Odessa Jogja Guidebook. You may consider to stay longer after reading this guidebook :)

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Odessa Jogja Guidebook. You may consider to stay longer after reading this guidebook :)

Introduction

This guidebook contains additional information for your vacation that is subdivided into several sections as follow: Tourist attractions in: - City of Jogja - Sleman Regency - Gunung Kidul Regency - Bantul Regency - Kulon Progo Regency - Magelang Regency ============== Other information: - Food & scenery - Food nearby - Drinks & nightlife - Shopping & souvenirs - Essentials nearby
Tips: if you make a grab/gojek order, you can just type ODESSA GUEST HOUSE 1&2 on the search location box of the application.
ODESSA Guest House
Jalan Kajor Baru
Tips: if you make a grab/gojek order, you can just type ODESSA GUEST HOUSE 1&2 on the search location box of the application.

City of Jogja

Most of the attractions in the City of Jogja are related to the history of Yogyakarta Kingdom.
jogja icon. just 2 km east of ODESSA. in the night there are many angkringan style food stalls with live musics south of this monument.
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Tugu Jogja
Jalan Jendral Sudirman
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jogja icon. just 2 km east of ODESSA. in the night there are many angkringan style food stalls with live musics south of this monument.
somebody said that you have not been to jogja yet if you have not put your feet on this famous street.
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Malioboro Street
Jalan Malioboro
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somebody said that you have not been to jogja yet if you have not put your feet on this famous street.
located at the heart of jogja next to the Jogja 0 km, this building was formerly used as a fort built during the Dutch colonial era. it has dioramas showcasing the history of indonesian independence.
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Fort Vredeburg Museum
No.6 Jl. Margo Mulyo
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located at the heart of jogja next to the Jogja 0 km, this building was formerly used as a fort built during the Dutch colonial era. it has dioramas showcasing the history of indonesian independence.
it is the center of jogja, located at the south end of malioboro street surrounded by many heritage buildings. the zero point itself is located at the heart of the road intersection. instead of marking the zero point with a monument, it is marked with the highest point on the road intersection which is also the center of the zero patterns of the andesite rock blocks. better to go here in the night. you might find many street performances.
Jogja 0 Km
No.1 Jl. Pangurakan
it is the center of jogja, located at the south end of malioboro street surrounded by many heritage buildings. the zero point itself is located at the heart of the road intersection. instead of marking the zero point with a monument, it is marked with the highest point on the road intersection which is also the center of the zero patterns of the andesite rock blocks. better to go here in the night. you might find many street performances.
this place held shadow puppet show everyday except sunday at 8 PM to 10 PM. it is a great place to learn javanese art and culture. the museum has collection of artefacts, masks, puppets, textiles, etc... with description in English. As a bonus you can take pictures of your group with trad outfits here.
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Museum Sonobudoyo Yogyakarta
No. 6 Jl. Pangurakan
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this place held shadow puppet show everyday except sunday at 8 PM to 10 PM. it is a great place to learn javanese art and culture. the museum has collection of artefacts, masks, puppets, textiles, etc... with description in English. As a bonus you can take pictures of your group with trad outfits here.
sultan palace. they have trad dance shows held around 11 AM.
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Yogyakarta Palace
Jalan Rotowijayan
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sultan palace. they have trad dance shows held around 11 AM.
in the past this place was used as a water castle for sultan wifes. dont forget to visit the underground mosque and pulo kenanga site nearby. need to walk thru the small alleys within the village to explore all the sites. may consider to hire a guide if you do not want to get lost.
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Taman Sari
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in the past this place was used as a water castle for sultan wifes. dont forget to visit the underground mosque and pulo kenanga site nearby. need to walk thru the small alleys within the village to explore all the sites. may consider to hire a guide if you do not want to get lost.
best time to go here is at night. try the neon paddle car and walk thru the two banyan tree with your eyes blind folded. if you go 100 m to the south you will find plengkung gading, one of the gates to the Keraton area that is still well peserved. Looks prettier at night with spotlights on.
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Alun Alun Kidul Yogyakarta
Jalan Alun Alun Kidul
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best time to go here is at night. try the neon paddle car and walk thru the two banyan tree with your eyes blind folded. if you go 100 m to the south you will find plengkung gading, one of the gates to the Keraton area that is still well peserved. Looks prettier at night with spotlights on.
a recreational and education park suitable for children 5-10 yo. adults can join to play or just watching the children playing.
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Taman Pintar Yogyakarta
1-3 Jl. Panembahan Senopati
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a recreational and education park suitable for children 5-10 yo. adults can join to play or just watching the children playing.
jogja's hidden gem. it is a mini version of taman sari. less crowded as well. great spot for photographers. Voluntary admission fee.
Situs Warungboto
No.77 Jl. Veteran
jogja's hidden gem. it is a mini version of taman sari. less crowded as well. great spot for photographers. Voluntary admission fee.
good place to spend a half day with kiddos. they have pinguin collections. kids can play interactively with giant turtles. this place has a pretty large lake where we can ride boats.
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Gembira Loka Zoo
No.2 Jl. Kebun Raya
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good place to spend a half day with kiddos. they have pinguin collections. kids can play interactively with giant turtles. this place has a pretty large lake where we can ride boats.
A fun place to learn the history of Jogja as a kingdom and as a special province, with some touch of technology. the guide will lead the tour into 18 exhibition rooms. you need to sign up online thru the website. the duration is 1,5 hour with maximum of 20 people per batch. therefore if you want to visit this place on holiday or weekend you need to sign up earlier. we can register a week before.
Diorama Arsip Jogja
Jalan Wonocatur
A fun place to learn the history of Jogja as a kingdom and as a special province, with some touch of technology. the guide will lead the tour into 18 exhibition rooms. you need to sign up online thru the website. the duration is 1,5 hour with maximum of 20 people per batch. therefore if you want to visit this place on holiday or weekend you need to sign up earlier. we can register a week before.
this is a great place only for those who has special interests in history, culture, and photography. Not everyone notice its presence on his first sight. have a local people to guide you and tell the history would be beneficial. Kotagede is considered as one of the beautiful towns in Asia (CNN 2019). just park your car in the mataram royal tomb and start your walk to the between two gates nearby. there are several historical javanese traditional houses facing each other separated by a small alley with two white gates at the ends that brings to the atmosphere of 17th century. You may continue your trip with peeking the making process and shopping at monggo chocolate and kotagede silvers nearby. Note that on LEGI of javanese calender (every other 5 days) the access to kotagede is busier due to increasing activities in the traditional market.
Between Two Gates
905 Jl. Masjid Besar
this is a great place only for those who has special interests in history, culture, and photography. Not everyone notice its presence on his first sight. have a local people to guide you and tell the history would be beneficial. Kotagede is considered as one of the beautiful towns in Asia (CNN 2019). just park your car in the mataram royal tomb and start your walk to the between two gates nearby. there are several historical javanese traditional houses facing each other separated by a small alley with two white gates at the ends that brings to the atmosphere of 17th century. You may continue your trip with peeking the making process and shopping at monggo chocolate and kotagede silvers nearby. Note that on LEGI of javanese calender (every other 5 days) the access to kotagede is busier due to increasing activities in the traditional market.

