Yogyakarta is famous as one of the main tourist destinations in Indonesia. A great number of officials, including country leaders, and tourists have already visited Yogyakarta . Whenever one mentions Yogyakarta, the idea of various tourist attractions will come to his mind; The great Sultan's Palace, Parangtritis Beach,Borobudurand Prambanan Temples, Merapi Volcano as well as the performing arts like Ramayana Ballet and Wayang Kulit.
The cultural colour of Yogyakarta is still obvious because of the temples, traditional buildings, various cultural activities, and a number of famous artists. This is accentuated by the presence of living tradition and everyday life of Yogyakarta community which is art loving and hospitable.
Yogyakarta is ready to host more visitors who are eager to enjoy its enchanting nature and culture by providing tourist facilities, attractions, guides, and other services. Your visit to Yogyakarta will be welcomed warmly.
Selasa, 16 Februari 2010
Senin, 28 September 2009
Traveling in Indonesia and enjoy the beauty of the world in one country.
In Indonesia, we can enjoy the many sights.
Following the tour we try to compare with some of the resorts in the world:
Raja Ampat Papua, and Phi Phi Island, Thailand
Article and Picture from Condrojoko Widiasto
Raja Ampat archipelago is an archipelago located in the western province of Papua on the island of West Papua Indonesia. Raja Ampat Papua scene similar to Phi Phi Island in Thailand even more beautiful than Phi Phi Island is the location of the movie The Beach, starring Leonardo Di Caprio is. Raja Ampat in Papua, we can see the islands are hilly green with clear sea water.
Moramo waterfall with Niagara waterfall
Moramo is a beautiful waterfall which is located seven stories in East Konawe district, Southeast Sulawesi. This waterfall though not as large as Niagara, but the beauty is not lost with the Niagara waterfalls are located on the border of the United States and Canada was. With waterfalls Moramo smaller than Niagara, we can enjoy the waterfall and Moramo closer to bathe in the waterfall while it can not be done in Niagara is very hard water.
Green Canyon Ciamis with Grand Canyon United States
Green Canyon or Cukang Taneuh Cijulang located in the village of West Java Ciamis near Pangandaran. In the Green Canyon we could see the river with tosca green water lined with rocks and grove of trees. In the place you will also see the river through the caves with beautiful stalactites stones and stalakmitnya. Natural river Cijulang considered similar to the exotic canyons in the Grand Canyon of Colorado, the United States that made the area known as the "Green Canyon". Although not as big as Green Canyon United States Grand Canyon, Green Canyon Cijulang green is more than the Grand Canyon in the United States is arid.
Carstensz Pyramid with Mount Everest
Carstensz Pyramid and Mount Everest is part of Seven Summit in the seven continents of the world. Carstensz Pyramid is located in the province of Papua. If Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world, Carstensz Pyramid is the highest peak in Indonesia. Both these peaks are equally shrouded in eternal snow. The top of Mount Everest is located in the high country of Nepal with 8.850 meters while Cartenz Pyramyd, Snow Peak on the equator Indonesia has 4884 meters high.
Selasa, 05 Mei 2009
Airlines in Bali
Eva Air: Wisti Shaba Administration Building,Ground Floor,Room no 4 Ngurah Rai Airport Ph. 759773 ext 5308; Fax 756488
Garuda Indonesia:Garuda Indonesia Building Jl Sugianyar No 5 Denpasar 80112 Ph 232780
Lauda Air:Gedung PAJ Jln By Pass Ngurah Rai No 12-Tuban, Ph 758686
Malaysia Airlines: Ngurah Rai Airport, Ph 757294
Merpati Nusantara: Jl Melati No 51 Denpasar,Ph 235358
Qantas : The Grand Bali Beach ,Sanur Ph 288331(hunting) Or at Ngurah Rai Airport, Ph 751472
Singapore Airline: GOI Building 2nd floor, Ngurah Rai International Airport,Ph 768388 (hunting) Fax 768383
Thai Airlines: Wisti Shaba Buiding ,2nd floor Room 19 ,Ngurah Rai International airport,ph 751011,ext 5301
Senin, 16 Februari 2009
Built in 1765 as a bastion of Dutch. Located on the tip of South Malioboro street, opposite each other with magnificent buildings (Palace presidency). At first, the building is a magnificent house in the Dutch Resident of Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta and raised their status, so that the Dutch government have an important position here at the governor.
During the moving Government of the Republic of Indonesia to Yogyakarta (1946-1949), this building used as office and residence Bung Karno first RI President. Vredeburg fortress that was built after the Palace Ngayogyakarta deliberately placed in locations so that the distance from the shoot cannon fortress can be reached kraton. Condition done this intentionally to "threaten" Palace.
Was believed to have secret underground road between the fort and the governor's house.
