Yogyakarta is a province full of uniqueness. Located in south central Java which directly borders the Pacific Ocean. Yogyakarta is the only area that was given the privilege by the State of Indonesia. This privilege because the king is a role model and highly respected by the people of Yogyakarta. Sultan's Palace is the royal palace where he lived and perform its functions. Yogyakarta communities have great respect and comply with the policy of the king of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X.
Yogyakarta referred as tourism and culture city. Many of the attractions you can visit if you come to Yogyakarta. Natural attractions, history, culture and culinary can be found there. Each time the school holidays and public holidays, Yogyakarta visited by many tourists. Malioboro and Sultan palace dominate the largest number of tourists. In addition, the Prambanan Hindu temple is a cultural heritage and historical tourism spot also a tourist destination to come to Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta is a student center. In addition to organizing the first school with a structured pattern of teaching by Ki Hajar Dewantoro, Yogyakarta is a province with a number of schools, colleges and most universities in Indonesia. The quality of teaching and the graduates have been recognized and dominate the professional workforce in Indonesia. And because of that, students from various regions in Indonesia come to study in Yogyakarta. Another name of Yogyakarta is little Indonesia because all regions, tribes and ethnic groups whose residing in the territory of Indonesia live in Yogyakarta.
Characteristic of Yogyakarta is known for hospitality community. Warm smile and everyone greeted each other is a reflection of the harmony the people of Yogyakarta. Do not be surprised if you are accosted by people you do not know if only to say "hello, hi". That is why the region of Yogyakarta became comfortable as a residence.
Yogyakarta Traditional dress called kebaya. You can see people wearing traditional kebaya in traditional markets or when you attend a wedding. But now many designers modify kebaya with various shapes and decoration.
Every region in Indonesia has a unique weapon. Keris is a typical weapon of Yogyakarta. You can see people carrying a keris in when it comes to marriage, or if you come to Sultan's Palace. The courtiers are always carrying their keris at his waist.
Other entertainment is the puppet arts. By taking the epic story that is older than mahabaratha and Ramayana are the hallmark of most of the puppet story. It is that many researchers assume that the Javanese culture is older than the oldest culture in India.
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