Typing this from the lobby of Manohara...
This is a lovely place, very relaxing!! Yesterday, we were enjoying the sunset in Borobudur
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is it just me, but i really enjoyed exploring taman sari and watching the ramayana ballet...
ofcourse, i love borubudor and prambanan. pero parang mas love ko ang prambanan....
borubudor or prambanan?
I finished my Jogjakarta Entries, good experience... I will be back to Indonesia in a few days, can't wait!
Day 2 - Borobudur Sunrise & the Ramayana Ballet
Day 3 - Prambanan and Sunset at Parangtritis Beach
Hi guys, Im planning din na pumunta sa Yogyakarta then Prambanan and Borobudur but I'll be coming from Surabaya. Anyone who has tried this or may idea kayo kung feasible sya. Thank you.
i was there just a few weeks ago, and i had an awesome time!
we flew to jakarta via cebu pacific on a monday night, met up with my sister and a couple of friends. tuesday morning saw taking the earliest flight out to yogyakarta. we flew via air asia, which took off from the brand new, modern soekarno hatta terminal 3. it was even nicer than our own terminal 3.
among the first things i noticed in yogya were the modes of transpo, specifically the becak and the cute pink cabs which were everywhere! we didn't take public transpo though, as we had a rented car take us around. among the things that kept us busy on day 1 were visits to anson's silver shop in kotagede, a batik painting art gallery, plaza ambarrukmo (mall). late afternoon we headed out to see candi prambanan, which totally took my breath away! it was an absolutely awesome sight! words fail, really.
we also checked out candi plausan, then headed back to prambanan. we had dinner at the prambanan restaurant, which i highly recommend. not only was their buffet food yummy, you also have a lovely view of the prambanan which they light up at night. after that, we watched the ramayana ballet. it was nice and i also enjoyed the musical scoring provided by the gamelan ensemble.
for day 2, first stop was kraton, or the sultan's palace. entrance fee for this, i think, was around 75 pesos for foreign visitirs, a bit cheaper for locals. that's one thing awesome about indonesia: locals always pay ccheaper fees, sana ganon din dito hehe. and for that amount, may guide na rin to take you around.
borobudur was the next stop. i was excited to see it, but appreciating it fully was hard, because there were so many people! palibhasa, it was a lebaran holiday (end of ramadan, which is kinda like their christmas) so there were a lot of locals apart from foreigners. the queue was horrifically long, but thankfully, they have an office especially for foreign visitors.
it was beautiful, but we couldn't take it in so much dahil nakaka-distract yung dami ng tao, plus it was such a hot day. we all agreed we should go back nang hindi lebaran holiday.
on the way back from borobudur, we stopped by a branch of ansor's silver shop where we chanced upon a wayang kulit (leather puppet) performance.
nung gabi, we checked out their local coffee hangout called angkringan. i can't recall the name of the street, pero sobrang inetresting siya kasi on one side, you have the angkringans lined up. patrons' motorcycles are neatly parked sa may tapat nito, then on the other side, you have the locals sitting on mats placed on the sidewalk. as in sa sidewalk talaga, ang karakter!
while they also serve food, angkringans are famous for their coffee which is the usual coffee mix but they add hot charcoal, supposedly for extra flavor.
we flew back to jakarta the next day. there we checked out outlet stores, and lovely malls like seibu, mall ambassador, grand indonesia, and plaza indonesia. pasalubong shopping was done at carrefour.
this site provided me with good inputs regarding a trip to indonesia
Although I'm rephrasing some items here since upon reading my post, I got confused myself hehe.
We'll be going to Jakarta on a Thursday. This is of course work related, so we plan on doing the Jakarta tour in the evening. Work is until Friday. But we plan on extending our trip, at our expense until Sunday ( we hope to take the last flight back to Manila).
So basically we have Friday night to Sunday evening to tour some fabulous places/events mentioned in this thread paritcularly:
So I was hoping you guys can help me make an itinerary wherein we can visit the places I mentioned above in order.
To begin with, how do I get to Burubodor from Jakarta?
Which one is cheaper and easier to book (plane or train)? Will it be okay if we arrange it while we're in Indonesia already? how much will it cost?
How much rin kaya ang overnight rates sa Manohara Hotel?
Last edited by gluteusmaximus; Nov 1, 2009 at 06:02 PM.
Try to check my itinerary in my blog, you can just adjust it a bit in order to suit your schedule. It could probably be like this
Friday: overnight in Manohara (or someplace nearby)
Saturday: sunrise in Borobudur - Prambanan and the Ramayana Ballet
Sunday: roam around the city center / shop in Maliboro.
