Nowadays, living in a metropolitan give everyone a lot of pressure. Thus, having a vacation becomes an essential thing in human life. By having a vacation, you will be able to relax and bring back your sanity after months of stressful atmosphere. One of the most popular destination for vacation is Yogyakarta, a city located in the middle of Java Island, Indonesia. In this article, we will give a brief explanation about the things to do in Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta offers a lot of activities that you can enjoy during your stay. The following paragraph we will give you a brief explanation about what to do in Yogyakarta.
- Borobudur Sunrise viewpoints: the initial viewpoint of Borobudur is actually located in Setumbu Hill, but recently, there are a lot of new locations popping up, such as Kendil viewpoint, Punthuk Mongkrong, Purwosari Hill, and Punthuk Sukmojoyo. Other unique place to watch the Borobudur sunrise is Chicken Church, an old and abandoned church that has the shape similar to chicken. You have to rent a car or scooter to reach these place (other than Setumbu Hill and Kendil) because there’s no shared tours that currently open for these places.
- Visiting Umbul Ponggok: this water park consists of huge pools set up for photography under the water. You can take a lot of fun photos in this place. You can create impossible underwater photography such as playing games, sitting in a tent, cycling, and any other activities. This place will make all you activities look like it was done underwater. Umbul Ponggok is located outside Yogyakarta main city and a very popular place for teenagers and kids. To get there, you have to drive a scooter or rent a car.
- Trying Chocolate Monggo: Yogyakarta has a chocolate factory called Monggo. This factory is established in 2005 and located in Kota Gede, and visiting this factory will be a great experience for your vacation. There is also Monggo showroom in the factory to see all the products that is produced by this factory.
- Exploring Royal Tombs of Imogiri: this place is famous for pilgrimage and meditation. Located 12 km from Yogyakarta City’s center, this place offers a wonderful place to learn about Mataram kingdom’s history and culture, and also to see great sceneries. To reach the tomb complex, you have to climb almost 345 stairs. There is a fish pond at the end of the numerous stairs. At the left of the pond are the tombs for Sultans of Surakarta, while at right side are the tombs for Sultans of Yogyakarta. There is a registration before you enter the tombs. Another requirement before entering the tombs, is wearing traditional dress that can be rent for a reasonable cost.
The activities that are listed above are several best things to do in Yogyakarta based on reviews by famous and experienced travelers. A short vacation may not be enough to do all the things that this city offered. But those activities should be great representatives for the experience and memories that you will get from choosing Yogyakarta as your holiday destination.