Yogyakarta (also known as Jogja) is a popular area because of the attractions it has. One of the features that Yogyakarta city has is tourist spots. A variety of tourist attractions are in the city, both cultural, natural, and culinary attractions.
No wonder there are so many tourists who visit Yogyakarta every year. Apart from being thick with culture, Yogyakarta now also has a variety of modern places. Therefore, the interest of young people in visiting this city is increasing.
5 Yogyakarta Tourism Places That You Must Visit
The many options of tourist attractions in Yogyakarta sometimes make it confusing for tourists to visit. Here are some places that you must visit during the holidays in Yogyakarta:
The Sonobudoyo museum is a museum in Yogyakarta that specializes in the field of culture. Not only is Javanese culture presented in this museum, but there are also the cultures of Madura, Lombok, and Bali.
Indonesian shadow puppetry is the most common in Central Java and East Java. However, the city of Yogyakarta will be familiar with wayang kulit (Indonesian Puppet). Every year the Sonobudoyo Museum also holds leather puppet shows.
Therefore, this museum is highly recommended to visit. As time progressed, puppet shows were hard to find. However, this cultural museum still preserves the shadow puppet’s culture.
Keraton Yogyakarta is a place or palace devoted to Sultan Hamengkubuwono as a leader. Visiting the keraton will let you know the history of the empire.
These attractions can be visited from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. WIB (Western Indonesia Time), except Friday only open until 11:00 p.m. Entrance tickets for a visit to Keraton Yogyakarta are cheap, only 5,000 IDR.
Not far from Keraton Yogyakarta, Taman Sari is a tourist spot in the Fort area. Its history was that this tourist attraction was used as a bath for the sultan and his empresses.
The scenery here is not just a bathing place but an underground passageway that contains history. Taman Sari has a view that is quite instagramable, so it’s no wonder many young people are interested.
Alun-Alun Selatan (South Square)
As the name implies, this recommended tourist attraction is located south of Keraton Yogyakarta. You can do many fun activities in this place, such as sitting relaxed, cooking, traveling by using a decorative train, etc.
Tugu Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta Monument)
Tugu Yogyakarta is a very iconic area in the City of Yogyakarta. Although impressive, it is simple, and tourists never miss the place. Generally, taking pictures of this monument has become a trend and proof that I have visited Yogyakarta.
The city of Yogyakarta is one of the exciting alternatives for backpacking in Indonesia. Not only to enjoy the scenery, but Yogyakarta can also introduce us to its unique culture.