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5 Tourist Places In Yogyakarta With Fantastic Natural Beauty

JalanJalanMen! - Did you know that Indonesia has a lot of tourist attractions with extraordinary natural beauty? You don't believe it? Just take a peek at Bali, one of the islands that is used as a vacation destination not only by domestic tourists, but also foreign tourists.

Is that all? No, there are also many foreign tourists who visit Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta is one of the largest cities in Indonesia and also the third most populous city on the island of Java.

The increasing number of tourists from within and outside the country in Jogja is marked by the increasing number of hotels being built in this educational city area. Folks, are you one of those people who like to travel around Indonesia as well as a selfie lover?

It's better if you don't forget Jogja as your holiday destination. Why? Because, in Jogja you can visit natural attractions with views that are not inferior to the beauty of natural attractions that exist abroad.

Besides being able to save on travel costs, you can also get good selfies. It's not complicated right?

If you usually go to Jogja just for a walk to Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, or Malioboro, for the next trip, there's nothing wrong with visiting places that have not been visited by many tourists.

Call it Suroloyo Hill. There you can enjoy the beauty of Borobudur Temple from a different side, you can also take photos from a different angle .

It's really fun, right, Folks? Want to know more? Let's just read this article. Happy reading!

1. Mangunan Fruit Garden

Mangunan Fruit Garden has describes as impressive hilltop orchard featuring a wide range of fruit trees amid sweeping views of the region. Can you guess what can be seen at the Mangunan Fruit Garden located in Mangunan, Dlingo District, Bantul Regency?

Located about 35 kilometers from downtown Jogja and built by the Bantul Regency Government in 2003, this one place has cool air and very beautiful mountain views.

Having the name "garden", you must think that the attraction of this place is the garden. In fact, the attraction of this place is the panoramic view of the green hills, the winding Oya river, and the green expanse of the sea.

In addition, you can also enjoy views of Parangtritis Beach in the south and Bantul city views in the west. For those of you who are sunset hunters , the Mangunan Fruit Garden is really suitable to be used as a hunting ground.

Route to Mangunan Fruit Garden

Mangunan Fruit Garden located at Jl. Imogiri - Dlingo, Sukorame, Mangunan, Dlingo, Bantul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta

2. Punthuk Setumbu

Punthuk Setumbu has describes as a steep hike at dawn leads to this high point with sweeping views of mountains & Borobudur Temple. Have you visited Borobudur Temple but still not satisfied with enjoying the view up close? Folks, it turns out that you can enjoy the view of Borobudur Temple from a different side. Punthuk Setumbu is the answer.

Located not far from Borobudur Temple, precisely in Kerahan Hamlet, Karangrejo Village, Borobudur, Magelang. For those of you who want to come here, you can use a private vehicle and it doesn't take long.

Only 1 hour from Yogyakarta. From Punthuk Setumbu, you can see the sunrise with the backdrop of Mount Merapi Merbabu and see the splendor of Borobudur Temple in the morning which is still trapped in a sea of ​​​​mist. It must be really beautiful, Folks.

For those of you who want to visit here to hunt sunrise , you can visit Punthuk Setumbu from June to August.

Because in these months the sun can be seen clearly so the results of your photos will also be better.

However, for those of you who want to capture the splendor of the Borobudur Temple from Punthuk Setumbu, you can come anytime. Interested to visit?

Route to Punthuk Setumbu

Punthuk Setumbu located at Kurahan, Karangrejo, Borobudur, Magelang Regency, Central Java

3. Parangkusumo Sand Dunes

Parangkusumo Sand Dunes has describes as Scenic & unusual sand dune area, a popular destination for photography & sandboarding. You don't have to go all the way abroad to enjoy the view of the desert, because it turns out that in Indonesia there are also deserts with extraordinary beauty. You can use Parangkusumo Sand Dunes as a place for sand skiing ( sandboarding ) and a place to enjoy views of the desert.

The word "gumuk" itself is taken from the Javanese language, which means "mound" or "pile". Did you know that the Parangkusumo Sand Dunes have similar characteristics to the deserts in Mexico?

Wow, so you don't have to go far if you want to enjoy the beauty of the desert. Just go to Jogja, you can immediately enjoy the beautiful scenery.

For those of you who want to visit this place, you can drive for 40 from downtown Jogja. The Parangkusumo Sand Dunes are located downstream of the Opak River, Parangtritis. Want to visit here? Don't forget to bring your hat, Folks!

Because the weather at Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo during the day is super hot. You don't want your skin to burn because of the super hot sun, do you ? Don't forget to also wear goggles to protect your eyes from the flying sand caused by the wind.

The best time to visit is in the afternoon. Why? Because in the afternoon, the atmosphere provided by Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo is more comfortable and you can also take photos with a sunset background.

Route to Parangkusumo Sand Dunes

Parangkusumo Sand Dunes located at Jl. Pantai Parangkusumo RT. 1 Grogol 10, Parangtritis, Kec. Kretek, Bantul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta.

4. Nglanggeran Ancient Volcano Ecotourism Area

Nglanggeran Volcano is the only ancient volcano in Jogja which was formed from magma freezing that occurred approximately 70 years ago. This place has describes as popular sunrise spot at the peak of a volcano that take around an hour to climb. You can find other information at

Composed of igneous rocks in the form of andesite, lava, and adesite breccia, this mountain is one of the natural attractions that you must visit, Folks.

Located in Nglanggeran Village, Patuk District, Gunung Kidul Regency, this volcano is located in a row of the Sewu Mountains.

For those of you who like to climb mountains, Mount Api Nglanggeran can be used as one of the mountains you climb, within 2 hours from Wonosari, you can get to the highest peak of this mountain. From this place, you can also enjoy the sunset. That's really interesting, Folks.

Route to Nglanggeran Volcano

5. Cemara Cave Beach

Visiting the beach to relax and have a vacation has become a trend not only for Indonesians, but also for foreign people. Are you one of them? If so, you can't miss the Cemara Cave Beach. This place has decribes as Tourist beach backed by sand dunes known for green turtle conservation, a local market & camping.

From the name, you must have thought that on this beach you will find many caves. To get to the beach area, you have to pass through pine trees that form a cave.

Therefore, this beach, which is located in Bantul district, has the name "cave" in it. For those of you who want to visit here, you can drive for 40 minutes from downtown Jogja.

Route to Cemara Cave Beach

Cemara Cave Beach located at Jl. Cross Cell., Patihan, Gadingsari, Sanden, Bantul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta.


Well, those are 5 tourist attractions that you must visit when you are in Yogyakarta. Not only can you see amazing views, you can also take photos to capture precious moments there.

What are you waiting for, just come to Yogyakarta as your next vacation destination!

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