One of the things to do in Jogja which you can do together with all of your friends and family is to ride Andong in Jogja. Andong is a kind of traditional transportation which pulled by horses. As we all know, Jogja or Yogyakarta is one of the cities in Indonesia which is thick with their culture. The traditional element in Jogja seems never fade. That is the reason why there are many tourists which come to Jogja. They come to Jogja in order to feel the traditional aura in Jogja. The most iconic and traditional thing to do in Jogja is to ride Andong. Usually, Andong will stand by in Malioboro Street. The reason why they stand by in there is that Malioboro is the heaven place for tourists. It is a place where tourists can buy gifts, foods, and other things. If this is your first time in Jogja, do not worry. This article will give you all of the information related to Andong in order to help you when you visit Jogja with your friends and family.
Riding Andong and how much you have to pay
Although the Andong standby in Malioboro Street, you can ask the driver to take you to go around Jogja. Usually, the Andong can be filled up to 7 people. The customers of this Andong not only comes from domestic tourists, but they also come from foreign tourists. Do keep in mind that all of the horses are going through a healthy life and all of the owners take care the horses pretty well. The reason is that Andong has become the hallmark of Jogja. Every tourist who comes to Jogja will at least try to ride Andong once. That is why all of the horses are well taken care of and healthy.
If you come to Jogja in low season, you will be able to ride Andong at cheaper price. You will only spend around Rp 70.000 to Rp 80.000 in one way. Of course, the cost depends on how far you want to go. Usually, domestic tourists will ride the Andong to buy Bakpia, the food trademark of Jogja. If the tourists ask to go to Bakpia’s shop, the Andong driver will cost the tourists around Rp 80.000. Different from domestic tourists, foreign tourists usually ask to go around Jogja. If that is the case, the Andong’s driver will cost the tourists to pay at least Rp 150.000. Riding Andong is one of the things to do in Jogja which you have to try. Happy holiday!