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Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta expects 500,000 tourists

  • Slamet Susanto,

    The Jakarta Post,

Yogyakarta   /   Sat, December 27 2008   /  10:56 am

Thousands of visitors are making their way to Yogyakarta for their year-end vacation, evident from the full bookings at star-rated hotels and modest lodgings as well as from sold-out travel tickets. As a tourist destination, Yogyakarta offers many attractions, including culture, food and heritage as well as alternative excursions such as rural tourism. Malaysian tourists have even chosen the city as the best overseas tourist destination this year. A number of tour sites, including Prambanan Temple, the Yogyakarta Palace and Parangtritis beach have seen a surge in the number of visitors. In all, 500,000 visitors are expected to show up in Yogyakarta for some year-end vacationing. To bolster security, the Yogyakarta Police have mobilized 1,900 officers to patrol public places: houses of worship, hotels, malls, train stations, bus terminals, tourist reso...