Do you know there is a small city in Indonesia that still sticks with Javanese culture inherent in their society? The pleasant and friendly life of the people that make this city has a place in everyone’s hearts who visit Yogyakarta. Besides this city is full of history and called the city with a thousand temples, it’s no wonder that Yogyakarta has stories in every corner. For a vacation in Yogyakarta, no need an expensive budget. One of the concerns while on vacation is transportation. Now you don’t need to worry about transportation if you want to go to Yogyakarta, Otomo can help you to get any type of transportation anywhere you need. To rent a car in Yogyakarta, you only need IDR 350.000 for a 12 hour rental per day and already equipped with your private driver.
You will be picked up starting from getting off the plane and then to the hotel until being escorted to your chosen destination and culinary destination. No need to be worry if you don’t know the way or get lost while in Yogyakarta because your private driver will take you and show you the way to the tourist destination that you want to visit. And if you are thinking about how to stay in Yogyakarta, there’s a tourist budget hotel named Bladok Malioboro hotel that offers clean and comfortable rooms for IDR 250.000. The location of the Bladok Malioboro hotel is also near the shopping center for souvenirs Malioboro priecisely at Sosrowijayan Street no.76 Central Gedong Yogyakarta City. On Bladok Malioboro hotel, which also has a cheap and delicious restaurant. Many tourists also come to Bladok Malioboro hotel for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. The price of food at Bladok Malioboro hotel starts from IDR 20.000, there are also other restaurants such as Nanamia, Viavia and many more.
11 km from Adisucipto International Airport, there is Taman Sari Tourism Village in Yogyakarta, which can be the first destination and must be visited when you arrive in Yogyakarta.
Taman Sari Water Castle Tourism Village, Yogyakarta
The building which is touted as a water castle has its charm. Generally, this building has several separate pools that were once used as a bathing place for kings, princesses, and royal concubines. Not only as a bathing place, tourists can see the king’s bed, a place to taste meditation to the royal kitchen. If you come to Taman Sari some villages can be explored by tourists and don’t miss the story in every corner of the place. You will find stairs that make this place iconic from Taman Sari Yogyakarta. But if you’ve come here, you better enjoy every corner of this place.
Ticket prices for a visit to the Taman Sari Water Castle Yogyakarta are relatively cheap, you only need to pay IDR 25.000 and an additional fee is required if you bring a camera including a DSLR and Mirrorless camera. And if you use a camera from a distracted phone you don’t have to pay additional fees.
Kraton Yogyakarta / Yogyakarta Palace
Prince Mangkubumi built this building meaningfully in every corner. You will know the position of the Palace, Mount Merapi, and Tugu are in a sacred axis. The palace itself has a function as a place where queens and kings reside. If you visit the Palace, every carving in the Palace is believed to have meaning. There is a courtyard in front of the palace called Alun- Alun, you can find two large trees that are trusted if you can pass the two trees after you ask for prayer and the road in the middle with your eyes closed, it is believed your request will be granted. The price for Yogyakarta Kraton entrance ticket costs only IDR 10.000 and is free of charge if you want to play and relax in the courtyard or the square
A destination that is no less but interesting to be visited by tourists is Borobudur Temple. some people in the world may be familiar with this temple because this temple is included in the seven wonders of the world.
Borobudur Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Indonesia, this temple is often used for ceremonies on certain days such as Vesak. Not only often used for ceremonies, but Borobudur Temple also makes tourists compete to watch the sunrise and sunset. If you don’t have enough time or miss to come at sunrise and sunset, you don’t need to worry because even in the afternoon Borobudur Temple has its charm. Even the myth, if you can touch the body of the Buddha statue in Borobudur Temple you will be given luck.
The price incurred for the entrance ticket to the Borobudur Temple is quite varied, subject to IDR 45.000 for local tourists and $ 10 for children/adolescents of foreign tourists and $ 20 for adult foreign tourists.
Another destination that you can visit is Ratu Boko Temple, a place that is close to its mystical side and is one of the destinations that you can also visit.
Ratu Boko Temple / Ratu Boko Palace
The place that was once led by the King named Prabu Dewatasari has his charm. The temple which is a historical relic of the Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms is also a target for archaeologists who observe relics in ancient times in Yogyakarta. Many tourists who come to enjoy the beauty of this temple and some of them also want to relax while enjoying the view of the temple surrounded by green grass.
Ratu Boko Temple or also commonly known as Ratu Boko Palace is open from 6 am and closes at 5 pm. IDR 40.000 per person is charged for admission to Ratu Boko Temple.
Ratu Boko himself is the father of Roro Jonggrang who is a legendary story of the Prambanan Temple. And the temple is also one of the destinations that are much in demand by tourists who want to explore the stories and mysteries of Prambanan Temple.
Known by the story of the princess named Roro Jonggrang and Bandung Bondowoso, this temple is a picture of unrequited love. You can see the form of the romance from 1000 temples in Prambanan. There is a statue of Roro Jonggrang that completes the 1000 temples. Prambanan Temple has its beautiful temple, although several temples fell apart and collapsed due to the earthquake in Yogyakarta in the past. Prambanan Temple remains exotic with its messy temple edges and many temples collapsing.
To witness the manifestation of the princess’s love Roro Jonggrang, you will be charged IDR 50.000 for admission for domestic tourists and IDR 150.000 for international tourists. But what you need to know is that the area of Prambanan Temple is very wide, so you can get around in other places besides the temple.
One that you can visit after Prambanan Temple and still in Prambanan Temple area is Sewu Temple.
This temple is quite rarely visited by tourists, in fact, many tourists who do not know the existence of this Sewu temple. Although close to the Prambanan temple, the Sewu temple also has a beauty that is no less amaze than the Prambanan temple. You can see the beauty of Sewu Temple with the background of the view from Mount Merapi.
The fact is that the Sewu temple has a much older age than Prambanan or Borobudur temples. If you visit Prambanan, try visiting temples that are around the area. Besides Prambanan Temple, with you spending IDR 50.000 you can visit Sewu Temple, Guna Temple, Kidul Temple, Lumbung Temple, Lor Temple and many more.
After a walk around the city of Yogyakarta, take your time to visit the Malioboro Souvenir Shopping Center.
As the heart of the city of Yogyakarta, Malioboro Street seems to be the vessel of Yogyakarta. Malioboro is always crowded by local people and also international tourists and almost 24 hours this street always crowded. You can shop for souvenirs such as batik or other souvenirs in Malioboro, and you can also relax and sit along Malioboro street enjoying the crowd on the street.
At the end of the road from Malioboro street, you will find the Yogyakarta monument, this icon of the special region of Yogyakarta was built in 1755 as a memorial to the unity of the king and the people when fighting the Dutch by Prince Raden Mas Sujana or Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono. You can take a walk around Malioboro which is close to the Bladok Malioboro Hotel.
To visit all these destinations you only need to travel in Yogyakarta for 3 days. And the cost for the incredible trip is around Rp. 1.7 million. You already get transportation in the form of a car with a driver for 3 days and also you book easily through Otomo, stay overnight at the Bladok Malioboro hotel for 2 nights, as well as an entrance ticket from each tourist spot. It will be even more saving if you can travel with your family, colleagues, and friends because the rented transportation can be filled with approximately 6 passengers and 1 driver. Holidays with relatives will be more efficient and enjoyable.