ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

THE SULTAN PALACE OF YOGYAKARTA

The Sultan Palace of Yogyakarta or also known as Keraton of Yogyakarta is a palace complex located in the city of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. The palace is the main seat of Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. It serves as a cultural center for the Javanese people and contains a museum that displays the sultanate's artifacts.Yogyakarta Palace was built by Prince Mangkubumi in 1755-1756 several months after the signing of the Treaty of Giyanti between Prince Mangkubumi of Yogyakarta, Hamengkubuwono of Surakarta and Dutch East India Company.

CANDI BOROBUDUR

Do you know that UNESCO listed Borobudur as a World Heritage Site in 1991? It is listed under Cultural criteria (i) "to represent a masterpiece of human creative genius", (ii) "to exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design", and (vi) "to be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance". 

CANDI PRAMBANAN

Prambanan or Rara Jonggrang (Javanese: translit. Rara Jonggrang) is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces.

The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia.

KOTA GEDE

Kotagede (also Kota Gede, Javanese for "Big City") is a historic neighborhood in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The name was used for the administrative district (kecamatan) of the same name in the City of Yogyakarta, and previously a forest named Mentaok, to the east of Gajah Wong River. Kotagede contains the remains of the first capital of Mataram Sultanate, established in the 16th century. Some of the remains of the old Kotagede are remains of the palace, the royal cemetery, the royal mosque, and defensive walls and moats. Kotagede is well known internationally by its silver crafting.

 

ULLEN SENTALU MUSEUM

Ullen Sentalu Museum is a private museum that was initiated by Haryono family and now is managed by Ulating Blencong Foundation. It was established in 1994 and officially inaugurated on March 1, 1997, coinciding with the date commemorated every year as a historical day for Yogyakarta City. The inauguration was done by KGPAA Paku Alam VIII, who was at that time the Governor of Yogyakarta Special Province.

CANDI RATU BOKO

Ratu Boko (Javanese: Ratu Baka) or Ratu Boko Palace is an archaeological site in Java. Ratu Boko is located on a plateau, about three kilometres south of Lara Jonggrang Prambanan temple complex in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The original name of this site is still unclear, however the local inhabitants named this site after King Boko, the legendary king mentioned in Loro Jonggrang folklore.In Javanese, Ratu Baka means "Stork King".

The site covers 16 hectares in two hamlets (Dawung and Sambireja) of the village of Bokoharjo and Prambanan, Sleman Regency.

KAMPUNG KETANDAN

Kampung Ketandan is a Chinatown area located in Malioboro, the center of Yogyakarta. Precisely located in the southeast of the intersection between Jalan Malioboro, Jalan Margo Mulyo, Jalan Pajeksan, and Jalan Suryatmajan. In Kampong Ketandan area there are many terraced houses with Chinese architecture, although it has started eroded modernization.

SILVER CRAFT

Kota Gede in Yogyakarta is famous with silver crafts. Located 9km from Jogja, this traditional architecture town actually sound means "BIG CITY". It is all silver business here, with many small store selling silver acessories in reasonable price.

AMBARUKMO PLAZA

Plaza Ambarrukmo (also Ambarrukmo Plaza, Amplaz) is a shopping mall in Yogyakarta with a building area of 120,000 m2 (1,300,000 sq ft). Located in Jalan Laksda Adisucipto Yogyakarta which was established in 2006, Plaza Ambarrukmo consists of 7 (seven) floors divided into a shopping area with more than 230 tenants and a parking area that can accommodate 1,000 cars and 1,400 motorcycles. Plaza Ambarrukmo is built with a blend of classical Javanese architectural concepts and modern interior design. Plaza Ambarrukmo has several exhibition venues on the Lower Ground floor, Ground Floor, 2nd Floor, and 3rd Floor.

MALIOBORO STREET

Jalan Malioborois a major shopping street in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The street is the centre of Yogyakarta's largest tourist district surrounded with many hotels, restaurants, and shops nearby. Sidewalks on both sides of the street are crowded with small stalls selling a variety of goods. In the evening several open-air street side restaurants, called lesehan, operate along the street. This is the street of the artists. Street musicians, painters, and other artists exhibit their creations on this road. Less obvious to the tourist, but more for the local population, side streets, lanes and structures that lead on to Malioboro are as important as the street itself.

