Yogya, Jogja, Jogjakarta, that’s what most people call it. Yogyakarta as the capital and administrative center of the Yogyakarta Special Region is the most popular tourist destination on the island of Java.
The attraction of Yogyakarta that has made it famous abroad is Borobudur Temple which is located in Magelang near Yogyakarta and is one of the seven wonders. There is also the Prambanan Temple which is no less historic.
Rich in batik and handicraft centers, the city is also known as a student city as it is home to many of Indonesia’s leading universities.
Art events such as cabaret performances, paintings and music performances are also often held in Yogyakarta and has always been a tourist destination for foreign tourists.
Bakpia and Gudeg is one of the culinary attractions of Yogyakarta, the residence of Sultan Hamengkubuwana and Adipati Paku Alam.
In addition to Yogyakarta, you can also vacation in the flower city, which is no less exciting.
Yogyakarta Geographical Location
The city of Yogyakarta is one of the largest cities in Indonesia and the fourth largest city in the southern part of the island of Java after Bandung, Malang and Surakarta.
Located at an altitude of about 112 m above sea level, the city is 600 km from Jakarta, 116 km from Semarang and 65 km from Surakarta. The city of Yogyakarta itself lies in the valley of three rivers namely the Winongo River, the Code River and the Gajahwong River.
Although the city is situated in a valley, flooding is rare. This is because in the past the colonial government had created a very neatly arranged drainage system to smooth the water in Yogyakarta. Associated with the active addition of waterways by the Yogyakarta Municipality.
Yogyakarta is famous for its very hot climate and weather, with the highest average temperature reaching 31°C while the lowest temperature is 21°C.
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The name Yogyakarta itself derives from two words, namely Ayogya or Ayodhya, meaning “peace” and Karta, meaning “good”. Before Indonesia’s independence, Yogyakarta was a self-governing territory, namely the Sultanate of Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat and the Duchy of Pakualaman.
However, after the declaration of independence of the Republic of Indonesia (RI), Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwana IX and Sri Paku Alam VIII decided to merge with the territory of the Republic of Indonesia and form one entity as Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY).
Now DIY is a province where Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwana X is acting as Governor and Sri Paku Alam X is acting as Deputy Governor.
Throughout its history, January 4th is commemorated as the anniversary of the city of the Republic of Yogyakarta. Because from January 4, 1946 to December 27, 1949, DIY was once the capital of the Republic of Indonesia.
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Transportation to Yogyakarta
As the most popular tourist destination in Java island, Yogyakarta is so easy to access. Transportation to Yogyakarta is directly connected by both air and land, so tourists have many options to get to Yogyakarta.
There are three modes of transportation that tourists can choose from namely planes, trains and also private vehicles by crossing the south coast of Java.
If you want to travel to Yogyakarta, the choice of the means of transport is of course in the foreground. And one of the priorities is the plane, aiming to get to this city as soon as possible, so that you can be satisfied to travel in Yogya and explore every area. Air access to Yogyakarta is available in almost all cities. Most cities in Indonesia have direct flights to Yogyakarta.
The choice of airlines also varies, so there is no need to get confused when it comes to finding a plane to take you to this Gudeg city. Ranging from airlines with the cheapest fares to the most expensive fares all have flight routes to Yogyakarta with a choice of hours that you can customize.
Previously, Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport was the main airport connecting Yogyakarta with other cities in Indonesia. However, as of March 2020, all domestic flights to Jogja are operated at Yogyakarta International Airport, which is located in Kulon Progo.
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Located about 42 km from downtown Yogyakarta, this airport can be called one of the fourth busiest airports in the Java-Bali region because it serves not only domestic flights but also international flights such as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Domestic airlines operating at Yogyakarta International Airport include Batavia Air, Express Air, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Citilink, Super Air Jet and Wings Air.
International airlines are now served by Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines and Silkair.
Like the previous Adisucipto Airport, Yogyakarta International Airport is connected by a train line connecting the airport railway station to a number of stations around Yogyakarta, including Tugu Yogyakarta, Kutoarjo, Palur and Solobalapan stations. If you use the Prambanan Express local train, the journey to Adisucipto Airport will be faster. No wonder that the Prameks Train is a recurring destination for tourists traveling around Yogyakarta for easy access to towns around Yogya.
Besides the Prameks train, there is also the YIA airport train, which stops at Yogyakarta (Tugu) – Wates – Wojo – Kebumen (PP) station, while the Prameks train station Maguwo – Lempuyangan – Yogyakarta – Wates – Wojo runs with a ticket price from Rp. 25,000. There are also Damri buses and downtown shuttle buses (e.g. Malioboro) that go to the airport.
Now you can buy flight tickets directly from Bukalapak at the cheapest prices starting from Rp. 500,000.
In addition to the plane, you can also travel to Yogyakarta by bus. The main bus station in Gudeg City is in Giwangan, about 4 km southeast of the city center. The travel time with this bus mode is not too long. If departing from Jakarta, the travel time is around 9 hours, Bandung is 6 hours, and Surabaya is 8 hours.
