Yogyakarta or more often called Jogja, gets various kinds of nicknames such as Student City, Gudeg City, City of Struggle, City of Tourism, and City of Culture.
The role of Yogyakarta City for Indonesia is indeed very large, especially in the period before and after independence, so it is not excessive if the central government gives special status as a Special Region. Here are Famous Things In Yogyakarta :
1. Yogyakarta people are friendly
Yogyakarta is indeed a friendly city. The people are right and respect anyone who stops at this Student City. That is what makes Jogja a place that keeps sweet memories. You don’t need to be confused when straying in this city.
Because the friendly community patiently will help you. Many tourists don’t just visit tourist attractions in their holidays.
They are also interested in hanging out with the community and mingling with their lives.
2. Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Magelang, Central Java. Although this temple is in Central Java, Borobudur is identical to Yogyakarta.
Tourists usually visit Borobudur when traveling to Yogyakarta.
Borobudur Temple is the largest Buddhist temple or temple in the world, as well as one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world.
Because of its grandeur and majesty, the temple built in the 8th century has been designated by UNESCO as one of the world’s cultural heritage. Read also the history of Borobudur Temple.
3. Prambanan Temple
Prambanan Temple is the largest temple in Indonesia. This is different from Borobudur, where the building immediately soared high, allowing hundreds of travelers to climb.
So the Prambanan Jogja area is even wider, there are hundreds of temples along the complex.
The buildings here are very old and connected with other temples in the same complex, other names such as Sari Temple, Plaosan Temple, Ratu Boko and others also exist. Read also the importance of temple in Bali.
Gudeg is a traditional Javanese cuisine from Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia. Gudeg is made from raw young jackfruit (Javanese: gori).
Boiled for several hours with palm sugar, and additional coconut milk spices including garlic, shallots, candlenut, coriander seeds, galangal, bay leaves, and teak leaves, which give a reddish brown color to the dish.
With a variety of spice mixes, warm becomes sweet and has a distinctive and tasty taste according to the taste of the Javanese people in general. You may see also popular foods in Jimbaran Bali.
Kebaya is a type of clothing worn by Javanese women, especially in the cultural environment of Yogyakarta and Surakarta, Central Java.
This clothing usually accompanied by kemben and cloth but also with stagen. Kebaya clothes are worn by noble women and ordinary people both as everyday clothes and ceremonial clothing.
For everyday clothes, Javanese women generally wear kemben combined with stagen and jarik.
Kemben is used to cover breasts, armpits and back, because this fabric is quite wide and long. Whereas stagen is wrapped around the abdomen to bind to be strong and not easily separated.
6. Kraton Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta palace)
The Kraton building with a grand and elegant Javanese architecture is located in the center of Yogyakarta City. This building was founded by Pangeran Mangkubumi, which later was titled Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I, in 1775.
The palace complex was located in the middle, but the palace area stretched between Code River and Winanga River, from north to south from Tugu to Krapyak.
But the villages clearly gave us evidence that there was a connection between the villagers with their duties at the palace in the past, for example Gandekan = residence of gandek-gandek (courier) from Sri Sultan, Wirobrajan where wirobrojo palace soldiers lived, Pasindenan pasinden residence -pasinden (singer-singer) palace.
7. Malioboro Street
Malioboro is a legendary shopping area which is one of the pride of Yogyakarta city.
Malioboro presents various shopping activities, ranging from traditional activities to modern shopping activities. One way to shop at Malioboro is the bargaining process.
This is especially true for souvenirs sold by street vendors lined up along the sidewalks of Malioboro Street.
Various kinds of crafts and crafts can be found here such as handicrafts from silver, leather, wood, batik cloth, pottery and so on.
Bakpia is a traditional food from Yogyakarta, a type of cake containing a mixture of green beans. The shape is small and the taste is sweet and savory.
Bakpia is also one of the special souvenirs from Yogyakarta. According to several sources, Bakpia was originally from China.
There, Bakpia is called “tou luk pia” which in hokkian dialect means “cake filled with meat”.
But Bakpia in Yogyakarta has been adapted and adapted to the people of Yogyakarta, so that Bakpia which was originally a meat-filled cake is replaced with the contents of green beans. It also feels different and has a distinctive taste. You may see also popular foods in Yogyakarta.
9. Parangtritis Beach
Parangtritis Beach is located 27 km south of Jogja City and is easily reached by public transportation that operates up to 5:00 p.m. and private vehicles. The afternoon before sunset is the best time to visit this most famous beach in Yogyakarta.
But if you arrive faster, there’s no harm in going up to the Gembirawati Cliff behind this beach.
From there we can see the entire area of Parangtritis Beach, south sea, to the horizon. Read also activities in Yogyakarta.
10. Center of Javanese culture
It is no exaggeration if the city of Jogja is called a city of culture because in this city there is a royal palace or a palace which is the center of Javanese culture.
There are so many interesting things that you can see when you come to Yogyakarta Palace starting from the magnificent buildings and the thick Javanese nuances, the King’s and family’s collection objects, the art performances as well as the life of the courtiers.
You can also see a variety of traditional ceremonies held inside the Palace such as Caos Dahar, Grebeg and many more. Every Tuesday Wage, you can watch the Mataraman style archery competition or archery contest held in the Kemandungan Kidul field. All archers who will take part in the race will wear Javanese clothes.
11. Yogyakarta is a student city
The reason Yogyakarta is a student city is because there are so many universities in this city. There are around 60 universities in Jogja.
This proves that the city of Yogja is the city with the most universities in Indonesia. You will find it very easy to find a campus in this city with a very close distance.
Between one campus and another campus can even be reached on foot. Besides having many universities, university graduates in Yogyakarta are proven to be competent people.
12. Yogyakarta is a tourist city
Some of the things that are famous in Yogyakarta above are enough to prove that Yogyakarta is a tourist city. If Bali has its unique customs, then Yogyakarta has a strong Javanese customs and culture as well. Just like Bali, Yogyakarta presents many tourist attractions.