Yogyakarta, what do you think about this city? Just like Bali, Yogyakarta is also known for its culture and nature. This is a beautiful place with tons of tourism spots. Even it looks like a source of tourism spot. But one thing that makes Yogyakarta hard to forget is about its friendliness. People looks friendly here. The social life of this city is also interesting. You may want to interact with one of them and make a friend with someone new. But when it goes to this city, there are several things to do in Yogyakarta. And now, these are 5 things to do in Yogyakarta.

1. Visiting Kraton Yogyakarta

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Kraton Yogyakarta is an icon of Yogyakarta city. It proves the existence of the ancient kingdom in Yogyakarta and become a must-visited place in this city too. Even your visit will never complete before visiting this tourism spot. Here, you can see tons of royal relics. You can learn more about the history of Kraton including the kingdom too.

Sometimes, there are performing arts too. From traditional dance to Javanese puppet show, all of themare available to entertain the visitors. This performance is not just giving you a fun experience. It will make your life more meaningful by learning the wisdom of Java too.If you want to see the special performance in Kraton Yogyakarta, you can see the performing arts schedule first. From here, you may find more things to do in Yogyakarta.

Happy weekend!!! #explorejogja photo today by @alwanazra taken at Keraton Yogykarta.

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2. Visiting Prambanan Temple, the Biggest Hindu Temple in the World

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Yogyakarta and Prambanan Temple is related to each other. Even Prambanan Temple has been known as the other icon of Yogyakarta and has become a must-visited tourism spot in this city. But Prambanan Temple is not just a temple. This is the biggest Hindu temple in the world. This claim is not without a reason. About one hundred templeslay here. And impressively, the architecture and the structure of the temple is complex. You can also see the relief on the sides of the temples. Beautiful is one thing to say about this tourism spot. For that, visiting Prambanan temple will always be one of the best things to do in Yogyakarta.

#explorejogja photo today by @marischkaprue taken at Candi Prambanan,Sleman.

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3. Enjoying Sunset at Ratu Boko Temple

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Maybe Ratu Boko Temple is not as popular as Prambanan Temple. But one thing for sure, this temple really has something unforgettable. The temple is located 4 km from Prambanan Temple. Beside it, it also has the different architecture. There is no pyramid-like design here. In fact, it looks like a home with a unique ornament on the several places. But the best thing about Ratu Boko temple is about the location. It was built on the hill complete with the beautiful view. The view will get better in the evening. In that time, you can see the beautiful sunset as a background of Ratu Boko Temple. Of course, it will be one of the best things to do in Yogyakarta.

#explorejogja photo today by @firdaafifah taken at Keraton Ratu Boko.

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4. Memorizing the Visit at Tugu Yogyakarta

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Tugu Jogja is the other popular spot in Yogyakarta. This structure is already there for a long time. Maybe it has restoration for several times. But until now, this monument stills exist. At first, it looks nothing special about this structure. This is just a white small monument with a small park around it. But one thing for sure, it has become a popular spot in Yogyakarta, especially for the young people. Even taking picture at Tugu Yogyakarta has become a kind of legitimacy of your visit. Some people said, your visit will never complete before memorizing it here.

In the day or night, many young people visit this spot, take a picture or just getting a photo selfie. But the best time to get the best view of Tugu Yogyakarta is in the night. There are many people visit this spot during that time. Just for a tip, make sure to use a good camera to capture the picture. You will need a good LED flash to make it true. Sometimes, there are some people offer their service to memorize your visit here too. Hang Out at Tugu Yogyakarta will allow you to find things to do in Yogyakarta.

5. Visit Nol Kilometer and see the Ancient Building around It

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Malioboro Street is a famous spot in Yogyakarta. When you get a chance to visit this spot, you have to try to walk to the South until zero kilometer or “Nol Kilometer”. Nol Kilometer is like a spot with ancient architecture surround it. You can see ancient building from Dutch colonial period here. Several tourism spots near Nol Kilometer are Bank Indonesia, Fort Vredeburg, Monumen Serangan Satu Maret and National Palace. In Saturday night, you will see something more interesting. You can also take a picture with the clowns or people with the unique costumes here. Of course, it will be one of the most memorable things to do in Yogyakarta.

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