Mount Merapi is 2,920 m above sea level with an average temperature at noon and
night is approximately 15-16 degrees. At present this resort is provided with an outstanding and modern golf course, which
is settled on 800 meters of sea level. This golf course located only 30 minutes driving from the city of Yogyakarta. This
golf course possesses 18 holes, par 72 courses, and opened to the public.
Prambanan temple is located some 17 km from Yogyakarta.
This Hindu temple was built by Sanjaya Dynasty in the 9th century. It consists of three courtyards. The main temple is located
in the inner courtyard and surrounded by several small temples called "Perwara" temples. Some of these were contributed by
local chieftains as a token of their acquiescence to the king.
Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace
The palace building founded by Sultan
Hamengku Buwono I in 1775 is an impressive sight. The front yard is called Alun-alun Lor (North Square) and the back is called
Alun-alun Kidul (South Square). The palace building and the Tugu (obelisk) were drawn in a sacred axis heading to Merapi volcano.
In ancient times, the Sultan used to meditate along this axis before making an important decision.
Kotagede, about five kilometres southeast of Yogyakarta, is a neat little town, which
was once the seat of the mighty Mataram Empire. In this old placed town with its walled-in houses, the graves of the first
rulers of Mataram can still be found. Since the 1930s, however, Kotagede has become famous for being the centre of the Yogya
silverwork industry. Kotagede is easily reached by dokars (the four-wheeled horse drawn cart in Yogyakarta), taxis, buses,
There are a number of workshops where visitors are welcomed to watch silver being transformed
into beautiful works of art known as "Yogya Silver".