Do you have a plan to visit Yogyakarta in the near future? Then, Yogyakarta what to do? Well, you just make a good decision anyway. The city of Indonesia indeed provides many things to do. Undeniably, Yogyakarta is where a traditional palace has still existed until this modern day. Based on this fact, it is reasonable enough if the cultural vibes are still felt deeply here. Meanwhile, there are also tourist spots with stunning landscapes that should not be missed out. So, what are the recommended places to visit when being there? Here they are.
Joglo House Syariah
With the Syariah concept, I indeed must to follow some rules when I was deciding to spend the night there. However, it doesn’t lessen the feeling of interesting at all. In fact, Joglo House Syariah offered many things in which the other places may not. I can even say that it is the best place in Yogyakarta to stay. What impressed me the most was regarding the traditional designs of the house? It was full of the natural rustic brown colours from the wall, ceiling, floor, and fixtures. Besides, it adapted well to the concept of Joglo, a Javanese traditional house. It was mainly seen from the roof style.
The atmosphere was really refreshing. After waking up in the morning, I just opened the big windows on my room and there were so many green plants around. Although the house was mostly about the traditions, it still had many great modern facilities like AC, free Wi-Fi, and more. Sure, the location which was not really far from the city centre and Malioboro makes Joglo House Syariah was a really strategic guest house.
Lantai Dua BNB
Despite Joglo House Syariah, there was one more house that I used as the place to spend the night last holiday. The inn or guest house was known also as the Lantai Dua BNB. Interestingly, it was quite different from other inns or hotels in which commonly come out with such a classy and luxurious concept. This one even deepened the sense of simple and modest.
Yes, Lantai Dua in English its mean 2nd floor was an inn that adapted the dormitory concept. It offered around 12 concepts in one big room. The theme applied was the modern and minimalist so that even if the guests must spend the night together in a room, it still felt so comfortable. The room was really kept clean and comfortable. Besides, there was one more thing that makes the 2nd Floor guest house had so many enthusiasts. Sure, it was about the strategic location for all the travellers.
VW Camper Van Waduk Sermo
Waduk Sermo or it is called also as Sermo Reservoir is a lake located in the area of Kulon Progo District, Special Region of Yogyakarta. The reservoir is started to open in 1994 and it is mainly functioned as the backup of the irrigation system to the area of Kalibawang. Nowadays, the reservoir is not only famous for the irrigation system but also for tourist. It is also known as one of the interesting places in Jogja. Yes, the landscape around is very scenic with the reservoir itself which is in blue along with the green forestry around.
There are many events commonly conducted in this area. One of them is regarding the VW Camper Van Waduk Sermo. It is basically the camping activities conducted by the members of the Volkswagen Club to celebrate big days like New Year. There are some reasons why the members of VW club choose Waduk Sermo as the destination for spending the New Year eve. Aside from the area which is really good for camping, it is also due to the stunning scenery even at night. The reservoir area is just great when it is added by the rousing the fireworks. So, are you interested to join them? Well, even if you are not the members of the club, it is surely not a big deal to camp around the Waduk Sermo area in the New Year eve.
Lobster Culinary in Timang Beach
Timang beach is one of the beaches in the area of Gunungkidul District, Yogyakarta. Similar to the other beaches of Gunungkidul coastal line, this beach offers beautiful landscapes to see starting from the sand outlay to the great sunset. More than that, the beach is also famous for the suspension bridge and lobster culinary.
Well, it may sound a little bit weird, how can be the lobster culinary is a part of the Timang Beach tourism. It is due to some small restaurants and stalls around the areas that provide many kinds of seafood culinary including lobster. The lobsters offered in the stalls are highly qualified with much meat as well as the taste that tends to be savorier than in other places. The lobsters themselves are always in a fresh condition since you may enjoy them directly after they are caught in the pond. Sure, the lobsters have been cooked and processed into delicious foods in which the menu you can just choose.
Interestingly, eating lobster now becomes one of the purposes of people coming to the beach. If you are going to Timang beach, there are some tourist packages to go around the beach areas along with the lobster culinary. So, if you like this food so much, Timang beach should not be missed out from your Yogyakarta itinerary.
Kalibiru Nature Reserve Forest
This natural tourist spot is established based on the initiation of the local people to keep the forest in Kalibiru green, fertile, and everlasting. Well, this is without any reason since Kulonprogo, the district where Kalibiru is located, had been dry and barren several years ago. Nowadays, the forest is not only about keeping the environment green and healthy but it is also one of the places that are worthy to visit.
The landscape is wonderful with the outlay of hills around. Then, they are covered by the green trees that may make your view more refreshing. Some supporting facilities are also established here to spoil the visitors more including the guest houses, Joglo ballroom, viewing post, library, spots for the flying fox, and more. By walking around and doing the activities here, it is just enough reason that there are many things to do in Jogja.