3/25/12

All About Yogyakarta


Visit and explore the majesty of  Yogyakarta.  Where to stay in Yogyakarta? You can choose from the listed hotels below that fit to your preferences. This list will be continuously updated.

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Use this map to schedule your trips in Yogyakarta click here
Use this for comparison in measuring and imagining the distance click here

The Rawa Pening Lake at Ambarawa Central Java click here

Today, March 27, 2012
Arround Yogyakarta, click here
The evening of Malioboro click here
 The evening of Alun-Alun Kidul click here

News Today, March 23, 2012
Thousands of Hindus celebrating the Nyepi (Silence) Holy Day at Prambanan Temple click here
Yogyakarta Palace in Picture click here
Taman Sari (inside the area of Yogyakarta palace click here
the Romantic of Yogyakarta in the past click here
2010, thousands cubic of Merapi's eruption materials have been flooded the highway Yogya-Magelang click here
Countryside Gunug Kidul, Yogyakarta click here
Dieng Plateau, Wonosobo, Central Java click here
THE OTHER SHOOTS OF DIENG PLATEAU click here
 
Just info for those interested visiting Ambarawa:
Ambarawa Railway Museum click here
A Ride on the Ambarawa Rack Railway click here
This is the Gedong Songo Tempel at Ambarawa click here
Imagining the distance of Ambarawa from Yogyakarta click here
or click here for static map and faster access

More about Yogyakarta
About Prambanan click here
Ratu Boko Temple, is one of the exotic temple scattered surrounding Prambanan Temple click here
 Kasongan Village, a center of clay handy craft click here
This is also worth to be visited, the wild birds living blended with the villagers at Ketingan, click here

Merapi: the sad story from the eruption 2010 click here

3/24/12

Ramayana Ballet


The ballet presented by more than 200  artists at the Open Theater (Outdoor) and 50 artists at Trimurti Theater (indoor). The calendar events for the year 2012 are as follows:

Trimurti Theater (Indoor)
  • January, dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31
  • February, dates: 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28
  • March, dates: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31
  • April, dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28
  • November dates: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • December, dates: 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
Open Air Theater (Outdoor)
  • May Episodic Story, dates : 4, 5, 6, 7 – Full Story, dates : 1, 2, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31
  • June, Episodic Story, dates : 1, 2, 3, 4 – Full Story, dates : 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30
  • JulyEpisodic Story, dates : 6, 7, 8, 9 – Full Story, dates : 3, 5, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31
  • August, Episodic Story, dates : 3, 4, 5, 6, 31 – Full Story, dates : 2, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 30
  • September, Episodic Story, dates : 1, 2, 3 – Full Story, dates : 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29
  • October, Episodic Story, dates : 6, 6, 7, 8 – Full Story, dates : 2, 4, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
Episodic Story
  • First episode: The Lost of Dewi Shinta
  • Second episode: Hanoman the Messenger
  • Third episode: The Death of Kumbokarno
  • Fourth episode: The Holy Fire of Dewi Shinta
Ticket
Ticket for both theaters: VIP Rp300.000,00 (only for outdoor  theater – 64 seats), class I Rp150.000,00 (268 seats for outdoor theater and 118 seats for indoor theater), Rp100.000,00 (640 seats for outdoor theater and 160 seats for indoor theater)

The Synopsis of Ramayana Ballet
Ramayana Ballet started from the competition in order to find the right man to mary Dewi Shinta. Rama Wijaya as the Prince of Ayodya at last wins it. After winning the competition Rama dan Shinta accompanied by Leksmana have their wander in Dandaka Forest.
In Dandaka Forest, Shinta is kidnapped by Rahwana and taken to Alengka Kingdom. Shocked by the bad news, Rama eagerly insists get her back. He asks the monkey troops led by Hanoman to build a bridge to rescue Shinta from Alengka. The great battle between monkey troops and the giants of Alengka occurs afterwards.
The story ends with the death of Rahwana by Rama’s magic arrow. Then, Rama meets Shinta again. Yet Rama refuses Shinta since he considers that Shinta is not pure anymore. In order to prove her purity and loyalty to her husband, Shinta then burns herself. Shina is safe from the burning fire and that is a proof to her husband that Shinta is still sacred. Finally Rama comes to her and they are reunited.





Adabted from: PT Taman Wisata Candi Jln. Yogya-Solo Km 26, Prambanan. Phone: +62274 496408/+62274 497771, website: www.borobudurpark.co.id

3/23/12

The Other Side of Yogyakarta's Exoticism

Surrounding Prambanan Temple, one of  the most exotic temple in Yogyakarta, several temples scattered around there, one of it is Ratu Boko temple. The temple located on a hill, south of Prambanan Temple. From this temple you can see the beauty of villages, rice fields, as well as the Prambanan Temple itself. Want to see? click here


Just to remind, for the hotels you can choose in Yogyakarta click here

3/22/12

Visit to Yogyakarta

Once you arrive at Yogyakarta, at least you can visit the following destinations:
  1. Yogyakarta Palace
  2. Merapi Volcano
  3. Kaliurang – tourism destination at Merapi Volcano
  4. Prambanan Temple and temples surrounding Prambanan Temple
  5. Queen of Boko Temple, and the surrounding temples
  6. Merapi Eruption area, located at Muntilan, one way to Borobudur Temple.
  7. Borobudur Temple and temples surrounding Borobudur Temple
  8. Ketep Pass, to see the beauty of Merapi Volcano as well as the movie documenting the Merapi Eruptions.
  9. Parang Tritis Beach
  10. The night at  the south yard of Yogyakarta Palace and the mystery of a couple of Ringin Trees.
  11. The night of Malioboro street
Just info for those interested visiting Ambarawa:
Ambarawa Railway Museum click here
A Ride on the Ambarawa Rack Railway click here
This is the Gedong Songo Tempel at Ambarawa click here
Imagining the distance of Ambarawa from Yogyakarta click here
or click here for static map and faster access

Ah ... one or two more things that you need to know about Yogyakarta, this is one of the temple scattered surrounding Prambanan Temple, the name is Ratu Boko Temple. Want to see? click here
 Again about Yogya: this is the center of clay handy craft at Kasongan Village click here
I think this is also worth to be visited, the wild bird "Kuntul Bird" living blended with the villagers at Ketingan, Yogya click here

3/19/12

the Static Map of Central Java

Click on to make it clearer
This map is dedicated to all of friends interested to visit Selo Village for tracking to the top of  Merapi Volcano, one of the most active volcano in the world. The distance from Yogyakarta more or less 67.5 km. You can stay at Ratri Homestay for preparation of tracking.

3/17/12