Best cultural attractions in East Java

Best cultural attractions in East Java

The East Javanese Majapahit dynasty started to lay the foundations of an empire that later dominated the entire Indonesian archipelago, the Malay Peninsula, and also a part of the Philippines for centuries. At this time were built the beneficial trade relations with China, Cambodia, Siam, Burma and Vietnam. As the Central Javanese empire began to decline in the 10th century, the east Javanese kingdoms started to develop to fill the void of power.   In the years of the reign... [ read more ]

Top 7 natural attractions of Yogyakarta

Top 7 natural attractions of Yogyakarta

Despite its modest dimensions, the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta is among the most important cultural centers of the region. It is a beautiful city due to its residents that provides warmth and love. It is the warm of the Javanese sunshine, the Javanese hospitality and it is the love of history and beauty that gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the events of distant centuries. A trip to the Pearl of Java is a journey into the mysteries of Eastern philosophy and life, an atte... [ read more ]

Top 8 cultural places in Yogyakarta

Top 8 cultural places in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is an unparalleled cultural center of the Java Island. Gamelan orchestras keep alive the rhythms of history, the beauty and harmony apperas in the classical Javanese dances, shadows come to life in the wayang Kulik (shadow play) stories, and many other traditional art forms are enchanting both the locals and the visitors. The top 8 cultural places in Yogyakarta include markets, museums and a cemetery. Yogyakarta has an airport with internal and international flights as well. Tr... [ read more ]

Top 5 architectural tourist attractions in Yogyakarta

Top 5 architectural tourist attractions in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta was a territory of Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, the huge Mataram Empire. The town of Yogyakarta is also known as Yogya, Jogjakarta, Jogja and was town founded in 1755, when the land split in the former Mataram Yogyakarta the Surakarta or Solo after a dispute of land ownership . Prince Mangkubumi built the kraton (palace) of Yogyakarta and he created the most powerful Javanese state ever. The Kraton is still the center of the city's traditional life. Despite of the 20th century de... [ read more ]

Top 7 natural destinations in Central Java

Top 7 natural destinations in Central Java

Central Java or Jawa Tengah in Indonesia is located in the tropics, at about seven degrees south of the equator. It lies in the center of the Island of Java between the provinces of Jawa Barat (West Java) and Jawa Timur (East Java). On the south coast it surrounds Yogyakarta, one of the historical and cultural centers of Java. It lies to the Karimunjawa Islands in the Java Sea in the north and to the Kambangan Island in the Indian Ocean to the south. Central Java has a natural environment... [ read more ]

Top 5 temples in Central Java

Top 5 temples in Central Java

The history left its traces everywhere in Central Java, this culturally and traditionally rich region, that experienced and still experiences Islamic influences after the Hindu and Buddhist past. The Javanese Hindu culture floureished between the 8th and the 10th century during the Sailendra dynasty and the rule of the ancient matarami kings. The famous religious shrines were built in this time period. Borobudur is one of the top 5 temples in Central Java and the finest example of the Mah... [ read more ]

Top famous cities in Central Java

Top famous cities in Central Java

Central Java is located in the heart of the Java Island and is known as the most "Indonesian" part of the country. This part of the island was the center of the Indonesian civilization and there are the origins of the Javanese culture. In Central Java good roads and an complex rail network is linking the major towns and villages. Solo and Semarang have airport. The internal and international waterway connection is ensured by the great Tanjung Emas seaport in Semarang and the Cilacap port.... [ read more ]

Top 5 beautiful tourist destinations in West Java

Top 5 beautiful tourist destinations in West Java

The magical scenery of the Sunda region is bordered by the Sunda Strait in the west and by Central Java in the east. The landscape is mostly mountainous with rich fertile green valleys and majestic volcanic peaks. The history of West Java is a story of trade, spices and the splendor and the fall of strong kingdoms. In the late 1500s the region was ruled by the city of Cirebon that today is still a sultanate, although it is only a shadow of its former glory. West Java in the place of the firs... [ read more ]