While Jakarta is the economic and industrial cradle in Indonesia, Yogyakarta is the soul of the country, fostering cultural and artistic values.
The arts and culture center of Java – Yogyakarta has long been a city famous for classical art and traditional values. This place is under the independent management of the ancient system Sultanate, completely different from the rest of Indonesia. Contrary to the hustle and bustle of big cities, life in Yogyakarta is peaceful and quiet, friendly people, delicious food and the most important is an endless list of ideal places to visit. .
In addition to ancient buildings such as temples and ruins after the civil war, Yogyakarta is a place of natural beauty, a wild, great beauty reminds us of the beauty of “Mother nature”. Here are some of the ideal attractions in Yogyakarta that you must definitely come to if you have the opportunity to set foot here.
1. Travel by cable car in the Timang Sea
Everyone knows Gunungkidul is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Yogyakarta, including the Timang Sea, 35 km south of Wonosari. Here, you can see firsthand the white waves constantly clapping to the shore and rocky slopes.
Besides, if you are adventurous then definitely try to travel by cable car across the sea. This is not a conventional steel suspension cable, which is completely made of fabric. These cables were originally the means by which residents used to catch shrimps, but over time it became the hobby of many tourists.
2. Visiting Kalibiru National Park
After 1-2 hours of travel from the city to the west, you will find that the temperature here drops off a lot and no more the engine sound. The top of the Menoreh mountain range is the Kalibiru National Park, which has been built and settled by local peoples since 2009, which attracts many tourists every year.
Unlike most regular parks, visitors to Kalibiru National Park are free to view the scenery from above by climbing or walking on challenging ropes in the middle of the air. To complete this adventurous trip, you will stop at a table set on a tree, from which you can observe Sermo Lake and, if you are lucky, you can see the white waves in the southern sea repeatedly pounded on the sand.
3. Watch the big sand dunes without having to go to Africa
Drop your gaze into the dusk behind the dunes and soak your feet under the sand, feeling like a light breeze touching your body. Here, time stops and you forget that you are in the center of Java.
You will not have to spend too much money trying to skate in Africa or the Middle East, just for a reasonable price that you can have fun in Yogyakarta. Instead of renting ATVs or camels, here you can rent a horse. One more interesting thing is that you can take beautiful wedding photos at the Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo, which has a unique atmosphere in Indonesia.
4. Reflection after the “curtain of water ” in Luweng Sampang
Here, you will be able to contemplate the natural contours of the large rocks stacked up over thousands of years ago. These lines are unique in that they are made entirely of water, The water is constantly flowing and corroding the same curves as the Colorado Gorge.
In addition, you can soak in the cool water that flows straight out of the Sewu Canyon and respond to your curiosity by exploring the rooms and tunnels hidden behind the water. Unlike other tourist destinations, Luweng Sampang is so secluded that you do not need to pay for the tickets.
5. Visit the underground caves with the Lazy River
Coming to these underground caves, you will have the opportunity to admire the formation of stalactites and stalagmites on the wall more than 100 years ago, some of which have special properties such as the fourth largest stalactite on the world and stalactites are believed to enhance men’s masculinity.
The setting here is contrasted by the shimmering blue water and the brown stonework on the walls, along with the decorative “motifs” of green moss and ferns illuminated by the sun through cracks and holes above.
6. Visit Jurassic Park in Jomblang Cave
The Jomblang Cave was formed thousands of years ago, when a 300-meter soil fell on a hole. To this day, cave plants include weeds, mushrooms, ferns and even tall trees that have not been touched and have been preserved for more than 100 years.
About 80 meters inside from the mouth of the cave, you will begin to smell the damp trunks that have been hidden behind the layers of rock that have been built for centuries, raising a sensation that is scary and exciting. . During the day (from about 10 am to 2 pm), the beams of light begin to shine straight through the mouth of the cave, highlighting the forest below, creating an amazingly beautiful landscape.