Sleman Regency

A lot of attractions are located in Kaliurang area. Prambanan - ratu boko - gunung ijo and tebing breksi that are located close to each other are another favorite places to be visited.
this place was built as a studio for sultan agung the movie. other movies such as bumi manusia and habibie & ainun 3 also taken place in this studio. now it is open for public. the settings bring us back to the 18th century. it is located at the western part of Sleman thus can be combined with a trip to Kulon Progo area.
Studio Alam Gamplong
this place was built as a studio for sultan agung the movie. other movies such as bumi manusia and habibie & ainun 3 also taken place in this studio. now it is open for public. the settings bring us back to the 18th century. it is located at the western part of Sleman thus can be combined with a trip to Kulon Progo area.
they have the biggest ferris wheel in the country. recommended to go here at night to enjoy the light garden and on weekdays to get more privacy. located just 3,5 km from ODESSA.
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Sindu Kusuma Edupark (SKE)
Jalan Jambon
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they have the biggest ferris wheel in the country. recommended to go here at night to enjoy the light garden and on weekdays to get more privacy. located just 3,5 km from ODESSA.
it's a lantern park with many attractions for kids, paddle cars, trampoline, bom bom cars, haunted house, and some food stalls. open at night.
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Taman Pelangi
Jalan Ring Road Utara
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it's a lantern park with many attractions for kids, paddle cars, trampoline, bom bom cars, haunted house, and some food stalls. open at night.
several selfie spots with furnitures hanging on ceilings and walls. if you visited de walik you can skip this one since they both have similar concept.
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Upside Down World
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several selfie spots with furnitures hanging on ceilings and walls. if you visited de walik you can skip this one since they both have similar concept.
the biggest waterpark in jogja
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Jogja Bay Pirates Adventure Waterpark
Jalan Utara
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the biggest waterpark in jogja
Santorini / Langlang buana - located in Bhumi Merapi - is a tourist attraction with many selfie spots than can be reached before you go further up to Kaliurang area.
Agro Tourism Bhumi Merapi
Km.20 Jl. Kaliurang
Santorini / Langlang buana - located in Bhumi Merapi - is a tourist attraction with many selfie spots than can be reached before you go further up to Kaliurang area.
it is a selfie destination with many miniatures of world landmarks located in kaliurang area.
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Merapi Park Yogyakarta - The World Landmarks
KM. 22.5 Jl. Kaliurang
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it is a selfie destination with many miniatures of world landmarks located in kaliurang area.
once called as the best museums in indonesia by TripAdvisor. it showcasing the javanese kingdom tradition and history.
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Ullen Sentalu Museum
KM 25 Jl. Boyong
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once called as the best museums in indonesia by TripAdvisor. it showcasing the javanese kingdom tradition and history.
breathtaking view of turgo hill and mt merapi behind. they have festival of light at night during holiday season.
Taman Gardu Pandang Kaliurang
breathtaking view of turgo hill and mt merapi behind. they have festival of light at night during holiday season.
Located in Kaliurang area, this mini zoo of tame animals is a good place to bring children. they also have theme park for kids, green house with many orchid, and cafe. the place is not that big and usually crowded during weekend.
Suraloka Zoo
No.97 Jalan Boyong
Located in Kaliurang area, this mini zoo of tame animals is a good place to bring children. they also have theme park for kids, green house with many orchid, and cafe. the place is not that big and usually crowded during weekend.
an educative place to learn the basics of volcanology, the history of Merapi eruption and its disaster mitigations
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Merapi Volcano Museum
No.Km Jl. Kaliurang
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an educative place to learn the basics of volcanology, the history of Merapi eruption and its disaster mitigations
Enjoying the beauty - and the beast side - of merapi with offroad fun.
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Merapi Lava Tour
Jalan Pelajar
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Enjoying the beauty - and the beast side - of merapi with offroad fun.
great view of Merapi volcano, and the bunker that has sad memory of the people that died inside due to Merapi eruption. better to take a jeep tour to get here.
Bunker Kaliadem
great view of Merapi volcano, and the bunker that has sad memory of the people that died inside due to Merapi eruption. better to take a jeep tour to get here.
stone made castle with lots of photo spots of many-country themes inside. located in an area with fresh air and beautiful scenery of mt merapi. you can continue to visit the stonehenge nearby.
The Lost World Castle
Jalan Petung Merapi
stone made castle with lots of photo spots of many-country themes inside. located in an area with fresh air and beautiful scenery of mt merapi. you can continue to visit the stonehenge nearby.
a great place to get closer to the nature. it has a gorgeous bridge with clear water river flowing underneath and merapi view at the background. you can do trekking along the path and crossing the bridge, play on the water, walk thru the canopy trail, or just relax and enjoy the calming sound of water dripping and bird chirping. the iconic bridge in plunyon is the one that was used as a background in the making of KKN DI DESA PENARI the movie.
Plunyon Kalikuning
a great place to get closer to the nature. it has a gorgeous bridge with clear water river flowing underneath and merapi view at the background. you can do trekking along the path and crossing the bridge, play on the water, walk thru the canopy trail, or just relax and enjoy the calming sound of water dripping and bird chirping. the iconic bridge in plunyon is the one that was used as a background in the making of KKN DI DESA PENARI the movie.
TERAS MERAPI is a great spot to enjoy the beauty of merapi in the morning. Try to come here before 9:00 AM to get a clear view of Merapi. it has observatory deck, maze, mini pool, and atv. This place is located just 1,5 km downhill, on the way to Bukit Klangon.
