Travel Guide: Yogyakarta
Posted on 26 April 2017
Our Marketing Manager, Camilla shares her guide to Yogyakarta.
When I said I was off to Yogyakarta, many looked at me with a puzzled face. Yogyakarta (pronounced Jogjakarta also known as Jogja) is a city in Indonesia known for its cultural heritage. With UNESCO World Heritage sites like Borobudur and Prambanan temple, natural wonders and local art traditions, this is a city you should definitely put on your bucket list.
Perched atop a hill inside the Sumberwatu Heritage Resort you get panoramic views of the city, serving Indonesian and International dishes.
Live music, cocktails and an outdoor terrace makes this a good spot for dinner.
Great for a drink and nibble after dinner with a live band on certain nights.
Hayati Speciality Coffee
The first thing I noticed was the decor, hexagons everywhere! Perfect place for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Magnificent and mystical, the Hindu temples of Prambanan were built between the 8th and 10th centuries AD and are a must. The best time to visit is just before sunset then head to nearby Abhayagiri for dinner.
A former royal garden for the sultan and his entourage. Visit early then explore the villages little alleyways, mosque and underground tunnels.
If you are stuck for things to do in the evening, you can check out this square where locals and tourists like to hang out. Rent one of the VW style peddle cars that are pimped out with hundreds of lights and pumping music.
This family-owned store sells everything from batik clothing, postcards, shoes, tea to kitchenware. A great place to stock up on gifts for family and friends.
2km in length and home to hundreds of shops and street stalls offering various kind of handicrafts, t-shirts and batik clothing.
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