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30 Best Places to Visit in Sleman

Sleman is one of the districts in the Yogyakarta Special Region Province, which has various attractive natural and modern tourist attractions. From lakes, waterfalls, rice fields, culinary to mountains, you can find everything here!

1. Keraton Ratu Boko

Keraton Ratu Boko or Ratu Boko Temple is a palace with a Hindu style that played an essential role in the spread of Hinduism in Indonesia in the 8th century. The location with an area of ​​250,000 square meters was once a palace complex that collapsed so that only a few parts of the building were still visible. Keraton Ratu Boko is one of the most popular tourist spots in Jogja, which is instagrammable, you know! The visitors will flock to take pictures with the background of the palace buildings and the blue sky. Taking pictures on the grass is also a favorite spot! If you have plenty of time until the sun goes down, you can take pictures against a purple sky mixed with orange as the background. Very cool! Guaranteed, your photos are instagrammable.

2. Jogja Bay Waterpark

Tourist attractions in Jogja are not only cultural and historical tours, you know! There is also a water park, Jogja Bay Waterpark, for those of you who want to have fun playing with water. Many choices of surfing ride that you can choose for your adrenaline. The extreme water rides you can play include Memo Racer, Bekti Adventure, Volcano Coaster, Timo-Timo Rider, and many more!

3. Prambanan Temple

Apart from Borobudur, Jogja still has one more famous temple, namely the Prambanan Temple. Prambanan Temple has a total of 240 temples and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You must visit many Instagrammable photo spots here! According to legend, this Prambanan Temple was built by Bandung Bondowoso, a young man who fell in love with Roro Jonggrang.

4. Merapi Kaliadem

For you to feel like riding a jeep-like adventure movie? Merapi Kaliadem is the place! Here, you can take a tour of Mount Merapi using a jeep (check out the Merapi Jeep One Day Trip package on!). The Kaliadem bunker used to be a place to observe Mount Merapi's activities and a shelter for observers. Now, the site is not used correctly. Since the eruption of Mount Merapi 10 years ago, the surrounding area has become arid due to an explosion.

5. Sindu Kusuma Park

Sindu Kusuma Edupark is a family tourist spot. Besides being able to play water in the waterpark, you can also get insight enjoyably. This hits tourist spot has various rides that you can enjoy, starting from Flow Pool, Giant Slider, Kora-Kora, and even the Haunted House. You can also visit Omah Batik and Tempo Doeloe Toys, where you can find out about the history of batik and old-school toy collections.

6. Roro Jonggrang Ballet

If you are tired of walking around Prambanan Temple, you can head over to the Roro Jonggrang Ballet to see the famous dance performance. This show is usually held in front of Prambanan Temple, which makes it even more spectacular. The Roro Jonggrang Ballet performance will present it in the form of modern dance without leaving the characteristics of the dance, coupled with music, drama, and costumes as support. So, at Roro Jongrang trip, you won't feel bored.

7. Yogya Kembali Monument Museum

Yogya Kembali Monument Museum has a shape that is quite unique because it resembles the shape of a mountain. The shape was chosen as a symbol that signifies fertility and the preservation of the ancestors' history. The choice of the name of this museum also has an exciting story. The name was chosen because this museum was created to commemorate the history of the struggle of all Indonesian people over the withdrawal of Dutch troops from Yogyakarta, which was the capital of Indonesia.

8. Ullen Sentalu Museum

This museum has a unique name. Ullen Sentalu is an abbreviation of the Javanese language, namely "Ulating Blencong Sejatining Tataraning Lumaku" which means "light is the guide for the path of life." Wow, the name is philosophical. This tourist spot in Jogja provides many stories about the history of the civilization of the Mataram Kingdom. You will find many statues, paintings, photographs, batik cloth, and several other historical relics. You also can't take pictures carelessly in this museum. Take it easy; there will be places where you are allowed to take pictures. One of them is the relief of Borobudur Temple, which is deliberately tilted. Very unique, huh?

