During our time in Yogyakarta, we, like most visitors, wanted to take in the stunning and world-renowned Borobudur temple along with the nearby Hindu temple of Prambanan. We booked a very early morning tour via our accommodation at Agung Inn Hotel that included the sun rise over Borobudur, at Setumbu Hill, then a visit to the Borobudur itself and onto the temple of Prambanan.
View from the top of Borobudur
Thanks to the stunning temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, Yogyakarta has seen a big rise in tourism over the years and is now second, only to Bali as a tourist destination in Indonesia. With this influx of visitors comes a greater choice of dining options. The establishments below are favourites from our time in ‘Jogja’ and are ‘must-visits’ on your journey in Java.
Bu Ageng (Warung Masakan Omah) Jl. Tirtodipuran 13, Mantrijeron, Yogyakarta
Our tasting dishes at Bu Ageng included white rice, beef tongue, shrimp and corn fritters, sambal, smoked freshwater catfish, and Nasi Campur (a rice dish with various items).
Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most popular beach resort. The coastal city is the capital of the Khanh Hoa Province and boasts long sweeping beaches, coral reefs surrounding neighbouring islands, countless bars and restaurants along with some of the most well-preserved Cham Towers in Vietnam. Here are our Nha Trang favourites after a three week stay.
Lanterns 34/6 Nguyen Thien Thuat
My favourite Chicken Curry in Vietnam – at Lanterns Restaurant