TERAS MERAPI
TERAS MERAPI is a great spot to enjoy the beauty of merapi in the morning. Try to come here before 9:00 AM to get a clear view of Merapi. it has observatory deck, maze, mini pool, and atv. This place is located just 1,5 km downhill, on the way to Bukit Klangon.
it is a camping ground that has a great view of merapi. you can enjoy it from the 5 meters observatory tower. come here in the morning before 9 to get a clear view of merapi. if you come later the cloud would go down and block the view. if you're into mountain biking, it is a heaven for you. it has a 20 km downhill track, the best one in jogja. otherwise you can do hiking to burn your calories.
Klangon Hill
it is a camping ground that has a great view of merapi. you can enjoy it from the 5 meters observatory tower. come here in the morning before 9 to get a clear view of merapi. if you come later the cloud would go down and block the view. if you're into mountain biking, it is a heaven for you. it has a 20 km downhill track, the best one in jogja. otherwise you can do hiking to burn your calories.
it is a multiple stepping waterwalls built to hold materials erupted by Merapi volcano. a nice spot for photography. good to be visited in rainy season, during dry season there is not much water falling. located just in the border of Yogyakarta and Central Java province.
Grojogan Watu Purbo Bangunrejo
it is a multiple stepping waterwalls built to hold materials erupted by Merapi volcano. a nice spot for photography. good to be visited in rainy season, during dry season there is not much water falling. located just in the border of Yogyakarta and Central Java province.
big collection of Affandi's paintings. the buildings are so artistic, designed by the maestro himself.
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Affandi Museum
167 Jl. Laksda Adisucipto
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big collection of Affandi's paintings. the buildings are so artistic, designed by the maestro himself.
good place for kids and aviation geeks. it has great colllections of aircrafts.
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Central Museum of the Air Force Air Mandala
Jalan Raya Janti
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good place for kids and aviation geeks. it has great colllections of aircrafts.
this temple is special since it was buried for hundred years due to merapi eruption. tons of soil was excavated to reveal it. instead of going up, we need to go down the stairs to enter the candi area. small one, but unique, located in natural and quiet neighborhood. it closes at 5 PM. there is a famous food stall nearby, soto bathok mbah katro. you just need to walk a couple hundred meters to the north. it is a good place to try typical delicious and cheap jogja food in a traditional setting with great paddy field scenery.
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Sambisari Temple
Jalan Candi Sambisari
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this temple is special since it was buried for hundred years due to merapi eruption. tons of soil was excavated to reveal it. instead of going up, we need to go down the stairs to enter the candi area. small one, but unique, located in natural and quiet neighborhood. it closes at 5 PM. there is a famous food stall nearby, soto bathok mbah katro. you just need to walk a couple hundred meters to the north. it is a good place to try typical delicious and cheap jogja food in a traditional setting with great paddy field scenery.
Collosal trad ballet with the Prambanan temple as the background. it is a must show for those who appreciate javanese culture and trad dance. held every tuesday, thursday, and saturday 19:30 - 21:30.
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Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan
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Collosal trad ballet with the Prambanan temple as the background. it is a must show for those who appreciate javanese culture and trad dance. held every tuesday, thursday, and saturday 19:30 - 21:30.
the biggest hindi temple in indonesia. in the same complex you can visit the Buddhist one thousand temples. can be combined with Tebing breksi, Keraton Ratu Boko, and candi ijo
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Prambanan Temple
16 Jl. Raya Solo - Yogyakarta
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the biggest hindi temple in indonesia. in the same complex you can visit the Buddhist one thousand temples. can be combined with Tebing breksi, Keraton Ratu Boko, and candi ijo
this place is also known as prambanan's punthuk setumbu. it is a spot well known by photographers for hunting the sunrise and sunset view of prambanan temple with mount merapi as the background.
Spot Riyadi
this place is also known as prambanan's punthuk setumbu. it is a spot well known by photographers for hunting the sunrise and sunset view of prambanan temple with mount merapi as the background.
Ancient palace that more looks like a temple located at the top of a hill. Best time to visit is before sunset
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Ratu Boko
2 Jl. Raya Piyungan - Prambanan
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Ancient palace that more looks like a temple located at the top of a hill. Best time to visit is before sunset
enjoy the stunning sunset view from the highest temple in jogja. can be combined with Prambanan, Keraton Ratu Boko, and Tebing Breksi
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Ijo Temple
Jalan Candi Ijo
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enjoy the stunning sunset view from the highest temple in jogja. can be combined with Prambanan, Keraton Ratu Boko, and Tebing Breksi
it is selfie spots on the hill overlooking jogja town, located above candi ijo. good place to enjoy sunset in prambanan area.
Obelix Hills Sunset View
it is selfie spots on the hill overlooking jogja town, located above candi ijo. good place to enjoy sunset in prambanan area.
it is a great spot for those who has interests in geology or just like to play with water. more than a hundred meter of pillow lava exposed along the river. great scenery combined with the sound of running water creating a relaxing atmosphere. can be combined with a trip to gunung kidul area.
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Lava Bantal
Jalan Berbah - Prambanan
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it is a great spot for those who has interests in geology or just like to play with water. more than a hundred meter of pillow lava exposed along the river. great scenery combined with the sound of running water creating a relaxing atmosphere. can be combined with a trip to gunung kidul area.

