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Yogyakarta travel guide

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You're Going to Love Yogyakarta

The sound of gamelan music, flashes of color from batik fabrics, and the bustling energy of the Kraton markets combine to make Yogyakarta (or "Yogya") Java's cultural highlight. And with day trips like Borobudur within easy reach, it's an unmissable stop during any Indonesian vacation.

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When to Visit Yogyakarta

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The best time to visit Yogyakarta is when the weather is dry, between April and October.

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How to Get to Yogyakarta

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Where to Stay in Yogyakarta

High-end accommodation in Yogyakarta includes some exceptional luxury hotels, like the Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta and the Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta.

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Shopping Streets

Yogya's markets are the place to hunt for bargain batik fabrics or jewelry, and you can find plenty of options along Malioboro. For western-style chain stores, try Galeria Mall, while Saptohoedojo Art Gallery is a great place to pick up art and craft souvenirs.

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Supermarkets include Giant Express and Hero, where 12 eggs will cost you around Rp15,000.

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Where to Eat in Yogyakarta

Try the jackfruit curries at Gudeg Permata or Gudeg Yu Narni Tugu, enjoy gamelan performances and gourmet food at Gadjah Wong or order spicy Javanese ribs at Iga Sapi Bali. Prices vary, but a good meal will cost about Rp50-70,000.