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The Most Beautiful Beaches in "Yogyakarta"

Yogyakarta Special Region (Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, DIY) is officially one of Indonesia's 32 provinces. Yogyakarta is one of the foremost cultural centers of Java. This region is located at the foot of the active Merapi volcano, Yogyakarta was in the 16th and 17th centuries the seat of the mighty Javanese empire of Mataram from which present day Yogyakarta has the best inherited of traditions. The city itself has a special charm, which seldom fails to captivate the visitor.

This province is one of the most densely populated areas of Indonesia. The city came into being in 1755, after the Mataram division into the Sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). Gamelan, classical and contemporary Javanese dances, wayang kulit (leather puppet), theater and other expressions of traditional art will keep the visitor spellbound. Local craftsmen excel in arts such batiks, silver and leather works. Next to the traditional, contemporary art has found fertile soil in Yogya's culture oriented society. ASRI, the Academy of Fine Arts is the center of arts and Yogyakarta itself has given its name to an important school of modern painting in Indonesia, perhaps best personified by the famed Indonesian impressionist, the late Affandi.

Yogyakarta is often called the main gateway to the Central Java as where it is geographically located. It stretches from Mount Merapi to the Indian Ocean. There is daily air service to Yogya from Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali as well as regular train service and easy accessibility by road. Yogyakarta is commonly considered as the modern cultural of Central Java. Although some may prefer Solo as a good runner up, Yogyakarta remains the clear front-runner for traditional dance, Wayang (traditional puppetry) and music.

Yogyakarta has more than just culture though. It is a very lively city and a shopper's delight. The main road, Malioboro Street, is always crowded and famous for its night street food-culture and street vendors. Many tourist shops and cheap hotels are concentrated along this street or in the adjoining tourist area such Sosrowijayan Street.

The key attraction of Yogyakarta is 'Kraton' (the Sultan's Palace). The Sultan's palace is the centre of Yogya's traditional life and despite the advance of modernity; it still emanates the spirit of refinement, which has been the hallmark of Yogya's art for centuries. This vast complex of decaying buildings was built in the 18th century, and is actually a walled city within the city with luxurious pavilions and in which the current Sultan still resides. Yogyakarta is also the only major city, which still has traditional 'Becak' (rickshaw-style) transport.

12 Beautiful and charming beaches in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta

Rows of 12 beautiful and charming beaches in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta - What would you think of when they hear the theme "Beach in Yogyakarta"? Maybe people from outside the area will be reminded of the beach Parangtritis, which has become one of the favorite tourist destinations in Yogyakarta. But do you know if the beach in Yogyakarta is not only Parangtritis? In the province of Yogyakarta, precisely southwest, there is a district called Gunung Kidul. Gunung Kidul district directly adjacent to the Indian Ocean. It causes there are many beaches, in the district of Gunung Kidul and unique almost all the beaches in Gunung Kidul has incredible views, beautiful and attractive.

Most beaches in Gunung Kidul has big waves and white sand beaches. Most beaches in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta is even still quiet, so many people use it for camping. Events such as this is perfect for special events that followed are not many people. At night they could make a bonfire and enjoy a night on the beach. But for the moment the beauty of the beaches in Gunung Kidul tour is already known by many tourists. So the holidays are always crowded with visitors. Here is a row of 12 beautiful and charming beaches in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta :

1. Baron beach => Baron seaside charm in Gunung Kidul - Yogyakarta has become one of the distinctive charm of the district of Gunung Kidul. This beach has a heavy waves added again with the presence of freshwater rivers which add to the beauty of this beach has been well known. In the holiday seasons such as during Eid holidays, usually in this tourist location displayed dangdut performances, which adds to the splendor of the beach tourist sites.

2. Krakal beach => Krakal beach is a tourist place the beach in Gunung Kidul which we will discuss next. This beach has a typical form of a long coastline. Even coastline beach Krakal claimed to be the longest in Gunung Kidul. In addition to a long coastline, beach Krakal have the clear sea water. So it is suitable for swimming. But still be careful because basically these beach have big waves.

