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Kulonprogo the hidden jewel of Yogyakarta

Kulonprogo

Kulonprogo is one regency that is located in the province of Yogyakarta. This district directly adjacent to Sleman and Bantul regency in the east, the Indian Ocean in the south, Magelang regency on the north and Purworejo regency in the west. Visiting the city of Yogyakarta, it could not hurt to stop in the district this one because Kulon Progo has interesting and beautiful sights.

Well here is the most interesting places in Kulon Progo :

SUROLOYO PEAK

Kulonprogo

photo by : Jogjaprov

Peak of suroloyo is the highest peak of Menoreh Hills at the 1017 meter above sea level. This place is situated at beautiful scenery place in the border of Yogyakarta and Central Java. Located about 50 km from Yogyakarta at hamlet of Keceme, village of Gerbosari, sub-district of Samigaluh. Being on the summit of Suroloyo, visitors can enjoy Mt Merapi, Mt. Merbabu, Mt. Sindoro, Mt. Sumbing in the north side and city of Yogyakarta and Indian ocean in the south side. Suroloyo peak is best spot to enjoy sunrise and sunset with panoramic scenery of Menoreh.

The ritual of”Jamasan Pusaka” is always held every 1st Sura (Jv) in the “Sendang Kawidodaren” which is located in Suroloyo. Now visitors can be more leisure at Punakawan Rest Area to drink cup of Suroloyo Coffee and Suroloyo Tea products. To whom want to stay longer can rent homestay which run by local community groups. Let\s take an excursion to Suroloyo enjoying Kulon Progo from the height of Menoreh.

KALIBIRU

Kalibiru stridefootprintKalibiru is tourism village located in Hargowilis, Kokap in the altitude of 450 meters in the Menoreh Hills, Kulon Progo Yogyakarta. The area of Kalibiru was formerly a community forests which then initated by local community became community based tourism village. From the tree top of Kalibiru visitors can see the scenery of Menoreh and Sermo Reservoir and take beautiful photos. It is also popular for cool photo selfie. Kalibiru tour package is available here.

SERMO RESERVOIR

photo by : gemza

photo by : gemza

Sermo Reservoir is the only reservoir in Yogyakarta. Boat tours are available to get around enjoying the beauty of this reservoir, guard house can also be used to enjoy the beauty of this reservoir from the height. Located in Menoreh Hills, precisely in Sermo village, Hargowilis, Kokap, Kulon Progo which is 36 kilometers from Yogyakarta city.

GLAGAH BEACH

photo by : indonesia-tourism

photo by : indonesia-tourism

Glagah beach has fairly extensive lagoons. In this place tourist can enjoy the beauty of the lagoon by boat. It is located in Kulon Progo, more than 40 kilometers from Yogyakarta city. The water breaker facing the ocean is one most favorit place to take picture also enjoying the beauty scenic of sunrise and sunset.

PROGO RAFTING

RaftingIt is a rafting tour in the province was precisely in the area Banjararum Kalibawang Kulon Progo and is the only rafting tour in Yogyakarta. Lower progo river has the highest level class in Java and Bali which is grade V. Example Rafting Tour is here.

KISKENDO CAVE

photo by : jino jiwan

photo by : jino jiwan

It is  one of subterranian tourism objects located in Jatimulyo Village, Sub-district of Girimulyo in Menoreh Hills. It is 38 km from jogja and 21 km from Wates. The active cave has various ornaments of stalagmites and stalactites. Series of reliefs tells part of Ramayana story is artificially carved at gate of the cave. The facilities and infrastructure such as the camping area and joggin tracks area in Goa region Kiskendo keep to be improved so visitors can use it. Goa Kiskendo is managed in the tour packages of Jatimulyo Tourism Village alongside Mudal waterfall, Kedung Pedut waterfall, Kembangsoka waterfall, Grojogan Sewu, Curug Setawing and Sikidang Cave. Let’s take an excursion to Kiskendo Cave and enjoy the beauty scenic of karts of Menoreh.

THE CHARM OF MENOREH TEA PLANTATION

photo by : el legowo

photo by : el legowo

This area is more popular beacuse of its beautiful scenery which making it more popular as one of the new tourist destination in the landscape of Menoreh. VIsitors can enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the hills of Menoreh and tea farmers pickingtea leaves at harvest time.

JATIMULYO TOURISM VILLAGE

Located between 500 – 800 meter above sea level in Menoreh hill at Girimulyo Sub district, Kulon Progo Regency. This plac has plenty of beautiful natural potential especially as a karts area of Menoreh, agrotourism and socioculture potential. Jatimulyo community actively contribute in managing the tourism potentials there namely : Kiskendo Cave, Sumitro cave, Mudal Waterfall, Kedung Pedut waterfall, Kembangsoka waterfall, Grojogan waterfall, Setawing waterfall and Sikidang cave as a care about the community development through tourism and local economy.

SENDANGSONO

photo by : n-journal

photo by : n-journal

Is an open tourist place and a particular pilgrimage place for the Catholics devoting to Mother Mary. Sendangsono is “Lourdes of Indonesia”. May and October ae the most full of pilgrimage months. Sendangsono has beautiful and artistic architecture around greeny and cool environment.

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