Lots of sites to see in the city and the general area. It is an inexpensive place to take a holiday, it wasn't very busy when we were there.
The people are super nice and helpful, we were very impressed with them. It gets hot by mid morning, take the early morning tours if you can.
Most restaurants that hostels recommend serve international food, and therefore cost more than other stalls that serves just local food, but they usually look cleaner.
Food is generally good. Shopping along Marloboro, do bargain.
Compare to Jakarta it is a real pleasure to stay in Yogyakarta. More clean, less polluted, more affordable and nice people! :)
This place is a great city for culture. The city center offers a chilled out Indonesian city. There are plenty of cultural attractions to fill up 2 full days.
Yogyakarta is a unique and interesting place. The close proximity of both Borobodur and Prambanan make this a must see for anyone interested in culture/history.
Visiting the heritage sites along with Taman Sari gives you a sense of the influence of 3 major religions and some insight into the Javanese/Indonesian culture that exists. There are so many things of more current interest to do even if you do not care for historical venues. Yogyakarta has so much to offer in shopping, night life and just relaxing. It is one of the places anyone should put on their "bucket list".
Yogyakarta is one of the beautiful place, we can get flavor of essentials for a tourist. Good hotels, transport facility.
Cultural places like Borobudur, Parambnan, old church. Pottery village for beautiful pottery. Leather village is there for beautiful and stylish verity of leather.Beautiful beaches, panoramic view, active volcano,shopping street, souvenir shops, beautiful natural caves and so many things. Perfect destination for holiday.
Yogyakarta is a city of strong java tradition, where polite people greet you with their smile and bow.
it is a humble but royal town, because of its long tradition of Java kingdom.
A great city to experience sightseeing, shopping and relaxation. Mirota Batik has a wide variety of cheap batik, souvenirs and handy crafts.
The Beringharjo market is also good for batik and other souvenirs. Beware, it can become crowded, so hold on to your valuables. The best time would be on weekday and early around 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning. There is also the Malioboro mall and a long list of sightseeing destinations to fill up your days.
Yogyakarta is the centre of Javanese culture. It is interesting to discover about their unique culture in some specific sightseeing spots and by the city structure itself.
It is good for shopping, especially batik, silver crafts, Monggo chocolate, bakpia (snack) or other not-expensive souvenirs. The city is developing year by year. It is good thing except it causes serious traffic jam.
Yogyakarta is a city full of history, very good for education trip for kids or general interest over the javanese culture.
It is also a good base to explore the surrounding, such as Borobudur, Prambanan, Mount Merapi, Pindul Cave, Kotagede, etc.
We don't care much for the city center which is too crowded. But other attractions outside of Yogyakarta (for us during this trip, Borobudur and Mt Merapi) are highly recommended.
There are also other outdoors activities such as cave tubing outside of Yogya as well for the more adventurous people.
Yogyakarta is one of Indonesia's city full with culture and history, such as Borobodur, Prambanan and Kraton (Palace).
Their hospitality of Yogyakarta citizen is excellent. For family, it also can be a great opportunity for education and fun trip. For young adult, the culinary and shopping is another thing that great in Yogyakarta. And for older people, history and nostalgic is another point of Yogyakarta. Always love to come to Yogyakarta although now traffic is another issue there.
Do Prambanan before Borobudur, and try not to compare the two. They're both beautiful and full of history, but in very different ways.
Also, the sunrise tour of Borobudur is worth the extra hassle and money. Do it once.
Superb city with a lots of historic places. Wonderful people with great shopping place with very cheap prices.
You can not find the place like Yogyakarta. It's the best place for education, traveling, and relaxing.
If you are looking for budget travel with cheap food, this is the place to go. Be prepared to be amaze by the charming people of Jogja.
Note, public transport is poor. Rent a car instead.
The city is nice but the traffic are bit crowd. There so many careless motorbike user, you must be patient on their behavior.
Visiting Candi Borobudur and Candi Prambanan are the two only reasons why I need to stay in Yogyakarta.
To save on time and money, rent a driver for a full day activities by visiting Borobudur, Prambanan and Mt Merapi. The temples are great in daytime, not necessary to pay extra for morning or sunset view.
A must place to go when you visit Yogyakarta, Candi Borobudur, Candi Prambanan, Istana Keraton, Malioboro, Goa Pindul
Yogyakarta is a very pleasant city. Quite large but with the feel of a collection of villages. It is safe but for the tourist touts (Easy to get rid of) Plenty of attractions around (sea, mountains, volcanoes, monuments, batik, dancing.
..) Great food! Contact with people is easy and nice. Best of all, it is extraordinary value for money.
Love the night life especially when I come to weekend night could view many teenagers hang out by the roadside with the activities.
Those whom are foodie type perhaps should try their street foods along the Mangkubumi Street where most teenage will hang out here and having the lecture discussions. Overall I love it!
Vibrant and interesting place. So much culture and architecture to take in, in the surrounding area. Lots of lovely hotels to stay in.
We climbed a volcano (Merapi) which was fantastic, saw two of the ancient temples, which were very busy but still lovely. The weather was hot, but not too humid so it was perfect. We bought some batik paintings which were cheap but look great. A wonderful place!
Jogja istimewa... Very nice and beautiful city. Nice foods and very friendly people. World heritage sites to visits.
Airport is small but well management and efficient. All people are simply lovely and friendly. I wish I could to visit again in near furture. I love Jogja :)
You need to stay for long to know about the city of Yogyakarta, it's not about the tourism but how you could blend with the locals and see how the daily life going.
Yogyakarta is magical place beside Bali you can find a lot of interesting place in here, and Yogyakarta has a lot of beaches, you can learn history, how to make batik, the food great, and you can go to religious place also such as BOROBUDUR temple and SINDANGSONO church.
not much to visit but can go there for 2days and can enjoy market near to railway station and 2 hindu temples which are 50-60kms far from city centrl
i love this city. full of cultures and very much still preserved. its a mixture of modern and ancient culture.
No wonder Yogyakarta is the second most visitied place in Indonesia after Bali. In terms of nature, mountains, world heritage monuments, old buildings, etc.
Yogyakarta is a must place visit for tourists who love adventures, natures, culture and history.
Love the culture and traditional performances, the food and the cafes were great and were reasonably priced too! We went on a jeep ride to Mt.
Merapi, it was quite a thrilling experience, the scenery was pretty awesome. The cave tubing attraction was great too! I'll definitely come back to Yogyakarta for more adventures
After many cities I've been (in Indonesia) I felt Yogya gave a different kind of perspective in terms of, people, food and cultural.
People in Yogya are polite compare to other cities...food are different but nice and rich with history