Borobudur Temple. Borobudur Temple is located in central Java, about 1 hour drive from city center. The Walls are adorned with reliefs, the craftsmanship is impeccable. At the top of the temple there are stupas containing a statue of Buddha. This UNESCO heritage site is definitely a must-see. Not like to go to Prambanan Temple, Borobudur is less accessible using public transportation. Join a sharing tour arranged by local operator / private tour arrangements or hire a car with driver include fuel and parking is more easy. Watching the sun arise over the Borobudur is a wonderful sight and recommended the most !
Prambanan Temple. It is a famous ancient Hindu Temple and most beautiful located in Java, Indonesia. To get there you can take the Transjogja public bus, join a sharing tour arranged by local operator / private tour arrangements, hire a car with driver include fuel and parking. Not far from Prambanan, just a 10-25 min walk is the Sewu Temple, it is partially restored giving you a more authentic feel. Also not far, Ijo Temple and Ratu Boko Palace to view and enjoy the sunset.
The Royal Sultan Palace. The residence of the sultan of Yogyakarta is called The Kraton or Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat. Kraton is the Javanese word for a royal palace. Before going to the main palace, dropped by at the Kareta Karaton Museum. It houses antique horse-drawn carriages used by the sultans of Jogja. You can roam around the palace grounds but not all areas of the palace are open for public. To reach there, you can take walk, public bus, becak, motor bike, bicycle or join a sharing tour arranged by local operator / private tour arrangements, hire a car with driver include fuel and parking.
Water Castle / Taman Sari. The Taman Sari Water Castle was the former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. Currently it is being considered to be declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Most of the area is occupied by the Kampung Taman settlement but the central bathing complex is well-preserved. Walk around the village and the maze like streets will lead you to an underground Mosque. Gumuling Well (Sumur Gumuling) is a one-storey circular structure that forms an artificial island. There is pool at middle (no water) and an elevated platform where four staircases meet. Before entering, you would have to buy ticket at the entrance locket.
- Shopping in Malioboro. You can find tons of stuff to buy at the streets of Malioboro Street and at the Beringharjo Market. This is the best place to buy “GROSIR” and other souvenir items. The prices are generally affordable and you can definitely ask for discounts. You can buy stuff like jewelry, souvenir products, clothes and bags.
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Yogyakarta ( also called Jogja / Jogjakarta ) is the capital city of the Yogyakarta Special Region ( DIY ) in Central Java, Indonesia. It is considered as a cultural and spiritual center in Java Island, Indonesia. Jogja has become one of the most favorite city in Asia. Jogjakarta offers plenty of cultural and historical sites to visit and explore.
Posted on Oct 29, 2016