10 Best Tourist Attractions in Yogyakarta
10 Best Tourist Attractions in Yogyakarta – Yogyakarta is one of tourist attractions in Indonesia which is most visited by foreign visitors. Directly adjacent to South side of Central Java Province, Yogyakarta has many interesting tourist attractions. So what are the tourist attractions in Yogyakarta which is worth a visit
1. Prambanan Temple
Prambanan Temple is one of tourist sites in Yogyakarta which is worth a visit as the Prambanan Temple is the biggest Hindhu temple in Indonesia. Besides, Prambanan Temple is decorated by reliefs which was curved around the temple and tells about the story of Ramayana and Krishnayana. The Temple of Prambanan is located about 17 KM from central Yogyakarta City. If you don’t bring private car, in order to reach Prambanan Temple you need to take a bus and get off at the Prambanan’s bus stop, it is very easy to reach Prambanan Temple.
2. Parangtritis Beach
Parangtritis Beach is the most popular beach in Yogyakrata, so that Parangtritis Beach can be said as one of the tourist sites in Yogyakarta that is worth a visit. Located about 25 KM in the South side of Central Yogyakarta, Prangtritis Beach is a beach which is located in the side of Indian Ocean, as that it has characteristic of big wave and strong current. The unique thing from Parangtritis Beach is that there is a Sand Hill which is called gumuk around the beach. If you want different experience, you can try paragliding on the hill.
3. Malioboro Street
Malioboro is a name of street in Yogyakarta. Malioboro Steer is very popular and has become one of main tourist attractions in Yogyakarta, even you have to queue for taking pictures on Malioboro Street. The name of Maliboro Street is originated from Sansekerta which means a boquet of flowers. So what make this place so famous?
Malioboro Street offers the endless shopping and culinary tour. At noon, you can find so many vendors who sell clothes, bag, slippers, key hanger, handcraft, batik, accessories, other unique stuffs with affordable prices alongside the street. In contrary, at night, you can find so many vendors who sell typical food of Yogyakarta alongside the Malioboro Street.
The most favorite thing in Malioboro Street is that there are some people who wear unique costumes, such as soldier, pocong, zombie, and others. we can take a picture with them for free.
4. Cave Jomblang
Cave Jomblang is a tourist cave which is located in Mount Kidul, Yogyakarta. Jomblang Cave is a vertical cave which has ancient forest inside it. Besides, if you come to Jomblang Cave at 10 until 12 AM, you will see the light through the cave which is often called as heaven’s light. The beauty and unique of Cave Jomblang make it as one of main tourist attractions in Yogyakarta that is worth a visit.
5. Citra Elo Rafting
Citra Elo Rafting is one of rafting places in Yogyakarta. Citra Elo Rafting is the essential rafting for family and amateur as the current is not too dangerous that the other rivers in around Yogyakarta. Besides, Citra Elo Rafting can be played any time, not like the other rivers in Yogyakarta which can only be played in rainy season.
6. Yogyakarta Palace
Yogyakarta Palace is one of tourist sites in Yogyakarta which is most visited. Yogyakarta Palace is a historical building of Yogyakarta Kingdom which is occupied by The Sultan and his family. Besides enjoying the architecture of ancient kingdom, you can also visit the museum which has the collections of yogyakarta Kingdom’s items which most of them were presents from Europe’s King. If you want to visit the tourist site, come early in the morning the yogyakarta Palace opens from 8 AM until 2 PM only.
7. Gembira Loka Zoo
Gembira Loka Zoo is a tourist site for family in Yogyakarta which has many collections of animals from various place in the world. Besides being able to see various animals just like in the other zoos, you can also play at some spacecrafts available in Gembira Loka Zoo. The spacecrafts that available at the zoo are catching pool fish, water bike, ATV, paddled boat, riding elephant, riding camel, and others. The cost of entrance ticket of Gembira Loka zoo is 25,000 IDR/individual.
8. Mount Merapi
Mount Merapi is a mount which exists around Yogyakarta. Mount Merapi is the most popular mount in Yogyakarta, and one of most favorite locations for the nature lovers who love mountain hiking and enjoying the beauty of sunrise out of its peak. The cost of entrance ticket of Mount Merapi area is 3,000 IDR/individual.
9. Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple which is located in Magelang is one of main attractions around Yogyakarta. Being famous to the entire world, Borobudur Temple is the biggest Buddhist temple one earth. Located about 40 KM from Yogyakarta, Borobudur Temple is still visited by monks as Borobudur Temple is a model of the universe which is a sacred place. In order to enter Borobudur Temple’s area, you have to wear a cloth which is given at the temple’s entrance door. Borobudur Temple is a temple which has the most reliefs and statues in the world. although it is not really in Jogja, Borobudur Temple is always visited by visitors who coming to Jogja.
10. Taman Sari Water Palace
Taman sari Water Palace was a recreational and meditation place for the Yoygakarta Kingdom’s family in the past. Besides, Taman Sari Recreational Park has function as the defensive fort from the enemy’s attacks. These days, Taman Sari Water Palace is one of most popular tourist sites in Yogyakarta as its unique sides. The air around the Taman Sari Water Palace is chilly as there are many artificial pools as well as flowers garden which smell very good. The cost of entrance ticket of Taman sari Water Palace is 5,000 IDR.