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Ratu Boko Temple, Yogyakarta

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Head for the hills and discover the ruins of an ancient settlement at Ratu Boko Temple. Built around the 9th century, the remains of the town offer an intriguing glimpse into life at the time based on the layout and organization of the buildings. Interesting questions have been raised as to the overall function of the settlement, so take a guided tour to delve deeper into the ongoing debate. Set against the impressive backdrop of Mount Merapi, the expansive site offers plenty of walking routes amid the natural scenery. Add Ratu Boko Temple and other attractions to your Yogyakarta trip itinerary using our Yogyakarta vacation builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Ratu Boko is about 15 minutes away from Prambanan temple. Ratu Boko isn't really a temple, but a it was believed to be a palace for the king (ratu means queen). The main gate is an Instagram-worthy sp...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Why pay so much (325 000idr/per) for so little... Nothing to do with the other two temples around Yogyakarta and yet... Same price! It's all just the flight... Besides, this isn't a temple but ruins of palace... OK it's clean and the ride on the small me is nice... But that's really all... Advice, don't waste your time or your money... To try to offset the exorbitant price, they offer a "meal" at the restaurant... Rice and tea? The joke continues... And to top it off, you have to pay the parking... Lamentable!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Exorbitant price for a semblance of temple. As Prambanan and Borodorur (in the limit) can claim a similar price but here it's foutage of mouth! I recommend 100%
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  • September 1, 2017
    The better time to visit here is in the afternon before sunset. You can take your silhouette photos perfectly. I've made some sunset timelapse videos and I like them all. That's so beautiful.
  • July 19, 2017
    Besides Prambanan Temple, this is also a great palace remnant worth to visit. This place is like a hidden kingdom. The green field and relaxing atmosphere will welcome you there. If you are lucky, in the sunny day, no cloudy sky, you will witness fantastic sunset with the palace gate as the background resulting a beautiful silhouette picture. The access is easy and the road is in good condition but it's hilly, so be careful. You must visit this place when you are in Yogyakarta.
  • June 30, 2017
    Great place for picnic in the afternoon. The walk definitely worth it. Last time I visit here, the EO arrange dinner in the complex. Outdoor dinner under the stars after watching sunset is really awesome experience.
  • August 11, 2017
    Beautiful ancient ruins of Mataram Kingdom. Very nice atmosphere. Best if you visit this ruins when the sunset come.
  • September 1, 2017
    Beautiful historic scenery meets good managements.... All the security officers are also very polite and helpful

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The area just south of the main train station in Yogyakarta offers a cluster of decent accommodations, with both budget hostels and luxury hotels available. Jalan Jendrai Sudirman offers reliable chain hotel options offering comfortable rooms, with more budget options scattered across the side streets of the northern districts.
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