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Indonesia is famous throughout the world for its magnificent temples, dense forests, gushing waterfalls, and a unique culture. Yogyakarta, located on the Java island of Indonesia, is the best place to soak into the Indonesian vibe. Spend 1 day in Yogyakarta to discover the world of cultural shows, melodious musical performances, and picture-perfect landscapes. You will be able to capture the mountainous panorama of the city by using this 1-day Yogyakarta itinerary. Take a look!

How to spend 1 day in Yogyakarta?

Morning

It would be a great idea to visit the specialty of Yogyakarta first in the morning. Therefore, begin your day by taking a trip to the temple of Prambanan. This 9th century Hindu temple is noted for its stone spirals and is worth capturing in your camera. Your next stop can be Sambisari, another 9th century underground temple. You will love to get entertained at the Upside-Down World Jogja. Some more attractions located nearby are the Affandi Museum, Dirgantara Mandala Air Force Museum, Museum Batik Yogyakarta etc. where you will learn about the region’s history and culture. In addition to this, you can also visit the Gembira Loka Zoo where you can enjoy a camel and elephant ride. Also, you will find a number of cafes and restaurants nearby offering delicious Indonesian cuisine for breakfast.

Afternoon

When you are spending 24 hours in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, it is important to indulge in shopping the local items. And, no place could be better than Jalan Malioboro for this. Head to this vibrant street of Yogyakarta in afternoon and explore the retail shops and handicraft stores lining the street. 10 minutes’ drive from the street are some museums of the city that you would like to take a walking tour of. This includes Fort Vredeburg Museum- the independence struggle museum of Indonesia, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta- the cultural center of the city, and Taman Pintar Yogyakarta- the education center. If you are with kids, you can also include Perayaan Sekaten Park. The grand palace of Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat also deserves your visit. Your final stop for the afternoon will be Taman Sari, the royal castle famous for its ornate bathing complex.

Evening

At evening, you can head to another historical landmark called Plengkung Gading. One of the unique places in Yogyakarta is Yogyakarta Pets and Plants Market where you will see a large variety of plants and pets that you can either buy or just appreciate. No matter what your age is, you will love to be at this lovely place. Finally, you can end your trip by visiting Alun Alun Kidul. This place is a perfect blend of historical value and entertainment. The park is situated right behind the royal palace and when you visit the park at night, you will see many bright cabs and tons of interesting attractions. The place comes alive at night and apart from all the activities it offers, you can also enjoy a scrumptious dinner here.

Yogyakarta is a beautiful city and it has everything that you need to enjoy your small holiday.

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