Visa and About Yogyakarta

Entry Visa

Visitors from a list of selected countries are able to apply for a Visa On Arrival directly at the Airport Immigration Office at the time of arrival. Visitors from countries that do not yet have an agreement for a Visa on Arrival are able to apply for a visit visa through the respective Indonesian Embassies or Consular Offices in their respective countries. For more information please consult directly the informations listed on the Indonesian Immigrations Office.

 

About Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, together with its twin city Surakarta (solo), is the cradle of civilization on Java. This city was the seat of power that produced the magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan in the 8th and 9th century and the new powerful Mataram kingdom of the 16th and 17th century. Yogyakarta is known as Neverending Asia for its endless attractions and appeal. This city is one of the foremost cultural centers of Indonesia. From climbing the magnificent Borobudur temple, visiting the Keraton (Sultan’s Palace), to watching silversmiths produce amazing jewelries at Kotagede, to shopping up a storm at Malioboro road, you’ll never be bored in this relatively small yet bustling city. From natural wonders, local art and traditions, examples of Javanese heritage to delicious culinary delights, Yogyakarta is a city with numerous attractions. This is why Yogyakarta is the second most visited destination in Indonesia after Bali.

There are numerous daily flights from Jakarta, and Bali to Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta is also served by AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur. There is a regular train service between Yogyakarta and other major cities. Yogyakarta is also easily accessible by road. Once you arrive, there are a number of ways you can explore Yogyakarta. Walking is a great way to take in the sights and meet the locals though it can get hot by the middle of the day. Climate in Yogyakarta features tropical wet and dry climate as the precipitation in the driest month, August is below 60 millimetre (2.4 inches). The wettest month in Yogyakarta is January with precipitation totalling 392 millimetres (15.4 inches). The climate is influenced by the monsoon. The annual temperature is roughly about 26 to 27 Celsius. The hottest month is April with average temperature 27.1 Celsius.

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