City of gudeg, city of education, and city of culture
“Hamemayu Hayuning Bawana”
maintaining the safety, peace, happiness and well-being of the real world and hereafter
Yogyakarta, located in the south-central region of Java Island, serves as the capital city of the Special Region of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. It holds a unique distinction as the sole Indonesian royal city that retains its monarchy. Due to this historical significance, Yogyakarta holds a prominent position as a vital center for classical Javanese fine arts and culture, encompassing various art forms such as ballet, batik textiles, drama, literature, music, poetry, silversmithing, visual arts, and wayang puppetry. Also renowned as a center of Indonesian education, Yogyakarta is home to a large student population and dozens of schools and universities, including Universitas Gadjah Mada, the country’s largest institute of higher education and one of its most prestigious.