Parangtritis Beach Yogyakarta
There are many beautiful places can be an alternative for recreation destination in Yogyakarta. Those beautiful places are beaches, mountains, culture heritages and others. One of the beautiful places related to the beaches is Parangtritis Beach Yogyakarta. It is very attractive and exotic beach in Yogyakarta. (also read : Recreation to Prambanan Temple)
Parangtritis beach Yogyakarta is very popular not only for Indonesian tourists but also for foreign tourists. Every visitor who are going to Yogyakarta for recreation, they must go to Parangtritis beach. It is a lovely beach with many impressing phenomena, naturally and supra naturally.
The name of Parangtritis beach has its own history. According to the history, Hundreds years ago someone named Dipokusumo, who was a fugitive of Majapahit Kingdom, came to this area to meditate. When he saw water dripping from the crack of the coral reef, he named this area “Parangtritis”, originating from the word “parang” (stone) and “tumaritis” (water drops). The beach close to the area was then named “Parangtritis”.
Parangtritis is a beach full of myths, which is believed to be the manifestation of the unity among Merapi Mountain, Yogyakarta Kingdom, and Parangtritis Beach. The legend tells that Panembahan Senopati and Sunan Kalijaga once met in this place after completing their meditation. Panembahan Senopati was reminded of being a humble ruler despite his supernatural powers.
Parangtritis Beach is located about 27 km from the city of Yogyakarta.it is exactly located in the village of Kretek, Sub district of Kretek, Bantul regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
To get to Parangtritis Beach, you can take either one of the two routes. One is the route of Yogyakarta-Imogiri-Siluk-Parangtritis with the river and coral reel scenery on the way. The other is Yogyakarta-Parangtritis route that is easier to take with quite smooth road. It is suggested that you do not wear green clothes to respect local people who believe that green clothes will bring misfortune.
Parangtritis, according to local people, is said to be a place to meet the legendary of Nyi Roro Kidul (also known as ratu kidul or Queen of the South). Local folklore warns visitors not to wear green clothes or the Ratu Kidul is likely to try to entice the wearer into the ocean to drown. (also read : The Legend of Nyi Roro Kidul)
Parangtritis beach is the best tourist place for enjoying the sunset while having fun conquering sand dune with all-terrain vehicle (atv) or walking along the beach with a carriage in the romantic evening. When the sun is leaning to the west and the weather is sunny, it is time for having fun. However, the beach is not really a good place for swimming, so visitors are prohibited to swim.
Parangtritis beach also offers the excitement for those who travel with family. Kite-flying with our children is also enjoyable. The strong sea breeze is very helpful to make a kite flying high, even if we have never played a kite.
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