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Best Places to Visit in Yogyakarta of 2017

  • 01 Yogyakarta

    Image Credit : Yogyakarta
    If Jakarta is the industrial and financial powerhouse, Yogyakarta is its soul. Central to the intellectual and the artistic heritage of the island, Yogyakarta also known as Yogya is a place where the arts is at its brightest form, Javanese language is at its purest form and all the traditions are at the forefront.

    Highlights: There are a myriad of places to see here such as Prambanan, Taman Sari, Jalan Molioboro, Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, Fort Vredeburg Museum, Gembira Loka zoo, Pok Tunggal Bech and Borobudur Temple Compounds. When here in this beautiful city of Indonesia you have an ample number of things to do. Go around hanging on the cable cart at the Timang Beach, get up and close with the nature at the Kalibiru National Park and see the sand dunes here.

    Location: Yogyakarta lies at a distance of 234 nautical miles from the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta.

    Timings: The city is open all round the year.

    Price: You may have to pay an entry fee to visit the different attractions here.

  • 02 Ullen Sentalu

    Ullen Sentalu
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    Ullen Sentalu displays the artefacts and relics from the kratons of Java and the royal houses like the Pakualam, Mangkunegaran, Yogyakarta and Surakarta.

    Highlights: In the museum there are a number of rooms which definitely demand your attention. These include the 5 rooms of Kambang Village, Welcome Room, Corridor and Culture room, Dance and Gamelan Room, Retja Landa and Guwa Sela Giri. Each of these rooms houses its own specialties and collections. Your tour to the museum will commence from the Welcome room where you’ll see a banner which contains the statue of Goddess Sri and the history of the museum. Other rooms are equally brilliant.

    Location: Ullen Sentalu is located at Jalan Boyong KM 25, Kaliurang Barat, Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia Timing: Tue-Sun: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The museum remains closed on Mondays.

    For students: IDR 25,000. (bring your student card)
    Foreign Visitors: IDR 50,000
    Domestic/regular visitor/kitas: IDR 30,000

  • Nearby Getaways from Yogyakarta
  • 01 Java

    Java is an island city in the South-Asian country of Indonesia and is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places you will ever see in your life. It is a central hub for all the internal activities of Indonesia as well as a hot spot for holidays. Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia is to the West of Java and from there till the east, there are many places for sight-seeing like temples, green fields and grass covered hills, active volcanic mountains, old castles and misty rainforests.

    Java is a place which will make you get lost in its natural beauty. The wet rainforests, waterfalls where you can have a dip, sea view and landscape and the pure atmosphere will make you feel pampered like never before. You will see nature’s miracles at its best when you witness the active volcanoes amid purple and blue hills and this sight is guaranteed to leave you mesmerized with its beauty. There are many places to see in Java which will leave you spellbound.

    Apart from the wonders of nature, Java also boasts about rich culture and tradition, art, food and heritage. Many travelers describe this place as one of the most magical and serene places they have ever visited.