Home Travel News Yogyakarta Never-Ending Asia

Yogyakarta Never-Ending Asia

Yogyakarta, jointly with its doppelganger city Surakarta, is the structure of civilization in Java. It is said to have been and still continues to be birth place of many thinkers, philosophers, master craftsmen and master painters.

Because of steeped in rich customs and history, it is fondly known as Yogya, continues to remain as young as one could imagine of any vibrant destination. The city used to be the administrative centre that has produced the superb temples of Borobudur and Prambanan in the 8th and 9th century and the new powerful Mataram kingdom of the 16th and 17th century.

It is also referred as the University Town where students from every nook and corner of the country, from diverse ethnic locales gather to chase wisdom and knowledge that makes it the melting pot of different Indonesian cultures. History reveals that the city and the kingdom of Yogyakarta factually, is said to have established as a result of a Gianti war treaty by HRH Prince Mangkubumi, who later turn out to be HRH Sunan Hamengkubuwono I. The civil war was fought against Hamengkubuwono’s and his elder brother, HRH Sultan Pakubuwono II that resulted in ending of the Kingdom of Mataram and gave birth to two kingdoms, the Kingdom of Jogjakarta and the Kingdom of Surakarta.

Hereafter, Prince Mangkubumi fought until the Pakubuwono forces were defeated and sovereignty in the Kingdom of Jogjakarta south of the original Kingdom of Mataram was therefore, declared . Such an act of courage and bravery earns the status of Special Administrative Region (SAR), making the Province of Jogjakarta the lone province headed by a monarchy. Yogyakarta is also known as Never Ending Asia for its never-ending attractions, this city is one of the leading cultural centers of Indonesia. From hiking the splendid Borobudur temple, visiting Sultan’s Palace to watching silversmiths created amazing jewelry at Kotagede, it offers an abundance of energetic activities that never allows you to get bored in such a lively city.

It houses an International Airport, Adisucipto attracting more and more international travelers to this wonderful destination. Adisucipto also serves as a demanding domestic hub, connected to all other major cities of the country like Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java and the capital Jakarta. Visitors, who wish to visit this destination, can either take direct flights to Yogyakarta or they can choose from flights to Indonesia. Be known to the fact that it is the second most visited destination of Indonesia after Bali, featuring natural wonders with domestic art and traditions. Outshined by the smoldering Mt Merapi volcano in the north, and bordered by the pounding Indian Ocean to the south, this charming old city of Yogya has a gentle climate making it easy for tourists to plan their activities without perturbing about severe temperature.

The inhabitants are known for their welcome and good etiquettes, which is the most admired thing by the visitors from around the world, wherever you visit in the city, you are warmly welcomed in any part of the city. It is always said that any visit to Yogyakarta is incomplete without tasting the local delicacies of the region. Restaurants and Bars in offer delicious local dishes. You visit to Yogyakarta must include an expedition to the Ciremai Cave which is one of the renowned tourist attractions.
Updated : 29-09-2011 20:26:01
Source : news.cheapflighthouse.co.uk
Bristol Hotels, Hotels in Bristol, Places to stay when travelling Bristol, Hotel Bristol United Kingdom, Bristol Accommodation, Accommodation for Visitors in Bristol