Gunung Kidul Regency

In Gunung Kidul we can enjoy the beauty of the southern mountain, dominated by karst landscapes, and the white sand beaches.
It is a great place to enjoy the scenery of jogja from up above, especially in the night. located near bukit bintang area. it serves food as well, but the food doesn't taste great and it may take a long time to get the orders delivered. better to eat at other place at bukit bintang nearby.
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HeHa Sky View
No.2 Jl. Dlingo-Patuk
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It is a great place to enjoy the scenery of jogja from up above, especially in the night. located near bukit bintang area. it serves food as well, but the food doesn't taste great and it may take a long time to get the orders delivered. better to eat at other place at bukit bintang nearby.
Similar concept as Heha Sky view, located nearby. great scenery with jogja city and mt merapi view. may need to wait for a long time for the food. if you have limited time just enjoy the view and eat snacks. open late at 15:00.
De MANGOL
Similar concept as Heha Sky view, located nearby. great scenery with jogja city and mt merapi view. may need to wait for a long time for the food. if you have limited time just enjoy the view and eat snacks. open late at 15:00.
it is a point where one of the tributary of oyo river meets the parent river located down in the valley. we can take the pontoon boat or just walk to get there. beautiful scenery. better to visit during dry season for the turquoise water of the river. during rainy season the river water is muddy, but the scenery is still there :)
Sri Gethuk Waterfall
it is a point where one of the tributary of oyo river meets the parent river located down in the valley. we can take the pontoon boat or just walk to get there. beautiful scenery. better to visit during dry season for the turquoise water of the river. during rainy season the river water is muddy, but the scenery is still there :)
hiking to the top of the ancient volcano of nglanggeren and enjoy the beautiful scenery. do not forget to visit embung nglanggeren and kedung kandang falls (only during rainy season) nearby.
Kawasan Ekowisata Gunung Api Purba Nglanggeran
hiking to the top of the ancient volcano of nglanggeren and enjoy the beautiful scenery. do not forget to visit embung nglanggeren and kedung kandang falls (only during rainy season) nearby.
Tubing thru the cave. enjoying the beauty of stalagtites and stalagmites while floating on the tubes.
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Goa Pindul
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Tubing thru the cave. enjoying the beauty of stalagtites and stalagmites while floating on the tubes.
less crowded than the pindul cave tubing. be ready to walk down the valley and hike up on the way back. can be combined with the jomblang caving 3 km away.
Kalisuci Cavetubing
less crowded than the pindul cave tubing. be ready to walk down the valley and hike up on the way back. can be combined with the jomblang caving 3 km away.
caving down into the underground river to relish and admire the heaven ray of light. can be combined with the kalisuci cave tubing 3 km away.
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Jomblang Cave
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caving down into the underground river to relish and admire the heaven ray of light. can be combined with the kalisuci cave tubing 3 km away.
the geosite is not far from Wonosari town, on the way to gunung kidul beaches. visit this place on weekends then you can try the flying fox that cross the valley and try the local food at the traditional culinary market. on weekdays the market is closed and not much people around. the main attraction here is exploring the ngingrong limestone cave that has sinkhole and underground lake. local guides will share their knowledge regarding this geosite.
Geosite Ngingrong
the geosite is not far from Wonosari town, on the way to gunung kidul beaches. visit this place on weekends then you can try the flying fox that cross the valley and try the local food at the traditional culinary market. on weekdays the market is closed and not much people around. the main attraction here is exploring the ngingrong limestone cave that has sinkhole and underground lake. local guides will share their knowledge regarding this geosite.
scenery of dozens of small isolated hills. imagine the teletubbies hills in the movie. best time to visit is when they have the corn planted, grown, and green, in the middle of rainy season. otherwise you would find baldy hills instead. if you have a plan to go to gunung kidul beaches, you can stop by at this place.
Gunung Bagus Spot Selfie
scenery of dozens of small isolated hills. imagine the teletubbies hills in the movie. best time to visit is when they have the corn planted, grown, and green, in the middle of rainy season. otherwise you would find baldy hills instead. if you have a plan to go to gunung kidul beaches, you can stop by at this place.
Great view of the ocean as the background with many selfie spots at many levels. quite pricey. if you want to take pictures they charged you for each level so may consider to buy the combo package instead. Need to walk uphill to get to the top. Not suitable for elderly persons.
Puncak Segoro
Great view of the ocean as the background with many selfie spots at many levels. quite pricey. if you want to take pictures they charged you for each level so may consider to buy the combo package instead. Need to walk uphill to get to the top. Not suitable for elderly persons.
scenic selfie spots on the cliff by the ocean with several food stalls. need to pay and wait in a long queu for each spot during weekends. recommended time is just before sunset and evening to enjoy spotlighting on the cliffs and the ocean. it is very hot in afternoon and there is no place to hide from the sunburn, so consider to bring your hat.
HeHa Ocean view
scenic selfie spots on the cliff by the ocean with several food stalls. need to pay and wait in a long queu for each spot during weekends. recommended time is just before sunset and evening to enjoy spotlighting on the cliffs and the ocean. it is very hot in afternoon and there is no place to hide from the sunburn, so consider to bring your hat.
it is basically selfie spots with the ocean as the background. you cannot play with the water since the spots are on the cliff. only good to take pictures.
Teras Kaca Pantai Nguluran
it is basically selfie spots with the ocean as the background. you cannot play with the water since the spots are on the cliff. only good to take pictures.
