Yogyakarta is the capital of the Yogyakarta Sultanate and served as the Indonesian capital from 1946 to 1948 during the Indonesian National Revolution, with Gedung Agung as the president's office. One of the districts in southeastern Yogyakarta, Kotagede, was the capital of the Mataram Sultanate between 1587 and 1613.

Yogyakarta is the capital city of Special Region of Yogyakarta in Indonesia, in the south-central part of the island of Java. As the only Indonesian royal city still ruled by a monarchy, Yogyakarta is regarded as an important centre for classical Javanese fine arts and culture such as ballet, batik textiles, drama, literature, music, poetry, silversmithing, visual arts, and wayang puppetry. Renowned as a centre of Indonesian education, Yogyakarta is home to a large student population and dozens of schools and universities, including Gadjah Mada University, the country’s largest institute of higher education and one of its most prestigious.

The city’s population was 388,627 at the 2010 Census, and 373,589 at the 2020 Census. Its metropolitan area was home to 4,010,436 inhabitants in 2010, which includes the city of Magelang and 65 districts across Sleman, Klaten, Bantul, Kulon Progo and Magelang Regency. Yogyakarta has one of the highest HDI (Human Development Index) in Indonesia. To rapidly jumpstart the economy, plan for 2nd phase Indonesia high speed train via Southbound is currently being developed from Bandung to Yogyakarta & Solo initiating construction by 2020, which projected to be completed by 2024

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Finding a hidden beach may not be enough for you. What if two beaches are hidden at the same time? Then quickly tie your shoelaces and continue your journey to Puyung Beach! Two hills have hidden the existence of a stunning beach. This secluded beach has not received much attention as a tourist destination in Nusa Penida. Pandan Beach attracts …

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The expanse of palm forest has a surprise waiting for you behind its back. A lovely beach with crystal clear sea water. A small coral island in the middle of the sea acts as a natural wave barrier, allowing you to swim with relatively calm waves. Its beautiful underwater life is well-known among divers. Spending your day at this beach …

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The locals call it Pasih Uug, which translates to “damaged beach.” Over the centuries, seawater abrasion has created a large hole in the middle of a stretch of coral, with a view of a large tunnel door leading to the open sea. Blue seawater enters a large hole in the reef through this tunnel, creating a lovely lagoon surrounded by …

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