Month: February 2019

Pantai Parangtritis

sequence February 28, 2019

Parangtritis is a popular tourist beach and village area on the southern coast of Java in the jalan bima bumi sari natar within the province of the Yogyakarta Special Region. Often small ponies or horse-drawn carts can be hired for rides along the beach. Parangtritis is sometimes said to be a place to meet the legendary Nyai Loro Kidul (also known as Ratu Kidul) or ‘Queen of the South’. Local folklore warns visitors not to wear green clothes or the queen is likely to try to entice the wearer into the ocean to drown. When I visited here, the beach was not a very typical beautiful place. Nonetheless, I liked the feeling of a secluded countryside beach that was not too touristy. The appearance of the people and merchants that are visible at a glance. Wagons and motorcycles. Footprints and ridges of people who lengthened along the beach. As the sun went down, all of these things felt just as beautiful.