11 September 2006

Parang Tritis Beach (Yogyakarta)

A popular seaside resort 28 kms south of Yogyakarta on the Indian Ocean, Parang Tritis combines rocky hills, dunes, and a white sandy beach. It is famous in Javanese mytho¬logy as the home of the Goddess of the South Seas, who was married to Panembahan Senopati, founder of the Mataram Kingdom.
Every year the sultans of Yogyakarta make special offerings to her in a beachside ceremony called “Labuhan”.


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