Trip of Wonders: Yogyakarta
Borobudur Temple was every bit as incredible as I’d imagined. Stepping on grounds that dated back to the 8th century was already an indescribable experience. Watching the sun go from a faint light to fully enveloping the temple and unveiling the layered landscape in front of it was even more so.
Top – Four Cranes
What better way to see the village surrounding Borobudur than by cycling? It was such a nice change of pace biking around against such a beautiful backdrop. I think I enjoyed it way too much that I didn’t get to take much photos!
Top – Twill Cavern
Shoes – H&M
Royal Ambarrukmo formerly served as the Yogyakarta Royal Palace, and its regal heritage showed from the moment we arrived. It’s such a quiet and elegant place full of tradition, culture, and art. We spent the afternoon strolling around the hotel and admiring the beautiful Javanese architecture. Then, we were treated to a royal tea ceremony and were served by people wearing traditional clothes.
If sunrise is for Borobudur Temple, then sunset is for Ratu Boko Temple. It is quite an enigma as to its history and purpose, but nonetheless beautiful. What a tranquil view to bid the sunset goodbye to.
Off to the beaches we go! Next up: Lombok!
Check out the first part of my trip, Bandung, if you haven’t yet!
In collaboration with Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.