Best Spots Instagramable in Yogyakarta
The number one of Destination in Indonesia. Borobudur Temple was built by King Samaratungga between the 8th until 9th century, Borobudur not only has a very high artistic value, a great work as the evidence of human civilization in the past is also loaded with philosophical values. the Borobudur may be crowded at times. The best time to see it is in the early morning for Sunrise and late afternoon for Sunset.
Entrance Fee Ticket Borobudur Sunrise and Sunset from manohara Hotel 420.000 IDR
Getting There for Sunrise from Yogyakarta Early Morning at 03.30am
- Sunrise Mt Merapi Using 4 WD Jeep
Mount Merapi active volcano as your backdrop. Pose with a jeep, and you look cooler ten folds instantly. The best time to visit Mount Merapi is leave early in the morning
Cost: ~Rp350,000 per jeep which can sit up to 4 pax. (~S$35.5)
Address: Merapi Museum. Jl Kaliurang Km 22,6 Sleman Yogyakarta (an hour drive from the city)
Best Time to Visit: before sunrise
- Prambanan Temple
Prambanan is one of the eight inscribed UNESCO heritage sites in Indonesia. Built in the 9th century, this majestic Hindu temple which was actually built later in the 12th century. we hear that sunset views at Prambanan are amazing too.
Cost: Rp325,000 Adult (~S$33), Rp195,000 Student (~S$20)
Address: Bokoharjo, Prambanan, Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Best Time to Visit: Sunset
- Water Castle ( Taman Sari )
Taman Sari an ancient palace that was once the recreational garden and prayer house of the Sultan of Yogyakarta. Get lost within its hidden chambers underground, and scout for the best photo spots where the sun rays hit.
Cost: Rp15,000 per pax (~S$1.50)
Address: Patehan, Kraton, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55133, Indonesia
Best Time to Visit: When it first opens at 9am, or just before it closes at 3pm
- Caving Jomblang
Jomblang cave Gunung Kidul southeast of Yogyakarta.
cave instructor will dropping you dow slowly to the base of the hole, 40 meters vertically with a rope attached to your body.
Dry trekking into the other hole, Grubug cave. light is necessary here. nearly to grubug hole, you will hear the rustling of undrground river.eventually the light was beginning to look and finally the ray of light is coming down from the hole above us.we have arrived at grubug hole 80 meters above us, 20 meters below us is the underground river. the first sight is a thousand light falling on the flowstone (cave ornament) the ray of light. nice moment for photograph, but remember don’t stand on this rock, thousand of years to create this stone from water naturally. grubug hole has a diameter of 15 meters and a depth of 100 meters some expert caver prefer to decending here, more adrenaline they said.many ornaments below us on the underground river, so we will go down on the river must be carefully here. slippery because every time is wet. back to the base of jomblang hole,prepare to ascending up the hole.
During the right time of the day (somewhere between 10am to 2pm), the sun’s rays shine through the opening, illuminating the forest below, creating a mesmerizing sight to feast your eyes on.
Because of the remote location and limited daily visitors, make sure you make a reservation with the contact person for a tour package https://javaindoecotourism.com
Cost: Rp450,000 per pax (~S$45.60), includes insurance and lunch box
Address: Pacarejo, Semanu, Gunung Kidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55893, Indonesia
Best Time to Visit: Visitors must be there before 08.00am. Best views of rays are between 1130am to 12 noon.
- Kalibiru National Park
Kalibiru National Park is a beautiful park of lush nature, a peaceful environment, and beautiful views. The park is located in the Menoreh hills, at 450 meters above sea level. Except beautiful nature and views, the park also offers great sunsets and fun outdoor activities, such as tree tops that offers great views, flying fox and trekking paths that range from 1,5 to 7 kilometers.
- Ratu Boko Temple
Ratu Boko or Keraton Ratu Boko is a historical site derived from the Hindu and Buddhist dynasties that can now be seen in the form of ruins and temple-like buildings. The site is situated on top of a hill that was once a palace. The site is located in the village of Dawung and Sambireja Village, close to Prambanan temple which is very easy to reach about 3 kilometers. The location of Ratu Boko is also adjacent to other Hindu temples like Kalasan Temple, Sewu Temple, Plaosan Temple, Sambisari Temple and others.
Cost: Free entrance Rp. 337.500
Address: Dawung Villages and Sambirejo Villages Yogyakarta
Best Time to Visit: Late afternoon just before the sunset.
- Jurang Tembelan
Jurang Tulamben Famous by its perfect spots to enjoy Sunrise or Sunset. This place is so calm with so natural air. Perfect also as your photos background.
Address: Mangunan, Dlingo, Bantul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55783, Indonesia
- Chicken Church
The highest point of the Chicken Church is also a great lookout overseeing the Mangelang region, and you can even spot Borobudur temple in the distance.
Cost: Rp30,000 per pax (~S$3)
Address: Jalan Raya Borobudur Salaman Km. 2.5 Wringin Putih, Magelang
- Pinus Pengger
Pengger pines forest has emerged along with the popularity of Imogiri Pines forestin last couple. But the new one is the self-image spot
Cost: Free entrance, but parking fee of Rp10,000 (~S$1) per car applies.
Address: Terong, Dlingo, Bantul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55783, Indonesia
Best Time to Visit: Late afternoon just before the sun sets.
- Sandboarding Parang kusumo Sand dunes ( Gumuk Pasir )
Sandboarding at Parangkusumo sandunes as located west of Parangkusumo Beach, one of the small area in Parangtritis Beach area. This is the only sand dunes found in Southeast Asia.The journey to the sand dunes is quite easy, being on the path connecting Parangtritis Beach with Depok Beach.
- Timang Beach
Timang island is a small island. You have to across ocean to get there. It is adrenaline challenge and best experience in whole your life. Usually fisherman across to the island to catch lobster using a trap. Sometimes it become favorite place for fishing. But, to get here you have to collect all your courage to across the ocean.
Cost: Free entrance Rp. 200.000
For Jeep : Rp. 350.000
Address: Danggolo Purwodadi Gunung Kidul Yogyakarta
Best Time to Visit: 09.00am – 16.00pm