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Yogyakarta is an enchanting medium-sized city offering cosmopolitan comforts such as five star hotels, fine dining, and shopping malls. But at its core are time-honored traditions and philosophies that have lasted for generations thanks to its respected sultan and his royal family. While gamelan, classical Javanese dance and shadow puppetry remain as they have been for centuries, the paintings, fashions and handicrafts produced by Jogja artists are visual examples of the effortless blending of the old and the new.

Although the formal spelling of the city's name is "Yogyakarta", for many years it has been fondly called "Yogya". In recent years the spellings have been modernized to reflect the true pronunciations "Jogjakarta" and "Jogja". Nowadays, most people use "Jogja" when talking about the city and reserve "Yogyakarta" for formal occasions or when referring to Yogyakarta Special Province.

Offering so much more than the famous tourist attractions covered by guidebooks, Jogja meets the needs of all, from luxury travelers, adventure-seekers, and religious pilgrims to low-budget backpackers.

We invite you to read on to get a glimpse of the most complete picture of Jogja ever published.

There are over 75,000 handicraft makers in Yogyakarta producing everything from key chains to work of art furniture.

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Experience genuine Javanese hospitality and friendliness in settings that have changed very little over generations will be delighted.

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Whatever draws you to the sea or mountain, a day traveling through the countryside and breathing healing fresh unpolluted air are worth to try.

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Find out more the latest information about art exhibition, theater & dance,
cultural performances, music & concert, movie screenings and others events
on JANUARY 2012.

 
 
 
 

3|12|2012 - This Sunday: City of Tolerance Parade

The government & the public should be firm in dealing with acts of intolerance, radicalism, anarchy and ensure the safety of minorities. Read More ...

 

3|12|2012 - Grand Dafam, Panorama of M. Merapi from a Modern-style Hotel

The seven-floor hotel also offers 134 spacious luxury rooms with 18 Executive rooms, 6 Executive Balcony rooms, 2 Suites and 2 Royal Suites. Read More ...

 

2|27|2012 - Sun Ardi to Dance with Lines

Sun Ardi (73) displays the orchestration of lines and colors that make up objects imaginatively real or abstract on canvas and paper media. Read More ...

2|9|2012 - This Weekend, Parangtritis Aerial Festival 2012

Located about 28 km (17 miles) south of Yogyakarta, Parangtritis Beach is an ideal venue for aerial sport considering the wind and the landscape. Read More ...

 

2|8|2012 - Royal Ambarrukmo Celebrates Royal Valentine

Celebrating the Valentine’s Day, February 14, the Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta will hold a series of events titled ‘February Romance’. Read More ...

 

2|5|2012 - Carnival of Dragons Highlights Chinese Cultural Festival

This festival is to celebrate the Water Dragon year (2563 Imlek year). There will be groups of Barongsay dragon artists from Yogyakarta and other cities. Read More ...

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