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Top 25 attractions to explore in Special Region of Yogyakarta

The Special Region of Yogyakarta is a provincial-level autonomous region of Indonesia in the southern Java. The city of Yogyakarta is the capital and the economic center of the region.

Attractions in Special Region of Yogyakarta

Affandi MuseumJl. Laksda Adisucipto No.167, Papringan, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia

The Affandi Museum is a museum located in Yogyakarta on Java, Indonesia. On the bank of the Gajah Wong River on Solo Street, the painter Affandi designed and constructed a home for himself, which also functions as a museum to display his paintings. The building is uniquely constructed, with a roof that resembles a banana leaf. The museum has around 250 of Affandi's paintings. The high air humidity and temperature are causing concerns about the condition of the paintings.

Candi SariCandisari, Bendan, Tirtomartani, Kec. Kalasan, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55571, Indonesia

Candi Sari is an 8th-century Buddhist temple located at Dusun Bendan, Tirtomartani village, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is located about 130 metres north east from Kalasan temple. The temple was a two-story building with wooden beams, floors, stairs completed with windows and doors; all from organic materials which now are decayed and gone. It is suggested that the original function of this building was a vihara, a dwelling place for monks. The temple's name Sari or Saré translates as "to sleep" i

Fort Vredeburg MuseumJl. Margo Mulyo No.6, Ngupasan, Kec. Gondomanan, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55122, Indonesia

Fort Vredeburg Museum, was a former colonial fortress located in the city of Yogyakarta. The military complex has been converted into an Independence Struggle Museum which was opened in 1992. It is located in front of Gedung Agung and Kraton Yogyakarta .

Gembira Loka ZooJl. Kebun Raya No.2, Rejowinangun, Kec. Kotagede, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55171, Indonesia

Gembira Loka Zoo is a zoological garden located at Yogyakarta Special Region in Java, Indonesia. Gembira Loka Zoo was opened in 1956 and comprises a botanical garden, orchid nursery, artificial lake, children's park, numerous bridges across the Gajahwong River, and a collection of approximately 470 animals, most notable of which are its Komodo dragons, orang-utans, gibbons, and a hippopotamus. The park is 54 acres in size.

Gunung Sewu GeoparkGunung Sewu Geopark, Kanigoro, Kemadang, Tanjungsari, Gunung Kidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Gunung Sewu Geopark or Sewu Mountains is a series of mountains stretching along the southern coast of Gunung Kidul Regency and Wonogiri Regency of Central Java , to Tulungagung Regency of East Java in the island of Java, Indonesia. This is a national Geopark, which is also a member of Global Geopark Network , recognized by UNESCO in 2015.

Ijo TempleKikis, Sambirejo, Kec. Prambanan, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55572, Indonesia

Ijo temple is a Hindu candi located 4 kilometers from Ratu Boko or around 18 kilometers east from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The temple was built between 10th to 11th century CE during the Mataram Kingdom period. The temple compound is located in Groyokan hamlet, Sambirejo village, Kecamatan Prambanan, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta. The temple's name derived from its location, the Gumuk Ijo hill. The temple compound stood on the western slope of the hill, in a quiet region east of Yogyakarta, around 4

ImogiriImogiri, Paduresan, Imogiri, Kec. Imogiri, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Imogiri is a royal graveyard complex in Yogyakarta, in south-central Java, Indonesia, as well as a modern village located near the graveyard in Bantul Regency. Imogiri is a traditional resting place for the royalty of central Java, including many rulers of the Sultanate of Mataram and of the current houses of Surakarta and Yogyakarta Sultanate. The name Imagiri is derived from Sanskrit Himagiri, which means 'mountain of snow'. The latter is another name for Himalaya.

Jalan MalioboroJl. Malioboro, Kembang, Ngestiharjo, Kec. Kasihan, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Jalan Malioboro is a major shopping street in Yogyakarta, Indonesia; the name is also used more generally for the neighborhood around the street. It lies north-south axis in the line between Yogyakarta Kraton and Mount Merapi. This is in itself is significant to many of the local population, the north–south orientation between the palace and the volcano being of importance.

