Tag: yogyakarta

  • The World According to Herr Willie: The Spirit of Jogja

    written by wil6ka on 2015-11-03 #places
    The World According to Herr Willie: The Spirit of Jogja

    It is the marvel of Java, the cultural center of Indonesia: Yogyakarta, or, as we assimilated locals call it, Jogja! Jogja is full of historic sites and exudes a very adventurous yet welcoming spirit. It is a true multireligious melting pot that has seen kings and sultans come and go, and religions introduced and either went or stayed. Time has been gentle on Jogja. It's one of my most favorite cities in Asia.

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  • Exploring Plaosan Temple Complex,Yogyakarta

    written by dikasapi on 2012-03-23 #places
    Exploring Plaosan Temple Complex,Yogyakarta

    Plaosan Temple is one of the Hindu-Buddha temples located in Bugisan Village, which is east of Yogyakarta City and about 1 kilometer northeast of Prambanan Temple. Plaosan Temple was built in the mid 9th century by Sri Kahulunnan or Pramodhawardhani, the daughter of Samaratungga, a descendant of the Sailendra Dynasty, and who was married to Rakai Pikatan in the Hindu tradition.

  • Yogyakarta

    written by adi_totp on 2010-02-11 #places

    Yogyakarta (also Jogja, Yogya, Jogjakarta) is a city in the Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. It is renowned as a center of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. It is also famous as a center for Indonesian higher education. Yogyakarta was the Indonesian capital during the Indonesian National Revolution from 1945 to 1949.

  • Yogyakarta, Indonesia: A Spiritual Experience

    written by saeerah on 2010-08-20 #places
    Yogyakarta, Indonesia: A Spiritual Experience

    Yogyakarta- a stunning part of Indonesia, home to the largest Buddhist temple in the world and the still active volcano Merapi. With my brand new Holga and roll of black and white film, I sought to capture the spirituality and wonder of this beautiful destination.

  • Taman Sari

    written by adi_totp on 2010-02-01 #places
    Taman Sari

    Taman Sari belonged to Jogjakarta, a part of Mataram Kingdom. Mataram originally had been a great kingdom consisted of many sovereignty. The largest was Surakarta.

  • Jalan Malioboro

    written by adi_totp on 2010-02-05 #places
    Jalan Malioboro

    Jalan Malioboro is centrally located in downtown Yogyakarta. The street stretches from Tugu Railway Station to the Sultan's Keraton, spanning across some 2 1/2 kilometres in length. Major roads in the city such as Jl Jenderal Sudirman, Jl Mangkubumi, Jl P. Senopati, Jl Sultan Agung, Jl KH A Dahlan and Jl Pasar Kembang will converge at this street.

  • Prambanan Temple

    written by adi_totp on 2010-01-30 #places
    Prambanan Temple

    Prambanan is the ninth century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Sustainer (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound located approximately 18 km east of Yogyakarta city on the boundary between Yogyakarta and Central Java province.

  • Fort Vredeburg

    written by adi_totp on 2010-01-29 #places
    Fort Vredeburg

    Fort Vredeburg is a fortress built by the Dutch in Yogyakarta during Colonial times. It is located in front of Gedung Agung, one of seven presidential palaces in Indonesia and the Sultan Palace called Kraton. It was built in 1765 to protect the Dutch governor. It is surrounded by a trench that is still visible.

  • Summer Hot Spots: Taman Sari Water Castle

    written by kikifrenger on 2014-07-08 #places
    Summer Hot Spots: Taman Sari Water Castle

    If you'll ever come to Indonesia, be sure to include the Taman Sari Water Castle in Yogyakarta to your itinerary!