Parangtritis located 27 km south of Yogyakarta and easily accessible by public transport to operate up at 17:00, as well as private vehicles. Afternoon before sunset is the best time to visit the most popular beach in Yogyakarta. But if you arrive more quickly, it could not hurt to go up to Cliff Gembirawati behind this beach. From there we could see the whole area Parangtritis, south sea, to the boundary horizon.
Not many people know that on the east cliff is hidden a ruined temple. Unlike the other temples are located in mountainous areas, Temple Gembirawati only a few hundred meters from the lip Parangtritis. To reach this temple, we can get past the ramp near Hotel Queen of the South and into the path to the west about 100 meters. The faint roar of the ferocious waves of the southern ocean could be heard from this temple.
Parangtritis very closely with the legend of Ratu Kidul (the queen of the south). Many Javanese believe that Parangtritis is a magical kingdom of Queen of South gate that controls the southern ocean. Hotel Queen of the South is a luxurious resort that is named according to this legend. Unfortunately, this resort is rarely open when used to have a view that could make us breathless.