Above: Yogya is famed for its ayam goreng (marinated fried chicken), and part of the appeal surely is due to the use of kampung (village) chickens rather than factory-farmed ones. Hopefully this fellow's handsome demeanor will save him from the deep-frier.
Above: Naga statue at the Kraton (Sultan's palace)
Below: The bird market in the south of the city, which bears the rather odd title of PASTY (an acronym for Pasar Satwa & Tanaman Hias Yogyakarta)
Above right and left: A craftsman painstakingly creates a wayang kulit hand puppet, made from the hide of water buffalo.
Below: Wayang kulit in action, depicting the great Hindu epics of yesteryear.
All these photos courtesy of Aveena, who also has a photo blog here.
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