City Tour

 

To  make  your  stay  in  Yogyakarta more  memorable,  the  Organizing  Committee  has  prepared  a Cultural and Environmental Tour around Yogyakarta with an affordable prices. The Tour Package such as : 

 

 

Tour Package 1

 

Destination : Keraton Yogyakarta, Mendut Temple, Borobudur Temple, Kota Gede Silverwork, Giriloyo Batik Center, and Bakpia Soemadigdo.


Prices : Local Participant (IDR 400.000)
            International Participant (50 USD)

 

Schedule

 

City tour will be held on August 25th 2016

Time (WIB) Activity
06.00 - 07.00 Tour participants will be picked in Inna Garuda Hotel
07.00 - 08.00  Going to Keraton Yogyakarta
08.00 - 09.30 Tour in Keraton Yogyakarta
09.30 - 11.30 Going to to Mendut Temple
11.30 - 12.30 Tour in Mendut Temple and lunch
12.30 - 13.00 Going to Borobudur Temple
13.00 - 14.30 Tour in Borobudur Temple
14.30 - 16.30 Going to Kota Gede Silverwork
16.30 - 18.00 Tour in Kota Gede Silverwork
18.00 - 19.00 Going to Giriloyo Batik Center
19.00 - 20.30 Visit in Giriloyo Batik Center
20.30 - 21.00 Going to Bakpia Soemadigdo 
21.00 - 22.00 Visit in Bakpia Soemadigdo and dinner
22.00 - 22.30 Tour participants arrived in Inna Garuda Hotel

note : schedule maybe changed*

 

 

Tour Package 2

 

 

Destination : Merapi Lava Tour, Borobudur Temple, Borobudur Restaurant


Prices : Local Participant (IDR 600.000)
            International Participant (70 USD)

 

Schedule

 

City tour will be held on August 25th 2016

Time (WIB) Activity
07.30 Tour participants will be picked in Inna Garuda Hotel
07.30 - 08.30  Going to Kaliurang, Merapi Lava Tour
08.30 - 10.30

Lava Tour using Jeep Wilys, Jeep Toyota,  and Land Cruiser along the

Merapi eruption route in : Kali Opak, Batu Alien, Kali Gendol, Dusun

Kaliadem, Merapi eruption overlay, Petung Village sandbanks,

Museum sisa hartaku

10.30 - 10.45 Rest and preparation for a trip to Borobudur Temple
10.45 - 11.45 Going to Borobudur Temple
11.45 - 12.45 Rest and Lunch in Borobudur Restaurant
12.45 - 15.00 Tour in Borobudur Temple
15.00 - 16.00 Tour participants arrived in Inna Garuda Hotel

 

 

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Destination Information

 

1. Keraton Yogyakarta

 

Yogyakarta Palace is not only home to the king and his family, but also becomes the flame guard of Javanese culture. In this place you can learn from seeing directly on how culture still preserved in the the pace development of the world. 

 

Visiting Yogyakarta Palace will provide both valuable and memorable experience. The palace that became the center of an imaginary line connecting Parangtritis Beach and Mount Merapi has 2 booth doors. The first in Tepas Keprajuritan (in front of Alun-Alun Utara), and in Tepas Tourism (Regol Keben). If entering from Tepas Keprajuritan, visitors can only enter Bangsal Pagelaran and Siti Hinggil and see a collection of some palace carriages, if entering from Tepas Pariwisata, then you can enter Sri Manganti complex and Kedhaton where there is Bangsal Kencono (Kencono Ward) that is the main hall of the kingdom. The distance between the first and second booth door was not far, just by walking down Jalan Rotowijayan, visitors can walk or ride a rickshaw.

 

Perfomances daily schedule in the Palace

 

Monday - Tuesday: Gamelan music (starting at 10:00 a.m)
Wednesday: Golek Menak puppet (starting at 10:00 a.m)
Thursday: Dance Perfomance (starting at 10:00 a.m)
Friday: Macapat (starting at 09:00 a.m)
Saturday: Leather puppet (starting at 09:30 a.m)
Sunday: Wayang Orang (man puppet) and dance performance (starting at 09:30 a.m)

 

 

2. Mendut Temple

 

Mendut is a ninth-century Buddhist temple, located in Mendut village, Mungkid sub-district, Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. The temple is located about three kilometres east from Borobudur. Mendut, Borobudur and Pawon, all of which are Buddhist temples, are located in one straight line. There is a mutual religious relationship between the three temples, although the exact ritual process is unknown.
 

The plan of temple's base is square, and measures 13.7 metre on each side, with the base level 3.7 metre above the ground. The 26.4 metre tall temple is facing northwest. The stairs projecting from the northwest side square elevated base is adorned with Makara statue on each sides, the side of the stairwall carved with bas-relief of Jataka fable narrating the animal story of Buddhist teaching. The square terrace surrounding the body of the temple was meant for pradakshina or circumambulating ritual, walking clockwise around the temple. The outer walls is adorned with bas-reliefs of Boddhisattvas (Buddhist divinities), such as Avalokitesvara, Maitreya, Cunda, Ksitigarbha, Samantabhadra, Mahakarunika Avalokitesvara, Vajrapani, Manjusri, Akasagarbha, and Boddhisattvadevi Prajnaparamita among other buddhist figures. Originally the temple had two chambers, a small chamber in the front, and the large main chamber in the center. The roof and some parts of the front chamber walls are missing. The uppermost part of the roof is missing, it supposed to have a stupa pinnacle with size and style probably just like the one in Sojiwan temple. The inner wall of front chamber is adorned with bas-relief of Hariti surrounds by children, Atavaka on the other side, Kalpataru, also groups of devatas divinities flying in heaven.


