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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“The 132 meter high monument was erected to commemorate the struggle of the Indonesian people against the Dutch colonial government.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This large and complete mall is right in the city centre and houses a good selection of shops of high-end brands and entertainment outlets. There’s a supermarket, department store, home improvement depots, health and beauty centres, ATM and money changers, a supporting facilities ensuring convenience for shoppers. You’ll need to cross between the two wings - east and west - in order to browse through its vast collection. It also houses Blitzmegaplex, Indonesia’s largest cinema, on its ground level. Kids will love its play land and game arcade, as well as the mall’s iconic Dancing Fountain Show, which presents an hourly spectacle of multicolour-lit spouts dancing to symphony. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Plaza Indonesia is located at the Central Jakarta. You can find many luxury stores, good restaurants & cafes inside this mall. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Temple
“The Magnificent Borobudur Located on the island of Java, the Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. The temple sits majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India's influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian. Get Around The best way to explore this site is on foot. As you climb to the top of this magnificent temple you will marvel at the intricate detailed stone carvings displayed on the temples walls. You will certainly miss a great experience if you visit this enormous temple without learning about its history and importance which are captured on its many reliefs. Get There Borobudur is only one hour’s drive from Yogyakarta. The easiest way to get there is by joining a tour or renting a car. During your journey to Borobudur, enjoy the fresh cool air of Magelang city with its roads lined with big shady trees. Borobudur itself stands tall against the spectacular backdrop of the Menoreh mountain range that surrounds it. Entering the temple compound is easy and most visitors choose to wander around on foot. Alternatively, you can chart a cart (pulled by a horse) at a reasonable price.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Museum
“You cannot visit Jakarta and not visit the National Museum. Dating from 1862, it’s one of the best in the region with incredible ancient statues, Dayak puppets and a wealth of textiles. A new wing documents the origin of humankind in Indonesia over four floors and don’t miss the treasures of Central Java: a quite staggering collection of gold jewelry and trinkets. English language tours are free and run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 & 13:30 and are highly recommended if your Indonesian is a tad rusty.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Premise
“The Kraton, Reflection of Javanese Cosmos The Kraton (also spelled keraton or karaton) or the Palace of Yogyakarta, is a grand complex that was meticulously planned to reflect the Javanese cosmos. This elegant complex of pavilions was constructed based on ancient beliefs, of the connection between the God, human and the natural realms. Each feature holds a special symbolic meaning related to the Javanese worldview, who consider the importance of Mount Merapi and The Indian Ocean. The Kraton was built in the center, facing directly north towards the majestic Mount Merapi. Its south side was built facing the Indian Ocean, believed to be the abode of Kanjeng Ratu Loro Kidul, the Queen of the South Seas and the mystical consort of the Sultan. This splendid example of traditional Javanese architecture has no equal. The basic and original layout of the main building of The Kraton began its construction during the reign of Sultan Hamengku Buwono I, in 1755 - 1756. Get Around Visitors can explore the palace’s interiors on foot. The palace is open to visitors from 08.30 am to 12.30 pm except on Fridays and Saturdays which it closes at 11.00 am. It is closed in the afternoons. Note that there are also special rules made to be respected when you visit The Kraton, so please make sure you follow them for a memorable experience in Yogyakarta. After visiting The Kraton area, you can also stroll around the nearby attractions, such as Malioboro Street and Beringharjo Market. Taman Sari complex is also related to the royal history, and it consists of a beautiful water castle and a unique underground mosque named Sumur Gumuling. Address: Jl. Rotowijayan Blok No. 1, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta Get There Located about 12 km from our stay, The Kraton can be accessed by cars, taxi, bus and local transports like becak and andong. Becak and Andong - a horse-drawn cart - ride are the fun way to explore The Kraton area while experiencing a glimpse of Yogyakarta’s city vibe with its warm-hearted locals.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“it's a big mall with everything you need from cinema, carefure, and many more”
  • 38 locals recommend
Temple
“A Timeless Love Story in a Temple Basking in Glory. Prambanan Temple was built in the ninth century. Soaring 47 meters into the sky with all of its alluring ornaments, the beauty of this Hindu temple is beyond compare. It is located 11 km to the west of the center of Jogja and can easily be visited by bus. Get Around Visitors to Prambanan wander around the temples on foot. This is the best way to enjoy the lush landscape and take in the detailed architecture and design of the temples up close. This temple compound covers 39.8 hectares. In the main yard, there are the three main temples, as well as three Wahana temples, two Apit temples, and eight Patok temples surrounded by fences. In the second yard, there are another 224 Perwara temples. Wandering around here and examining the intricate stonework will be enough to keep you busy all day! Compared to the temples in Angkor Wat, the temples of Prambanan are much easier to navigate and more tourist-friendly. The area surrounding Prambanan is developed, with a landscaped park and stores selling tourist souvenirs. While it’s not a temple set in a remote rustic setting, the splendor of the temple will make you quickly forget your surroundings. You will be transported back to an ancient time where ritual and culture dominated every part of life. Get There From Yogyakarta City, you can rent a car or motor cycle to go to Klaten. From there, you can walk to the temple. If have been busy and are really tired of walking, you can always call for a becak (Pedicab). With the cost of about Rp 10,000 the Becak driver will bring you right up to the entrance gate of the Temple, not far from the ticket box.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Park
“A must see for nature and photography lover. They have easy hiking trails that children can enjoy as well. Bring your sports attire to enjoy the scenery while getting a good workout!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“You can not miss this mall. One of the most famous mall in Bandung. Your favorite brand is waiting in here ! Great food also.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“Explore the regional platforms that represent the ethnic groups of Indonesia, ride a gondola, ride the samirono title, visit various museums, play at the Indonesian Children's Palace.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“it has everything for a family, tourist to traveller food, bargain branded cloth to reflexology too”
  • 41 locals recommend
Park
“One of the oldest botanical garden in the world. You can see many variaty of the tress and the tour guide will explaine the age of tree. Enjoy the view from the restaurant at the hill. Special snack " Pisang goreng:”
  • 24 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The biggest amusement park, aquarium, and animal shows in Jakarta by the beach.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“roof top bar with 360' vie of Jakarta from 57th floor. located on top of Menara BCA, next to Grand Indonesia Mall Thamrin.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Lodging
“One of Jakarta’s high-end malls, Pacific Place is home to Indonesia’s own Kidzania, located on its 6th floor. Various boutique stores are attached to it, as well as notable establishments such as Hard Rock Café Jakarta and even a Ritz-Carlton hotel.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“roof top bar with 360' vie of Jakarta from 57th floor. located on top of Menara BCA, next to Grand Indonesia Mall Thamrin.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“[GREAT ATMOSPHERE] Best place to have mediterranean and french cuisine in town. a bit expensive for most of jogja people, but worth the price for tourists.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Recreation Center
“One of the most famous place in Bandung. You will love this place, many iconic spots !”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Really nice food with good surrounding. The glass house is my favourite place when i visited this cafe. They also have playground for your kids.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Popular place both for local pizza lovers or foreigners. Affordable price too!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The best mall in Tangerang. You can get there within 5 mins walking from the North Gate and cross the road using the sky bridge.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Noodle House
“Good for small bites and munches, the yamien noodle is very tasty. This place is quite close to The Wiltshire villa.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Jungleland has a lot of attractions, beside their huge waterpark, there are also ; Air Race, Hydrolift, Boat Blaster, and Disc 'O. It also has restaurant area and adequate facilities. Visit their website to know more : www.jungleland.co.id”
  • 7 locals recommend

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