PARANGTRITIS BEACH RESORT
|Parangtritis ha long been famous, not only as a beach resort where sand-dunes, sandy beach and rocky cliffs meet, but it is also a historical place which closely related to the mysterious legend of the Queen of the south sea " Kanjeng Ratu Kidul ", who together with her confident, the feared Nyai Loro Kidul, the ever youthful and beautiful queen, reign over sea nymphs and spirits. The Legends say that Kanjeng Ratu Kidul was married to one of the Mataram Monarch, Panembahan Senopati whom she visited and communed|
with on certain occasions. It is said that the name Parangtritis expresses a natural phenomenon. From the wall of one of the hills drops off water containing calcium continuously dripped down and finally formed a pool with a very clear water in it. Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono Vll found and took care of it. The pool is now used as the bathing pool of Parangtritis swimming pool.
There are two routes to get to Parangtritis:
First route: Yogyakarta - Kretek - Parangtritis. All sort of vehicles can smoothly travel on this road directly to the beach. Those who are interested to travel by bus can take a bus at Umbulharjo bus station in Yogyakarta.
Second route: Yogyakarta - Imogiri - Siluk - Parangiritis, at a distance of about 35 km and connected with a sequence of tourism route consisting of the royal cemeteries, the royal burial ground of the Mataram monarch and their descendants, at Kota Gede and Imogiri
This route offers a very beautiful scenery, a combination between a river and range of lime-stones hills. All sorts of vehicles can smoothly travel on this road directly to the beach. Those who interested to travel by bus can take a bus at Umbulharjo bus station in Yogyakarta.
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