5 Simple Tips to Explore Yogyakarta for Newbie

5 Simple Tips to Explore Yogyakarta for Newbie

Real travelers may see Yogyakarta as a famous destination and a favorite list. However, there is always the first for anything. Yogyakarta has always been a popular as a tourist destination. Yogyakarta is able to meet all the tastes of tourists, and offers a variety of activities and attractions.

Yogyakarta is so alive, not only in the afternoon and afternoon, but also at the night even in the early morning. This city is suitable for tourists who travel alone, with a partner, or family. If this is your first time to Yogyakarta, here are some travel tips to Yogyakarta for newbie.

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5 Simple Tips to Explore Yogyakarta for Newbie

1.      Access to Yogyakarta

Going to Yogyakarta can be by plane, bus, or train. For the most convenient mode of transportation, of course, take a plane to Yogyakarta via Adi Sutjipto International Airport. If you traveling far and want to save the budget, try to Yogyakarta by train.

There are two stations that will be a train stopover, which are Lempuyangan Train Station and Tugu Yogyakarta Station. Of course this will be an experience, because the scenery and atmosphere of the train will give you a deep impression.

2.      Lodging

Yogyakarta can accommodate any lodging, from low budget like hostel at the price of $6, to the villa and homestay, as well as four and five star hotels. Yogyakarta also offers accommodation in the form of a rented house.

These houses can be rented per night. Just like your own home, the house has a kitchen and cooking utensils, making it easier for you to cook. Some houses have two rooms and a living room.

Another option is a guesthouse. Make sure the hotel you choose is suitable, and the location close to some attractions that will be visited, so don’t take your travel time.

3.      Transportation

If you are a group, rent a car with a driver would be a great choice. Make sure you get a driver who really knows the way. Many attractions in Yogyakarta are not connected with public transport. The cost to rent a car around $20. With the price, it includes the driver service, but excluding gasoline and the cost of feeding the driver.

In Yogyakarta, car rental is used for 12 hours. You can also select a car rental for 24 hours. But don’t always be in the car. Try to explore Yogyakarta, especially in the downtown area of ​​Yogyakarta by becak and delman. If there is still time, you may also try traveling around Yogyakarta with Trans Jogja.

4.      Tourism site

There are many objects and tourism activities in Yogyakarta. If with a group, you can select attractions such as Gembira Loka Zoo. Don’t forget to stop by to know the culture with a tour to the Palace of Yogyakarta and surrounding areas such as Taman Sari.

You can visit to the Vredeburg Fort and several museums in Yogyakarta. Also Prambanan Temple and Ratu Boko Palace can’t be missed.

5.      Culinary and souvenirs

Gudeng and sego kucing can’t be missed. There are also klathak satay and pecel. While for souvenirs, you can buy at Malioboro. While in Beringharjo Market, you ca find various bakpia and yangko, or fashion from batik.

6.      Make an itinerary

Yogyakarta is divided into four regencies and one city, which are Bantul Regency, Gunung Kidul Regency, Kulonprogo Regency, Sleman Regency, and Yogyakarta City.

Bantul is located in the south of Yogyakarta, so it is directly adjacent to the Indian Ocean. The most popular tourist attraction in Bantul is Parangtritis Beach. There are also Parangkusumo Beach, Kuwaru Beach, Samas Beach, and Depok Beach. There are many tourist villages in Bantul such as Pucung Village and Krebet.

Gunung Kidul famous for beautiful beaches and caves to explore. Call it Baron Beach, Kukup Beach, to Sepanjang Beach. There are natural activity is on the rise like cave tubing in Pindul Cave and Kalisuci Cave.

Sleman is located at the north of Yogyakarta and home to Mount Merapi. Besides Mount Merapi, Prambanan Temple and Ratu Boko Temple are also located in Sleman. You can stop by at Ullen Sentalu Museum and Affandi Museum that famous.

While Kulonp Progo is famous for Kalibiru, Congot Beach, Trisik Beach, and Glagah Beach. There are several tourism villages that can be visited. While the city of Yogyakarta is home to the Palace of Yogyakarta, Vredeburg Fort, until the area of ​​Malioboro.

By considering the location of each tourist attraction, make sure the attraction that you want to visit is one way. It will be nice if the attractions in one district is spent in a day.

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