Everyday, Yogyakarta always attracts so many tourists from domestic and also from international. They are visiting Yogyakarta or Jogja to see many beautiful places in this province. This province is blessed so many beautiful tourism object that make many people come and spent their holiday with visiting those places. Like Bali, Jogja also give so many choices to the tourist who enjoys their vocation.
In this article we would like to explain 5 beautiful places that become main attraction of tourism in Jogja. Those places are very famous and much recommended for tourist who visiting Jogja and we hope this explanation can help someone who wants to go to Jogja:
- Borobudur Temple
Borobudur is as well as the world's largest Buddhist temple and also one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. This temple is the major destination both for local and international tourists. Every day, many people come to this temple to see this magnificent Buddhist temple that build in 9th century by Sailendra Dynasty. In this place, beside enjoy the building and the stupa, the tourists can also enjoy the relief in the temple that tells about the journey of Buddha. They also can watch the remains of the temple that stored in the museum.
- Prambanan Temple
Same like Borobudur, Prambanan temple also become a favorite tourist object in Jogja. Build in 9th century by Rakai Pikatan from Sanjaya Dynasti, this temple a Hindu temple that dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple located 17 kilometers northeast of Yogyakarta City. In this temple, the visitors are not only can enjoy Prambanan Temple but also can enjoy the temple in this complex like Sewu Temple, Lumbung Temple and Bubrah Temple.
- Yogyakarta Palace
Kraton Yogyakarta Hardiningrat is a palace complex located in Yogyakarta. This place is where Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family live for centuries. Though this palace is a sultan`s house, this place is open for public. The visitors can walking around the complex and watch the artifacts that stored in the different rooms. There also have a museum of Sultan Humengkubuwono IX that contains his relics. Besides that, they also can watch the performance in the palace like shadow puppet, gamelan, and other traditional performances depends on the schedule.
- Tamansari Water Castle
Near Yogyakarta Palace, there is a very famous building the name is Tamansari Water Castel. This place is the park of the kraton where the Sultan and his wives take a bath together, a place for the Sultan family to spend their free time, a workshop, a meditation area, a defense area dan a hiding place. Built in mid-18th century, this place is unique because its blend of various cultures likes: Javanese culture and Western culture also get much influence from Hindu and Islam. So many tourists come to this place because of its beauty and uniqueness.
- Merapi Jeep Adventure
Merapi jeep adventure is a volcano tour using an off road jeep. Located in Kali Adem, the visitors are invited to see the real effect of eruption of Mount Merapi in 2010 that destroyed and buried the entire village. There are several places that will be visited like: a mini museum that contains the objects of the villages after eruption. Then go to alien stone site, a place that the visitor can see a stone that like a man face. The next trip is going to the bunker site, to watch the bunker and to see the Merapi from near.
Those are the main destination in Yogyakarta. Hopefully, this article can be reference for all you who want to go to Yogyakarta for holiday. There is so many another destination and we will explain it next time.