The highlights of the dancing year in Central Java are the phenomenal Ramayana ballets held during the summer months at the Prambanan Open-Air Theatre, to the west of the complex. The Ramayana story is split into four episodes – the full story is performed four times a month from May to October, with individual episodes performed sporadically outside this time. Plenty of agents in Yogya organize packages including entrance fees and transport.

From November to April, Prambanan’s Trimurti Theatre, an indoor venue to the north of the open-air arena, performs the Ramayana ballet. Tickets are available on the door or from the tourist office in Yogya.

Travel offers; book through Rough Guides

Indonesia features

The latest articles, galleries, quizzes and videos.

Bali travel tips: 10 things to know before you go

Bali travel tips: 10 things to know before you go

With its coral-speckled beaches, luscious green rice terraces and blissful azure seas, Bali has long been a haven for surfers, sun worshippers and yoga junkies …

21 Sep 2016 • Henry Fry insert_drive_file Article
Discover Indonesia: our film of the week

Discover Indonesia: our film of the week

Searching for that daily dose of travel inspiration? Look no further, but don’t be surprised if your feet start to itch for Indonesia. This archipelago nat…

16 Dec 2015 • Colt St. George videocam Video
The other Bali: an alternative guide to the Island of Gods

The other Bali: an alternative guide to the Island of Gods

Beyond the mystical sounds of gamelan and the intricate craft of batik, Bali boasts a world of subcultures often overlooked by visitors. The art makes bold stat…

20 Nov 2015 • Colt St. George insert_drive_file Article
View more featureschevron_right

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month