From Jakarta to Yogyakarta, you can depart from terminals such as Rawamangun, Kalideres, Pasar Minggu, Pulo Gadung, Kampung Rambutan, Pinang Ranti and other departure points. Yogyakarta bus options include Handoko, Lorena, Sumber Alam, Murni Jaya, Prayogo, Ramayana, Laju Prima, Pahala Kencana and so on.
Meanwhile, trips from Bandung can be accessed from Cicaheum Terminal. If you cannot find a direct bus to Yogyakarta, you can first take a bus to Purwokerto (6-7 hours) and then take a regular bus that will take you to Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta’s proximity to Semarang and Solo prompts the local government to provide a shuttle bus connecting Yogyakarta to these two cities. The shuttle bus named Joglosemar (Jogja – Solo – Semarang) costs Rp. 45,000 for the route to Semarang while the fare for the route to Solo is Rp. 25,000. Pretty affordable, right to make it easier for you to travel to other cities besides Jogja.
Besides Joglosemar, there is also a DayTrans shuttle (at a cost of Rp. 50,000 to Semarang), Cipaganti, Jogja Rafira, Central Java Transporter and JavaBaliTrips Borobudur to consider. Especially for Java Bali Trips Borobudur, the travel agency also offers tour packages and tour guide services to help you get around Yogyakarta.
You can also buy bus tickets directly from Bukalapak.
Train mode is also the best alternative to travel to Yogyakarta. Trains are not only cheaper than planes, but also faster than other forms of land transport. You can also enjoy the cool expanse of rice fields and mountains while driving. Two stops in Yogyakarta are Tugu Station and Lempuyangan Station.
Yogyakarta Station is located not far from the heart of the city and only about 100 meters from Jalan Malioboro. This station serves the departure and arrival of executive and business class trains. Lempuyangan Railway Station is just 1 km east of Yogyakarta Railway Station. This station serves the departure and arrival of economy class trains.
No need to be complicated, you can now buy cheap train tickets from Bukalapak, you know.
The following train services offer trips to Yogyakarta.
Gambir (Jakarta) – Monument (Yogyakarta) – Solo Race (Solo)
Gambir (Jakarta) – Monument (Yogyakarta) – Solo Race (Solo)
Bandung – Tugu (Yogyakarta) – Gubeng (Surabaya)
from IDR 380,000
Gambir (Jakarta) – Monument (Yogyakarta) – Malang
Gambir (Jakarta) – Monument (Yogyakarta) – Malang
Gambir (Jakarta) – Monument (Yogyakarta)
Bandung – Tugu (Yogyakarta) – Gubeng (Surabaya)
from IDR 360,000
The main twilight of Yogya
Pasar Senen (Jakarta) – Monument (Yogyakarta)
7 hours 40 minutes
from IDR 250,000
Bandung – Tugu (Yogyakarta) – Gubeng (Surabaya) – Malang
from IDR 260,000
Solo Head Sunset
Pasar Senen (Jakarta) – Monument (Yogyakarta) – Solo Race (Solo)
from IDR 250,000
The main sunset of Yogya
Pasar Senen (Jakarta) – Monument (Yogyakarta)
from IDR 250,000
Pasar Senen (Jakarta) – Lempuyangan (Yogyakarta)
Rp115,000 – Rp160,000
Sri Tanjung Banyuwangi
New Banyuwangi – Lempuyangan (Yogyakarta)
IDR 88,000 – IDR 94,000
Prameks (Prambanan Express)
Kutoarjo – Yogyakarta – Solo Race
Economy without AC
2 hours 25 minutes
IDR 2,000 – IDR 5,000
Malang – Tugu (Yogyakarta)
7 – 8 hours
from IDR 190,000
Pasar Senen (Jakarta) – Lempuyangan (Yogyakarta) – Solo Race (Solo)
Bandung – Monument (Yogyakarta) – Solo Race (Solo)
Kiaracondong (Bandung) – Lempuyangan (Yogyakarta) – Blitar
Kiaracondong (Bandung) – Lempuyangan (Yogyakarta) – Gubeng (Surabaya)
Yogyakarta can also be reached by private car. There are two routes that can be passed, namely the Pansela route (south coast) and the Pantura line (north coast) of Java. Traveling by private car is quite time consuming, up to 11 hours or even more depending on the situation and road conditions.
Compared to the Pansela route, the Pantura route is more reasonable considering that the road is wider and the facilities are quite complete. Ranging from restaurants, gas stations and accommodation in the form of accommodation. Therefore, the Pantura route is considered more congested. In addition, this route is also frequently used by buses and trucks, especially on public holidays or when traveling home.
However, the drive to Jogjakini can also be shorter as there is a Cipali toll road that connects Jakarta to Semarang. You can pass this route and exit the toll road at Semarang and then continue your journey to Yogyakarta. The time required is also estimated to be shorter than passing the southern or northern route.
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Public transportation in Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta is classified as a small city. So, traveling in Gudeg City will not be expensive. Transportation there is sufficient to facilitate residents’ mobility. Interestingly, you can still find a number of traditional forms of transport such as tricycles, wagons and gigs. The cost is still in the affordable category, especially if you can speak Javanese, you are guaranteed to get a cheap fare on transportation.
