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Ds. Majaksingi, Borobudur, Majaksingi, Borobudur, Magelang, Jawa Tengah 56553, Indonesia
The resort’s 36 limestone-clad suites were inspired by Borobudur, Java’s famous Buddhist sanctuary two miles away, and face the surrounding rice paddies. Don’t miss the Grain of Rice experience, which starts with a visit to...
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Mt Bromo, Area Gn. Bromo, Podokoyo, Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia
Bright and early, just before the sun comes up over Mount Bromo, Mount Semeru and Mount Batok, with ample rolling fog and an epic eruption for good measure. We climbed Mount Penanjakan in our Toyota 4x4 pre-dawn in the headlights of some 1,200...
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The words “mystical” and “magical” are often used to describe the legendary island of Bali in Indonesia, where the sounds of the Gamelan and the scent of incense help create an exotic setting for an off-the-hook adventure. For divers, it’s a...
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Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
Borobudur’s sheer size and epic grandeur – temple spires sprout of the Kedu Plain valley floor against a backdrop of countless volcanic peaks – floor even the most jaded traveler upon visiting. The wily English despot Thomas Stamford Raffles...
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Java, Indonesia
The Borobudur Temple is recognised as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments. The best time to visit is sunrise, which does mean a very early start but it’s more than worth the early morning wake up call. If you climb to the very top of the temple...
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Jalan Suweta No.5, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Our friend Caroline has lived in Bali for 25 years. On the second morning of our visit, she cooked up some nasi goreng. It entered the breakfast hall of fame and was without a doubt the best fried rice I've ever had.
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Notoprajan, Ngampilan, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55262, Indonesia
Keraton, as it is widely known to tourists and visitors to Indonesia, is the royal palace complex of the Sultan. Once the sole rulers of Yogyakarta, now resigned to governorship on Java, the royal family has a rich history of power, beauty and...
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Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No.81, Ambarukmo, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
The Royal Ambarrukmo, endorsed by Yogyakarta's reigning Sultan (a governor, in terms of power now) is fit for royalty indeed. As the only 4 star hotel in this laid back Javanese city, it's also one of the best options for a tourist who wants to...
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Wonokitri, Ledok Sari, Tosari, Pasuruan, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
It's a trek that brings thousands of visitors to Indonesia every year. Wake up when it is still dark, ride in a jeep over unkept dirt roads, sleep-closed eyes barely taking in the throngs of vehicles, horses and animals that compete for space on...
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Petulu, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
A colorful Garuda statue stands guard in a traditional Balinese house-turned-art-gallery in Ubud. Garuda is a giant mythical bird and the national symbol of Indonesia.
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Watukebo, Wongsorejo, Banyuwangi Regency, East Java, Indonesia
Ijen Crater (Kawah Ijen) is the world's largest acidic lake. It is located in East Java of Indonesia just next to Bali. Great adventurous experience you would get while hiking Ijen. Ijen is an active volcano with high amount of Sulfur. You will...
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Mambal, Abiansemal, Mambal, Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia
It took three years to realize this passion project: a spa retreat built mainly of bamboo. Book a riverfront suite, or the hotel can arrange a stay in a rural family’s home. This appeared in the January/February 2013 issue.
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Bunutan, Abang, Seraya Bar., Kec. Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia
It's quite a hike to Lempuyang temple, which sits at the summit of Mount Lempuyang, 1,058 feet above sea level, but it's worth every one of those thousand(ish) steps. Time your trip to arrive at sunrise, when the view of Mount Agung to the north...
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Jl. Kresna No.87A, Yangapi, Tembuku, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80671, Indonesia
On the shoulders of Bali’s most sacred mountain is perched its Mother Temple, Pura Besakih, a complex of 23 sacred buildings. Several times annually, pilgrims flock here from around the island—on the backs of motorbikes, in buses and...
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Jalan Suweta No. 88, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Warung Bodag Maliah, often just called Sari Organik is a fabulously simple spot with a view to die for about 2km up a twisty ricefield path to the north of Jalan Raya, Ubud. The menu features a rainbow of fruits and vegetables from the Sari...
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Jalan Tegal Bingin, Mas, Ubud, Kemenuh, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets is a free museum tucked away in a small village about 5 minutes outside Ubud. Created by a businessman with a beautiful collection of puppets and masks from all over Indonesia, and many other countries, the...
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Jl. Gn. Sari No.1, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
As in most tourist towns it can be tough to find places to eat in Ubud that aren’t just full of other tourists eating what locals eat but paying 3 times the price. Mangga Madu is one of those rare finds that caters to expats, locals and tourists....
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Jl. RSI Markandya 2, Gang Mawar, Banjar Sebali, Desa Keliki, Kecamatan Tegallalang, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
The Balinese have been using herbs and roots to treat most ailments for centuries. Unfortunately, as in many other places in the world, the knowledge of these treatments is being lost as the younger generation turns towards "western" medicine....
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Singakerta, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Just South of Ubud in the village of Singakerta are some of the most talented wood carvers on the island of Bali. In this village in the myriad of carving workshops you can buy everything from tiny detailed dancers to full sized Komodo dragons....
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Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
