YOGYAKARTA (56 KM/06 HOURS)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the Kraton (Sultan’s Palace) and then continue to the traditional Javanese silversmiths and batik processing in Kota Gede.
Proceed in visiting Borobudur Temple, the massive stone stupa of Borobudur and one the greatest of all ancient architectural monuments. Built with forced labor from the surrounding countryside between about AD 750 and 850, Borobudur predates Angkor Wat in Cambodia by three centuries. Its ensembles of stone relief panels are a virtual history of Mahayana Buddhist doctrine as well as provide scholars with detailed information about life in 8th and 9th century Java. Buried under volcanic ash and tropical growth, it was only rediscovered in 1815. It has recently been fully restored by an international effort under the aegis of UNESCO. Afterward, we continue driving to visit the Prambanan Temples. The temple of the “slender virgin” also known as a complex of Lorojongrang, consists of 3 major temples/shrines in the main area dedicated to the respected Hindu’s God Tri Murti trinity Candi Shiva Mahadeva, Candi Brahma & Candi Vishnu. Enough time is given to stroll and observe the beautiful carvings and shrines such as the Candi Palosan and the Candi Sewu. Afterward, drive back to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Lunch and dinner at own arrangement.