Sunday, April 17, 2011


On the south coast of Yogyakarta, there are about 13 objects which have the charm of coastal tourism, it turns out Parangtritis always ranked top in the number of tourist visits, compared to other beaches. The beach is located about 27 km from the city of Yogyakarta, can be achieved through Kretek Village or the longer route, but more beautiful scenery and the village is through Imogiri siluk.

The beach is included in Bantul is a sloping beach, with rocky hills, and sandy white coastal limestone hills and scenery on the north coast. In this area, tourists can wander the beach using a gig and a rented horse and driven by local residents. As well as a place of recreation, parangtritis also a sacred place. Many visitors who come to meditate. This beach is one place to do Labuhan ceremony of the Sultan's Palace.

In the dry season, the wind blowing like not to be outdone by waves as high as an average of 2-3 meters. Often heard the news there are visitors to the beach south of the lost trail of the wave. Strangely, the bodies of visitors who Nahas, it disappeared like a swallowed by the earth. SAR team could average only 2-3 days later to find his body after conducting searches. Typically, the location of the discovery of the bodies are not in an area where visitors are swallowed by the waves. The corpse was found hundreds of meters, sometimes even several kilometers from its original location.

Among local communities, such mysterious events, reinforce the myth that marine authorities commonly known as Nyi Roro Kidul (Queen of South Beach), likes to "eliminate" people who do not heed the rules of nature. From the scientific side, such incidents further strengthen the theory that the sea south of Java Trench is full undercurrent that continues to move. Any item abject from the beach, dragged down and stranded in different locations.
Local people's confidence about the legend of Nyi Roro Kidul is also its own birth charm. Almost every Friday night and Tuesday POND POND, visitors and local fishermen perform ritual ceremony on the beach. Pelarungan colored ritual offerings and colorful flowers into the sea. Top of the ritual is usually occur at night a Suro, and two-three days after Idul Fitri and Idul Adha. In essence, fishermen asked for salvation and mercy sustenance from the rulers of the earth and sky.

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