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I can’t remember the last time I visited Borobudur.  Ingetnya bahwa Borobudur itu besaaaarrr sekali.  Jadi beberapa tahun yang lalu, saya ingin ajak kaluarga to feel the majestic of Borobudur.  Saat itu, anak saya yang paling kecil sudah berusia 5 tahun, jadi kalau jalan ke puncak, sudah kuat dan gak terlalu rewel buat travel.

Places to visit di Jogja:

Borobudur.  Tips to create the most of it:

  • Sewa guide yang bisa menceritakan sejarah dan makna relief dari Borobudur.  Interesting stories for the kids.  Tapi minta si guide untuk menyesuaikan panjang cerita dengan usia anak (jangan kepanjangan ceritanya, nanti si kecil bosan)
  • Paling ideal ke Borobudur di pagi hari atau menjelang sore.  Make sure you have hats for the kids and umbrella (just in case)
  • Make sure you guys have big breakfast/lunch, jadi dalam perjalanan ke atas, tidak cranky karena lapar
  • Jangan lupa bawa sebotol air putih, to keep you and the kids dehydrated.

 

Museum that the kids will find interesting:

  • Museum Affandi
    Jl. Laksda Adisutjipto 167 Yogyakarta 55281
    Phone/Fax: +62 274 562593.
    Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday
    Open : 10.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m.
    Holiday: closed
  • Museum Wayang Kekayon
    Jalan Raya Jogja Wonosari Km 7 No 277 Yogyakarta
    Phone: +62 274 379058, +62 274 513218.
    Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday
    Open : 09.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m.
    Monday: closed
  • Monumen Yogya Kembali (reminds me of museum di Jakarta: Satria Mandala)
    Ring Road Utara, Yogyakarta
    Phone: +62 274 868225. 
    Visiting Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 08.00 a.m. to 04.00 p.m.
    Monday: closed
    Entrance fee: Adult: IDR 5,000; Foreign Tourist: IDR 7,500

What to do with the kids:

This may be simple for us.  But for the kids, there is Joy in the simple things!

  •  Becak
  • Dokar

Where to stay:

Phoenix Hotel:

  • I love the classic feel to this hotel.  Reminds me of Grand Mahakam Hotel di Jakarta.  Kamarnya juga terasa baru (saat itu baru selesai renovasi).
  • Mereka menyediakan cute dinner outdoor, dengan suasana colonial
  • Breakfast juga sangat variatif
  • Semua ruangan sangat hangat dan has that eclectic charm
  • The spa is also excellent.
  • Unlike the regular minimalist feel of a hotel, this phoenix has its warmth and welcoming feel to it.
  • Note: not too crazy about the open balcony.  Ask for a room with no open balcony if you are bringing batita

Sheraton Mustika Hotel Jogja

  • I had my coffee and snacks with the kids, when we were having our sightseeing.  Beautiful spacious hotel.
  • This is a little more than my budget, but definitely stay there next time with the family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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