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Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Yogyakarta is located in Central Java and the full richness of the culture and traditions will be. Yogyakarta is now become a tourist destination tourists want to vacation and enjoy the Javanese culture.

Overview

Yogyakarta is Javanese civilization are still alive to this day. This is where all started, from the thinking of the construction of Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, the great, new Mataram entrenched power, up to the last second maestro maestro-have art, thinkers, and talented crafters luhung.

With a more romantic calls, Yogya city is a city which is famous as “student city” in Indonesia, even Asia. No one ultimately Yogya has morphed into a modern cultured city compound with a legacy to preserve the color of authenticity.

Become a favorite tourist destination of Bali, Yogyakarta along with tireless mempersolek himself with the repair of various umumm facilities. Climb the ladder of Borobudur, enjoy sitting in the rickshaw walks with Malioboro Street, down a small alley, bakpia pathuk enjoyed in alleyways of local winds, dozens of boutiques along the street pavement in Jalan Malioboro Urip Sumoharjo, and shopping at traditional markets Beringhardjo.

Accommodation

In yogyakarta, an awful lot of options you can choose lodging rising star hotels or home stay are cheap, there is also a guesthouse that offers a home atmosphere of the community that is full of warmth available in different price classes and convenience of location.

Activities

Is the capital city of Yogyakarta special region of Yogyakarta in Central Java, Indonesia. Strategically located between the two CandiPrambanan and Borobudur Buddhist temple which is famous in the world. You can explore the main streets and alleys to narrow, food tasting best Java and enjoy the history, art and culture.

Not surprisingly, it is one of the main tourist destinations in Indonesia, because of the uniqueness and all the tourist attractions, tourist attractions.

Here are our things to do in Yogyakarta:

  • View the grandeur of Prambanan Temple
  • Unearth the secrets of the Sewu Temple
  • Admire the Sambisari Temple reconstruction puzzle
  • Shop at Jalan Malioboro and Beringharjo market
  • Try one of the traditional food of yogyakarta Gudeg
  • Climb the ruins of Mount Merapi
  • Slipped into a water Castle (Taman Sari)
  • Enjoy the scenery and the story in the Kraton Yogyakarta
  • Join the mitos local and try your luck at the junction between two trees
  • Enjoy the diverse cafes in Yogyakarta
  • Explore the grandeur of Borobudur Temple

Airport, Bus, Train Station

AIRPORT
The international airport at Yogyakarta was Adisucipto International Airport (IATA: CGK), which is the connecting part with the town town in Indonesia and the world. Yogyakarta airport is the only airport that is connected to the rest of the airports in Indonesia.
TRAIN
Trains to Jakarta takes between 7-12 hours of Yogyakarta Tugu railway station, commonly called. Train Argo (Argo Lawu and Argo Dwipangga) is the best of a lot of the best comfort and fastest train. The line between Prupuk and Kroya, where the railway crossed the mountains of the main island of Java is the beautiful landscape.
BUS TERMINAL
The main bus station is 4 km to Giwangan Southeast of the Center. There are regular services across the island.

 

There is also a bus station at the airport, which is part of the Trans Jogja Bus System. From there you can get one of the many bus stations in their system. It costs Usd 3000 for tickets.
If you’re going North, to the Borobudur temple or Semarang for example, heading towards Jombor located just above the Northern Ringroad. Rates for Westerners currently is $ 15,000-25,000 (local Rp 7,000).

Events

Many events in Yogyakarta that you can come and watch, but you should not miss to watch art performances tadisional which is very rich here. The following is a list of events that you can visit.

JUMENENG DALEM K.G.P.A.A. PAKU ALAM X
7 Januari 2016 – Category:Culture Time:08.00 – 12.00 (Upacara Jumeneng Dalem), 14.00-17.00 (Kirab Ageng) Venue:Dalem di Puro Pakualaman: Lampu merah perempatan Pasar Sentul – Lampu merah Permata – Pertigaan Bintaran tengah depan Museum Pangsar Sudirman – Perempatan Jl Masjid – Pertigaan Jl Harjowinatan – Pertigaan Jl Harjono – Pertigaan Jl Jayengprawiran
Kirab Ageng: Puro Pakualaman – Jl Sultan Agung – Jl Hayam Wuruk – Jl Bausasran – Jl Gayam – Jl Cendana – Jl Kusumanegara – Jl Sultan Agung – Puro Pakualaman.