BERINGHARJO MARKET

Beringharjo market becomes part of Malioboro that is worth visiting. This market has been center of economy activity since years ago and its existence has philosophical meaning. The market  is one of the 'four in one' poles (consisting of South Square, Sultan Palace, North Square, and Beringharjo market) symbolizing economy functions. The name 'Beringharjo' was given by Hamengku Buwono IX, meaning that the place where banyan tree (bering) used to grow is expected to bring welfare (harjo). Now, tourists define this place as an enjoyable shopping place; where you can find ranging from batik, traditional snacks, Javanese herbs, to art crafts and even famous snake skin fruits (Salak Pondoh).

HARTONO MALL

Its located in Jalan Ir. Soekarno, Yogyakarta. its near to many places and to some hotels.

WEDI OMBO

Wediombo Beach is a bay with white sand, which slopes gently to the sea, and it can be seen from the hill or even from the shore. Visitors can enjoy perfect sunset scenery from here. Wediombo beach is a natural beach with beautiful scenery. It lies in Jepitu village, Girisubo district, about 40 km in the south east of Wonosari city. It's a bay with white sand, which slopes gently to the sea, and it can be seen from the hill or even from the shore. The visitors can enjoy perfect sunset scenery from here and the fresh air is very good for the respiratory organs. For the visitors who have fishing hoby, Wediombo beach is a perfect choice. In a certain many of Panjo fish appear along the beach. It's a kind of fishing ceremony.

PARANGTRITIS

Parangtritis is located 27 km south of Yogyakarta and easily accessible by public transportation that operate up to 17:00pm as well as private vehicles. The afternoon before sunset is the best time to visit this most popular beach in Yogyakarta. But if you arrive sooner, it will not hurt for going up to Tebing Gembirawati (Gembirawati cliffs) behind this beach. From there, we can see the whole area of Parangtritis Beach, southern sea, up to the horizon.

Parangtritis Beach is very closely related to the legend of Ratu Kidul (Queen of South). Many Javanese people believe that Parangtritis Beach is the gate of Ratu Kidul's magical kingdom who controls the southern sea.

BARON TECHNO PARK

Education Area Baron Technopark, Planjan Village, Saptosari Sub-district, Gunungkidul. There is a sundial that can be used as a learning for students and visitors who come. The clock is used as a time-marking tool by relying on giant clockworks that loom challenging sunlight and producing shadows.
What is interesting about Baron Technopark Sun Clock? In addition to sunset and sunrise, you can see the expanse of the sea off from the heights because the Sun Clock is on the cliff.
The Sun Clock is also located on the peninsula so you can also see the lighthouse towers of the Baron Beach and the beaches located east of the Baron Beach from a distance.

SINDEN BEACH

The location of Sinden beach is not far from Wediombo beach that has been famous and influenced Sinden beach to be known more and more by visitors. Sinden beach has a very beautiful panorama and scenery. Visitors can enjoy the cape that can be place where people can fish. This place is a great place for you to refresh and release from your fatigue and boredom after days of working or having other routines where you can enjoy the charming nature.

Fish in this area is categorized many in varieties so many visitors usually have purpose to fish when they visit this beach. You will feel a different feeling when fishing in this area, because you can enjoy the natural scenery that full of beauty.

WATULUMBUNG

Watu Lumbung Beach has very interesting rock and coral formations. Try walk down through a huge stone with a hole in the middle creating an arch and carefully pick your way over the rocks,  this beach is surrounded by small green hills too! There is plenty of exploration to see – just be sure to be really careful when adventuring through Watu Lumbung Beach. Its located at Wonosari, Kabupaten Gunung Kidul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

TIMANG BEACH

Gunungkidul Region is home to the most beautiful beaches of Yogyakarta, including the Timang Beach, which is located 35 kilometres south of Wonosari. It exhibits a fulfilling sight of white waves crashing into coral stones and cliffs. Location is at Tepus, Gunung Kidul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll love to try this out: hangin on a wooden ‘cable cart’ tied together on pulleys that are not made with the usual steel cables, but with fabric rope, to cross onto Watu Panjang Island.
Originally used as a means of transportation by local lobster fishermen, those brave enough to endure dangling above treacherous waves.

