Yogyakarta (pronounced and widely known as Jogja) is Java’s very cultural city. Immerse in arts, delicious local cuisine, breathtaking nature, and the rich javanese culture all at once. Most people choose to stay just a day or two and see famous temples like Borobudur and Prambanan temple and then take a walk down the famous Malioboro street, but the city of Yogyakarta has way more to offer than just day trips and shopping.
Check out the long list of food we’ve tried under a few days here: Feasting in Jojga
Gotta try them all but it’s pretty impossible based on the fact that Indonesia has way too much delicious, glorious food!
There are many galleries to visit all around Jogja, google online to find out ongoing exhibitions or shows.
Some of these galleries also have nice cafes if you want to relax after walking around all day!
There are also many batik galleries around shops. A local guy from a cafe brought us to this studio where the art teacher showed us how the process of batik paintings
Antique hunting: If you’re a collector, Jogja is the place to come to find antiques.
While walking, you can also find streets that have amazing mural and graffiti
Budget accomodations can be easily found along Jalan Sosrowijayan Wetan Gang I, Gang II, and Jalan Prawirotaman, so walk around and try asking for the best deal!
We first stayed at Kampoeng Djawa then decided to move to Tiffa Losmen so we could experience staying in two different areas.
Best chair i’ve ever seen.
Talk about improvising when you encounter a loose plug… LOL!
Borobudur is THE highlight for most when they visit Jogja. Most also take the tour that includes Prambanan temple, but we decided to give that a miss because it seems very similar to Angkor in Cambodia.
Read more about our trip to Borobudur here
Exploring the streets
Hopping on a rickshaw to get around town is the easiest if you’re lazy to walk. Renting a motorcycle/bicycle is also ideal
Locals playing chess by the road side
Afternoon naps seem legit when the weather’s so hot and humid
Loving the details on the doors!
Cute kid spotted along Gang II
Malioboro street by dusk. I guess this is THE street to do your shopping.
Great spot to get dinner!
Students getting dessert after school’s out.
P.S: Michelle and I have been friends for more than a decade now but we’ve never ever travelled together. This was actually our first trip together ever and a very eventful one as well! FUN TIMES~