9. Ramayana Ballet in Prambanan

Visiting Jogja feels incomplete if you don't watch the Ramayana ballet performance in Prambanan. If you want to see how beautiful Jogja culture is, watching Ramayana ballet trip is the right choice for you and your partner. The uniqueness of this Ramayana ballet is that you will see a combined performance of drama and dance without any dialogue. The Ramayana ballet itself tells a love story about Rawa Wijaya's journey to save Dewi Shinta's wife, kidnapped by Rahwana Raja Alengka. Indeed watching this show with your partner will give you a more special impression.

10. Ijo Temple

The next tourist spot in Jogja that you should visit with your partner is Ijo Temple. Ijo Temple is one of the unique places in Jogja to watch the sunset. The open view on the west side of the highest temple in Jogja presents a charming natural panorama from a height. You and your partner will be fascinated when you see the beautiful sunset against the background of Ijo Temple. It is guaranteed that seeing the evening at Ijo Temple with your partner will make your vacation moments with your partner even more romantic.

11. Stonehenge Cangkringan

Does anyone know of a place called Stonehenge, which is located in Wiltshire, England? It is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. You can see a line of stones that stands firmly on the ground. Stonehenge means stone which means rock, and henge means circle.

12. The Lost World Castle

The next tourist spot in Sleman that you must visit is The Lost World Castle. Located on the slopes of Mount Merapi, this hit tourist destination is similar to Takeshi Fort because the building is formed with stones from the eruption of Mount Merapi. This place is perfect for hunting for Instagrammable photo spots in the Paradise Gate arena, 3D photo spots, and world icons. With a cheap entry fee of IDR 30,000, you can have fun!

13. Blue Lagoon

Want to soak and swim while enjoying the incredible and beautiful scenery? You can go to the Blue Lagoon, a natural bathing pool from underground water. You can wash and swim in a collection that will make your body feel refreshed.

14. Lava Tour of Merapi

Merapi Lava Tour is a tourist spot in Sleman that you must visit. Here, you can rent a Merapi jeep to see several well-known places, such as the Alien Rock, Kaliadem Bunker, the Remnant Museum of Hartaku, the House of the late Mbah Maridjan, Gendol Cliff, and so on.

15. Green Kayen

Green Kayen is a hit tourist destination in the form of a river, and its water comes from the Boyong River stream. This famous place has 5 meter high cliffs that drop water from a height to be used as a place to swim. This tourist attraction is suitable for children's tourism and family tourism.

16. Cliff Breksi

Breksi Cliff is a tourist attraction hits that you must visit next. This cliff is a beautiful limestone cliff with stunning carvings in the shape of a dragon. For those of you who are looking for an Instagrammable photo spot, Tebing Breksi is an attractive spot with a cheap entrance ticket price. Often this tourist attraction is combined in one itinerary with the Merapi lava tour.

17. The World Landmark Merapi Park

The World Landmark Merapi Park is a park presenting miniature landmarks from various parts of the world. By giving small milestones, this tourist spot in Sleman has become a target to hunt for funny and instagrammable photos, such as the Statue of Liberty, Burj Al Arab Dubai, the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, to the statue of Masha and The Bear. Not only miniature landmarks, but The World Landmark Merapi Park also provides rides such as Kids Waterpark, Jemparingan, and Horse Riding. This famous tourist destination is also suitable for family tours or children's tours.

18. Watugupit Paragliding Hill

The following beautiful spot to see the sunset in the city of Yogyakarta is at the Watugupit Paragliding Hill. Watugupit is located in a hilly area east of Parangtritis Beach. Here you can witness a very peaceful sunset moment. All of that is complete with a refreshing evening breeze, especially if the sunset moment is enjoyed above the sea.

19. Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang is a romantic hangout place in Yogyakarta. Here you can enjoy the charm that this place offers. The right time to come to Bukit Bintang is in the afternoon so that you can enjoy a beautiful sunset view with a seductive sky color. You can enjoy the sunset with family or friends.

20. Embung Nglanggeran

Embung Nglanggeran is a tourist area located in the hills of Gunungkidul. In this famous tourist spot, you will find an artificial lake used as a recreation facility and a place for irrigation from the fruit and vegetable gardens located around it.

