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Prambanan is a 9th Century Hindu temple located in Java, Indonesia

Prambanan or Rara Jonggrang

One of the best places to visit in Yogyakarta is Prambanan temple. A beautiful temples, which lies in the easthern of Yogyakarta. There are so many great things to do while you are on Prambanan visited, in this amazing Yogyakarta city. Yogyakarta tourism is known for its warm hospitality and culturally rich land, boasting of marvellous temples, serene beaches, nature and wildlife. Explore in the Prambanan, calm your soul by visiting this of the best temples.

You can’t afford to miss the Prambanan temple in the soft light of dusk. Go visit Prambanan in Yogyakarta travel's will allow you to explore the archaeological sites in a unique way. The majestic monuments in the gardens are spread over vast lands and you may end up spending an hour or two here exploring the temple which are a total architectural delight!

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Your journey to Yogyakarta holiday cannot be complete without paying a visit to the beautiful Hindus'm shrine of Prambanan. This place is always bustling of travelers, some people also worshipping and meditating at this temple.

Your Prambanan tour will surely be the one to cherish forever! Prambanan is Yogyakarta’s second-largest temple after the Borobudur temple. Throughout the colonial years, Prambanan was the centre of ancient Java culture and Hindusm learning. It was regarded by the ancient Java as a symbol of sovereignty and identity.

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The largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia

Prambanan save much mystery from the history of Hindu religious travel on the island of Java. The temple stands for Hindusm teachings. Another captivating beauty in Prambanan is Sewu temple. If you’re planning a Yogyakarta Holidays, plan it in one of the best of the places! Prambanan is a good place of visit to be in Yogyakarta. The many temples in Yogyakarta come stand with creating a beautiful landscape view. Prambanan temple is one of places it.

Amazing views Mt Merapi

Mount Merapi is a popular climbing object. because this mountain is a very fascinating mountain. The most common and nearest climbing route is through the north side of Sèlo, Boyolali District, Central Java, precisely in Plalangan Village, Selo, Boyolali, This village is located between Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu. Climbing through Selo takes about 4 hours to the top and 3 hours to go down.

Immerse yourself in the magic of Merapi mountain.

Mount Merapi is a land of mist-shrouded mountains, enchanting valleys, and crashing sunrises. These dramatic qualities captured the imaginations of the lovers of adventurer. Trekking up through Merapi’s mystical landscape is like stepping into another world. Not only are the locations gorgeous, but they are also steeped in legend.

Adventure of climbing puts you in the historical and fantasy world of the Yogyakarta Kingdoms. Your local guides will bring the region’s dynamic history and rich lore to life. They will immerse you in the history locations Mt.Merapi, as well as introduce you to some of Mount Merapi’s most spectacular wonders. Here are will show of the incredible place you’ll see on this trip.

Merapi Trekking tour

As the time passes, the pain is forgotten and recovered. Do not let sadness kill your hopes!

Now, locals again pave the way for the traveler who loves adventure to do trekking to the top of Mount Merapi. Merapi trekking tour gives you an impressive adventure, start climbing at night, then arrive at the summit of Merapi before sunrise. This is a highly anticipated moment, enjoying the sunrise from a height of 2930 m above sea level. So fabulous!

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Merapi Jeep Adventure

If you’ve hear adventure of Merapi, riding the Jeep at a slopes of mountain (an amazing adventure on the rocky's road), then Mount Merapi is not going to disappoint. You’ll definitely want to visit Mount Merapi - Yogyakarta.

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Keraton Sultan Place and Kingdom

The Kraton (also spelled keraton or karaton) or the Palace of Yogyakarta, is a grand complex that was meticulously planned to reflect the Javanese cosmos. This elegant complex of pavilions was constructed based on ancient beliefs, of the connection between the God, human and the natural realms. Each feature holds a special symbolic meaning related to the Javanese worldview, who consider the importance of Mount Merapi and The Indian Ocean.

The Kraton was built in the center, facing directly north towards the majestic Mount Merapi. Its south side was built facing the Indian Ocean, believed to be the abode of Kanjeng Ratu Loro Kidul, the Queen of the South Seas and the mystical consort of the Sultan.
This splendid example of traditional Javanese architecture has no equal. The basic and original layout of the main building of The Kraton began its construction during the reign of Sultan Hamengku Buwono I, in 1755 - 1756.

