Sunday, July 10, 2011

Parangtritis Beach

Parangtritis is the best tourist spots to enjoy the sunset while having fun conquering sand dunes with ATVs (All-terrain Vechile) or along the beach with a gig in a romantic twilight.

Parangtritis located 27 km south of Yogyakarta and easily accessible by public transport to operate up at 17:00, as well as private vehicles. Afternoon before sunset is the best time to visit the most popular beach in Yogyakarta. But if you arrive more quickly, it could not hurt to go up to Cliff Gembirawati behind this beach. From there we could see the whole area Parangtritis, south sea, to the boundary horizon.

Pssst, I will tell you a secret. Not many people know that on the east cliff is hidden a ruined temple. Unlike the other temples are located in mountainous areas, Temple Gembirawati only a few hundred meters from the lip Parangtritis. To reach this temple, we can get past the ramp near Hotel Queen of the South and into the path to the west about 100 meters. The faint roar of the ferocious waves of the southern ocean could be heard from this temple.

Parangtritis very closely with the legend of Ratu Kidul. Many Javanese believe that Parangtritis is a magical kingdom of Queen of South gate that controls the southern ocean. Hotel Queen of the South is a luxurious resort that is named according to this legend. Unfortunately, this resort is rarely open when used to have a view that could make us breathless.
Romantic sunset in Parangtritis

When the sun is inclined to the west and the sunny weather, it's time for fun. Although visitors are prohibited from swimming, Parangtritis not lack the means to having fun. On the beach there are rentals of ATV (All-terrain Vechile), the tariff is about Rp. 50000-100000 per half hour. Enter his gear and then release the clutch while pulling gas. Brrrrooom, four-wheeled all-terrain bike would take off takes you across the sand dune beaches.

Well, ATVs may only be suitable for those who are adventurous. Another option is the gig. A smooth surface along the raked sand waves with two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage is no less enjoyable. Hansom will take us to the east end Parangtritis place so beautiful cluster of coral spot is often used as a pre-wedding photo shoot. Twilight dim golden sun and shadow on the water surface generate a romantic atmosphere.

Parangtritis also offer excitement for those who travel with family. Kite-flying with your baby is equally enjoyable. Strong sea breeze which is very helpful to make a kite flying high, even if you have never played a kite though.

Still reluctant to go home even though the sun had set? Soon some roasted corn sellers will hold a mat on the beach, we can hang in there until late at night. Still did not want to go home? Do not worry, Parangtritis available in dozens of flights and accommodation at an affordable price.