Yogyakarta Special Region Things to Do

  • Awaiting the crowd at Parangtritis beach
    Awaiting the crowd at Parangtritis beach
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  • Indrayanti beach in Gunung Kidul regency
    Indrayanti beach in Gunung Kidul regency
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  • Basic cabins at Indrayanti beach
    Basic cabins at Indrayanti beach
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Yogyakarta Special Region Things to Do

  • Baron bay I

    The beach at Bantul, due south of Yogyakarta, is bare and hot. At Parangtritis, to the east, the black sand beach meets the limestone cliffs known as Gunungkidul or southern hills. These hills and cliffs stretch for several hundred km eastward to Pacitan and beyond, making the coast dangerous and inhospitable. However, there are numerous bays and...

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  • Goa Cerme - an underground river...

    Arriving at the parking of Cerme cave, we asked the warden what was special about it. It is of historic interest, he said; the nine founders of Islam on Java (the Wali Songo) convened here. A statue of one of them, Sunan Kalijaga, confirms this. He did not say that the cave runs the length of an underground river for 1.2 km. We came unprepared and...

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  • Goa Langse - cave of the south sea queen

    Goa Langse is a famous cave near Parangtritis, located at sea level below a 100 m high vertical cliff. The cave is sacred, because it is believed to be the meeting place of the legendary queen of the south sea Nyai Roro Kidul and the sultan of Yogyakarta.If you are looking for a cliff scaling adventure, this is the one. Forget it if you have fear...

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  • Krakal beach

    Krakal beach is much longer than Baron and Kukup beaches. We think it is the most scenic, and the most interesting for seeing local people at work. At low tide they come harvesting sea-weed on the exposed limestone shelf and catching small fish in the crevices. Walking on the shelf one can also look for various sea-creatures.It is worth-while to...

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  • Indrayanti beach

    Indrayanti is a the longest stretch of white sandy beach in Gunung Kidul regency. Moreover, it is the only place where the east-west road runs immediately alongside the beach. Here you can jump from your vehicle in a wood-and-bamboo cabin and from the cabin in the sea. But as elsewhere the sand does not extend under the sea. At high tide the waves...

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  • Parangtritis

    Parangtritis is a black sand beach south of Yogyakarta. To the north and east the beach is bordered by limestone hills. Parangtritis was discovered in the early seventies by backpackers, called hippies at the time. It was then a small village to be reached by boat and horse-cart (bendi), because there was no bridge across Opak river. We slept on...

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  • Baron bay II, history

    Baron bay was not always this crowded.In the early seventies there were no foodstalls, no fishing boats, no paved footpaths. There were only coconut trees, a bare sandy stretch of beach, and one single gazebo owned by the local village head. Villagers came here to bathe their cattle.Compare my two pictures of the bay, 1971 and 2010.Gunung Kidul was...

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  • Kukup beach II, history

    Like Baron bay, Kukup beach used to be a remote place, only frequented by local fishermen.Instead of the concrete bridge to the landmark rock there was only a rickety bamboo one.The coast and the sea have not changed though!

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  • Kukup beach I

    When you have come as far as Baron bay, do not omit to go the extra km to Kukup beach east of the bay. Here is a wider beach with rock formations not unlike the twelve apostles at Australia's Gold Coast, one of which can be accessed by a bridge and reminds one of Tanah Lot in Bali.The coast is rocky with some sandy patches and a strong surf, not...

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  • Cigar Agrotourism, Taru Martani Factory

    For tobacco lovers, it will be exciting to visit Taru Martani, the factory that has been producing cigars since 1918. You will feel like visiting your soul mate. If you don't like tobacco, at least you can learn the long history of this factory that supports many people.t's an easy procedure to complete before you are able to visit the factory. You...

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  • WAYANG GOLEK SHOW

    Time : Every Wednesday, 10.00 - 12.00Venue : Keraton Yogyakarta Jl. Rotowijayan No. 1Phone : +62 274 373721Category : Cultural PerformanceDescription : Wayang Golek is a wooden puppet art show which is so popular in West Java.Ticketing : It's free. However, we need to pay the entrance fee to get into Keraton (IDR 12,500)

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  • Another enchantment, Hidden Temple in...