Location three Buddhist temples, Borobudur-Pawon-Mendut, in one straight line across Progo River. The main room has three carved large stone statues. The 3 metres tall statue of Dhyani Buddha Vairocana was meant to liberate the devotees from the bodily karma, at the left is statue of Boddhisatva Avalokitesvara to liberate from the karma of speech, at the right is Boddhisatva Vajrapani to liberate from karma of thought.

 

 

3. Borobudur Temple

 

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This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in central Java. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. The monument was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s.

 

The Borobudur Temple Compounds is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world, and was built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD during the reign of the Syailendra Dynasty. The monument is located in the Kedu Valley, in the southern part of Central Java, at the centre of the island of Java, Indonesia.


The main temple is a stupa built in three tiers around a hill which was a natural centre: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,520 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha.

 

 

4. Kota Gede Silverwork

 

Kota Gede, which is often called Sargede is located about five kilometers southeast of Yogyakarta, Kotagede is a neat little town, which was once the seat of the mighty Mataram Empire. Since the 1930s, Kotagede has become famous for being the center of the Yogya silverwork industry. There are a number of workshops where visitors are welcome to watch silver being transformed into beautiful works of art known as "Yogya Silver". Kotagede is easily reached by "andong", the four-wheeled horse-drawn cart, by taxi, bus, or car. 

                                                                                    

                                                                                    One of Kota Gede Silver Handicraft

 

Since the 1930s, however, Kotagede has become famous for being the centre of the Yogya silverwork industry. Kotagede is easily reached by "andong", the four wheeled horse drawn cart, by taxi, bus, or car. There are a number of workshops where visitors are welcome to watch silver being transformed into beautiful works of art known as "Yogya Silver".

 

 

5. Giriloyo Batik Craft Centers

 

 

Giriloyo is a small village in the foothills below Imogiri. It is a famous hill in the area south of Yogyakarta and the kings of Islamic Mataram kingdom are buried there.


Giriloyo area is actually not too far from the administrative center of Yogyakarta Special Region (the distance is only about 15 km / approx 40 mins). The typical rural atmosphere is lonely and desolate but it is filled with a highly togetherness and it is so peaceful there.


There is no explicit record when batik craft Giriloyo went into the village, estimated to be around the 17th century, where a large part of the population became the Yogyakarta palace courtiers in charge of caring the tombs of Yogya-Solo kings which were built on Imogiri hills.


Since then, there was an interaction between the palace and the population, then some figures of the royal relatives gave jobs to the local community, especially women as workers of "nyanthing" batik. After that the batik craftsmen of Giriloyo progressed rapidly, made batik clothes and were able to market batik to various regions in Indonesia, even abroad.


Nowadays there are dozen groups of batik  in the Giriloyo village with charming batik collections. You can hunt original batik in the batik village of Giriloyo, a Batik craft center in Yogyakarta.

 

 

6. Merapi Lava Tour

 


 

Taking an off road jeep on a Merapi Lava tour is one of the most fun things to do in Yogyakarta. The tour is easy to arrange. Let me tell you about the tour and show you how you can make a booking (Merapi is also a popular destination for trekking, something to consider if you like the outdoors).

 

There are some destinations that will be passed, such as Museum Sisa Hartaku. This is a modest museum that was established by a small family (Mr. Kimin and Mrs. Wati). Museum Sisa Hartaku can be translated to My Remaining Treasure Museum. The museum is actually within their house. This house was affected by the Merapi eruption in 2010.

 

The family (initiated by their first child) created this museum to inform people about the last Merapi eruption. Various personal things that were owned by the family are displayed at the museum such as: motorcycles, clothing, cutlery, furniture, pets, television and much more. I got melancholy feeling looking at their clock attached to the wall. The hands of the clock are stuck forever at the moment of the eruption. It is a chilling reminder of what happened when the hot ash cloud reached the village.

 

During the tour you will pass through several villages that were affected by the Merapi eruption (sorry I can’t remember the names of the villages). Some of the villages are now fields farmed by the locals. In these villages you will see abandoned buildings in the middle of these fields.

 

There is one big stone that is called Alien stone (Batu Alien) that was hurled out of the volcano during the eruption. The surroundings here are picturesque. During the Merapi Lava Tour you will come to the edge of a cliff where you can see one of the massive rivers around Merapi. Please be really careful when you are enjoying the view from the edge of the cliff as it is pretty high.

 

The bunker is located in Kaliadem and is no longer used anymore. Two people were found dead inside this bunker in 2006 (eruption). They tried to save themselves by entering the bunker and were trapped by debris from the eruption of Mount Merapi. They were covered with up to 6 feet of debris. The ash was as hot as 572 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

If you walk up a bit from the bunker and you can see such a beautiful view. The distance from the bunker to the Merapi summit is less than 10 km. So you can see Merapi pretty close and clear (if the weather permits). The area feels really magical and is my favourite spot of this tour.

 

The short Merapi Lava tour lasts for 2-hours. To make sure you are well prepared for the tour I would advise that you bring the following items: A Sun Hat, Sunglasses, Water and a snack.

 


Paper Submission Deadline  
     Batch 1              : May 15th 2016
     Extended until : May 31th 2016
     Batch 2             : June 15th 2016
     Extended until : June 25th 2016
Paper Review May 16th – July15th 2016
Notification of Acceptance  
     Batch 1 : June 17th 2016
     Batch 2 : July 15th 2016
Camera-ready Manuscript  
     Batch 1 : July 17th 2016
     Batch 2 : July 30th 2016 
Registration  
     Early Birds Until July 20th 2016
     Normal After July 20th 2016
     Deadline August 10th 2016
Conference Date August 23-24th 2016





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