Temples Prambanan & Borobudur and the Sultanate of Yogyakarta - Private 3 Days Central Java Tour
Yogyakarta in the center of the Indonesian island Java, together with the neighboring town of Surakarta (Solo), forms the center of traditional Javanese culture. With several universities especially with the prestigious Gaja Madah University, Yogyakarta is also the educational center of Indonesia. Traditional Javanese culture and arts are firmly rooted here and Yogyakarta is home to several art, music and dance schools.
The absolute highlights of this Java tour are the world-famous UNESCO world heritage sites - the impressive Buddhist temple Borobudur and the Hindu temple complex Prambanan
TRAVEL ROUTE: ✈ Yogyakarta ➝ Prambanan Temple ➝ The Borobudur Temple ➝ Sultanat Yogyakarta ➝ Yogyakarta ✈
Arrival in Yogyakarta - Prambanan Tempel Tour
On the airport in Yogyakarta your Guide will be waiting and than you will visit the huge Prambanan Tempel complex, which was built to honor the Hindu gods Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Loro Jonggrang Tempel was build in the 10th century and is the largest Hindu Tempel complex in Indonesia .. The Tempel consists of a main building in the middle surrounded by eight smaller various deities consecrated Tempels and countless much smaller. All of the Tempels exhibit a high top design. In 2006 the Tempel was heavily damaged by a strong earthquake and not all areas are accessible to visitors.
The temple complex Borobudur & Sultanate Yogyakarta
After an early breakfast we drive to Borobudur temple which is located 40km away from Yogyakarta. It's a Buddhist sanctuary and one of the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. The impressive Borobudur temple is situated on a hill and is designed as a step pyramid. On a square Foundation of 123m length there are nine storey's. Each higher level represents a further development of the people. On the terraces there are many alcoves and Budda statues and a total 5 km-long reliefs that tell about the live of Buddha. Six terraces are square and the upper three circular. There are 72 stupas each housing a Budda statue on the upper terraces, which are devoted to the enlightenment. From the top, you have a fantastic view over the countryside and over the mountains.
After that drive to the 17km away Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta in the Centre of the Indonesian Island of Java is together with the neighboring city of Surakarta (Solo) the centre of the traditional Javanese culture. With several universities, particularly with the prestigious Gaja Madah University, Yogyakarta is also the Indonesia's Education Center. Traditional Javanese culture and arts are here firmly rooted and Yogyakarta is home to several art, music and dance schools.
During the city tour, you will have opportunity to visit in the old town (Kota Gede) the Sultans Palace (Kraton) witch is with 14,000 square meters a kind city within a city. The Kraton was built around 1750. Parts of the Palace are open for tourists visit. The Museum shows mainly traditional court scenes and the appropriate clothing are admired.
After that we visit Taman Sare. The water Castle (built 1758 until 1765) served as a pleasure palace of the Sultan where the harem live. The castle was surrounded by a lake and only reachable on the waterway. The Lake no longer exists and the Castle is actual a ruin. Preserved are the bathing pools Taman Sare, which can be visited. If the time allows you can stroll through the traditional Beringharjo market on Jalan Malioboro and in case you are interested a batik factory or silversmiths can be visited. Yogyakarta is known for its fine silver and batik work all around Asia.
If you spend today to much time in Borobudur and the Kraton and Taman Sare (which are open for visitors only until lunch time) should be closed, than you still have posibility to visiton before your departure next day with an afternoon flight or your plan additional overnight in Yogyakarta.
Departure from Yogjakarta
After breakfast you can make Yogyakarta city tour, if this was not possible yesterday and transfer to airport in Yogyakarta for flight back to Bali or continuing your Indonesia travel with Bromo Tour or with one of our Flores & Komodo Tours