RAMAYANA BALLET PERFORMANCE AT PRAMBANAN
ramayana ballet prambanan January 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 30 2016 Category:Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Nightlife Time:19.30 – 21.30 Venue:Trimurti Theatre
Taman Wisata Candi Prambanan Temple
Jl. Raya Yogya-Solo km 16 Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Phone: +62 274 496 408 Description:Ramayana Ballet is performed at the place where the story was carved a thousand years ago: Prambanan Temple. This cultural performance has managed to combine the diversity of Javanese art in forms of dance, drama and music on one stage and at the same momentum to present Ramayana Story summed up in four stages: Sinta’s abduction, Anoman’s mission to Alengka, the death of Rahwana and a happy ending when Sinta and Rama meet up again. Ticketing:IDR 100,000 – IDR 250,000

WAYANG KULIT (LEATHER PUPPET) SHOW
wayang kulit Every night Category:Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Nightlife Time:Every night, 20.00 – 22.00 Venue:Sonobudoyo Museum
Jl. Trikora 6 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Phone: +62 274 418 330 Description:Wayang kulit (leather puppet) is a magnificent artwork of Javanese art performance that has received acknowledgment from UNESCO. A dalang (wayang player) plays puppet made from buffalo’s leather behind a white screen. Hence, the audience can only see the shadow. That’s exactly the reason why it’s called “wayang” meaning shadow in English. The attractive parts of the show lie on the dynamic movement of dalang at playing different roles of wayang, changing the voice character, his jokes and even his singing.
Ticketing:IDR 20,000

CLASSICAL JAVANESE DANCE PERFORMANCE
Every Sunday Category:Arts, Culture, Entertainment Time:Every Sunday, 10.00 – 12.00 Venue:Yogyakarta Palace (kraton)
Jl. Rotowijayan 1 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Phone: +62 274 373 721 Description: Ticketing:It’s free. However, we need to pay the entrance fee to get into Keraton (IDR 15,000)

DEMO MEMBATIK
Every Sunday Category:Arts, Culture, Entertainment Time:10.00 – 15.00 Venue:Tembi Rumah Budaya
Jl. Parangtritis Km 8.4
Tembi, Timbulharjo, Sewon
Bantul 55188, Yogyakarta
Phone: (0274) 368000, 368004 Description: Ticketing:Free

KETOPRAK SHOW
Every 1st Sunday night in a month Category:Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Nightlife Time:Every 1st Sunday night in a month, 20.00 – 24.00 Venue:Auditorium RRI
Jl. Affandi / Jl. Gejayan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Phone: +62 274 512 783 Description:Ketoprak is a traditional javanese theater performance. Just like wayang orang, Ketoprak comes with a drama inserting a Javanese composition and gamelan music. The critical difference lies on its source of the story where it’s not derived from Mahabarata or Ramayana but it’s derived from legend or other stories. Ticketing:IDR 5,000

Food & Beverages

Yogyakarta is a very suitable place to try other common or typical meals. As in the majority of other Java, Yogyakarta bersuku generally provide the kind of flavorful foods taste sweet. Culinary varied is the noble class who rarely touched but is available in the city. Willing to try any cuisine both traditional as well as international, it has it.

Getting Around

If you’re in town, you should prepare yourself for a walk so that your trip is not boring because you can see directly the Javanese culture that is still strong here. But if you want to mengemat time and effort, you can use a comfortable traditional vehicles like rickshaws or horse cart you can find lined in Malioboro. But if the distance you travel, you can take a taxi, minibus, or buses in the city you choose to bring you faster and comfortable. Two-and four-wheeled vehicles ever available to rent while you are in Yogyakarta.

Safety

Not unlike other major cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta is not separated from the crimes happened. But not to worry because the police here have always been stationed to guard the security of the community and the tourists who visit.

Please avoid using flashy jewelry will therefore be inviting thieves to commit crimes. It is recommended also to increase vigilance at the moment are in the crowd.

Shopping

Yojakarta is a haven for people to shop for hobby because here you can find various types of goods and foods that you can buy as souvenirs for your family at home.

And the most famous as the place to shop is Malioboro. This place is already well known to local and international travelers into a souvenir paradise in the heart of Yogyakarta.

Enjoy the shopping experience, hunting exclusive souvenirs of Jogja, tourists can walk along Malioboro Street. There are many sellers that sell five feet knick knacks, ranging from local handicrafts such as batik, rattan ornament, leather puppet, bamboo handicrafts (key holder, lamps, etc.) as well as blangkon (Javanese traditional hats/Yogyakarta) and the small silver items you might find in a place of Commerce.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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