Ijo Temple, Sleman – Yogyakarta

Ijo temple is located at the top of the hill known as Gumuk Ijo, the highest hill in Prambanan. Bukit Ijo is on 410 meter above sea level, and it has 357,402 – 395,481 meter above sea level. If we stand on the temple and take a look at to the south, we can see valley with abrupt terrace or escarpment, however it has magnificent panorama to be seen. Ijo Temple is consists of several temples with leveled terrace. The most sacred terrace is on the back yard and on…

Bambangan Cakil Dance

Bambangan Cakil Bambangan Cakil dance is one of classical dances in Java, Central Java in particular. This dance is actually adopted from one of the scenes that exist in the staging of the Puppet scene or Wayang Kulit traditional puppet, which is Perang Kembang or Flower War. This dance is telling about the battle between the knights that fight giants. The knight is a character that is subtle and gentle, while the giant figures is illustrate the rough and cruel. In Leather puppet performances, Perang Kembang scenes are usually performed…

Serimpi Dance, The Java Classic Dance

Serimpi Dance Serimpi traditional dance is typical classic dance originating from Royal palace of Yogyakarta. It is classic, because it was first performed in 12th Century. This dance was created by Pakubuwono IV, who was the leader of Surakarta Hadiningrat Palace, that symbolizing the death moment. The name of Serimpi was originating called as Srimpi Sangopati, which means King replacement candidate. Like any other Java dance, this Serimpi dance is also performed by gamelan music, which are the Javanese traditional instruments. This dance is having 45-60 minutes duration. Looking at…

The Sacretly Beauty Of Sumur Gumuling, Yogyakarta

Sumur Gumuling Sumur Gumuling is a tourism object that becomes part of Tamansari Tourism complex in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. Sumur Gumuling or Gumuling Well is a round building that having some chambers inside the building, that was functioned as a mosque at the time of Yogyakarta Palace. The leader of the prayer did not need a speaker since the circular construction, because the echoes that make his voice heard louder. The word Gemuling is Java language means, rolling in circular. Literally, this building is having a circular design and…

Yogyakarta, Where The Culture Is Calling

Yogyakarta Special Region of Yogyakarta or Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta is the one of Indonesia Province and the smallest province in Indonesia, with the capital of Yogyakarta city. Yogyakarta is located on Java Island, properly in Central Java. Until this day, Sultanate of Jogyakarta is still hold the precolonial monarchy. Yogyakarta is the center of everything about Javanese, including the art, the famous Batik cloth, Wayang or Indonesia traditional Puppet, or anything about the Javanese itself. The economic commodity from this province is coming from the agriculture, trading, handicraft like, silver…