Jomblang CaveJetis Wetan, Pacarejo, Kec. Semanu, Kabupaten Gunung Kidul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55893, Indonesia

It is part of a cave system that covers the whole of Gunung Kidul. The caves were formed over thousands were formed by rainwater and underground rivers that eroded the karst rock. It is one of the attractive place in Indonesia.

Kalasan TempleJl. Raya Yogya - Solo, Suryatmajan, Danurejan, Glondong, Tirtomartani, Kec. Kalasan, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Kalasan, also known as Candi Kalibening, is an 8th-century Buddhist temple in Java, Indonesia. It is located 13 km east of Yogyakarta on the way to Prambanan temple, on the south side of the main road Jalan Solo between Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Administratively, it is located in the Kalasan District of Sleman Regency. It is one of the architectural wonder and a famous tourist attraction in Indonesia.

Kedung Pedut WaterfallUnnamed Road, Kembang, Jatimulyo, Girimulyo, Kabupaten Kulon Progo, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55674, Indonesia

Waterfall Kedung PedutIt is a tourist area in the area of ​​the Menoreh Mountains, better located in Girimulyo District, Progo's West Regency. The area is 462 meters above sea level. The Jatimulyo village is about three miles from the city of Ngayogyakarta and sixteen kilometers from the Borders. There are so many rivers in Jatimulyo village. The area has potential for landslides due to mountainous areas. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Indonesia.

Monumen Yogya KembaliJl. Ring Road Utara, Jongkang, Sariharjo, Kec. Ngaglik, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55581, Indonesia

Monumen Yogya Kembali, known colloquially as Monjali, is a pyramid-shaped museum dedicated to the Indonesian National Revolution located in the Ngaglik sub-district, Sleman, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Exhibits include 10 dioramas of key moments in the revolution, artifacts left over from the colonial period and revolution, a list of 420 revolutionaries who were killed between 19 December 1948 and 29 June 1949, as well as a silent memorial room.

Museum Sonobudoyo Unit IJl. Pangurakan No.6, Ngupasan, Kec. Gondomanan, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55122, Indonesia

The Sonobudoyo Museum is a Javanese history and culture museum and library in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The museum contains the most complete collection of Javanese artifacts, after the National Museum in Jakarta. In addition to ceramics of the Neolithic era and bronze sculptures from the 8th century, the museum also includes collections of wayang , various ancient weapons, and Javanese masks.

Parangtritis BeachParangtritis Beach, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Parangtritis is a popular tourist beach and village area on the southern coast of Java in the jalan bima bumi sari natar within the province of the Yogyakarta Special Region. It is one of the beautiful places in this area where tourists can enjoy the nature and can have some adventurous sports.

Pasar BeringharjoJl. Margo Mulyo No.16, Ngupasan, Kec. Gondomanan, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55122, Indonesia

The Beringharjo Market is the oldest market in the Kraton area of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, having been a continuous place of trade since 1758. Right off of the main street Jalan Malioboro, Beringharjo Market is officially located on Jalan Margo Mulyo No. 16, Yogyakarta.  The stalls at Beringharjo Market sell a variety of goods, including batik, clothing, souvenirs, fast food, jajanan pasar, basic ingredients, household items, jamu , and antiques.

Pindul cave jogjaGelaran2, Gunungbang, Bejiharjo, Kec. Karangmojo, Kabupaten Gunung Kidul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55891, Indonesia

Pindul Cave is a cave formed by karst with underground river located about 7 kilometres south of the city centre Wonosari, Gunung Kidul. Gua Pindul is known for the cave tubing that visitors can do and is done with tires that float above the underground river inside the cave, this activity known as cave tubing. There are gaps above the cave that can be passed as a pathway to enter vertically.

