Prambanan Temple is locally known as the Roro Jonggrang Temple, or the Temple of the “Slender Virgin”, it is the biggest and most beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia. The temple complex of Prambanan lies among green fields and villages. It has eight shrines, of which the three main ones are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.Continue reading “Prambanan Temple”
Located 8 km from The Kharma Villas. One of the main tourist attractions in Yogyakarta is Malioboro Street as it is an icon and also the busiest business district in Yogyakarta. Malioboro Street is the centre of Yogyakarta and is famous as a shopping spot for local and tourist alike. The street is alive 24 hours a day and extends for 3 km from North to South. Walking along Malioboro Street is just like entering into a big craft market with everything you could bargain for, from small food stalls beside the road to giant fast food
chains, from exquisite batik boutiques and cheap souvenirs shops to supermarkets. The road is a historical site as well, with many of the buildings along the road were built during the Dutch era.
Merapi volcano is located on the border of Central Java and Yogyakarta and is a popular destination for trekking. There are two types of Merapi tours available, the first is trekking Merapi, a hike to the summit of the volcano. The second option is the Merapi Lava Tour, where you take a 4×4 and explore the region around the base of the volcano. Both tours enable you to enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the volcano that is in abundance and picturesque.
The palace court with its grand and elegant Javanese architecture lies in the center of the city. The palace stretches out from north to south. The front yard is called alun-alun Utara (the North Square), and the back yard is called Alun-alun Selatan (the South Square). The layout of the buildings shows that the Palace, the commemorative column and Mount Merapi lie in one line.Continue reading “The Keraton / Palace”