Yogyakarta in the history of Indonesian independence
At the time of independence, Yogyakarta is also taking a very important role in the struggle of the Indonesian. Many national figures born in Yogyakarta and affect the way of this nation such as Ki Hajar Dewantara, KH Ahmad Dahlan, Sultan Hamengku Buwana IX, and many others. Many events and history have occurred in this city, such as general attack to enemy (Dutch Colonial) which well known as Serangan Umum 1 Maret. Yogyakarta has ever been appointed as a capital of Indonesia Republic in 1946-1949. This city is also known as the city of education which has been much visited by students throughout Indonesia. Yogyakarta is also a town that still closely maintain the values and cultural traditions of Java. This culture is became the biggest capital of this city for future development, including tourism side.
Places of Interest
Yogyakarta has been able to show itself as a tourist destination city in Indonesia where this city is strategically located in the middle of Java Island and own the easy access to places of interest nearby. This city has many attractions for foreign or domestic tourists who make this city always crowded visited throughout the year. Places of interest and easy to visit around this city including the Sultan Palace, Taman Sari, Prambanan Temple, Borobudur Temple and the rest you can see here.
As a tourist destination, Yogyakarta has also been equipped with the facilities that will pamper every guest who visit this place like accommodation / hotels, bars, restaurants, Discotheque, spas, shopping centers, medical centers, international airport and others.
As to the public transportation in Indonesia, this city makes it easy for everyone to move where it has been provided the public transportation such as taxis, buses and trains. The unique and ancient transportation are still remain until today and be excellent to each passenger are BECAK and Andong. Becak is a bike transportation where the existence of passenger is located in front of the bike itself. Places for passengers have been provided in front of the bike and the driver is behind and the way of this transportation is rather slow due to be rowed to move. While Andong is the ancient transportation using horses to pull the passenger seat. Transportation has also become a favorite for every tourist who visits the city of Yogyakarta.
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