The Puri Lukisan, or temple of paintings, was the first museum in Ubud, opening in 1956. The aim was to preserve the art of traditional painting in Bali in its many styles. Included in the collection now are three main sections of traditional...
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Jl. Raya Campuhan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
The ridge walk is an absolute must while you're in Ubud. Walking out of Ubud to the west you will see the Ibah hotel on your right as you go down the hill to the river in Campuhan. If you go into the driveway of the hotel there is a small sign...
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Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Every day between 3 and 5pm, aspiring young Balinese dancers attend classes at ARMA (Agung Rai Museum of Art) in Ubud. The classes are free and open to anyone who would like join in or even just watch. Boys and girls are taught in different...
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Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
After your walk through the rice fields you'll need an amazing lunch. Just up the road from the Campuhan ridge walk is Pomegranate, a great restaurant under a simple white canopy with views to die for. There is nothing fancy about this place but...
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Jalan Hanoman, Desa Padang Tegal, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
We were thrilled to find two young modern artists plying their wares in downtown Ubud. With a wry sense of humor, and a style not unlike Basquiat, this is art you can actually afford, and something no one is going to expect you to bring home from...
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Jl. Raya Ubud No.8, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Every night in Ubud one can find a variety of traditional dance and music performances taking place in the various temples sprinkled throughout the town. My second night in Ubud, I bought tickets to this Barong dance that took place in the Ubud...
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JL Jambangan, Banjar Baung, Desa Sayan Ubud, Bali, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
People see beautiful rice paddy photos before they visit Bali, and often they arrive not knowing how to seek out those gorgeous landscapes. A guided cycling tour is a lovely way to take it in. This company takes you into the hills by car, then you...
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Jl. Banjar Baung, Desa, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Bambu Indah is the most recent addition to Ubud's bamboo building revolution. The location of this boutique resort is stunning, the staff wonderful and the food at their restaurant fresh, organic and delicious. They also have some of the best...
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Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
And enjoy the jungle. It was raining when I visited, which kept the crowds down. Not as many people either.
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Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
One of the best parts of the Yoga Barn is how customizable it is. Want to go bonkers and immerse yourself in yoga, meditation, and raw foods from morning til night? You can absolutely (and affordably) do so. Want to mix a few asanas in with an...
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Petulu, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Outside of Ubud in the still-quiet country, the father of a friend wades through a sea of green, taking care of his family's ricefields. He is the last of his line to work in the sawah, or rice paddies. His son has graduated college and works on a...
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Jl. Suweta No.31, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
What was supposed to be a solo trip turned into a serendipitous rendevous with one of my dear college friends and creative collaborators, who happened to be in the Philippines right as I was planning to tour Bali, and then Manila. He ended up...
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Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
If you are in Ubud have the opportunity to talk a medicinal or herbal walk through the fields don't miss it. There are an amazing variety of herbs growing along the paths.
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Jalan Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Every morning, before the day has truly begun, Balinese women come to the market shrine in the center of Ubud, Bali. They light incense and leave their offerings, origami folded banana frawns bearing crackers and cookies and flower petals for the...
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Jl. Dewisita, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Whatever you crave you'd probably be able to find in the cafes and restaurants along Monkey Forest Road in Ubud but sometimes the simple treats offered by the street vendors are the tastiest. This lady offers fresh corn that's been simply steamed....
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Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Strap on a helmet, grab some friends and let the awesome guides at Banyan Tree Bike Tours show you a side of Bali you'd never see on your own. Take a ride through rice paddies, where the ducks do all the work (ok, not ALL the work, but they do...
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Jalan Raya Penestanan No.8, Sayan, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
If Ubud is the art-core of Bali, then the Blanco Renaissance Museum is its little art-gem. Surrounding a lush, 20,000sq.m. piece of land, the museum is the ultimate embodiment of the creative life of the artist Antonio Blanco. If you're looking...
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Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Ubud is a beautiful city in the interior of Bali. We stopped one day for lunch at a restaurant called Casa Luna. The food was amazing, and very photogenic too. This dish was vegetarian, with tempe, sambal, pumpkin, rice, and beans. Full Account...
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Jalan Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
I was wandering the maze that's known as the Ubud market one lazy afternoon and I came upon interesting souvenirs from scarves to bags to clothing and coasters! But I stumbled into this tiny shop inside the market and spotted this canvas painting...
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Jalan Raya Kedewatan, Ubud, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
One of our top highlights from our honeymoon in Ubud was taking a cooking class at Lobong Cooking School. For ~$40 USD per person, we were picked up at our hotel, taken to a local market outside of Ubud (no tourists there), learned about the...
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Jalan Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
