Top things to do in Yogyakarta

If this is your first time to Yogyakarta (often called “Jogja”), below are 11 things you can do in this city on Indonesian island of Java. Here, you’ll find some of the most popular highlights of Yogyakarta, ranging from historical landmarks, to attractions where you can witness heritage arts living on through live theatrical performances.

Yogyakarta offer many attractions and home to two UNESCO Heritages Sites (Prambanan Temple and Borobudur Temple). This city is more than just a cultural and religious site.

Yogyakarta fun facts: This city was once the capital of Indonesia. This happen between year 1946 – 1949 during the capital of Batavia (now Jakarta) was occupied by Dutch. Later, the capital city was shifted to Jakarta and remains til date.


1. Kotagede Silversmith Centre

Kotagede Silversmith Centre

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2. Kasongan Pottery Village

Tembikar Kasongan

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3. Parangtritis Beach

Parangtritis Beach

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4. Kinahrejo Village

Kinahrejo Village

Photo by: IG @maria.amadea

5. Merapi Volcano Museum

Musium Gunung Merapi

Photo by: IG @mas_saptanugraha

6. Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi

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7. Borobudur Temple (UNESCO Heritage Site)

Borobudur Temple

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8. Keraton Yogyakarta

Kraton Palace Yogyakarta

Photo by: IG @nani_hanz92

9. Taman Sari Water Castle

Taman Sari Water Castle

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10. Prambanan Temple (UNESCO Heritage Site)

Prambanan Temple

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11. Beringharjo Market

Beringharjo Market

Photo by: IG @gitafardanis

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