Thetraveljunkie.org – Jatirejo village, Gedangsari in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta is one of our favorite villages in the world. Its valley, the sounds of the frogs, its ricefields pointing to the sky and all the stories that cross its streets make it one of our favorite Javanese villages. In this guide we will pick some of our favorite spots and expand on our next upcoming visits. It doesn’t matter when you read this: we want to go back.
If we have to recommend a place to sleep in Yogyakarta – it is undoubtedly The Kamasari. The villa is a traditional Javanese limasan – rustic meets modern with a view that makes it more of an experience than a conventional hotel.
Walking along the village is something we recommend to everyone. But if we had to recommend some of our favorites in the village these would be the ones:
Taking a walk along the stone river beds is an experience, full of corners to photograph and with ricefields and mountains for every taste.
The village is a Javanese village famous for its nature, agriculture and cultural traditions. However for us one of our favourite things to do is visit the real original botanical garden, the ricefields where you can wander around surrounded by butter?ies, dragonflies, frogs, and more. At night it’s extra special when the frogs begin their chorus and the fireflies put on a spectacular light show.
For the more adventurous, you could even try the local delicacy of fried insects such as grasshoppers and Putul, a local insect.
Stay tuned for more of our adventures in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
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