Thursday, February 19, 2009

Malioboro in the Night, the city of Yogyakarta

Located near both Borobudur and Prambanan, the city of Yogyakarta (pronounced Jogjakarta) is the undisputed tourism capital of Java. Yogyakarta is ruled by a sultan, currently the honorable Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, and you can see his kraton (which means palace) in the middle of the city. Yogyakarta has a small-city feel to it, and you'll even see horse-drawn carriages on the main street Jalan Malioboro. If you have some time to spare visit the Fort Vredeburg, a fortress left by the Dutch which dates back to 1765.