Yogyakarta has many unique places that may not be found in other cities. Here are 4 unique experiences guide for you to make your visit to Yogyakarta more memorable!
1) Explore the Prambanan Temple Complex
Sewu Temple (or even CandiSewu as the locals call it) is a bit hidden! It is part of the Prambanan temple complex, the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia. Nevertheless, most visitors just visit the Prambanan temple and don’t really venture out. There was literally no one in this temple when I went, and it was so magical! I also watched a beautiful bright yellow praying mantis. It’s just like being transported back in time.
2) Do a Local Food Hunting at PasarBeringharjo
Yogyakarta is known as among the best cities to eat on the island of Java! Take your empty stomach for lunch and get ready to taste the local foods in this PasarBeringharjo. It is situated in the heart of the city, near Malioboro. As the oldest market in Yogyakarta, you may also shop for memorabilia, spices and all types of tropics fruits!
Two dishes you should try:
“Kere” Satay: It’s basically a beef/ beef fat satay dish sold on the face of the street by the entrance to the market. What’s distinctive about it — the satay is coated with blossoms and candy soybean sauce. It’so fragrant and tasty!
Empal or fried beef tender served with rice is essential to try! The best one in the market is WarungEmpal Bu Warno. Her restaurant has no web site and also her stall can be somewhat tricky to locate, but ask around in the market, and you’ll be capable of finding it! Great meal for under USD 2.
3) Visit a Pine Forest with Amazing View from the Top
PinusPengger is within my view, possibly the most Instagrammable place in the area. It’s located in Bantul region, about a 45-minute drive east out of Yogyakarta. Here you may find really amazing views from the crest of the mountain. I also enjoyed the escape out from the hustle-bustle of Yogyakarta city. The pine forest was beautiful and calming, especially close to sunset!
4) Eat the Authentic Javanese Cuisines
If you would like to experience local East Javanese cuisine which is only available within this region, make sure to visit Wedang Kopi Prambanan restaurant. Not only the food here’s tasty, but it also has a beautiful view of rice paddy fields and villages.
They also serve lovely coffee, tea, and several dessert options. My favored thing to do in this area is too fill my plate with food from their “prasmanan” table. Prasmanan design is a fashionable thing in Yogyakarta. It looks like a buffet table. However, the restaurant costs you per portion of the food you put on your plate.
Please visit Indonesia Travel for more detail information.