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From the earlier palace, we headed to another stop for buying the traditional Batik articles. This was particularly just a shop where you could buy clothes for the entire family and it is a place that the locals go to and not a tourist spot where the prices are marked up almost 300%. I did not specifically take any photographs here as it was just …
This morning, we were more charged up then the previous day as we had a much longer rest in the hotel over the night.
As planned, after breakfast, we checked out of the hotel and our very first destination was the Yogyakarta Kraton or Yogyakarta Palace. Kraton literally means palace in Javanese language. …
From the earlier mountain range, we drove again back to the city of Solo passing the famous Begawan Solo River and then we head South of Java Island heading to the city of Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta is the largest city in Central Java and it is around 60 Kilometres from Solo. 60 Kilometres in Indonesia takes almost two hours. Interestingly, …
From the earlier visited Cetho Temple, we planned to visit the Saraswathi Temple. Actually, this temple is located slightly higher from the Cetho Temple, on the same mountain.
There was a side entrance from the Cetho Temple heading to the local village and from there, we had to hike another 500 meters to reach this temple. The best part is …
From the earlier temple, it was a winding road down and then ascending up another steep mountain, in fact this was even steeper than the earlier road. This stretch of road was very scenic as there were waterfalls all along the way and mostly it was tea plantations. Everywhere you see, it was green with tea hedges.
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Novotel Yogyakarta is centrally located on the shopping area and not very far to Malioboro street where one can get cheap souvenirs. The facilities are great and the breakfast offering good. The only set back is the lobby lounge which is a little run down and the band was not up to the mark. Else, its a great place to stay.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.