Top 7 romantic destinations in Yogyakarta to visit

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Is there any romantic destination of Yogyakarta in Yogyakarta? Of course, Jogja city and surrounding cities in Yogyakarta Special Region Province are famous for its traditional cultural customs. So many tourists come to visit this city for this.

But actually, besides the customs and culture, Jogja city and surrounding areas also have many interesting places, both in the city center and with amazing natural scenery. Not only beautiful, these places also have a romantic air, perfect cities to spend together with loved ones.

If you are planning a holiday in Jogja but have no idea where to go, we are here to give you a recommendation, a romantic place in Jogja that will make your holiday experience even more memorable:

1. Enjoy a romantic afternoon at Ratu Boko Temple, a romantic destination in Yogyakarta

Ratu Boko Temple or also known as Istana Ratu Boko is the right place to take a romantic tour next time you visit Jogjakarta. You shouldn’t skip this romantic destination of Yogyakarta.

This tourist complex is quite large, approximately 250,000 m2. In the center of the complex are the main gate, the pond and the burning temple.

Quick tips for you, don’t visit Ratu Boko temple during the day, it’s very hot so not comfortable enough to move around.

Visiting in the afternoon just a moment before sunset is the best choice, not too hot and the sunset at Candi Ratu Boko will give a romantic feeling. Taking photos with your loved ones here can be an unforgettable experience for both of you, right?

Location: Jalan Solo Kilometer 17, Bokoharjo Village, Prambanan District, Sleman Regency.
Open: 06:00 – 17:00 WIB

2. Enjoy the flickering city lights at night from Pinus Pengger

Pinus Pengger may be less popular than other common tourist destinations in Yogyakarta. However, this place is actually interesting even compared to the famous tourist attractions like Malioboro Street and Taman Sari Jogja.

Pinus Pengger forest is the best place to take pictures. The plac is equipped with many interesting accessories for taking pictures, such as the giant bird’s nest, the tree bridge, up to the ladder of love.

If you want to enjoy the natural atmosphere for longer, visitors can also camp in the Pinus Pengger forest. Spending the night in this romantic destination of Yogyakarta would be fun, right?

Location: Sendangsari Village, Eggplant Village, Dlingo District, Bantul Regency.

3. Pintu Langit Dahromo, one of the romantic places in Bantul, Yogyakarta

Pintu langit Dahromo, is a photo spot with a romantic atmosphere immersed in the majestic nature of Bantul. Indeed, Bantul happens to be a paradise for nature lovers. There are so many nuanced tourist attractions here.

Pintu langit Dahromo is located on Dahromo hill. The most iconic place here is the white door with the open door, directly facing the natural landscape in front. The best time to visit Pintu langit Dahromo is during the night. So you can see the bright lights of the city from here.

This unique romantic spot is quite affordable. You only need less than Rp20,000 (USD 1.5) to visit this place with your partner.

Location: Dahromo Hill, Dlingo, Bantul Regency, DIY Province.

4. Clinging with your partner under thousands of stars in Bukit Panguk Kediwung, Dlingo

Bukit Panguk Kediwung has just opened as a public tourist destination and is still relatively new. But the facilities here are quite complete for a new hidden tourist destination in Yogyakarta.

You have already created a view post with an instagrammable spot for taking photos. Then it will be perfect to decorate your Instagram feed. Taking photos with loved ones will definitely leave a deep impression.

Located 2 kilometers from Kebun Buah Mangunan, access to this place is not too easy. Visitors have to go back up the winding road. Even so, when it reaches its peak, it will all pay off with beautiful natural scenery, so you won’t regret visiting here.

Interestingly, this place is open 24 hours, so you can choose to enjoy what kind of romantic moment; sunrise, sunset or even night with lots of stars. Of course it depends on the weather.

Location: Kediwung, Mangunan, Dlingo, Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region
Open: 24 hours

5. Pengilon Hill AKA Bukit Pengilon will be your favorite place to spend a day with your partner

There is no white sand in this place. But if you are a lover of coastline with majestic ocean sceneries. We are sure you would like it. You can see them from many different angles. Especially from the top of the hill.

The green grass covering Pengilon Hill (Bukit Pengilon) is perfect for relaxing, enjoying the beach breeze.

If you want to camp here, it’s possible. The place is comfortable enough for camping. You can also enjoy the “milky way” if the sky is clear and the weather is good.

Location: Ngelo Hamlet, Balong Village, Girisubo District, Balong, Girisubo, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region.

6. Enjoy a day at Tembelan Kanigoro Gorge AKA Tembelan Kanigoro Gorge

Also in the Mangunan area is the Kanigoro Tembelan gorge. This place is also an interesting alternative to visit with your loved ones.

Visitors can take photos on the ship located on the hill. Not a real ship of course. But it’s a vessel made of bamboo for taking pictures. Visitors can get their best photo here.

Almost every time this place is crowded with visitors, so you’d better come here on weekdays. By visiting during that time, you can enjoy the ambiance of nature without being disturbed by the crod.

You can’t see the sun rising here, because at that time this place is usually covered in fog. The best time to visit here is around 0600 – 0800 WIB to get the best light and panorama.

Location: Mangunan, Dlingo, Bantul Regency, DIY Province.
Open: 24 hours

7. Upside Down World Jogja, feel like you are in an upside down world!

Right from the first day of its launch, Upside Down World Jogja immediately grabs the attention of many tourists. Since the launch date, this tourist destination is never without visitors. Maybe because this is one of the romantic destinations in Yogyakarta?

The room within Upside Down World Jogja carries the concept of the general home, such as the kitchen, living room and family room. The difference is that everything is upside down. Don’t be surprised if you find a sofa attached to the ceiling or a TV above our heads.

As well as providing space for photographs, Upside Down World Jogja provides guides who are also photographers. With guide, you can get the best photo here. Because the guide can help direct the best pose here.

Location: Northern Ring Road, Yogyakarta City
Opening: 10.00 – 19.00 WIB

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