Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

Things to do: 5 places to watch BEST SUNRISE in Yogyakarta & around

Well, Yogyakarta has so many places/spots for watching sunrise. Like hill, volcano, temple, beach, bridge, buildings etc. But, i just put the best of five.

So if you’re sunrise lover and wondering where to go, here’s our take on the best that Yogyakarta has to offer.

1. BOROBUDUR temple

Visiting the world heritage of Borobudur temple and then watching the sunrise are so worth it. This is the most visited by international tourist / traveler for watching sunrise in around Yogyakarta.

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Standing inside of the area of Borobudur temple while you watch the sunrise and feel the atmosphere and magic are the ultimate experience for most traveler.

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Sometime If you have a good fortune, you will found golden nirvana sunrise.

Address: Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia 
Best time: 4.30 am - 6.30 am
Entrance fee: Rp380000
Get more info how to get there: Borobudur temple
2. setumbu HILL (BUKIT setumbu)

Not just a sunrise, Setumbu hill has good panorama view.
You can see the volcano, jungle, rice filed etc.

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Setumbu hill is the cheapest place to watch the sunrise which is close to Borobudur.

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A view that Borobudur surrounded by fog/misty.

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Address: Karangrejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia 
Best time to visit: 4.30 am - 6.30 am
Entrance fee: Rp30000
Get more info how to get there: Setumbu hill

3. merapi volcano

Merapi offering nice panorama such as volcanos, clouds, the jungle and the sunrise itself.

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Well, it’s not easy place for watching sunrise because you have to hike about  6-8 hours to the summit. 

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You have to be careful when hike to the top. The place so steep.

Address: Selo, Boyolali, Central Java, Indonesia 
Best time: 4.30 am - 6 am 
Entrance fee: Rp180000 (weekday) and Rp230000 (weekend)
Get more info how to get there: Merapi volcano
4. chicken church

This is the quite place to watch sunrise and panorama.
The view just like in Setumbu hill because it is very close to each other.

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Address: Gombong, Kembanglimus, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia 
Best time: 4.30 am - 6.30 am
Entrance fee: Rp10000
Get more info how to get there: Chicken church
5. mangunan fruit garden (kebun buah mangunan)

This place my favorite place for watching sunrise.
A place built in the top of the hill so you can see the mountain, river, clouds and sunrise itself.

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A place that in the same time you can watch sunrise and clouds above the river.
Yes, extremely amazing sunrise.

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Address: Mangunan, Dlingo, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
Best time: 4.30 am - 6.30 pm
Entrance fee: Rp5000
Get more info how to get there: Mangunan fruit garden

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