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yogyakarta to see_indrayanti beach

Indrayanti Beach

Unspoiled white sandy beach. Must be see while in Yogyakarta.

what to see in yogyakarta_borobudur temple

Borobudur Temple

The masterpiece, one of the seven wonders of the world.

prambanan temple_to see in Yogyakarta

Prambanan Temple Complex

One of populer tourism spots in Yogyakarta.

Ratu Boko Ancient Kingdom Ruins

The masterpiece cultural heritage from Hindu Era of Indonesia.

beringharjo craft and batik traditional market

Beringharjo Crafts and Batik Market

Traditional market. Find various handmade souvenirs, crafts and batik products in low cost prices.

Yogyakarta downtown malioboro street

Malioboro Street

Down town of Yogyakarta where you can find the miniature of Indonesia.

yogyakarta to see_pindul cave

Pindul Cave

Cave with stunning scenery at southern Yogyakarta.

yogyakarta tour driver service

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Yogyakarta Driver,Yogyakarta tour guide driver,Yogyakarta multi language Driver,yogyakarta private tours,Yogyakarta tour package,Yogyakarta travel guide agents,Yogyakarta Airport Driver,Yogyakarta Car Rental driver. My name is Atok, as an Indonesian Tour Operator and Yogyakarta english speaking tour guide driver in Yogyakarta and Semarang (with COSTA VICTORIA Cruiser Ship,Holland America MS ROTTERDAM, and The World Cruise passangers). I will guiding you during your tour in Yogyakarta, Surakarta (Solo), tour in Semarang, or even in Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater. We also have business transport in Yogyakarta for many years and even though we have served a large number of satisfied customer, each new job or order is special to us and we do love to hear how we can assist to manage your tour. We well experienced in ground handling (private tour and big group/bus tour) for international tour and accompanying tourists from many countries to many destinations in Java.
Comfort, secure, trusty, hospitality, and as your yogyakarta tours and travel solution is my commitment in serving guests both Indonesian or foreign tourist in Yogyakarta-Semarang-Surakarta-Surabaya-Bromo-Ijen Crater. We have 5 yogyakarta english speaking drivers who ready to serve you, 5 cars, Van for 10 - 16 persons, Micro bus, and Bus.
We provided the best service with options : a) FULL YOGYAKARTA TOUR PACKAGE means we will manage your hotels,transport,tour guide,all entrance fees,and your lunch also dinner b) YOGYAKARTA RENTAL CAR AND TOUR DRIVER, and we will provide English Speaking Tour Driver and also all entrance fees.
To get in touch with us, simply leave us a message using our Contact Form page, and we will make sure to get back to you soonest.
With a glimpse of this information about me, I hope you do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your travel plans. Please you send your arrival and departure details, amount of passangers, and itinerary to: aswoto69(at)gmail.com or directly contact me at numbers : +6281329478187

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

merapi yogyakarta


We create programs trekking to the summit of Mount Merapi Yogyakarta as one of yogyakarta tour package. Mount Merapi is the most active volcano in Indonesia, which has its own charm for those who love adventure sports tours and mountain climbing.
You will climb from north side of mount merapi (Selo Village), and accompany by merapi volcano trekking guide. We will arrange all for your yogyakarta adventure interest as for transportation, hotels, and guide. Certainly, with reasonable price for best deal...

mt merapi trekking
mt merapi trekking

selo village
selo village

For this kind moment, please soonest to contact us to make nice discussion for your trekking to the top of mt.merapi by send email to ATOK at : aswoto69(at)gmail.com.

Monday, 29 September 2014

CETHO temple and SUKUH temple

Cetho temple and Sukuh temple are nice Solo Indonesia tourist attractions on the Mount.Lawu that still fresh cold air. Both are Hindu temples in Indonesia that built in the end of the 15th century with a lot of ornaments, statues, and many symbols that describe society activities in that time. Paying attention to the details in every piece of relief then we will be able to view and understood the ancient Javanese society as part of the ancient world cultures. Both temples also are very impressive temples by mystical place that suitable to a cooling-off or self meditation. It can be connected from that situation which Majapahit royal conflic so people need place like Cetho temple for closing to their God in meditation.

