This morning you will get to know Yogyakarta, rightfully dubbed 'the cradle of Javanese culture'. Top of your list is the stately Kraton, right in the centre of town. It was built by venerable Sultans in de second half of the 18th century as a representation of the Javanese cosmos. Meander through the pavilions and low rise, white and green clad buildings. Many have priceless heirlooms on display. Nearby Taman Sari or 'Water Castle' reminds of the whims of these former feudal rulers. This was once a splendid retreat, the playground of mighty kings, a complex of basins, bathing houses, private chambers and watch towers from where kings could observe beautiful women bathing. In the city outskirts, various handicrafts villages can be found. Up to this day, these villages remain vital cultural centers where craftsmen still pursue age old handicrafts. In Kota Gede, Yogya's silver street, a large number of shops produce the finest jewelry and silver home ware. Few batik workshops were left in the center of town. We will bring you to a place where the cap and the canting are still handled with great care. Observe every intriguing detail of the process of manufacturing batik, the quintessential artisan product of Indonesia. After lunch, you will discover the mystery and history of the world famous Borobudur temple, one of the most impressive Buddhist monuments ever erected by mankind. It lies tranquil against the splendid background of the Menoreh mountain range, some 40 km northwest Yogyakarta. The terraced temple tells the times and lives of the Lord Buddha in well over 1.500 bass-relief and thus is a real prayer in stone. It also illustrates the will of man to preserve the past. Once enshrined by a wild jungle, it took more than ten years and great effort to restaurant the monument. Now it belongs to the finest examples of Buddhist architecture.