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

Actually Yogyakarta has so many places/spots for watching sunset. Like hill, volcano, temple, beach, bridge etc. But, considering your short day that spend in Yogyakarta, so i choose the best and the closest to the city. So, you can manage your time and energy.

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

1. prambanan temple

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


Sitting on the area of Prambanan temple while you watch the sunset and feel the atmosphere are the ultimate experience for most traveler.


Sometime If you have a good fortune, you will found miracle moment here. Like unique clouds in my visit.

Address: Prambanan, Bokoharjo, Central Java, Indonesia 
Opening hours: 6 am - 5 pm
Entrance fee: Rp252000
Get more info here: Prambanan temple

Not just a sunset, Bintang hill has good panorama view.
You can see the mountain, volcano, jungle, rice filed etc.


It just another way how to enjoy the sunset by relax, drinking coconut water and a nice conversation.


Bintang hill is the cheapest place to enjoy the sunset.



Address: Pathuk, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
Opening hours: 10 am - 10 pm
Entrance fee: Free
Get more info here: Bintang hill


Kalibiru offering nice panorama such as mountains, a lake and the jungle it self.


Well, it’s not the best place for watching sunset because the sun covered by mountain. But, if you are so lucky. You will get best moment like this.


You have to be careful when coming back after watching the sunset. The place so dark and you will pass the jungle which is so quiet.

Address: Kalibiru, Hargowilis, Kokap, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
Opening hours: 6 am - 6 pm 
Entrance fee: Rp5000 (weekday) and Rp10000 (weekend)
Get more info here: Kalibiru

This is my favorite place to watch sunset and panorama.
You can see the ocean, horizontal line, coast line, jungle and the hills.



So colorful, blue ocean, blue sky, green jungle, golden sunrise and orange sunrise.


A romantic place for watching sunset from the top of the hill.

Address: Parangendog, Depok, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
Opening hours: anytime
Entrance fee: Rp7500 (Arabica), Rp10000 (Robusta
Get more info here: Parangendog
5. queen BOKO TEMPLE/PALACE (Candi/kraton ratu boko)

This place also my favorite place for watching sunset.
A place built in the top of the hill as use for queen palace or residence in the past time.


You will know why this place was choosen for queen reidence.
Yes, extremely beautiful sunset.


Address: Bokoharjo, Prambanan, Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia 
Opening hours: 6 am - 5.30 pm
Entrance fee: Rp110000
Get more info here: Ratu Boko temple

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