Jogja Walk Heritage International To Be Held Again

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ANTARA News
Yogyakarta - The Yogyakarta Tourism Agency will this year again hold the Jogja Walk Heritage International.

Head of the agency said here Tuesday that the event may be held around Prambanan Temple in Sleman regency, and around Borobudur temple in Magelang regency, Central Java.

The two locations are still highly suitable for the international event, he said.

He said the two temple areas are very suitable for pedestrians, and the two temples had been declared by UNESCO as world heritage.

He also predicted that the number of participants in this year's Jogja Walk Heritage International may be higher than last year's.

Since the event was first held in 2008, the number of participants reached 500, which increased to 1,000 in 2009.

"It is hoped the number of participants in this year's Jogja Walk Heritage International would be many, because they included those from China and Japan, as well as from Asean, Europe and America who are holidaying in Yogyakarta," he said.

He said walking has become a hobby of many Japanese and Chinese. The secret is that by often walking, one would not only become physically healthy and fit, but also always think actively.

"Many Japanese and Chinese walk everyday as a routine and daily need," he said.

He also hoped that during the Jogja Walk Heritage event, foreign tourists in this area may double the length of their stay.