Yogyakarta is a city on the island of Java with a population of about half a million people. Yogyakarta, together with its twin city Surakarta (Solo), is the cradle of civilization on Java. This city was the seat of power that produced the magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan in the 8th and 9th century and the new powerful Mataram kingdom of the 16th and 17th century. Yogyakarta is known as Neverending Asia for its endless appeals. This city is one of the foremost cultural centres of Indonesia.
Adisucipto International Airport (JOG)
The Yogyakarta's Adisucipto International Airport (JOG) is located 8 km east of the city. There are frequent flights to Jakarta (CGK) and Denpasar (DPS) in Bali. For international services Yogyakarta is connected with Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The conference venue is situated 5 km (a 10-minute drive) from Adisucipto International Airport.
Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Central Java and the world's largest Buddhist temple. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa. It was included by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.
Prambanan is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound located approximately 17 kilometres northeast of the city of Yogyakarta. The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu architecture, and by the towering 47-metre-high central building inside a large complex of individual temples.
Keraton (Sultan’s Palace)
The Kraton of Yogyakarta is a palace complex located in the city of Yogyakarta. It is the official seat of the reigning Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. It also serves as a center of Javanese culture, and contains a museum displaying artefacts of princely provenance.
Taman Sari Water Castle
Taman Sari Water Castle 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. Today only the central bathing complex is well preserved.
Mount Merapi volcano
Mount Merapi (Gunung Merapi, 2,911 metres) is an active stratovolcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. It is located approximately 28 kilometres of Yogyakarta city. You can hire a jeep for lava tour.