Yogyakarta is one of a kind city located in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The unique
Javanese culture and buildings are what makes this city unique. There are several things you must do in
Yogyakarta to get the best experience when visiting the city.
Take a taste of Kopi Joss
Located not far from the Malioboro area to the north, you can find a place called Angkringan Lik Man. The
Kopi Joss is powdered coffee mixed with a little bit of sugar and hot water. Then, a piece of hot coal will
be put into the glass. The joss sound will be heard when the burning coal meets the water. This coffee
has been around this place since the 1960s. It is believed that this coffee can help to relieve diseases
such as bloating, stomachache, and heartburn. With Rp2,000 (0,14 USD) you can enjoy a cup of Kopi Joss.
Full Batik Experience in Krebet Village
If you want to get the best experience in doing Batik, then visiting Krebet Village should be on your
Yogyakarta places to visit list. This village is located 12 km away on the Southwest of Yogyakarta, on the
Bantul Regency. What is unique about this place is that the Batik is done in a piece of wood instead of
cloth. You will find various homestay packages with a price around Rp 50,000 to Rp 100,000 (4-8 USD) per night to get a better knowledge of Batik with wood as media.
Go through twin Banyan trees
One of the unique activities you can do in Yogyakarta is to walk through the twin Banyan Trees with eyes
closed. The trees are located in the Southern Square of Yogyakarta. If you are staying around Malioboro,
then you can visit this place by walking or riding a becak. You will find many tourists attempting to go
through the trees with eyes closed. The locals believed that if you cheat by peeking during the trial, bad
omen will come. The distance to get through the trees is around 10 to 20 meters. You can rent a blindfold
For Rp 3000. Most people like to do the trial during the night because of the atmosphere and ambience
around the area.
Riding an ATV through Parangtritis Beach
Riding through Parangtritis Beach on an ATV should be a must do in Yogyakarta. You can rent an ATV
for Rp 30,000 per 15 minutes. You can ride across the shore and enjoy the beauty of the beach. You
can do this activity anytime, but the local people love to do it in the morning. This is because the beach is
not too crowded so you can go full-throttle with on the ATV.