The trip to Yogyakarta blog can be a reference for you who look for recommendations of Yogyakarta places to visit. This city becomes one of the most visited cities in Indonesia. Because every corner in Yogyakarta always gives beautiful memories and makes the travellers want to visit this city again and again. If you want to visit anti-mainstream tourist destinations in Jogja, this article provides you with the recommendation.
The actual name of this beach is Pulang Syawal Beach. But, there is a big restaurant sign named Indrayanti Restaurant in the seashore so that this beach is called so. If you want to visit other beaches in Yogyakarta besides Parangtritis Beach, Indrayanti Beach can be a perfect alternative. Here, you will be able to enjoy the pretty view of the white-sand beach. There is also a high cliff and coral hill which perfectly blend with the clear sea waters.
If you want to do something extreme, you can climb the coral hill on the east side of Indrayanti Beach. It is a little bit extreme, but the view of the beach from the top of the coral hill will be really worth it. There are also some cafes, restaurants, and hotels near Indrayanti Beach.
Taman Sari Water Castle
Taman Sari Water Castle was a part of Mataram Palace in the past. This tourist destination used to be a resting place for the King, Queen, and Princesses. There are 3 bathing areas in Taman Sari Water Castle, which are Umbul Kawitan for the Princesses, Umbul Pamuncar for the concubines, and Umbul Panguras for the King and Queen. Besides the bathing areas, there is also a part of Taman Sari Water Castle called Sumur Gumuling. It is a mosque that was usually used by the royal family.
The building design of this water castle is really amazing and suitable to be used as photo spots. From the highest place of Taman Sari Water Castle, you can witness the pretty landscape of Jogja, especially during the sunset.
Lava Tour Merapi
Do you want to visit an anti-mainstream and extreme place in Jogja? Then visit Lava Tour Merapi. In this tour, you will be brought to go along a shallow river with a Jeep. Then you will go up to the slopes of Mount Merapi and along the sea of sands. This tour usually also pops up in the trip to Yogyakarta blog.