Now that i was done with Climbing Mount Everest Base Camp, next adventure was waiting for me in Javanese city of Indonesia. Officially it is known as Yogyakarta but locals call it “Jogja” . Now, i am not going to bore you with how many people live there or its exact longitude or latitude.  So, let me just give it to you straight what you came for.

 

1. Catch the sunrise in Borobudur Temple

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When was the last time you’ve seen the sunrise? 🌅 This was the second sunrise after Kala Patthar that I was excited about in a month! And clearly it didn’t disappoint 😍

 

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When was the last time you visited a temple? This is Borobudur temple old but gold in Jogja, Indonesia.

I read that this upper level signifies transcendence and attaining a level of spirituality that goes beyond physical form. At this level of enlightenment, Buddha resides within. And so, I leaned in and peered through the perforated stupas. Buddha was there!

 

2. Go to Black Beach

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From top of the world to the ocean! 3 months went quick in Nepal. Its been a long journey but I forgot all about it when I saw this fisherman showing off his skills!

 

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About to beach walk with black sand, nice breeze and lot of sun ☀️ 🌊

 

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You’d assume he had that banana rt? Nope, as soon as he was ready to have it, banana fell to the ground 😒poor thing and I didn’t had another one to give him! The local who is sitting at the back was lol. What did i learn? not to buy soggy banana & try to feed it to a horse! HA

I had never seen beach with black sands before this. So, it was weirdly interesting for me. And if you want to see it in action, feel free to watch the youtube video at the end of this post.  People parasailing above you, a fisherman fishing near you and a local lady selling snacks in the beach were great sight to witness as well.

 

3.  Hike up to active volcano aka Mount Merapi

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Have you climb the mountain full of active volcano 🌋 ? Now that I’ve accomplished trek to the world’s tallest mountain Mt Everest BC (scroll down for pictures) It’s time for another adventure! Climbing the active volcano in Yogyakarta, Indonesia 🇮🇩 It’s not only about the Bali Beach 🌊, Indonesia is starting to grow on me with its mountains and nature. Let me know in comments if you have climb/seen active volcano or climb any mountains or rather choose beach over mountains 👣

 

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Mt. Merapi active volcano 🌋 looking calm and collected! Pretty happy to be here and now, the tough journey begins to climb it!

 

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View from top of Mt Merapi !

Once in a life time experience this one. Mt. Merapi in Central Java is spewing molten lava in flows up to 100 meters long. Indonesia has still not raised the danger level to the maximum, and locals are still farming in the vicinity. One of the reasons people don’t want to leave is they know other people will steal their cattle. Scientists think Mt. Merapi will leak more lava, rather than explode, ‘Krakatoa style’. That’s good news for local as far as the danger element.

6 hours of hike but soul- cleansing silence and those breathtaking views helped.  Tip- Take a pair of gloves with you if you need to scramble or get on all fours!

 

4. City walks

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The famous JL. Malioboro street in the city center of Yogyakarta aka Jojga. You can find anything from souvenirs to shoes, bags, clothes and food! Gets crowded with people with selfie stick! 👣

 

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It’s Not 😒😅 

 

5. Royal Palace

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Usually I go climb mountains or be a beach bum. But look at me going cultural, checking out Indonesian Royal Palace here 👑 😅

Another palace Jogya boasts about is called “Water Palace” which is in walking distance from Royal Palace.

 

6.  Chill by the pool

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Luxury stay @grandroselahotel in Yogyakarta Pool and location 👌

 

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Sometimes you just have to say let it be, smile and believe that you will be alright. Time heals most things! Luxury stay @grandroselahotel 👌🏻

 

Other activities that might interest you could be Caving and tubing. I had previously participated in those activities in another country. So, I decided to chill by the pool for some rest and relaxation.

Note – Royal and Water Palace are within the city area and rest of the activities are 1-2 hours drive away.

Hope you have an amazing stay in Jogja.

Happy Travels

Top Things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

7 thoughts on “Top Things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • July 24, 2017 at 2:50 am
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    I have never visited Yogyakarta, Indonesia, but after reading your post and seeing all these beautiful photos I will have to add it to my bucket list! Thanks for this post!

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    • July 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm
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      You are welcome. Happy Travels 🙂

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  • July 24, 2017 at 3:00 am
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    These are lovely photos, I cant think of anyone who wouldn’t like to go there after seeing these pictures. Thanks for the list!

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  • July 24, 2017 at 5:29 am
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    wow!! you have beautiful pictures. I’m thinking about going to Jogja. So, this comes handy. Thanks!

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  • July 24, 2017 at 12:12 pm
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    Wow, I have never been in Indonesia. I love the sunset shot, it’s so beautiful. Thanks for the share!

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  • July 25, 2017 at 9:27 pm
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    Indonesia is my favorite country! You have to love nature and love adventure to appreciate Indonesia to the fullest. Mount Merapi looks awesome. As we had little time left after three month in Indonesia we didnt have time for that one. But we did climb the Rinjani and hiked to and around the Bromo crater.

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  • August 11, 2017 at 10:22 pm
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    Wooww!! Nice post with beautiful picture and places.

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