Yogyakarta, the Travelers Paradise in Java

Yogyakarta, the Travelers Paradise in Java

Yogyakarta, the Travelers Paradise in Java

Yogyakarta – Considered as the spirit of Java, Yogyakarta is where the Javanese, art, tradition and language is at its brightest and purest. The cultural powerhouse that it is, Yogyakarta is located in a continuous process across the traditional and modernity influences. For example, it is still led by the Sultan, whose enormous kraton which bespeaks of a famous historical and traditional culture is located near the modern amalgam, restaurants, hotels and shopping centers.

Kraton - Sultan palace - Yogyakarta
Kraton – Sultan palace – Yogyakarta

Modern structure side, Yogyakarta is still stronghold of Gamelan, rituals and batik. It is also home to the most important archaeological site in Indonesia. A fitting Yogyakarta tourist, featuring any of the following attractions, elaborate on why this Java is one of the most sought after tourist destination in the world.

The sultan of Yogyakarta Palace, also known as the kraton, is considered as the political and cultural heart of this Javanese city. The Kraton is technically walled city within the city, home to some 25,000 people; a thousand of them work under the Sultan employment. Kraton is a stand-alone contained community with its own mosques, school, shops, markets and batik and cottage industries and even museums. The most groups in a building are used as a residence of Sultan. These buildings are in fact the best example of Javanese architecture, featuring a series of luxurious space accented with ornate pavilions and expensive courtyards. Here, traditions and culture are very lively, with a dignified elderly in traditional Javanese clothes to attend the Sultan’s palace.

Sultans Royal Palace Yogyakarta
Sultans Royal Palace Yogyakarta

Kota Gede is famous as Yogyakarta’s hub of silver industry. It is actually a quiet old town, which was once the capital of the Kingdom of Mataram. The graveyard of Senopati, the founder of this empire way back in 1582, is located in a mosque towards the south of the Kota Gede Central Market. The tomb is considered as the dress code and the sacred is strictly enforced for those who want to make a visit.

One of the most famous artists in Indonesia, Effendi live in a structure to serve both as a home and art studio of about 6 kilometers to the east of the city center. This structure is now Affandi Museum, which is home to a wide range of paintings that include, among other things, Effendi self-image, along with some personal belongings of the artist. Mode Galant car is on display as well.

Kota Gede Tourism
Kota Gede Tourism

Located to the southwest of the palace is the Taman Sari, a complex which was formerly used as the fun park, which consists of palaces, swimming pools and water features allocated to the Sultan and his entourage. It was said to have been designed by the Danish architect and was built as secret retreat for Sultan. The original structure, however, is corrupted by either Diponegoro War and has been restored by an earthquake in 1865. There are only the pool have been restored as well as the structure rest remains lie in ruins. That’s all the information about Yogyakarta that you can explore. Hopefully the information will be useful for you.

History Of Borobudur Temple

Borobudur, the Biggest Buddhist Temple

Borobudur, the Biggest Buddhist Temple

Borobudur – Who does not know Borobudur? Buddhist temple has a relief in 1460 and 504; Buddhist stupa in the complex. Signed by millions of people to visit the buildings included in this wonder World Heritage this. Not surprisingly, the function and architectural as worship place, Borobudur is exciting.

Borobudur was built by King Samaratungga, one of the kings of ancient Mataram Kingdom, the descendant of Slendra dynasty. Built on the bedrock hill with nine platform takes 55,000 cubic meters of rock taken from the river neighbor, it is a wonderful work at its time, in the centuries around 8-9th. It has six rectangular shaped platform and three circular platforms. When you are looking from the construction of Borobudur temples is like a giant Buddha mandala. It has a pyramidal shape. It has its drainage system and it has no internal space. Its foundation is a square.

History Of Borobudur Temple
History Of Borobudur Temple

In a circular layer, there are a total of 72 bell shaped stupa. Hidden in all the stupa is a statue of Buddha in the sitting on crossed legs (lotus position). On top of the monument in a circular platform are 10M height concentrated last great stupa represents energy and perfection centers. Visitors can reach the top by the help of stairs that guided by lion statues on each side. There are many Buddhists galleries/ relief that when stretched for up to 5 kilometers on every wall of the first six platform.

Sunrise over the big stupa at Borobudur temple
Sunrise over the big stupa at Borobudur temple

Borobudur temple has interesting Buddhist philosophy that is reflected in its interesting architecture on amazing geometrical calculations. Unfortunately, there are many reliefs and statues are destruction, stolen and lost. (For example: in the 19th century during the Dutch colonization, there are a lot of statues taken from the site to be delivered as special gifts for King of Siam. Thus a lot of them as a gift can be held in the Museum Bangkok, Thailand.)

Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple

Borobudur keeps the mystery when it was built and how much tremendous work and workers need exactly why it was built and the reason for that is exactly what if it has been buried unfounded for centuries.

Full view of Borobudur Temple Compounds

The Borobudur has gone through a major restoration program for 1907-1911 (under the government of the Netherlands) and 1973-1983 (by the UNESCO and Indonesian government). Now you can enjoy the wonder and the results of this ancient cultural heritage.

Map of Borobudur temple
Map of Borobudur temple

Standing on a hill above 123m Borobudur, you can see the mountain range in the north; the sun comes back around 5:30, coloring the sky with plate full colors of gray, dark blue, yellow, blue, red roses and white blue sky. With all the grandeur and mystery that is, when people are wise people came from all over the world Borobudur Temple as a place that should be visited in his life. Besides the temple, you can also go around the villages surrounding Borobudur, such as Wanurejo and fleet to learn citizens’ activities make the handicrafts. You can also go to the top Kendil people to see the panorama from the top of Borobudur. That’s all about Borobudur temple that you need to know.

Sunset at Tanah Lot

The Famous and Sacred Tanah Lot Bali

The Famous and Sacred Tanah Lot Bali

Tanah Lot Bali – When the sun is creating a mix of orange and magneta colors in the sky, the beauty of Tanah Lot is stunning. This temple is one of the seven famous sea temples in Bali.  Date in16th century, this temple was built by Dang Hyang Nirartha (priest from Java) during his trips around the southwest coast of Bali. He saw a small island near the main land in which he spend the night. The next day he asked the local fishermen to build a temple to worship sea God in the rocks because he felt the sacred atmosphere in the rocky island.

Tanah Lot Bali
Tanah Lot Bali ( photo: www.mba-sensational.com)

Tanah Lot is land in the middle of the sea, is part of the regency of Tabanan in the western part of Bali. It is only 33 km from the city of Denpasar. To go there you can take canggu route if you want to see the beautiful view of rice fields on both sides of the street. But, there is also other way, you can go there by bus in Ubung bus station to West Bali and turn left at the roundabout in Kediri.

Tanah Lot Temple Bali & Sunset
Tanah Lot Temple Bali & Sunset

The temple in Tanah Lot Bali is considered as one of the most sacred area in Bali. It is not accessible to every visitor but reserved only for pilgrimane. However, a great view of the temple, which is supported by the brilliance sunsets, can be seen from many points nearby. There is also a line of souvenir shops and cafes where Es Kelapa Muda (young coconut with fresh ice) and other variety of food are served. Some cafes even have a nice view of the sunset from the balcony. When the water receded, the crowd usually is focused on the beach between the rocks where the temple is developed and the slopes of the mainland.

Sunset at Tanah Lot
Sunset at Tanah Lot

Caves that are part of the cliff is also become another attraction famous of this sites. There is a giant snake lives in one of the caves. It is also believed that in the island’s rocky base there is poisonous sea snakes guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. The legend said that the snake is a Nirartha scarf.

map of Tanah lot Bali
map of Tanah lot Bali

Well, sometimes when the tide rises, the main island is separated by water. The boat is the only way to reach the temple. There is always a beautiful frame there such as high tide. A small rocky island looks like a big ship with the shrine and the trees on the bottom of the sea in a vast ocean during high tide. The transition of area surrounding Tanah Lot Bali hopes that does not diminish the beauty of classic historical temple. The view of the temple in evening is the most popular printed on postcards. This temple is one of the prominent symbols of Bali. Therefore, if someday you visit Bali Island, it is better to put Tanah lot as one of the list of your destination place you want to visit.  That is all about Tanah Lot Bali.

Hiking and Trekking Mount Rinjani

The Amazing Rinjani Mountain Lombok

The Amazing Rinjani Mountain Lombok

Rinjani Mountain LombokRinjani is considered as the second highest volcano in Indonesia. Rinjani dominates the relatively small island of Lombok. In the 50 km2 caldera sits Child of the Sea (Crater Lake Segara). Eruption whithin the Caldera have formed small cone called enough, Gunung Baru. Segarra anak offers the natural hot spring.

The satellites and mountains for the National Park of Rinjani Mountain, officially 41,000 hectares in the park boundaries and over 66,000 hectares of protected forest beyond. In 2008, the Indonesian government has proposed to UNESCO to Rinjani Mountain become one of the official geological parks in the world. If approved by UNESCO, the Mount Rinjani will be the first geological park in Indonesia.

