Jogjakarta and Surroundings

Because of its proximity to world famous Borobudur and Prambanan temples, as well as having a unique Javanese court Kraton culture, Jogjakarta has become the second most important tourist destination in Indonesia after Bali. Most tourists come to Jogjakarta as an accommodation base on visiting Borobudur and Prambanan, along with its strong Javanese culture and tradition. This makes it prominent among other Javanese cities, along with Surakarta or Solo, a city lying about 64 kilometres (40 miles) to the east, Jogjakarta is the centre of Javanese culture.