BOROBUDUR – YOGYAKARTA

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SELAMAT DATANG DI JOGJAKARTA

(Welcome to Jogjakarta)

Located in Java Island, Yogyakarta Special Region (Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, DIY) is officially one of Indonesia’s 33 provinces.Yogyakarta is one of the foremost cultural centers of Java. This region is located at the foot of the active Merapi volcano, Yogyakarta was in the 16th and 17th centuries the seat of the mighty Javanese empire of Mataram from which present-day Yogyakarta has the best inherited of traditions.The city came into being in 1755, after the Mataram division into the Sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). It’s a Cultural Sites Where’s Gamelan, classical and contemporary Javanese dances, wayang kulit (leather puppet), theater and other expressions of traditional art will keep the visitor spellbound. Local craftsmen excel in arts such batiks, silver and leather works. Next to the traditional, contemporary art has found fertile soil in Yogya’s culture-oriented society.Find the Famous Buddhist temple of Borobudur, huge Hindu temple Complex of Prambanan and many smaller temples that was built around 8 to 9th century ago, watch the Ramayana Ballet Performance with full moon with the background of Prambanan Temple, walk around Malioboro Street, and a coffe in the evening at sides bars café along Prawirotaman and sosrowijayan street. Find it yourself and you will always want to come back.  

Things to See & Do in Yogyakarta

BOROBUDUR TEMPLE

An Architectural Masterpiece of 9th Century. Borobudur temple is the most magnificent Buddhist monument and the largest stupa complex in the world that is recognized by UNESCO. Borobudur Temple as a whole becomes a masterpiece gallery of stone carvers.

PRAMBANAN TEMPLE

The Most Beautiful Hindu Temple IN Yogyakarta. Prambanan is the masterpiece of Hindu culture of the tenth century. The slim building soaring up to 47 meters makes its beautiful architecture incomparable.

KING BOKO PALACE 

The Glory on a Peaceful Hill. King Boko Palace is a luxurious palace complex that was built in the eighth century. The most luxurious building during its time was built by one of the relatives of Borobudur founder.

PARANGTRITIS  BEACH 

The Most Popular Beach in Yogyakarta. Parangtritis is the best tourist place for enjoying the sunset while having fun conquering sand dune with ATV (All-terrain Vehicle) or walking along the beach with a carriage in the romantic evening.

KALIURANG 

To enjoy the enchanting natural view in the north end of Yogyakarta. Mount Merapi, which is situated within a straight line which also connects the Palace of Yogyakarta and the Indian Ocean, holds an important role in Javanese society.

The three places are believed to be a cosmologic trinity; all of them are closely connected to each other. Merapi is believed to symbolize fire, Indian Ocean to symbolize water, while the Palace is the balance between the two.

MERAPI GOLF 

Golfing on The Top of Jogja. Merapi Golf: A Golf sitting on 800 meters above sea level, with just the perfect climate and the most breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Merapi with the hinterland of Yogyakarta and the Indian Ocean, is worth trying to play on.

CAVE TUBING GUA PINDUL 

An Adventure of Going along Underground River That Has Many Stories. Feel the sensation of an adventure in the river inside a cave using a lifebelt.

While going through the dark valley in the cave with stalactite and stalagmite, you will also have a story about the journey of Joko Singlulung looking for his father.

RAMAYANA BALLET 

A Drama in Typical Javanese Dance. This dance-drama is a marvelous visualization of legendary epos in Javanese culture, Ramayana. Performed in an open stage, Ramayana ballet invites you to enjoy the story in a set of typical Javanese dance accompanied by gamelan music.

GAMELAN SHOW

The Javanese Orchestra. Gamelan is the music created by integrating voices of gong, kenong and other Javanese music instruments. Soft music that reflects the life harmony of Javanese people will soon greet and calm the soul down once someone is listening to it.

WAYANG KULIT (LEATHER PUPPET) SHOW

The Masterpiece of Javanese Performance Arts. This performance art has been more than five centuries of age.

Presenting the story of Ramayana and Mahabharata, this overnight performance serves the proper space to spend the night, reflect and understand Javanese life philosophy.

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