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AMAZING WHITE SANDY BEACH & NGLANGGERAN PEAK

It was such an unexpected plan to have one day trip to explore another part of Jogja, one of our friend in BHUMI told us about this gorgeous beach located in Gunung Kidul Regency. Long short story we decided to escape from humid weather of Jogja to breeze and warm sunshine on the beach. Why did I feel excited about this beach? Well, you will see the reason later, so keep reading. 

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MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN OF ASH

Lies dormant just north of Mt. Merapi is the mountain of ash or Mount Merbabu as local would call it.  At the highest elevation of 3,145 mdpl, it is the slightly taller sibling of Merapi (2,930 mdpl).  From Yogyakarta, one can only slightly see it on a very clear day, but It can be beautifully seen from the town of Magelang and Salatiga.  We picked up our tent and camping supplies from Jogja and headed north to our next adventure.

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A WALK IN THE ANCIENT TOWN OF KOTAGEDE

Located right on the east bank of Gajah Wong river, this city is known as the laid witness to the dawn of Mataram Sultanate.  People could still easily find the remnants of the old Kingdom by visiting and exploring this heritage district.  Not to be missed are Makam Hasta Kitha Ageng (Mataram Royal Cemetery), Masjid Agung Kotagede (Great Mosque of Kotagede), Pasar Gede Bird Market or Pasar Legi and Batu Gilang ancient outer city wall site.

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