Stumble Into Indonesia's Unseen Places
Submitted by viravira on 28 August 2013 • Itinerary
Seriously, there are endless things to do in Yogyakarta. Tourists or travelers, if these two things are even different from one another, wouldn’t run out of interesting activities in Yogyakarta or in the whole province of D. I. Yogyakarta. I’ve just been there a month ago for some furniture hunting, but the things you’ll find in this article are a summary from my trip to Yogyakarta last year. Don’t worry, these things don’t get old so fast. You can still do them now or even tomorrow!
There are reasons why a touristy place is touristy. Amazing visual details, rich in philosophy and easy access are just three of them. Candi Prambanan has at least these reasons. Though parts of it are left in ruins, there are still so much to adore from this Hindu temple complex. Hence, it made its way in the things to do in Yogyakarta since forever.
Some notes about Candi Prambanan:
Much of what we ‘see’ in this place has perhaps been told from archeologists’ analysis, since the palace itself – and that is IF it was really a palace – nowadays only exists in ruins and door-less gates. People come up the hill not only to see the piled stones and the fresh green grass, but also for sunset and sunrise.
Some practical info on Ratu Boko:
More about Yogyakarta’s Ratu Boko seen from my eyes, read here.
The activity itself is a lot more relaxing than the name. When encountering the words “cave tubing”, perhaps you imagine a super challenging and heart-pumping activity in a dark cave far from anywhere. Turns out, you could even have your siesta while cave tubing here, so to speak. Relaxing with a bit of mystical touch, is what it is.
Click this for further explanation and information on cave tubing in Pindul Cave as one of our things to do in Yogyakarta.
The more things to do in Yogyakarta, the more and more accommodations pop up in the city, giving tourists a lot of choices. Prices range from IDR 100,000 to infinity per night. One of my recommendations for those looking for a budget stay with comprehensive facility would be the POP! Hotel near Tugu, in the center of the city.
I’ve written about it in my list of favorite accommodations here (look at number 4).
I never worry about what to eat in Yogyakarta (or anywhere for that matter) ‘cos this city gives such plentiful of culinary choices. Here are 5 of them you might want to try:
and click here to find out more about them.
Not enough of things to do in Yogyakarta? Worry not. There will be more posts to come about Yogyakarta! For now, tell us: what are the things to do in Yogyakarta that you recommend the most?