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Public transportation in Yogyakarta is one of the best methods of getting around the area. There are buses which, although sometimes crowded, are relatively easy to use for getting around. There are also trishaw carts and horse carts which tend to be inexpensive, a bit more comfortable than buses and have the added benefit of offering a unique travel experience for visitors from other parts of the world.
The trishaw and the horse cart options are both local forms of public transportation. The trishaw comes in different forms, including the three-wheel traditional cart known as the becak. The horse-cart is more like a carriage and tends to be a bit more comfortable, and slightly pricier than the trishaw. Each of these is inexpensive and prices can be negotiated with the drivers. The main difference between the two in terms of travel around the area is that the hose-cart is frequently set up on a standard route (similar to the modern bus system) while the trishaw will take travelers to their specified destination (similar to the modern taxi system).Travelers interested in using the public bus system to get around the area should find that it is relatively convenient. Visitors should note that it is a crowded system which puts them at risk for travel safety concerns such as pick pocketing. The bus is basically safe but visitors should remain alert. See http://www.itisnet.com/english/asia/i... for bus contact information.