It was on the last day of our trip in Jogja. Ory’s aunt asked us to visit Taman Sari water castle before we went back to Jember. She said that we cannot leave Jogja without visiting Taman Sari. Besides it was near from her house. Around at noon, my friends, Ory’s aunt and her son, and I arrived at the castle.
Candi Borobudur, one of the greatest Buddhist monument in the world, was on my first bucket list of places I want to visit in Jogja. It’s one of the world heritage site that had been approved by UNESCO in 1991. It’s even ever known as one of seven wonder of the world. Great, right? So it would be bad if I traveled to Jogja without visiting this temple. Happily my friends agreed with me. From Dongkelan intersection our travel to Borobudur was begun.
Hey hey! My story about Jogja hasn’t finished yet. Well, after having fun in Parangtritis beach, we met a tourist from South Korea named Hans in the bus then we traveled together in a day. We continued our trip to Keraton Jogja, the sultan palace. Unfortunately, we were too late to visit Keraton because it closed two hours before our arrival. At last we only took pictures only in front of the entrance.
On the third day, we were going to Malioboro and Pasar Bringinharjo to buy gift actually. But we didn’t go there directly as we got off from the car. We were interested to take a walk first and enjoying the architectural buildings of Yogya. The design is quite interesting. The old buildings of Dutch inheritance combine with the cultural heritage design of Java and Sultanate. read more…
On the second day we went to Parangtritis beach. It has black sand and high wave. It is located in the south of Jogja. To reach the beach we need to take a bus from terminal Jogja with Parangtritis route. It cost olny 10.000 including the ticket of the beach. The distance is quite far. It’s about 25 or more from the city. It’s enough to make me fall asleep on the bus. Heheh. We arrived there at noon. Exactly at noon. When the sun was above my head. It was so hot. Luckily they serve sunshade for the tourist. We paid Rp 25.000 for rent.
As my fourth trip to Yogyakarta, this time I’ve got less places to visit, but more memories with the three friends of mine. Emyl, Ory and Ajeng. The first night we were escorted by Ory’s uncle to go to Malioboro. While he was driving the car, he recommended us some places good on the way we have been passed. Such as Tamansari, Keraton Yogya, Alun-alun Selatan, the street of Wijilan, etc. Tamansari was the places he recommended the most. But I didn’t listen him too much because my attention focused on the old buildings and the crowd of road. I was enjoying to see the old buildings illuminated by the light to look magnificent in the night. It’s pretty cool.