Introductions to Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is a city and the capital of the Yogyakarta special region in Java, Indonesia. Heralded for its strong cultural link with the classical Javanese past, Yogyakarta is a popular tourist place in Indonesia.

The cultural importance of the city is evident from the fact that Yogyakarta acted as the capital of the country during the Indonesian national revolution from 1945 to 1949. The city is so named after the Indian city of Ayodhya, as depicted in the epic Ramayana and means ‘city that is fit to prosper’.

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