Yogyakarta Special Region Off The Beaten Path

  • Wediombo - anglers on anglers' rock
    Wediombo - anglers on anglers' rock
    by theo1006
  • Panorama: before and after
    Panorama: before and after
    by theo1006
  • Wediombo beach - free accommodation
    Wediombo beach - free accommodation
    by theo1006

Yogyakarta Special Region Off The Beaten Path

  • Wediombo beach

    Wediombo is our favourite among the Gunungkidul beaches, for several reasons. It is the largest bay between Parangtritis and Pacitan. Being far from Yogyakarta and other towns, Wediombo is unspoiled; the only change in fourty years is that the region has been replanted with teak and acacia trees - see the travelogue. There are good opportunites for...

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  • Swallow cave at Ngungap

    Chinese kill for it: birds' nests soup. We once had some at a wedding dinner, and did not find the taste that special. Yet the main ingredient fetches a high price: nests that cave-dwelling swallows build from their own saliva.Someone must have told Theo in the early seventies about the cave where locals harvest the nests. When most roads in Gunung...

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  • Gesing beach

    We drove the road from Baron to Parangtritis, about 40 km, in part recently improved. At one point we spotted a turnoff to Gesing beach. We asked a bystander how far it was: 5 km. But it turned out to be a full 10 km.Gesing is a fishing harbour in a narrow bay flanked by high cliffs. One of very few places between Baron and Parangtritis where boats...

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  • Paliyan Wildlife Sanctuary

    We happened to pass by while exploring the byroads of Gunungkidul regency, Suaka Margasatwa Paliyan. What wildlife to expect in a young teak forest?We walked to the deserted but freely accessible “Hall of Environmental Education”. Photo's in the hall showed the metamorphosis of the area over the course of ten years or so. A landscape of bare rocks...

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  • Siung beach

    Siung beach is a stretch of sand in a small bay. As elsewhere along the Gunungkidul coast the sand borders a limestone shelf that falls dry at low tide.Measured along the coast Siung beach lies between Timang and Wediombo beaches, 2 km from the former, 4 km from the latter. But by road the distance between them is more than 10 km, because the...

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  • Timang beach

    Timang beach is typical of many on the Gunung Kidul coast: a strip of sand in a bay, while the sea bottom is of limestone. At high tide (10-12am) one can play in the waves, at low tide look for critters in the crevices of the sea bottom.This one appealed to us, because it was still unspoiled being relatively far from Yogyakarta and the road only...

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  • Alun-alunSelatan BlindFold, aFunnyGame

    Its Fascinating experience to attend and a 'Challenge', in the early afternoon soonly after the sunset, one interesting moment at AlunAlun Selatan (Southern Side Of Keraton Yogya), by hire a black blind fold just only IDR, 3,000,- try to get through between two Banyan Trees(Fiscus Benjamina trees) by covering your eyes, I've been trying 3 times...

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