The Yogyakarta region is practically a museum of dynastic history in Indonesia. The famed Buddhist temple Borobodur and its Hindu counterpart Prambanan typically lures crowds for its detailed relief. Nearby, however, the oft-overlooked palace complex of Ratu Boko provides an even more imaginative glimpse of the region’s cultural and religious origins.
Set on a ridge called the Thousand Hills, Ratu Boko offers expansive views of Prambanan as well as Java’s most active volcano, Mt Merapi. Only the foundation of the palace remains, as do former bathing pools. A mysterious well near the complex’s cremation site is a place of pilgrimage for the region’s Hindus, who say the water has sacred properties.
|DAY 01||AIRPORT ⇒ TEBING BREKSI ⇒ HOTEL (Lunch)
|DAY 02||BOROBUDUR TOUR ⇒ MALIOBORO (Breakfast, Lunch)
|DAY 03||MERAPI LAVA TOUR ⇒ THE WORLD LANDMARKS MERAPI PARK ⇒ TRANSFER OUT (Breakfast, Lunch)