Yogyakarta is one of the cities in Indonesia that does not know the term city traffic (angkot). Transportation in the student city is served by a number of city buses, and each bus serves specific routes.
Yogyakarta bus route number
Terminal Giwangan South Ring Road Jl. Sisingamangaraja Jl. cabbage. Sugiono Jl. Tamansiswa Jl. Gayam Jl walnut jl Ipda Tut Harsono Jl. Adisucipto Jl. Gejayan/Jl. Affandi Ring Road North Jl. Kaliurang Circle UGM
Giwangan Ring Road Terminal south of Ngangkruk Gd. Yellow Jl. Kusumanegara Jl. Suryotomo Jl. Suroto Lingkar UGM JL. C. Simanjuntak Jl. Gen. Sudirman Jl. P. Mangkubumi Jl. Malioboro Jl P. Senopati Jl. Kusumanegara Gedong Kuning Ring Road south of Giwangan Terminal
Giwangan Terminal Jl. Scouts corner Beteng Wetan Jl. Parangtritis Jl. Mangkuyudan Jl. Panjaitan MT Haryono Jl. Wahid Hasyim Jl. Bhayangkara tent. student jl Magelang Terminal Jombor Ring Road north of UGM Circle
Giwangan Terminal Jl. Gambiran Jl. Veterans Jl Kusumanegara Hayam Wuruk Yos Sudarso Wahidin Yohanes Lingkar UGM
Giwangan Terminal Jl. Boy Scout Jl Pioneer of Independence Jl. Gambiran Jl. Veterans Janti Gedong Kuning Janti Jl. Adisucipto Jl. Gejayan/Jl. Affandi ring road north of the UGM Circle
Terminal Giwangan Ring Road south of Rejowinangun Botanical Gardens SGM Aipda Jl. Ipda Tut Harsono Jl. Kenari Bausasran Mataram Abu Bakar Ali Atmo Sukarto Kusbini Langensari Munggur Jl. Adisucipto Kledokan Babarsari East RR Terminal Condong Chess East RR Babarsari Kledokan Jl. Adisucipto Urip Sumoharjo Jl. Suroto Mataram Hayam Wuruk Bausasran Jl. walnut jl Veterans Jl Giwangan Terminal Gambiran
Terminal Giwangan Ring Road south of Rejowinangun Gedong Kuning Packing Pembayun Tegalgendu Tegalturi Jl. Menukan Jl. South Parangtritis Ring Road Pojok Beteng Kulon Jl. S. Parman Patangpuluhan Jl. RE Martadinata Suprapto Jlagran Lor Jl. Flower Market Jl. Malioboro Jl KHA Dahlan Jl RE Martadinata Patangpuluhan Jl. South Bugisan Ring Road Jl. Parangtritis Jl. Menukan Tegalturi Giwangan Terminal
Giwangan Terminal Jl. Boy Scout Jl pandean jl Glagah Sari Jl Kusumanegara Sultan Agung Jl. KHA Dahlan Cokroaminoto tent. Borobudur Plaza Students Jl. Wolter Monginsidi Kreis UGM Jl. Wolter Monginsidi Borobudur Plaza Tent. Student Cokroaminoto Jl. KHA Dahlan Sultan Agung Jl. Suryopranoto Mangunsarkoro Jl. Kusumanegara Glagah Sari Jl. Veterans Jl Giwangan Terminal scout
Giwangan Terminal Jl. Boy Scout Jl Sisingamangaraja Jl. Menukan Jl. Mangkuyudan Gading East Corner Beteng Jl. Brigadier General Katamso Mrs. Ruswo Jl. KHA Dahlan Jl Wates Ps. Gamping Sidoarum Jl. Godean Pingit Jl. Wolter Monginsidi Jeti’s circle UGM
Giwangan Tegalturi Terminal Jl. Sisingamangaraja Jl. Menukan Jl. Parangtritis Jl. Brigadier General Katamso Jl. Suryotomo Shopping Jl. Fr. Senopati Sultan Agung Jl. Suryopranoto Sukonandi Jl. Kusumanegara Jl. Sandalwood Jl walnut jl Ipda Tut Harsono Jl. Adisucipto Jl. Gejayan/Jl. Affandi Terminal Lean Chess
Condong Chess Terminal Jl. Gejayan/Jl. Affandi Colombo Yohanes Jl. Gen. Sudirman Tugu Jetis Borobudur Plaza Pingit Samsat Suprapto Wirobrajan Tendean Jl. S. Parman Pojok Fort Kulon Corner Fort Wetan Jl. Tamansiswa Jl. Suryopranoto Mangunsarkoro Jl. Kusumanegara Jl. Veteran P.Jl. Pioneer of Independence Jl. Giwangan Terminal Scout Jl. Boy Scout Jl Veterans Jl Kusumanegara Jl. Tamansiswa Eckfort Wetan Eckfort Kulon Jl. S. Parman Wirobrajan Jl. Bhayangkara Pingit Borobudur Plaza Jetis Tugu JL. C. Simanjuntak Terban Colombo Jl. Gejayan/Jl. Affandi Terminal Lean Chess
Terminal Jombor Ring Road West Jl. Godean Kyai Mojo Tugu P.Jl. P. Mangkubumi Jl. Malioboro Jl KHA Dahlan Virobrajan Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto Jl. Godean Ring Road west of Jombor Terminal Terminal
Trans Jogja can also be an alternative transportation option in Yogyakarta. Inaugurated in March 2008, this means of transport presents itself exclusively as a fast, safe and comfortable means of mass transport.
