Top 5 Tourism Site In Yogyakarta You Must Visit
There many reasons to travel to Indonesia. If your reasons are to learn history from ancient magnificent architecture and to holiday, Yogyakarta is the perfect place to you. It offer cultural history tourism, famous architectural places, and also perfect places to relax and enjoy your vacation. So, want to know what else that places are?
This is the largest Hindu Temple in Southeast Asia. Prambanan Temple has been declared as one of the world heritage in 1991 by UNESSCO. The highest top of the temple is 47 meters. This temple is also the most majestic Hindu temple in Indonesia.
Prambanan Temple is located on the border between two provinces. The Special Region of Yogyakarta and Central Java. Prambanan Temple has a panoramic and compelling view and truly exotic at dusk when the sun light shining on the temple. And it makes a stunning gradation. Up close, you can see a view of the architecture and design of the temple that so amazing
Like Borobudur, Prambanan Temple is also decorated with reliefs were carved around the temple and told the story of Hindu’s mighty God. Prambanan Temple is located 17 kilometers from Yogyakarta city. If you don’t use personal vehicle, you can simply use public transportation such as bus to reach the location. It’s so easy to reach Prambanan Temple.
2. Malioboro Street
This is the most well known street in Yogyakarta. Because of that, malioboro street has become one of the tourist attractions. What makes malioboro so famous?
This street has many things to offers. Along malioboro street, you can shop and looking for unique signature item from Yogyakarta. Like clothes, batik, bags, sandals, key chains, accessories, handicraft, and other unique items that can be bought cheaply. How about that shopping lovers? Sounds tempting huh?
You can also do culinary activity in this street. There are many street food that offer you signature food of Yogyakarta. Such as gudeg, bakpia, soto, mie godog or one that make you raise your eyebrow: kitty rice (nasi kucing). It called kitty rice because it portion just like kitty portion and so cheap. And you choose other choices food to served with your kitty rice.
And one other unique attraction you’ll find in this street. The presence of street art that become a life statue. They often to dress as a soldier, zombies, pocong, and others. You can take pictures with them with voluntary fee.
3. Keraton Yogyakarta
Keraton Yogyakarta also known as Sultan Palace is historic building which is occupied by Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. It is the best example of traditional Javanese architectural masterpiece, which still remain about 2 centuries. This palace was completed in 1790. This is the center of activities in the Sultanate of Yogyakarta.
The Sultan itself is governor in Special Region of Yogyakarta province. At the same time also the head of culture in Yogyakarta. And he is respected and loved by all the people of Yogya.
Besides neing able to enjoy the magnificent architecture of ancient sultanate, you can also visit the museum. It has collection of sultanate’s items and also explain the history of sultanate itself. You can also know the sultans that has govern this sultanate from beginning of the era. If you want to come to visit this palace, you better come early because its only open from 8 AM to 2 pm.
4. Parangtritis Beach
Parangtritis beach is the most famous beach in Yogyakarta. And also one of the most favorite tourists attraction. Located about 28 kilometers south of the city, this beach also in the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Because of that the waves of this beach is quite high and the current also strong. One of the unique part of Parangtritis beach is dunes that called gumuk around the beach.
According to the story and the believes of the locals, Prangtritis beach is a place that considered sacred place. According to the legend, this beach was the residence of Queen Kidul, the ruler of the famous South Beach. The Queen is wear green dress. Therefore, beach visitors are prohibited from wearing green color in any clothes they wear in the area of the beach.
Borobudur temple is the greatest and biggest Buddhist Temple of the world. It has four entrance in east, south, west and north. The main entrance is the one in the east. It has several levels, and the best way to see Borobudur is from east and then go clockwise until you back on the east side on each level. On the lower levels, there are a lot of beautiful relief panels, showing Buddhist way of life. On the upper levels there are no reliefs, but a lot of stupa and Buddha sculpture.
It is located in Magelang, neighbor city of Yogyakarta. People usually make time to visit Borobudur Temple when they visiting Yogyakarta, because this temple is magnificent. Since Borobudur Temple still use as a place for Buddhist ceremony, we can’t enter with revealing clothes. They will lend us batik fleece to tied around our waist.