Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A Little Yogyakarta Trip

When Lucedale had a damnably exciting trip to Japan, I had also a trip though it's only around Yogyakarta. Last October --well, so sorry for postponing this post too long--, my cousin were having a little free time and she could fly to Jogja and meet me, though it was only a day and the other day before she spent with her friends.
At first, I had no idea where will we go, until then I remember that I haven't explore the greatness of Yogyakarta by seeing its historical tourist place. And I set my mind to be a historical student (pretend it, I will just give you a short history learning :p ) You know where we go? Let's see, the first place is...



Yaayy, right! So, welcome to the Vredeburg Fortress Museum. If you've ever been to Jogja and visited Malioboro, this Fort may be a familiar for you. It's located in the south of Malioboro and near the traffic lamp, and of course, if you've ever been to Malioboro, you've also ever passed this fort since it is a one way street.
It's a must for people who like history as well as the strategic location of this fortress. It's no one never come to Malioboro when you visit Yogyakarta, right? Well, as an Indonesian, this fortress museum tell much enough about the process of our country to be independent. It was built by the Dutch Government when Sultan Hamengku Buwono I led. There are four dioramas, and you only need a little time to go around all the dioramas cause Vredeburg is not too big. But, if you need to be serious to read and understand the means of each dioramas, it can take three ours more.


Second place goes to....

Tamansari Water Castle. It is located in the heart of the city, near by the Keraton, precisely less than 1 km of West Keraton. It is also a historical place. You see the green water at the picture, right? It was said as a pool where the Queen bathing. I don't know it's real or it was fake. Haha. But the history tells that it was a swimming pool where only sultan's women can frolic there.

Anyway, there also one place really near by this Castle, it's in one complex. It's a Tamansari underground mosque. But you have to be accompanied by guide unless you will be confused and ask people many times in every crossroads.


It was a delightful trip where we can know a lil bit history of our nation and it's never being so old school to visit historical places such as museums and castles just like what I've done tell to you. Since, every places have each historical side to tell, and what we need to do is not to understand it, it's enough to just knowing it and to realize that we have sooo many unique histories which make this country be colorful, more, and differs. As our motto, "unity in diversity". And it can tell how you really love our Indonesia ;)

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