Yogyakarta Tourism

A former Indonesian capital and the centre for batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows, Yogyakarta is a city in central province of Indonesia with rich heritage and abundant natural beauty. With parks, museums, architectural sites and a huge list of places to visit, Yogyakarta is on the bucket list of every traveler who wants to get acquainted to the Javanese culture and heritage.

A Yogyakarta trip will take you to a land where the impact of Hindu dynasty and Islamic rulers has gelled to form a strong and unique character of its own. Be it the world famous Ramayana Ballet or the graveyard of Islamic rulers, Yogyakarta has an experience waiting for all.

Yogyakarta itineraries are filled with heritage palaces, ancient neighborhoods and temples that will enchant the visitors.

Essential travel information and Yogyakarta tips for your visit

  • Stay safe when travelling in public transports like pick pocketing is very common.
  • Always check the authenticity of the travel guides as there are many scammers.
  • Drive safe and walk safe as traffic is brutal especially in the evenings.
  • It is best to travel in groups.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Yogyakarta

  • Know the pollution level of Yogyakarta before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 47.06 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 38.24 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.61 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 51.47 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Yogyakarta for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Yogyakarta.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.55 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.77 (High)
    • Car Stealing 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.74 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.41 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 34.38 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.29 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.97 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.44 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.22 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Yogyakarta is 116.75 (High)

    • Safety Index 57.42 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 66.55 (High)
    • Pollution Index 61.35 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.11 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 36.01 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.02 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.61 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 26.05 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Yogyakarta

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 22.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 52.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 24.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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