You don’t need to travel too far to Bali if there are many interesting things to do in Jogja. What are they? Let’s check out our recommendation for you.
Visit the famous temples including Prambanan and Borobudur
Your vacation in Jogja will not complete if you haven’t visited the most majestic temples in Indonesia which are Prambanan and Borobudur. Even though geographically, Borobudur is located in Magelang, not Jogja, it just takes 1-hour driving from Jogja. Besides those amazing temples, you shouldn’t miss watching sunset and sunrise at Ijo Temple and Ratu Boko Temple. Visiting temples will definitely remind you of Bali. Don’t forget to book the tickets prior arrival especially to Ratu Boko Temple.
Try the delicious local food
One of the famous and must-try local foods is Gudeg. Once you arrive in Jogja, you should taste how Gudeg is like. Gudeg is a sweeter dish with rice, egg, chicken, and young jackfruits. Almost every restaurant has Gudeg on the menu. Besides Gudeg, you should also try Klatak Satay, spicy vegetables, and Brongkos Rice.
For Brongkos Rice, you can go to the famous Handayani Restaurant. The location of this restaurant is nearby the south squares of Jogja Royal Palace. Another option is to try Brongkos at Mrs. Padmo Restaurants in Magelang Street. Meanwhile, if you are one of the people who like spicy food, challenge yourself to try a spicy vegetable dish called “oseng” at Mrs. Narti Restaurants in KHA Dahlan Street. It is almost impossible if your eyes will not watery after you eat this. Last but not least, the delicious Klatak Satay can be found around Imogiri area. Some of the locals’ recommendations say that Mr. Bari Satay Klatak Restaurant is the most delicious one. You can find this place in Wonokromo Market.
Stroll in the South Square of Jogja in the evening
When the evening comes, go to the South Square nearby Jogja Royal Palace. Invite your family and friends to go there with you because the more, the merrier! One of the things you should do is to cover your eyes with the blindfold and try to walk straight until you pass through the two identical Bayan trees. You can also try to ride a bike that has colorful lights decorations while Katy Perry’s song is on the play. Before you go back to the hotel, try to drink Ronde which is a ginger drink and also roasted corn.
Admire Gunung Kidul Beach
It is no longer secret that Jogja has many beautiful beaches like Bali. But one of the prettiest is at Gunung Kidul Beach. The location is in one of Jogja Regencies. Many tourists around the world know this beach like they know Kuta Beach in Bali. It is true that you cannot swim in the southern beaches. The reason is that most of the beaches have strong, big waves. but, you don’t need to be disappointed since there are few beaches in the southern part that are safe for you to swim including Ngrenehan Beach and Drini Beach.
Climb the Api Purba Mountain or Nglanggeran Mountain
If you like challenge yourself in nature, and then you should climb the Api Purba Mountain or Nglanggarengan Mountain. These two mountains become famous recently since the view is breathtaking. You don’t need days to climb on the top of the mountain like Everest Mountain. it takes only 1.5 hours to see the whole view from the top. Don’t forget to always bring your flashlight with you.
We hope that our 5 recommendations of things to do in Jogja can help you spend the time in the most fun way. So, which one will you try first?