21. Suroloyo Peak

Suroloyo Peak is one of the best places for those who want to watch the beautiful sunset from the top of the mountains. This tourist attraction in Jogja is also one of the highest points of the Menoreh Mountains in Kulon Progo Regency.

22. Bukit Parang Endog

Not far from the Parangtritis area, you can find a hilly area with a direct view of the southern sea. From the top of the hill, which was once a paragliding platform, you can sit back and enjoy the seconds of the day and night changes comfortably while capturing them on camera.

23. Bukit Lintang Sewu

If you and your partner want to find exciting photo spots with natural views, Bukit Lintang Sewu can be a perfect choice. This tourist destination is located in the pine forest area of ​​Bantul district. So, when visiting Bukit Lintang Sewu you will feel the cool air and fresh air. You can easily find various beautiful and unique ornaments that make you want to capture them immediately with a camera lens. Traveling on Bukit Lintang Sewu will make you and your partner addicted to trying out every photo spot that is here. How, surely t-mates want to capture the moment with your partner here, right?

24. Parangtritis Beach

Parangtritis Beach is a famous beach and a mandatory destination when on vacation in Jogja. Here you and your partner can enjoy quality time while seeing the beautiful waves and enjoying the breeze. While at Parangtritis Beach you can also rent a wagon to go around the beach. As you turn in the afternoon, you and your partner can directly see the twilight's stunning violet on the western horizon. The beautiful view of golden light would fill the sky, so it would be a shame if it were not immortalized with a camera lens. To make your trip easier, let's order the Bukit Panguk sunrise package which includes a visit to this beach!

25. Goa Pindul

While on vacation in Jogja, there's nothing wrong with inviting your partner to explore nature tourism together. Goa Pindul is one of the tourist attractions that must be visited and hypnotized by its beauty. While in Goa Pindul, you can see the beautiful sunlight coming from the cave walls and penetrating the river water. Here, you can also enjoy the popular rafting Goa Pindul activity! You don't need to worry about complicated access to see the beauty of Pindul Cave because the entrance is straightforward to reach.

26. Mataram Kingdom, Kotagede

The legacy of previous kingdoms has always been an attractive tourist spot in Jogja. The Ancient Mataram Kingdom left many traces of the temple. Meanwhile, the Islamic Mataram Kingdom left two royal tomb complexes, in Imogiri and Kotagede.

27. Fort Vredeburg Museum

Fort Vredeburg is a fort that was built in 1765 by the Dutch government, which functioned as a form of defense from the Yogyakarta Palace attack. Currently, this hit tourist spot has become one of the historical tourist attractions in Jogja. You can find information such as history, culture, and noble values ​​of struggle here. This tourist spot that can be called an antique also has many places for Instagrammable photos. So don't let t-mates forget to capture the exciting moments while at the Fort Vredeburg Museum, huh!

28. Masjid Gedhe Kauman

The Gedhe Kauman Mosque is religious tourism as well as a tourist spot in Jogja. The Gedhe Kauman Mosque, better known as the Great Mosque of Yogyakarta, was built in an area that still belongs to the Yogyakarta Palace. The Gedhe Kauman Mosque is a place of worship, but this mosque is also a famous tourist spot. Even so, the primary function of the mosque as a place of worship is still very well preserved, complete with all the necessary facilities.

29. Oya River

Still, a tourist spot that can stimulate adrenaline, this time, you won't be taken down the river below the cave. However, you can rafting while seeing the natural scenery more clearly. Oya River is one of the tourist attractions in Gunungkidul. When you arrive at this place, you will immediately be greeted by a natural landscape similar to the Amazon River. This river flow is not too heavy, and its safety is guaranteed. So t-mates, you don't need to worry about rafting here.

30. Keraton Yogyakarta

Keraton Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta, also known as Keraton Jogja, is a palace where the sultan and his family live. You can make a museum as a good tourist spot in Jogja if you want to learn more about Javanese culture. There are many relics of the previous sultans and their families that you can see here.