Yogya Tour to Special Region of Yogyakarta or DIY. Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta is name of a Province in Indonesia. But most people just call Yogya. During the 15 Century there was a Islamic Kingdom in Java, called Mataram Kingdom. Then after independent day of Indonesia at 17 August 1945, the Mataram Kingdom was become one of the Province in Indonesia, then it is famous as the Special Region of Yogyakarta.
Why Yogya is Special Region ?
One of the reason why Yogya is Special Region ? It is because Yogya still has a King, and now the King is become Governor for life. It means, the King of Yogyakarta still has power in government. Special Region of Yogyakarta is divided in to 4 district, that are Bantul, Kulonprogo, Sleman, Gunung Kidul. And the capital is Yogyakarta city.
The answer is because Yogya has some cultural places that left by the Mataram Kingdom that you can visit. That are Sultan Palace, Water Castle, Fort Vredeburg, Mataram Grand Mosque in Kota Gede, Imogiri Royal Cemetery, Cemeti in Parangkusumo beach etc. Sultan Palace is the Palace where Royal Family stay. It is open for public and they provide some tour guide that will show around and tell you the history of this Palace. Other then this Palace, you also can visit to Water Castle that known as Taman Sari. Yogya is always visited by foreign and local tourist. Yogya has so many nice hotel where you can stay. There some star hotel and lower class of hotel. Some people in Yogya is also provide a rent house where you can feel like to stay in your own house.
Yogya also has some beautiful beach such as Parangtritis beach. It is only 30 minutes drive. Then in the east part of Yogya, exactly in Gunung Kidul district there is Sundak beach, Sadranan beach, Timang beach, Baron beach, Krakal beach, Kukup beach, Indrayanti beach etc. This district also has very famous cave, called Gua Pindul and Gua Jomblang.
What can you visit near Yogya ?
Yogya is not to far from Borobudur temple, it is only one hour drive from Yogya, and Prambanan temple is only 40 minutes drive. Borobudur temple is known as the biggest Buddhism temple in the world and Prambanan temple is the highest Hindu temple. And near by Borobudur temple there is Mendut temple and Pawon temple. Inside Prambanan temple complex there are three Buddhis temple, that are Bubrah temple. Lumbung temple, Sewu temple. And near by Prambanan temple, there are some small temple such as Sambi Sari temple, Sari temple, Kalasan temple, Plaosan temple, Ijo temple, Ratu Boko temple etc.
So, what are you waiting for ? Start your for Yogya Tour. If you need more info about Yogya, please do not hesitate to ask me. You can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR WhatsApp me to +6287839598777. See you soon in Yogya !