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.

Plengkung Beach/G-Land Banyuwangi

The Wonderful Plengkung Beach/G-Land Banyuwangi

The Wonderful Plengkung Beach/G-Land Banyuwangi

Plengkung Beach/G-Land Banyuwangi – Plengkung is considered as one of the best surfing beaches in the world. The “G” word in “G-Land” comes from Grajagan, the name of the bay where they found the big waves in the south of Banyuwangi. It is surrounded by tropical lands forest. G lad is considered as the most demanding surfing sports and it is recommended only for professional surfers. May to October It is the best time to surf the.

Plengkung Beach Banyuwangi
Plengkung Beach Banyuwangi

There is no doubt that it is the surfer’s paradise in the world. Most surfers start from Bali will take an overland to Banyuwangi as well as  to the National Park of Alas Purwo, G- land to Plengkung Beach, where the waves invites challenge the surfers. But Plengkung Beach/G-Land Banyuwangi is not recommended for beginners’ surfer. Plengkung has big waves that are ideal for surfing, because the waves in the form of these seven roles shore with a height of 6 meters. And the waves on the beach Plengkung is known as second best wave in the world after a wave in Hawaii.

There are some simple houses and forest camps are available by the beach. Plengkung Beach/G-Land Banyuwangi is located on the southern coast of Banyuwngi. The visitors can visit Plengkung land.  To surf s in plengkung, you can rent a surfboard along the beach.  If you are not too keen to enjoy surfing in Plengkung Banyuwangi, you can spend your time to enjoy the fresh and charming in this tourist resort with calm atmosphere in Plengkung coast perfectly suited to avoid saturation in your home. Plengkung Beach/G-Land Banyuwangi is surrounded by tropical forest, in the forest, there is a waterfall. You can do trips to visit this waterfall or relax while making you just do not sunbathing on the health of the body.

Plengkung Beach G-Land - The Best Surfing Beach In The World
Plengkung Beach G-Land – The Best Surfing Beach In The World

Plengkung or G- Land Beach is popular beach in the island of Java, these attractions have the perfect paired with your vacation with Kawah Ijen tour to enjoy the blue flame Ijen volcano which still in the Banyuwangi tourism, other interested more in Banyuwangi is a Sukamade beach, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the turtles emerge from the sea, mostly at night. Sukamade beach has duration of 2 days 1 night including night stay in a residence across Sukamade. To get experience on your holiday, you can combine a tour Plengkung Coast as the blue flame Ijen, Sukamade tour and Bromo for tour travel package 4 days to 5 days.

The nearest road to get to the Plengkung Beach/G-Land Banyuwangi is from the Banyuwangi harbor by ferry, you can start your tour from your hotel in Bali using a personal tour through the cars and travel agency in Bali. You also may be able to take public transportation to the bus. If you need more information about the price of a package tour, facilities and accommodation, you can ask to the internet. That’s all about Plengkung Beach/G-Land Banyuwangi. Hopefully the information above will be useful for you especially if you are surfers.

 

 

 

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The Magnificent Bromo Mountain in Indonesia

The Magnificent Bromo Mountain in Indonesia

The Magnificent Bromo Mountain in Indonesia

Bromo Mountain is unique because it has 5250 hectares of sea of sand area at an altitude of 2392 meters above sea level. You can climb the mountain and up the stairs and watch the spectacular sunrise on the mountain tops. It would be a deeply personal experience for you to watch the sunrise and sunset with your own eyes.

The Bromo name comes from the word one of the Hindu gods (Brahma). Bromo Mountain is an active volcano. It became very famous for its natural beauty. The mountain is not as big as other volcanoes in Indonesia, but it provides spectacular and exciting views for tourists. The Tengger people tribe as citizens of Mount Bromo believes that Bromo Mountain is a place where a prince sacrificed his life for his family. The Tengger people tribe does Kasodo or Kasodo Yadnya festival once a year through offering chicken, vegetables and some money. All the things are thrown into the volcano’s crater as offerings to the Gods.

The Magnificent Bromo Mountain in Indonesia
The Magnificent Bromo Mountain in Indonesia (photo:twisata.com)

Temperatures in Bromo Mountain is in within the range of 3 ° -20 ° C, but it can be a few degrees below zero during the dry season. You must bring a gloves, hats and jacket. After sunrise, the weather quickly became very hot there. Do not forget to bring your video camera or camera so that you can capture the wonderful natural beauty there.

