Historically an important political city, Yogyakarta is a significant cultural and artistic hub and home to many renowned artists, scholars and national heroes. Here you find the best of classical Javanese fine arts, like Batik, Gamelan music, traditional Wayang puppetry, poem and silver craftsmanship. On the roads you see cars and motorcycles alongside horse carriages and rickshaws; wedang tea is always in style even as artisan coffee enters the food scene.
The city is a testament that history, culture and traditions can thrive alongside modernization.
We’d say you need at least 4 days to experience and enjoy Yogyakarta. Explore the city on a bike, ride on a rickshaw and rent a horse carriage; don’t forget to stroll into the small streets and stores, and be surprised by the city’s eclectic offerings. Venture out for adventurous hikes and beautiful mountain views.
Among many other things, we are sure the warmth and hospitality of Yogyakartans will be etched in your memory of the city.
Below are some of our recommendations to make the most of your stay.
* The minutes indicates the distance from our hotel by car.