Trans Jogja is a 3/4 bus that serves various areas in the city of Yogyakarta itself, Sleman, and partially operates in Bantul. The calculated fare is also very affordable and is IDR 3,500 for a one-way trip with two ticket systems namely single trip and subscription. As of 2017, there were 17 routes serving various major facilities in Yogyakarta. The following is a list of Trans Jogja routes.
In Yogyakarta, rickshaws are still one of the main modes of transportation. Finding a rickshaw in student city is not a difficult matter as you can find them along Jalan Malioboro and other popular areas in Yogyakarta.
However, the rickshaw fares are not as cheap as they used to be, so you have to be smart when bidding on the rickshaw fares. Also, be sure to set the fare for a round trip or one-way and complete the deal before boarding the rickshaw. Normally the fare from the city center to Malioboro is less than Rp. 10,000. So use your bargaining skills to get the cheapest prices so you are not locked into high prices.
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As with rickshaws, traveling around the city of Yogyakarta by cart or carriage requires good negotiation skills. In both cases, the driver can charge a very expensive rate. You can find Dokar in tourist spots crowded with tourists, such as the train station, the palace, and the Malioboro mall.
Typically, the Andong driver will get you around Malioboro by stopping you at a number of clothing stores. With a one-way fare of IDR 20,000, the gig can accommodate up to five passengers.
If you want an easier journey without having to wait for public transport, you can take a taxi. Taxis are fairly easy to find on several streets in Yogyakarta, especially in the Protocol area and the Economic and Tourism Center. Most taxis in Gudeg City are very reliable, so the fare is adjusted according to the taximeter installed in the taxi.
Important Tips: If you want to take a taxi in Yogyakarta, order a taxi through an online application namely Bluetaksi or SayTaxi. This method is considered easier than having to wait at the curb for a taxi. If you are comfortable with the driver’s travel service, you can ask for the driver’s cell phone number so that you can ask him to give you a lift when you need to travel.
There are various taxi companies offering this transportation, ranging from limousines to minibuses.
Hotels in Yogyakarta
As a tourist city, Yogyakarta has complete accommodation facilities. Various types of hotels, ranging from guesthouses to five-star hotels, are scattered around Gudeg City. In fact, a sharing-type capsule hotel is also offered, aimed at backpackers. The choice of accommodation in Yogyakarta is becoming more diverse every year. The tariffs are adapted to your needs.
The following hotel recommendations in Yogyakarta can be your choice
Yogyakarta Cheap Hotels under IDR 250,000
1. Trava house
With a modern, minimalist concept, this unique hotel in Jogja is perfect for millennials. The use of exposed cement walls with muted chandeliers adorning the hotel rooms add a touch of industrial style.
2. Bring it home
This affordable inn offers full facilities like a five star hotel. There are two types of rooms to choose from here, namely dormitories and private rooms. What is unique is that there is a touch of mural painting on certain parts of the wall, which makes the atmosphere seem more cheerful.
3. sleeping hut
This cheap hotel in Jogja is decorated all in white and blue and offers a very comfortable and homely atmosphere. Every hotel guest will feel at home.
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Instagramable hotels in Yogyakarta
1. Local hotels and restaurants
Since its appearance in the movie What’s Up with Cinta 2, this Local Hotel & Restaurant has grown in popularity and has attracted many visitors. The colorful circle motifs that adorn the floors and walls of this place are the hallmarks that make them easily recognizable.
2. Wooden stone dormitory
The location of this hostel is near Yogyakarta Palace, Yogyakarta Presidential Palace and Vredeburg Fort. This Wood Stone Hostel has a very instagramable garden avenue.
3. Yogyakarta BnB
This one inn is one of the most popular and is run by travelers from Indonesia. The colorful interior and furniture colors make this hostel look so adorable.
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Favorite Hotel Yogyakarta
1. YATS colony
This relatively new hotel has a fresh, modern and up-to-date concept! Dominated in white, YATS Colony has 5 types of rooms namely HA room, NA room, CA room, RA room, KA room, with each room designed with a different theme.
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2. Hotel Adistana
The Adhistana Hotel has a very strong traditional classic feel. Interestingly, the design of the building is like a big house with many rooms. Some rooms offer shaded pool views.
3. Artotel Yogyakarta
This hotel, which is located on Jalan Kaliurang, must be very artistic. Each room is decorated with a unique picture. In addition, there is a mini exhibition in the hotel lobby with works by local artists.
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Hotels near Yogyakarta Railway Station
1. Hotel Pulse
Besides the proximity to Tugu Jogja train station, which is less than 1 km away, Hotel Pules is one of the strategic accommodation options. This hotel is quite minimalist with full facilities such as air conditioning, bathrooms with hot and cold shower and LED TV.
