without a doubt. 

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Nearby Attractions

• Gembiraloka Zoo
• Kampung Cyber
• Kembang Market
• Jogja National Museum

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Climate and Weather in Yogyakarta

The average daily temperature range between 26 degree and 28 degree Celsius with its minimum 18 degree C and maximum 35 degree C respectively. Average humidity is 74% with its minimum of 65% and maximum 84% respectively. The Yogyakarta Special Region lays approximately 7 South of the equator line and is bathed in tropical; sunshine along the year. This region has a tropic climate the daily atmosphere feels a little bit hot and humid. These are only two seasons along the year, the wet or rainy seasons and dry monsoon. Usually the wet seasons begin at September and lasts about August. Generally there is no rainfalls from may to August and there fore the atmosphere feels hot and humid on the day and cool in the night and early morning. The monthly rain falling Yogyakarta varies between 3mm and 496mm in which those above 300mm take place during the month of January up to April. The heaviest rainfall usually occurs in February while the lowest commonly happens between May and October Average annually rainfall is about 1,900mm.

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Culture of Yogyakarta

The culture Yogyakarta province with its status as a special region lies in the Southern part of Central Java, in the heartland of Javanese culture. As the former capital and the center of several kingdoms in the past, this region and its people are very rich in a variety of cultures. It is widely known from to historical records that the civilization, art and culture had developed well in the center of those kingdoms respectively in the Ancient Mataram Kingdom (8th - 10th Century) era, the second Mataram Kingdom (17th - 18th Century) and Sultanate Ngayogyokarto from the mid of 18th Century up today.

It should be noted that the cultural heritage from the past includes the magnificent temples, the ruins of palaces and monasteries, the various kind of traditions, cultural events, traditional folk and performing arts, architecture and other traditional activities. It is important to note that this is all part of the living culture of Yogyakarta, color of daily activities of live and the local inhabitants behavior, particularly the Javanese community with its traditional way of life and customs. Therefore, because of its culture richness and heritage, Yogyakarta has long been known as the cradle of Javanese culture.

The other legendary name for Yogyakarta City, among the elders as well as the youth generation that is the City of Art and Culture. Traditional and modern exhibition are held almost every day and night about the art of theater, pantomime, music, classic and contemporary dances, poems, etc. Those are flow in the heart of the city. Even more, there are abundant of cultural ceremony, such as Sekaten, Gunungan, Labuhan, Malioboro Fair, etc, which make the city has high value of tradition, art, and culture. 

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