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Mount Merapi Small-Group Sunrise Climb from Yogyakarta
"It has erupted many times in a powerful way making the Merapi become a legendary piece of the surroundings. You will also enjoy the local legends about Merapi's spirit and past eruptions which happened to be very serious at some point so that its activity is well observed and follow by many volcanologists. You will be picked you up at your hotel around 10.00 p.m. Then we drive you to Selo Village located on the northern side of the volcano. After preparation we start to climb at midnight and it takes you around six hours to climb to the peak. Once at the top you will enjoy the first rays of sun to warm us up then after see the sunrise we go down for 5 hours. You can admire the city of Yogyakarta in the South and the Merbabu volcano on the eastern side. Then you will have a small rest enjoying the view from Pasar Bubar before climbing down to Selo. A """If you have ever dreamed to climb an active volcano
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"Yogyakarta Cultural Tour: Borobudur Temple
Jogja Cultural Tour"We start our journey in the morning with our complimentary hotel pickup. Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at 6:30am and drive to Borobudur Temple. In the next hour you will get the opportunity to explore and enjoy the great Buddhist temple with our knowledgeable guide. After your first impression of the most famous Buddhist temple in Java we will then visit the other small but important Buddhist temples: Pawon and Mendut temple. Once a year Buddhist followers come and visit Borobudur area to pilgrimage these three temples. Firstly they will visit Mendut Temple to worship the Buddha then walking to Pawon Temple which is believed to be a place to cremate our kings and their families in the past
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Lava Tour Sunset by Jeep
"Our driver will pick you up at your hotel stay at 03.00 pm and drive out of the main road to reach the volcano observation point of 'Babadan'. Let's explore the beauty of Java drive through the villages and plantation on the slope of Merapi volcano. We will stop some points to take pictures and see the tropical plantations and trees. Driving through the river where the lava flow from the crater will amaze you and lead you to a finally we stop at the volcano observation office to see how they observe and record the volcano activities in 24 hours and give the report to the volcanologist head also enjoying the sunset. Hope we will see the lava from the top of the volcano when it is dark. Afterwards we drive back to the hotel at 06.30 pm""""Let's get closed to one most active volcano in Indonesia
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More Tourist Traps in Yogyakarta

Batik, Indonesian Heritage, BUT NOT THE PAINTING!

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...
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uuth
Apr 07, 2011

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,...
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hypnos
Jul 01, 2007

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...
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sckhoo
Jun 26, 2007

batik scam

i found the cheapest batik (framed wall decor) along malioboro. batik in taman sari could fetch at least 10 dollars when you can get it for 4 dollars in malioboro, same size. there is another batik...
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Rastarigo
Apr 14, 2007

taman sari: scam scam scam

picture this. we were walking aimlessly somewhere in kraton. one local man in his late 40s popped up from nowhere telling us he is on his way home. we followed him because he seemed to be guiding us...
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Rastarigo
Apr 14, 2007

Pay Parking almost anywhere you go

"Parkir" as what the local says, the parking fee is anywhere from Rp2,000 to 5,000 depends on location. They normally charge when you park your car or van, so far becak has been exempted. The "parkir"...
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ricardoz
Dec 22, 2006
 
 
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Souvenirs anyone!

Your drivers, tourguide & becak drivers will try to do this...bring you to their friends souvenir shops. If you are not keen just say "no" but most of us would probably want to buy some souvenirs...
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ricardoz
Dec 22, 2006

If you transit via Jakarta

For those who has no never been to Jakarta airport. Upon arrival, you have to take a lift to the 2nd level for departure. Some 'friendly' locals will offer to show you the way for your departure and...
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KChiong
Jan 16, 2006

Bargaining

Unless you look Indonesian, most sellers will hike up prices (since, after all, you are a tourist!) Alot of the sellers in the Borobudur area will sell you postcards for 20 for 100,000IDR (that's...
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joeymello
Aug 31, 2005

Batik exhibition

dont believe when people on the street try to lure you to a "batik exhibition". they will take you to a place where they will show you poor quality batiks and they will insist you to buy the big lot...
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irma-setiono
Apr 02, 2005

Kraton Ratu Boko

In Prambanan you see very big banners: Don't miss Ratu Boko.Accoridng to my Lonely Planet, it should be a partly restored summer castle of the sultan from which you have a splendid view on Prambanan.A...
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chrisvandenbroucke
May 22, 2004

Batik? Silver?

It's very common for the trishaw riders to try to persuade you to visit the batik shop or silver galery nearby as they'll earn commission if you buy. Some of them can be very persistent. -Try not to...
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rite_of_spring
Apr 24, 2004

Borobudur park the labyrinth?

Well, it took me less than 10 minutes to enter the park but I had spent more than half an hour to find my way out. As I arrived at 6am when those souvenir stores were closed but they had already set...
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rite_of_spring
Mar 07, 2004

BATIK BATIK BATIK !

Only the word turns me nuts now.I lost my hart to the batik of Kalimantan-banjarmasin , which is totally different - they sew patern before dyeing the silk.Anyway , first of all people will come up to...
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belgianchocolate
Feb 10, 2004

Top Hotels in Yogyakarta

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Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 9, Yogyakarta, 55233, Indonesia
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Jl Palagan Tentara Pelajar, Yogyakarta, Java, 55581, Indonesia
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Jalan Jendral Sudirman 89, Yogyakarta, Java, 55223, Indonesia
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JL Laksda Adisucipto KM 8.7, Yogyakarta, Java, 55282, Indonesia
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Jalan Laksda Adisucipto, Yogyakarta, Java, 55281, Indonesia
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Timuran MG.III/103, Yogyakarta, Java, 55153, Indonesia
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Top Things to Do in Yogyakarta

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Borobudur

We visited Borobudur on Indonesian New Year's Day together with the rest of the country. Although the site was beautiful, it was incredibly busy with people covering every available surface. Entrance...
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Prambanan

Prambanan lies about 17KM NE of Yogyakarta and makes a wonderful daytrip. The site consists of several well-preserved Hindu temples which have wonderful stone carvings and statues. The temples date...
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The Water Castle - Plataran Tamansari

The Water Castle is open from 8am - 2pm and costs around 7000Rp. We arrived too late to go in, but this was not a problem as there are extensive remains of the Water Castle which are free entry and...
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The Palace

The Kraton or palace lies at the end of Malioboro Street. Admission is around 7,500 Rp and it is open from 8am to 2pm Sat -Thurs and 8am to 1pm Fri. The current Sultan of Yogyakarta still lives in...
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The Bird Market

The bird market is open from 8am to 6pm and is located near the Water Castle. As well as a selling a variety of different birds, the market sells bird cages and bird food. It's quite interesting place...
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bpacker

"The Royal Capital of Indonesia"
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belgianchocolate

"The cultural authentic heart of Java!"
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kokoryko

"Wonderful people, beautiful city"
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ukirsari

"::Sugeng Rawuh ing Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat::"
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"Jogja!"
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