Taking pictures is an essential part of having a vacation. If you plan to visit Yogyakarta, one of the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia, you can capture a lot of wonderful photos for your Instagram. In this article, we will describe some of the recommended photo spot in Yogyakarta you can visit during your vacation.
The following list are some of the recommended places of interest in Yogyakarta where you can capture wonderful pictures.
- Capturing sunrise at Borobudur: Borobudur is the major tourist attractions that you should visit during your stay in Yogyakarta. This temple is one of world’s largest Buddhist temple. Back then in 9th century, Borobudur was a significant place for people in Java to preach the values of attaining the Nirvana. As one of the most visited place in Indonesia, this place is surely crowded. To avoid to many people, you can visit this temple in early morning while enjoying the sunrise basking the temple and give you the unforgettable sceneries.
- Enjoying the beauty of Laut Bekah: this seaside is different from most seaside in Yogyakarta that offers sandy beaches where you are able to wander around. This place offers limestone cliffs, stretching far to Indian Ocean with 70 meters height. This place has not yet widely recognized by tourists, so this is certainly the best place for those who seek for calming and solitary ambience to relax your body and mind. However, it will take more efforts to reach the place. You can also do rock fishing in this seaside. With its immediate access to deep waters, larger fishes are available. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to spot whales.
- Admiring the wonderful Ratu Boko Palace: this place was once used by Javanese royalty to reside. It has old crafted waterfalls and stone ornaments that give additional decoration to the palace. At the royal compound, there are three temples that are popular for photo enthusiasts. Several caverns are also exists at more secluded areas that was used for monks to meditate. The numerous stone ponds are believed to have cleansing and healing powers. It is located at the outskirts part of Yogyakarta.
- Sightseeing at Kalibiru National Park: located only one to two hour drive from the center of Yogyakarta City, this place offer more quite roads and cooler and fresher air. This place was established in 2009 by local people and gain many attention from tourist due to the scenery that is offered. Surely a great place to capture the beauty of nature. There are also several interesting activities that you can try in this national park, including flying fox, tightrope walking, and rock climbing. This place is the best to visit for those who seek for both a relaxing and thrilling tourist attractions.
The list above already give brief review about some of the best photo spots in Yogyakarta you can visit to capture memorable pictures. Do not forget to prepare you camera beforehand and make sure your memory card is enough to capture numerous pictures!