What is most interesting if you visit yogyakarta? Do not worry, I am ready to take you to the most interesting places of interest and some of them are still very natural with the route through the villages and you will see firsthand how the village community during the trip to the tourist sites.
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We offer you several tour packages in Yogyakarta and East Java (Bromo and Ijen Plateau) at an affordable price with our priority is still for the best service.
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This is a list of recommended places to visit in Yogyakarta and East Java :
1. BOROBUDUR TEMPLE
Borobudur is a Buddhist temple located in Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. This stupa-shaped temple was founded by Mahayana Buddhists around the year 800 AD during the reign of Shyilendra. Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple or temple in the world, and one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world.
This monument is a model of the universe and built as a sacred place to glorify Buddha as well as serve as a place of pilgrimage to guide mankind from the world of worldly passions to enlightenment and wisdom according to Buddhism.
According to historical evidence, Borobudur was abandoned in the 14th century with the weak influence of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms in Java and the influx of influences of Islam. The world began to realize the existence of this building since it was invented in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.
Here I will show you about the relief of Borobudur temple is very fascinating :
Do not we think how the ancient man could produce this beautiful stone carving? What tool do they use? How long do they do it?
2. MANOHARA HOTEL
Manohara Hotel Borobudur is the only hotel located near Borobudur temple. From this hotel you can see beautiful sunrise scenery.
You can also enjoy the beautiful material rises from the top of Borobudur temple :
Borobudur is best seen at dawn, when the air is fresh and full of birdsong. As the mist begins to lift, the sun scales the surrounding volcanoes and terraced fields, and highlights the stone reliefs and the many faces of Buddha. Glimpsing Borobudur for the first time is often a deeply felt emotional experience. This tour offers a different experience where participants were given a special pass to enter the monument early in the morning at approximately 04.30 am before public visitors and visitor have to walk from the hotel to Borobudur with a pre-dawn stroll through the dewy grass of a lush tropical garden. A panoramic scenary and a very beautiful morning at Borobudur especially those moments when the sun would appear from the horizon. A truly enlightening experience!
3. MENDUT TEMPLE
The temple was build around the
9th century and known to be the oldest of two other Buddhist temples, the Pawon
and Borobudur. The 26.4 meter tall temple not only has become the centre of
Buddhism practices and rituals, but also believed by local Javanese Kejawen as
the place to meditate. It is shown by a stone carved image of Hariti as the
symbol of fertility and motherhood, that are popular among the locals as the
praying site for couples who longs to have children.
Vesak is also known as Buddha’s
Day, commemorating the Birth of Prince Siddharta, the Enlightenments when the
prince became the Buddha and the Passing of Gautama Buddha. These three
important events in the life of Buddha are also known as Tri Suci Waisak.
4. PAWON TEMPLE
Pawon Temple is not a grave but
as a place to keep King Indra's weapon namely Vajranala. Tiny temple 2 km east
of Borobudur, contains a Buddha statue. The temple's style and the relief
carved on the wall resemble most Javanese Hindu Temple. Pawon Temple is one and
half kilometers westward from Mendut Temple and eastward from Borobudur Temple;
it is also a Buddhist temple. When appreciating in detail, its sculpture is the
beginning of Borobudur sculpture.
5. PRAMBANAN TEMPLE
Prambanan Temple Compounds
consist of Prambanan Temple (also called Loro Jonggrang), Sewu Temple, Bubrah
Temple and Lumbung Temple. Prambanan Temple itself is a complex consisting of
240 temples. All the mentioned temples form the Prambanan Archaeological Park
and were built during the heyday of Sailendra’s powerful dynasty in Java in the
8th century AD. These compounds are located on the border between the two
provinces of Yogyakarta and Central Java on Java Island.
While Loro Jonggrang, dating from
the 9th century, is a brilliant example of Hindu religious bas-reliefs, Sewu,
with its four pairs of Dwarapala giant statues, is Indonesia’s largest Buddhist
complex including the temples of Lumbung, Bubrah and Asu (Gana temple). The
Hindu temples are decorated with reliefs illustrating the Indonesian version of
the Ramayana epic which are masterpieces of stone carvings. These are
surrounded by hundreds of shrines that have been arranged in three parts
showing high levels of stone building technology and architecture from the 8th
century AD in Java. With over 500 temples, Prambanan Temple Compounds
represents not only an architectural and cultural treasure, but also a standing
proof of past religious peaceful cohabitation.
6. Mt. MERAPI LAVA TOUR
Mt. Merapi (2.968 m dpl, 2006) is
one of the most active volcano and the most dangerous in Indonesia. Mt. Merapi
erupts 2 to 5 times a year. But after 2006's eruption, Mt. Merapi especially
Cangkringan-Sleman, Jogjakarta, become a tourist destination. Merapi Lava Tour
using old Jeep Willys in Kaliadem-Sleman , Jogjakarta
Tour package to visit Mbah
Maridjan's village around Mt. Merapi and look around Kaliadem village called Merapi
Following Merapi Lava Tour, We
can enjoy the beautiful scenery arount Mt. Merapi which always emit solfatara
smoke. Riding old jeep Willys, we can get closer to the peak of Mt. Merapi. We
can get about 2 km from the peak of Mt. Merapi.
At least we have to visit 4
location around Mt. Merapi, ie : Mt. Merapi Museum, Kali Adem village or called
Kali Gendol, Bunker, and ruins of Mbah Maridjan's house.
