Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Parangtritis Beach South Jogyakarta,
A seaside resort 27 kilometers from Yogyakarta, Parangtritis beach is one of the most famous beaches in Yogyakarta. It has been a tourist destination for a long time. You may take a horse ride to explore the shore. Every Sunday, many local people visit the beach just for recreation or relaxation. According to Javanese mythology, the Goddess of the South seas (the Indian Ocean) Nyai Roro Kidul or Ratu Kidul, was married to Panembahan Senopati who established the Mataram Kingdom.
Since that time, every year, the Sultans of Yogyakarta have made special offerings to her in a beachside ceremony called Labuhan. To celebrate the Javanese new year, there is a special ceremony called Satu Suro held nearby Keraton Yogyakarta, the royal palace. You may be lucky to see it.Have a fun.......