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Imogiri Pine Forest : Hidden Beauty in South Yogyakarta

Imogiri Pine Forest

Imogiri Pine Forest : Hidden Beauty in South Yogyakarta

Hutan PinusImogiri Pine Forest is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yogyakarta. Destinations begun to attract local teens at the beginning of this year, and since then this destination has attracted a lot of travelers, both travelers from Yogyakarta or from outside Yogyakarta. As the name implies, Imogiri Pine Forest is located in the southern part of Yogyakarta, precisely in Imogiri.

Imogiri Pine Forest offers exotic beauty of hundreds of towering pine tree. This forest will become famous reddish brown color of the soil, the air is fresh, cool wind, and the sun peeking in between tree clawing the sky. Renowned for its romantic scenery, the forest became one spot of interest as a place to take pictures. Many photographers, both amateur and professional, to make this place as a destination for the photoshoot. Users of social media were competing to come to this place to take pictures and upload to their account.

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Imogiri Pine Forest

Imogiri Pine Forest or people know also as Mangunan Pine Forest is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yogyakarta. It began to attract local teens at the beginning of 2016, and since then this destination has attracted a lot of travelers, both from Yogyakarta or from outside Yogyakarta. As the name implies, Imogiri Pine Forest is located in the southern part of Yogyakarta, precisely in Mangunan, Imogiri, Dlingo, Bantul, Yogyakarta.

Imogiri Pine Forest offers exotic beauty of hundreds of towering pine tree. The romantic sensation of reddish brown soil, fresh air, cool wind, and the sun peeking between the tree branches will make you startled for a while. Many travellers interested to take pictures of this beautiful natural scenery. Many photographers, both amateur and professional, make this place as a destination for the photo shooting. Users of social media were competing to come to this place to take pictures and upload to their account.

Interested to see it with your own eyes? Imogiri Pine Forest is a 45-minute journey by car or motorbike from the city center. We recommend that you visit Imogiri Pine Forest with Pamitran Tours in the morning, when the sun is most flattering look. No charge admission.

Popular Destination of Imogiri Pine Forest Yogyakarta

For the pine forest itself, the area is not only one. There are at least three most visited pine forest area, such as below:

Pinus Asri

Pinus Asri is the first pine forest destination in Imogiri, Mangunan. This place is famous for the tree house and wooden bridge. Traveller comes here to take the best picture they can. Don’t forget also to visit Nature Stage which located near this Pinus Asri.

Puncak Becici

Puncak Becici is also very popular moreover since Barack Obama came to this place as one of destinations to visit in Yogyakarta. Becici is the place to hammocking, and find sweet relieve in the peak of this hill. Puncak Becici, quite the same as Pinus Asri is the next place to visit in Mangunan.

Seribu Batu Songgo Langit

Seribu Batu Songgo Langit, rather different with the two before, is famous for the object of hobbit house. The beautiful hobbit houses are inside this area and usually become a background of photo. Unfortunately the hobbit house cannot be opened because the building is not a whole house.

Activities in Imogiri Pine Forest

Sightseeing

The first activity is sightseeing the area of the pine forest. You can get knowledge about the Merkusii pine that in the Imogiri pine forest.

Photography

For those who like photography can satisfy the will to get the best theme for the photo. Imogiri pine forest of course gives you different view from other natural scenery.

Hammocking

To relax yourself from the hot day of Jogja, you can enjoy the day in the pine forest with hammocking. To rent the hammock you only need to pay Rp 10.000 to Rp 20.000.

Camping

Suitable for the adventurer, Imogiri pine forest offers you place for camping. But you need to bring your own tent. To camp here there is different entrance fee. You need to pay for about Rp 20.000.

Other Destinations around Imogiri Pine Forest

Mangunan Fruit Garden

Mangunan Fruit Garden has been in Mangunan before other object such as the pine forest is popular. This fruit garden then reconstructed to make it as beautiful as the other newest tourist object. In this garden you will see many fruit plants and also beautiful scenery of hills and river. The stall owned by the local around Mangunan always be the best that served hot mendoan (fried flour tempeh).

Lintang Sewu Hill

Lintang Sewu is a perfect place to seek sunset. The wooden bridge in Lintang Sewu will give you exotic scenery when the skies turn to purplish orange and the sun rather reddish. The area of Lintang Sewu filled with garden and unique spot.

Panguk Kediwung Hill

The beautiful sunrise in Imogiri Mangunan is also favorite. Hills in Mangunan are known as the best place to seek sunrise. One of the best can be seen in Panguk Kediwung Hill where the sunrise view will blend perfectly with wavy thick fog.

Pintu Langit Dahromo

As if you are invited by the angels to peek the heaven, Pintu Langit Dahromo will give you different sensation. When the senja comes, the view will be very magnificent. The spot of white door and stairs that heading toward the sky in front is the icon of this place. Some called it as the heaven’s door.

Lepo Waterfall

If you are bored to see the line of pine forest, try visit Lepo waterfall. This hidden waterfall is not high and has natural pool perfect to soak yourself after exploring the pine forest. Lepo is indeed desired to refresh one from the hot day. Kids can play safely with the water in Lepo.

Night in Imogiri

Pinus Pengger

The pine forest in Imogiri is not only can be visited at morning or afternoon, Pinus Pengger is the proof that the pine forest is opened until night. In Pinus Pengger you will see the view of city’s sparkling light of Yogyakarta. Some of the spot is also good to take picture even in the night.

Imogiri Pine Forest Address

The pine forest is in Dlingo Village, Mangunan, Bantul, Yogyakarta. It is before you reach Gunungkidul. The access is easy and has been guide in various tourist attractions around it. For the best option to go to Mangunan, we recommend you go with Pamitran Tours. You can use Jogja Mangunan tour package or else by renting our car plus driver. For you who have already known the way to Imogiri Mangunan can rent our motorbike. Using motorbike to go to pine forest and around is pretty fun and efficient.

Imogiri Pine Forest Entrance Fee

The entrance fee to Mangunan pine Forest is cheap only about Rp 2.500 until Rp 5.000. For the parking fee you will need to pay Rp 3.000 for motorbike and car Rp 10.000.

Imogiri Pine Forest Opening Hours

The imogiri pine forest opening hours is from 6 a.m to 5.30 p.m. For other place to see sunrise and sunset has its own schedule. Some open from 3 a.m in the morning until 9 p.m at night.

 

Imogiri Pine Forest

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