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Royal Sites

1. Kraton Yogyakarta

March 13, 1755 (KemisPon, 29 Jumadilawal 1680 TJ) is a historic date for the Yogyakarta Sultanate. It is on this date that the proclamation or Hadeging Nagari NgayogyakartaHadiningrat is proclaimed. Furthermore, Sultan HamengkuBuono I started the construction of the Yogyakarta Palace on October 9, 1755. Sri Sultan HamengkuBuono I and his family and followers entered the Yogyakarta Palace on October 7, 1756 (KemisPahing, 13 Sura 1682 TJ). In the dating system of the Javanese Year (TJ), this event is marked by memet: Dwi Naga Rasa Tunggal and Dwi Naga Rasa Wani. On June 20, 1812, when the British managed to attack and entered the palace, Sultan HamengkuBuono II was forced to abdicate. His successor, Sri Sultan HamengkuBuono III was forced to surrender some of his territories to be given to Prince Notokusumo (son of HamengkuBuono I) who was appointed by the British as Adipati or the Duke of PakuAlam I. The territory of the Sultanate powers which was given to PakuAlam I covered a small part within the State Capital and partly large in Adikarto area (southern part of Kulonprogo). This area is autonomous and can be inherited to the descendants of Prince Notokusumo. Therefore, since March 17, 1813, Duke of PakuAlam I declared the establishment of KadipatenPakualaman.

The next major change came afterthe Republic of Indonesia became independent on August 17, 1945. King of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan HamengkuBuono IX immediately congratulated on the establishment of the new republic to the proclaimers of independence. The support for the republic was full when Sri Sultan HamengkuBuono IX and Sri Paduka PakuAlam VIII issued a mandate on September 5, 1945, stating that its royal territory is part of the Republic of Indonesia. The first President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Sukarno, stipulates that Sultan HamengkuBuono and Adipati of PakuAlam are the sole duals who holds power over the Special Territory of Yogyakarta (DIY). The status of the privilege is getting stronger after the passing of Law number 13 of 2012 on Privileged DIY. Thus, it is expected that all forms of cultural heritage in the Yogyakarta Sultanate and Kadipaten of Pakualaman can be maintained and maintained its sustainability. (Source: www.kratonjogja.id)


2. Istana Air Taman Sari Yogyakarta    

Located on Jalan Komplek Taman Sari, Kraton, Patehan Yogyakarta. This place used to be a place of recreation for the royal family. In addition, this place is also a fortress that has stood since ancient times. At first Taman Sari Water Castle was built by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buono I in the year 1758 - 1765. Taman Sari Water Palace has a land area that initially only amounted to 10 hectares with 57 buildings in it. This place consists of Water Castle which became the bathing place of Princess King and Empress in ancient times. There are several complexes in it, such as bathing pools, artificial lakes, artificial islands, suspension bridges, parks, underground passages, water canals, mosques and several other buildings specially designed with some of the world's architectures. A small water-made lake that looks like a large pond is one of the Queen's bathing places in ancient times. The bed was deliberately designed specifically and should not be arbitrary people go into it. This destination has now been defined as a cultural heritage in the city of Yogyakarta. (Source: http://blog.reservasi.com/menjelajah-indahnya-istana-air-taman-sari-yogyakarta/).


History Sites

1. Candi Borobudur

The Borobudur sanctuary is a vast Mahayana Buddhist monument in the form of a pyramid-shaped mandala. It was built in the heart of Java around 800 AD by the Sailendra dynasty and abandoned shortly after the completion. Borobudur covers an area of almost one and a half hectares, with a central dome almost 35 meters above sea base. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terrace, three circular platforms of 72 openwork stupas, and at the top is a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with 1,400 bas-reliefs and 432 statues of Buddha. Rediscovered in 1814, the site was cleared of rubble and vegetation, but since then was battered by earthquakes, the elements and the encroaching jungle. Borobudur located in Magelang, Central Java, approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

