EAGE-HAGI 1st Asia Pacific Meeting on Near Surface Geoscience & Engineering
Geosciences and Technology for Our Communities
Yogyakarta (often called “Jogja”) is a bustling town of some half a million people and the most popular tourist destination on Java, largely thanks to its proximity to the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan. The town is a hub of art and education, offers some good shopping and has a wide range of tourist facilities.
Being one of the oldest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta has many heritage buildings and monuments. The number one must-see attraction is Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono's palace, better known as Kraton Ngayogyakarta' or just call it less formally "Kraton" or "Sultan's Palace". Also within the kraton are numerous open-air pavilions that host classical Javanese dance shows and concerts of gamelan music, characterized by gongs, chimes and plucked string instruments.
This city offers many luscious delicacies. From Gudeg, bakpia cookies, Pecel, to enting-enting kacang, visitors will be delighted to find there are so many delicious choices here in this town.