Yogyakarta, most commonly referred to as Jogja or Yogya, is known as Indonesia’s cultural capital, and also home to a lot of art and traditions that are still present in today’s culture.
How to get there…?? This trip I travel with my friend. We are both base in Singapore. From Singapore to Yogjakarta is only 2 hours and 10 minutes (direct flight). And if you are coming from the Philippines, Manila to Yogjakarta approximate travel time is 3 hours and 30 minutes (direct flight).
Yogyakarta airport is well served by domestic flights from Jakarta, Bali, other major domestic destinations and internationally from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
On our first day, we booked a private lift to Mt Merapi for only Rp 500,000 (38 USD) in 2 way trip (from hotel and return to hotel).
Selo is the last village on our way to Mt Merapi. In the village we booked a 4 x 4 off road jeep for a Lava Tour and we pay Rp 400,000 (30 USD). The tour will take up-to 1.5 to 2 hours trip.
Cool Ride, 4 x 4 Jeep
The Active Volcano -Mount Merapi
Literally “Mountain of Fire”, Mount Merapi is the most active volcano in all Indonesia and it has erupted 68 times since 1548. Our driver and at the same time our guide show us one village with some remains after the eruption.
Remains after the Eruption
On our 2nd day we are Stoked to chase the sunrise in Borobudur Temple the most visited attraction in Indonesia.
Borobudur is a Buddhist stupa and temple complex in Central Java, Indonesia dating from the 8th century, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of world’s truly great ancient monuments, the single largest Buddhist structure anywhere on earth, and few who visit fail to be taken by both the scale of place, and the remarkable attention to detail that went into the construction.
Fellow Travelers -from Strangers into Friends
And our last stop is Prambanan.
Prambanan is a collection of massive Hindu temples (candi) built by the Mataram Kingdom, rulers of central Java and defeaters of the Sailendra Dynasty.
Yogyakarta has inherited from a rich art culture, and a unique architecture.
Thank You Jogja its my great pleasure to see you for Real..!!!