Borobudur. Travel with a wheelchair in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta for All

Yogyakarta is not always barrier-free, especially the ancient temples were not built with accessibility in mind. However, travel with a wheelchair in Yogyakarta is possible, and visitors with disabilities can certainly explore the many sides of Yogyakarta. We offer you support!

Our Yogyakarta day trips take you to all the great destinations.

You can combine visiting Yogyakarta with a trip to Bali or Sulawesi.

Have a look also at our information about accessibility in Yogyakarta.

Travel with a wheelchair in Yogyakarta – Where to Go

The plains around Yogyakarta are dotted with the remains of hundreds of small and large temples erected more than a thousand years ago; the two most famous, the Borobudur and Prambanan complexes, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the north of town, one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, Mount Merapi, towers. Yogyakarta is also the focal centre of Javanese arts and culture, looking back on four-and-a-half centuries of often turbulent history. The city and her immediate surroundings have the special administrative status of a sultanate – the Kraton area, the Sultan’s Palace and the residential quarters of the sultan’s family and their employees form the town’s center.

We bring you to the best places in Yogya and make sure you can get there when you are having a disability or travel with a wheelchair.

 
Borobudur from outside. Travel with a wheelchair in Yogyakarta

The Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist monument, is build around an existing hill and extravagantly decorated with nearly two thousand reliefs depicting the life and teachings. The Borobudur is connected with two ‘satellites’, the small Mendut and Pawon tempels. They all lie on one straight – imaginary – line, that would end, or start, at the Merapi volcano. Worshippers in early times would have visited Mendut and Pawon as a spiritual preparation, before finally approaching monumental Borobudur.

The soaring towers of the Prambanan are certainly the most imposing Hindu monuments in Southeast Asia. The massive central structure, dedicated to Shiva in His role as Destroyer, soars 47 m into the sky. It is flanked by the two equally impressive towers for Visnu and Brahma. If you travel with a wheelchair in Yogya or have a disability, we make access to the Prambanan easier for you!

Prambanan. Travel with a wheelchair in Yogyakarta
Taman Sari

Taman Sari is the former water palace of the Sultan. Next to the bathing pools it has an underground tunnel system.

Merapi

Enjoy stunning views of the active and very beautiful Merapi volcano –  for example during an adventurous Jeep cruise over cold lava fields.

Plaosan. Rollstuhlreisen in Yogyakarta

Discover the twin temples of Plaosan, or of the Sambisari below earth level – only two of the many ancient temples around Yogyakarta!

Kraton Musician, by GertLijnes AI tour

The Kraton is Yogyakarta’s Sultan’s palace and its cultural and political heart. The current Sultan still resides in the inner courts.

Gate of Ratu Boko. Rollstuhlreisen in Yogyakarta

Ratu Boko is an extensive compound of ancient structures, built on a steep plateau. Enjoy the view into the vast Prambanan plain!

Market Kota Gede. Rollstuhlreisen in Yogyakarta

At the traditional market at Kota Gede, next  to tropical fruits and vegetables, Javanese medical herb drinks are offered.

Candi Ijo. Rollstuhlreisen in Yogyakarta

​Candi Ijo, which consists of several small temple buildings, lies on a plain overlooking the mountainous landscape of Yogyakarta​.

Vredeburg. Rollstuhlreisen in Yogyakarta

Fort Vredeburg is a colonial fortress from the 18th century, now converted into an Independence Struggle Museum.

Malioboro, by Gert Lijnes on AI-tour.Travel with a wheelchair in Yogyakarta

Malioboro is Yogyakarta’s most famous street, and for many Indonesian visitors one of the highlights of their visit to Yogyakarta: It is crowded with hundreds of small stalls selling a wide variety of handicrafts, art, batiks and textiles along the walkways in front of the shop-houses that line the street. 

 

Sewu. Travel with a wheelchair in Yogyakarta

The remains of the Buddhist Sewu are an ideal place to enjoy tranquility between the rows of ancient stones and debris.

Batik, by Gert Lijnes AI tour

Yogyakarta is famous for its Batik with special patterns and colours. The artful production process can be observed at this workshop.

Silvershop in Kota Gede

Visit Kota Gede in the south of Yogyakarta, famous for its silver filigree works. Many shops have their workshops directly attached.

Ambarawa train

Under the Dutch rule an important railway station, Ambarawa now hosts a museum with numerous steam and diesel locomotives.

Prambanan at Night

In the evening, watch the famous Ramayana Ballet performing the epic Hindu Ramayana saga, with the Prambanan as its background.