ceto temple
yogyakarta driver ATOK with mr. Ruberu (Wollongong-Sidney), Sept'29 2014
cetho temple
Cetho Temple on Mount.Lawu, around 1.400 m ASL
cetho temple
Frog statue in Cetho temple - God Wishnu symbolism
tiket masuk candi cetho
Cetho temple entrance fees - 2014
candi cetho - event 2014
candi cetho - event 2014
hindu temples in indonesia
view from Ceto temple (north)
In India, the Hindu temple is commonly associated with Mount Meru - the axis of the world - and, more widely, with the universe itself. As the universe is coiled around the cosmic mountain, so the temple must have a centre. As the universe is four-pointed (caturbhr s t i), the temple too is first defined as a square (Kramrisch 1946:161-162; Michell 1988:69-72). This perception of the temple as a Mount Meru most probably prevailed in Southeast Asia 
as well.

Cetho temple has 13 temples terrace but fully restoration 1 - 9 terrace. 13 meanings to reflect 13 God manifestations like we can read at Hindu's book Lontar Wrhaspatti Tattwa.  Beside that, people in that time start to develop the local genius about built a temple to make prehistoric concept that respect to God who living on highest. Cetho temple even in same periode with Sukuh temple Solo, but quite different than Sukuh temple.
In Sukuh temple, we will seen many glory statue of God and many relief of Royal and their servant. So, from all statues and ornaments in Sukuh temple we can feel that this temple not for praying or meditation. Sukuh temple more as a respect temple for the King who has personification as God on earth. One relief at Sukuh temple describe the respect to Kings's funeral with Hindu's ritual prosession.


sukuh temple
sukuh temple
sukuh temple
Frog statue in sukuh temple - sysbolism God Wishnu
Wishnu change asfrog to help other God to search water spring for life. Scarfing at sukuh more smooth and from massive stone, different than in Cetho that frog statue from many stone and compiled. Why Wishnu illustrated and not Siwa ? We can understand because in that time the situation of the kingdom at the end of Majapahit where many wars then people hope God Vishnu immediately to make a peace on earth.


sukuh temple
God Wishnu with arms
sukuh temple
relief about respect to King's funeral
sukuh temple's relief
sukuh temple's relief
sukuh temple's relief
sukuh temple's relief
sukuh temple relief
sukuh temple relief
The unique one in both temple was how to describe the man with hat that their use. That hat   relief remind us to Java leather puppet (wayang) today. Many type of hat we can seen in sukuh temple from people on royal high rank until lowest rank and also the guard. 
Even in the old age of 700 years ago but at that time the community has reached a high level of understanding of the engineering building, technical artists, as well as an understanding of the most important concepts or beliefs that turned out to have continuity with the culture at various places. In this case I am talking about a statue of a turtle.


Turtle is a symbol known in mythology as their appearance and longevity. Therefore, the protective shell and thoroughly charming appearance, sometimes we find that the turtle is a symbol of protection and welfare aspects in particular mythology. Many cultures believe that the turtle is an animal that carries the world on its shell or as supporting the heavens. 
In some indigenous traditions of the Americas, the tortoise is believed to carry the world on top of the shell. Supreme spirit Cheyenne, Maheo, is grandma old turtle shell that supports the earth. Mohawk Nation believe that earthquakes are caused by old granny turtle which was stretch the body due to the weight of the earth that he prop in its shell. 
In ancient history, the people of Mesopotamia believed that the turtle is the symbol of one of their gods, namely Ea. And in Africa, the Yoruba mythology, known Ijapa, the tortoise is in the fairy-tale witch hereditary. 
In Hindu mythology, the world is supported by four elephants standing on a tortoise shell. Akupara is a tortoise in the world carrying the Hindu legend in penggungnya and maintain the balance of the earth and sea. There is one of the avatars of Vishnu, known as Kurma, the giant tortoise. Kurma avatar has a temple, Sri Kurman Temple in Andhra Pradesh, India which is dedicated to him. 
In China, one of the four leading animal is a turtle data that represents the element of water, symbolizing the four cardinal points north. Tortoises are mensimbolkan strength, longevity and immortality. Tortoise is also a real animal that became a symbol of the Chinese nation on the compass, though still looks like a mythological creature in the illustration.

turtle statue in sam poo kong
turtle statue in sam poo kong - a chinesse temple built at 15 Century AD in Semarang
See more beautiful Indonesian ancient culture with us "yogyakarta driver ATOK" as your tour driver guide. Please send me your trip plan to email : aswoto69(at)gmail.com, so we can make discuss for your itinerary and quotation. We can serve 1 guest in 1 aircondcar until 100 guest using 2 big well aircond bus.


