Exploration by 3-wheeled becak (a traditional Javanese rickshaw) gives a new perspective of the wonderful Yogyakarta. We hop on one and cycle to The Royal Palace in Yogyakarta, known as the Keraton, you will be invited around the area of this king’s palace, see some of the official clothing collections and valuable relics and objects of Yogyakarta’s sultanate. Once the tour at Sultan palace concludes, we will continue our tour by bus and visit Tamansari water castle, this is the site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta built in the mid-18th century, the Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation area, a defence area, and a hiding place. Its combination of eastern and western style building, this unique escape of the royal family has its own appeal and story. Discover the art of batik making – Indonesian batik fabric, especially for a Javanese, is an inherent part of their lives, culture and heritage and most batik in Indonesia (that’s not produced in a factory) is still hand made in small local workshops. Later, discover the art of batik making as we venture to Kotagede silverwork, Kota Gede is a suburb of the city of Yogyakarta. The town is a maze of narrow streets, lined with tiny, traditional silversmith shops and mosaic-tiled houses, once the homes of the aristocracy and royal merchants. Kota Gede is a great place to come and take a slow wander round. This precinct is now most famous as the centre of Yogyakarta’s silver industry. Our last visit will be prambanan temple, built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them.