If you’re traveling to Indonesia, visiting Yogyakarta should be on your itinerary because it is the cultural and craft center of the country. You can find many classical Javanese fine arts and culture there such as batik, music, poetry, and other kinds of literatures.
In Jogja, there are many famous landmarks such as Borobudur Temple and Prambanan Temple which you can travel virtually here. Exploring the city is fun as you can shop for cheap souvenirs and eat good food!
Despite the unlimited fun of exploring Jogja, you should be aware that now is not the right time to visit the city due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. But, don’t be sad! During the self-isolation time, we’ll take you to experience Yogyakarta in your heads. Check out Indonesia.Travel Youtube channel or read our article to do so:
What to Eat
When you set your foot in Jogja, you gotta try gudeg, a popular food in the city. Gudeg is made from young unripe jackfruit mixed with palm sugar, coconut milk, and spices. Usually, sellers serve gudeg on banana leaf with warm rice, a hard-boiled egg, and krecek. You can find gudeg everywhere in many food stalls in Jogja.
2. Bakmi Godog
Bakmi godog is a traditional Javanese noodle dish that is available in Yogyakarta. The dish consists of yellow noodles, chicken, vegetables, garlic shallot, tomato, and other delicious spices! It’s delicious and comforting food, especially if you eat it after heavy rain 😉
3. Sate Klatak
This satay can be found basically anywhere in Jogja. It is a mutton satay that is cut and grilled fresh in front of you. The satay is very yummy because it is rich in flavor.
Where to Go
Malioboro is a famous shopping street in Jogja. It is a cheap shopping area selling everything from bags, t-shirts to souvenirs. Sometimes, you can bargain the souvenirs and get good prices. At Malioboro, you can relax in the coffee shop and enjoy your meals. The place has a vibrant nightlife.
Do you know that you can travel to Malioboro street virtually? Click this link, and you’ll be automatically transported there 🙂
2. Punthuk Setumbu
From the top of the hills at Punthuk Setumbu, you can witness a great sunrise. It is a great place where you can see the Borobudur temple. Hear the bird singing the sound of blowing wind with your family, friends, and your significant other!
What to Listen to
If you’re bored at home and missing Jogja, you can listen to a lot of songs that remind you of Jogja. For instance, a romantic song titled “Sesuatu di Jogja” by Adithia Sofyan is an easy-listening song that can cure your longing of Jogja.
Apart from that, there are many other good songs about Jogja that will remind you of Jogja such as Djogja by Amorisa, Kangen Jogja by Tiara Yantika, and Tunggu Aku di Jogja by Gemini.
Jogja is also famous for its gamelan music instrument. So, while you’re at home, you can hear some of the gamelan music and traditional dance as well.
What to Watch
Do you know that there are many good films which are set in Jogja? When you’re at home during the pandemic, you can surf the internet and watch your favorite movies. The movies titled “Siti,” “Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2” and “Kapan Kawin” have many scenes that were filmed in Jogja.
Guess You Can Travel Jogja without Leaving Your Home!
Yes, you may be stuck at home now. But, you can always travel to Jogja inside your heads. Hopefully, our article can give you some ideas of what you can do later when you are actually visiting Jogja! Well, we hope everything will get better soon and we’re up for another adventure to Jogja!