Yogyakarta (pronounced 'Jogjakata' or often simply 'Jogja') is often referred to as the main gateway of Central Java and is a popular destination among visitors to Indonesia. The city is renowned as being the centre of Javanese fine arts and culture such as the Wayang Kulit shadow puppetry, as well as for music, ballet, drama, poetry, and batik.
Home to many fascinating attractions and two UNESCO Heritage Sites, Yogyakarta is more than just a cultural and religious site. Its city centre, the Kraton or Sri Sultan’s Palace, is relatively lively while the Malioboro, the centre of economic activity, is a paradise for shoppers and travelers.
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