Yogyakarta Travel Guide

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Yogyakarta Highlights

  • Pro
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     Wonderful Temples, Palaces, Delicious Food 

  • Con
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     Really dirty and chaotic city 

  • In a nutshell
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     Touristy places can be beautiful; look for the unusual! 

Yogyakarta Things to Do

  • Top 5 Best Place to Visit in Jogjakarta

    Jogjakarta Indonesia , has various interesting places to visit , but there are most people like place to visit which are provide best atsmosphere and most attractive place. The easy way to travel arround Jogjakarta is using Jogja Travelling Service that will make your trip more convinience.Here are Top 5 best place to visit when you come to...

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  • Sultan Palace

    Sultan Palace was constructed between Oct 9, 1755 to Oct 7, 1956, which was started few months after "Giyanti Angreement". It was built in a straight lines between Mount Merapi and Parangtritis beach. The Palace's buildings were built with European and Javanese architectural designs. There are several courtyards, buildings, and performance...

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  • Taman Sari Water Castle

    Taman Sari Water Castle was built 3 years after the Giyanti Agreement, by Sultan Hamengkubuwono I. This secret place was the pleasure park for the Sultan to rest, mediate, meeting, play or hide himself during war. It was occupied between 1765 to 1812. It was a huge compound with a large artificial lake with Islands and Pavilions plus the bathing...

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Yogyakarta Restaurants

  • Good food and good ambiance

    My friend insisted we come to Bladok and we are happy we made that decision. We sat at the garden like al-fresco seating area - good ambiance. Staffs were courteous and pleasant.We ordered Tong Seng and Bakwan and for the drinks we had Sappan tea and Javanese coffee. This was the first (and last!) Tong Seng we had in Indonesia during this trip.We...

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  • A Family History

    Nearby the Kraton, within wooden traditional javanese House, we share our passions for culture and traditions of the regions.A la Carte or in the daily suggestions, fresh food from markets and the sea offer exclusive Javanese meals. Please have a look on our Menu : http://www.scribd.com/doc/97225945/KESUMA-Restaurant-MENU-Juin-2012

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  • Hungry? Thirsty? Go Easy!

    EasyGoIn’ is a modern & colorful restaurant & cafe serving delicious Indonesian and Western dishes in a comfortable and warm atmosphere. Also a great place for a Happy-Hour drink (2–7pm) at the bar while meeting locals and travelers.Pool table & Wifi are free of charge. Try the Nasi Tumpeng or the beef steak with creamy pepper sauce!

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Yogyakarta Nightlife

  • 36 Years! Performed Nigthly

    Ramayana Ballet Performance, Open Theatre Perform every Night, starting at 8 pm – 9.30 pm. The winner of Indonesian Guiness Book Of Record (MURI) 2001 for the best Ramayana Ballet in Yogyakarta has been performed nightly for 36 years continuously till present.Ramayana Ballet performance became a famous attraction of the tourist object in...

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  • 36 Years! Performed Nigthly 'Ramayana...

    Ramayana Ballet performance became a famous attraction of the tourist object in Yogyakarta. The performance tells about love story between Rama and Shinta against Rahwana, besides the loyalty and the brave act of Hanuman.Performed Nigthly 8 pm – 9.30 pm at Open Theatre, Purawisata, Yogyakarta located at the center of city, 500 meters from Sultan...

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  • Ramayana Ballet Performance

    Ramayana Ballet performance became a famous attraction of the tourist object in Yogyakarta. The performance tells about love story between Rama and Shinta against Rahwana, besides the loyalty and the brave act of Hanuman.Performed nightly at Open Theatre Purawisata, located at center city of Yogyakarta, 500 meters from Sultan Palace and Malioboro...

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Yogyakarta Transportation

  • Here is Cheap and Comfortable way for...

    If you want to have Jogjakarta Tour with cheap price and good service , you can go to Prawirotaman area, over there many Jogjakarta Tour Agencies with cheap price but has good service. They also provide various Jogja Tour Program you can choose. one of Tour Jogja agency which many tourist use in Kresna Tour Jogja. This agency provide special Tour...