yogyakarta driver ATOK
with kind warm regards, ATOK

Friday, 19 September 2014

KOPI BANARAN Java Ecotourism

KAMPOENG KOPI BANARAN area was an ecotourism that only takes 1 hour from Semarang. With ground on 600 ASL (above sea level),  one of the famous tour here are seeded Train Coffe Plantation Tour. You can surround the coffee plantations with the tourist train ride while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Along the way you will be treated to views of Swamp Dizziness (Rawa Pening), Mount Telomoyo, and when the weather is clear you can see Mount  Merbabu also. You better arrive here before noon after visit Gedong Songo Temple, the time when you need rest and relax after trekking the climb road to visit whole 9 temples on 9 hill terraces.
"Kampoeng Banaran" name based on the basic process of coffee, Banaran is a hamlet, precisely in the village of Jambu sub district Gemawang Semarang District. The place where the coffee processing plant stand red coffee fruit is processed into coffee beans ready for export (green bean). While Kampoeng Kopi Banaran is a coffee plantation area which is located in the Village District of Bawen Pickled Semarang regency.

coffe plantation in java
coffe plantation in java



coffee plantation in java
train coffee plantation for tour
coffee plantation in java
coffee plantation in java
coffee plantation in java
train tour - coffee plantation in java "Kampoeng Kopi Banaran", Semarang
Coffee kampoeng Banaran also provide lodging that can be used for rest and overnight. Location of the inn is located on the hilltop becoming more value with charming natural landscape. For this facility you have to confirm in advance for booking a reservation. 
To get in touch with us, please simply leave us messages to our Contact Form page or into our email : aswoto69(at)gmail.com, and we defenetely concern to get back to you soonest.

gedong songo temple
gedong songo temple


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

YOGYAKARTA LUXURY RENT CAR

Your first class holidays tour in Yogyakarta always be the first by complitely using Toyota Alphard luxury car series. This our new services for your first class tour in yogyakarta was Yogyakarta Tour Package by using the Toyota Alphard luxury car. 

sewa alphard di yogyakarta
Toyota Alphard
This car actually provides luxury travel, bringing exclusive image, excellent pride, for you who want a classy service. Car interior so exclusive like a plane cabin with driver-friendly, safe, and can be your travel companion that makes your tour more comfortable. You can compare your book for Alphard car through your place of stay with our services, but of course the price difference with our services even we can always competitive same services. We can offer best deal for this luxury car

We do not want a lot of say how is Alphard so luxury car, because you can see by yourself on the internet, the specifications or the facilities car available, and also the picture. Our services also to Indonesian who traveling to Yogyakarta and require Toyota Alphard. This car can also be your VIP business cars and also for weddings.

For the purposes of the use of the Toyota Alphard in Yogyakarta even for first class yogyakarta holidays service, for office needed, your pride business, or personal needed, please directly contact ATOK by sending an email to: aswoto69 (at) gmail.com. To get in touch with us, please simply leave us messages to our Contact Form page or into our email, and we concern to get back to you soonest.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

SUNRISE TOUR PACKAGE

See the sunrise at Java, Indonesia was a pleasure and amazing sensation that unspeakable how the beauty they are. Many places in Java Island to enjoy the beauty of sunrise ranging from Borobudur Temple Yogyakarta, Peak of  Merapi Volcano in Yogyakarta, Setumbu Hill, Mount Sikunir in Dieng Plateau, Mount Bromo, Mount Semeru and Ijen Crater. I will review some of the sunrise is generally desirable foreign tourists and make the name as JAVA SUNRISE TOUR PACKAGE.

DAY 1
You landed at Yogyakarta at noon, and directly continued to yogyakarta heritage tour to visit Prambanan Temple and Sewu Temple. After that, we straight go to Dieng Plateau and reach there around 10 PM. You will spend overnight at Dieng Plateau that allready close to Sikunir Sunrise.


dieng plateau sunrise
dieng plateau sunrise

dieng plateau sunrise
Mount Sikunir sunrise, at Dieng Plateau


DAY 2
Sunrise Sikunir that started at 4 AM until 6.30 AM. From Dieng sunrise tour we continue to visit Sikidang Crater, Color Lake, and Arjuna Temple Complex. After lunch time we start to go to Borobudur temple and be there until sunset. You will be spend a night at hotel in Yogyakarta.

