On this page you find short descriptions about the level of accessibility in Yogyakarta. All information is given without guarantee, as things may change.
On our tours, our team is ready to assist you in any way to overcome possible barriers.
Access at the BOROBUDUR
The Conservation Agency for the Borobudur is committed to improve accessibility, a difficult task due to the building regulations as UNESCO world heritage site.
The Borobudur consists of numerous steep and uneven steps. But: A ramp has been built up onto the basis of the temple. From this basis, you have already a great view directly onto the monument. By written request we are usually permitted to get close to this ramp by car, thus avoiding long walking distances.
Next step up is the first gallery of the Borobudur, where the best preserved and most beautiful reliefs are. Stairs to this gallery are still managable, which means, manual wheelchair users can be lifted up there by our team, if permission has been obtained from the authorities beforehand.
Visitors are allowed to climb to the very peak of the temple; due to the steep staircases, however, people with mobility limitations might find this not the easiest of objectives, even if assisted by our team.
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 MENDUT
At the entrance, a ramp has recently been installed. It is easy to explore the temple from ground-level. Getting up to the chamber requires to overcome rather steep stairs.
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 at the PRAMBANAN
The extensive Prambanan park is easy accessible. The Conservation and Park Agencies are very supportive and permit us, on written request, to use our vehicles inside the area, thus avoiding long walking distances. The Prambanan Temple can be observed from many angles.
To get up onto Prambanan’s central courtyard, there are 4 sets of rather steep stairs without handrail at each side of the temple. The north side has been covered with wooden planks so that steps are more even there. So far, no ramp is available, but in planning by the temple authorities.
Once on the central courtyard it is easy to stroll around between the impressive temple buildings towering above the visitor. Visitors with visual impairment are allowed to palpate the reliefs with gloves.
Access at SEWU
Located 800 Meter away from the Prambanan, we are allowed to use a car to reach Sewu temple for guests with mobility difficulties. A side-way provides stairless access to the temple complex, to stroll around between the amazing heaps of stones on not always smooth ground.
Access at PLAOSAN
A gap in the antic wall leads stepfree into the court yard of the beautiful twin temples, thus avoiding stairs at the main gates. Getting up into the temples is only possible by stairs, but the view from outside is certainly the nicer one.
Access at RATU BOKO
Ratu Boko are the remains of a palace on the top of a hill. Hundreds of steps leading up there. Since recently, it is possible to take a side road up by car to the wide field in front of the famous Ratu Boko Gate – however this is not really worth the trip. Alternatively, enjoy the sunset at the easy reachable Ratu Boko restaurant, overviewing the Prambanan plain.
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.
Access at TAMAN SARI
Taman Sari has many facets, too many to describe them here. While the front part is stepfree and the backyard can be reached through a separate entrance, everything else has steps and stairs. The pools are down in the basement.
Access at MALIOBORO STREET
The sidewalks at Malioboro shopping street are relatively easy to use, but it is necessary to get up and down curbs once in a while. In the afternoon and evening Malioboro is overcrowded. Late morning is the best time to visit.
Access at FORT VREDEBURG
The complex is on ground-level without stairs and easy to explore.
Access at KOTA GEDE
Visiting the old architecture in Kota Gede is difficult because it is hardly possible to park with enough space to get in and out of the car. The main destination for most visitors is the silversmith shops and ateliers. We bring you to those easy accessible.
Access at the MERAPI LAVA TOUR
Main barrier of this tour is the access into the high jeeps. The tour itself is partly bumpy but not steep or risky.
Access at CANDI IJO
Candi Ijo is located not far from Prambanan and Ratu Boko. It is possible to get stair-free onto the ground through a private entrance over a lawn. At the moment we have to get a permit to use this entrance.
Access at AMBARAWA RAILWAY MUSEUM
Most parts of the outdoor museum on the way to Semarang are easy to explore. There are some few steps.
Access to RAMAYANA DANCE PERFORMANCE – Outdoor
At the outdoor theatre at Prambanan, a few seats are available that can be reached over a ramp. The seats can be removed to make space for a wheelchair.
Access to RAMAYANA DANCE PERFORMANCE – Indoor
During rainy season, performances are held in a building in town. A side way leads stair-free to the audience room. In the first row is space to stay seated in the wheelchair.