Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta

Candi Prambanan: The Largest Hindu Temple In Indonesia

Michael Sy A Foek | July 13, 2015 | Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

During our trip around Yogyakarta, we planned to visit the largest ancient Hindu temple in Indonesia, the Candi Prambanan. We set out to go there more »

The Mystical And Massive Candi Borobudur In Java

Michael Sy A Foek | July 11, 2015 | Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

No trip to Yogyakarta is complete without seeing a few candi. The word candi is an all-encompassing Indonesian term for buildings and temples built more »

Taman Sari: Forgotten Splendor In Yogyakarta’s Water Castle

Michael Sy A Foek | July 7, 2015 | Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

A short background…

Taman Sari, or the Water Castle (English), or Water Kasteel (Dutch), was built for the first Sultan of Yogyakarta in 1765. You more »

The Kraton: A Royal Palace In The Heart Of Yogyakarta

Michael Sy A Foek | July 7, 2015 | Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

A little bit of history…

The Kraton of Yogyakarta (officially: Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat) is a Javanese palace compound built in the 18th century and is more »

Walking Along Yogyakarta’s Famous Jalan Malioboro

Michael Sy A Foek | July 7, 2015 | Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Jalan Malioboro (or Malioboro Street) is one of Yogyakarta’s most well-known and popular attractions. It is a long street located in the center of the more »

Jalan Sosrowijayan: A Lively Community In Yogyakarta

Michael Sy A Foek | July 7, 2015 | Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is one of Indonesia’s most popular destinations, and for good reason, because the city has something to offer for almost every kind of traveler. more »

Bladok Losmen: A Comfy Homely Stay In Yogyakarta

Michael Sy A Foek | July 7, 2015 | Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Before I start posting about the wonderful city of Yogyakarta, I want to recommend Bladok Losmen in the Sosrowijayan area if you happen to look more »

Long-distance Train Travel In Indonesia

Michael Sy A Foek | July 6, 2015 | Indonesia, Jakarta, Java, Malang, Yogyakarta

Earlier in the month of May 2015 I experienced my first long-distance train travel in Indonesia. And it was so fun! I would highly more »