Yogyakarta city, or more commonly known as Jogja, is a medium-sized city located in the central part of Java Island, Indonesia. The city is the mainstay of tourism destinations in Indonesia after Bali. The city had received the title as the best tourist destinations in Indonesia. The city is indeed very interesting and unique. Here are 8 reasons why you should visit Yogyakarta.
1. Yogyakarta is a monarchy inside the republic
Yogyakarta has a uniqueness that makes it different from other regions in Indonesia, even probably in the whole world. The uniqueness is that this city is the capital of a province that is officially monarchy, although the province is part of the republic state. Because it is different from other provinces in Indonesia, the province is also called the special territory of Yogyakarta. You should visit Yogyakarta because you can visit the palace and all matters relating to the kingdom even though they remained in the republic. Also for you who like the social tourism can also see how the pattern of monarchical government could take place in the community who live in a republic state.
2. Yogyakarta is intellectual city with many universities
Yogyakarta is known as a student town because although this is only a medium-sized city, but here there are about 137 colleges, an unusually high number even for the big city. The largest and oldest university in Indonesia is also located in this city. The majority of students are from out of town and some even from abroad, especially neighboring countries Malaysia and Australia. Therefore, the city is also often dubbed as the city of intellectual. For you are a student, you should visit the city of Yogyakarta because the condition is very suitable for study. The city is not an industrial town, not a big city, and is not a bustling and crowded city making it convenient to learn. In addition, the price of the necessities of life in this city is also known to be very affordable for students.
3. Yogyakarta is the hub of Javanese culture
Yogyakarta is one of the hubs of Javanese culture. It is the largest culture in Indonesia. Communities in this region, especially in rural areas are still much to preserve and perform traditional Javanese culture in daily life. Also for you who like a cultural tour, you should visit Yogyakarta because in this city often held events or celebrations with the theme of Javanese culture in a large scale, even some can only be found in this city. Javanese cultures that are common such as batik, puppets, Javanese dance, Javanese song, gamelan, kebaya dress and so on are very easy to find throughout the city.
4. Yogyakarta is the most investment friendly city in Indonesia
For you the businessmen, you should visit Yogyakarta as a city with the best investment climate in Indonesia. Yogyakarta is ranked one in Indonesia in terms of setting up the business.
5. Yogyakarta is the most livable city in Indonesia
For those of you who are looking for a new hometown, you should visit Yogyakarta because, according to a survey, this city is the most convenient city to live in Indonesia. Even some foreigners also make this city as his residence.
6. Yogyakarta is a city with many prehistoric relics
Indonesia is a country that has many prehistoric relics. One proof is one of the world's oldest human fossils have been found in this country. For you lovers of prehistory, you should visit Yogyakarta as many prehistoric relics discovered around the city. Two of them are the famous Borobudur Temple (largest Buddhist temple in the world) and Prambanan Temple (largest Hindu temple in Indonesia). There is even a temple recently discovered and are being excavated and studied. So this place could be a paradise for archaeologists.
7. Yogyakarta is a city with many unique natural attractions
Yogyakarta also offers a variety of unique natural attractions, although the majorities are outside the city of Yogyakarta, but the distance is not far away. An example is Mount Merapi, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. There are also underground rivers and caves are said to have 'the light of heaven' that includes the best in the world. In addition there are white sand beaches lined in the south of Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. So for all you lovers of Nature, you should also visit Yogyakarta.