Visit Alun-alun Kidul, Best Site to Enjoy Remarkable Night in Yogyakarta

Visit Alun-alun Kidul, Best Site to Enjoy Remarkable Night in Yogyakarta

Are you wondering where to spend the night in Yogyakarta? Visiting Alun-alun Kidul at night will be the best choice then. Alun-alun Kidul is actually a kind of large open city square that is situated on the back of the Yogyakarta Palace. This place is popular as an appealing tourist area especially at night. 


What Makes Alun-alun Kidul Special

Then, why this place is special? Even though this place is considered to be less significant than the Alun-alun Lor which is another open city square in Yogyakarta, Alun-alun Kidul is still a special thing to visit for its own appeal. 

Alun-alun Kidul is known to have various myth and mystical stories. One of the interesting stories that are spread among locals is about the twin banyan trees that are planted on this city square. It is said that all of your wishes will be granted if you can walk passing the twin banyan tress with blindfolded. It must be a fun thing to try, isn’t it?

What to Explore at Alun-Alun Kidul

Luckily, you will not spend your night by doing nothing here. Well, you may want to do nothing and get relaxed while watching the crowd, but you will not be able to stand so many fun activities that you can do here. 

  • Enjoy the city on ‘Blink Blink Car’

As the night goes down, you will see several car-like transportations that are decorated with tumbler lights. This lighted car will make visiting Alun-Alun Kidul at night looks more exciting and fun. You can get on this fancy car and get around the city square.

  • Ride tandem bicycles

If you prefer something that can help you to burn your fat after your evening meals, you can consider renting tandem bicycles and riding it around the city square. Riding tandem bicycles with your friends will be a lot of fun.

  • Enjoy local snacks

There will numerous sellers at Alun-alun Kidul that are ready to give you the taste of local snacks. Here, you can try to enjoy the local snacks like local by sitting down on the mats that are spread on the pavement. 

Those are some of the best activities that you must try when you are enjoying the night at Alun-alun Kidul. If you love photography, you can also spend your night exploring any beautiful spot in this city square and get your own picture captured too.

How to Get There

It is very easy to get there when you have been in downtown. It is only 1.6 kilometer away from Kraton Yogyakarta or Yogyakarta Palace. If you travel by train, this place is only 2.2 km from the Yogyakarta Station. If you are around the airport, you can take Trans Jogja which is public bus in this city to take you to the Alun-alun Kidul.

Now, you have known where to go to spend your night in Yogyakarta. So, don’t forget to visit Alun-alun Kidul at night while you are in Yogyakarta. The last, have a nice trip in Yogyakarta!

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