Located at the middle part of Java Island, Central Java is one of the most interesting
tourist destinations in Indonesia. It is both geographically and culturally being the
heart of Java, so that when Indonesians say 'Javanese', it means that they are
referring to people from Central Java.
The Central Java provice consists of 35 cities and towns. Semarang is the capital city
of Central Java. While Solo and Yogyakarta, heirs of the ancient Mataram kingdom,
are considered to be the central of arts and cultures in Central Java.
Covering the area of 32,548 km2, Central Java has such various interesting things to
explore, such as Mt. Merapi, the most active volcano in the world ; Borobudur Temple,
the biggest temple in the world, or even learning classical Javanese dance, or making
batik pattern, at the very original place where they belong.
As reflection of the earlier direct descendants of the Mataram Empire, palaces with
fascinating art gallery, museums of royal heirlooms, as well as so many ancient
temples can be easily reached.
In expressing their beliefs on the existence of God, modern Javanese still carves their
way of life with sincere smile, remarkable patience, and appreciation. On the other
side, the traditional Javanese academies still continuously protect and foster the old
Javanese arts and cultures, language, and literature.
Talking about Solo & Yogyakarta, many people call them as "The City that Never
Sleeps". From evening throughout the night, even until dawn, you can always easily
find something to buy or eat. Mostly they are served on "warung" food-stalls, the place
where most Javanese like to gather and socialize in relax, while having snacks and
On behalf of the people of Central Java, we would like to warmly welcome you to the
place with its cultural heritage and
Province of Central Java
31,820,000 (est. 2005)
- Semarang Ahmad Yani
(IATA Code : SRG)
- Solo Adisumarmo
(IATA Code : SOC)
- Yogyakarta Adisutjipto
(IATA Code : JOG)