Arrive at Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport (JOG) and head to the home-stay. Yogyakarta or Jogja, as the locals call it is home to some of the island's oldest traditions and blessed with a rich, fertile soil from the volcanic ash. Considered to be the heartland of the Java, Yogyakarta is the cultural capital of Java, with a real mixture of cultural influences, including Hindu and Buddhist temples, dating from the 8th century, Islamic Palaces from the 18th century and Dutch colonial architecture.
After some relaxation in the home-stay, we visit the most beautiful Hindu temple of Prambanan. Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma).
On return to Yogyakarta, we take a trip down to Alun Alun & ride an adorably designed, illuminated vehicle, Odong-Odong (Hello Kitty, Doraemon, Pikachu… interesting, isn’t it!) A visit to Jogja is never complete without experiencing Malioboro Street. Rows of shops and outlets sell many kinds of souvenirs you can bring back home.