2. Hotel Griya
Griya Hotel offers all of these amenities through facilities that cater to customer satisfaction. Located just 2.4 km from Tugu Train Station, this hotel is close to several well-known tourist spots in Yogyakarta.
3. Ayola Tasneem Hotel
During your stay at Ayola Tasneem Hotel you can feel a homelike atmosphere. Beautiful and modern nuances merge in this affordable hotel. Ayola Tasneem is also strategically located just 2.3km from Tugu Railway Station.
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Hotels for family vacations
1. Sambi Resort & Spa
This inn offers a comfortable and tranquil atmosphere surrounded by rice fields and plantations. One of the facilities here is to witness the process of planting or harvesting rice directly from the farmers.
2. Omah Njonja Bed & Braisserie
The atmosphere of this inn is quite old fashioned with a lot of old furniture from the 1960’s. The family room capacity in this inn is enough for four people with spacious and comfortable rooms.
3. Kanjani’s house
It looks like an ordinary house, but it turns out to be an inn! The interior is like an old schoolhouse, with a very distinctive patterned floor. The homely atmosphere ensures that you and your family feel comfortable here.
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Hotels near Adisucipto Airport
1. Ndeliq’s house
The hotel is about 2.2 km from Adisucipto Airport and 10 km from Prambanan Temple. Located in Kalasan area, Omah Ndeliq Yogyakarta features a unique hippie house style design.
2. Wisma Beto
Beto Guesthouse is one of the ideal places to stay as it offers reasonable facilities and is easily accessible. The distance is close, about 1.3 km from Adisucipto Airport and 8 km from Prambanan Temple.
3. Hotel Heroine Airport
Hotel Srikandi Bandara offers accommodation rates from Rp. 300,000 for twin and deluxe rooms. The distance is only about 1.5 km from Adisucipto Airport and 7 km from Prambanan Temple.
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Tourist destinations in Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta is indeed famous for its countless tourist attractions. You will find Gudeg City ranging from tours close to nature to water tourism and educational trips. No wonder tourists flock to Yogyakarta just to enjoy the tourist destinations it has to offer. In addition, almost all tourist attractions in Yogyakarta offer not too expensive prices, so many tourists are tempted to spend their vacation time there.
The following is a list of the best tourist attractions in Yogyakarta.
Temple in Yogyakarta
1. Prambanan Temple
Prambanan is said to be the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and one of the grandest in the world. There are said to be no fewer than 240 temples in this temple complex. Although this temple is not a new tourist attraction in Yogya, Prambanan remains a popular tourist attraction for tourists visiting Jogja. If you want to visit Prambanan, choose the time of the afternoon. The reason is that the sunset here is very beautiful. The golden afternoon sun seemed to reflect beautifully on the walls of the temple.
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2. Kalasan Temple
Just 2 km from Prambanan, you can visit the Kalasan Temple. This temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Yogyakarta and was built in honor of the Bodhisattva. The Kalasan Temple has beautiful carvings on the walls up to the roof.
3. Gebang Temple
Starting from the discovery of a Ganesha statue by local residents and finally after research by archaeologists, the Gebang Temple was also found. This temple is a Hindu temple that is in the blood of Condongcatur.
Museum in Yogyakarta
1. Affandi Museum Museum
If Spain has Picasso, Indonesia has Affandi. You can enjoy the work of this master painter on the banks of the Gajah Wong River. Besides Affandi’s own works, you can also see the works of other painters such as Basuki Abdullah, Popo Iskandar and Hendra Gunawan.
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2. Air and Space Museum
The Indonesian Air Force is one of the best in the world. If you are interested in the world of aviation, you can visit this museum. Several replicas of Indonesian Air Force fighter planes can be seen here.
3. Sonobudoyo Museum
This museum has the second largest collection of culture and history after the National Museum. Starting from money collections, manuscripts, fine arts, geology and ancient archeology can be found here.
1. Smart parking
It is close to downtown, not far from Malioboro. In this smart park, you and your family will find various science-themed rides. For example: science cruises, geothermal, water, nuclear power, popular technology, dino adventures and others.
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2. Brayut Tourist Village
This village is located in the Sleman area with a stunning natural setting. There are many things that you and your family can do in this place such as; B. Learn farming, learn traditional dance and gamelan, prepare traditional food and make handicrafts.
3. World Monument Merapi Park
In this tourist area there are several replicas of landmarks similar to the original, such as Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel, windmills, the Tower of Pisa. Merapi Park is designed for selfie tours, but from this place children can get acquainted with the shape of the world famous landmarks and the country in which they are located.
Places where you can enjoy the sunrise in Yogyakarta
1. Suroloyo lace
This place is known for the beauty of the sunrise which is very amazing. From here you can see the dawn against the backdrop of the four most enchanting mountains in all of Central Java, namely Mount Sindoro, Mount Sumbing, Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu.
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2. Borobudur Temple
Not only the temple building is interesting, but the beauty of the sunrise at the temple in Magelang is no less interesting. Behind the splendor of the stupa you can enjoy a panoramic view of the sunrise. As you breathe in the fresh morning air, you are additionally illuminated by the warm, healthy morning sun.
