Don’t you think that Hollywood is sometimes overrated?
We all know that we can’t withstand the charm of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land, or Hugh Grant’s dazzling act in Love Actually. These western modern romantic movies are written and produced so well and they got us thinking that the best romantic places lies under the city lights of tall New York buildings. Add Justin Bieber’s Mistletoe and we might even fixate ourselves into the idea of a romance under the snowfall of a Christmas Eve.
With all that in the scene, what about a little romance in the Eastern side of the world? We believe that romance doesn’t depend on the place, but the condition of the heart. When two are deeply in love with one another, any place could turn into a mystical romantic scene just for the two of them. You don’t have to go far to find romance with a loved one.
Take some of our photo-shoot in Ratu Boko Temple for examples. This archeological site located near Yogyakarta could be transformed into one of the most romantic photo-shoot site that you’ve ever had. With 16 hectares of relics located in the village of Bokoharjo and Prambanan, Ratu Boko Temple is definitely an exploration that will take a day to accomplish!
The first three terraces are reached through a massive gateway built on two levels. The deformation of the stones used for this gate has proven that it surpasses the test of time. Perhaps, bringing your loved one here could also be a lesson on a love that stands through the ages?
Walk pass the gate and you will find Candi Pembakaran and Candi Batu Putih. Both Candi serves a great view of its surroundings that will definitely be an aesthetic plus point to your couple photos. With nothing but green grasses and old relics, you will find yourself in a mystical yet enchanting mantra of Ratu Boko Temple.
At the northern part, lies two caves that were formed of sediment stones. These caves are called Gua Lanang and Gua Wadon that served as a meditation place. Today, it no longer serves its ascetic purpose, but it is still definitely aesthetic enough to be in your Instagram feed.
This holiday season, don’t go too far. There are too many sites in Indonesia yet unvisited by you and your loved one, just like this temple. Create your special time anywhere at any place and share it to your friends through high quality photos taken by one of our photographers. We have so much faith in them that we believe you could take them anywhere and the result would still be gorgeous!