Tirta Empul is a Balinese temple complex known for its magical holy springs. People come from all over Bali to cleanse themselves in its frigid waters. A short ride from Ubud, it's a great stop to visit along with nearby Gunung Kawi.
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Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
When in the jungle town of Ubud, be sure to do a yoga class. They are relatively inexpensive and are a great experience. We did ours at the renowned Yoga Barn. The studios are open air and all you can hear is the birds and the wind. A great...
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Jalan Hanoman, Desa Padang Tegal, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Bali beguiles: its lush beauties, the deliciousness of its spiced dishes, the gentle loveliness of its people—all wonderful and welcoming. But in our week there, what repeatedly struck us was the remarkably easygoing, yet attentive, spirituality...
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Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Spending an early morning with our family in the monkey forest was a nice way to avoid the crowds, and have fun observing the monkeys. We enjoyed exploring this amazing nature reserve and shoot some family pictures given the lovely morning light.
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Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Nothing reminds me more of my time in Bali than the clanging, balanced sound of the gamelan. Here, a woman plays the local instrument at a funerary procession. Full orchestras of women or men play the gamelan together across the island. It's an...
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Jl. Bisma No.75, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
When visiting Bali last summer, I made sure to sneak in a few early morning hikes in and around Ubud. While most of the other tourists are still sound asleep, one can get glimpses of beautiful sunrises over rice paddies and women placing offerings...
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Jl. Raya Pengosekan No.2013, MAS, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
On a quest to find a unique way to experience authentic Balinese dance and gamelan, I was invited to join Cudamani, a touring gamelan company, at their academy. There was nothing sweeter than seeing the little girls rehearse for an upcoming...
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Jl. Suweta No.4, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Lucky enough to enjoy a night at an Odalan Istimewa (literally special performances) at the temple of the Ubud Royal family during the once-in-thirty-years Pura Puseh (temple of origin) celebrations. This was backstage. The young dancers perform...
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Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
The best part of this lodging experience is its location--fantastic way to explore Ubud with everything at your finger tips. Monkeys from the sanctuary greet you on your deck in the morning, locals share their beautifully sewn dresses, silver...
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Jl. Campuhan 1, Penestanan Kelod, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Bali, 80572, Indonesia
I found my way to Pomegranate Cafe after a late lunch at Sari Organic. These cafes are steps away from each other. The view through the tent and the idea of a few drinks at sunset welcomed me in. I sat on cushions at the edge of the open tent and...
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This must have snack is unbelievably delicious!
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When you're visiting Ubud don't forget to pack items for the shelter dogs there! When we were researching our trip I saw so many posts on forums about the Bali Street dogs. They are abused and neglected and sometimes starved and eaten. BARC takes...
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Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud No.63 X, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
I loved admiring the statues in front of homes and near storefronts, like the Ganesha elephant, the Hindu-style Buddha wishing you "good luck", or this powerful lion .
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Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Hotel Taman Indrakila, Sayan, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
This gem just off one of the main road north of Ubud is the best kind of haven: relaxed (shoes optional), welcoming, infused but with an eye to detail and amazing food and drinks. The setting above the rice fields is breezy and a great mix of...
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Jl. Dewisita, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
This spa leans into Western decor a bit but, nestled next up a stream in an old Balinese building, it's a perfect refuge amid a day of strolling Ubud's steamy streets (the spa also sits on a stretch off the main drag with lovely shops in either...
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Jl. Tirta Tawar, Banjar Kutuh Kaja, Ubud, Petulu, Gianyar, Petulu, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
I travel several time in Indonesia and Bali but i never visit Ubud before.My destination was Ubud in order for me to improve my yoga skill and know better the Balinese culture. Ubud is the mecca for the yoga fans in the word today. I stay to a...
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Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali 8217, Indonesia
Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most important and most iconic temples on Bali, which also makes it one of the most visited. It is one of the six cardinal temples, and on a very clear day you can see all the way to Uluwatu Temple on the very...
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Jl. Penestanan Kelod No.75, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Alchemy is one of the most popular spots on the Ubud clean eating scene and it's also one of the most serious. It offers everything from raw and vegan food, an amazing salad and juice bar, eco and body friendly products and if you really want to...
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Jl. Gootama, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Soma is a cafe with a huge heart in the very center of Ubud. The crowd here is pretty hippie-dippie but bursting with health and love. The menu is interesting and varied and their specialty hand-milled flours, raw chocolate treats, and live foods...
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Jl. Goutama Sel., Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Down To Earth on Jalan Goutama Selatan, just off Jalan Hanoman, sells itself as a whole lifestyle brand, catering mostly to expat families who want the same organic produce and eco friendly products they are used to back at home. Part shop, part...
