List of optional tours or sightseeings in Yogyakarta city with choice of full day or half day tour. Daily optional tours in Yogyakarta are also available, but it would not be efficient to pick up the tours when one already staying in Yogyakarta if they only stay 2 or 3 days, and the preparation of tours in Yogyakarta would be a consuming time. It is best for one to book it in advance and communicate it before definitely book the tour progarm.
Some great Optional Day tours in Yogyakarta in the district of Yogyakarta are presented as follows:
- Airport Transfer Service
- Borobudur Temple Tour
- Borobudur Sunrise Tour
- Yogyakarta City Tour
- Dieng Temple Tour
- Yogyakarta Package Tour
- Prambanan Temple Tour
Jogya or Yogya? The word Jogya is spoken by Javanese, while Yogya is written version of the word in original Java script, an evolution and development of ancient south India script called Cera nd Vengi which was also the root of current Myanmar, Thai, Vietnam, and Bali. Yogyakarta is the cultural center of Java island located on the slope of active Merapi Volcano in 16th and 17th century Yogyakarta
or Jogjakarta was the seat of the mighty Javanese empire of Mataram which tradition is continung until today although in 17th century in a very quick swept the whole Jogya changed themselves into Islam. Jogjakarta is one of densely populated area of Indonesia with strong identity of Indonesian characteristic in tradition, spirit and art. During the colonization of Indonesia by Dutch the Sultan of Jogyakarta with the support of the people decided to be part of Indonesia and handed over the authority to the government of Indonesia.
There is daily air service to Jogjakarta from Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali as well as regular train service and car as easy accessibility by road. As the heritage of Mataram kingdom, Yogyakarta or Jogjakarta have a lot of very interesting travel sites such as NgaYogyakarta or Jogjakarta Hadiningrat Palace is the palace court with its ground and elegant of Javanese architecture, the Water Castle located in the older part of the city within walking distance from the bird market, Imogiri is the official cemetery of the Royal descendent from Yogyakarta or Jogjakarta and Surakarta and only 17 km Southeast of Yogyakarta or Jogjakarta, Prambanan Temple locally known as the Loro Jongrang Temple or The Slender Virgin Temple is the biggest and most beautiful Hindu Temple in Java built by King Balitung Maha Sambu in the middle of 9th century, Museum Sonobudoyo designed by Dutch architecture built in traditional Javanese architecture, Kotagede is around 5 km southeast of Yogyakarta or Jogjakarta as the center of silverware industry. Arrange your Yogyakarta tour in best way. See more list of interesting places in Yogyakarta.
The Icon of Jogyakarta is Borobudur Buddhist Temple and Prambanan Hindu temple. Inscription dated 824 AD and 842 AD were found and mentioning the order of Pramodawardani to Sri Kahulunan to released land for the maintenance of " kamulan i bhumisambhara ". In 824 was ruling His Majesty king Smaratungga. Dutch archaeologist Prof. Dr. Stutterheim put forward his theory based on Buddhist tradition that " kamulan i bhumisambhara " should be added with " bhudara " to be completed and to read " kamulan i bhumi sambhara bhudara " In short it means the temple of Buddha, or Buddhist 7 layers of world. It has been the most probable that this words than changed into " barabudara or borobudur " By this explanation now the constellation of religious, political and social of 9th central Java can be explained see more.
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting
- Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. Visit Bali tour list