Category Archives: Indonesia

Prambanan. The Exotic Hindu Temple in Java.

Prambanan is actually a temple complex in Jogjakarta and is the biggest in Java. The time it was built, it basically had 224 temples within the complex. The three main temples (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) are still towering high proudly displaying their majestic beauty. Most of the small temples around the complex were already damaged and ruined by earthquakes and volcanic eruption.

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Borobudur. The Ancient Beauty of Java.

I woke up early, set-up my stuff and went straight to the bus stop. My itinerary for that day was Borobudur in the morning and Prambanan in the afternoon. They are in different directions though but as per some blogs, it could be done in one day on DIY. Borobudur shouldn’t be missed when you are in Yogyakarta or even when you are in Java. Well, I think, people came to Yogyakarta mainly because of Borobudur and Prambanan.

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Arriving Yogyakarta. The Gateway to Central Java, Indonesia.

My fourth international solo backpacking trip. My first trip to Indonesia. Yogyakarta or Jogjakarta or simply Jogja is a popular destination in Indonesia due to its proximity to the known Borobudur and Prambanan temples.

I took up the red-eye flight of AirAsia from KL’s LCCT and arrived in Adisucipto International Airport safely. The flight was not really a red-eye, but due to the time consumed in commuting from KL to LCCT, I got no sleep. The airport doesn’t look like an international airport though. There were only two immigration counters for foreigners in a very small area. After immigration, I went directly to Malioboro. My itinerary for that day was only to stroll around Malioboro. Continue reading Arriving Yogyakarta. The Gateway to Central Java, Indonesia.