3. Puthuk Setumbu Summit
Also called Nirvana Sunrise, this spot offers a panoramic view of the sunrise with the backdrop of Mount Merapi and the majestic Mount Merbabu. If the weather is not foggy, you will also have the opportunity to see the majestic Borobudur Temple from afar.
Yogyakarta nature tourism
1. Becici Summit
Becici Peak offers a very attractive sunrise view. If you want to feel the feeling above the clouds, come in the morning, because a series of mists will gather into an accumulation of “cotton” like clouds.
2. Sukorame Mangunan Rice Fields
Located in the Bantul area, this tourist spot features a bamboo bridge stretching across the rice fields. Visitors can walk freely along the expanse of green rice fields while taking selfies against the green backdrop of Sukorame rice fields.
3. Mangunan pine forest
In this place you can just take a walk through the huge pine forest. Or you can also sit back and relax on a hammock hanging from some pine trees. The calm atmosphere here can definitely take you away from everyday life.
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1. Pirate Adventure Water Park JogjaBay
This water park is one of the largest in Southeast Asia. The area reaches 7 hectares with 19 rides. This place carries the concept of pirates in connection with Javanese and European culture.
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2. Galaxy Water Park
The Galaxy Waterpark offers not only water playgrounds with colorful designs for children, but also an Olympic-size swimming pool and a slide with a height of 10 meters, suitable for teenagers and adults.
3. Grand Puri water park
Grand Puri Waterpark has many rides for you to try. There are four fun slides for older visitors to try. For children there is also a children’s pool, spill buckets and a slide with a ship design.
Beaches in Gunung Kidul
1. Baron Beach
Viewed from above, this beach forms the letter U. The shape is very unique as Baron Beach is flanked by two hills. Here you can see two rivers flowing together. One creek with fresh water and the other with salt water. The color combination of the two types of water is also very appealing.
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2. The Long Beach
As the name suggests, this beach has a long coastline. Yes, this is the longest beach in Gunung Kidul area. The facilities at Panjang Beach are quite complete, there is even a fairly large mosque.
3. Kukup Beach
It takes about two hours drive from the city center to get to this beautiful beach. White sand and still fairly clean beach conditions are certainly reasons for a visit. There is also an enchanting coral cay in a corner of the beach that juts out into the ocean.
Typical Yogyakarta cuisine
Yogyakarta is also known as the Gudeg City and is indeed famous for its Gudeg variant which is said to have a delicious taste. However, Yogyakarta is not just about Gudeg, actually this one city has other culinary delights to offer that are no less delicious.
For example, Javanese noodles, fried firecrackers, to culinary origins from Italy, namely gelato. There is no need to doubt about the taste any more because it is guaranteed that any food in Yogyakarta will make you want to come back there.
Below is a list of culinary delights to enjoy in Yogyakarta.
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The Most Legendary and Cheapest Jogja Night Culinary Tour
The incomparable culinary taste of Jogja will make its own impression. Don’t miss 7 culinary tours tonight if you go to Jogja!
1. Sate Klathak
If you go to Jogja, you will definitely not want to miss out on culinary delights. While it sounds like “frog” satay, it’s not actually made out of these amphibians. Sate Klathak is a young goat satay impaled with bicycle bars, not bamboo.
The meat chunks are also very large and different from goat satay in general. The sate klatak seasoning only changes to salt and pepper. Be sure to check out the Sate Klathak Pak Bari stand. This stand became even more famous when it became a filming location for the movie AADC 2. The location of Sate Klathak Pak Bari is at Jejeran Market or Wonokromo Market, Jalan Imogiri Timur No. 5 Wonokromo, Bantul.
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2. Oseng Mercon Bu Narti
do you like spicy food You can try Oseng Mercon Bu Narti and it will probably get you addicted. This street stall is never empty of visitors. The hotel is located on Jalan KH. Ahmad Dahlan, Warung Bu Narti can spend about 10kg of cayenne pepper!
This skillet is made from gravel, lard, skin and young bones that are sautéed with flavorful spices. You can also choose additional menus such as chicken, duck, catfish, pigeon, various offal and quail. Warung Bu Narti is open until 02:00 WIB.
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3. Garbage Soto
It’s not as dirty as your shadow. Despite the name, soto trash is legendary in jogja night culinary circles. Why is it called Soto Trash because this soup is eaten with a variety of side dishes such as fried foods, stir-fries, intestinal satay, and other heavy foods?
The price for a portion of soto is only 8,000 rupiah with the contents of white rice, vermicelli, cabbage, sprouts, celery and fried onions. Located on Jalan Kranggan with opening hours from 22:00 to 04:00.
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4. Gudeg Pawon
Gudeg Pawon has been around since the 1950s and you must be prepared to queue to eat authentic Gudeg, where you can see the cooking process first hand. This gudeg is prepared on a traditional oven and visitors can directly choose from a variety of gudeg and side dishes.
