The Kraton: Palace Fit For A Javanese King

The palace of Yogyakarta is known as the Keraton (also spelled kraton or karaton). It is a grand complex that was meticulously planned to reflect  the Javanese cosmos. This splendid example of traditional Javanese architecture has no equal. Designed and built in stages, the Keraton was completed in 1790. This elegant complex of pavilions was […]
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Malioboro

Malioboro is the most famous street in Yogyakarta. Located in the heart of Yogya, this is the city’s main street, and was once the ceremonial avenue for the Sultan to pass through on his way to and from the Keraton. During such occasions Malioboro would be festively decorated with flowers. Some say that the name […]
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Mount Merapi

Living in the shadows of an active volcano is like sitting on a time bomb, especially when one of them is called the Fire Mountain or Gunung Merapi, the volcano that dominates the center of the island of Java.  Mount Merapi, located near Yogyakarta, is one of the most active volcanoes on earth. It is […]
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Meetings and Conventions in Yogyakarta

Situated in the heart of Javanese civilization and steeped in culture while offering stunning mountain scenery and the unrivaled hospitality of locals, Yogyakarta is a most attractive venue to hold Meetings and Conventions. This city has both well-known national and international hotel chains that provide facilities for conferences and meetings.   Yogyakarta’s Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) […]
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