Yogyakarta Travel Guide

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Yogyakarta Things to Do

  • Not too much to do...

    Yogyakarta is a city that worth going for sure...but not for more than 2 days...in one day it is possible to visit the main temples and next day to see the city and shopping street. Unless you want to travel further around...

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  • Prandabam: Guides - Guías

    During our visit we had the great help of three tourism students who volunteered to guide and accompany us on the visit of the templesEach one knew her subject and she explained in very good English so besides detail ling what we were seeing they told us Hindu legends and stories like the Ramayana or the adventures of KrishnaThey made us the visit...

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  • Prambanam: Relieves - Relieves

    In the interior walls of guardrails surrounding the temples there are low reliefs depicting stories of the Ramayana and the Bhagavata PuranaTemplesmust be visited, to read the stories, in the sense clockwise, so you will always have temple on the right handYou will see stories and characters from Hindu mythology Rama, Shiva, Ravana, Krishna ......

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Yogyakarta Restaurants

  • Good Food

    This is a hugely popular and very busy restaurant which serves local food, its packed with Indonesians and there is usually a big queue, having said that though the turnover is very quick and you don't wait for long - there is a TV and lots of chairs anyway so waiting is comfortable. The food is very good and the menu, which is quite short, is easy...

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  • Delicious Food

    Setting the bar high for both Western and Indonesian food, this hip cafe-restaurant has a fresh, inventive menu and always some tempting daily specials and great breakfasts. The decor mixes exposed concrete and bamboo screens, and there’s a great outdoor terrace and art exhibitions. Also hosts daily yoga sessions and offers lots of tours and...

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  • Local Food

    This restaurant is authentic in Javanese house, the menu is mostly local food with vegetables or we called " PECEL " means vegetables with nut souce. It is located nearby Hyatt Hotel in Yogyakarta

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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

  • RENT VEHCHILE

    You can rent a car in Yogyakarta with a variety of vehicle types, SUV or motorcycle. With the price varies according to the vehicle you rent, the average rental car in Bali around US$ 50/12Hours includes driver and gasoline for SUV, US$100/12Hours includes driver and gasoline for Mini Bus,while the average for the motorcycle US$10/1day excluding...

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  • Rickshaw

    You can find a lot of this transportation along by Malioboro, then try to bargain to have fix price before you start. The real price is about rp. 15.000 for 2 km for just starting then another 10.000 for another km but the difficulty is that they cannot speak english. Then maybe if you would like to try this transportation you have to ask the hotel...

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  • Rickshaw engine

    this transportation is mostly for short distance about 1 to 2 km about Rp. 20.000. I take this from the Trans jogya stop to hotel

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Yogyakarta Shopping

  • Malioboro Shopping

    Coming from the Sanskrit language which means bouquet of flowers, Malioboro becomes flower that its charm is able to attract tourists. Not only full of stories and memories, Malioboro also becomes souvenir paradise in the heart of Jogja.Enjoying shopping experience, hunting exclusive souvenirs of Jogja, tourists may walk on foot along the arcades...

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  • SILVER JEWELERY

    A visit to Yogyakarta won't be complete without discovering Kotagede, the silver handicraft centre in the oldest village in the city. And why not do more than just buy silver jewellery. Make it yourself because it's much more fun.In the heart of Kotagede is Studio 76, an art house producing unique silver handicrafts. Studio 76 crafts not just...

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  • Batik everywhere

    If you prefer to see Batik the Javanese sculpture for clothes, bag etc then you can visit this market along the Malioboro nearby the Palace

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Yogyakarta Local Customs

  • The hunter hunted - El cazador cazado

    Usually when you travel, you are used to take pictures of the places and people you visit, but especially in Borobudur and Pramdaban you should not be surprised when you see that somebody makes you a photo or asks you to do a picture with themPeople come here from all over Indonesia and many of them are not used to see foreignersNormalmente cuando...

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  • 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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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

  • Help in Java - Ayuda en Java

    To organize our visit in Java, we decided to get helpWe were worried of the distances, the traffic and we wanted to visit many places, from Yogyakarta to Bali, visiting Bromo and Ijen Mounts , Kalibaru, Sukamade ... in a very short timeAfter making many contacts, we decided that Charlotte Peters, the owner of Pamitran Tours was the person who could...

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  • 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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Prambanam
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Pasar Burung: Bird Market, Mercado de los pájaros
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Batik
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Tamansari : Water Castle - Castillo del Agua
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Kraton : Sultan Guards - La Guardia del Sultán
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Kraton : Mr. Spock ? ( Star Treck )
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Kraton : Gamelan
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Kraton : Sultan Palace - El Palacio del Sultán
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Museo - Sonobudoyo - Museum
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Pasar Beringharjo : Market - Mercado
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Borobudur : Kalas & Makaras
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Borobudur : Templo de los - 1.000 Budhas - Temple
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Borobudur : Bass Reliefs - Bajo Relieves
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Borobudur
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Visitors - Merapi - Visitantes
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Merapi - Lava Ways - Caminos de lava
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Mountain of fire - Merapi - Montaña de fuego
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Water Castle (Taman Sari)
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RATU BOKO TEMPLE
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Sunrise Mount Merapi Treks
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Visit Borubudur Temple
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Fort Vredeburg
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Hindu Temple
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Trans Jogya
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Good food and good ambiance
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Sultan Palace
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Taman Sari Water Castle
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UNESCO: Borobudur
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Ratu Boko
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TRAIN-JAKARTA-YOGYA-SURABAYA-MALANG
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Vredeburg Fort Museum
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Malioboro Street
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Mount Merapi: Kinahrejo
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Mendut
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Pawon
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UNESCO: Prambanan
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Ratu Boko: Mount Merapi View
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Ratu Boko: Keputren (women's quater)
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Ratu Boko: Pool Complex (Ruined)
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Ratu Boko: Pendopo (The Audience Hall)
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