Agree with all the reviewers here who had mentioned that entrance to Ratu Boko is expensive and definitely not worth that kind of entrance fee (125,000rp pp). In my opinion, a 30,000rp entrance is acceptable. Hope the authorities will do something about it. Otherwise, this place will be abandoned.
VIEWS OF RATU BOKO
Amazing for photographers, the ruins and the skyline give a perfect combo of surrealism and with HDR photography, Ratu Boko will give outstanding results. Perhaps this is why many local wedding and model photoshoot are done here.
The view at the restaurant overlooking Merapi is amazing too. One can see how wide Merapi is. I am sure, thousands of ppl will flock to Ratu Boko just to see Merapi's eruption if it happens. Bcos at the height in Ratu Boko, it is a solid view of the skyline.
To make it worth a visit to Ratu Boko, in my opinion, one should also visit the nearby Abhayagiri Restaurant @ Sumberwatu Heritage Resort, which is just 15-20 mins drive away from the park entrance. The restaurant is elevated uphill and has a nice outdoor view overlooking Merapi. The cheapest drink is 35,000rp. A combo visit to Abhayagiri plus Ratu Boko will make the trip worthy.More