Activities & Attraction

Attraction

Parangtritis Beach Resort

 
Parangtritis has been famous for long, not only as a beach resort where sand dunes, sandy beach and rocky cliffs meet, but it also a historical place which closely to the mysterious legend of the Queen of the South Sea (Kanjeng Ratu Kidul). Kanjeng Ratu Kidul, who together with her trusted right-hand person, the feared Nyi Roro Kidul, the ever youthful and beautiful queen reign over sea nymphs and spirits. The legend says that Kanjeng Ratu Kidul was married to one of the Mataram Monarch, Panembahan Senopati, whom she visited and communicated with on certain occasions. It is said that the name Parangtritis expresses a natural phenomenon. From the wall of one of the hills drops off water containing calcium, which is continuously dripped down and finally formed a pool with a very clear water in it. Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono VII found and took care of this formed pool. The pool now is functioning as the bathing pool of Parangtritis swimming pool.

Located about 27 km from Yogyakarta, there are two routes to reach Parangtritis:

First route: Yogyakarta Kretek Parangtritis. All sorts of vehicles can smoothly travel on this road directly to the beach. Those who are interested to travel by bus can take a bus at Umbulharjo station in Yogyakarta.

Second route: Yogyakarta Imogiri Siluk Parangtritis. This route has 35 km in distance and connected with a sequence of tourism route consisting of the both Royal Cemetery, Kotagede and Imogiri. This route offers very beautiful scenery: a combination between river and range of lime stones hills. All sorts of vehicles can smoothly travel on this road directly to the beach. Those who are interested to travel by bus can take a bus at Umbulharjo station in Yogyakarta.