Best Sights to Visit In Yogyakarta

If Jakarta was known as the industrial and financial powerhouse in Java, then Yogyakarta is the soul. Yogyakarta is the center of the intellectual and artistic heritage and this is a place where the Javanese language comes to the purest along with its traditions in the most visible site. So, when you travel to Yogyakarta Indonesia, then here the best sights to visit.

Afandi Museum

One of the most well-known artists named Affandi and work at the unique house studio in the riverside is the must-visit destination for self-respecting art fans. He also has the abstract painting collection and expressionist style that show you with the distinctive curved style that reminds you of Van Gogh. The artistic touch of Affandi expanded to the prayer room known as “mushola” that placed in the converted horse carriage.

Taman Sari

Taman Sari

This destination was placed in the southwest of Kraton – this site was served as the beautiful pleasure of places, there is a pool and the waterways for Sultan along with his troupe as well. It was said that Sultan had the architect came from Portuguese in order to keep the hidden pleasure in this place. It was built around 1758 and 1765 and this complex was destroyed first by Diponegoro war and the earthquake in 1856. Today, you might see the lies in ruins, however, the pools were reserved and you can see the colonial feeling.

Kraton (the Palace in Yogyakarta)

Kraton (the Palace in Yogyakarta)

The heart of cultural and political was the massive palace of Sultans in Yogyakarta – this is also known as Kraton. Effectively, this is the walled city and offers you with unique components as a house for around 25.000 people and around 1000 of its residents were employed by Sultan. Unfortunately, the treasure was poorly displayed, so you do not have much information about the context. Structurally, this is one of the best architectures in Java palaces. This palace holds the series of luxury halls along with beautiful pavilions.

Pagelaran Pavilion in Yogyakarta

Because of the division inside the royal family, actually, there were two separate parts in the Kraton. This entrance will allow the visitor to see the smaller area that contains some open-air pavilions and halls that contain royal family photos, horse carriages, and dioramas. The main attraction is the Siti Hinggil – is an area that used as the coronation of a sultan and it was used for the inauguration of first Indonesia, President Soekarno.

Beringharjo Market

Beringharjo Market

This is the main market in Yogyakarta and placed at the north of Kraton – this is a great and lively place. The front area has a wide selection of batik. The the most interesting part was going deeper inside which been flooded with the food stalls and a wide range of vegetables and fruits. This is a traditional market that also offers you with so many spices in the rear part of the ground floor. You can see the lively atmosphere here and taste local foods. Bringharjo market is in the same location with Malioboro as the center of souvenirs and main street in Yogyakarta.

Best Tourist Attraction in Bali To Visit

There will never be enough list for best tourist attraction in Bali. This island is the heaven for tourist since various attractions are always ready to welcome guests. If you are in Bali there are several tourist attractions worth to visit. Divided into two types, these are some tourism spots well-known as the best tourist attraction.

Natural tourism

Nature never fails to offer you the freshness and beauty in it. Luckily, Bali is rich in nature. Many natural attractions in Bali are still untouched, preserved, and pure. Go visit these places to refresh your mind.

1. Beaches: Sanur beach, Jimbaran beach Dream beach, Legian beach, Kuta beach, Tanjung Benoa beach, Pandawa beach, Atuh beach, Dreamland beach, Padang-padang beach, Tegal Wangi beach, Sanur beach, Yeh Leh beach, Lovina beach, Medewi beach, Melasti beach, Suluban beach and Tembeling beach.

Sanur beach

2. Mountains and hills: Agung mountain, Kawi Tampaksiring mountain, Kawi Sebatu mountain, Mende hill, Mount Batur, and Abang mountain.

Agung mountain

3. Lakes: Tamblingan and Buyan the twin lakes, Batur lake, and Bratan lake.

Tamblingan

4. Waterfalls: Nungnung waterfall, Tegenungan waterfall, Balhmantung waterfall, Sekumpul waterfall, Gitgit waterfall, Banyumala waterfall, Jembong waterfall, Kroya waterfall, Campuhan waterfall, Munduk waterfall, Tukad Cepung waterfall, Peguyangan waterfall, and Sambangan waterfall.

Nungnung waterfall

5. Valleys and canyon: Sukawati canyon and Tubing canyon.

Sukawati canyon

6. Hot springs: Banyuwedang hot spring, Banjar hot spring, Belulang hot spring, Batukaru hot spring, Angseri hot spring, and Espa Jacuzzi hot spring.

Banjar hot spring

 

7. Parks and forests: Kebun Raya Eka Karya, Mangrove Park, West Bali National Park and Ubud Monkey forest

Ubud Monkey forest

8. Caves: Lawah cave and Gajah cave.

Gajah Cave

9. Islands: Nusa Penida island, Nusa Lembongan island, Nusa Ceningan island, and Serangan island.

 Nusa Penida island

Some of the attractions above are still newly opened. You may find few facilitations there, so prepare well before going. Views in that attraction are one and only. Therefore, bring your best camera to capture the precious moments and views. If you find other new natural attraction worth to visit, do not hesitate to share with us.

Cultural tourism

Go to cultural tourism if you want to learn during traveling. Bali is not only rich in nature but also in culture. It is reflected on the enchantingly craved temples. Tourists could learn some historical and religious values while visiting some spots below.

1. Temples and Pura: Pura Bratan, Pura Besakih, Pura Pulaki, Pura Tirta Empul, Pura Uluwatu, Dalem Sakenan, Pura Taman Ayun, Pura Tanah lot and Tebing Tenallinggah temple, Kalibukbuk temple, Gunung Kawi temple.

Pura Bratan

2. Museums: Gilimanuk museum, Sidik Jari museum, Bali Museum, Lemayur museum, Antonio Blanco museum, and Agung Rau museum of art.

Bali Museum

3. Art markets: Guwang market, Badung market, Sukawati market

Sukawati market

4. Tourism villages: Kumbasari, Jatiluwih, Tulamben, Pengli[uran, Tenganan, Truyan, Kertalangu, Sangeh

Jatiluwih

5. Historical buildings: Gedong Kirtya, Tirta Gangga, Klungkung Palace, Jayaprana cemetery, Bajra Sandhi monument, Prasasti Blanjong, Taman Sukasada, and Garuda Wisnu Kencana Monument.

Tirta Gangga

Those are some of the best tourist attraction in Bali. Make sure to include most of them in your traveling list. It is guaranteed that the view, vibe, and vicinity will be one of your best memories in life.