Parangtritis Beach

Parang Tritis Beach, situated on the southern coast of Yogyakarta in Southern Central Java, holds significance as a meeting place with the legendary Nyai Loro Kidul, also known as the ‘Queen of the South’. According to local folklore, wearing the color green is discouraged as it is believed that the Queen may lure the wearer into the ocean to drown.

Parang Tritis Beach is a well-known seaside resort located approximately 27 kilometers south of Yogyakarta, overlooking the Indian Ocean. In Javanese mythology, it is revered as the abode of the Goddess of the South Seas, who was wedded to Panembahan Senopati, the founder of the Mataram Kingdom. Annually, the sultans of Yogyakarta pay homage to her through a beachside ceremony known as “Labuhan,” offering special offerings as a mark of respect and reverence.