10 Places That Must be Visited in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is one of the tourist destinations in Indonesia visited by many foreign tourists. Directly adjacent to the southern part of the Central Java province, Yogyakarta has many interesting sights. What tourist spot in Yogyakarta must be visited?

 1. Prambanan

Prambanan temple is one of the tourist attractions in Yogyakarta that must be visited because of Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia. Additionally, Prambanan is also decorated with reliefs carved around the temple and told the story of Ramayana and Krishnayana. Prambanan is located around 17 KM from the center of Yogyakarta. If you do not bring personal vehicles, to achieve the Prambanan Temple you just use the bus and get off at the Prambanan stop, very easy to reach Prambanan.

2. Parangtritis

Parangtritis is the most famous beach in Yogyakarta; Parangtritis thus deserve to be called as one of the tourist attractions in Yogyakarta that that must be visited. Located about 25 KM south of downtown Yogyakarta, Parangtritis Beach is located on the shores of the Indian Ocean that have the characteristics of waves and currents are quite hefty. The uniqueness of Parangtritis is the dune sand called dunes around the beach. If you want a different experience, you can try playing paragliding in Bukit Parangndog, Parangtritis.

3. Malioboro Street

Malioboro is the name of a street in Yogyakarta. Malioboro Street is very famous and has become one of the tourist attractions in Yogyakarta that must be visited, even only for taking a photo at Malioboro sign we often have to queue up in advance. The name of Malioboro street is derived from the Sanskrit language and has the meaning wreath. What makes Malioboro street so famous?

Malioboro street offers the experience of shopping and dining that are endless. At noon, along Jalan Malioboro, you'll find many sellers of clothing, bags, sandals, key chains, handicrafts, batik, accessories, and other unique items that can be bought cheaply. While at night, you'll find lots of typical food vendors along Jalan Malioboro Yogyakarta.

The thing I liked in Jalan Malioboro is the presence of several people who dressed in unique, for instance, dressed as a soldier, ghost, zombies, and others. We can take pictures with them by voluntary fees.

4. Jomblang Cave

Jomblang Cave is a tourist cave located in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta. Jomblang Cave is a vertical cave that has a primeval forest in it. Also, if you come to Jomblang Cave on 10 am until 12 pm, you will be able to see the light penetrating into the cave which is often referred as the light of heaven. The beauty and uniqueness of Jomblang were making it one of the tourist attractions in Yogyakarta that must be visited.

5. Citra Elo Rafting 

Citra Elo Rafting is one of rafting in Yogyakarta. Citra Elo Rafting is the most suitable for families or beginners because the current is harmless when compared to other rivers around Yogyakarta. Additionally, Citra Elo Rafting also can be played anytime, unlike other rivers in Yogyakarta, which mostly only navigable during the rainy season only.

6. Keraton Yogyakarta

Keraton Yogyakarta is one of the bustling tourist attractions in Yogyakarta. Keraton Yogyakarta is a historic building of Sultanate of Yogyakarta, which is occupied by the Sultan and his family. Besides being able to enjoy the ancient architecture of sultanate, you can also visit the museum that has items collection of Yogyakarta Sultanate, which is partly a gift from the king of Europe. If you want to visit these places, please came a little early because the Yogyakarta Palace is open from 8 am to 2 pm only.

7. Gembira Loka Zoo

Gembira Loka Zoo is a family tourist attractions in Yogyakarta who have a large collection of animals from various places in the world. Besides being able to see and interact with different types of animals like zoos in general, you can also play in some games contained in Gembira Loka Zoo. Games in Gembira Loka Zoo, i.e., fishing pond, water bikes, ATV, pedal boat, riding elephants, camels, and others. The admission price of Gembira Loka Zoo is 25,000 rupiah per person.

8. Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi is one of the mountains around Yogyakarta. Mount Merapi is the most famous mountains in Yogyakarta and the favorite locations for nature lovers who like mountain climbing and enjoy the beauty of the sunrise at the peak. The admission price for ​​Mount Merapi tourist area is 3,000 Rupiah per person.

9. Borobudur

Borobudur is located in Magelang, one of the excellent tourist attraction around Yogyakarta. Famous to various parts of the world, Borobudur is a the world's greatest Buddhist temple. Located about 40 kilometers from Yogyakarta, Borobudur is still visited by monks on pilgrimage because Borobudur is a model monument of the universe which is a sacred place. For Entry into Borobudur temple area, you must use a sarong that lent at the entrance of the Borobudur temple. Borobudur temple is a temple that has the most Buddha reliefs and Buddha statues in the world. Although not located in Yogyakarta, Borobudur is always visited by tourists visiting Yogyakarta.

10. Taman Sari Water Castle

Taman Sari Water Castle was a place of recreation and meditation for Yogyakarta royal family in the past. Moreover, Taman Sari Water Castle also serves as a bulwark against enemy attack. Currently, Taman Sari Water Castle is one of the tourist attractions in Yogyakarta is famous because of its uniqueness. The air around the Taman Sari Water Castle also cools because there are many artificial ponds accompanied by the sweet-smelling flower garden. The admission price of Taman Sari Water Castle is 5,000 rupees.
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