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Explore the wonders of the ancient city of Yogyakarta, in Central Java, Indonesia's cultural heart and soul.
Destinations > Indonesia > Highlights of Yogyakarta
Two nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified,
transport by private vehicle and services of a local English-speaking guide
Delve into Java's rich culture with an insightful visit to Yogyakarta. Wander the Sultan's Palace and visit villages where traditions have stood the test of time.
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Tour the huge temple complex at Prambanan.
Explore the Sultan's Palace and Kauman Village
View a spectacular sunrise at Borobudur - the most mystical time to see the temple.
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Your guide and driver will meet you upon arrival and transfer you to your selected hotel in Yogyakarta. Following lunch, proceed to Prambanan Temple, the ancient Hindu temples built in the 9th century. This collection of sharp, jagged temples features three main inner shrines dedicated to the Hindu trinity: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. UNESCO named Prambanan a Heritage Site in 1991. Your guide will explain the history and symbolism of the temples as you walk around. In the evning enjoy and early dinner before a traditional performance. (L)(D)
Start with a visit to the Sultan’s Palace, also known as Kraton. Built between 1756 – 1790, is a fine example of traditional Javanese sultanate architecture. As you walk through the various rooms and chambers, you will learn more about this aspect of Javanese heritage and culture.
You’ll also visit the adjacent Taman Sari, water palace and garden. This addition to the royal complex was built over 200 years ago by the first Sultan with bathing pools for his harem. Then, visit a home batik factory where you will attend a short demonstration of Wayang Kulit, the famous Javanese leather puppet.
After your touring of Yogyakarta continue to Borobodur for overnight. (B) (L) (D)
Rise early for sunrise at the UNESCO World Heritage listed temple. Explore the area before returning to Yogyakarta for your onward flight. (B) (L)
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