Welcome to Central Java

Jakarta may be the nation’s capital, but the Javan identity is at its strongest here, in the island’s historic heartland. This is where Java’s first major Indianised civilisation was born, and it was the stronghold of the great Islamic sultanates centred on the kraton (walled city palaces) of Yogyakarta and Solo as well. Even today, Central Java (Jawa Tengah) remains the province in which the island’s cultural pulse... Read More

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