Cool climate for plantation in Dieng Plateau
This is a highland where a lot of platation are done here. The journey is a bit long and have to go through the curvy roads. However, there are many things to look at during the day trip.
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Visit the Ramayana Ballet near the Prambanan with the temple complex providing an exclusive backdrop.
KRATON - Underground Mosque
The underground mosque is another must see. Its been renovated in the same fashion as the Tamansari.
Entrance is free
KRATON - Tunnel to Tamansari
One of the interesting things to see around the Kraton is the tunnel that leads to the Tamansari. Its been renovated too but vandals have painted grafitti all over the tunnel.
KRATON - Bird Market
The bird market is located about 2 blocks from the Sultan's Palace. You pass by it on the way to the Water Palace. It will be worth your while walking thru the market and watch people (and birds).
Beringharjo Market is a sprawling local market where batiks of all makes and colors could be had. As shopping is in not my itinerary I was just happy to watch the locals mingle and haggle.
watch out for the guard employees in their traditional uniform with batik sarong and dagger tucked into their backs sarong.
- Castles and Palaces
The palace court with its grand and elegant Javanese architecture lies in the center of the city. It was founded by Prince Mangkubumi in 1755. The Prince was then called Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono.
- Hiking and Walking
It's a 'must do' activity while you are there. Morning trip along the curving river, past the green rice fields, through the village of farmers and end the trip in front of Amanjiwo's lobby.
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When in Yogyakarta, try getting around by becak , the public transportation like a rickshaw . You ca find becak almost everywhere on the streets in Yogyakarta.
- Arts and Culture
Getting up to see the 8th wonder of the world
A beautiful buddhist monument dedicated to spirtual awakening. It was built in the 8th century and was rediscovered in the 19th century and rebuilt. It is UNESCO world heritage site.
Almoust every day at 11:00 there is a dancer who performs a traditionnal dance to the gammelan music, I can recommend that.
The fascinating Hindu temple near Yogyakarta!
Have a look at my Yogyakarta intro page for more info and pics
Wayang Kulit show: the shadows
The Wayang Kulit show is performed by one man who narrates, sings and makes the puppets move.
You can sit behind him ior just walk around to see the show from behind the scene.
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Monumental entrance gate
This is my last picture of the Water Castle. The ultimate gate at the end of the walk was the most lovely decorated.
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