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Padangtegal, Jl. Hanoman No.44B, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Kafe opened in 2005 and hasn't been empty since. It is a staple for the yoga crowd, but also anyone looking for a nice fresh salad, tasty sandwiches, and a great selection of Mexican, Indian and Asian dishes. The cakes, pies and biscuits are also...
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Unnamed Road, 82152, Jatiluwih, Penebel, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82152, Indonesia
Bali's rice terraces are a beautiful sight, and a great place to view them is Jatiluwih in Tabanan. There are pathways cut through the fields for tourists and small stalls at which to sit and have a cold drink, but groups are few and far between,...
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Patehan, Kraton, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
My travel companion and I have seen our fair share of Asian markets - good, bad and ugly. Whether we intentionally scout them out or somehow stumble into a chicken massacre in the back alley of a Burmese meat market, we always find ourselves in...
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After two weeks of hardcore family-visiting, my mom and I stopped for a night in Yogyakarta, en route to Bali to meet up with my father. This was the view from my balcony at the lovely Phoenix Hotel after a delicious dinner of fried grouper with...
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Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
One of the best ways to learn about a place is to make friends with the locals. They're the ones who can tell you where to eat or what's the best thing to do in the area. This old lady who was selling various trinkets near Borobudur told us where...
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Jalan Mayor Suryotomo No.31, Ngupasan, Gondomanan, Ngupasan, Gondomanan, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55122, Indonesia
There's so much more to Yogyakarta than Borobudur and Prambanan! Our hostel gave us free bikes, and my partner and I took to the city streets! Many people bicycle, but you must be careful of very fast motorcycles and scooters! Insiders tip: if you...
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Jl. Malioboro, Sosromenduran, Gedong Tengen, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Chicken or rooster, whatever the name is, are common sights in Asia. They are bred in most backyards, and they run freely which explains why they are so lean.
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Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
One of the things that stand out in Yogyakarta, Indonesia is the colors that surround it. On clothes, becaks (the Indonesian version of the tuktuk), food carts and street art-- the colors just jump at you. Here, I took another portrait of the old...
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Jl. Prawirotaman, Brontokusuman, Mergangsan, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55153, Indonesia
Let's be honest, I booked a room at the Ministry of Coffee guest house because the name amused me. I took it in the religious, not governmental, sense of the word and imagined a band of do-gooders making the world a better place through coffee....
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Jl. Malioboro, Sosromenduran, Gedong Tengen, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Jalan Malioboro is a major shopping street i Yogyakarta. The Street is surrounded by hotels and restaurants with stalls selling a variety of goods on both sides. Here, I saw a local stall selling varieties of undergarments, aka local-styled...
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Kranggan, Bokoharjo, Prambanan, Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yogyakarta has always been a country I wanted to visit ever since my University days. I got to know about this beautiful place through my professor, who shared about her amazing adventure in Yogya with the class one day. Visiting Prambanan that...
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Kranggan, Bokoharjo, Prambanan, Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Go back in time with these partially ruined temples from the 9th century. Celebrating the hindu trinity (Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh, Creator- Sustainer-Destroyer), these temples have seen their cycles of creation and destruction more than once.
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Jalan Manisrenggo KM. 1, Tlogo, Prambanan, Pemukubaru, Tlogo, Kec. Prambanan, Kabupaten Klaten, Jawa Tengah 57454, Indonesia
The Plaosan Complex, located near Jogyakarta in Central Java, is a pair of Buddhist temples and associated structures that were constructed in the middle of the ninth century AD - long before the arrival of Islam, which dominates the island today....
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Kranggan, Bokoharjo, Prambanan, Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
On a mid-January day, we dodged raindrops between temple visits in central Java. At the Prabambanan temple busloads of Muslim school girls roamed the complex. Armed with cellphones, they begged us to have their portraits taken with us. Here's a...
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JL. Parangtritis KM. 11, 5 RT. 07, Manding, Manding, Sabdodadi, Kec. Bantul, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55715, Indonesia
We were travelling south from Yogyakarta to go to the beach, when on the way our driver suggested we stop at Manding where the locals made and sold leather goods. There were many shops lining the main road, selling everything from shoes to bags to...
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While in Yogyakarta, we stayed at this wonderful guesthouse. The place is quiet, and what I liked most is that the place has most amenities in most luxury hotels without the pricey tag!
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Jl. Raya Solo - Yogyakarta, Kali Bening, Tirtomartani, Kalasan, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55571, Indonesia
During our first day in Yogyakarta, we had delicious lunch by the rice fields, and proceed to Prambanan Complex, which is older than Angkor Wat temples. Even though it was a bit rainy, a knowledgable guide was really helpfull to explain more about...
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Jl. Pintu Besar Utara No.27, RT.7/RW.7, Kota Tua, Pinangsia, Tamansari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
In Java, puppetry is a serious art form that tells stories central to the culture. The puppets are also playful, colorful and so fun to see. Museum Wayang is on the west side of Jakarta's Fatahillah Square, the modern name for the Dutch colonial...
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Jalan Lada, RT.7/RW.7, Kota Tua, Pinangsia, Tamansari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110, Indonesia