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  • TRAIN-JAKARTA-YOGYA-SURABAYA-MALANG

    You could take a TAKSAKA, ARGO LAWU, ARGO DWIPANGGA executive air conditioned morning train or an evening train from JAKARTA GAMBIR Train station to YOGYAKARTA TUGU Train station, would take 7 hours, but sometime will take 9 hours, the fare in week days is a little bit cheaper than in the weekend, it was in the range of Rp 220,000,- to Rp 280,000,-...

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  • Yogyakarta Airport

    Yogyakarta has a small airport despite it is one of the important tourist cities in Indonesia. Once you arrive at the Airport, you don't have much space to walk around and just the queue to the immigration counters. After immigration, you immediately exit the building, and the car rental, ATM, money exchange, tourist service office, etc are all...

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Yogyakarta Shopping

  • Souvenir Center in Malioboro

    If you want a unique shopping experience scented jogja and served by friendly people who are dressed in typical jogja, try the gift shop go Mirota Batik. Located on the north side Beringharjo market, orange-painted walls must be accessible browning. crafts, antiques, kris, and puppets, batik and many other things here With prices range between...

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  • Arts and souvenirs

    Shopping in Jogja? Of course, most of the shops are on Malioboro, and you can find a wide, very wide range of all sorts of clothing, batiks, souvenirs. . . as well as you can find lots of souvenirs next to the tourists attractions like the Sultan’s Palace or at Pasar Malam. If you like to be “trapped”, these are the places to go for shopping, as I...

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  • Batik Batik Batik!!!!

    The whole street is lined with Batik shops. I'm not an expert with batik but they all looked the same whether they were in a boutique or on the streets.Also try the food along the streets. Hmm.. I was so overwhelmed by batik that I didn't get anything. Ok.. Maybe a pair of batik bedroom slippers... remember to BARGAIN! BARGAIN BARGAIN BARGAIN!...

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Yogyakarta Local Customs

  • Tradition in central and east Java

    Tradition is important in Indonesia, special in Java island in central and east Java.Here a little book, found in Soekarno - Hatta Airport Jakarta,before start to Yogyakata 2002. "Primbon Wanita Lengkap...."- more or less a guide and mental help for the right todo at the right time-and special the "Jamu- Jamu Tradisional". The little book is...

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  • Bird loving

    The locals on Java and beyond have a sacred love for birds. It is expressed in a special way by caging them in elaborate pieces of artwork made of metal and other sturdy materials. They are used to perform free concerts in the courtyards of the common households and adding more live to the leafy surroundings if there are any. To certain extend they...

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  • Hallmarks of (bygone) culture

    Java populace has a couple of local industries that have turned from everyday household items into a tourism fast buck winner, namely the production of batik material and puppetry making. The word batik means literally “dot making” and self explains the amount of painstaking work that is needed to finish the job. It is one these not-so-rare...

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Yogyakarta Warnings and Dangers

  • Warning

    Be aware of Tour scams Tours might not be carried out with no upfront information given but only funny excuses.Wasted an entire day because of one of these scammers (Bamboo Tours on Prawirotaman 2).Leaving Yogyakarta with a very bad taste...

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  • Trek Pasar Bubrah-Summit Merapi

    Pasar Bubrah (2600 m) located below summit of Indonesian most active volcano, Merapi.This area is joining points of three normal hiking trails up summit of volcano Merapi: Western flank (via BABADAN ), Eastern flank (via DELES), and Northern flank (via SELO). After lage eruption 2010, mostly half of hiking trail from Pasar Bubrah up new summit of...

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  • Beggars

    I find that Yogya is generally safe place but in Malioboro there are quite a number of beggars and mentally unsound people. It's your choice whether you want to give some money but do observe the usual precautions... watch your wallet and mind your own business and not attraction attention.

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Yogyakarta Tourist Traps

  • Batik, Indonesian Heritage, BUT NOT THE...

    Around Sultan Palace, there are lots of Batik and Silver mafias. They'll bring you to the batik or silver shop, where you can find many batik paintings.The original batik is only cloth, then the painting is a tourism-impact.And if you see a wonderful batik painting in a batik gallery, wait until you see another REALLY SAME painting in other...

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  • Borobudor and vendors

    We were warned about the vendors.I have one guy after me for more than 500m. He try to sell me stone souvenirs (Buddha, stupa's, ..) The vendors are with the hundrud people there. Don't speak to them, don't look at them and don't stop walking. Say with a good strong voice "Tidak" (means No).