UNESCO launched an international campaign for its restoration in 1972. Completed in 1983, the project, in which 27 countries took part, was the most important of its kind since the Nubian monument campaign. Borobudur was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1991, Ref. 592. On June 27th 2012, Guiness World Records officially declared the magnificent Borobudur Temple in Central Java as “The Single Largest Buddhist Temple in the world”, recorded in Guiness World Record with claim No. 396198. (Source: www.bumn.go.id/borobudur/berita/0-)


2. Candi Prambanan

Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple of ancient Java, and the construction of this royal temple was probably started by Rakai Pikatan as the Hindu Sanjayas answer to the Buddhist Sailendra's Borobudur and Sewu temples nearby. Built in the 9th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them. The temple compound located approximately 18 km east of Yogyakarta city on the boundary between Yogyakarta and Central Java province, Indonesia.

It is characterised by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the towering 47m high central building inside a large complex of individual temples. Prambanan Temple Complex is the largest Shiva temple complex in Java consisting of 240 temples and was completed around 900 A.D. The temple was abandoned, crumbled down and collapsed in about 1600 AD. The reconstruction of Prambanan Temple started in 1918 and the main Shiva Temple was completed in 1953. In 1991, Prambanan Temple was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List. Ref. 642. (Source: www.bumn.go.id/borobudur/berita/0-PRAMBANAN)


3. Ratu Boko Palace

The history of Ratu Boko, begin with Prambanan are a large number of inscription dating from the second half of the eight century to the middle of ninth century have been found on Ratu Boko hill and at the Kalasan, LoroJonggrang, Sewu, Plaosan and other candi.Ratu Boko is an archaeological site in the form of royal palace of Old Mataram Kingdom from 8th century According to the history of Old Mataram Kingdom, Ratu Boko palace was used by the Sailendra Dinasty (Rakai Panangkaran) long before the time of King Samaratungga (the establishment of Borobudur Temple) and the Rakai Pikatan (the establishment of Prambanan Temple). In particular, the Sanskrit inscription dated in 856 AD is important. According to the ancient inscription that was made by Rakai Panangkaran in 746 -784 AD, at the beginning the building around Ratu Boko heritage site is called Abhay-agiri Wihara. Abhaya means no danger or peace. Abhayagiri means the Buddhist monks dormitory (vihara) that is located at the peaceful area on top of the hill. In the next period between 856 - 863 AD. Abhayagiri Wihara changed its name became Walaing Kraton that is proclaimed by Vasal Rakai named Rakai Walaing Pu Kumbay-oni. Mantyasih inscription, which was built in 898 - 908 AD by Rakai Watukara Dyah Balitung, still mentioned Walaing as the pedigree of Punta Tarka who made Mantyasih inscription.The name of Ratu Boko comes from local people folk. Ratu Boko (in Javanese language means the king heron) was the father of Loro Jonggrang, which became the name of the main temple at Prambanan temple complex.

From them it can be summarized that the Buddhist Shailendra dynasty and the Hindu Mataram often cooperated with one another but that in the middle of the ninth century the later defeated the former. The main site is on 6 small plateau. The trek is best done at dawn or in the late afternoon when the views from the plateau is ridge are most beautiful. Ratu Boko was probably a fortified palace built by the Buddhist Sailendras and later taken over by Hindu Mataram. Little remains apart from a huge, sparsely ornamented gateway and a series of foundations and bathing places, but the atmosphere is enchanting. A few hundred meters to the south on another small plateau (linked with the first, but difficult to find) is a large stone platform with decorated waterspouts and staircases surrounded by an empty moat; a little below the platform, through kala-head gateways, is a group of tranquil green pools, one of which is still used by the villagers. (Source:https://www.gudeg.net/direktori/1846/kebun-buah-mangunan-yogyakarta.html)


