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Yogyakarta is a beautiful place in Indonesia where you can spend a few days with your friends and family on a vacation. The food is great, the people are friendly, and the countryside is absolutely scenic and gorgeous. Very close to Borobudur, this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site is also known as Jogja. It is a sprawling town in Java. There are many places to visit in Yogyakarta on your trip to Indonesia

Top 10 Places To Visit In Yogyakarta

Borobudur Temple

Begin your Yogyakarta sightseeing with a visit to Borobudur Temple. This attraction tops the list of the top 10 places to visit in Yogyakarta, and for good reason. This huge Buddhist temple is located in a gorgeous setting amidst beautiful mountains and landscape. It also houses the largest Buddhist structure in the world. The temple is a mere hours drive from the town center and is easily accessible by public transport.

Prambanan Temple

Wondering what to see in Yogyakarta when sorting out your itinerary be sure to include the impressive Prambanan temple in your plans. This massive and impressive Hindu complex comprises of several smaller temples set around the main cluster. Each of the temples is slightly different from each other and yet beautiful in its own way. This temple is a great example of Hindu Architecture and attracts a number of history and architecture lovers.

Sewu Temple

Whilst most parts of the complex are undergoing restoration, the best-preserved structure that stands high and tall in the three antennae temple complex beside Prambanan temple is the Sewi Temple also known as Sewi Chandi. Two giant statues will welcome you at the entrance and lead your way toward the main shrine. Chandi Sewu is said to be the second largest Buddhist temple complex in all of Java and is without doubt one of the best places to visit at Yogyakarta.

Pinus Pengger

A relatively new addition to the top places to visit in Yogyakarta, Pinus Pengger is just an hours drive from Yogyakarta city center. It is a cute and quirky forest themed park that has interesting sculptures such as The Hand which is truly Instagram worthy and a great place to click a few memorable selfies, especially during sunset. We strongly recommend using a hired car or motorbike as this area is out of the Uber operating zone. Though in the outskirts of the city, Pinus Pengger is one of the best places to visit near Yogyakarta.

Taman Sari

Also known as the Water Castle, Taman Sari – A Yogyakarta tourism jewel, is a former royal castle in the Kraton district that was once the actual royal palace in itself. It is one of the many popular historical places in Yogyakarta that you must definitely visit. Taman Sari is divided into 4 separate areas the most interesting of them being the bathing area. This area is hard to miss, being the very first section you will enter into. It comprises of two rather large pools of water, each separated by an impressive 3-storey watch tower. As you venture further into the beautiful surrounding gardens, you will walk past yet another highlight of the royal complex the underground mosque. You will have to walk down a steep flight of staircase and find your way through a set of tunnels that open onto a central courtyard and a beautiful mosque.

Merapi

Yet another popular one among the best Yogyakarta tourist attractions, is none other than Merapi Volcano. A number of tour operators run jeep tours to this volcano. The jeep tour will also take you to an interesting museum that commemorates the most recent eruption. The museum records all details of the eruption and gives tourists an insight into the devastating effects of the event.

Kalibiru National Park

Wondering what to see in Yogyakarta when sorting out your itinerary be sure to include the impressive Prambanan temple in your plans. This massive and impressive Hindu complex comprises of several smaller temples set around the main cluster. Each of the temples is slightly different from each other and yet beautiful in its own way. This temple is a great example of Hindu Architecture and attracts a number of history and architecture lovers.

Jomblang Cave

There are many places to visit at Yogyakarta, such as the Jomblang Caves. This is a great place in Indonesia to indulge in some adventurous activities like rappelling through a muddy and dark vertical cave to see the Light of Heaven that shines through the dark cave. You will be given boots, but wear a pair of old socks that you can discard, should your boots leak. There is a limit to the number of tourists that can visit each day, so get to the caves early if you wish to secure a place.

Ullen Sentalu Museum

There is no dearth of places to visit in Yogyakarta. If you have some time to kill, make your way to this private museum that comprises of an indoor as well as outdoor area that showcase Javas history and culture through various displays such as photos, statues, paintings, and fabrics. The Entrance Fee: to this one of its kind museum, also includes a guide who will give you tit-bits about various exhibits as well as Javas ancient history.

Timang Beach

There are a number of beaches around Indonesia to have a fun time splashing in the waters. Our favorite pick is Timang Beach – a great place to let your hair down and and unwind in a serene ambience. There are a number of eateries dotting the shores and you can spend all day enjoying the views and eating reasonably prices tasty seafood. You can also swim at certain parts of the beach.

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