Along with Surakarta City (Solo), Yogyakarta is the origin of civilization in the Land of Java. This city was once the throne that built the magnificent Borobudur and Prambanan temples in the 8th and 9th centuries when the Mataram kingdom in the 16th and 17th centuries reigned. Yogyakarta was once known for its slogan "Jogja, the Never ending Asia", because of its extraordinary charm. Now, Yogyakarta, which is also one of the provinces in Indonesia, is known as “Jogja Istimewa” or in English means “Jogja is Special” because of its beautiful values. This city is one of several cultural centers in Indonesia. Visitors can explore this city by walking along the Keraton Museum (Sultanate palace), hanging out at the City Square, seeing the firsthand process of making silver jewelry in Kotagede, and shopping at Malioboro.
To enjoy the delicacy of Yogyakarta specialties, don't forget to try Gudeg, a special concoction of traditional Javanese recipes that have become the city's trademark. Don't forget to try Bakpia, a traditional snack with lots of interesting flavors, which is popular as a souvenir. For the health drink, you can try Jamu, a traditional herbal drink that is a mixture of various kinds of nutritious plants that are often used for natural remedies.
In Yogyakarta, there are also many adventures that you can explore, such as Mt. Merapi National Park, the fun of driving a jeep along the hiking trail, and climbing Mt. Nglanggeran, an ancient volcano. Yogyakarta is a city with many impressive attractions to enjoy. This makes Yogyakarta the second most visited destination by tourists after Bali.