it is a beach with many hindunese temples and statues on the cliff... as if you were in bali.
Pantai Ngobaran
it is a beach with many hindunese temples and statues on the cliff... as if you were in bali.
good place to enjoy scenic view of cliffs, beaches, and waves from up above with the sundial as the great bonus! it is a place to learn renewable energy as well. free admission, only need to ask for the security's permission.
Baron Techno Park BPPT
good place to enjoy scenic view of cliffs, beaches, and waves from up above with the sundial as the great bonus! it is a place to learn renewable energy as well. free admission, only need to ask for the security's permission.
Compared to the others, this beach has better and more organized facilities with many food stalls, clean toilet, green grass, white sand, blue water... located west of kukup beach.
Ngrawe Beach
Jalan Pantai Kukup
Compared to the others, this beach has better and more organized facilities with many food stalls, clean toilet, green grass, white sand, blue water... located west of kukup beach.
this beach has a small island forming a lagoon. the eastern side of the beach is shallower, protected by the island, and has calm water. we can play on the water safety in the lagoon. the western part is deeper and has high wave. many fisherman boats are parked here. a bridge was built to connect the beach to the island.
Pantai Drini
this beach has a small island forming a lagoon. the eastern side of the beach is shallower, protected by the island, and has calm water. we can play on the water safety in the lagoon. the western part is deeper and has high wave. many fisherman boats are parked here. a bridge was built to connect the beach to the island.
this beach has living coral reefs in very shallow water with many tiny fish and other sea creatures, such as hermit crabs and sea slugs, wandering around. they can be easily found during low tide. kids would love to play with them. just beware of the sharp edges of the reef.
Pantai Krakal
this beach has living coral reefs in very shallow water with many tiny fish and other sea creatures, such as hermit crabs and sea slugs, wandering around. they can be easily found during low tide. kids would love to play with them. just beware of the sharp edges of the reef.
This place is located at the western tip of the krakal beach. it has 360 deg scenery, thus we can enjoy both sunrise and sunset from the top of the hill. To the East we can see sandy beaches such as kerakal, sundak, indrayanti, lining up. To the west we can see mostly cliffs. Easy access to the top by walking or riding bike.
Yungyang Hill (Bukit Kubengan)
This place is located at the western tip of the krakal beach. it has 360 deg scenery, thus we can enjoy both sunrise and sunset from the top of the hill. To the East we can see sandy beaches such as kerakal, sundak, indrayanti, lining up. To the west we can see mostly cliffs. Easy access to the top by walking or riding bike.
an interesting activity to do while you're visiting gunung kidul beaches. go there in the morning for the low tide. you can also do the snorkeling at pantai Ngobaran, located farther eastward.
Sadranan Snorkeling
an interesting activity to do while you're visiting gunung kidul beaches. go there in the morning for the low tide. you can also do the snorkeling at pantai Ngobaran, located farther eastward.
one of the most popular beaches in gunung kidul. there are many other beautiful beaches with white sand in this area including drini, krakal, kukup, sundak and so on.
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Indrayanti Beach
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one of the most popular beaches in gunung kidul. there are many other beautiful beaches with white sand in this area including drini, krakal, kukup, sundak and so on.
crossing the sea to the tiny timang island on a thrilling gondola. need to take the jeep due to the narrow, steep and uneven road. the gondola was initially used to load lobsters. do not forget to try the tasty wild lobsters caught by local people in nearby foodstall. a trip to timang beach can be combined with snorkeling at ngobaran beach and hiking at siung beach to pengilon hill.
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Pantai Timang
Jalan Pantai Selatan Jawa
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crossing the sea to the tiny timang island on a thrilling gondola. need to take the jeep due to the narrow, steep and uneven road. the gondola was initially used to load lobsters. do not forget to try the tasty wild lobsters caught by local people in nearby foodstall. a trip to timang beach can be combined with snorkeling at ngobaran beach and hiking at siung beach to pengilon hill.
white sand beach enclosed by coral cliffs popular among rock climbers. you can also hike up along the hills to the banyu tibo falls which has water falling right into the sea. unfortunately during dry season there may be no water falling but the track is easier to be hiked.
Siung Beach
white sand beach enclosed by coral cliffs popular among rock climbers. you can also hike up along the hills to the banyu tibo falls which has water falling right into the sea. unfortunately during dry season there may be no water falling but the track is easier to be hiked.
it is a hidden gem that can be accessed from Siung beach. the track is quite challenging with stunning view of the cliffs and the ocean along the way. the total length of the siung-pengilon track is about 1,5 km. you will pass banyunibo falls on the way. Another alternative to get into this place is by taking jeep, at the same jeep headquarter as the one to timang beach.
Bukit Pengilon
it is a hidden gem that can be accessed from Siung beach. the track is quite challenging with stunning view of the cliffs and the ocean along the way. the total length of the siung-pengilon track is about 1,5 km. you will pass banyunibo falls on the way. Another alternative to get into this place is by taking jeep, at the same jeep headquarter as the one to timang beach.
the beach has both white sand and volcanic rocks. high wave in the wide white sand area is pefect for surfing. whereas the volcanic rocks form lagoon that has calmer water and can be used for swimming and snorkeling. during very high wave the water break on the rocks is quite stunning but then it is not safe to swim in the lagoon.
Wediombo Beach
the beach has both white sand and volcanic rocks. high wave in the wide white sand area is pefect for surfing. whereas the volcanic rocks form lagoon that has calmer water and can be used for swimming and snorkeling. during very high wave the water break on the rocks is quite stunning but then it is not safe to swim in the lagoon.