3. Kukup beach => next beautiful beach in Gunung Kidul is Kukup beach. Kukup beach location is adjacent to the beach baron. This beach has a characteristic form of existence island Jumino located on the beach Kukup. Jumino island is actually a form of a large rock located on the beach Kukup. To reach the island Jumino has provided a bridge connecting. If you've been on the island Jumino, you can enjoy the beautiful beach Kukup from a height which is very charming at all.

4. Indrayanti beach => Indrayanti beach in Gunung Kidul had become controversial because of its management held by private parties. This beach had to be closed by the Government of DIY related licensing issues Indrayanti coastal management. But because private managed actually to make this place cleaner and better maintained. Along the Indrayanti beach, there gazebo and restaurants are ready to pamper visitors with typical dishes are very delicious sea.

5. Sundak beach => next beautiful beach in Gunung Kidul is Sundak beach. Sundak beach is actually small size, but still has a beauty that makes it is visited by many tourists. On the Sundak beach there are stretch of coral be habitation marine organisms. Visitors can along this coral while seeing landscape under the sea because the water of Sundak beach is very clear. But be careful, in case there are dangerous sea animals when exposed to our feet.

6. Drini beach => next beautiful beach in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta is the Drini beach. This beach also has a natural landscape that is super exotic beach. Drini beach has waves that are not too large. Because in the Drini beach sheltered by some of coral hills. On the Drini beach, you can also play water and see some marine organisms are usually located at the bottom of the coral.

7. Wedi Ombo beach => As the name implies, inside the Java language word "Wedi Ombo" has a meaning extensive sand. This beach has a fairly long coastline and extensive. White sand adorn one of the resorts beach that has not been touched people. In addition to a beautiful panoramic view, the location of Wedi Ombo beach is also used as a place of sea fishing. Those who are interested in fishing will usually look for a strategic place on top the coral cliffs that surround the beach Wedi Ombo.

8. Watu Kodok beach => In the Java language word "Watu Kodok" has the meaning stone frog. If you want a beach resort that is still clean and beautiful in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta then you should visit the beach Watu Kodok. Beach Watu Kodok located in the village Kemadang - Tanjungsari subdistrict - Gunung Kidul regency - Yogyakarta city. Named Watu Kodok because on this beach there are stone that resembles a frog.

9. Sadranan beach => Sadranan beach is one of the beach in Gunung Kidul that is still quiet. This beach has beautiful waves and stretch of white sand charming. But because it has been little improvement so not many facilities available. In other words, it means the Sadranan beach still not much visited. So if you are into this place like a vacation to the beach private property.

10. Sepanjang beach => Sepanjang beach is a beach in Gunung Kidul - Yogyakarta, which has a long coastline, as the name suggests. Long coastline is equipped with the stretch of white sand the beach. That's what makes Sepanjang the beach, dubbed the Java's Kuta beach. Curious is not it? So if you are to Yogyakarta do not forget drop in to rows of beautiful the beach and charming in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta.

11. Jogan beach => Next we discuss other beautiful beach in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta. The next beach is the Jogan beach. His name is unique enough yes. This beach has its own uniqueness compared to other beaches in Gunung Kidul. The uniqueness can be seen from the waterfall located on the shoreline Jogan. Although the size is not too large, but the presence of these waterfall add to the exotic beach Jogan Yogyakarta. Jogan beach located in the village Purwodadi - Tepus subdistrict - Gunung Kidul regency - the city of Yogyakarta.

12. Siung beach => Tourist attractions beach in Gunung Kidul regency Yogyakarta indeed endless. Furthermore, we will discuss as a cover from a list of 12 tourist attractions in Gunung Kidul beach is the beach Siung. Siung beach offers the natural beauty of the beach that is different from other beaches. The natural beauty of this form of the stretch of coral reef solid stand on this beach. In addition there are also 250 rock climbing lane recognized by the international community. So that makes this beach as a tourist destination of nature lovers in Indonesia.



