Are you ready for a vacation in Jogja but still has no idea the best things to do in Jogja? Then you should see our recommendation below because you will feel Bali atmosphere in Jogja.
Pok Tunggal Beach
Gunung Kidul certainly has a lot of beautiful beaches like Bali. Don’t forget to visit Pok Tunggal beach where you can see white sand and clear water. Many people say that this is the Kuta Beach of Jogja. This beach is also perfect for surfers since the waves are pretty big.
Once you step your feet on this Ngobaran Beach, you will see many small temples around it that you will directly think about Bali. The location of Ngobaran Beach is in Gunung Kidul, Jogja. The entrance fee here is cheap and it is accessible from the downtown area of Jogja. What this beach can offer you is its amazing view that makes you forget about your dull routines.
In this beach, you will not see only beaches, but also a few tourist attractions too. They are including:
- The entrance of Ngobaran Beach as cultural heritage
There is a temple at Ngobaran Beach that usually is used for a certain ritual. There are also several ritual ceremonies that happen at the beach. The event sometimes is in once a month especially where there is a full moon and in a certain month. So, if you come here when there is a ritual like that, you are lucky because you can also see one of the local’s cultures.
- The view of the local people
In the morning when the water is tide, you can see a lot of fishermen and farmers do their activities. Farmers usually plant the seaweed as one of the main ingredients for local’s food. You can try the local people’s food around the beach. Meanwhile, the fishermen usually look for sea urchin as their main food too.
- Sea urchin culinary food
Eating seafood like lobster, squid, shrimp, or fish might be very common. But have you ever tried eating sea urchin? If you are not yet, then you should try it at the beach. Even though there are still not many restaurants you can find at the beach, you can order the sea urchin dish to the local, so that they will cook it for you.
- The view of the sunset
What does a beach mean without being able to watch the sunset? When you travel with your partner, don’t miss the sunset view moment. The atmosphere will change into the romantic one and it’ll be one of the unforgettable moments for you!
Kedung Kandang Waterfall
The location of Kedung Kandang Waterfall is in Nglanggeran, Patuk, Gunung Kidul. You should visit it during the rainy season since the water will flow during that season only. Many people say that the view looks like in Ubud, Bali. Do you want to prove it yourself?
Queen South Resort
If you want to stay in an exclusive resort that directly faces the beach, then you should book the Queen South Resort. The first thing you see when you wake up is the beautiful beach. You don’t need to go to Bali to enjoy this kind of view. You just need to go to Parangtritis Beach in Jogja.
Even though the religious diversity in Jogja is big, there is a possibility if you find several temples for Hindu. One of the famous temples in Jogja is Vaikuntha Vyomantara. The location is in Banguntapan, Bantul. When you take pictures there, your friends will think that you are in Bali.
So, which one is your favorite things to do in Jogja?