4. Monumen Jogja Kembali

The establishment of the monument of Jogja Kembali was leveled by Colonel Sugiarto as the Mayor of Yogyakarta in the Yogya Return Commemoration held by the Second Level Regional Government on 29 June 1983. The name Yogya Kembali was chosen as the target of the Dutch occupation troops from the capital of Yogyakarta dated June 29, 1949. This is a sign of the beginning of the free Indonesia of the real from the Dutch government power. Monument of Jogja Kembali The construction of a three-story cone-shaped monument was completed within four years and it was inaugurated on July 6, 1989, by then President Soeharto. A monument as high as approximately 31.8 m is located in Dusun Jongkang, Sariharjo Village, District Ngaglik, Sleman Regency. Its cone shape symbolizes the shape of a mountain that symbolizes fertility in addition to having a meaning to preserve the culture of pre-history ancestors. The location of Yogya Kembali Monument also has a reason for Yogya culture, which is located on the imaginary axis or axis connecting Mount Merapi, Tugu, Kraton, Panggung Krapyak and Parang Tritis beach. This imaginary axis is often called the Makrokosmos Poros or the Great Axis of Life. Your own imaginary point can be seen on the 3rd floor where the flagpole stands. (Source: monjali-jogja.com)


Nature Wonder Sites

1. Mudal River Park

Mudal River Park is a natural tourist attraction found in Kulon Progo Regency. This place is a bathing pool whose water always looks clear and colored Tosca, named after Mudal River Park because the water here comes from Mudal origins. The view of this location is also made like a park, where people gather to have fun while enjoying its natural charm. The idea of ​​this recreation development started from the initiative of local residents, which started from the clean-up movement of springs and river flow that has been done since 2011 by Banyuganti community. With the potential of tourism in the form of waterfalls, bathing and swimming pools, flora and fauna, rapids, as well as views of the Menoreh mountains are alluring.

Mudal River Park is also used as a source of consumption of clean water and irrigation for the rice fields of the surrounding communities. Approximately 95 meters from the location of the spring there is KembangSoka Waterfall and Kedung Pedut Waterfall. The bathing pool is divided into various depths for children, and adults. The management official of these attractions also provides public facilities such as bathrooms, dressing rooms, musholla, and food stalls and gazebos. The development of outdoor activities such as camping areas, flying fox, and river tubing was also added. (Source: bonvoyagejogja.com/taman-sungai-mudal-kulon-progo-jogja/)


2. Breccia (Breksi) Cliff    

Tourism area located in Sambirejo Village Prambanan Sleman was inaugurated on May 23, 2015. This area offers photo spots in the hills of ancient sediment volcanic rock of Mount Ancient Nglanggeran. The establishment of this area can be categorized by accident, because the local villagers initially exploited ancient volcanic rocks for crafts. After being examined by geologists, the pile of breccias is included in the category of ancient stones that are thousands of years old. The remaining giant stones have a distinctive color, most of which are dark in color with the size of the stretch that extends and rises. Local sculptors also carve it with a variety of classic drawings such as wayang and various other carvings.

Climbing breccia rocks become a drag because the available staircases have been neatly arranged, the remaining stone mining is formed into a neat path. Climb up to the top of the rock hill, then the scenery and the surrounding villages and surroundings Idjo Temple and Boko Temple is so mesmerizing. This tourist area is often visited when the morning to watch the sunrise and when late afternoon to watch the sunset. While other alternatives of Breksi geo-tourism this is when the middle and night when the sun is hot, volcanic rocks increasingly concentrated color. (Sumber: http://www.pikiran-rakyat.com/hidup-gaya/2017/12/23/menikmati-sunrise-dan-sunset-di-tebing-breksi-yogyakarta-416497)


3. Mangunan Fruit Garden

Fruit Garden that located in Mangunan is built by Bantul Regency Government in 2003 on a land about 23,3415 ha in the height of 150 – 200 mdpl. In the height points of the sites, this area is surrounding by a very cool air and also the breath-taking view from thousand mountains. Tourist can enjoy the very beautiful view from Mangunan Fruit Garden that is Parangtritis Beach at the south, Bantul City View at the west, and also the serene scenery of Oya River. There is a lot of monkey population in this destination.