The Amazing Temple "Borobudur"

Borobudur, a Buddhist stupa in the Mahayana tradition, is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Located on the Indonesian island of Java, 40 km (25mi) northwest of Yogyakarta, Borobudur was built around 750 AD. The magnificent temple is a three-dimensional mandala (diagram of the universe) and a visual representation of Buddhist teachings.
History of Borobudur
There is no written record of who built Borobudur or of its intended purpose. The construction time has been estimated by comparison between carved reliefs on the temple's hidden foot and the inscriptions commonly used in royal charters during the eight and ninth centuries. Borobudur was likely founded around 750 AD. This corresponds to the peak of the Sailendra dynasty in central Java (760–830 AD), when it was under the influence of the Srivijayan Empire. The construction has been estimated to have taken 75 years and been completed during the reign of Samaratungga in 825.
For centuries, Borobodur lay hidden under lay…

Unforgettable "Tanjung Lesung" Beaches

Tanjung Lesung is nestled in the West Coast area of Java, in the Banten Province. Beaches on this coast is known to be some of the best as they offer good surf, calm swimming spots, considerably healthy reefs, and white inviting sand.
Only 3 hours car ride away from bustling Jakarta and a short 30-minutes from Carita, Tanjung Lesung is a pleasant choice for a weekend getaway. Jakartans and beach-goers from other cities in the country might flock this west coast of Java area, but Tanjung Lesung will remain serene and private, as there are limited accommodations here. The beauty and serenity of Tanjung Lesung's surrounding area is also made possible by the legendary peak of Krakatoa. It is a sight that made Sunda Strait famous all around the world.
Indonesia has over 130 active volcanoes. These volcanoes make up to what is notoriously known as the "Ring of Fire", the axis of the Indonesian island arc system. A chain of volcanic mountains forms an east-west spine along the…

Swimming in Jellyfish Lake "Kakaban"

Kakaban is only one of 31 islands in Derawan Islands, located in Derawan Archipelago, Berau Regency of East Kalimantan. With an area of approximately 774.2 hectares. Kakaban Island including one of the four islands are quite broad in Derawan Islands. Another third of Derawan Island, Maratua, and Sangalaki.
Kakaban attract foreign tourists with some unique, one of the uniqueness is the lake on the island namely Kakaban Island. Which in the lake is filled by a mixture of rainwater and seepage of sea water from the soil pores and create a habitat for different endemic in most areas of other lakes in the world. The lake area of 5 km2 is a habitat of stingless jellyfish.
Kakaban Lake is seawater which trapped in Kakaban Island, added with water from the soil and rain water since 2 million years ago. Kakaban Lake is a prehistoric lake on the time of Holosin transition. Kakaban Lake has walled cliffs as high as 50 meters, resulting in sea water could no longer be caught out, into the lake. …

How to Get to "Sangalaki" Island

Sangalaki Island is a small island covering an area of 15.9 hectares. This island is one of the islands that are part of Derawan Archipelago. Derawan Islands is a group of islands famous in the world. Aside from Sangalaki Island, another famous island of Derawan Islands are Kakaban and Derawan Island. Sangalaki Island located in the waters of the northern peninsula of Berau.
Administratively, Sangalaki Island located in Berau Regency of East Kalimantan Province. Most sea turtles in the world are an endangered species. That includes species hawksbill and green turtles that live on Sangalaki Island. Not only that, but Sangalaki Island is also a major nesting site for green turtles in Southeast Asia.
Therefore, it makes sense Sangalaki Island has a turtle conservation facility that is very good. Not so hard to find a turtle on Sangalaki Island. When you are walk on the shore visible some traces of turtle. Usually this turtle come to Sangalaki Island at night. At night can be found dozen…

Beautiful Place "Derawan Island" Indonesia

One of the wonderful tourism in East Kalimantan is Derawan Islands. In recent years this place popular as one of the excellent vacation of exotic beach in Indonesia. The beauty of Derawan Islands that you can enjoy such as; diving and snorkeling. Derawan Islands is like the typical dream of a tropical paradise with secluded white sand beaches, clear blue water and some coconut trees providing some shade. The islands are located in Berau district, of the coast of East Kalimantan and it is one of the bests diving spot in the world. The archipelago consists of 31 small islands of which only 4 islands are accessible: Derawan Islands, Maratua Island, Sangalaki and Kakaban Island. In 2005, this archipelago was nominated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Derawan Islands has 1,270,000 hectare area of sea and island are marine and coastal ecosystems: coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove forests. It has a unique biodiversity with more than 460 kinds of coral spread around this area and se…

