Vicinities

Outside the city:

* Borobudur :

A visit to one of the most impressive buddhist temples is usually combined with a visit to the smaller temples Candi Mendut and Candi Pawon (candi = temple).
Tourists are advised to visit the temple as early as possible (ticket offices open at 6 a.m.) because of the heat on top. Admission for foreigners : $20.

English speaking guides available.
On Sundays it is crawling with local tourists.
Transport: you can go by chartered minibus ( a 1 hour drive) or by public transport (some buses go directly to Borobudur, otherwise you take a bus going to Magelang and you change at Muntilan for the bus to Borobudur).

* Prambanan :

The Prambanan site include the largest separate concentration of antiquities in Indonesia. The most important temples form the Loro Jonggrang complex (or Prambanan complex). The three main temples are build in honour of the Hindu gods Siva, Brahma and Vishnu.
Open at 6 a.m. Entrance fee $18.
English speaking guides available.
Buses for SOLO leave from the Giwangan busstation every 10 minutes.
The bus stops at 500 meter of the entrance gate of the Prambanan complex (at 12 km from Yogya, about 20 minutes by bus).

* Diengplateau:

On this volcanic plateau you can find the oldest temples of Mid-Java. Not only the remaining eight temples, but the magnificent environment (sulphur springs and sulphur lakes, volcanic crater, steep mountains…) make Dieng a frequently visited place.
Instead of making a daytrip from Yogya (a return trip of approximately 8 hours by bus and the possibility of a dense layer of clouds) it’s better to spend the night there and visit the plateau very early in the morning; 3 to 4 hours by bus from Yogya.
Public transport : through Magelang and Wonosobo and then further on by minibus to the village of Dieng.

* Other tourist attractions in the vicinity of Yogya are:

1. Kasongan: pottery
2. Kaliurang: a mountain resort and possibly the climbing of mount merapi
3. Parangtritis, Baron, Kukup en Krakal: the beaches at the South of Yogya.

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