The city of Yogyakarta boasts the cultures and arts of Indonesian Java. The best hotels for a stay here are located in the historic core, giving visitors access to traditional dances, Javanese poetry, and the country’s highest art forms.
Yogyakarta has all of the attractions and trappings of a major tourist city, all while maintaining its fascinating culture. Traditional Javanese life is almost a step away. The city briefly served as the archipelago’s capital and is host the Yogyakarta Palace
, the residence of the sultan. Walking tours through this area and its colonial-era houses is certainly a must.
For the shopping experience, the Main Market is where locals go for clothing, spices, and produce, so good bargains can be found here. The city also is known as the best place for high-quality handicrafts. Dining is an experience with authentic tastes being provided from street stalls in the city center.
Visitors to the city will enter via Adisucipto International Airport
, immediately outside the city center and close to accommodation. Flights mainly connect to cities on Java and elsewhere in the archipelago.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Yogyakarta for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.