Yogyakarta – Access in Short

Mount Merapi

Below, find short descriptions about the level of access to places of interest in and around Yogyakarta. 

For more detailed information with photos, please contact us.

On our tours, our team is ready to assist you in any way to overcome possible barriers. 

 

Galery on Borobudur

Access at CANDI BOROBUDUR

The Conservation Agency for the Borobudur is committed to improve accessibility, which is a difficult task due to the strict building regulations in place at an UNESCO world heritage site.

A ramp up to the base platform has been built. Some of the reliefs can be admired from this position already. One level further up, the first gallery is relatively easy to reach and along its inner walls holds the best preserved and possibly most interesting narrative reliefs.

Visitors are allowed to climb to the very peak of the temple; due to numerous steep and uneven staircases, however, people with mobility limitations might find this not the easiest of objectives, even if assisted by our trained team.

The extensive park is easy to explore with some only slight slopes and well paved paths. One of the two museums is accessible, the other has some few steps.

Visitors with Visual Impairment are allowed to touch the reliefs and statues when wearing gloves, which we provide. The Conservation Agency owns a 1×1 meter replica of the Borobudur that can be visited on request.

Access at CANDI MENDUT

Apart from two steps at the entrance, it is easy to explore the temple from ground-level. Getting up to the chamber requires to overcome rather steep stairs. 

Mendut

Cleaner at Pawon

Access at CANDI PAWON

The small temple complex and its surroundings can be explored easily. The upper level of the temple is again more difficult to reach, and since the chamber is empty, it is actually nicer to enjoy its beauty from the ground level.

Access to BUKIT DAGI

204 steps lead up through the forest to the top of this hill located in the Borobudur park. A small road winds up from the back to bring guests up to the scenic outpost by car. There are some sitting opportunities on the clearing.

Bukit Dagi

Prambanan

Access at PRAMBANAN

To get onto Prambanan’s central courtyard, rather steep stairs need to be climbed. So far, no ramp is available, although this is in planning. With the kind permission of the Prambanan Conservation Agency, however, we can use a back entrance which is a little bumpy but has no stairs.

Once on the central courtyard it is easy to stroll around between the impressive temple buildings towering above the visitor. The shrines themselves are not easy to climb as stairs are steep and uneven. Our team, nevertheless, is readily available for those who want to have a peek into one of the chambers, where statues of the Hindu Gods ghostly linger in the dark.

Visitors with visual impairment are allowed to palpate the reliefs with gloves.

Access at CANDI SEWU

Again, a side-way provides stairless access to the temple complex, to stroll around between the amazing heaps of stones. 

Candi Sewu

Plaosan Twin Temples

Access at CANDI PLAOSAN

The court yards can be entered using a back entrance to avoid stairs at the main gates. To get up into the temples is only possible by stairs. 

Access at CANDI KEDULAN EXCAVATION

Access to the excavation site is stairless, but the paths are unpaved. A number of benches allow a nice view of the temple and the work going on.

Excavations at Kedulan

Largest_terrace_ratu_boko

Access at RATU BOKO

Ratu Boko is located on the top of a hill. It takes numerous flights of stairs to reach its ancient main gate. Most of the steps, however, are low and relative easy to climb. After the gate, the plateau is relatively flat but paths are unpaved. It is a fascinating place with great views and lots of history. 

Alternatively, one can drive onto the hill up to the entrance parking area and enjoy the view into the Prambanan plain from a restaurant. 

Access at the KRATON

The entrance has ramps and the whole compound is on ground-level. Main barriers are thresholds to some buildings, and the sandy centre court. On request, we have wheelchair with thicker tires available, which may be handy also for other destinations with unpaved roads.

Kraton

Taman Sari eastern_face

Access at TAMAN SARI

Taman Sari has many facets, too many to describe them here. The beautiful main buildings can be reached without or only minor steps, by using side-entrances. Other parts are only accessible by stairs. 

Access at MALIOBORO STREET

The sideways at Malioboro shopping street are relatively easy to use, however overcrowded in the afternoon and evening. Some nice shops provide easy access.

Malioboro

Vredeburg

Access at FORT VREDEBURG

The complex is on ground-level without stairs and easy to explore. 

Access at KOTA GEDE

The main destination for most visitors are the silversmith ateliers and shops on ground-level with the one or other step or threshold to overcome.

Javanese-Dutch architecture in Kotagede

 Lava Tour

Access at the MERAPI LAVA TOUR

The main barrier to this jeep tour is the height of the jeeps, which can make it challenging for some guests to enter the vehicle. We provide a platform to get on the same level with the jeep seat.

The tour itself is partly bumpy but never steep or risky.

For wheelchair users, an outdoor wheelchair is useful at the stop-overs.

Access at SUROLOYO PEAK

A drive up into the mountains through tropical forest and villages. The observation platforms on the top of the mountain are located at the end of numerous steep steps, therefore rather inaccessible. Beautiful views, however, are offered also without climbing up to these spots.

Progo River

Candi Umbul

Access at CANDI UMBUL

Candi Umbul is easy accessible and steps can be avoided by using side-ways. 

Access at AMBARAWA RAILWAY MUSEUM

Most parts of the outdoor museum is easy to explore, with only a few steps here and there remaining. 

Ambarawa

Ramayana performance

Access to RAMAYANA DANCE PERFORMANCE

At the outdoor theatre, a few seats are available that can be reached without steps and stairs. 

At the indoor theatre, using a side-entrance, this is possible as well.