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Yogyakarta not just offering borobudur temple but there are many tourism object to visit.


Mount Merapi
Mount Merapi is 2,920 m above sea level with an average temperature at noon and night is approximately 15-16 degrees. At present this resort is provided with an outstanding and modern golf course, which is settled on 800 meters of sea level. This golf course located only 30 minutes driving from the city of Yogyakarta. This golf course possesses 18 holes, par 72 courses, and opened to the public.

Prambanan Temple
Prambanan temple is located some 17 km from Yogyakarta. This Hindu temple was built by Sanjaya Dynasty in the 9th century. It consists of three courtyards. The main temple is located in the inner courtyard and surrounded by several small temples called "Perwara" temples. Some of these were contributed by local chieftains as a token of their acquiescence to the king.

Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace
The palace building founded by Sultan Hamengku Buwono I in 1775 is an impressive sight. The front yard is called Alun-alun Lor (North Square) and the back is called Alun-alun Kidul (South Square). The palace building and the Tugu (obelisk) were drawn in a sacred axis heading to Merapi volcano. In ancient times, the Sultan used to meditate along this axis before making an important decision.

Kotagede, about five kilometres southeast of Yogyakarta, is a neat little town, which was once the seat of the mighty Mataram Empire. In this old placed town with its walled-in houses, the graves of the first rulers of Mataram can still be found. Since the 1930s, however, Kotagede has become famous for being the centre of the Yogya silverwork industry. Kotagede is easily reached by dokars (the four-wheeled horse drawn cart in Yogyakarta), taxis, buses, or cars.

There are a number of workshops where visitors are welcomed to watch silver being transformed into beautiful works of art known as "Yogya Silver".



Ngasem Bird Market
Ornithologists may find a variety of tropical birds available for sale and the interesting bird cages displayed on the wayside near the market is a fascinating sight. Business is from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Parangtritis Beach
Parangtritis is a beach lying 27 kilometers south of Yogyakarta on the Indian Ocean. According to the Javanese mythology, the Goddess of the South Sea, Nyi Roro Kidul or Queen Kidul, was married to Panembahan Senopati who founded the Mataram Kingdom. Since that time, every year the Sultan of Yogyakarta make special offerings to her in a beachside ceremony called Labuhan.

The Affandi Museum
On the main road between the airport and the city stands the Affandi (1907 - 1990) Museum in a lush garden next to his peculiar stilted private home. He was Indonesia's foremost impressionist painter who built a private museum for his own paintings and of those of his daughter Kartika. Affandi's grave (died in May 1990) lies in the backyard of the museum.


prambanan temple

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