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The Beauty of Yogyakarta

5 December 2012

Categories : Travelings - Culture and Heritage - Sightseeing

The Beauty of Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is the second most popular destination after Bali in Indonesia. Also known as Jogjakarta, the beautiful city never fails to amaze with its old world charm and natural beauty. Steep in history, Yogya is the centre of Javanese art and culture, the cradle of civilization on Java where a few world heritage sites are located in the city and surroundings. It is the gateway to one of the world wonders – Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple and...

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A Behind the Scenes Look at Making Gudeg in Yogyakarta

10 December 2012

Categories : Sightseeing - Cuisine

A Behind the Scenes Look at Making Gudeg in Yogyakarta

The heat from the flames was almost unbearable, the lack of air circulation stifling. A surprisingly tall, young, shirtless man in flip-flops entered the room. Male or female, it was hard not to notice his abs, covered in sweat, and seemingly carved from stone. He deposited a shovel full of red-hot coals underneath one of the many large cooking pots, without a word, and left the room again. Walking into the kitchen of Gudeg Yu Djum, a famous restaurant in...

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Details of Kraton - Yogyakarta,Indonesia

11 January 2013

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Kraton, or the Sultan's Palace, is a working royal palace of Sultan the 10th. The guards are still working full-time with their swords that have been passed in the family, although they are more the symbolic figures nowadays. For the people of Yogyakarta, the Kraton has been at the heart of their...

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Tag : The Kraton, Yogyakarta