Welcome to Jogjakarta or Yogyakarta or famous known as Yogya or Jogja
YOGYAKARTA (often also called Jogja, Yogya or Jogja) is located in middle of Java Island - Indonesia, you are able to stay over, eat famous authentic delicious food, to explore the pure beaches and thousand of years old ancient temples.
A thousand years ago, Yogyakarta was the center of ancient Mataram Kingdom which was prosperous and high civilized. This kingdom built Borobudur Temple which was the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, 300 years before Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Some other relics are Prambanan Temple, Ratu Boko Palace, and dozens of other temples scattered throughout Yogyakarta.
However, by some mysterious reason, Ancient Mataram Kingdom moved its central government to East Java in the 10th century. The magnificent temples were abandoned and partially buried by the eruption material of Merapi Volcano. Slowly, Yogyakarta region went back into the dense forest.Six hundred years later, Panembahan Senopati established the Islamic Mataram Kingdom in the region.
Once again, Yogyakarta became the witness of human history of a great Kingdom that ruled Java Island and its surrounding area. Islamic Mataram Kingdom was leaving a trail of ruins of fortress and royal tombs in Kotagede which recently is known as silver handicraft center in Yogyakarta.What is now Yogyakarta was the witness to the rise and fall of once glorious kingdoms in Java.
Not surprisingly easy to find the ruins of old buildings here.Heritage temples of Old Mataram Kingdom (8th - 10th century) can be found in Archaeological Sights directory. The ruins and relics of the Islamic Mataram Kingdom (16th - 17th century) is in Kotagede. While the Kingdom of Yogyakarta, which lasted until the mid-20th century, left the kraton / palace which is still functioning today.
More about Yogyakarta and the history you can read more here