Places to go in Yogyakarta

GoaPindul

Goa Pindul

Formally known as Pindul Cave, Goa Pindul is formed by karst with underground water river located about 7km south of the city centre Wonosari, Gunung Kidul. The cave is known for its most popular activity done by visitors which is, cave tubing. It is done by riding on the floating tires above the underground river inside the cave.

GumukPasir

Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo

Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo is a unique photogenic sight rarely found anywhere else in Indonesia. Save yourself from planning an expensive trip to Africa or the Middle East and simply just travel to Yogyakarta to enjoy the most beautiful sunset. ATVs and horses are available for rental to unleash your inner Indiana Jones.

Kalibiru National Park

Kalibiru National Park

It’s all about fresh, cool air and quiet roads in Kalibiru National Park and it is a perfect retreat from work. Unlike most parks, this national park in Yogyakarta offers rock climbing and tightrope walking in full scale and comes with amazing view from the peak of the mountain. The flying fox ends at a deck on top of a tree with a view overlooking Lake Sermo.

Luweng Sampang

Luweng Sampang

Dip your feet into the cool refreshing water straight from the mountains as you admire the contoured lines made by layer of rocks stacked over thousand years ago. The beautifully sculpted rocks are created by the humble power of water running and eroding the curves that resembles the Colorado canyons.

Prambanan Temple

Prambanan Temple

The Prambanan Temple is one of the must-visit site in Yogyakarta as it is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, consisting of 240 temples. This 9th century Hindu temple was built and dedicated to the 3 Hindu deities, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Catch the spectacular Ramayana Ballet during evening where over 200 dancers and musicians perform.

Ratu Boko Palace

Ratu Boko Palace

Bask in the blue blooded atmosphere that the Javenese once resided and make your way up the pathway past the refreshing waterfalls and other stone carved ornaments which decorated the palace. Located on a plateau right in the outskirts of the city, the balcony overlooks Yogyakarta’s skyline

Taman Sari Water Palace

Taman Sari Water Palace

The water palace was constructed in id 18th century of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta and it used to be a site of a royal garden. The water castle consists of 4 distinct areas such as a large artificial lake, a bathing complex, and complex of pavilions and pools in the south and a smaller lake. Today, only the central bathing complex is well preserved.

Timang Beach

Timang Beach

One does not visit Timang Beach without trying on the “crazy and dangerous” gondola. The old school gondola is for adrenaline junkie who challenge their courage by crossing onto Watu Panjang Island on a wooden ‘cable cart’ tied together on pulleys that are made of fabric rope. Even for local tourist, not many of them have visited this island.