Parangtritis located 27 km south of Yogyakarta and easily accessible by public transport which operates until 17:00 pk or private vehicles. The afternoon before sunset is the best time to visit the most popular beach in Yogyakarta. But if you arrive more quickly, it could not hurt to go up to the cliffs of Gembirawati behind this beach. From there we could see the entire area Parangtritis, the southern sea, up to the horizon.
I will tell you a secret. Not many people know that in the east cliff is hidden a temple ruins. Unlike the other temples located in a mountainous area, Temple Gembirawati just a few hundred meters from Parangtritis. To reach this temple, we can pass the ramp near the Hotel Queen of the South and into the walkway to the west about 100 meters. The faint rumble south ferocious sea waves can be heard from this temple.
Parangtritis very closely with the legend of the Queen of South. Many Javanese believe that Parangtritis is a magical kingdom Ratu Kidul gate which controls the southern ocean. Hotel Queen of the South is a resort named after this legend. Unfortunately this resort is rarely open when used to have a view that could make us breathless.
Romantic Sunset in Parangtritis Beach
When the sun has been biased toward the west and the sunny weather, it's time to have fun. Although visitors are prohibited from swimming, Parangtritis not lack the means to having fun. On the beach there are rental ATVs (All-Terrain Vehicle), the tariff is Rp. 50,000 to 100,000 per half hour. Enter his gear and then release the clutch while pulling gas. Brrrrooom, four-wheeled all-terrain motorcycles will be sped take you across the sand dune beach.
Well, ATV may only be suitable for those who are adventurous. Another option is the gig. Along the surface of the waves washed the sand smooth with hansom 2 is no less enjoyable. The buggy will take us to the east end Parangtritis place so beautiful cluster of coral spot often used as a pre-wedding photo shoot. Twilight dim golden sun and shadow on the surface of water even evoke a romantic atmosphere.
Parangtritis also offers excitement for those who traveled with family. Kite flying with your baby is equally enjoyable. Very strong sea breeze helps to make a kite flying high, even if you have never played a kite though.
Still reluctant to return even though the sun had set? Soon some roasted corn sellers will hold a mat on the beach, we could hang out there until late at night. Still did not want to go home? Do not worry, in Parangtritis available dozens of inns and lodging at an affordable price.
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