A good place to start your tour of Jakarta's beguiling old town, Kota Tua (the former Batavia), is in Taman Fatahillah, where food carts mob the square and Indonesian tourists descend en masse. While preservation of the colonial buildings here...

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Jl. Taman Wijaya Kusuma, Ps. Baru, Sawah Besar, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10710, Indonesia

Istiqlal is Arabic for "Independence," and Jakarta's prized mosque was built to celebrate Indonesia's independence. It also happens to be the largest mosque in all of Southeast Asia. Built under Sukarno's presidency, it sprawls across...

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Gambir, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia

Monas, perhaps Jakarta's most iconic sight, is a national monument erected in Merdeka Square to honor Indonesia's independence from the Dutch in 1961. It was officially dedicated by President Sukarno in 1975 and is largely seen as...

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RT.1/RW.6, Kota Tua, Mangga Besar, Tamansari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11120, Indonesia

Glodok is Jakarta's bustling Chinatown, home to a massive population of Chinese who first began migrating here in the 17th century. There's a lot of retail to weed through, but if you're in the market for electronic items, you can find deals...

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Jl. Pintu Besar Utara No.14, RT.4/RW.6, Kota Tua, Pinangsia, Tamansari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110, Indonesia

A visit to Kota Tua, Jakarta's old town, isn't complete without a stop for a bite to eat at this grande dame restaurant overlooking Fatahillah Square. An Art Deco ambiance complete with marble tabletops and crooning jazz music sets the scene for a...

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Jl. H. Agus Salim No.60, RT.8/RW.4, Gondangdia, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350, Indonesia

Indonesians go nuts for martabak, a stuffed pancakelike snack usually grabbed from a street vendor and enjoyed on the go. See what the fuss is all about at Jakarta's most famous martabak spot. Sweet and savory varieties are on offer, and fillings...

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For a one-stop intro to the best in Jakarta's street food (Indonesian, Indian and Chinese, mainly), join the crowds at the Pasar Baru market. One of Jakarta's oldest markets, it's been doing a brisk business since the 18th century. All kinds of...