Visiting Malioboro Street at Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is one of the most famous cities in Indonesia. The city offers many things that people can do and see each day. However, among many tourism spots in Yogyakarta, one of the spots that you must visit is Malioboro. What is this spot and what can people do here?

Malioboro is the name of a street in the heart of the city. However, along the streets, you will see many people selling all kinds of stuff starting from clothes, and souvenirs to watches. The best part is all these items are sold for a very cheap price! So, if you happen to be visiting Yogyakarta, make sure to make a stop at this street.

How to Reach the Street

As it is one of the main attractions of the city, there are plenty of ways to reach this spot. If you’re coming from out of Yogyakarta, then you can reach the city by train, plane, or bus. However, if you want the cheapest option then you can choose to ride a train to Yogyakarta.

If you choose to ride a train, then stop at station Malioboro. From this station, you just need to walk around 1km to reach the tourist spot. If you get tired, then just call a becak to drive you to your destination. As for those arriving at Yogyakarta by plane, rent a car or catch a taxi to bring you to the main city.

What to Enjoy

There are plenty of things you can enjoy when you reach the area. Whether you want to shop, eat, or learn about the culture around you, everything is possible. To help you out, here are some activities you can do in this beautiful city:

1. Shop Until You Drop

Along the streets, you will see many people selling many kinds of things such as sandals, shirts to bags. The price of the items is also very cheap starting from Rp 20.000. While you’re shopping, don’t forget to buy some souvenirs for your loved ones.

2. Eat-in the Side Streets

Another thing you can do is try the local foods that people sell on the side of the streets or also known as angkringan. The best time to eat at angkringan is at night, around 7-12 pm. While eating your food, you can enjoy the live music that is played every weekend.

3. Riding a Becak Around

If you have never ridden a becak then try riding one while you are at Malioboro. Ride and explore the streets to see what items the sellers offer. You can also see the Keraton at the end of the street.


As it is a tourist street, there are plenty of hotels near the area. You can find luxury hotels to cheap motels on the sides of the street. However, during peak seasons make sure to book a room first because normally they are fully booked.

So, if you’re looking for a cheap yet fun holiday, then come and visit Malioboro at Yogyakarta. The entrance fee to this tourism spot is free! Even though it is free, there are many activities that you can do here.

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