If Jakarta is Java’s financial and industrial powerhouse, Yogyakarta is its soul. Central to the island’s artistic and intellectual heritage, Yogyakarta (pronounced ‘Jogjakarta’ and called Yogya, ‘Jogja’, for short) is where the Javanese language is at its purest, the arts at their brightest and its traditions at their most visible..
It is highly recommended you visit Yogyakarta during the months of October to early December. The air is cool and dry and there are not yet many tourists (compared to the peak season of late December to early January). The period after Tet holiday from March to April is also a great time to visit as there are many festivals in and around Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta is a very safe place to be in. Here and there there can be petty crimes such as pick pocketing, so beware of your belongings. Single woman travelers have consistently rated Yogyakarta as one of the safest cities to travel in, with very low crime rate against tourists.
It really depends on how much time you have got. The minimum recommended duration is 3 days while you can stay as long as 1 week to fully enjoy the city. Although Yogyakarta does not seem to have a lot of things to do at first sight, one will have to dig deeper to know the must-dos. From nightly street food scenes to the hidden shopping alleys, and occasional visit to craft village, Yogyakarta may just well be your most special destination thus far. If you need some suggestion, contact us.
It depends on you but Yogyakarta is famous for handicraft.
Yogyakarta weather is generally tropical with a temperature from 23 degrees celsius to 25 degrees celsius.