Bantul Regency

There are many places that offer selfie spots in the pine forests of Mangunan - Dlingo, whereas if you want to go to a beach Parangtritis is the closest one from Jogja.
you can take the flying fox or just walk down the valley to get some fresh air and enjoying the beautiful scenery with many photo spots.
Puncak Songgo Langit
Jalan Hutan Pinus Nganjir
you can take the flying fox or just walk down the valley to get some fresh air and enjoying the beautiful scenery with many photo spots.
another place to release stress, get some fresh air with many photo spots in dlingo area. getting more famous after Obama and Jokowi visit.
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Becici Peak
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another place to release stress, get some fresh air with many photo spots in dlingo area. getting more famous after Obama and Jokowi visit.
pine forest with many photo spots.
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Hutan Pinus Pengger
Jalan Dlingo-Patuk
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pine forest with many photo spots.
selfie spots on the hill with stunning view of jogja from up above. a great place to enjoy sunset as well.
Bukit Lintang Sewu
selfie spots on the hill with stunning view of jogja from up above. a great place to enjoy sunset as well.
great oyo river view from the top of the hill. many people go early morning for the sun rise (at most 1 hr drive in the early morning); and if you're lucky you can also see dove covering the oyo river.
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Kebun Buah Mangunan
Jalan Imogiri - Dlingo
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great oyo river view from the top of the hill. many people go early morning for the sun rise (at most 1 hr drive in the early morning); and if you're lucky you can also see dove covering the oyo river.
another selfie spots with oyo river as background. better to visit during sunrise and if you're lucky you'll get mist covering the valley
Jurang Tembelan Kanigoro
another selfie spots with oyo river as background. better to visit during sunrise and if you're lucky you'll get mist covering the valley
another selfie spots with oyo river as background. better to visit during sunrise and if you're lucky you'll get mist covering the valley
Bukit Panguk Kediwung
another selfie spots with oyo river as background. better to visit during sunrise and if you're lucky you'll get mist covering the valley
it is a seasonal destination good to be visited around September-October only, when the water hyacinth blooms its purple-ish flower. This place is a Japanese thematic park by the river with selfie spots that also renting japanese outfits. Don't come here during rainy season because the river will be flooded and subsequently the plants will be washed away
Kalinampu Natural Park
it is a seasonal destination good to be visited around September-October only, when the water hyacinth blooms its purple-ish flower. This place is a Japanese thematic park by the river with selfie spots that also renting japanese outfits. Don't come here during rainy season because the river will be flooded and subsequently the plants will be washed away
place to learn javanese history and culture with some modern touch. they have nice artefact collections, interactive information with AR , 4D movie, and selfie spots. you can take unlimited pictures of yourselves wearing trad javanese attires with vintage backgrounds for free. guided tour in English is available.
History of Java Museum
place to learn javanese history and culture with some modern touch. they have nice artefact collections, interactive information with AR , 4D movie, and selfie spots. you can take unlimited pictures of yourselves wearing trad javanese attires with vintage backgrounds for free. guided tour in English is available.
try this paragliding if you dare.. or just enjoy the stunning view of sunset/sunrise over the hindia ocean. need to hike up around 200 m. located in Parangtritis area.
Bukit Paralayang Watugupit
try this paragliding if you dare.. or just enjoy the stunning view of sunset/sunrise over the hindia ocean. need to hike up around 200 m. located in Parangtritis area.
this beach has long coast line with dark volcanic sands and high wave. to the south west it is bounded by cliffs. besides playing on water you can ride horse carts and atvs. best time is before sunset.
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Parangtritis Beach
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this beach has long coast line with dark volcanic sands and high wave. to the south west it is bounded by cliffs. besides playing on water you can ride horse carts and atvs. best time is before sunset.
Try the sand boarding or just take a walk on the sand dunes and took selfies as if you're in middle east. alternatively you can enjoy exploring the sand dunes and beaches on off-road jeep. it would be better to do the sand boarding in early morning (before 8:30) or late afternoon (after 3:30) since the sands are pretty hot. while you're here, it is a good opportunity to visit the cemoro sewu beach, just in the opposite site of the road. you can hide from the sun burn under the cypress trees.
Parangkusumo Sand Dunes
Try the sand boarding or just take a walk on the sand dunes and took selfies as if you're in middle east. alternatively you can enjoy exploring the sand dunes and beaches on off-road jeep. it would be better to do the sand boarding in early morning (before 8:30) or late afternoon (after 3:30) since the sands are pretty hot. while you're here, it is a good opportunity to visit the cemoro sewu beach, just in the opposite site of the road. you can hide from the sun burn under the cypress trees.
it is an airstrip by the beach with about 800 m of runway frequently used for aeromodeling events. located near parangtritis beach. great place to take pictures on a quiet, long and straight road by the sea especially during sunset.
Sirkuit Drag & Landasan Pacu Pantai Depok
it is an airstrip by the beach with about 800 m of runway frequently used for aeromodeling events. located near parangtritis beach. great place to take pictures on a quiet, long and straight road by the sea especially during sunset.