Now Benteng Vredeburg already be renovated as a museum and opened to the public, every day 06.00 to 18:00 hours, with the entrance ticket Rp 1000
Senin, 02 Februari 2009
Kuta is a town in southern Bali, Indonesia. A former fishing village, it was one of the first towns on Bali to see substantial tourist development, and as a beach resort remains one of Indonesia's major tourist destinations. It is known internationally for its long sandy beach, varied accommodation, many restaurants and bars, and substantial Australian population. It is located near Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport.
With a long, broad beach on the Indian Ocean Kuta was originally discovered by tourists as a surfing mecca. Long a stop on the classic backpacking route in Asia, back in the 80's they used to talk about the three Ks (which were Katmandu in Nepal, Khao San road in Bangkok and Kuta).
Kuta beach is one of the first favorite beaches discovered by tourist. Coconut trees line the sand beach as far as the eyes can see towards the north stopped by the runway of Denpasar's airport far in the west. The sunset in Kuta is most breathtaking. On the south, the beach is fenced by the airport's runway, which gives the visitors a breathtaking landing experience.The hotels in Kuta beach provide all types of facilities and services to its guests.
As a famous beach in Bali, the attraction of Kuta beach in truly inescapable.
Especially, if you love surfing, this beach will be the best place for you.
Check out another guide sand beach
Minggu, 01 Februari 2009
The street is the centre of Yogyakarta's largest tourist district; many hotels and restaurants are located nearby. Located around 800 meters from Yogyakarta Sultan Palace, this place was always crowded with flowers each time the Palace held ceremonies. Malioboro that in Sanskrit means bouquet serves as a basis for naming this street.Sidewalks on both sides of the street are crowded with small stalls selling a variety of goods. In the evening several open-air streetside restaurants, called lesehan, operate along the street.
Visiting Yogyakarta, the city known as "The Javanese Culture Living Museum" will not be complete unless you pay a visit to the street that keeps various stories of Indonesian Nation struggle and crowded with various souvenirs. It is paradise for history lovers and souvenirs hunters.
Enjoying shopping experience, hunting exclusive souvenirs of Jogja, tourists may walk on foot along the arcades of Malioboro Street. There are many vendors selling their merchandises, ranging from such local handicrafts as batik, rattan ornament, leather puppet, bamboo handicrafts (key holder, ornament lamp, and others) as well as blangkon (Javanese / Jogjanese traditional cap) and silver goods to general little things that you may find in other trading places. Along the arcade, tourists will not only enjoy shopping peacefully on sunny or rainy days but they also enjoy bargaining prices. If they are good at bargaining and have good luck, they will end up buying at third quarter or even half of the prices offered.
The largest, oldest Dutch era hotel, Hotel Garuda, is located on the street's northern end, on the eastern side adjacent to the railway line. It has the former Dutch era Prime Minister's complex, the kepatihan, on the eastern side.
Stretching on imaginary poles connecting Yogyakarta Sultan Palace, Tugu and the peak of Merapi Mountain, this street forms trading locality after Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I developed means of trading through traditional market since 1758. After 248 years, the place still persists as a trading area; it even becomes the icon of Yogyakarta, known as Malioboro.
Senin, 12 Januari 2009
Bali has a long chain of history from the ice-age era (pre-historic time) to modern, global civilization era. With a dynamic characteristic indicating selectivity and flexibility, the Balinese culture initially reflects a configuration of an expressive culture dominated by religious, solidarity and aesthetic values. Nowadays, it develops along with the adoption of foreign values especially in the aspects of the economic, science and technology, as a result of the global modernization.
In general, the history of Bali is divided into three different eras including the pre-historic, the Hindu-Buddhist era and the modern culture.
The pre-historic marked the oldest and simplest way of life, an era of hunting and food-stuff gathering, verified by the discovery of several tools and hunting equipments. In the following era there were also building construction system and a particular communication system. These were just proofs of the existence and further development of Balinese culture. The Balinese culture flourished that nowadays one can indicates a perfect bonds between religions, tradition and culture to become the identity of the Balinese community.
The Dutch seamen were the first Europeans to arrive on Bali and started to introduce western culture in 1597, though they hadn’t discovered any appealing aspect until 1800s. Around 1846 the Dutch returned with colonization in their minds, having established a strong political base as majority of the Indonesian islands were under their control since the 1700s. The military campaign embarked from the northern coast of Bali. With the help of Sasak people of Lombok, by 1911, all Balinese principalities were under the Dutch control.
The sense of Indonesian nationalism began to grow after the World War I, with the young generation declaring the national language in 1928, known as Bahasa Indonesia. During the height of World War II the Japanese arrived, expelling the Dutch and ruled the country for about 3.5 years, which ended later in 1945 when Indonesia declared independent led by its very first president, Sukarno. Yet the new-born nation was only recognized by the international community as an independent country in 1949.
By Bali Tourism Board