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Yogyakarta - Hidden Temple Walk : from Banyunibo to Barong Temple

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Hidden Temple Walk : from Banyunibo to Barong Temple

Sat, 7 Aug
(24 reviews)
Banyunibo Temple, Local Village, Hill, Rice Terrace, Barong Temple, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Discover the secret of Yogyakarta with this walking tour. About 17km away from the city of Yogyakarta, you will find the small hidden and forgotten jewels in beautiful surroundings. They are Banyunibo and Barong Temple which are mostly unvisited. We will start the tour from Banyunibo Temple. Taken from the Javanese language, Banyunibo means "water falling or dripping", although around the temple there are no drops of water or water sources. What makes Banyunibo temple look even more beautiful is that it is located on a wide plain, which is surrounded by Sorogedug Hills to the north and east. To the west of the temple, you will see a green and fresh rice field area. A river passed in front of the temple. From Banyunibo Temple, we will take a walk through a quiet and peaceful village then we continue by hiking a small hill and find a beautiful rice field area with a beautiful view. Walking in the middle of the rice fields on the top of the hill will give you a wonderful experience. A less known path brings us to Barong Temple. On the top of Bukit Batur Agung, southeast of the Ratu Boko Palace, a temple complex stands, where farmers worship Lord Vishnu and Dewi Sri. The decoration of the smiling "barong" on each side of the temple is a feature that makes it interesting to visit.


Meet Sang Pramuwisata

Sang Pramuwisata

My name is Mukhlas which means sincere, and I love to do everything sincerely and with all my heart. In Bahasa Indonesia, Sang Pramuwisata means the tour guide. I love to show you the beauty of my country. I live in Yogyakarta, a city that is full of heritages, arts and culture, cuisine, and tradition. I have worked in this city as a professional tour guide since 2012. I graduated from Yogyakarta State University, with a major in Literature. With this knowledge, I am well equipped to explain to people about the stories and literature that relate to Yogyakarta, Java, and Indonesia. I love to share everything that this country has to offer!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Yogyakarta with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Yogyakarta. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


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Reviews from travellers

Sue 🇦🇺 Sydney Aus R.

02 August 2021

Sang was clear in his explanations. Has an obvious love of his country and village and a keen desire to share its history and culture

Nancy S.

31 July 2021

Very interesting tour

Mark (UK) R.

29 July 2021

fascinating to see the old temple and the countryside

Cathy (Essex, England) M.

28 July 2021

Sang was so considerate and respectful and I loved seeing the village and everyday life there. He claimed many steep steps to give us a fabulous view of the area. The temples were beautiful and he gave us plenty of time for taking postcards. Well done Sang

Karen (Swindon, UK) E.

28 July 2021

Wonderful guiding - so much information, and given in a way that is understandable to someone not from Indonesia. Lovely. Thank you


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