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Yogyakarta, the south central city of Java Island in Indonesia and the capital city of Yogyakarta Special Region, is one of the oldest cities on the island. It is the cradle of Javanese culture, the largest city, also an important economic and educational center of the island. There are many places of interest here, such as Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, and Prambanan, a group of Hindu temples. These attractions are favored by tourists and see over 1 million visitors each year. In Indonesia, only Bali can compete with its appeal. The scenery in Yogyakarta exemplifies Indonesian culture.
Indonesia is located at the equator and is hot all year round with an average annual temperature of 27°C. The country has a tropical rainforest climate and has high levels of rainfall and humidity. From May to October each year, there is relatively less rain, making it the most popular season for visiting.
Hotels in Yogyakarta are inexpensive and although there are not many luxury hotels, beautiful and comfortable small hotels can be found everywhere. There are a large number of cheap family hotels in the alleys along the south side of Tugu Railway Station where prices range from IDR30-60 per person. There is enough availability in these hotels and generally no reservation is required. Yogyakarta hotels on Jl. Prawirotaman I and II streets about 2 kilometers south of the Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat area are a bit nicer, and some even have pools and other facilities. The price for these hotels is around IDR40-100.