Exploring the Hidden Gems of Magelang: The Nepal of Java, Indonesia
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Tour, AchehNetwork.com - Magelang, known as the "Nepal of Java," is a town brimming with unforgettable charm, awaiting exploration every month. This hidden gem continually unveils new tourist destinations with remarkable beauty.
Unfortunately, many are still unaware of the enchanting and hidden tourist spots in this town.
So, if you have the opportunity to visit, don't miss out on exploring some of the newest attractions in Magelang!
1. Suroloyo Peak: Touching the Clouds in the Menoreh Mountains
Located in the Menoreh Mountains, Suroloyo Peak is a must-visit destination for those seeking unforgettable sunsets and sunrises.
While the path to the summit isn't too challenging, you'll encounter stairs leading to the peak from a convenient parking area.
Another unique feature is the legend of Raden Mas Rangsang, who meditated at the summit of this mountain.
From Suroloyo Peak, you'll be treated to breathtaking views overlooking Yogyakarta from above the clouds. Additionally, at Suroloyo Peak, there are three observation stations known as hermitages: Suroloyo, Sariloyo, and Kaendran.
Suroloyo Hill also holds the legendary story of Raden Mas Rangsang, who later became King Agung Hanyokrokusumo, meditating to bring his great ideas to life.
Suroloyo Peak is situated at the highest point of the Menoreh Mountains, approximately 1,017 meters above sea level, offering stunning vistas that encompass the borders of Jogjakarta and Central Java.
It's located in Onggosoro, Giritengah, Borobudur District, Magelang, bordering Kulon Progo. The entrance fee is only Rp 5,000 per person, and the place is open 24 hours a day.
2. Awang Awang Sky View: Mountain-Observer's Paradise
Another new tourist destination in Magelang is Awang Awang Sky View, also known as the mountain-observer's paradise of Magelang.
When you visit, you'll be treated to views of Mount Andong, Mount Merbabu, Mount Sindoro, and Mount Sumbing, all of which you can enjoy simultaneously.
This new tourist spot also boasts a vast pine forest that you can admire from glass terraces.
It's the perfect place for those seeking spectacular photo moments with a backdrop of stunning mountains.
This spot is located in the Telomoyo Mountain forest, Ngablak District, Magelang, Central Java, and is open from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM daily. The entrance fee is only Rp 15,000 per person.
3. Gethek Bamboo Tourism: River Adventure and Delicious Treats
One of the latest recommendations for tourism in Magelang is Gethek Bamboo Tourism.
Here, you can experience the adventure of climbing bamboo getheks and traversing the Progo River.
The best time to visit is in the evening when you can enjoy the beauty of the sunset from this location.
During your visit, you can also try riding a Gethek Bamboo while cruising the river or savoring delicious dishes like meatball soup, chicken noodles, and various local snacks.
For an unforgettable holiday experience, you can even enjoy delicious meals on moving gethek vehicles.
Packages are available ranging from Rp 25,000 to Rp 100,000 per person.
It's located in Bajangan Village, Candirejo Village, Borobudur District, Magelang, Central Java. Operating hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Mondays to Thursdays.
On Saturdays and Sundays, it's open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and on Fridays, it's closed with free admission.
If you want to enjoy Gethek, you'll need to pay Rp 30,000 per gethek, which can accommodate 6 people.(*)