Other surrounding pavilions were then gradually expanded by the successor of the throne. The official symbol of the palace is named Praja Cihna. It depicts important elements that radiate a philosophical meaning. The Javanese lettering in the center is “ha” and “ba”, the acronym of Hamengku Buwana. The red is a symbol of courage and vigilance to value the truth, while the gold is a symbol of majestic splendor.

A green square called Alun-alun Lor or the north square is set to be the front side of the palace, with large banyan trees guarding its center, named Kyai Dewandaru and Kyai Wijayandaru. Alun-alunKidul or the south square is located at the other side of the palace’s north-south invisible horizontal axis.

This palace was designed to be more than just a royal residence. It was built to be a focal point of the Sultan’s entire kingdom. When a sultan passed away, the cortege will leave by the southern gate and head its way to the royal cemetery located in Imogiri.

Today, the Kraton is a piece of living history and tradition. It continues to be used, both as a home of the Sultan as well as for other important ceremonial and cultural functions of the Yogyakarta court.

Sitihinggil is the highest level of the Kraton area, where the formal ceremonies like the coronation are held. There are two Sitihinggil pavilions in the palace area.
Sitihinggil Lor is located on the north side and Sitihinggil Kidul is on the south side, that later was repurpose from the location of the army’s rehearsal point, to become a monument dedicated to mark 200 years of the Yogyakarta sultanate named Gedung Sasana Hinggil Dwi Abad. On weekends, you can enjoy art performances such as music, dance and the special wayang kulit or leather puppet show.

Near this building is the Alun-alun Kidul, a destination renowned for the festive evening ambiance and the mysterious Masangin tradition. Said to be an acronym of “masuk diantara beringin” or literally “entering between the beringins”, this is definitely one of the signatures local experience to try.
In this test, you will only need to walk between the two sacred beringin or banyan trees, and if you succeed, then you are considered to have a pure heart and will have any of your wishes granted. The only twist is, you have to be blindfolded to do it!

After a few tries, you can just linger in the open square and enjoy all the fun atmosphere surrounding this famous spot.
In The Kraton complex, there are 7 specific zoning that consists of several pavilions, each with designated purpose and is separated by gateways. The sultan’s residence resides at the center Kedhaton area, named Kraton Kilen.

One of the interesting highlights inside The Kraton is The Hamengku Buwono IX museum. It holds a collection of memorabilia and significant items that belong to the late father of the currently reigning Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, who is also the Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta until this day.
There are also painting museum, regalia museum, and royal carriage museum. Each of these beautiful royal carriages has specific names and interesting historical value. They are also used for special occasion such as the royal wedding ceremonies.

The Sultan’s title is not the only hereditary position in The Kraton. You can also meet the Abdi Dalem, who are the faithful caretakers of the royal households. This noble devotion is an honorable pride that is passed down from a generation to the next.
Even with Yogyakarta’s modernization nowadays, the Kraton of Yogyakarta continues to be respected by the people of . Although the majority of Yogyakarta are Muslim, ancient tradition and mysticism still hold an important part of The Kraton’s rituals.

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Periodically, special ceremonies are held to clean the sacred objects in the Royal collection. In the afternoons, after the palace is closed to visitors, women in traditional costume can also be seen respectfully sprinkling water and flowers on the pillars, lighting incense to cleanse The Kraton from impure intention and evil spirits.

Get Around

Visitors can explore the palace’s interiors on foot. The palace is open to visitors from 08.30 am to 12.30 pm except on Fridays and Saturdays which it closes at 11.00 am. It is closed in the afternoons. Note that there are also special rules made to be respected when you visit The Kraton, so please make sure you follow them for a memorable experience in Yogyakarta.
After visiting The Kraton area, you can also stroll around the nearby attractions, such as Malioboro Street and Beringharjo Market. Taman Sari complex is also related to the royal history, and it consists of a beautiful water castle and a unique underground mosque named Sumur Gumuling.

Keraton (Sultan Place and Kingdom)

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