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Parangtritis: A Mystical and Enchanting Beach at Yogyakarta

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Parangtritis is located at around 28 km from Yogyakarta. Kaliurang is the perfect distance to get away from the bustling city of Yogyakarta and enjoy the sound of the waves and the astounding atmosphere. Here you will see some incredibly green hills set against the backdrop of a raging ocean. With raging surf and salty sea breeze, it’ll be difficult not to feel refreshed and rejuvenated from the moment you arrive here. During the night, the light of the stars on the silvery black dunes provide the beach a feeling, and it’s not going to be challenging to comprehend why there are many myths about its region.

This entire region is full of beaches, caves, lakes, paths and gravesites, each with their very own cryptic story. What makes Parangtritis uniquely extraordinary is that it’s not only an enchanting vacation spot, it is also a place. According to the legend, whenever you come here, you’re going into the domain of Kanjeng Ratu Kidul, Queen of the Southern Ocean that isn’t famous for being welcoming to newcomers. For that reason, the Javanese won’t wear green or yellow-green around here because it is considered attractive to the Queen. In this beach, you may take in the sights of the waves, but you are not allowed to go into the water.

Rest in one of the temporary shelters that line of the beach, where for a small fee you can sit and enjoy any shade. Nearby Parangtritis is the hot springs, Parangwedang where, for a small fee, you may take a 15 minute and revel in the health advantages and rejuvenation which comes from bathing in the waters. Get Around. Walking along the coastline is the best method to marvel at the landscape here.

The simplest way to get at Parangtritis beach is to drive from Yogyakarta. It may be accomplished in two ways, through the village of Kretek or via a road that runs through Imogiri and Siluk village.

Clare Louise

The author Clare Louise