What to Do in Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta is the center of fine Javanese arts and culture. Well known for its traditional method of producing beautifully hand-made Batik crafts, this city is also a paradise for their must-see ancient temples including one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Borobudur Temple. A historical and cultural experience awaits you as we give our list of best things to do in this city
1. Watch the sunrise at Borobudur Temple
The largest Buddhist monument on Earth, Borobudur Temple. A giant pyramid with 9 levels, 2672 carved panels and 504 Buddha statues. Topping it off, on the top level there are 72 bell-shaped stupas, each of them containing a statue of the Buddha. Back then, this temple was targeted by unresponsible parties by detonating bombs which destroyed certain parts of the temple.
Witness the stunning yet magnificent scenery at Sunrise. You’ll arrive at the viewpoint overlooking the temple while it’s still dark. After sunrise you will get to explore Borobudur, before a relaxed breakfast at a restaurant nearby. A day spent in Borobudur Temple is one of the best thing to do in Yogyakarta. Don’t miss it!
2. Visit Goa Jomblang
Goa Jomblang cave is one of the tourism highlights of Yogyakarta. Why? Definitely, this is an Instagramable photo site! In about 90 minutes drive from Yogyakarta, you will be arrived at this cave.
The unique way to enter Goa Jomblang is you will be lowered 60 meters over the edge of a cliff into the sinkhole by a safety belt and rope. There is a light shining through the cave opening from the top and every morning the light filters through like a natural spotlight. Do bring your camera to this site for a great pho