Places of interest in Yogyakarta? Plenty!
1. Visit the temples (Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko)
Though Borobudur temple is not located in Yogyakarta, the temple however is one of the biggest reasons why people visit Yogyakarta. It takes 40 minutes to visit the temple from Yogyakarta. If you do visit Borobudur try to take a sunrise tour. It’s really worth it for the view. Besides Borobudur, the other big famous temple that you need to visit is Prambanan temple, which is a Hindu temple.
2. Visit Goa Jomblang
Goa Jomblang caves is one of the tourism highlights of Yogyakarta. The caves are located in Gunung Kidul, an hour drive from Yogyakarta. The highlight of the trip is Grubug Cave. There is a hole in the roof of the cave and every morning the light filters through like a natural spotlight.
3. Merapi Lava Tour
The Merapi Lava Tour is an off road adventure on the slopes of Merapi Volcano with a serious backstory. The tour is held around the region most affected by the last volcanic explosion. During the tour you are driven around on a 4×4 jeep through a beautiful landscape.
4. Ullen Sentalu Museum.
It’s a nice way to learn about Javanese culture. The exhibitions at the museum cover different aspects of Javanese culture. You’ll see old photographs of Yogya, beautiful examples of batik, old paintings and even things like letters.
5. Try the Famous Chocolate Monggo.
While in Yogya you can visit the Monggo chocolate factory! A visit to Chocolate Monggo factory in KotaGede, is a great thing to do. You can also find the Monggo showroom there.
6. Eat Like a Local
What is authentic Yogyakarta cuisine, you should definitely give Gudeg a try. Gudeg is made from young unripe jackfruit boiled for several hours with palm sugar, and coconut milk. It is served with steamed rice and chicken in coconut milk (opor ayam) or telur pindang (boiled egg) and with tofu (tahu) or tempeh (tempe) plus sambal goreng krecek. It is delicious!
and so much more…..
Finish your adventurous day by relaxing in a holiday villa Habitat at Hyarta. Habitat at Hyarta is a tranquil haven to stay during your visit to Yogyakarta. An elegant contemporary style of 3 bedroom villas with a touch of Yogyakarta cultural heritage, Habitat at Hyarta offers lush green and peaceful ambience during your stay, in a sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere. The villa is located at Jalan Palagan Tentara Pelajar, the most exclusive area in Yogyakarta, only 8 km from the famed Malioboro Street and the iconic Tugu Yogyakarta.
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