Hiking and Trekking Mount Rinjani
Hiking and Trekking Mount Rinjani

Rinjani Mountain Lombok erupted three times on May 23, 2010 with the ongoing activities until May 24, 2010. According to the volcano official monitoring agency, the Mount Barujari’ ash to 2 km in the atmosphere affected crops. Lava flowing to the Crater Lake pushes the temperature from 21 ° C to 35 ° C, while the smoke spreads over 12 km. The Rinjani volcano does not pose a direct threat to farmers through one of the volcanic activity in the beginning of 2010, but access to some parts of the mountain was officially closed or limited to a few times.

Map of Rinjani Mountain Lombok
Map of Rinjani Mountain Lombok

The lower level and mid-mountain is very thick forested. Above the tree line in spite of the slopes are barren as well as rugged volcanic rocks and scree slopes. The Crater Lake view is quite breath-taking from the edge of the caldera, such as a sunrise view. From the top you can see the absolute Sumbawa to the east and Bali to the west.

Hiking Mount Rinjani
Hiking Mount Rinjani

The middle and lower elevation slopes are dramatically forested with the typical tropical species involving the species which occupy the wallacea transition area between Australia and SE Asia. Fig tree is particularly in lower forests like the giant Syzigium Jambu, with wrinkles and spammed hanging Engelhardia Bakan Bakan became prominent in the highlands.

Images Map of Mount Rinjani
Images Map of Mount Rinjani

Rinjani Mountain Lombok is best to be climbed during the dry season in April and November. Generally, the trekking path closed during the rainy season. In recent years, the first few months of the “dry season” is becoming more vulnerable to rain and you have to be ready to face heavy rain and poor visibility with the track slippery underfoot all the time, especially in the afternoon.

Trekking to Mount Rinjani Lombok
Trekking to Mount Rinjani Lombok

It gets really cold in the mountains above 2,000 meters and almost freezing at the summit. Warm clothing is an absolute necessity. You can go without a guide with the necessary preparation, and there are a lot of people walking, you will not be alone. But for a long trip and those who do not have the experience will be easier in order to arrange guides as well as porters who will cook for you and carry your equipment.  Sometimes it is like everyone in Lombok is trekking guide for Rinjani guide, especially in the main tourism sector in Senggigi. That’s all the information about Rinjani Mountain Lombok.

 

Ubud Monkey Forest Bali - Travel in indonesia

Exciting Tour in Monkey Forest Bali

Exciting Tour in Monkey Forest Bali

 Monkey Forest Bali is a nature reserve temple in Ubud Bali. The full name of it is written on the welcome sign that is Padangtegal Mandala WisataWanara Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. It is small rain forest inhabited by several groups of monkeys and other wild animals. It is located strategically in the heart of the village of Ubud. Monkey Forest Bali itself has a very neccesary function of the continuity the monkey life in Bali. At the same time the local community also has an important role in keeping this forest  to make all of wild animals live smoothly.

Monkey Forest Bali is located in the southern border town of Ubud about 3 km from the center city. You can access this site by many ways from the center of Ubud, the northeast of Ubud and the southern region of Ubud. The distance of monkey forest from Kuta is about 55 km 0.40 km, from Sanur and Nusa Dua area is about 65 km.

Ubud Monkey Forest Bali
Ubud Monkey Forest Bali

Monkeys that live in this holy place are called Balinese macaques. It is also known as long-tailed macaques. Aside from humans, monkeys are the most prevalent and successful in primates. Currently, about 300 monkeys living in the forest monkeys. There are about 35 adult males, 95 adult females and 170children. These monkeys live primarily in three groups of women and men. Every group tends to use a variety of forest areas in different relationships of the day. All the monkeys use all forests. Sometimes conflicts arise when the 2 groups of monkey in the same place. Adult females are smaller than males (4.8 kg) and have a hair length of beads resembling the face. A group of monkeys Bali that consist of women monkey is called “matriline”. Male monkey usually migrate from other areas and try to link themselves with women matriline. Both men and women have a dominant relationship, but it is not clear or is always consistent.

Monkey Forest Bali
Ubud Monkey Forest Bali – Travel in indonesia

Monkey Forest Bali is not just a tourist place or an important element in the spiritual and economic life of the community, but also an important place for conservation programs and research. Specialized arrangements that have been made in this area is to encourage researchers from different research institutions all over the world to do research, particularly on social interaction and behavior of monkeys with their surroundings.

Map of Ubud Monkey Forest Bali
Map of Ubud Monkey Forest Bali

For your safety and comfort you need to follow the “Monkey Forest tips” that have been developed throughout the region. If you are carrying a bag (paper or plastic) or plastic bottle, it is recommended for you to left it at the box office. In general, the monkeys don’t come to you if you don’t bring some bananas or another food. If you want to feed or interact with the monkeys, you should do it carefully. If you give a banana or food for the monkeys they were close enough to take it, do not try ever to pull him back. That is all about Monkey Forest Bali.