Indonesia has always been a spacious state to explore for travelling purpose. If you ask me where to go in Yogyakarta specifically for example, I can say that you will get a bunch of choices to choose. Speaking about travel to Yogyakarta though, you should never miss its Kraton located in the center of the Yogyakarta Special Region. There are both the intriguing Kraton and the Banyan Tree Myth in its South Park (Alun-Alun Selatan) you must see.
The Historically Intriguing Kraton Yogyakarta
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Kraton might have been sacked and burned, and even suffered from earthquake, but it was rebuilt right after and mostly done by Sultan Hamengkubuwono VIII. Kraton is both historical and cultural heritage of the royal city of Yogyakarta, Central Java. There will be local guides ready to tour you around and tell you the myths, rituals, humors, and various stories about the Kraton. It makes this place the best to learn more about Yogyakarta.
The Mystically Intriguing Pair of Banyan Trees
Kraton Yogyakarta has two big parks in its two opposite sides. There are the North Park (Alun-Alun Utara) and South Park (Alun-Alun Selatan). If you ever travel to Yogyakarta, you better not miss the chance to try the popular Banyan Tree Myth in the South Park. Based on Kraton history, Banyan forest was decided to become the site of the palace. This place was chosen because of the existence of 2 rivers considered to give protection from flooding.
Today, you will find two huge and tall Banyan trees in the park. They are growing side by side and have been fenced in white. The myth says that if you successfully walk between the two trees with a blindfold, your dream will come true. Sure, you can get someone to shout the directions. However, crossing between the trees has almost been something impossible to accomplish since many have failed to do so. You’ve got to try this if you tour Yogyakarta.
Description: Travel to Yogyakarta would bring you to many places with high historical and cultural values. Even some can be intriguingly fun as well.