DAY 3
After visiting Sultan Palace at 9.30 AM we will driving from Yogyakarta to Mount.Bromo, and will arrive (check in) at Mount.Bromo around 9 PM and spend over night.

DAY 4
Mount.Bromo sunrise started at 3 AM with hire Bromo adventure jeep and finished around 8.30 AM. After breakfast, shower, relax, then we continue driving to Ijen Crater. We will arrive at around crater at 3 PM. Here, we stay over night to prepare climbing tommorow to see blue fire crater that start at 2.30 AM.


java sunrise tour
ATOK - yogyakarta bromo tour guide driver

mount bromo sunrise
mount bromo sunrise - direction to go down the Bromo sea sand

mount bromo sunrise
mount bromo sunrise
DAY 5
Starting to climb peak of Ijen Crater at 2.30 AM with guiding by local guide to reach the Ijen Crater seeing amazing and spectaculer Ijen Crater blue fire sunrise. You will finished around 9 AM or 10 AM. Back to hotel for cleaning,shower,breakfast,and check out around 12 noon. We will go to hotel nearby Surabaya Airport and reach there around 7 PM. Finished all sunrise tour.


ijen crater view
ijen crater view
DAY 6
Check in departure flight at Surabaya Airport in early morning. ADIOS AMIGO ! Have a nice memory with sunrise tour with us.

For more complitely information and reservation, please soonest contact me (ATOK) by email to : aswoto69(at)gmail.com. We will make few email conversation to make same opinion about your trip plan then we make a nice deal between us ( you and me as your tour guide driver ). Tour with us make your cost tour in Java more efficient with same kind services as any tour agency,because we also had experienced many years to serve foreign tourist and local tourist went to those all sunrise tour in Java, Indonesia. So, to get in touch with us, simply leave us a message using our Contact Form page, and we'll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

yogyakarta tour driver ATOK
yogyakarta tour guide driver - ATOK
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yogyakarta driver ATOK
with warm kind regards, ATOK


Sunday, 7 September 2014

ULEN SENTALU, YOGYAKARTA UNIQUE MUSEUM

Ulen Sentalu museum seem as exotic and unique building because it was built in the jungle at Kaliurang, Yogyakarta and blend with the trees around the museum building. Shady and cool atmosphere will make you relax enjoy room by room that guided by a officially museum guide. The museum is a place to store objects of ancient culture and cultural documentation of the Java Classical Periode to modern.

ulen sentalu museum
ATOK-yogyakarta driver at ulen sentalu museum with Hansi Loh, KL
ulen sentalu museum
ulen sentalu museum "House of Heaven" (Grya Kaswargan)
ulen sentalu museum
ulen sentalu museum
ulen sentalu museum
relief in Ulen Sentalu Museum
If you want to understand the culture of Javanese then visited Ulen Sentalu museum is the right choice. In Kaliurang area, in addition to the museum Ulen Sentalu, you can visit also the museum of volcanic Mount Merapi, so you will be able to know the history of this mountain activities through documentation and scientific visualization. We can make program for tour to Ulen Sentalu for you, combining with Volcano Museum, and then enjoying Mount.Merapi jeep adventure to see many nice scenery. Please don't hesitate to contact us by email to : aswoto69(at)gmail.com.

ulen sentalu museum
restaurant inside Ulen Sentalu museum

ulen sentalu museum
ulen sentalu museum
museum ulen sentalu yogyakarta
outdoor art in Ulen Sentalu Museum

ulen sentalu museum
ulen sentalu museum - room

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Chinese Temple in Semarang


One of important and interesting sights to visit in Semarang is Sam Poo Kong chinese temple that also named "Sam Poo Thay Jin" and in Indonesia famous with name "Gedung Batu" chinese temple. Located in the southwest of the city of Semarang, 15 minutes from or to Semarang airport (Achmad Yani Airport). This temple at early year 1.500 AD was as a transitory and the first landing of a Moslem Chinese admiral named Zheng He / Cheng Ho.

gedung batu semarang
gedung batu, semarang

sam poo kong temple
Gedung Batu inscription

Building the main chamber of this temple is a stone cave. This cave believed to be the initial landing and the headquarters of Admiral Cheng Hoo and his men during a visit to the island of Java. Inside, visitors can see the statue that is believed sabagai statue of Sam Poo Tay Djien. Visitors also frequent ciamshie to be able to see a pilgrim luck in the future. 