It is best if the opening hours are at 9.30pm to get the first line. Gudeg Pawon is located at Jalan Janturan UH/IV No. 36 Warungboto, Umbulharjo. Though legendary, the price of a serving of this gudeg starts at IDR 13,000.
5. Rice Rames Demangan
Hungry in the middle of the night and want to try different Yogya specialties on one plate? Nasi Rames Demangan is the right answer to your hunger pangs. This nasi rames can be found on Jalan Demangan which opens at 8pm. From Rp. 10,000 you can get rice rames with various side dishes. All dishes stay warm because they are prepared on a charcoal stove. So don’t worry about the deliciousness.
6. Yellow Rice Ms. Tuminem
There are many types of rice dishes in Jogja, including yellow rice. The most famous is Bu Tuminem’s Yellow Rice, located on Jalan Asam Gede Cokrodiningratan. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. you can enjoy this culinary meal with family or friends. The main menu of this yellow rice consists of dried potatoes, roasted peanuts, sliced egg breast, shredded chicken, and boiled eggs with flavorful spices.
7. Mie Nyemek Mrs. Siti
This time there is a noodle dish that you must try as you explore Jogja’s night of culinary delights. Mie Nyemek Bu Siti has been around since 2002 and sells processed instant noodles with a special blend of Bu Siti’s style. These instant noodles are cooked and the seasoning is mixed with garlic, soy sauce, cayenne pepper and additional vegetables.
The price for one serving is around IDR 10,000 and you can also add various side dishes like fried foods, meatballs, intestine satay, chicken eggs or duck eggs. This noodle shop is located at No. 35 Jalan Sisingamangaraja Brontokusuman, Mergangsan.
Yogyakarta’s legendary cuisine
1. Mbah Gito’s Noodles
This place used to be a cowshed. Almost all the interior is made of wood and the light inside is not too bright. Here you can order Bakmi Godog or Bakmi Goreng.
2. Angkringan Lik Man
One of the most popular Angkringan in this city is Angkringan Lik Man, which has existed since 1960 and even became one of the pioneers. If you get a chance to visit this place, order a glass of Kopi Joss, which is black coffee steeped in smoldering charcoal.
3. PK Sherbet
Established in 1973, Warung Es Buah PK offers a refreshing fruit ice cream menu. The price is cheap too. In addition to fruit ice cream, you can also enjoy delicious meatballs here.
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Cheap culinary Yogyakarta
1. Garbage Soto
This culinary tourism spot in Jogja is close to Tugu Jogja and is quite remote indeed. However, its roadside location makes it fairly easy to find. Soto Garbage is just an ordinary tent stall and jogja night gastronomy that is always crowded with visitors.
2. Preksu Geprek Chicken
Preksu itself is short for geprek chicken and milk. Yes, this culinary tourist place in Jogja offers fresh milk in different flavors in addition to Geprek chicken menu. The interesting thing about this geprek chicken is the generous amount of cheese topping.
As the name suggests, mushroom-based dishes are the mainstay of this culinary menu at Jogja. For example, Mushroom Satay, Spicy Grilled Mushroom, Mushroom Tongseng, Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Dumpling, Mushroom Martabak, Ear Mushroom Dawet Ice Cream.
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Local food from Yogyakarta
1. No frying
This famous Jogja cuisine is much more popular in Gunung Kidul area, Yogyakarta. The taste of fried whaleang is actually similar to dry fried shrimp. Especially when whoever grows it adds the right seasonings, the crispy and savory flavor of this fried walang can be addictive.
This rice flour and brown sugar cake is one of a kind. Not only because of its sweet taste and very suitable for tea or bitter coffee, but also because this Bantul cake specialty is also known by another name that is a bit cheesy “porn”.
This typical jogja food is made from dried cowhide to look like crackers. It can be eaten fried directly like crackers, as an accompaniment to rice in the form of krecek vegetables, or in the form of krecek chilli sauce with gudeg.
Instagrammable Cafe Yogyakarta
1. RM Demangan
You are guaranteed to feel at home in this beautifully designed restaurant. The recommended menu at RM Demangan is Lontong Cap Gomeh and Pisang Bakar Aren. The price is cheap too.
2. Tulip Cafe
This Instagramable coffee shop has a concept that is meant to be photographed. The decor is filled with bohemian-style Balinese knick-knacks. Then you are guaranteed to go home with a full stomach and good photos.
3. Jeeva coffee
If you claim to be a coffee lover, besides Jos Coffee, you must also try this cafe. Coffee and modern cuisine are the mainstays of this café with a typical old-school design.
Where to eat Jawa Noodles in Yogyakarta?
1. Shibisu noodles
Aside from his unique name, apparently both the waiter and the condiment maker is a dumb person. However, do not doubt the taste of their Javanese noodles, they are guaranteed to be addicting!
2. Noodle Mr. Pele
Indeed, this culinary jogja tour is famous for being delicious and legendary because it has been around for decades. Bakmi Jawa by Pak Pele is made with free range chicken pieces, eggs and chopped cabbage.
3. Bakmi Kadin
This culinary tourist place in Jogja can use different cooking process. The Javanese noodles cooked at Bakmi Kadin are not cooked all at once, but are cooked one by one. You may have to wait a long time for your Javanese noodles to cook.
