Generally proper dress is required for any temples to show your respect on those sacred places. Some of Temples in Yogyakarta actually are place for praying, for example The UNESCO TEMPLE Borobudur is a praying place for Buddhists. It is also important to dress up properly before entering The Sultan Palace in Yogyakarta because this place is still in use by the Sultan (king) and the Royal Family.
Kindly keep in mind these our suggestions before embarking your tour to Yogyakarta:
DRESS CODE and TIPS for BOROBUDUR and PRAMBANAN TEMPLES :
Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, are NOT ALLOWED.
Make sure you wear long pant or skirts lower than your knee.
Sandals or flip-flops are allowed. We suggest wearing shoes, which are comfortable for walking, and are easy to be worn and taken off.
If you come to Borobudur or Prambanan around at 8am – 3pm, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen lotion, umbrella, are definitely recommended.
Make sure to carry mineral water or any cold drinking water with you. There is no food stall or food seller inside the temples. Remember, Yogyakarta will be very hot during dry season and the temples is really huge.
IF YOU DRESS UP INAPPROPRIATELY :
You will be borrowed BATIK as skirts to cover your foot. (FREE)
In some case you may get sexual harassment from other people. We prefer to avoid this happen to you, so it is better to wear proper dress.
DOs and DON’Ts :
If you are visiting Prambanan temple, don’t forget to take mini train to see other temples like Bubrah temples, Sewu temples, etc. at outside Prambanan temple area. It’s FREE for International tourists. Remember , Prambanan area is really wide.
If you read any sign says “don’t climb” or “don’t sit here”, Don’t try to climb or sit on the stupas at Borobudur or Prambanan temples.
At Sultan palace, there are signs say “don’t step on” or “don’t touch” or “no photo and video” or similar in some building, please respect it. The royal stuff takes this cases seriously.
Do not smoke in the place where “No smoking” sign are shown.
If you have finished smoking, please throw your cigarette butt to garbage. Even Indonesian policy about this is not strict, but you could respect the other country by keep it clean.
Throw your rubbish to trash bin only.
Do not show too much affection in temples or public place. (like kissing in the public, etc.)
DONT TAKE any stone of stupas and bring back home or you will be in big problem.