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... concierge greeted us with a smile and then looked a little confused by the state of us a to why we were at this hotel. We happily let him take our bags neither of us having either the mental or physical strength left to carry them ourselves. Just to top it all off our driver decided that now was the time to pipe up but instead of voicing his complaint to us decided to notify the hotel staff who then had to ask us to pay him money so he would ...
... side. I will have to make another visit if I want to see the part of the palace I set out to see.
A day or two later I took a tour to visit a couple of temples. One was a Buddhist Temple and the other was a Hindu Temple.
Indian pilgrims had spread Buddhist and Hindu teachings across Java, Indonesia, when these temples and many others like them were built.
The two religions got along very well and lived harmoniously together, even intermarrying ...
... Kaliurang, (15,000) I had the opportunity to meet a gentleman from Indian called Ranen. You see folks I’ve been wondering where I’m going to go after I’m finished in Indonesia and I’ve been considering heading to India, on the day I make this decision I bump into Ranen, a very kind and knowledgeable gentleman, who was very helpful with providing me with all the information I needed for the next few days, with that in mind, the opportunity to head ...
... for Day 2, we decided to do something productive with our second day and said we might as well take a look at the biggest Hindu temple in Asia (outside of India) called Prambanan. Have a look at the pics, its insane. I was blown away by the scale of it and how old it is. For any of you history buffs out there: "historians suggest that the construction of Prambanan was probably meant to mark the return of the Hindu Dynasty to power in Central Java after almost a century of ...
... so you'll find heaps of stones in the ground. The restoration of these temples is taking place, but of course is a very slow and expensive process.
The place is incredible too. There are many temples you can visit, though I've been told that it is like a miniature of Angkor Wat. I haven't been there yet, so for me it was amazing. In here we experienced the photo harassment too. Funny how the fathers encouraged their teenager sons to take pictures with the western ...
Other places to stay in Yogyakarta
Jalan Prawirotaman I/15a, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $17
Jl. Gerilya (Jl. Prawirotaman) MG III/595, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $11
Jl. Prawirotaman 2 No.71, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $19
Jalan Prawirotaman 1. No 40, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $10
Jl. Prawirotaman 37, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $12