Sightseeing in Yogyakarta

Sightseeing in Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (B)

During my roundtrip through Indonesia, I visited Yogyakarta for three days. In general Yogyakarta is a less touristic city in comparison with other cities on Java and Bali. The city is located on the Indonesian island Java and is known for its cultural heritages. The city is definitely worth to visit, because there are two world heritage sites of UNESCO located, called Borobudur and Prambanan. Next to this, the city is still very traditional and not overloaded with tourists. If you are thinking about visiting Yogyakarta, please reconsider to do the following:

The Borobudur temple is one of the biggest and greatest Buddhist monuments and it is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Since 1991, UNESCO listed the temple as a World Heritage Site. The Borobudur temple represents many layers of Buddhist theory. It is nice to walk around each layer and see the sculpting work. The temple has a beautiful history and it is very interesting to read something about it before visiting. The top layer represents many Buddhas seated within giant bells. Legends say when you are able to touch a Buddha in a bell, you will be lucky for your entire life. Try it! The temple also looks beautiful from a distance and is definitely worth a visit.On the way back from the temple to the exit and parking place, you will walk through a local market. There are a lot of stands, so it is possible to get lost within the market. I recommend buying some fresh fruits on the market. The taste is really good. Next to this, be prepared for twenty minutes walking before you will exit this market. At the end of the market, you will find around five local warungs. The local food of these warungs is simple but tastes very good and is cheap. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Sightseeing in Yogyakarta
Guide Location: Indonesia » Yogyakarta
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Candi Prambanan temple
  • Jalan Malioboro
  • Fort Benteng Vredeburg Museum
  • Water castle Tamansari
  • Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadingrat