Personally, I think Pasar Burung is more interesting than many of the tourist attractions in Jogja such as palace or fort.
One gets to meet the locals and discover their passion for birds as a pet.
It was an eye opener when we visited the bird market at Yogyakarta.
The variety of birds and pets were amazing.
Ratu Boko is one of the archaeological site 3km from Prambanan Temple.
Many foreign visitors may complain that the entrance fee (IRD90,000 per head, local visitor has lower fee) is too expansive because the temple structure remains were ruins and nothing much to see (as compare to other temples nearby Jogja).
Ratu Boko is more well known for its incredible sunset view from the near 200m plateau. The dark horizon on the bottom view was the padi field and valley.
We were rushing for the dance Ramayana Ballet performance at Prambanan, thus only made a 20 minutes stop over. We were lucky enough to see a local lady posing for photo shoot.
The sky already very dark and I have to use the widest aperture to squeeze the little light out of the sky.
Now, we could move on to our quick dinner and watch the dance performance.
note: if you don’t have time and not fancy for sunset, you can happily skip this site.
It was easier to walk up to Borobudur than Panorama Hill to watch the magical sunrise.
It took us 4 hours to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Lembing (Paranoma Hill) last Sunday, but only 2.5 hours flight to Yogyakarta (Borobudur is 40KM from Jogja).