10 Things to Do in Klaten That You Shouldn't Miss

December 16, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Discover the best top things to do in Klaten, Indonesia including Prambanan Temples, Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan, Umbul Ponggok, Sari Temple, Retreat Spa at Eastparc Hotel, Umbul Manten, Breksi Cliff Park, Sojiwan Temple, Sendang Sriningsih, Pabrik Gula Gondang Winangoen.
Restaurants in Klaten

1. Prambanan Temples

Jl. Raya Temulawak, Prambanan 55514, Indonesia
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Prambanan Temples

These ancient masterpieces of Hindu architecture are adorned with bas-reliefs depicting the famous Ramayana story.

Reviewed By bernie47801 - Denpasar, Indonesia

One of the most extraordinary structures in the world. A must visit location when you come to Indonesia. Allow at least a half day to experience this site. Much easier to access compared to Borobudur but just as fascinating. These two sites should be on your bucket list together with Angkor Wat.

2. Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan

Prambanan Temple, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia +62 274 496408
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 677 reviews

Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan

Reviewed By jamuna - kuala lumpur

We got good seats for IDR200K.
Though despite being in the very first row,, we found the english commentary blurrish.
Despite the fact the show runs on lots of international tourists, they had no english subtitles at all. The whole time the story line displayed on a side screen was in malay. Being an Indian myself and I understand Malay, it was easy for me to follow the play.
However, I pity those who have little knowledge of the entire story and do not understand Indonesian language. One would be lost...
Very nice costumes and beautiful casts. Hanuman was a tad too thin.
We saw people sleeping off 10mins into the show.
We lefr after 1 hour during the interval as it was just too boring by then.
All in all, it could have been better if the commentaries were clearer and the storyline was in English as well. My husband who is a non-Malay speaker barely knew what was going on.

3. Umbul Ponggok

Ponggok Village, Klaten, Indonesia +62 895-7005-88341
Excellent
30%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 129 reviews

Umbul Ponggok

Reviewed By CJ J - Portland, Oregon

The swimming pool is MASSIVE, the fish are all sizes, shapes, and colors which makes for an amazing experience. Jump in the water and try to open your eyes the water will seem a bit clouded. If you have your own snorkeling gear bring it, if not the rental is cheap and you can use it for as long as you'd like. (Bring an I.D. card to leave with them or they won't lend the gear out!) Do not sit at a table in front of the food shops, they will charge you even if you buy from them. This was also the first tourist location I went to where they charged us for the toilets (even just to change out of our wet clothes!) Only the tourists I was with were charged, my local friends did not have to pay any of the extra fees. Bring a gopro or an underwater camera if you don't want to pay 50k for an hour of photography. The underwater scooters, bikes, T.V. sets, swing set and even a tent are worth it!

4. Sari Temple

Dusun Bendan, Desa Tirtamartani, Kalasan, Yogyakarta 55571, Indonesia
Excellent
21%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Sari Temple

Reviewed By KGB777 - Singapore, Singapore

Although you may well be totally sick of temples by the time you visit Candi Sari, it's still worth making the effort. The temple is located in a peaceful setting without too much human traffic, and you can take your time to admire the stonework. Seems to be a fee of 2k IDR to enter.

5. Retreat Spa at Eastparc Hotel

Jl. Laksda Adisucipto blok A Km. 6.5 | Eastparc Hotel Yogyakarta, Depok, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia +62 822-2000-8333
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 117 reviews

Retreat Spa at Eastparc Hotel

Founded in 2013, we believe in creating a sanctuary for our guests from the moment they place their trust in the Retreat Spa. From Rejuvenating massages and nourishing body treatments; to exclusive in-house product and our warm and knowledgeable staff; we take pride in serving our guests with integrity. The Retreat Spa has been awarded Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for its consistent 5-star reviews. Begin your escape to tranquility with a complimentary pick-up service to our spa. Upon arrival, be greeted by our friendly staff and enjoy refreshments before your appointment commences. Feeling tired? Take your pick from our array of massages that blend a mix of traditional and modern techniques to soothe aching muscles. Need to destress? Indulge in one of our revitalizing packages that combines your choice of massage, treatments and baths for a truly luxurious experience. Keen for a makeover? Our hair and nail salon will leave you looking beautiful with the latest trends and premium Loreal and OPI products. The Retreat Spa at Eastparc Hotel Yogyakarta occupies 600m2 and comes equipped with single and couple massage rooms, steam room, indoor jacuzzi, showers and full beauty salon. Complimentary pick-up services to the spa are also available for guests who reside within Yogyakarta.