GUDEG YOGYA

Gudeg is made from young unripe jack fruit (Javanese: gori, Indonesian: nangka muda) stewed for several hours with palm sugar, and coconut milk. Additional spices include garlic, shallot, candlenut, coriander seed, galangal, bay leaves, it is often described as "green jack fruit sweet stew". There are several types of gudeg; dry, wet, Yogyakarta style, Solo style and East Javanese style. The most common gudeg comes from Yogyakarta, and is usually sweeter, drier and reddish in color because of the addition of teak leaves as coloring agent. Solo gudeg from the city of Surakarta is more watery and soupy. Gudeg is traditionally associated with Yogyakarta, and Yogyakarta is sometimes nicknamed "Kota Gudeg" (city of gudeg).

SATE KLATHAK PAK PONG

Sate Klathak Pak Pong, Unique Way to Enjoy Lamb/goat Skewer. If you are in Yogyakarta, do not miss to enjoy Sate Klathak. This culinary must be tried, not just delicious, satay Klathak also unique, legendary!

Currently, there are many traders selling Sate Klathak, but one of the most famous klathak satay stalls is Sate Klathak Pak Pong. This shop is located on Jl Stadion Sultan Agung, if from East Imogiri Street, continue until 7 km, then after reaching Jejeran market junction, take to the west, about 500m road from the intersection, this shop is on the right side . We can immediately see people burning sate by the side of the road, fragrant smoke spread everywhere.

Sate Klathak made from young goat meat cut and stabbed with bars motorcycle. Yeah, you guys did not read wrong. Bars of the motorcycle made of iron (Ruji Motor) . The use of this Ruji is believed to deliver better heat, so that meat can mature evenly, outside and inside. The spices used in burning it are also very simple, just salt and pepper. This simplicity makes the taste of the meat appear, so that the natural savory taste is felt, coupled with the tenderness of young goat meat. Perfect!

KOPI JOSS

This coffee is different than others coffee, the coffee served with hot burned charcoal plunged in it. Local people call it “Kopi Joss” named from the sound when hot burned charcoal plunged in it.
Some people say the taste of coffee are earthy, others say litle caramel.

The coffee drink price is very cheap, only Rp. 4,000 for 1 glass. And its can be found such as to backpacker street such as  SOSROWIJAYAN street, DAGEN street, PASAR KEMBANG street, MALIOBORO street etc.

ANGKRINGAN

People who have lived in Jogja must know angkringan, simple carts with plastic tarps that sell Nasi Kucing, quail egg sate, sate chicken intestine (fried), fried, and wedangan (Javanese Hot Herbal Beverage – Ginger spice). Nasi Kucing is a typical menu of angkringan, a rice spice with a shred of tempeh or oseng  (sauteed) teri then wrapped in banana leaves and paper. Named as Nasi Kucing, it is because the portions very small, only few spoon of rice. It is a fun place to discuss with friends until late at night, angkringan is also a dining place consider as cheap.

ES KRIM RUJAK

In Yogyakarta there is a snack that is quite easy to find, i.e. salad ice cream (ES KRIM RUJAK). And, one of the areas of Yogyakarta are quite a lot of ice cream seller is the area of ??Pura Pakulaman Yogyakarta. In that area there is also a pioneer selling ice cream salad that has been it since 1990, namely Paino. Almost the same as fruits salad (RUJAK) in general, which contains fruits, also contains shavings of cucumber, mango, kedondong, papaya, pineapple, bengkoang, doused with chili sauce and then given ice cream topping. This dish is very fitting if enjoyed when the weather conditions are hot. Using a simple cart and located on the corner of Harjowinatan street, north, Paino peddled the ice cream salad from 09.00 until finish.

BAKPIA

Bakpia (Chinese: Pe?h-?e-j?: bah-pi; literally: "meat pastry") or hopia (Chinese: Pe?h-?e-j?: hó-piá; literally: "good pastry") is a popular Indonesian and Philippine bean-filled moon cake-like pastry originally introduced by Fujianese immigrants in the urban centers of both nations around the turn of the twentieth century. It is a widely available inexpensive treat and a favoured gift for families, friends and relatives.

In Indonesia, it is also widely known as Bakpia Pathok, named after a suburb of Yogyakarta which specialises in the pastry. These sweet rolls are similar to bigger Indonesian pia, the only difference being the size.

