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Living up to its name which means "special," Yogyakarta uniquely presents a mixed cultural identity where tradition meets modernity – this is one the main reasons why the city's charm easily hypnotizes most people. The citizens of Bandung nowadays can take a benefit of the latest train route connecting from Bandung Station to Yogyakarta Station. Taking a mere 8-hour trip with an affordable fare (140,000 IDR per person), you will find it super-efficient as you do not need to encounter a traffic dilemma along with your journey to Yogyakarta.
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The bustling train station in the heart of Bandung, famously known as Hall Station, is situated on the border of Kelurahan Pasirkaliki and Kebon Jeruk with two entrances. The northern entrance lies on Jalan Kebon Kawung no. 43 while the southern one sits elegantly on Jalan Stasiu Timur no.1. Due to its strategic location, adjacent to the city’s public transport station, the place is accessible from anywhere. Bandung Station is one of the oldest railway stations in Indonesia. Built in 1884, the train stop has pioneered both check-in and boarding pass systems – these are exactly similar to what the airport applies. Additionally, the exquisiteness of the building’s exterior with the fascinating art deco style and sanitation has enticed some visitors in the entire the land of Parahyangan.
Yogyakarta Station often called Tugu Station is the Mecca for all types of transportation and becomes the iconic tourist landmark of Gudeg City. Situated on Jalan Pasar Kembang, Sosromenduran, Gedong Tengen, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55271, the railroad depot is accessible to the major tourist destination of Pasar Kembangan and the shopping street of Malioboro – be sure to shop and enjoy your culinary journey straight after stepping off the mode. Operated since 1887, Yogyakarta Station boasts a classic European architectural design. The interior splendor gracefully matches with the local artistic touch, making the old building looks so impressive. It's no surprise that a wide number of visitors’ love taking pictures with the backdrop of the steam locomotive monument, located in the southern gate.
Yogyakarta offers a dazzling range of tourist destinations that highlight the local wisdom. To get acquainted with the city, simply check out these following best spots deserving a visit.
Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat is a royal palace of Yogyakarta sultanate. It’s such a perfect place to learn profoundly the local culture, as well as the region’s governmental system. Its opening hours are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (every day) – Friday is open from morning until midday. The local visitors are only charged 7,000 IDR for the entrance fee. The daily art performances can also be enjoyed on the site.
The legendary Malioboro Street is nothing yet excellent to figure out the shopping culture in Yogyakarta. The tourist area is home to many stalls and vendors selling souvenirs and local foods. Discover the place and find the most fashionable batik clothes and other interesting items. To eat on the typical dish, often called "nasi kucing," just hit the angkringan on the road sides. To quench your shopping list, don't forget to have a stop at Pasar Beringharjo Market, the Yogyakarta’s major traditional market on Malioboro Street.
Traveling to Kota Gede is incomplete without having a taste of the typical Gudeg dish from where it originates. Kampung Wijilan is the right spot to savor the genuine taste of the food. There are some Gudeg stalls located on the east side of Alun-Alun Utara (the north city square) – the best and most phenomenal one is Gudeg Yu Djum. It’s great for a gift for the family when you visit the city.