January 22, 2015

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

What Lonely Planet said: If Jakarta is Java’s financial and industrial powerhouse, Yogyakarta is its soul. Central to the island’s artistic and intellectual heritage, Yogyakarta (pronounced ‘Jogjakarta’ and called Yogya for short), is where the Javanese language is at its purest, Java’s arts at their brightest and its traditions at their most visible. Yogyakarta is an ideal base for exploring nearby attractions, including Indonesia’s most important archaeological sites, Borobudur and Prambanan.

I was there: August 16, 2012 - August 19, 2012

Camera used: Canon EOS 40D

Me in a trishaw in Yogyakarta

Foreign exchange service in front of Bank Indonesia

A decoration at the ruins of Water Castle

Horse carriages and trishaws in Yogyakarta

Me at Borobudur

Stone mural at Borobudur

The Buddha

More Buddhas

Yet more Buddhas

The main stupa surrounded by smaller ones

More stupas

Me at the top of Borobudur

Me with a Buddha previously encased in a stupa

The view from the top of Borobudur

Hindu ruins of Prambanan

It is a collection of Hindu temples


The top of one of the temples

View from the side of the temple



A Buddhist temple within the Prambanan complex