Indonesia is famous with its specific batik clothes. This thing is one of the main attraction for visitors for doing tour in Indonesia.
Here in Yogyakarta, well known as the center of batik. Tourist usually go to Kota Gede where they can see the process of batik.
Or they they may go to Beringharjo market in Jalan Malioboro. Here is also the center of batik market.
In accordance that batik has been decalred as the Indonesian a world cultural heritage item, Yogyakarta province intends to develop batik-related tourism in 2010.
"We want to develop batik-related tourism next year in which we will acquaint tourists with the batik-making craft," Yogyakarta Culture and Tourism office spokesperson Yulia Rustianingsih said here on Saturday.
She said UNESCO`s acknowledgment of Indonesian batik was expected to encourage batik makers to preserve their commodity.
"To promote batik-related tourism next year, we will take both domestic and foreign tourists to batik producing villages here and teach them ways to make batik," Yulia said.
She said both domestic and foreign tourists visiting Yogyakarta used to buy batik as souvenirs for their friends and relatives.
Therefore, Yulia said the Beringharjo central batik market would continue to be developed as part of the batik-related tourism efforts in Yogyakarta.
The president of Indonesia said after three of its cultural heritages being declared as part of the 76 world`s cultural heritages, namely the Keris (traditional dagger), Wayang (puppet) and Batik, Indonesia would keep registering its cultural properties.
The head of state on the occasion said that he was just preparing a surprise, namely producing batik with certain designs in cooperation with batik artists. The design would depict three national properties that had been declared a world heritage items, namely the keris, wayang and batik
The tourism stake holders in Indonesia of course are happy with this news. Since batik can be one of the tour object beside as a souvenir for thouse who make tour and travelling in Indonesia.