Yogyakarta is a Javanese city with a rich historical and cultural background. A cosmopolitan city, it is home to various ethnicities with the majority of its population being Muslim. Apart from this, the stunning temples of Borobudur and Prambanan are reflective of Hindu and Buddhist influence. Yogyakarta lies more than 500 km away from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta in West Java, and 700 km away from Bali in East Java, and is situated in central Java.
The Imogiri pine forest or the Mangunan pine forest in Southern Jogja holds the ground for thousands of pine trees. Along with a stunning sunrise and sunset view, you can also enjoy camping, hammocking and photography here. After the Imogiri pine forest, Pengger pine forest is another popular tourist destination. You can also visit the Lepo waterfall that flows near the Imogiri pine forest. Grojogan Sewu Waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Jogja. However, other waterfalls like the Jogan Beach Waterfall, Sidoharjo Waterfall, Sri Gethuk Waterfall and Kedung Pedut Waterfall are no less beautiful and also have a very affordable entry fee.
The city also has amazing tours, fabulous street food, hiking and camping options, natural beauty in parks and beaches for recreation. Apart from this, Jogja has a number of nightclubs, bars and spas too. With so much to offer, Yogyakarta is a must visit.
No reviews yet