Kulon Progo Regency

Enjoy the pristine waterfalls of Kulon Progo and the beauty of menoreh hills and sermo reservoir from up above.
this beach has thousands of tetrapods as the wave breakers that make an amazing view during strong high wave. there's flat surface between the tetrapods as a path for you if you want to enjoy the sunset and the water sprouts from the tip point. best time to visit is before sunset. the location is very close to the new airport. you can enjoy the airplane take off and landing while relaxing on the beach.
Pantai Glagah
this beach has thousands of tetrapods as the wave breakers that make an amazing view during strong high wave. there's flat surface between the tetrapods as a path for you if you want to enjoy the sunset and the water sprouts from the tip point. best time to visit is before sunset. the location is very close to the new airport. you can enjoy the airplane take off and landing while relaxing on the beach.
it is a good point to start/end your journey before/after exploring menoreh hills. scenic view of a wide body of water with menoreh hills as the background. just go to one of the camping grounds around and enjoy the nature. You can also wandering around the water body by boat.
Waduk Sermo Kulon Progo
it is a good point to start/end your journey before/after exploring menoreh hills. scenic view of a wide body of water with menoreh hills as the background. just go to one of the camping grounds around and enjoy the nature. You can also wandering around the water body by boat.
the pioneer of selfie spots with nature as the background. a little bit run down, would be better to go to Pule Payung which is just 1 km away. may consider to use the jeep tour or ojek to get here due to its steep climb.
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Wisata Alam Kalibiru
Jalan Waduk Sermo
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the pioneer of selfie spots with nature as the background. a little bit run down, would be better to go to Pule Payung which is just 1 km away. may consider to use the jeep tour or ojek to get here due to its steep climb.
it is more recent, more feet friendly compare to kalibiru which is just 1 km away. may consider to use the jeep tour or ojek to get here due to its steep climb. be ready to drive thru the hilly menoreh mountains
Bukit Wisata Pulepayung
it is more recent, more feet friendly compare to kalibiru which is just 1 km away. may consider to use the jeep tour or ojek to get here due to its steep climb. be ready to drive thru the hilly menoreh mountains
An alternative to Kalibiru and Pulepayung. it is more quiet, located higher, with winding up and down narrow road access.
Canting Mas Puncak Dipowono
An alternative to Kalibiru and Pulepayung. it is more quiet, located higher, with winding up and down narrow road access.
it is a paradise of waterfalls with clean turqois water ponds. still have lots of water during dry season. our big efforts to reach this place would be paid off.
Kedung Pedut Kulonprogo
it is a paradise of waterfalls with clean turqois water ponds. still have lots of water during dry season. our big efforts to reach this place would be paid off.
Another waterfall with turquoise waterpond. just don't go here during dry season due to the leaky pond and small water debit. need to walk down the valley pretty far to reach the closest pool and waterfall.
Kembang Soka Waterfall
Jalan Raya Kaligesing
Another waterfall with turquoise waterpond. just don't go here during dry season due to the leaky pond and small water debit. need to walk down the valley pretty far to reach the closest pool and waterfall.
you can play with the water or just walk along the river and crossing the bamboo bridges. a great place to relax and enjoy the nature. during dry season does not look good due to the leaky ponds and low water. does not need to walk far from the parking lot to reach the closest pool and waterfall.
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Taman Sungai Mudal
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you can play with the water or just walk along the river and crossing the bamboo bridges. a great place to relax and enjoy the nature. during dry season does not look good due to the leaky ponds and low water. does not need to walk far from the parking lot to reach the closest pool and waterfall.
pump up your adrenaline by swinging on a cliff. recommended for those with brave heart only. for those who afraid of heights can take some selfies instead.
Ayunan Langit Watu Jaran jogja
pump up your adrenaline by swinging on a cliff. recommended for those with brave heart only. for those who afraid of heights can take some selfies instead.
Natural cave with stalactites, stalagmites. better to go with local guide to avoid getting lost inside the cave and to get a story about relationships between the cave and sugriwa-subali ramayana scene as crafted on the wall relief. Nothing special, but can be an additional destination while you were on the menoreh hills.
Goa Kiskendo
Jalan Raya Kaligesing
Natural cave with stalactites, stalagmites. better to go with local guide to avoid getting lost inside the cave and to get a story about relationships between the cave and sugriwa-subali ramayana scene as crafted on the wall relief. Nothing special, but can be an additional destination while you were on the menoreh hills.
it is called as Gendu cane plantation, a seasonal destination good to be visited when the sugar cane bloom its white flower around April-June. The view of white flowers on the undulating terrain is amazing. Located by the road in between Pronosutan view and Kiskendo cave.
Perkebunan Tebu
Jalan Raya Kaligesing
it is called as Gendu cane plantation, a seasonal destination good to be visited when the sugar cane bloom its white flower around April-June. The view of white flowers on the undulating terrain is amazing. Located by the road in between Pronosutan view and Kiskendo cave.
a quick stop site before/after exploring the menoreh hills. a miniature of ubud paddy terrace with gentler slope. you can also take a rest and have some coffee or snacks at geblek menoreh view, geblek pari nanggulan, or Mahaloka located nearby. best time to visit is in early morning when the area is covered by mist or late afternoon before sunset. before harvest the paddy leaves and grains become goldie yellow as if there is a golden carpet underlying the green Menoreh hills.
Pronosutan View
a quick stop site before/after exploring the menoreh hills. a miniature of ubud paddy terrace with gentler slope. you can also take a rest and have some coffee or snacks at geblek menoreh view, geblek pari nanggulan, or Mahaloka located nearby. best time to visit is in early morning when the area is covered by mist or late afternoon before sunset. before harvest the paddy leaves and grains become goldie yellow as if there is a golden carpet underlying the green Menoreh hills.
one of the peaks of menoreh hills with stunning view. the hard effort driving thru the winding, narrow, uphill road would be paid off. need to hike up the stairs for about 20 min to reach the top.
Puncak Widosari
one of the peaks of menoreh hills with stunning view. the hard effort driving thru the winding, narrow, uphill road would be paid off. need to hike up the stairs for about 20 min to reach the top.
tea plantation with great sunrise scenery. be ready to drive thru the hilly menoreh mountains. better to go here on manual motorcycle or suv due to the narrow road with steep inclination. a good place to burn your calories. you can hike up to the bukit isis nearby. you can combine this trip with the borobudur highland considering the proximity.
Nglinggo tea plantation
tea plantation with great sunrise scenery. be ready to drive thru the hilly menoreh mountains. better to go here on manual motorcycle or suv due to the narrow road with steep inclination. a good place to burn your calories. you can hike up to the bukit isis nearby. you can combine this trip with the borobudur highland considering the proximity.
Located uphill from Nglinggo tea plantation, this place has an observatory deck to enjoy the view of menoreh hills and mount merapi, merbabu, sumbing, sindoro that can be seen on a clear day. open 24 hours to accommodate people who want to enjoy the sunset and sunrise view. this place serves food as well, but due to the cold nature of the heights, the food is easily getting colder thus does not taste good.
TUMPENG MENOREH
Jalan Kebun Teh
Located uphill from Nglinggo tea plantation, this place has an observatory deck to enjoy the view of menoreh hills and mount merapi, merbabu, sumbing, sindoro that can be seen on a clear day. open 24 hours to accommodate people who want to enjoy the sunset and sunrise view. this place serves food as well, but due to the cold nature of the heights, the food is easily getting colder thus does not taste good.