PUNCAK BECICI

Becici Peak is located in Muntuk Village, Dlingo District, Bantul Regency or 30 Km from downtown Yogyakarta. To get there, tourists can pass the path of Yogyakarta-Wonosari. However, make sure the vehicle is prime. Because the road to go up and down and winding. Becici Peak has a 4.4 hectare pine forest with cool air. In the afternoon, visitors can enjoy the sunset. From here also, visitors can see the beauty of the northern Prambanan Temple and the beautiful southern coast. "Afternoon time is best if you want to enjoy the panorama". Even Obama the ex-president USA, was enjoyed it.

BATU MIRING

VISIT KULON PROGO Slant Rock. Gunung Kukusan Gunung Kukusan is one of Menoreh's hill tops extending from Kulon Progo district to Magelang district. Gunung Kukusan or other named Gunung Kendeng is located in Wonokerto hamlet, Ngargoretno village, Salaman district, Magelang regency, Central Java. Around here there is a large stone which is named after a sloping stone. You can take pictures here. To enter here, you will be charged a fee of Rp 2000 only.

PUNCAK SURYOLOYO

The peak of Suroloyo is the highest land in the Menoreh Hills that are prima donna because of its captivating landscape from altitude. Not only looking at the beauty of Menoreh Hills, we will also be treated to views of Jogja region, and Magelang complete with Borobudur Temple. From this place we can see the 5 mountain scenery in Central Java namely Merapi, Merbabu, Sindoro, Sumbing and Ungaran which will only be seen when the weather is really bright. In addition to the beauty of the landscape, Puncak Suroloyo is also a place to hold some traditional ceremonies, Tourists can see this traditional ceremony every 1st of Suro (Java Calendar).

PUNCAK MANGUNAN

Peak of the orchard or more familiar fruit in the ear with the title "Mangunan peak". Actually Mangunan Peak is a fruit orchard located on a hilltop in Imogiri Bantul area. At the end of the garden there is a peak with a very beautiful view, this peak is more attracted visitors, beyond his own orchards. With ticket price Rp. 5000, we can enjoy the natural beauty that can be seen from the top of the mangunan. Unique scenery we can enjoy here, beautiful cluster of mountains with a winding river below.

KALI BIRU

The best time to come to Kalibiru and climb the Tower of View  is in the afternoon, to watch the twilight paint the sky with amazing colors. But coming in the morning will also be fun, because the water color Sermo Reservoir with a purplish blue. There you will find a towering pine tree at the edge of a ravine, which at the height of the trunk has a wooden board complete with a hanging ladder. That is "Tower of View." From that height, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Menoreh Mountains, with the Sermo Reservoir at its feet.

KBN TEH NGLINGGO

The existence of nglinggo tea garden is already long, even a dozen years ago.
Administratively nglinggo tea garden is located in the hamlet nglinggo, pagerharjo village, Samigaluh District, Kab. Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta. More precisely located in the western tip of Yogyakarta, at the top of the hills incised. The tea garden offers beautiful green carpet scenery and when you go very early in the morning usually covers with fogs, which adding the fresh andmysterious athmosphere.

MERAPI TOUR

Yogyakarta has many adventure tourism destinations. One of them is Merapi Lava Tour located in Kaliurang, right at the foot of Mount Merapi. Basically, Merapi Lava Tour invites tourists ride Jeep cars along the former lava flow after the eruption of Mount Merapi. Throughout the trip, tourists will be invited to stop at several post-eruption destinations such as the Museum Sisa Hartaku and Kaliadem Bunker. Merapi Lava Tour is divided into three routes namely short (1.5 hours), medium (2.5 hours), and long (4-5 hours). Short route trip with Jeep contains maximum 4 adults Rp 350.000 price, while for medium Rp 450.000 and for long Rp 600.000.

RAFTING

When it comes to rafting, Yogyakarta has quite surprises offer! One of the adrenalin rush sport is rafting. In Yogyakarta there quite many rivers that possible for it.

Some of the rafting spots also offer breath taking scenery such as waterfall stairs, and sometimes another exciting experinces such as Caving and tubing. You might like to try these.

Just follow the safety rules for rafting and you love the swift currents of the rivers, well you are set to go!

HERITAGE CYCLING

The heritage cycling activity is a set of interesting scenery about ancient sites, rice fields and  rural culture daily life. This trip will be a sensational experience in your holiday in Yogyakarta.  Prambanan cycling tour is one of the options.

