What to expect
Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, or DIY (Special Region of Yogyakarta) is regarded as an important center for classical Javanese fine arts and culture such as traditional ballet (wayang orang), batik textiles, drama, literature, music, poetry, silversmithing, visual arts, and wayang puppetry.
The people in Yogyakarta are one of the friendliest in Indonesia. Other than art, they love good street food and going outside the city to enjoy nature.
Traditional touches can be seen throughout the city, including most of the houses. There will be a touch of traditional Yogya decorations added to give it a distinctive feature in both new and older houses.
No. of Households1,120,477
Avg. House Price$0
|Adisucipto Internasional Airport
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A bustling town with the most popular tourist destination in Java, it is the centre of Javanese arts and culture. However, Jogja is not only attractive as a tourist destination but also as a place to start a new chapter in life. The Province that is usually pronounced and not uncommonly written as Jogjakarta or just Jogja, is one of the most popular settlements for the older citizens. Sleman and Bantul Districts are popular for older people who want to spend their retirement period on gardening and live in a peaceful and calm environment.
However, that is not the case for the city. As the capital of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, the city is full of young and aspiring citizens. Home to one of the most prestigious public universities in Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, you will find that the city is very lively and modern underneath its traditional facade.
Do not be deceived by the traditional attributes of the city, Jogja is among the most modern cities in Indonesia. With integrated public transportation and 24 hours city CCTV that makes the citizens feel more convenient and safe, Jogja is a city that is full of opportunities, especially for one that could further help to develop the city while keeping its traditional values.