This location can also be found altars and tombs of staff Admiral Cheng Hoo in Java, which is often visited by visitors to pilgrimage. Giving the name of the building / building is quite unique considering naming is based on objects from the ship. For example, Mbah Kyai Cundrik Bumi is where all types of weapons that are used to arm boat crew. Kiai / Nyai Tumpeng related to food on board and Kiai Djangkar put a ship's anchor. And Mbah Djurumudi that believed as the tomb of the helmsman ship. Building decorated with various paintings and sculptures depicting Cheng Hoo trip to Java including the two pillars on the surface of the main building.

The annual celebration of the landing Admiral Zheng He is one of the main agenda in the city of Semarang. The celebration begins with a religious ceremony at the Tay Kak Sie temple in Gang Lombok. After it was followed by a procession of the artificial statue of Sam Po Kong temple from Tay Kak Sie temple to Sam Poo Kong temple (Gedung Batu temple). The statue was then placed alongside the original statue of Sam Poo Kong.


sam poo kong temple
sam poo kong temple - front yard


gedung batu temple
Enjoying all building of Gedung Batu below the trees


gedung batu temple
Main yard with Zheng Ho statue


gedung batu temple
Zheng Ho statue
Sculpture made ​​from bronze which is made in China is the tallest statue in Southeast Asia
klenteng sam poo kong
turtle statue

Turtle is a symbol known in mythology as their appearance and longevity. Therefore, the protective shell and thoroughly charming appearance, sometimes we find that the turtle is a symbol of protection and welfare aspects in particular mythology. Many cultures believe that the turtle is an animal that carries the world on its shell or as supporting the heavens. 
In some indigenous traditions of the Americas, the tortoise is believed to carry the world on top of the shell. Supreme spirit Cheyenne, Maheo, is grandma old turtle shell that supports the earth. Mohawk Nation believe that earthquakes are caused by old granny turtle which was stretch the body due to the weight of the earth that he prop in its shell. 
In ancient history, the people of Mesopotamia believed that the turtle is the symbol of one of their gods, namely Ea. And in Africa, the Yoruba mythology, known Ijapa, the tortoise is in the fairy-tale witch hereditary. 
In Hindu mythology, the world is supported by four elephants standing on a tortoise shell. Akupara is a tortoise in the world carrying the Hindu legend in penggungnya and maintain the balance of the earth and sea. There is one of the avatars of Vishnu, known as Kurma, the giant tortoise. Kurma avatar has a temple, Sri Kurman Temple in Andhra Pradesh, India which is dedicated to him. 
In China, one of the four leading animal is a turtle data that represents the element of water, symbolizing the four cardinal points north. Tortoises are mensimbolkan strength, longevity and immortality. Tortoise is also a real animal that became a symbol of the Chinese nation on the compass, though still looks like a mythological creature in the illustration.


As a tour operator in Semarang and Yogyakarta, we made ​​a semarang private tour package  or big groups (with bus) for you both come in Semarang by plane or by cruise ships like the Costa Victoria, Rotterdam, or The World Cruise Ship.
  1. One day Tour : after ship dock then meet us at 8 AM, we visit Sam Po Kong first (1.5 hours) then go to Borobudur. We will reach Borobudur around 1 PM, visit Borobudur 1,5 hours, then we start to Semarang port. We'll come to port around 5.30 PM.
  2. Two days Tour : same as number (1) then you stay overnight in downtown Yogyakarta. The next day we will visit Sultan Palace, Watercastle Tamansari, Prambanan temple, then we heading to Semarang port. If time permitted we can visit Fort Wilhem I Fortress in Ambarawa.
If you can invite your friends/other cruise passangers while sailing in cruise to joint tour so your cost would be more efficient (than private tour) and I will used Van (for 7 - 16 persons) or Micro Bus (17 - 30 persons). I could be so sure if your cost will be competitive than you used other operator, just try to make comparison before you choose which tour operator you like.
semarang tour driver
semarang tour driver-ATOK testimony
yogyakarta driver ATOK
with wam kind regards, ATOK
Please don't hesitate to contact us by send email to ATOK : aswoto69(at)gmail.com. We will respond your email shortly.

semarang tour driver testimony
semarang tour driver testimony - from THE WORLD CRUISE SHIP


semarang tour driver
ATOK - semarang yogyakarta tour driver