Harry’s guidebook

Harry Suhardjo
Harry Suhardjo
Harry’s guidebook

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Borobudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang Regency, 1,5 hour drive from Yogyakarta, in Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world's largest Buddhist statues and is Indonesia's single most visited tourist attraction. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty and it is a worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, then the British ruler of Java. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, followed by the monument's listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[
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Borobudur-Tempel
Jalan Badrawati
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Borobudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang Regency, 1,5 hour drive from Yogyakarta, in Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world's largest Buddhist statues and is Indonesia's single most visited tourist attraction. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty and it is a worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, then the British ruler of Java. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, followed by the monument's listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[
Prambanan or Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimūrti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Transformer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces. The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and the second-largest in Southeast Asia. Prambanan attracts many visitors from around the world. During full moon, the Ramayana Ballet/dance will be performed in a theatre held on an outdoor stage against the backdrop of Prambanan Temple (it will be indoor during the rainy season). The play is based on an ancient Hindu love story and follows the tale of King Rama and Princess Shinta. Over 200 dancers and actors perform in this epic. For ticket and performance, do check by calling its Call Center: (62) 0274 496 402
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Prambanan Temple
16 Jl. Raya Solo - Yogyakarta
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Prambanan or Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimūrti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Transformer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces. The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and the second-largest in Southeast Asia. Prambanan attracts many visitors from around the world. During full moon, the Ramayana Ballet/dance will be performed in a theatre held on an outdoor stage against the backdrop of Prambanan Temple (it will be indoor during the rainy season). The play is based on an ancient Hindu love story and follows the tale of King Rama and Princess Shinta. Over 200 dancers and actors perform in this epic. For ticket and performance, do check by calling its Call Center: (62) 0274 496 402

