Jogjakarta or Yogyakarta stretches from Mount Merapi to the Indian Ocean . Ancient carvings in Yogyakarta – from palaces to stupas are very popular. The Borobudur Temple is the most famous of Indonesia 's temples which is located on the North West of Jogyakarta; it is a huge Buddhist pyramid consisting of hundreds of wonderfully detailed statues and sculptures, representing Buddhist teachings complemented with images of Javanese lifestyle of a thousand years ago. The Borobodur stupa is the highest symbol of the Buddhist religion , and is a replica of the universe. Take a tour to the various tourist attractions in Yogyakarta: Kraton, the great Sultan's Palace, Parangtritis Beach , Borobudur, and Prambanan Temples , and Merapi Volcano. Visit the finest temple complex in Indonesia Prambanan a ten-century old Hindu temple , consisting of 224 temples in the complex including Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva temples. Gamelan, classical, and contemporary Javanese dances, wayang kulit (leather puppet), theatre, and other expressions of traditional art will keep the visitor spellbound! Local craftsmen excel in arts such as, batiks , silver, and leather works. Yogyakarta is a shopper's delight. The famous Malioboro Street is famous for its night street food-culture and street vendors.
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