Tourists can observe various if fruits that arranged with very systematic in the condition of the cliff slope. The fruits are dorian, manggo, rambutans, little red guava, orange, sawo, duku, sand manggosteen. There is also matoa, kelengkeng, guava, cempedak and star fruit. (Source: https://www.gudeg.net/direktori/1846/kebun-buah-mangunan-yogyakarta.html)


4. Pine Forest

Location Forest Pus MangunanDlingo, Bantul is indeed adjacent to tourist attractions such as Mangunan plantation to the dining area of ​​the kings of the Sultanate of Mataram Yogyakarta. Before becoming one of the tourist destinations, the forest in the Mangunan area is a barren land that is then reforested. Not only pine, other types of trees such as mahogany, acacia, candlenut and eucalyptus are also grown on an area of ​​approximately 500 hectares of this. Now the Mangunan area, especially the part planted with pine trees not only serves as a protected forest but also managed as one tourist destination. Various tourist facilities such as substation view, stage performances that blend with nature, public bathrooms, musholla and simple stalls have been built in this tourist area. There is also a spring Curve which is trusted by the surrounding community as the location hermitage Sultan Agung Hanyakrakusuma. To find the site of the spring which was then built by the Dutch government in 1925 to 1930 there are several roads that can be taken, can be trekking from the parking lot through the forest that meet tightly outbound WatuAbang or a further circular road but can be reached by bicycle or motorcycle.



1. Museum Affandi

The museum is located beside the river Gajah Wong, Jalan LaksdaAdisucipto which connects Yogyakarta and Solo. Affandi Museum is a gallery that accommodate various works of art from the maestro painting Indonesia Affandi. In addition to a variety of paintings, here also there are other works of art from some artist friends of the late Affandi.

Affandi's painting museum that is displayed here is about 300 pieces, from small paintings to large paintings. In this museum there are three galleries, the first gallery visitors will be greeted with a classic car (Col Gallant) green and onthel bikes are on display in this room, as well as some paintings presented classic nuance was deliberately presented into this museum to add an artistic impression. Then enter the second gallery visitors will be invited to see various kinds of paintings from other famous artists in Indonesia. In the third gallery, there are several paintings by Maryati and Rubiyem Second Wife Affandi, besides the very prominent thing from this gallery is there is a video show that tells when Affandi was painting on the Parangtritis beach (Source: https://catperku.com/rekam-jejak-sang-maestro-di-museum-affandi/)


2. Museum Ullen Sentalu

Ullen Sentalu Museum is located in Kaliurang, Sleman, Yogyakarta. This museum has a thick architecture of Javanese society philosophy. One of them with the location of buildings that are in the imaginary line, which connects between Mount Merapi, Sultan's Palace and the southern sea. UllenSentalu Museum is divided into several rooms, the first space art and gamelan, it is said that a sultan must be able to create works of art. Sultan of Sultan HamengkuBuwono 9th Sultanate has created nine dances. One of them is a frightening dance, a dance that tells the story of a battle of two different princesses who reproduce a princess. And there is also the next room which is a showroom collection of paintings of great figures in the Mataram Dynasty.

Ullen Sentalu Museum there is a room that displays various collections of batik, so that visitors can see clearly the difference between the character of batik Yogyakarta and Solo batik.


3. Museum Vredeburg

Monument JogjaKembali is located at North Ring Road, Sariharjo Village, Ngaglik Subdistrict, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta. This mountain-shaped monument and museum is a historical museum of the struggle for independence of the Republic of Indonesia. Monjali consists of 3 floors and is equipped with a library and multipurpose room. At the entrance there are 422 names of fallen heroes. In this museum neatly arranged replicas, photographs, documents, various types of weapons, to the replica of public kitchen in the atmosphere of war of independence 1945-1949. This building then became a place to devote the history of Indonesia in the form of dioramas containing the story of the heroes struggle.


