Ancient temples, authentic villages and traditional crafts: this Yogyakarta half day tour has it all. Discover Java’s rich history and spiritual beliefs while visiting Prambanan and Plaosan temples. Then climb aboard an ox cart to explore quiet rural lanes, encountering scenes of local life and witnessing skilled artisans at work.
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Start with a visit to UNESCO-listed Prambanan. Explore these 9th century temples, learning about the symbolism of the monuments from the local guide and stopping to admire the three inner shrines dedicated to the Hindu trinity.
Continue by car to visit Plaosan, a group of interesting yet les visited temples. Walk around the compound where the two main temples are surrounded by more than 150 other ancillary domes and buildings. Learn about the Buddhist and Hindu architectural elements found at Plaosan and take a closer look at the detailed inscriptions and bas reliefs that cover the monuments.
After this introduction to Yogyakarta’s spiritual side, venture into nearby villages for a glimpse of its rural cultures. Travel by ox cart through the village, stopping to enjoy a refreshing drink and snack with friendly local hosts.
Enter a family home to see the production of a popular traditional snack, emping, before continuing by ox cart to a small music studio. Get a short introduction to Javanese music and a lesson on how to play the gamelan, one of Indonesia’s most beloved instruments.
Then visit a traditional jamu maker a lady who makes traditional herbal drinks believed to have curative qualities. Discover the secret recipes of this popular beverage, helping the host to mix up a batch then sample a glass of the freshly made juice.
Following this discovery tour of the countryside’s temples and villages, return to Yogyakarta, arriving at the hotel early this evening.
Our services include:
– Transportation with driver by private air conditioned vehicle with water provided in the car.
– Service of Englishspeaking local guide.
– All entrance fees and activities as mentioned.
Our services do not include:
– Other meals than mentioned.
– Other services than mentioned.
– Personal travel Insurance.
– Gratuities, personal expenses, drinks, and other items.
– Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusion above.
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