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One of the attractive beaches near Yogyakarta is Parangtritis. It is
located about 27 km. from Yogyakarta, Parangtritis may be reached in
two ways, through Kretek Village or the longer one but more well -
established road through Imogiri and Siluk Village. Parangtritis Beach
is a lovely beach with many impressing phenomena, naturally and supra
naturally. The waves regularly bring in new wood and bamboo, washing
ashore from another nearby beach probably. Some wood is picked and
taken away by locals to be used for their own house. Parangtritis is an
enchanting sloping beach combined with rocky hills, dunes, and a white
sandy beach. Besides being famous as a recreational spot. Parangtritis
is also a sacred place. Many people come to the beach to do meditation.
Up to now, this area is remaining functioned as the place to perform
the traditional ceremony called labuhan. Many hotels and restaurants
are available for sunbathe lovers.
is said that the name of Parangtritis is 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 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. Meanwhile, the sunset at any point of
Parangtritis beach brings a touch of wonderful and amazing as well. The
magical atmosphere of the rough waves appears to as all hearts into
disposing of all bustles and lead into deep musing.