It's easy to overlook what's right in front of our eyes (literally and figuratively), and we compeltely understand since there's just so much of the world to explore and see. Yes, we don't deny the beauty of exotic places such as Dubai deserts and the Egyptian sand dunes. However, we often don't realize that many beautiful places are underrated and below the radar. Consider yourselves lucky because SweetEscape is giving you away a list of some of the most beautiful places found in the city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Whether you are a local or foreigner, we guarantee you'l enjoy these places just as much. Here is a list of 5 underrated spots in Yogyakarta that you will love!
Indonesia is home to numerous beautiful places, one being the Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo located in the province of Bantul in Yogyakarta. Providing with you with endless views and beautiful angles to capture the perfect photographs, you can even opt to try out sandboarding within the area for an entertaining activity. If you're lucky enough, you'll come across photogenic spots within the area showcasing scattered cacti to add onto your backdrops.
Within a 19 minute walking distance from the iconic Borobudur Temple, you can visit the Plataran Heritage Borobudur Hotel for magnificent views of beautiful nature and greeneries from up hill. With a traditional Javanese architectural style mixed with colors influenced by the previous colonization. You can choose to enjoy a nice picnic on the hilltop, or simply enjoy the marvelous sights that will definitely take your breath away.
For a more historic experience, head over to Candi Prambanan to explore one of Yogyakarta's most iconic landmarks throughout its history. Yogyakarta is home to ancient temples that have become the city's most famous tourist destinations. Being one of those iconic temples, Prambanan Temple is a must see for you when visiting Yogyakarta. You'll surely be amused to see a more historic aspect of the modernized world we live in now, and how the people put in such work to preserve it through centuries.
Another notable point of interest is Taman Sari, a garden originally built for the Sultan of Yogyakarta. Built aesthetically beautiful, the garden is surrounded by gorgeous buildings with mini pools enhancing its level of beauty. Consisting of the famous Oval Room, a Playground Arena and various photogenic spots, you're bound to have a great photoshoot experience for some great memories.
Make your way over to the mini Hollywood of Yogyakarta, a studio set located in the village surrounded by sceneries of beautiful nature. The area is most famous for the shooting of Sultan Agung movie about the third Sultan of Mataram in Central Java of the 17th century. Explore the area as you travel back in time with surrounding buildings built to imitate the era. Who says you can't travel back in time? From the architecture, to the roads and vehicles, you're bound to find great spots for your Instagram feed.
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