Yogyakarta- Temples and Temples

We made it to the island of Java! Our first stop was to the city of Yogyakarta, which is known as the cultural center of Java. Eh. We weren’t that impressed with the city itself, I definitely would not recommend spending a lot of time exploring the city. We went to the Sultan’s House, not great. Though we did see a golden goose, but IIII want it nowwww. 

What takes this city to another level is the Borobudur and Prambanan temples. We had a driver for the day (we’re turning into celebs, nbd) and he took us to both. 

Borobudur is a Buddhist temple, which has these crazy bells all over the place. It’s similar to the temples in Burma, but not anywhere else we visited this trip. Very cool, very hot. 

That’s a volcano in the background!

Prambanan is a Hindu temple, and George realllllly liked it. It’s the biggest Hindu Compound in SE Asia. Note that India is not in SE Asia.

Each of the towers had a statue of a god inside. In other temples, there’s multiple entries or small windows for light. These had none… Sort of spooky. 

That completes Yogyakarta! Today we’re heading to Pangandaran to hit the beach one last time and visit the green canyon… Very excited.

Our hotel is $10 a night there, so I’m not too sold on the wifi. Catch you in a few!