On getting there, I suggest you take the flight via AirAsia in order to save you some of your precious time. However do book ahead as budget airlines are very expensive when bought a few days before the actual flight. This should cost less than 100 USD.
Manohara - if I am not mistaken it is around 50 USD; included already here are the entrance ticket to Borobudur for two and breakfast...
I hope this helps...
all about enjoying big adventures on small budget @ My Misadventures...
Magkano lahat ng entrance fees sa Yogyakarta - Borobudur?
May marerecommend po ba kayong hotel doon? Tenks
May 27-28 lang kami nasa indonesia. May suggestion po ba kayo sa itinerary. I really want to visit Borobudur and watch puppet show. Please advise kung magkano ang entrance fees. Salamat sa magrereply.
haysek, here's my post from page 2:
Hello there. We went to Yogyakarta in December last year. Very nice place very peaceful and tourist friendly. With your sched, you should have enough time to see the most important sites: Borobodur and Prambanan. Kung meron pang time go to the old Sultan's palace.
Here's my most important tip: When you go to Borobodur and Prambanan, find a way to pass yourself off as Indonesian. Ang admission ng Indonesian is less than 1 dollar. Ang foreigners ay $12!
Nadale kami diyan. Sulit din naman pero nakakaasar lang nga at parang naisahan ka.
haysek, if your two days will be spent in yogyakarta lang, then go for it. pero if it's for both jakarta and yogya, medyo hindi feasible.
in fairness naman, even if you have to pay higher sa borobudur, you don't join the queue for locals. dun kayo sa airconditioned office na may sariling restrooom at may free refreshments pa. that was a huge help kasi when we went there, it was the lebaran holiday, the place was packed and simpleng pag-cr lang e mahirap.
i do think it's a good idea na mas mura for locals. like kung dito, na kung mas mababa ang rates ng local sa tourist spots, panalo yun
Maraming salamat po rational!!!!! Pakicheck po kung feasible...
Travel by taxi lang po kami. Any advice?
Saan po puedeng isingit Prambanan dito?
May 27 - Will arrive at 7AM at Yogyakarta
7AM - 9 AM Settle at hotel
9-11 AM Sultan's Palace and nearby spots
Watch Ballet? Found out na 50,000 IDR Standard Seat -- P250, masyado po ba malayo sa stage ang Standard Seat?
5-8 AM Borobodur (para makita sunrise)
10 AM - airport na
Thank you po.
Last edited by haysek; Feb 12, 2010 at 05:54 PM.
Sorry, haysek. I was there for only a week and was ferried around by my Indonesian friends so I cannot comment on the schedule.
I think blue_wednesday's input is important. When we went there kakaunti ang tao so not much difference if we waited in an aircon room or not. SO kung peak time, might be better to fork over the $12.
Blue_wed, many tourist_spots here already charge more for foreigners. I know Ayala Museum does. Kaya lang their not so obvious in the naming of the tickets.
rational, ay really? good to know that some establishments/tourist spots actually charge cheaper for locals, para naman ma-promote din among pinoys. sana mas maging practice pa ito in more places
haysek, i replied to your pm na. but re: your itinerary, feasible naman yung day 1. yung day 2 medyo hapit lang siguro, kasi borobudur is quite a distance din from the airport/malioboro area (where most hotels are). i think it's either dala niyo na yung luggage niyo sa borobudur, or pack fast na lang and check out agad sa hotel to make it to the airport in time.
Last edited by haysek; Feb 14, 2010 at 01:26 PM.
went there summer of 2007 and stayed for 40 days. pinadala ako ng school to be a representative sa ASEAN Emporiums Course sa Jogja (how the natives call it). ang maganda sa pagpunta ko doon, libre lahat ng ginawa namin--nag-aral sa UGM (one of the top schools in Indo), namasyal sa Prambanan at Borobodur, gumawa ng sariling batik, tumugtog ng Gamelan. it was a very nice experience. and most of all, made some indonesian and southeast asian friends.
ano pa ginagawa niyo, go na sa Jogja!
Be ready nga pala to be awakened very early in the morning by the call to prayers at the mosque.
Yeah, I have to agree Jogja has a lot of charm despite the fact that it is hot and dirty... The Borobudur is an awesome monument and should not be missed. Try getting there on sunrise and watch the cloud vanish as morning sun touches them!!
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