Yogyakarta Places of Interest – Tourist Destinations

Yogyakarta Places of Interest Provides Comprehensive Tourist Destinations and Recommended Places to Visit in Yogyakarta Surrounding Area

Yogyakarta Places of Interest, Tourist Destinations – Places to Visit
Yogyakarta City – Java Island Indonesia | Tourist Destination
Taman Sari Yogyakarta Water Castle – Places of Interest
Prambanan Temple | Biggest Hindu Temple – Central Java
Kotagede Yogyakarta Silversmith – Yogyakarta Places to Visit
Fort Vredeburg Museum – Benteng Vredeburg | Yogyakarta Places of Interest
Borobudur Temple – Yogyakarta Places to Visit | Central Java Indonesia

Yogyakarta Places of Interest provides popular tourist destinations spread out in Yogyakarta and surrounding area. This list is helping the visitors who to visit Yogyakarta or join our Yogyakarta Tours to easily navigate the proper places to visit. Because, it is very importable to avoid spoil vacation in this famous city as a center of education and culture in Indonesia. Yogyakarta Tourism has well developed by taking the heritage and historical sites as the tourist objects that visitors must visit it. This region has long story since 16th century and become civilization cultures of local people including the Indonesia country since ever. Therefore, all visitors are recommended to review these places of interest and appointing the proper place to visit. Bali Star Island is proud to provide the comprehensive information on each place including the map layout to guide you to locate the places.

Yogyakarta Tourist Destinations and Places to Visit during Yogyakarta Tours

Yogyakarta City

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Yogyakarta City is a culture and capital city of Yogyakarta province located in the central of Java Island – Indonesia. The local people call this city as Jogja or Jogjakarta that as a center of education, classic Javanese fine and cultures such as Batik, ballet, drama, poetry and puppet show. This city has been a capital city of Indonesia during 1945 – 1949.


Borobudur Temple

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Borobudur Temple is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple situated in central Java Indonesia. It is one of the most famous Yogyakarta Places of Interest since ever. The monument consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. There are 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues are decorating this temple.


Prambanan Temple

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Prambanan Temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Java Island built in 9th century, situated in central Java – Indonesia. This temple is also called by Candi Rara Jonggrang because it is related to the local legend of Princess Rara Jonggrang who asked Bondowoso, a prince of the Royal Pengging to build a thousand temples in one night. It is a beautiful site to visit in Yogyakarta.


Sultan Palace

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Sultan Palace is a traditional palace of Yogyakarta’s King and become the most popular Yogyakarta Places of Interest. It is situated in the center of Yogyakarta City as well as easy to access from any directions. This Sultan’s palace is also well known as Kraton Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat is the center of Javanese culture living museum especially for Yogykarta region.


Taman Sari Water Castle

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Taman Sari Yogyakarta is also known as Taman Sari Water Castle, a beautiful water park and formerly a royal garden of Yogyakarta sultanate. It is built in the middle of 18th century and situated in the center of Yogyakarta City or just a step from Sultan Palace. Furthermore, this area has multiple functions such as for resting, workshop, meditation, defense as well as a hiding place.


Pawon Temple

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Pawon Temple is a small Buddhist Temple and known locally as Candi Pawon) situated in central Java, Indonesia. It is a beautiful temple in line with Borobudur Temple as well as Mendut Temple. It’s location is between two other Buddhist temples, Borobudur (1.75 km to the northeast) and Mendut (1.15 km (0.71 mi) to the southwest).


Mendut Temple

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Mendut Temple is a ninth-century Buddhist temple located in Mendut village, Mungkid sub-district, Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. It is a beautiful temple just three kilometers, east side from Borobudur since ever. Mendut, Borobudur and Pawon Temple are all Buddhist temples in one straight line as the tourist objects to visit when traveling to Yogyakarta.



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Kotagede or also Kota Gede is a small town in southern east part of Yogyakarta City famous with Yogyakarta silversmiths. This town is often called Sargede just five kilometers from Yogyakarta. Furthermore, it is a neat little town containing the remains of the first capital of Mataram Sultanate, established in 16th century.


Fort Vredeburg Museum

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Fort Vredeburg Museum is on of the popular Yogyakarta Places of Interest. Furthermore, it is a historic museum officially Indonesian name, Museum Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta that was a former colonial fortress located in Yogyakarta City. This museum is collecting old photographs, historical objects as well as replicas. We can also see a diorama portraying Indonesia’s journey.


Kaliadem Merapi Volcano

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Kaliadem is a plateau area with 25 hectare pine forest situated on 1100 meter above sea level. It’s location right on the slope of Merapi Mount, the most active volcanoes in the Indonesia. It is a name of traditional village as a favorite destination since ever. Despite, it has gotten strong damages because of last disaster of eruption that make the region devastated by the volcanic dust.


Dieng Plateau

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Dieng Plateau is a marshy plateau in form the floor of caldera complex on the Dieng volcanic complex. It is situated in Wonosobo regency, Central Java. Furthermore, this site sit on 2000 meters above sea level with cool temperatures surround it. Meanwhile, this place also owns the heritage site from Kalingga Kingdom era with several beautiful Hindu temples stand on this area.