- Yogyakarta (Yogya) came into being in 1755, when a land dispute split the power of Mataram into the Sultanates of
Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). Prince Mangkubumi built Kraton of Yogyakarta and created one of the most powerful Javanese states ever. The Kraton is still the hub of Yogyakarta's traditional life and despite the advance of the 20th century, it still radiates the spirit of refinement which has been the hallmark of its art and people for centuries.
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- Yogyakarta Tour Planner
- Excursion to the most important Buddhist temple in the
world - Borobudur that was built in the 8th century by
Sailendra Dynasty. Located at about 42 kms to the
northwest of Yogyakarta and its well known as one of the
world's wonders. The walls of the Borobudur are sculptured
in bas-relief extending over a total length of 6 kms. The
monument has been completely restored by Indonesian
Government with aid of UNESCO.
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