Southeast Asia and Japan / Borubudur Temple
Indonesia
Borubudur Temple
Southeast Asia and Japan / A Local Becak
Indonesia
A Local Becak
Southeast Asia and Japan / Treaty Pavilion in the Sultan's Palace
Indonesia
Treaty Pavilion in the Sultan's Palace
Southeast Asia and Japan / Borobudur in the Afternoon
Indonesia
Borobudur in the Afternoon
Southeast Asia and Japan / The Herbalist
Indonesia
The Herbalist
Southeast Asia and Japan / Prambanan Temple
Indonesia
Prambanan Temple

Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is today the busiest city east of Jakarta. Jogja, as it is often called, is a royal capital complete with a functioning palace. The palace is a city within a city. The heart of the palace remains the home of the Sultan of the Mataram Dynasty and his immediate family. Beyond this innermost sanctum, the palace is a public place where dance is taught and performed and festivals are commonplace.

Borubudur is the world's largest Buddhist sanctuary, located in one of the most scenic parts of Central Java in Indonesia. It rests within a natural anphitheatre; the Menoreh Hils rise up behind and four volcanos grace the horizon. The 9th-century sactuary is made of more than one million cut-stone blocks, 1,460 stone relief panels and 504 life-size Buddha statues, each sculped from a single stone.

Northwest of Borubudur are several Hindu Temples dating from the 7th and 8th centuries. These shrines are the oldest Hindu temples and the earliest stone structures in Java.

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Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta