Jogjakarta offers a million memorable travel experiences. There are a lot of different types of tourism in Yogyakarta, from the natural beauty in the form of mountains and beaches, exotic Javanese cultures, the splendor of the temples, and the pleasant atmosphere at its town.
One alternative that is now being discussion as tourist destination is Ratu Boko Palace. Ratu Boko Palace is an archaeological site in the form of ancient Mataram from the 8th century, the forerunner of the founder of Borobudur and Prambanan. Ratu Boko is located 3 KM in the south of Candi Prambanan or 18 KM east of Yogyakarta.
As a palace, we can see a lot of ancient building in Ratu Boko. Such as palace’s main gate, hall, holy water wells, caves, keputren (a place for princess to take a bath), and princess place.
Ratu Boko is located on a hill with stunning natural scenery, in the north we can see the green rice fields with the great Mount Merapi as its background, and on the east line there is Seribu hills scenery which is cool and peaceful.
Enjoy the beauty of Ratu Boko in the afternoon is great. Travelers can see the amazing sunsets, which presents an unforgettable romantic atmosphere.
*photo credit: PT TWC Borobudur, Prambanan, and Ratu Boko