The Beauty of Mount Bromo Sunrise
The Beauty of Mount Bromo Sunrise

To reach Bromo Mountain, you can take a flight to Juanda International Airport in Surabaya. From the airport, you can continue your journey to Bromo Mountain by travel agents. The trip usually takes 2-3 hours. In order to arrive on time to watch the sunrise, you have to make timely accounts, or you can stay in one hotel in Prigen, Tretes. You need to ensure you’re on the slopes of the crater before sunrise.

Bromo Mountain
Bromo Mountain (photo: Yoshiwafa.com)

It is better for you to prepare your meals because it is difficult to get food in the core area of the national park. In case you have forgotten to bring food, there are many food restaurants and stalls near Bromo Mountain. They are open 3: 00-21: 00 at the market area Wonokitri village, Tosari. The restaurants and food stalls offer a wide variety of Indonesian dishes such as Ketoprak (tofu, vegetables, rice cakes in peanut sauce and rice vermicelli), fried rice, rujak cingur (a marinated cow snout or nose (cingur) and lips, served with shrimp crackers and boiled vegetables, bandrek (sweet and spicy beverage made from ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar drink) and many others.

Mount Bromo: Waking for Sunrise and Hiking to the Crater
Mount Bromo: Waking for Sunrise and Hiking to the Crater

A lot of housing options are available in Cemoro Lawang, ranging from residential homes that cost about $ 10 US for 4-star hotel. The facilities provided by them varies depending on the level of accommodation, houses on budget only provide a small room with a bed in every room while usually provide only one bathroom for all tenants.

Such as when climbing mountain, you need to prepare some clothes and things to bring appropriate: Thick cotton trousers, thick and thin jacket, sunglasses, pocket camera, skullcap and some money in case you need to hire a means of transportation on the way home, some snacks and bottled drink water etc. That’s all the information about Bromo Mountain.

 

 

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Malioboro Yogyakarta

The Malioboro Street as the Best Place to Shopping and Enjoy the Javanese Culture in Yogyakarta

The Malioboro Street as the Best Place to Shopping and Enjoy the Javanese Culture in Yogyakarta

Malioboro Yogyakarta
Malioboro Yogyakarta

Malioboro Yogyakarta – Yogyakarta is a outstanding historical and cultural heritage city. Yogyakarta was the center of the Mataram dynasty on 1575 up to 1640, and as far as Kraton (Sultan’s Palace) is present in a real function. Yogyakarta also has many thousands of year ancient temples as a large ancient royal heritage, such as the Borobudur Temple was founded in the ninth century Syailendra strain.
In addition to cultural heritage, Yogyakarta has beautiful natural scenery. Such as the green rice fields covering suburban areas with a background of Mount Merapi. Then, natural beach can be easily found in the south of Yogyakarta.

Here people to live in peace and have a traditional Javanese hospitality. Just try to go around the city by bike, pedicab, or horse-drawn carriage. You will find sincere smiles and warm greeting in every corner of the city.

The hospitality of the people and the unique culture of Java is attracting tourists to visit this city. When you visit Jogja, you must visit a favorite place that characterizes this city, Malioboro. Malioboro is the name of the street in Yogyakarta, which consists of Mangkubumi Prince Street and Jalan Jend. A. Yani. Malioboro is the most famous street and the main destination for tourists when visiting Yogyakarta. There are many artists in the streets, they often express their abilities in this way, and there are playing music, painting and others.

Malioboro Yogyakarta street is a symbol this city and also the busiest commercial area in the region. The street is alive in 24 hours a day and extends to distance of 2 kilometers from north to south. At the south ends there crossing, known as zero kilometer. Some person say that the name of Malioboro came from Marlboro, the British Governor-General, that ruled in Yogyakarta in the colonial period. You can find the colonial buildings that line the street along with the front section a more modern building.

Walking around in Malioboro Street is like walking into a large craft market, where vendors sell handicrafts to visitors. There are crafts and handmade batik, and slippers, gloves, hats, bags do everything from dry skin and plants, shells, coconut and rattan. You can swap price for handicrafts and batik also can be purchased for a half the original asking price so feel free to bargain. During the holiday season begin of July up to August this place is the busiest time of Malioboro street and it will get very crowded with international tourists and another visitors from various regions in Indonesia.

If you feel hungry at Malioboro Street, there are many choices of restaurants and places to eat and drink, and there are many sellers of food available in 22:00 up to 04:00. Local food is sold on the roadside, and includes warm sauce, steak, onions, tea, coffee and juice. You can choose what you like from Lesehan food vendors, and put them on a plate, then sat on the sidewalk and enjoy!

That’s all information about Malioboro Yogyakarta. Visit Malioboro Street to enjoy the culture of Java.