The Jakarta Post
Malioboro Street is the heart of Yogyakarta. (Shutterstock/Jon Chica)
Those who wish to experience the traditional arts and culture of Yogyakarta but want to stay in a place that’s far from the city’s hustle and bustle may want to check out Omah Kecebong Guest House.
Located seven kilometers away from Tugu monument and the famed Malioboro street, the place offers the experience of living in a countryside surrounded by paddy fields, trees and fish ponds.
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Arriving at Omah Kecebong, you will be welcomed by friendly staff and the property's owner, Hasan.
Guests can explore the village using traditional bicycles provided by Omah Kecebong. One the east side of the property is Ketingan area, the home of hundreds of heron and stork birds. To the west is Sendari, where bamboo crafters create tables, chairs, lamps and other forms of crafts.
Apart from bicycles, Omah Kecebong also provides ox cart rides and traditional games such as egrang (traditional wooden stilts) and bakiak (wooden sandals) for guests to wear. (asw)
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