Yogyakarta should be on the top of your list of places to visit in Indonesia if you love wandering around ancient temples & ruined cities.
Here, you can find the temple complexes of Borobodur and Prambanan.
Both are UNESCO World Heritage sites & among Asia’s most beautiful landmarks.
While you’re in the city, explore the 18th-century royal complex, the Water Castle (Taman Sari), and beautiful Dutch-era colonial buildings.
Highlights & lowlights from Detourista adventures in Yogyakarta.
Borobudur Temple ComplexOverlooking Borobudur Temple Complex in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
Borobudur Temple unriseSunrise view from Borobudur Temple, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Prambanan Temple at duskDusk view of Prambanan Temple Complex & Merapi Volcano at dusk, in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
Sewu Temple ComplexSewu Temple near Prambanan Temple Complex, in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
Yogyakarta Water Castle (Taman Sari)Marcos at the underground mosque near the Water Castle (Taman Sari), in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
Ratu Boko sunsetSunset view at Ratu Boko, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Borobudur Temple pinnacle levelPinnacle level of Borobudur Temple Complex in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
Yogyakarta Water Castle (Taman Sari)Water Castle (Taman Sari) in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
Dutch-colonial buildings & public artDutch-colonial buildings & public art along Malioboro Street, in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
Countryside tour at Wanurejo VillageCountryside tour at Wanurejo Village near Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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How to go to Yogyakarta?
Yogyakarta-Adisutjipto International Airport is the primary gateway to Yogyakarta.
It’s located in the city center while the temples are within an easy drive away. You can fly directly from Singapore (2.5 hours) on AirAsia as well as major airports in the country including Jakarta (1 hour), Bali (1.5 hours), Medan (3 hours), Bandung (1 hour), Surabaya (Surabaya).
And, even from Lombok (2 hours), Balikapan (2 hours), or Makassar (2 hours).
All major domestic airlines operate flights to Yogyakarta including Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Citilink, Wings Air, Silk Air, and Batik Air.
How to find cheap flights to Yogyakarta?
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What are the best places to visit and top things to do in Yogyakarta
Go on a sunrise tour to Borobodur Temple.
Explore Prambanan Temple and see the sunset at Ratu Boko.
Wander around the Water Castle and old city of Yogyakarta.
Shop at Malioboro Street (Jalan Malioboro).
Fort Vredeburg Museum and other Dutch-colonial heritage sites.
Enjoy a countryside tour at Wanurejo Village.
Eat local food in Yogyakarta. Don’t miss the Ayam Goreng (fried chicken) at Ayam Goreng Suharti.
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