Everything About "Lombok" Island before You Visit

Lombok is an island in the West NUsa Tenggara Province (Nusa Tenggara Barat) and its located between Bali and Sumbawa island in the eastern part of Indonesia. Mataram is the administrative capital and its the larger city on the island and has about 2.500.000 in habitants. The Population in Lombok is about 3,5 million, and majority 91% are Moslem. Hindus make up about 6% while Christians and Buddhist about 3%.
Lombok Climate The climate is perfect with annual temperatures ranging between 21° C - 33° C. it has only two seasons dry and Wet, Dry season from May to October and Wet From November to April.
Lombok Geography Lombok lies 8 degrees south of the equator and stretches some 80km east to west and about the same distance north to south. It is dominated by the second highest mountain in Indonesia, GUNUNG RINJANI, which soars to 3726m. It has a large caldera with a Crater Lake, Segara Anak, 600m below the rim, and a new volcanic cone which has formed in the center. Rinjani last erupte…

Best Places of "Bunaken" Island Tourism

Bunaken is an island, formerly part of Manado bay, is norther part of Sulawesi province, Indonesia. The visitors can reach Bunaken by speed boat abour 30 minutes from Manado sea port. Around the Bunaken Island, there is Bunaken Sea Garden which is part of Bunaken National Park. Overall, Bunaken is covers an area of 75,265 hectares with five islands within, which is the island of Manado Tua, Bunaken Island, Siladen Island, Mantehage Island island and the branch of it, Naen Island.
Bunaken marine park has 20 points dive spot with varying depth of up to 1344 meters. From those 20 diving points, the 12 points among them are around is Bunaken Island. Those twelve point dive are the most frequently visited by the divers or tourist who want to enjoy the beauty of the underwater scenery.
Most of the 12 points dive in Bunaken Island is line from the southeast to the northwest of the island. In this area, there are great underwater walls, also called the hanging walls, a giant rock walls that …

You Must Visit "Maratua" Paradise Resort

Maratua Paradise Resort is an intimate and comfortable resort resided on Maratua island. We have exotic water villas, the main hall, turtle station pavillion, dive centre all located on stilts over the water as well as beach chalets lining along the seashore.

Maratua island is one of the outer islands in Indonesia that located in Sulawesi Ocean and it bordered with Malaysia. Maratua island is administratively located on Berau regency, East Kalimantan.
Maratua is a small and long island, and it has sharply curve at the edge and it located at the south side of Tarakan city.
The atoll of Maratua in the Derawan Archipelago off the East Kalimantan of Borneo, is a tropical atoll partially encircling a massive lagoon on one end and fringed with sheer rocky walls and coral reefs along the other end. A series of raised coral islands make up the northern half of the atoll; the southern end is defined by a continuous ring of submerged reefs. This giant upside down U-shaped atoll covers about 38…

"Bandung" More Than Paris Van Java

Bandung is the capital of West Java in Indonesia. Bandung is 180 kilometers southeast from Jakarta. Although it has a population of over two million the pace of city life is slower than Jakarta's. Today Bandung has a population of 2 million people, Bandung area an estimated 4 million. Bandung is situated on a plateau 768 meters above sea level with a cool climate throughout the year. Bandung is the most European city of Java.
The raining season starts in Bandung a little bit earlier, then the rest of Indonesia. Normally the raining season in Indonesia is from October till May, the peak of the raining season is in January. The dry season is from June until August,temperature is then 25-30 degrees Celsius during the day.
In the morning, the sun is almost shining every day, but in the afternoon many times it gets cloudy, for sunbathing we have to wake up early from 6.30 the sun is already there. In the evening when the sun is down the temperature has drops. The average temperature i…

"Toraja" The Land Above The Clouds

Tana Toraja is safely protected beyond the lofty mountains and rugged granite cliffs of the central highlands of the island of Sulawesi and the home of the Toraja people. 'Discovered' and opened to the world from their long isolation only since the beginning of the last century, the Toraja today still adhere to their age-old beliefs, rituals and traditions, although many of her people are modernized or have embraced Christianity.
The nobility of Toraja are believed to be descendents of heavenly beings who came down by a heavenly stairway to live here on earth in this beautiful landscape. To keep up the energy of the land and its people, the Toraja people believe that these must be sustained through rituals that celebrate both life and death, which are attached to the agricultural seasons. Tourists to Toraja, therefore, are either attracted by its unique culture and rituals, most of which are mostly centered ar…
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