4. Museum Sonobudoyo

Sonobudoyo Museum is located on Jl. Trikora No. 6 Yogyakarta, opposite the North Square NgayogyakartaHadiningrat Palace. The founder of this museum is the Java institute, a foundation that is engaged in the culture of Java, Madura, Bali, and Lombok which was founded in Surakarta in 1919 with the main task of helping the activities of preservation and development of local culture. Sonobudoyo Museum has the largest collection of approximately 43,263 pieces. The collection is a variety of objects artifacts ranging from batik, kris, classical era sculpture, ceramics, traditional weapons pottery, ancient ceramics, and much more. The origin of the collection is a grant from the Java Institute, an association of Javanese artists and artists, Bali, Nusa Tenggara whose members consist of Indonesians and foreigners.


5. De Mata Trick Eye 3D Museum

De Mata Museum is one of Indonesia's unique tourist destinations located in Yogyakarta. The three-dimensional drawings mostly made by Peter Kusuma are 3D, 4D, and Mirror Illusion travel vehicles. Visitors can express as much as possible to interact with 3D and 4D objects totaling more than 200 objects. The museum is also equipped with Augmented Reality technology that can be downloaded from a smartphone. Replacement periodic images every three months done so that visitors are not bored. We also provide Photo Studio Area where visitors can take pictures with traditional costume of Netherlands, China, Java, Japan, Korea, and Egypt.


6. Museum Batik Yogyakarta

Batik Museum is located on Jl. Dr. Sutomo No. 13 A Yogyakarta and established on 12 May 1977 on the initiative of the HadiNugroho family. Collection of Batik in the Museum is very complete. Various types of batik from various regions in Indonesia are here, ranging from Batik Yogyakarta, Indramayu, to other Batik Indonesia craftsmen areas. The collection includes a long cloth, sarong and so on which until now has reached the number of 400 pieces of cloth plus some batik equipment. His oldest collection is batik works of the 1700s. Apart from his batik collection, Batik Museum also keeps various hand embroidered collections. Hand embroidered collections are very diverse even the museum was awarded from MURI for the largest Sulaman work, the batik cloth measuring 90 x 400 cm and a year later this museum was awarded the award charter from the same institution as the initiator of the establishment of the first embroidery museum in Indonesia. Currently the Museum Batik is managed by Mrs. DewiSukaningsih or more familiarly called with Oma Dewi. Oma Dewi is also a handmade hand embroidery maker that is very beautiful because it looks real with the original photo. However, although the museum has art and cultural assets that are even recognized by the world, the role of government management is lacking. This makes the Museum is still less developed and known by the public.


7. Museum Wayang Kekayon

Kekayon Puppet Museum was founded by the late Prof. DR. dr. KPH. SoejonoPrawirohadikusumo (UGM professor and psychiatrist) and inaugurated by KGPAA PakuAlam VIII in 1991. The museum collects various types of puppets in Indonesia. Apart from being a cultural arts destination, the museum also has educational functions, research rides, and recreation. Wayang is the noble wealth of Indonesian culture that we should be proud of. It is proven by UNESCO's recognition of wayang as the legacy of world heritage. Various kinds of collections of puppets that are hundreds of years old, such as WayangGolekThengul, Wayang Madura, Bali and Lombok. Up to modern wayang like WayangPerjuangan / Suluh and WayangRepublik are now often performed. Various collections of masks, various Wayang Wong fashion, WayangSuluh, Wayang Wong Statue the actual size. There are also some smaller museum buildings such as the main building with Java architecture complete with kuncung, pendapa, longkang, peringgitan, ndalem with sareantengah. Another attraction is the collection of puppet astrology. That is, visitors can match their zodiac character with characters of wayang characters.


