Bukit Bintang (Star Hill)

Bukit Bintang is Located 150 meters above the city of Yogyakarta, somewhere between Bantul and Gunungkidul. There are no public transport modes to get there (except if you order a taxi and tell them to wait for you there) so you have to drive yourselves there or hire a driver. The drive up is an uphill one, with sloping roads and minimum street lighting so make sure your car lights are okay and please drive carefully. But your uphill drive is a rewarding one, as this will be your view when you can finally catch a glimpse of it.

Bukit Bintang can be translated into the Star Hill. The name is popular among the local especially youngsters. The name given to the place is derived from its location where visitors can see millions of light in the sky during night time. Although the name is Bukit Bintang, it is not only because of the stars in the sky, but also the light from the residences downhill that resembles stars in the sky.

Although the view is magical at night, but it is even more magical at sunset. Somewhere around 6.30 to 7 PM is the right time to capture the view because you will get a magenta shade in the sky what’s left behind from the sunset just as the city was starting to light up.

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