Yogyakarta is one of the foremost cultural centers of Java. This region is located at the foot of the active Merapi volcano, Yogyakarta was in the 16th and 17th centuries the seat of the mighty Javanese empire of Mataram from which present day Yogyakarta has the best inherited of traditions
Yogyakarta or now change to Jogyakarta. This place is famous and popular because of the historic place.
The only province in entire Indonesia that holds special status because of its history and culture, it’s one of unique tourist destinations where the Royal Family still has the influence in running the city. A city that rich in history, culture, art, delicate dishes, and natural beauties from active volcanoes to beautiful beaches. It is also home to few important sites for Buddhist and Hinduism pilgrim. Yogyakarta is definitely a place that any traveler should make a stop while visiting Indonesia.
Jogja, as the locals call it, is where Indonesian domestic tourists flock to for old fashioned city Java. Here the Sultan is still in charge and it's possible to walk through the back streets and quiet neighborhoods an really get a feel of the fabric of this laid-back city. There are a few sights in town (Kraton and Water Palace) but really they aren't that exciting for foreigners. You be better off taking a walk or a becak ride around greeting people with a big smile. Get a sampling of the food in Jogja and do plenty of shopping for souvenirs. Don't forget to leave the city to see two outstanding sights--Prambanan and Borobudur.