    Yogyakarta turns to have other temples of which enchantment is not less interesting than Borobudur and Prambanan temples.Ijo (in Javanese language, this word means 'Green') temple, located at the highest place in Yogyakarta that presents natural and cultural enchantment with additional view of taking off and landing airplane. Tara Temple, the...

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  • Traditional Ceremony "Grebeg Maulud"

    Yogyakarta rich of culture and traditional way. There is one of many ceremony, it is ceremonial procession called 'Grebeg maulud'. Course of traditional ceremonial procession Grebeg Maulud procession of Mount Question Wadon, Gepak, Pawuhan, and Dharat issued from the royal palace through Siti Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Hinggil, Cultural, North...

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  • FIVE MOST "DEADLY" ADVENTURES IN...

    Yogyakarta is not only known for Malioboro street, Keraton, or Javanese culture. Yogyakarta is also a great place for anyone having large passions in extreme sports and tours.1.The Nasty Lower Progo RiverThe roaring sound of the magnificent river will make any rafter enthusiast’s heart pounding. 2.The Daunting Jomblang CavesIt is not an easy task...

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  • A visit to the palace

    A trip to Jogjakarta will not be complete until one visits the palace or Kraton. Once you enter the kraton, a guide will be provided for you. He would be bringing you to various part of the kraton and explains.Depends on which day, there'll be performance on the palace ground. It could be just wayang kulit or others.There's also a mini museum on...

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  • Kiskendo cave

    Goa Kiskendo (Kiskendo cave) features in the Ramayana epos. When Subali has stolen Dewi Tara, the wife of Sugriwa, he retreats to this cave. But Sugriwa aided by Rama attacks him and defeats him. Outside the cave on a rock cliff a relief has been made of this scene.The cave is located west of Yogya in the Menoreh hills. It is easily accessable, but...

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  • Kaliadem lava walk

    When at Kaliadem try to visualize the destructive force of nature when in 2006 a stream of hot lava ash came thundering down the narrow valley of Bebeng river and drowned a recreation and camping ground. Two people perished, who had sought shelter in a bunker built for the purpose - the bunker held, but they succombed to the heat.Merapi volcano is...

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  • The road to Kaliadem

    On the last 5 km of the road to Kaliadem you have the dry bed of Bebeng river on your right hand. Be sure to make a stop at the lookout, but heed the warning sign of unstable banks. The drop down into the valley is considerable!The river bed is dry except during rain. Then the rain washes lava rock and sand down this valley. And see how people make...

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  • Shopping and temples

    Yojakarta is a fine town. Best things to do un town:Kraton (Sultan Palace) and Market /(beware of pickpokets)Taman Sari or Water Castle and next Pasar Ngasem ( animal's market)Ambarrukmo PalaceSono Budoyo Museum ancient artistic products of YogyaDon't miss Malioboro road and Pasar Beringharyo for shopping. Excursions:Borobdur a woderful buddist...

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  • A very old story : Ramayana in...

    Neither Borobudur nor Prambanan cover vast areas, compared to other archeological sites. So the scope of walking is more or less your decision, but be sure, you won't realise walking that much due to the great impression of those two monuments.Wether you will be able to join the Ramayana depends on the performance-days and -hours. To my knowledge...

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  • Prambanan Temple, A Must to see

    The temple is absolutely construction by mountain stones, it was a Hindu's temple just 17 km East of Yogyakarta, stone carving with javanese art and style. But the temple now under renovation after hit by EarthQuake in May 27, 2006

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  • From YOGYA visit BOROBUDUR

    This is an ancient temple in central Java, a Buddhist temple which constructed by Carving Stone. From Yogyakarta to The temple is about 40KM and take about 45 minutes

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  • YogyaRailWayStation:STASIUN-TUGU

    Located at the cross road between P.MangkubumiStreet and Malioboro Street, STASIUN TUGU is a RailWay Station. The train with the direction to Jakarta or to Surabaya and a choice transportation if you travel to Solo, 60 Km away from Yogyakarta than if you travel by Road, because of its crowded traffic obstacle.