The best Gudeg places in Yogyakarta
1. Gudeg Yu Djum
Gudeg Yu Djum was founded in 1951 and is probably one of the most famous Gudegs in Jogja. Gudeg Yu Djum is famous for its Gudeg recipe, which has been passed down for four generations.
2. Gudeg Pawon
Gudeg Pawon Jogja offers a unique feeling of eating Gudeg. Since the sale takes place in the pawon or kitchen, visitors can enjoy Gudeg rice directly in the “factory”. You can also see the activities of the owner of Gudeg Pawon Jogja while cooking with the stove.
3. Gudeg Permata Bu Pujo
This Gudeg Jogja is also among the legendary culinary delights in Jogja as it has been around since 1951. Because it is already a legend, Gudeg Permata Bu Pujo is never empty of visitors. In fact, you have to be prepared to stand in line to get a delicious portion of Gudeg rice.
Dining near Yogyakarta Station
1. Sakapatat Restaurant
This restaurant is the first branch of Sakapatat Center in Semarang. This place is not only known as a restaurant but also as a beer garden, but don’t worry, this place also offers a selection of non-alcoholic menus.
2. Raminten’s house
This restaurant serves Javanese nuances. Both from the music playing, the uniforms worn by the waiters, the names and menu options provided, and the various furniture and ornaments present. The House of Raminten Restaurant serves a typical home cooking menu.
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3. Cafe Walik
Located in the North Square area, this cafe presents a classic atmosphere with a pavilion building. The main menu is of course Kopi Walik, which means “upside down coffee” in Indonesian. The Kopi Walik menu itself is divided into two sections, namely black coffee and milk coffee.
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Yogyakarta ice cream shop
1. Freeze time
Tempo Gelato is very popular with tourists. Now Yogya feels incomplete if you don’t stop by this ice cream shop. Besides Prawirotaman, there is also Tempo Gelato in Kaliurang. In both shops you can try ice cream in a cup or cone container.
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2. Hello Gelato
This ice cream shop is very instagic. Here you can be satisfied with the photos! Ciao Gelato is located on Jalan Affandi and Jalan Dr. Sutomo, Yogyakarta. The ice cream here is pretty affordable too. In addition to gelato, you can enjoy sorbet and other Italian specialties such as pizza and lasagna in this shop.
3. Artemy Gelato
This gelato shop on Jalan Representative is one of the pioneers of gelato in Yogyakarta. The atmosphere is homely and fun. Interestingly, for those of you who are on a diet but can’t stand not eating dessert, just try the low-sugar gelato at Artemy Gelato.
Shopping centers in Yogyakarta
Another thing that makes Yogyakarta so special is the manufacture of its tie-dye fabrics, which have traveled the world into the international arena. The quality of tie-dye fabrics made by tie-dye artisans in Yogyakarta is unquestionable.
Batik fabrics are also often used as souvenirs by tourists. This is because there are so many tie-dye shopping places in Yogyakarta. Some of them still sell written tie-dye fabrics that have very beautiful designs and colors.
In addition to batik fabrics, there are bakpia, other famous souvenirs. Just like the tie-dye shops, the bakpia shops in Yogyakarta are also very diverse. You can also easily find it in the streets of Yogyakarta City.
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The following is a list of places to shop in Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta Batik Shopping Mall
1. Beringharjo Market
For tourists, Beringharjo Market might be one of the places where you can buy batik at cheap prices in Jogja. In addition, due to its location in the city center, this market is crowded every day. Various types of tie-dye are sold here, from yard goods to tie-dye dress models, tie-dye skirts, tie-dye dresses to modern tie-dye, all of which are available at Beringharjo Market.
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2. Hamzah Batik
This place used to be called Toko Mirota Batik but now it has changed its name to Hamzah Batik. Here you can find not only tie-dye fabrics or tie-dye clothes, but also other typical Jogja souvenirs like blangkon, displays, wooden plaques and so on.
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3. Winotosastro Batik shop
It has existed since 1940, you as a batik lover really must come to Winotosastro Batik Shop. Besides the opportunity to buy Jogja tie-dye fabrics, this one tie-dye shop also offers tie-dye classes for tourists who want to learn how to make tie-dye.
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Yogyakarta special gift
1. Pike Mbok Stack
It can be said that Peyek Mbok Tumpuk is one of the must-buy souvenirs when visiting Jogja. Made with rice flour and peanuts, Peyek Mbok Tumpuk has a distinctive flavor that is delicious and crunchy.
2. Waders crispy
Wader Crispy is a snack in the form of small fish chips fried in flour. As the name suggests, this concoction uses waders as the main ingredient. With selected quality spices, Wader Crispy offers a hearty and crispy taste.
Bakpia can be found in various souvenir centers in Jogja. With a variety of flavors, you can make Bakpia a special souvenir from your visit to this student city.
So after seeing the complete Yogyakarta travel guide above, are you ready for a vacation? Are you looking for cheap bus, train and plane tickets on Bukalapak, yes!
Author: Lutfha Nurridha, Yoga Guritno