Parangtritis Beach

1paris2Beach and community on the southern coast of Yogyakarta, or otherwise Southern Central Java Location of meetings with the legendary Nyai Loro Kidul or ‘Queen of the South’. Local folklore warns visitors not to wear the colour green, or the Queen will entice the wearer into the ocean to drown.

Parang Tritis Reach is a popular seaside resort 27 Inns south of Yogyakarta on the Indian Ocean, Parang Tritis is famous In Javanese mythology 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”.