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  • TUGU YOGYAKARTA

    TUGU YOGYA is one straight line with P Mangkubumi street, Malioboro street and Keraton Yogya. Long ago, if peoples will meet the King(Sultan) to tell their willingness, problem etc, they were sitting near TUGU and Sultan will see them from the Palace, then Sultan will invite them to hear directly from his peoples what is their problem and then find...

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  • TAMANSARI Water Castle

    TAMAN SARI is belong to Yogyakarta Kingdom, it was not far from Keraton, it was a place of Sultan (The King) for Bathing with his wife(s). The castle is design according to Espanola(Spain) Architectur, now it was renovated, so we can see crystal clear water at the pool

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  • WatchMerapi Eruption atGondolAyuBridge

    Since an Early of 2006, Mount Merapi (2,911m) North of Yogyakarta, an active volcano, present a lovely Panorama in the day as well as in the night when the mountains expell the lava, there are many points to view this beautiful scenery, one of its is at GondoLayu Bridge which located at Sudirman Street above Kali Code ( Code River)

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  • Gedung Agung, one of President Palace

    Gedung Agung is located at the South end of Malioboro Street, it was one of Indonesia's President Palace, beside one in Jakrta, one in Tampak Siring Bali andthere are many others

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  • MALIOBORO, a mascot of Yogyakarta

    Visit Malioboro street in Yogyakarta is a must for both of Foreigner and Domestic Tourist, in the day the street very crowded by the attendants and also by the street vendor, there are many hotels from the cheap one to Five star, Shopping Mall and Historical ancient Building

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  • Spa for Men

    As i was walking down the road, i saw this traditional javanese house which i thought was an art galery or something. It turned out to be a spa house for men. It looks so nice, i wish it was for ladies only {^_^}v

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  • Beringharjo Market

    This is the most popular traditional market in Yogyakarta. Located conveniently just at Malioboro St, the city center. You can buy batiks and other souvenirs here for cheap prices.. but ofcourse you have to bargain a lot ;)

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  • Malioboro St

    Malioboro st is the most popular street in Yogya and where all the action is.. You can jump into a becak (Indonesian Rick Shaw) and take a city tour around to the Sultan's Palace (Keraton), Bakpia Pathok (yogya's most favorite and popular cookies) or just stroll around town

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  • buy me souvenirs

    Souvenirs are cheap around Prambanan temple.. but you have to bargain like probably 2/3 of the pirce they mentioned then go up a litle bit.. but do not go more than 1/2 of the price they first offered i suggest..

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  • Tugu Monument

    Tugu Monument stands in the crossroad of Jl. Malioboro and Jl. Sudirman. It has a symbolic meaning for meditation and it is part of the magical line of Yogya (south to north); the South Sea, the Karaton Yogyakarta, Tugu and Mount Merapi

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  • Malioboro

    One central spot which very famous in Yogyakarta is Malioboro Street. You can shop of the handcraft here.

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  • Borobudur Temple

    It's the biggest Budha temple in Indonesia, it's really amazing. it's abut 1 hour away from Yogyakarta city, it's in Magelang.

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  • Batik Painting Making

    In Yogyakarta, it's really famous of the Batik Painting, here is one picture the making process of it.

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  • Batik Making

    This is the traditional making of Batik, for the hand made one, it can take at least 1 month or more, it depend on the style of the Batik.Long time ago, it's for Javaness clothes, nowdays, young people choose to wear something casual. But for the Java wedding ceremony, we still wear it, and also in other special occasion.

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  • Borobudur Temple / Waisak

    This famous monument was founded back in 9th century. Many visitors, like me, go for the magic of the temple in early morning, walking around the terraces, and being astonished by all these magnificent details. Three hours is enough for that. If you're interested, though, the Temple has about 1500 panels from which you can learn everything about...

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