8. Museum Gunung Merapi

Mount Merapi Museum was built in 2005 with the cooperation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Government of Yogyakarta Province and the Government of Sleman Regency. Merapi Volcano Museum (MGM) was inaugurated on October 1, 2009. The museum is built on a land area of ​​3.5 hectares with the main building museum of 4,470 square meters is expected to be a new geo-tourist assets in the province of Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY). Merapi volcano museum is equipped with rooms that take the theme of Volcano World, On The Volcano Volcano Trail, Man and Volcano, Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster, Land Movement Disaster, Diorama, Survey Equipment, Extra-terrestrial Volcano, Film Show, and other supporting facilities . This museum is made to tell the volcano, especially Merapi. You can observe various types of volcanoes and eruptions in the world through museum panels. Besides the artifacts from the eruption of Merapi in 2006 in the form of motorcycle carcasses, household appliances, and eruption photos of 2010 you can see complete the eruption of various volcanoes in Chile, Italy, Hawaii, USA, and so forth.

From this main room tourists can continue the journey to the world zone of volcanoes. In this zone there is documentation and props about the phenomenon kegunungapian that exist throughout the world. In each view there is a board of information in two languages ​​making it easier for travelers to understand even though not accompanied by a guide. Merapi Zone, observation post of Mount Merapi from Dutch era to modern era, and special Mount Merapi which contains about the ins and outs of Merapi. In this zone tourists can see the growth phenomenon of the dome of Mount Merapi, the myths surrounding the mountain still much more. On the 2nd floor there are tsunami props and photos of eruptions. Tourists can watch Merapi eruption documentation from 1930 until 2010. Not only that, in the zone also shown how to save themselves from the threat of volcanoes that erupted. Therefore, it seems quite natural and not excessive if MGM serve as a vehicle for mitigation education to reduce the number of casualties. On the second floor there is also a mini theater with a capacity of 100 people who aired a 20-minute documentary "Under the Sky Merapi".



1. Sindu Kusuma Edupark

Sindu Kusuma Edupark (SKE) is a family recreation vehicle that was inaugurated on December 20, 2014. Located on an area of 7 hectares and is a business unit of Kusuma Agrowisata based in Kota Wisata Batu East Java. The main icon of SKE is the Ferris Wheel with a height of 48 meters and a cabin numbering 28 that can accommodate 4 adults in each cabin. There are also other rides available, that is Montor Tumbur, Panggon Lunjak, Mabur Chairs, Sepur Kluthuk, Bicycle Mabur, Komidi Puter, Roti Puter and many others at very affordable prices in every rides. (Source: www.kusuma-edupark.com)


2. Jogja Bay Pirates Adventure Waterpark

Jogja Bay Waterpark (JBW) is one of the largest waterparks in Southeast Asia located in the second largest tourist city in Indonesia that is Yogyakarta. Lately, it has become one of the destinations of tourist destinations in Yogyakarta. The uniqueness of Jogja Bay Waterpark is there is a storytelling between Jogja Tradition with European pirates poured through On-site Live Show, Character, Water rides and Merchandise. Jogja Bay Waterpark becomes an old pirate village nuanced Tropical Lust filled with greenery and thematic old pirates. In addition to Jogja bay, there are also 9 exciting rides that can be played, this is some of the most challenging rides. . (Source: www.jogjabay.com)


3. Kids Fun Yogyakarta

Kids Fun Park located on Jl. Wonosari KM 10, Sitimulyo, Piyungan, provides various games that are divided into three categories: Kids, Family, and Thrill, with 26 rides including Aquasplash and GoKart rides. The playground is also complete with 5 cafés as a place to find food at an affordable price inside the park, such as Carribean Café, Viva Italia Café, and Camelot Café etc. (Source: kidsfun.co.id)

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