Sightseeing

Merapi Volcano or Mount Merapi or Gunung Merapi (literally Fire Mountain in Indonesian/Javanese), is an active strato volcano located only 45 minutes drive from the central city of Yogyakarta. It is very active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. Another large eruption occurred in 2006, shortly before the Yogyakarta earthquake.
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Mount Merapi
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Merapi Volcano or Mount Merapi or Gunung Merapi (literally Fire Mountain in Indonesian/Javanese), is an active strato volcano located only 45 minutes drive from the central city of Yogyakarta. It is very active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. Another large eruption occurred in 2006, shortly before the Yogyakarta earthquake.
Parangtritis is a popular tourist beach and village area on the southern coast of Java in Yogyakarta (25 minutes drive by car from our house). There is a good road to the area. Quite large crowds of mainly local tourists visit Parangtritis over weekends and at holidays. Larger tourist buses as well as various types of cheaper minibuses ply the route to the beach from Yogyakarta. There are local tourist facilities at Parangtritis including parking arrangements, places to change and shower, and small restaurants. Often small ponies or horse-drawn carts can be hired for rides along the beach. Tourists also visit some of the various caves and springs in the cliffs and hills near Parangtritis, such as the Gua Tapan cave and the Beji spring, which are quite close to the beach. Parangtritis is sometimes said to be a place to meet the legendary Nyai Loro Kidul (also known as Ratu Kidul) or 'Queen of the South'. Local folklore warns visitors not to wear green clothes or the queen is likely to try to entice the wearer into the ocean to drown. The beach is not really a good swimming beach. Drownings are unfortunately not uncommon at Parangtritis, partly because channels, strong rips and sizable waves often occur off the beach.
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Parangtritis Beach
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Parangtritis is a popular tourist beach and village area on the southern coast of Java in Yogyakarta (25 minutes drive by car from our house). There is a good road to the area. Quite large crowds of mainly local tourists visit Parangtritis over weekends and at holidays. Larger tourist buses as well as various types of cheaper minibuses ply the route to the beach from Yogyakarta. There are local tourist facilities at Parangtritis including parking arrangements, places to change and shower, and small restaurants. Often small ponies or horse-drawn carts can be hired for rides along the beach. Tourists also visit some of the various caves and springs in the cliffs and hills near Parangtritis, such as the Gua Tapan cave and the Beji spring, which are quite close to the beach. Parangtritis is sometimes said to be a place to meet the legendary Nyai Loro Kidul (also known as Ratu Kidul) or 'Queen of the South'. Local folklore warns visitors not to wear green clothes or the queen is likely to try to entice the wearer into the ocean to drown. The beach is not really a good swimming beach. Drownings are unfortunately not uncommon at Parangtritis, partly because channels, strong rips and sizable waves often occur off the beach.
The Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat is a palace complex in the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is the seat of the reigning Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. The complex is a center of Javanese culture, and contains a museum displaying royal artifacts. It is guarded by the Yogyakarta Kraton Guards. The complex was built in 1755–1756 for Hamengkubuwono I, the first Sultan of Yogyakarta. It was one of the monarch's first acts after the signing of the Treaty of Giyanti, which recognized the creation of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta under the Dutch East India Company. A banyan forest, protected from flooding by its location between two rivers, was chosen as the site for the palace. Tugu Yogyakarta (the Gilig golong monument), on the north side of the old city, symbolizes "unification between the king (golong) and the people (gilig)". The palace's artifacts are believed to have the power to repulse evil. The palace hosts gamelan, dance, macapat and wayang performances. Besides exploring the Kraton, do not forget to wander around Taman sari (Taman sari water castle) where the princesses used to bath in the early days.
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Ngayogyakarta Sultan Palace
No. 1 Jl. Rotowijayan
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The Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat is a palace complex in the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is the seat of the reigning Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. The complex is a center of Javanese culture, and contains a museum displaying royal artifacts. It is guarded by the Yogyakarta Kraton Guards. The complex was built in 1755–1756 for Hamengkubuwono I, the first Sultan of Yogyakarta. It was one of the monarch's first acts after the signing of the Treaty of Giyanti, which recognized the creation of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta under the Dutch East India Company. A banyan forest, protected from flooding by its location between two rivers, was chosen as the site for the palace. Tugu Yogyakarta (the Gilig golong monument), on the north side of the old city, symbolizes "unification between the king (golong) and the people (gilig)". The palace's artifacts are believed to have the power to repulse evil. The palace hosts gamelan, dance, macapat and wayang performances. Besides exploring the Kraton, do not forget to wander around Taman sari (Taman sari water castle) where the princesses used to bath in the early days.
Jalan (Street) Malioboro is a road that spread from the famous Tugu (Statue) Yogyakarta to the old Post Office. This road is believed to be the Imaginary center of the Sultan Palace. There are some historical monuments in this road i.e. Tugu Yogyakarta, Tugu Train Station, The Presidential Palace, Beringharjo Market, Fort of Vredeburg, and Monument 1st March General Offensive. This road is famous for the informal street sellers who sell handicrafts and during night time there are many street small restaurants which you would have to sit on the ground (you would have to see the menu and the price before you order the food). After dark, there are also local artists who would play musics, painting, doing some pantomime and it is advisable that you hand them small money as a token of appreciation. Currently Jalan Malioboro has undergone major renovations that the pedestrians are wide and friendly for people to walk along.
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Jalan Malioboro
Jalan Malioboro
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Jalan (Street) Malioboro is a road that spread from the famous Tugu (Statue) Yogyakarta to the old Post Office. This road is believed to be the Imaginary center of the Sultan Palace. There are some historical monuments in this road i.e. Tugu Yogyakarta, Tugu Train Station, The Presidential Palace, Beringharjo Market, Fort of Vredeburg, and Monument 1st March General Offensive. This road is famous for the informal street sellers who sell handicrafts and during night time there are many street small restaurants which you would have to sit on the ground (you would have to see the menu and the price before you order the food). After dark, there are also local artists who would play musics, painting, doing some pantomime and it is advisable that you hand them small money as a token of appreciation. Currently Jalan Malioboro has undergone major renovations that the pedestrians are wide and friendly for people to walk along.

Area of Hangout by tourist especially during night time where there are plenty of restaurants, bar and sometime live music

A very nice area to hang out with friends in the evening
Jalan Prawirotaman
Jalan Prawirotaman
A very nice area to hang out with friends in the evening