16 January 2010

Indonesia Java International Destination

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Indonesia Java International Destination (Indonesia - Java - International - Destination) . Indonesia is a country have beautiful place for International destination. Java is one of thousands islands in Indonesia. Jogja is part of Java island.

As an international tourist destination, Jogja offers much amusement for its guests. The well known warm hospitality, historical sites, cultural heritage, and traditional arts & crafts are some of the magnificence this city offers.

Bali may be Indonesia’s main resort isle, but when it comes to cultural attractions, there’s no doubt that only one place comes in mind, Yogyakarta (Jogjakarta) or often known simply as Jogja.

Yogyakarta province is subdivided into four regencies (kabupaten) and one city (kota):
Bantul Regency (506.86 km2),Gunung Kidul Regency (1,485.36 km2),Kulon Progo Regency (586.27 km2), Sleman Regency (574.82 km2),Yogyakarta City (32.5 km2).

Yogyakarta (also Jogja, Yogya, Jogjakarta) is a city in the Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. It is renowned as a center of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. It is also famous as a center for Indonesian higher education.
The area of the city of Yogyakarta is 32.5 km². While the city sprawls in all directions from the kraton, the core of the modern city is to the north, centering around the site of a few buildings with distinctive Dutch colonial-era architecture and the contemporary commercial district. Jalan Malioboro, with rows of sidewalk vendors and nearby market and malls, is the primary shopping street for tourists in the city, while Jalan Solo, further north, is a shopping district more frequented by locals. At the southern end of Malioboro, on the east side is the large local market of Beringharjo, not far from Fort Vredeburg a restored Dutch fort.

At Yogyakarta's center is the kraton, or Sultan's palace. Surrounding the kraton is a densely populated residential neighborhood that occupies land that was formerly the Sultan's sole domain. Evidence of this former use remains in the form of old walls and the ruined "Water Castle" (Tamansari), built in 1758 as a pleasure garden. No longer used by the sultan, the garden had been largely abandoned. For a time, it was used for housing by palace employees and descendants. Reconstruction efforts began in 2004, and an effort to renew the neighborhood around the kraton has begun. The site is a developing tourist attraction.

Yogyakarta is known for its silver work, leather puppets used for shadow plays (wayang kulit), and a unique style of making batik dyed fabric. It is also known for its vivid contemporary art scene. Yogyakarta is also known for its gamelan music (Java Traditional Music), including the unique style Gamelan Yogyakarta, which developed in the courts.

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