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  • Taxi drivers

    Beware that taxi driver will bring you to your destination via a long way. From Novotel to Higo's Cafe is only less than 5 minutes ride, but the cab who brought us there took 30 minutes. get familiar with the map and warn the drivers about doing that.

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Yogyakarta What to Pack

  • Hard to Find Many Item at Selo For...

    Snack, fruits, Medium backpack: There are some micro shop at Selo, but it difficult to obtain the complete one. Their stock are limited in variation. Warm jacket, trekking shoes, sunglass, sunscreen: No shop selling these items at Selo, bring them from city. In Yogyakarta there are some outdoor gear and rental services available. minimum safety...

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  • flash flash flashlight

    it rains in yogya each late afternoon on a sunny april. one night it rained hard and shortly after a loud thunder, an even louder explosion was heard. lights went off and the surroundings turned dark. the blackout only lasted less than an hour. if not for the candles the caretakers offered, it's an hour of suffering in limbo.

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  • alarm clock that alarms

    you sure don't wanna miss out on a sunrise trip to borobudur that leaves yogya at 5am. i always bring with me a teeny-weeny clock i presume would ring on the right time to wake me up whenever i have an early flight, train ride, bus voyage or whatever schedule i don't wanna miss out. see sometimes i am so tired after a fun daytrip out that I just...

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Yogyakarta Off The Beaten Path

  • Try Teh Botol (Indonesian Tea)

    You find this drink everywhere in Indonesia; not really unqiue to Yogya. However, have a taste of Indonesian tea. Very strong jasmine flavour so it may not been for everyone but it's rather unique and you can get one for about 2000-3000Rp a bottle at the tourist sights; refreshing on any hot day!

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  • Batik course with Viavia Cafe

    I signed up this 1-day course on the last day of my trip. Initially I was interested in doing bicycling to one of the villages but I had to give up this idea after realised that the bike itself weight heavier than me :(Batik painting wasn't easy as well. Lots of patience and effort required. I was exhausted at the end of the day but this was an...

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  • Sukuh temple

    Though near Solo it can be easily visited as a day trip from Yogya. It is known for its erotic carvings and the superb vies over the area. It has a strange shape as it resembles a Mayan temple

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Yogyakarta Sports & Outdoors

  • Best Place for Golf at Yogyakarta

    It's the best place at Yogyakarta, Indonesia for you to golfing.A beautifully built green in the lake offers an attractive challenge even for professional golfers.Located in the slope of mount Tidar, nestled amongst the richness of natural beauty of pristine mountain streams, crisp clean air and Javanese cultural charm. Borobudur International...

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  • Photo Mania

    Places that you visit here will make sure you shoot over 1000 of photos. Really put a new camera player to practice his skills! DSLR

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  • hiking, rafting, caving

    jogja is heaven for ourdoor activities. it is close to various vulcan & mountains, many rivers, and long caves. for instance, you can check www.jogjadventure. i don't know any of these people running that business, don't mean to give any promotion, just want to give further information.

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Yogyakarta Favorites

  • FROM YOGYAKARTA to BROMO

    If You have morning flight to Yogyakarta, then you'd better make an itinerary as follow:As you out Yogyakarta ADI SUCIPTO AIR PORT, just go out to take an intercity bus 'TRANs YOGYA'(check the location to the air port information desk, bus fare is IDR 3,000/US.$ 0.3)to the nearby Tourist spot PRAMBANAN TEMPLE, it was about 10 t0 15 minutes to the...

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  • jogja - mount bromo

    dear,to get to bromo from jogja it takes 12 hoursby car, with stops. the easiest way is that you rent private car with driver or also possible to join mini buses (not so comfy, but cheapest and easy) leaving for the package to bromo, then they'll drop you in the ferry to bali. so they normally leave in the morning, and arrive in Bromo at night.....

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  • Prambanan and hidden temples

    i don't really think it's worth to go to Monjali. by taxi it's more less 30 minutes.If it's your only time to visit Jogja, I suggest you to go to Prambanan temple (a Hindu). From the airport, you can catch a taxi, it takes more less 15min, n u can go around the complex for an hour or so..If u've been to Prambanan, u can explore Candi Plaosan and...

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