7 Fun Activities While Traveling Yogyakarta Indonesia

Yogyakarta is one of the most famous and interesting cities in central Java. It was known throughout Indonesia as the city of cultures and a city of education with a credit for bringing musicians and intellectuals who flock here to enjoy the art landscape and cafe traditions.

Yogyakarta is also famous for its beautiful nature because it is located at the foot of Mount Merapi and close to legendary tourist attractions from Java such as Borobudur and Prambanan temples. Many visitors come and explore Yogyakarta by doing some of the great things below:

  • Playing at Indrayanti Beach

Many people to Yogyakarta will not realize that it is located near the Indian Ocean. The southern part of the city stretches along the coast and consists of Indrayanti Beach which is a stretch of golden sand. While you are here, you will also find a selection of small Indonesian wineries and cafes set up along the beach where you can find some delicious noodle dishes to complement your drinks or coconut water.

  • Learn Local Culture at the Sonobudoyo Museum

Yogyakarta is a city full of museums, and one of the most famous is the Sonobudoyo Museum which displays various works of Javanese art. If you want to understand more about the local artwork, you can visit this museum and check out the galleries which display wayang, masks, weaponry, and batik cloth. You will also find an abundance of intricate carvings and sculptures. Among the highlights of this museum are the wayang performances that take place here.

  • Strolling around Kraton Yogyakarta

The Kraton Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat is probably the most famous tourist attraction in Yogyakarta and is another name for the Yogyakarta Palace. The Sultan and his family live here, yet you can still stop by the Kraton Museum to find out more about the royal household and gain insight into traditional Javanese culture and arts. If possible, please do visit this place exactly at 9.00 A.M, as there are cultural shows taking place every day  around that time that may be interesting to see.

  • Challenge Yourself with Rafting on the Progo River

If you want to go out and explore Yogyakarta more,  visit the Progo River. This can be a rather unusual place in Yogyakarta as it allows you to escape the city without requiring you to be too far from your main activity. An important highlight of descending the rapids is the opportunity to take in the lush flora and fauna of this water viewpoint while getting your adrenaline pumping. If you make it to the Progo River, you can also combine trips with all the adjacent Elo Rivers at the same time.

  • Taste Local Dish: Gudeg

Yogyakarta is famous for its special food, namely Gudeg. It is made of jackfruit boiled with coconut milk to produce a kind of curry. Some of the most famous places to eat the best gudeg are in Bale Raos, Ibu Ageng Restaurant, and Gudeg Pawon at Janturan street.

  • Join Handicraft Workshop

Yogyakarta has long been renowned as the center of Indonesian arts and crafts. Good news, you can make some of them on your own while you are in Yogya, by signing up for a handicraft workshop. You will be taught how to style things like leather handbags, or you can discover Indonesia’s most famous textile technique known as ‘batik’. This requires patterning the fabric with wax before finishing the fabric with a choice of colors. Our recommendation for your reference to register for a batik class is located around the Kraton Royal Palace.

  • Visiting Wediombo Beach

Wediombo Beach means Broad Sand Beach, which tells you everything you want to know about what to expect on your way here. Soft golden sand stretches for miles across from the beach, and locals flock here for free to enjoy the joys of the sea. The waters in this part of Yogyakarta are teeming with various species, but among the species in this area are the Panjo fish.

Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts, or urban attractions, additional research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Yogyakarta by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.