Prambanan TempleJl. Raya Solo - Yogyakarta No.16, Kranggan, Bokoharjo, Kec. Prambanan, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55571, Indonesia

Prambanan Temple Compounds is the World Heritage designation of a group of Hindu and Buddhist temple compounds that lie on the border between Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia. It comprises Prambanan, Lumbung, Bubrah and Sewu temple compounds, all are located within Prambanan Archaeological Park. An archaeologically rich area dotted with numerous Hindu-Buddhist temples dated from the 8th and 9th centuries CE, historically linked with the Mataram kingdom.

Ratu BokoJl. Raya Piyungan - Prambanan No.KM.2, Gatak, Bokoharjo, Kec. Prambanan, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Ratu Boko or Ratu Boko Palace is an archaeological site in Java. Ratu Boko is located on a plateau, about three kilometres south of Lara Jonggrang Prambanan temple complex in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The original name of this site is still unclear, however the local inhabitants named this site after King Boko, the legendary king mentioned in Loro Jonggrang folklore. In Javanese, Ratu Baka means "Stork King".

Sambisari TempleJl. Candi Sambisari, Sambisari, Purwomartani, Kec. Kalasan, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55571, Indonesia

Sambisari is a 9th-century Hindu temple located at Sambisari hamlet, Purwomartani village, Kalasan, Sleman regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The temple was buried about five metres underground. Parts of the original temple have been excavated. The temple is located about 8 km east of Yogyakarta near Adisucipto International Airport.

Siung BeachSiung Beach, Duwet, Purwodadi, Tepus, Gunung Kidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Pantai Siung is one of tourism located in Kecamatan Tepus,  It is about 77 km from Yogyakarta and have an adventure travel locations such as rock climbing with 250 international track. This beach is one of the major tourist attractions in Indonesia by its beauty and by its scenic bay.

Taman Pelangi JogjaJl. Ring Road Utara, Jongkang, Sariharjo, Kec. Ngaglik, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55284, Indonesia

Taman Pelangi Jogja or the Rainbow Park or the Lampion Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Yogyakarta . Called the Rainbow Park Because in this park all the space is decorated with lights and lanterns that are as diverse as:  cartoon characters : Doraemon , Spongebob , Mickey Mouse , Hello Kitty , Winnie The Pooh and so on. animals land and sea : fish , frankincense, frankincense , snakes and others. flowers , the symbol of the City of the City is like the Jogja Monument .

Taman SariJl. Taman Sari No.42, Kadipaten, Kecamatan Kraton, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55132, Indonesia

Taman Sari Water Castle, also known as Taman Sari, is the site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Built in the mid-18th century, the Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation area, a defense area, and a hiding place.

The Palace of YogyakartaJl. Rotowijayan Blok No. 1, Panembahan, Kecamatan Kraton, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat is a palace complex in the city of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. It is the seat of the reigning Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. The complex is a center of Javanese culture, and contains a museum displaying royal artifacts. It is guarded by the Yogyakarta Kraton Guards . It is now one of the beautiful tourist attractions in Indonesia.

Timang BeachJl. Pantai Sel. Jawa, Pantai, Purwodadi, Tepus, Kabupaten Gunung Kidul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55881, Indonesia

Timang beach is a beach attraction is a region at the boundary between the sea and the land that is located in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Timang beach is one beach in Yogyakarta, the sand is white.  Timang Beach lies between Siung and Sundak beach in Gunungkidul. The uniqueness of this beach is that there is an island called Panjang Island which is lobster habitat across coastal marine.

TuguGowongan, Jetis, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55233, Indonesia

Tugu Yogyakarta is an important historical landmark in the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Tugu means monument, which is usually built as a symbol of an area conceptualizing characteristics of that region. Because of its historical background, Tugu Yogyakarta has become a historical icon of the city.  The Tugu monument is located right in the middle of the intersection between Mangkubumi Street, Sudirman Street, A.M Sangaji street, and Dipenogoro street of the city.

Map of attractions in Special Region of Yogyakarta