Start near the Prambanan Complex, the trip will pass Prambanan temple, Sewu temple, Plaosan temple, Bubrah temple and much more. During cycling you can see the temples outsite the complex. You can also see the life of rural communities and beautiful natural scenery during the ride bike. You can see the real of Indonesia daily life. And after finish cycling trip you can enter the Prambanan temple (you can pay the entrance ticket itself directly at the location).

ATV ADVENTURES

At Parangtritis Beach, Yogyakarta, you can rent and ride ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) for Rp 30.000 per 15 minutes. You can ride this vehicle while enjoying the beach view and listening to the sound of sea waves hitting the foreshore. Riding ATV has been one of the most favorite ways by tourists to spend their time at Parangtritis. Try this early in the morning to explore the beach with ATV, while the beach is still empty from visitors. Or try to enjoy the ride while see the sunset on the beach.

ROCK CLIMBING

Should you need more exciting adventures; do try Rock climbing!

At Siung beach, you can do rock climbing also enjoy the ocean views! Located about 70km from city center, Siung Beach has pearly white sands, turquoise sea, and cool air. And of course, there are high rocks (up to 15 meters) that are waiting for you. Siung Beach has 45 climbing tracks with various difficulty levels. “Kuda Laut” track is the most favorite track for rock climbing here. After the adrenaline rush, don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful Siung beach. Address: Purwodadi village, Tepus sub-district, Wonosari, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta.

SANDBOARDING

Parangkusumo Sandbank is located along Opak river until Parangtritis beach, Yogyakarta. The sands come from Mount Merapi’s volcanic ashes that brought along the stream of Opak River and Progo River to the Southern Sea. Parangkusumo Sandbank does not only offer beautiful scenery but you also can sandboarding there. Simply stand on a board and ‘surf’ through the sands. It may seem easy but you need to keep your balance while standing and sliding on the board. Try it once and you will definitely want to do it more!

FESTIVAL KERATON

The role of the Royal Festival is as a preserver of culture, customs and traditions of a kingdom. D.I Yogyakarta as a province in Indonesia that has the privilege of being a city that has a history of the kingdom and is still ongoing. One of the celebrations that often held is the Royal Palace. This celebration is also famous as an event that showcases the heirlooms of the Yogyakarta Palace as well as the Keraton troops that are often awaited by the community.

BEDHAYA KETAWANG DANCE

The word “Bedhaya” refers to female palace dancers, while “ketawang” is derived from “tawang” which means “the sky”, therefore Bedhaya Ketawang is said to be a dance from the sky. This Javanese dance is deemed sacred to the Mataram sultanates of both Surakarta and Yogyakarta. The dance from the sky can only be performed once a year at sultan coronation ceremonies. 

The two hour-long dance is comprised of three parts, each representing one stanza. every stanza is about story of King and Queen Love journey. The dance is very slow and sacred, therefore it is not shown other than in Keraton. 

GREBEG SYAWAL

One of the traditions in celebrating Lebaran Day which can be said unique is the Grebeg Syawal tradition in Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY). Grebek Syawal itself is an activity undertaken to welcome 1 Shawwal that coincides with the celebration of Idul Fitri.Grebeg Shawwal Tradition Decrease-of-the-Region Yogyakarta

At the ceremony, Kraton will issue seven mountains: one will be escorted to Pakualaman Temple, one to Kepatihan, while the other five will be escorted to Gede Kauman Mosque and will be paraded to North Square for contested by the people present.

NGELAMBOR BEACH

NGOBARAN BEACH

KRAKAL BEACH

NASI BRONGKOS

WEDANG UWUH

BEBEK GORENG

DESA MANDING - LEATHER CRAFTS

DESA KASONGAN

CHOCOLATE MONGGO

ANDONG

CAVING

LOMBA GEROBAK SAPI

BREKSI CLIFF

NGELANGGERAN MOUNTAIN

EMBUNG BATARA SRITEN

PLAWANGAN HILL

LANANG MOUNTAIN

KALIURANG PEAK

IMOGIRI GRAVE YARDS

BATIK MAKING

MONUMENT OF TUGU

SANDARAN BEACH

MERAPI HIKING

SIUNG BEACH

GLAGAH BEACH

SLILI BEACH

WOHKUDU BEACH

SALAK PONDOH

WAROENG BELIK

DRAGON FRUITS

KAMPUNG NGASEM

ARTS AND CRAFTS

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