Magelang Regency

you may consider to spend a full day to explore these attractions around borobudur.
pine forest with developed facilities including DLoano glamping. You can combine the trip with the Nglinggo tea plantation considering their proximity.
Borobudur Highland
pine forest with developed facilities including DLoano glamping. You can combine the trip with the Nglinggo tea plantation considering their proximity.
enjoying the natural beauty of menoreh hills up to nglinggo tea plantation and suroloyo peak, the highest peak on menoreh hills, on a jeep fun. don't forget to bring binoculars. from the suroloyo peak you can see most of the volcanoes in central java.
Borobudur Jeep Parang Menoreh Adventure
Jalan Badrawati
enjoying the natural beauty of menoreh hills up to nglinggo tea plantation and suroloyo peak, the highest peak on menoreh hills, on a jeep fun. don't forget to bring binoculars. from the suroloyo peak you can see most of the volcanoes in central java.
the greatest Buddhist temple in the country, built 1200 years ago.
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Borobudur-Tempel
Jalan Badrawati
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the greatest Buddhist temple in the country, built 1200 years ago.
Many photo spots in the middle of active paddy field, located very close to borobudur. you can also enjoy the nature beauty around borobudur on vw safari from this point.
Svargabumi Borobudur
Ngaran Lor
Many photo spots in the middle of active paddy field, located very close to borobudur. you can also enjoy the nature beauty around borobudur on vw safari from this point.
used to be a church, it became a worship place for all major religion in indonesia. we can enjoy the beautiful scenery with borobudur temple at the base. getting famous after AADC movie. btw, it should be called as a dove, not a chicken.
Chicken Church
used to be a church, it became a worship place for all major religion in indonesia. we can enjoy the beautiful scenery with borobudur temple at the base. getting famous after AADC movie. btw, it should be called as a dove, not a chicken.
great spot for capturing sunrise over borobudur temple. do not forget to visit the photogenic chicken church nearby. about 1 hr drive from jogja.
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Punthuk Setumbu
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great spot for capturing sunrise over borobudur temple. do not forget to visit the photogenic chicken church nearby. about 1 hr drive from jogja.
3D and optical illusion selfie spots located near borobudur. can be an additional destination to cool off your body after visiting borobudur.
Camera House Borobudur
3D and optical illusion selfie spots located near borobudur. can be an additional destination to cool off your body after visiting borobudur.
white water rafting along the elo river, near borobudur.
CitraElo Rafting Arung Jeram Sungai Elo Progo
KM. 0.2 Jl. Sendangsono
white water rafting along the elo river, near borobudur.
great view of merapi and merbabu mountains can be seen when the sky is clear. avoid going here during a rainy or cloudy day due to limited view. they also have a museum with educative movie about merapi.
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Ketep Pass
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great view of merapi and merbabu mountains can be seen when the sky is clear. avoid going here during a rainy or cloudy day due to limited view. they also have a museum with educative movie about merapi.
another way to enjoy the beauty of merapi far away. from the photo spot - which is only a short walk from the parking lot - we can see the waterfall with merapi as the background. need to go down the steep slope to reach the waterfall. located not far from ketep pass.
Air Terjun Kedung Kayang
another way to enjoy the beauty of merapi far away. from the photo spot - which is only a short walk from the parking lot - we can see the waterfall with merapi as the background. need to go down the steep slope to reach the waterfall. located not far from ketep pass.
it is located on Merbabu slope not far from kedung kayang. the area is foggy in early morning/late afternoon, and has fresh air. the road to get there is smooth but narrow. along the way the view of Merapi, Merbabu, and their surrounding is spectacular.
Negeri Kahyangan
it is located on Merbabu slope not far from kedung kayang. the area is foggy in early morning/late afternoon, and has fresh air. the road to get there is smooth but narrow. along the way the view of Merapi, Merbabu, and their surrounding is spectacular.
located about 6 km north of ketep pass, this place could be additional destination while you're in this area. basically it is pine forest with fresh air and many selfie spots. the down side is that more likely you would be followed by local people that offer you to take your pictures - which is quite annoying.
Hutan Pinus Kragilan, Magelang Jawa Tengah
Jalan Top Selfie Pinusan
located about 6 km north of ketep pass, this place could be additional destination while you're in this area. basically it is pine forest with fresh air and many selfie spots. the down side is that more likely you would be followed by local people that offer you to take your pictures - which is quite annoying.