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About Yogyakarta

With a thriving population of about half a million residents, Yogyakarta is at once one of the largest cities in Java, and also the most popular tourist destination. If you are looking to check out some Javanese art, you have now come to the right place. Whether its traditional architecture and painting, or dance and shadow-puppet performances, this city is the leading cultural haven for a variety of traditional means of expression. Though there is truly an overabundance of beautiful ornate temples, a few most noteworthy specific ones to check out are Borobudur and Prambanan Buddhist temple complexes. The truly one-of-a-kind architecture of the stupas found at these locations is some of the most unique architectural creations ever constructed, and gives off a sort of haunting mystical aura thanks to their stunning appearance. The list of attractions goes on and here, with several UNESCO World Heritage Site and plenty of stunning natural attractions to go along with the man made ones. For a unique look at a culture that seems alien under the gaze of western-centric perspectives, Yogyakarta is a veritable showcase of mysterious beauty.

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Comprising the remains of some 244 temples, World Heritage–listed Prambanan is Indonesia's largest Hindu site and one of Southeast Asia's major attractions. The highlight of the site is the central compound, where eight main and eight minor temples are assembled on a raised platform – an architectural crescendo of carved masonry and staircases, the high note of which is Candi Shiva Mahadeva. Prambanan sits within a large park dotted with lesser temples – a day is needed to do the site justice.
Borobudur Temple
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Borobudur Temple is a famous Buddhist temple located in central Java dating from the 8th and 9th centuries. The Borobudur means "the stupa on the hill." The temple can be divided into three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. The monument was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s. There is a museum on the north side of the Great Stupa that elaborates more on the background of the temple.
Taman Sari Water Castle
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Historical Architecture
Jl. Taman, Yogyakarta 55133, Indonesia
Museum Kereta Keraton
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Jalan Rotowijayan, Kadipaten, Kraton, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55132, Indonesia

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Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the real version of the ancient temple escape hotel, ready to run! !
Speaking of the hotel, the brand of Hyatt is not unfamiliar to everyone. This time in Yogyakarta, we still choose such a chain brand in the hotel selection.
Yogyakarta's Hyatt opened in 1997 and was refurbished in 12 years. The hotel has a large footprint, offering saunas, swimming pools, massages and even tennis and golf.
When I first saw this hotel, I felt like I had met before. Because I was already at night when I was staying, I didnt see the details. I found out the next morning and the overall shape and floor of the hotel. The hot old temple escapes the same. I don't know who is "plagiarizing". Anyway, there is a feeling that I seem to live in the game, and I will start running in the next second.
For this hotel, I personally recommend the room on the executive floor, with afternoon tea and breakfast, and the room price is around RMB 700, which is quite cost-effective.
The hotel is about 7 kilometers to the city. It is about 12 kilometers to the airport. The location is in the middle of the two locations. You can ask the hotel to help you by car in advance.
The hotel is very large, especially the swimming pool is large and small, there are 3, and there are slides on the pool. It can be said that it is a playful paradise for children. There are other activities, such as fishing and horse-drawn carriages.
Need to pay attention:
hotel can be regarded as being in the suburbs, so it is not convenient to eat and drink. Personally, it is best to choose a room with breakfast. If you stay at the hotel in the evening, dinner may only be settled at the hotel. And it was not included at the beginning, and it was very uneconomical to add it later.
Whenever a good person leads the way, or introduces you to coffee, etc., don't pay attention!! Because these are all paid, be careful.
The hotel has a free car to the city or the airport, but at least one hour in advance to make an appointment, personally feel that it is convenient to take a taxi, after all, it takes only about 35 to 50 yuan to go to these two places.
Posted: 25 May 2019
Borobudur, the four great wonders of the ancient East, a sunrise that must be seen in life!!
: Saving a person's life to build a seven-level floating squad, the most famous in Yogyakarta, I think it may be this Borobudur. The "Buddha Temple at the Peak" in Indonesia and the Great Wall, Taj Mahal, and Angkor Wat are called the four great wonders of the ancient East. The earliest history of
Borobudur can be traced back to the 9th century. It was buried in volcanic ash for hundreds of years and was built by the ruling rulers of the time. Now, if you can at dawn, you can enjoy it at the Borobudur site. The beautiful sunrise is said to be the purest experience and the best blessings.
The most you can enjoy in Borobudur is the relief on the stone walls on both sides of the cloister, each of which is history and epic recorded by the stone. Lifelike and complex, you will be sighed by the fact that there are such art treasures in the 9th century.
slowly climb up and circle along the layers. Everyone who comes here tries to understand a little more here. There is a kind of beauty called incomplete beauty, where missing beauty is played. The rock that has been soaked in volcanic ash has a gray-black tone. Some people say that such "disability" and "regret" make this place so attractive.
Due to the terrain and the weather, the place where Borobudur is located is surrounded by fog and clouds all the year round, so it is very difficult to see the sunrise here, and more you need a lucky one to see. It has also been said that as long as you come here with three years of devout heart and faith, you will definitely see it. But most people have no chance to do so, so the sunrise of Borobudur was also recommended by CNN as a must-see for a lifetime.
If you have seen Angkor, Borobudur is not so magnificent, but quietly walks here, as if the Buddhas past glory is in front of you, the Qur'an is ringing in the ear, the ordinary you and me, small as small A fine sand, the world is impermanent.
It is recommended that the purchase price of Plananan and Borobudur directly is about US32, which is quite uneconomical if you buy it separately.
About taking pictures:
Most of the scenes here have been corroded for a long time. Although they can sit or touch, they still need to be careful. Sunrise is very difficult to see. If you can't see the sunrise, then watch the sunset.
Just a little, remember to bring a camera, sunrise and sunset is the most beautiful, but not very friendly to the phone.
Posted: 19 May 2019
Checking the cultural heritage of Yogyakarta
(1) Borobudur: The king of the Charlene dynasty, a country that believes in Buddhism in Central Java, began construction in 782 AD. The entire project lasted for 50 years and used more than 50,000 cubic meters. The volcanic rock of the meter. It is a giant stupa, the tower base is square, and the top of the tower is a big tower. From the perspective of mass, the big tower at the top of the tower is enough to kill the stupas in other places, and the tower is only It's just the top of another huge stupa. The Borobudur tower base and the top of the tower are divided into eight platforms. The lower five platforms are square like the tower base. The top three platforms are round, and each floor has a small stupa. There are a total of 72 stupas, and each stupa is also enshrined with a statue of Buddha. In addition to the 72 Buddha statues on the circular platform, there are 432 shrines on the square platform below the Borobudur. Each shrine has a statue of Buddha. There are 504 statues in the entire building of Borobudur. Some scholars believe that this It is a metaphor for the 504 reincarnations that the Buddha has experienced. The 504 statues of Borobudur have five different gestures (prints) representing five orientations. According to the Tantric view, the three parts of Borobudur from bottom to top symbolize the three circles in Buddhism: the desire, the color and the colorless world, which symbolizes that anyone who can overcome the Three Realms through cultivation can eventually reach Nirvana. .
Transit to and from Yogyakarta: Take bus No. 3A (Fare 3600RP) at the bus stop on Malioboro Street in Yogyakarta, and change to bus No. 2B at RS Pku Muhammadiyah and Terminal Ngabean (transfer does not need to be re-purchased) Ticket), get off at the terminal Terminal Jombor. There are many bus trips to the Borobudur at the Terminal Jombor (price 20,000 RP, 1.25 hours). The Borobudur Central Station is located on the north side of Borobudur Village, and the latest train departure time from the station to Yogyakarta is 16
Posted: 18 May 2019
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