Reviewed By Ken Loong C - Singapore, Singapore

There were 6 of us, we were deliberating whether to have our driver recommend us a massage place, or the hotel spa. We decided on the hotel's spa in the end, and we weren't disappointed.
Dini, the counter staff serving us, was polite, warm, friendly and professional. When our masseurs were not ready by the appointed time (and our appointed time was barely 10 minutes from the time we walked in), she decided to treat us to some steam room goodness on the house. She also kept checking in on us from time to time to ensure we were feeling comfortable and relaxed.
All that, at a price that will be considered very competitive where we are from. Much win here. Wouldn't call it budgeted, but extreme value for money

6. Umbul Manten

Klaten, Indonesia
Excellent
41%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Umbul Manten

Reviewed By N0vee - Surabaya, Indonesia

It's called umbul Manten.
Crystal clear natural Springs water.
Natural pools surrounded by giant trees.
Fresh air.
Relaxing
Cheap entrance fee, IDR. 4.000 only
Seat near the natural pools. You may rent mat for only IDR. 5.000
Before you go swim, you may have local sweet & savory, e.g banana fritter, deep fried soybean cake with flour (called mendoan ), charcoal grilled sweet corn
After swim you can enjoy local cuisine, e.g sambal welut ( deep fried ell chili onion sambal served with steamed rice )
dont forget bring you waterproof camera or waterproof cellphone case.
It will be a paradise for the photographer.
Located in the north side of Klaten city.
1.5 hours from Yogyakarta city or Solo city.

7. Breksi Cliff Park

Sambirejo, Prambanan 55572, Indonesia
Excellent
27%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Breksi Cliff Park

Reviewed By Argya N - Bandung, Indonesia

They had a really nice carving on stones and amphiteater for performance, with numerous streetfood there. Probably not really familiar among foreign tourist. The road taking you there had similar route with Ratu Boko a really steeply uphill road.

8. Sojiwan Temple

Jl Jogja - Solo KM.16,5, Kecamatan Prambanan, Klaten 57454, Indonesia
Excellent
15%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Sojiwan Temple

Reviewed By Shi Min C - Johor Bahru, Malaysia

It has just be reconstructed. It seems nth unless u look closely at the reliefs. It is all the animals said to be the incarnation of the buddha.

9. Sendang Sriningsih

Desa Gayamharjo, Prambanan 52281, Indonesia
Excellent
46%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Sendang Sriningsih

Reviewed By Sineadlawson - Bali, Indonesia

Sendang Sriningsih is a catholic shrine consisting of the stations of the cross positioned along a path and a winding staircase. The stations end at a cave with a statue of Mary.
We asked the driver we had booked for the day to bring us here and we're not disappointed. Located in a small village, we got out of the car at the car park and began the walk up the stairs. We were surrounded by forest and the only sounds were crickets, hens and birds. When we reached the shrine it was like the world had stood still. The quiet was so calming and the huge banyan trees provided a canopy of vines around the shrine. The place was deserted except for a few people taking care of the grounds. We sat at the shrine and lit candles and had the most blissful quiet time I have had in a long time (I live in Jakarta).
This is definitely somewhere I would visit again for the amazing setting and total tranquility I felt during the time we were there.

10. Pabrik Gula Gondang Winangoen

Km 25 Jalan Jogja-Solo, Klaten, Indonesia +62 272 322328
Excellent
37%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Pabrik Gula Gondang Winangoen

Reviewed By Albert B - Heveadorp, Gelderland, Netherlands

For Engineers and other people with passion for history of technology this is a must see place. This facility still produces sugar from sugar cane on a steam cycle. Parts of the machinery date back to 1893 and are still functioning. Main parts were made by Stork Hengelo in NL. The plant fully runs on biomass, 120 years of sustainable energy !

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