Yogyakarta has become the most visited and favourite city in Indonesia. Yogyakarta has been known for its rich culture and beaches. There is also plenty of food which is loved by the tourists. You can tour around the city, you can relax on the beach, you can eat as many foods as you can, and many more. Furthermore, you can also visit the palace of Yogyakarta which still exists until today. Therefore, it is not a surprising thing that many tourists make Yogyakarta as their favourite destination. If this is your first time visiting Indonesia and want to go to Yogyakarta, do not worry. In this article, we will help you by giving you lists of Yogyakarta things to do. The review of some places will also help you in finding things that you can do and places to sleep.
Joglo House Syariah
If I go to Yogyakarta again and looking for the best location to stay in Yogyakarta, I will choose this place again to stay the night while I spend my time in Yogyakarta. Instead of rooms, this place or lodging has houses which we called Joglo. This Joglo House has at least 3 bedrooms for 6 people. What I love about this Joglo House is about its ambience and surroundings. Instead of seeing buildings or walls, I wake up to the green scenery outside the house. The birds chirping become my alarm every morning. The tranquillity of this Joglo House is very great. Located 3.2 km from the Monument of Yogyakarta, I can go to the famous Malioboro Street and Vredeburg Fortress easily. Because of the great surrounding of this Joglo House, I can also do the pre-wedding photo session. The beautiful garden of this place will make a great and stunning background for my pre-wedding photo.
Lantai 2 BNB
If people are asking me where is the best hotel in Yogyakarta, I will tell them about the Lantai 2 in Yogyakarta. Lantai 2 is a dormitory for people to stay the night. The special thing about this lodging is that this lodging is very cheap. When I was staying the night in this lodging, I only spent not until IDR 150.000. The design of this lodging is modern and minimalist. Meanwhile, the concept of this lodging is bunk beds. There are 12 bunk beds in this lodging. All of the bunk beds are located in one big room. What I love the most about this lodging is that this lodging is pretty close to the centre of the city. Because of this, I can go to the centre of the city to do a city tour or food tour easily.
Having finished wandering around the culture and the nature spot in Yogyakarta, this place might be you are looking for. You can find the hipster neighbourhood in this area. You will find vegan restaurants, trendy bars, and other cute places along the Prawirotaman street. You can also find a lot of street art in Prawirotaman. While Malioboro street is the main and crowded tourist street, Prawirotaman is the quieter one. Prawirotaman used to be kampong known for its batik. Since 1970, Prawirotaman has switched its business to lodging services. The restaurants found in Prawirotaman serve both Javanese and European cuisine. That is why the tourists and holidaymakers come to Prawirotaman. In addition, there are bookshops which provide an imported book with cheaper price. Many foreign tourists choose to visit Prawirotaman because it is quieter and it provides restaurants, bars, and café compared to Malioboro. Visiting Prawirotaman is one of the best things to do in Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta is known for its beautiful beaches. Many tourists love to go to Yogyakarta beaches again and again. Pantai Timang is consideredas the best beach in Yogyakarta. The fun fact about this beach is that this beach does not become famous for its beach or sea. Pantai Timang is known for its tourist attraction which pushes your adrenaline. The attraction of this beach is the gondola and suspensionbridge. Unlike any other gondola, the gondola in Pantai Timang is the traditional gondola and it is made from woods and manually operated. The gondola will take you to the coral reef through the harsh waves of the sea. Besides riding a gondola, you can also go to the coral reef by walking through the suspension bridge. Both of them will definitely make you scream out loud. Not to mention if you are scared of high places, it will make you cry for sure.
After you enjoy the scary yet addictive attractions, you can enjoy the lobster which is very popular in Pantai Timang. All of the lobsters are caught in the coral reef. You can enjoy or buy the lobsters for IDR 400.000/kg. The fresh taste of the lobsters and the stunning view of the beach will definitely make you want to go back in Yogyakarta again.
One of the interesting places in Yogyakarta which you can visit is Goa Jomblang. If you love to go on a cave adventure, then you have to go to this cave. Located in Gunung Kidul and one hour drive from the city centre, you will see a stunning view inside the cave. Not only that, but you will also be able to see the hidden forest inside the cave. What the tourists love about Goa Jomblang is that this cave has a hole in its roof. The natural light from the sun will get into the hole and shine the cave. A mood booster to relax your mind and body.
From the lists above, you can see that there are so many things to do in Yogyakarta. Starting from shopping, culinary, hiking, camping, swimming, photo session, and many more. Both the nature and culture of Yogyakarta have attracted so many tourists for years. No need to be confused if you want to go to Yogyakarta. You can make the list of Yogyakarta things to do first and then do all of them one by one!