Aware of how sleepy head Ryan is, I let him sleep peacefully the whole morning.
It was when we finally left home and headed to PrambananTemple. Since my house is very near to the temple, it only took us 20 minutes to get there. When we entered the temple, our ears were entertained by Javanese Gamelan music which really soothing…
When the earthquake hit Yogyakarta back in 2006, some parts of the temples were collapsed and for safety reason the government put fence around the temple. They wouldn’t let visitors went inside and look at the stupa closely which bummed me out but I couldn’t really do anything about it. However, I still got some decent pictures of the temples, so I’m happy :)
Oh, one cool thing when we visit Prambanan was they had a photo shoot at the temple.
Free photography - Ryan's term
So we were experiencing what so called FREE PHOTOGRAPHY because basically we got a professional model and great background without paying any pennies for it!
On the way out, we stopped by at the museum. It is so sad to find out that most of the stupas have missing heads. Local people are making money from it by stealing and sell those overseas :(
After sunset we went to Ramayana Ballet Complex that is not too far from the temple to watch Ramayana Ballet dance performance. I had been waiting to watch this performance for YEARS! I was very happy that I finally was able to watch it! Ryan and I were enjoying the performance to the MAX!
Again, we really had another remarkable day in Yogyakarta…
Same kind of thing happens in New Orleans people stealing head stones and Statues from the graveyards and sell them out on the west coast as "authentic New Orleans graveyard stuff" ...I'll never understand......wierd