Situated on the island of Java, Yogyakarta is the cultural and spiritual heart of Indonesia.
It’s also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, thanks to its rich history, stunning temples and laid-back atmosphere. The city is home to two of the most important temples in Java: the Buddhist Borobudur and the Hindu Prambanan. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and well worth a visit. Yogyakarta is also a great place to people-watch, with a lively nightlife and a large student population. Be sure to try some of the local cuisine, such as nasi goreng (fried rice) and mie goreng (fried noodles), and don’t miss the opportunity to see a traditional gamelan performance.