Dining & Attractions

International Qur’an Conference

Co-hosted by International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA) and

State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

August 4-6, 2015


The UIN Sunan Kalijaga offers a wide variety of dining options.

Yogyakarta is one of famous tourism destination in Java, Indonesia. Besides storing wealth of cultural and natural attractions, you can also feel the uniqueness of local culinary.

Here are a few places with unique and distinctive cuisines:

1. Restaurant Jejamuran

Unlike other restaurants, this restaurant serve only versatile menu of cooking mushrooms, including satay mushroom, mushroom soup, stir-stir mushroom, and many more menus on offer. A review of the restaurant in Bahasa (but you can see the pictures)

2. Gudeg Jogja

Gudeg is the typical cuisine of the city of Yogyakarta, a culinary icon and “identity” of the people of Jogja. This food can be found throughout the city, especially in the village Wijilan, which is the first time kampong and gudeg Jogja made. Here is a review in English.

3. Local Culinary

Other local culinary can be found here.


Yogyakarta is one of the major tourist hub in Indonesia, due to its uniqueness and all the tourist attractions, sightseeing places and many things to do all packed into one.

1. Historic Temples

Wedged strategically between two powerhouse of ancient temples – Prambanan the magnificent Hindu temple and Borobudur the renown Buddhist temple, Yogyakarta holds more wonders than just that. Other historic temples in Yogyakarta, include Sewu (thousand) temple, Sambisari temple, and others.

2. The Royal Palace Kraton Yogyakarta

A well maintained palace from the days of Sultans of Yogyakarta, you will find unique architecture and heirlooms of the days of glory here. All travelers will be accompanied by a local guide who amazingly can speak all kinds of language, and though you may wary of a guide idea, you will definitely find it enjoyable as you listen to myths, rituals, stories and even humor as you go along the palace grounds. Indeed a must visit to understand the deep rich history and culture of Jogja.

3. Shop at Jalan Malioboro and Pasar Beringharjo

Yogyakarta is almost a shopping haven, with a lot of cheap things to buy. At the streets of Malioboro and at the Beringharjo market you will find lots of stalls line up selling anything you can think of from clothes to bags to rattan products and silver jewelries, food and anything you thought you might find in Indonesia.

4. Fort Vredeburg Museum

Fort Vredeburg Museum is a fortress which was built in 1765 by the VOC in Yogyakarta during the colonial period. This historic building is located in front of the Great House and the Sultanate of Yogyakarta.

5. Universities in Yogyakarta

Wikipedia provides a list of both public and private universities in Yogyakarta with links to their websites.