To finished and enjoying all
destination, here's the tips :
Start the tour in the early morning. The best time to watch Mt.
Merapi's peak is about 5 to 8 am in the morning. We can see a beatiful sunrise.
And we can get clear sight in the morning before 8 am.
7. SAMBISARI TEMPLE
Sambisari Temple was discovered
by chance when a farmer working in his paddy field accidentally hit a solid
object in the ground with his hoe. Being curious, he dug and had a closer look
at the object. He soon realized that it was a carved stone. Following up the
discovery, Yogyakarta Archeological Office conducted necessary examination and
excavation. In 1966, based on the report, experts concluded that a temple was
concealed at the site, under the sand and rock sent by Mount Merapi when it
erupted in 1906. The excavation, reconstruction and restoration of the temple
finished in 1987.
8. PLAOSAN TEMPLE
Plaosan Temple is situated in
Bugisan Village, Prambanan Sub-district, Klaten District, 1.5 kilometers to the
east of Sewu Temple. The temple is an ancient building compound comprising of
two building complexes, Plaosan Lor Temple complex (lor is a Javanese word that
means north) and Plaosan Kidul Temple complex (kidul is a Javanese word for
south). The relief sculptures seen at the compound are fine and detailed,
similar to sculptures found at Borobudur, Sewu and Sari Temples.
9. RATU BOKO TEMPLE
Settled on a hillside plateau,
overlooking Prambanan temple complex and with a view to Mount Merapi behind
Prambanan Temple complex, lie the remains of a once grand palace. The palace
(kraton) is named Ratu Boko after a King Boko of local folklore, but the real
owner of the palace is more likely to have been a king of a local dynasty.
Ratu Boko temple is located on a
plateau, about three kilometres south of Lara Jonggrang Prambanan temple
complex in Yogyakarta Central Java, Indonesia. Grand stone gates, built on two
levels, are the largest and most often photographed structures of the site, it
is clear that these lead to what was once a settlement, which sets Ratu Boko
apart from the other archaeological sites in Central Java which are entirely
religious in nature.
10. IJO TEMPLE
Like Prambanan temple, Ijo temple
is built for Hindu gods, Brahma, Wishnu and Siwa. But the size is very much
smaller than Prambanan. This temple is built on the ninth century on a hill 410
metres above sea level. Ijo Temple consist of 17 building structures and
divided into 11 terraces. The first terrace is the yard to the entrance and on
the highest terrace stands the most sacred structure.
What makes this place special is
the view that you won’t find in other temples. Standing as the highest temple
of Yogyakarta, you can see the vast landscape of Yogyakarta city. Adi Suwarmo
International airport also seen from here and you can see planes flying in and
out of Yogyakarta. You will understand why it is named Ijo / Green Temple as
your surrounding view is all green. The temples itself is standing on green
grass that is well maintained. The sun felt much more friendly here, and the
wind blows gently. After getting sun-burnt in Prambanan, Ijo temple felt like
oasis. No hustling crowd, gentle breeze, and beautiful scenery, take a moment
to sit on the grass and enjoy the peacefulness.Let imagination take you back to
ninth century where the locals came to pray and sat on the same place as you,
enjoying the view. If you are here around 5 pm, wait until sunset. You will get
a grand view to close your day.
11. PINDUL CAVE TUBING
Pindul Cave is a cave formed by
karst with underground river located concerning 7 kilometer south of the city
center Wonosari, Gunung Kidul. Wading throughout a river using cano/kayak is
something common, yet if the stream is located inside a cave, of course it will
be a satisfying yet difficult encounter.
Pindul is a cave that becomes
part of the team of seven caves with underground river streaming within. It
lies in a village called Bejiharjo, Karangmojo as well as it provides the
actual feeling of journey. For trip 45 to 60 minutes, site visitors will
certainly be welcomed to accompany the river in the darkness of the bowels of
the planet with 300 meters size using lifebelt. This is a task integrating
physical body rafting and also caving, and later called cave tubes.
12. JOMBLANG THE VERTICAL CAVE
There is so many nature in
Indonesia and Jomblang cave one of place that you have to come. Jomblang cave
offer you an unique adventure, you will get down by rope and do trekking for 5
- 10 minutes. The cave is so dark so make sure you bring your head lamp and wet
so you have prepare extra shirt. At the end of trekking you will see a hole at
top of the cave, the hole will shine if there is a sun light. This light will
make a beautiful view from the cave, but you have to be patient until the
sunlight throught it.
Jomblang is a vertical cave with
thick ancient forest inside there. A forest with different vegetation from the
land above it. The cave was formed by geological process when the soil and all
vegetations on it crumbled some thousands years ago. The vegetations still
exist cause of water from Kalisuci river at the bottom of the cave. A 300 meter
street with its attractive all-natural accessory will certainly bring you to
the edge of Gua Grubug (Grubug Cave), an area where you can see light from
13. SAND DUNES or SAND BOARDING
14. PARANGTRITIS BEACH
15. TIMANG BEACH (GONDOLAS)
16. MANGUNAN FRUIT GARDEN
17. HUTAN PINUS
18. SULTAN PALACE
19. TAMANSARI (WATER CASTLE)
20. MALIOBORO STREET
22. DIENG PLATEU
23. Mt. BROMO (MILKY WAY)
24. IJEN PLATEU
- We have some of the program depends on how long you will stay here.
- Reprogramming can be on your arrival day (flesibel).
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