As if endless exploration of tourist sites in the province of Yogyakarta Special Region. A variety of tourist offerings ranging from natural attractions, culinary tours, historical and cultural tours are packaged together in the city of Jogjakarta. Malioboro and Tugu which are the tourist icons of the city are very commonly visited by foreign and domestic tourists. If you want to do something a little more different, try to visit a village in Yogyakarta. Visitors will be able to feel and recognize the patterns of life and daily activities of residents in the local countryside.
So many scattered tourist villages in Yogyakarta with a variety of uniqueness and various characteristics that we can try to visit. There are several villages that present a daily life activity that relies on crafts as an asset and source of income for their village residents.
Here are 5 recommendations of craft tourism villages that are famous for their uniqueness in the Yogyakarta Special Region province.
Brajan Tourism Village
Brajan Village, which is located west of the city of Yogyakarta, precisely in the Sendang Arum region of Minggir sub-district, West Sleman, has its own uniqueness. Most of the villagers work as bamboo craftsmen. Various kinds of handicrafts that are produced are made of bamboo which are processed in such a way as to become a variety of objects that have uses and artistic value such as bamboo boxes, fans, and lamp shades and so forth. Initially the types of handicrafts produced were only baskets, Wakul and Pincuk, but along with the changing times and market demands, handicrafts have diversified to date, and have been able to produce more than 20 types of bamboo handicrafts. From this bamboo craft, the name of Brajan Village has become more famous and developed to this day and is recognized as a tourist village. In Brajan village, visiting tourists are allowed to learn how to make works from bamboo and at the same time can buy souvenirs or handicrafts made from bamboo in the tourist village of Brajan.
Kasongan Tourism Village
Kasongan Village is one of the unique and famous handicraft tourism villages in Yogyakarta, located in the Kajen hamlet, Bangunjiwo village, Kasihan sub-district, Bantul. The village produces a variety of handicrafts made of clay or earthenware that have use and artistic value. Kasongan tourism village is a residential area of kundi, or pitcher or gundi, which means people who make a kind of pitcher, gendi, cauldron, and others classified as kitchen equipment, as well as decorative items made of clay. Until now Kasongan Village has become one of the tourist destination villages in Yogyakarta which is most in demand by foreign and domestic tourists. The row of gallery houses in the Kasongan tourist village presents handicraft production from pottery such as potted plants, jars, decorative lamps, miniature transportation such as rickshaws, bicycles, cars, statues, souvenirs for brides, and other interesting decorations as sweeteners of the room.
Manding Tourism Village
This unique craft tourism is located at the intersection of Jalan Parangtritis km 11, precisely on Jl. Dr. Wahidin Sudiro Husodo, Manding, Sabdodadi, Bantul. To get to this location is quite easy because it is located on Jalan Jogja - Parang Tritis beach which is crowded with vehicles. Manding is a tourist village in Bantul, Yogyakarta, which is famous for its large-scale leather craft production such as those in Cibaduyut in West Java and Tanggulangin in East Java. In this village there are many showrooms that display leather craft products such as jackets, shoes, bags, belts, wallets, and several other accessories made of leather produced by local residents. The number of showrooms in this area is approximately 40 and the distance is close to each store. This processed leather product from the creative hands of Manding Village residents has become a target not only for domestic consumers, but also for the international market.
Bobung Tourism Village
Administratively, Bobung Tourism Village is a village under Putat village government, Patuk District, Gunungkidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta. The location is adjacent to the Wonosari area of approximately 10 km. Since 2001 Regency Government. Gunungkidul inaugurated this hamlet into a village of wooden batik mask craft tourism, a location adjacent to the Nglanggeran Mountain tourist attraction also makes it easy for tourists to stop by in this village. Bobung Tourism Village has 400 craftsmen who are members of 18 UKM who are ready to welcome the visitors to be invited to interact and take a closer look at the production process of wooden mask and batik crafts ranging from cutting, sharpening, smoothing and painting wood to being ready to be marketed.
Gamplong Tourism Village
Gamplong Tourism Village is located in Gamplong Hamlet, Sumber Rahayu Village, Moyudan District, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta. Located on Jalan Raya Wates Km.14 or about 18 Km from downtown Yogyakarta. Its location on the outskirts makes this area far from the hustle of the city and really makes tourists can enjoy the beautiful and quiet rural life. Gamplong village offers a variety of weaving handicrafts that are quite interesting. Woven fabric is produced by local residents who become woven craftsmen using traditional looms instead of machines. Communities in Glampong village produce woven crafts which will be processed into stagens or long cloth which will be wrapped around the stomach for women. In addition to weaving, there are also some woven crafts and souvenirs that use water hyacinth water plants, coconut sticks, mendong, and fragrant roots to make a number of unique and special crafts.
For those of you who are on vacation in Yogyakarta, it never hurts to visit these various tourist villages. In this unique handicraft tourism village in Yogyakarta you will surely get something interesting from useful.