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12 Magelang tourist destinations that you can visit, apart from Borobudur Temple

If you travel from Jogja to Semarang or vice versa, you will definitely pass through the Magelang area which is famous for its Borobudur temple. Surrounded by a series of mountains, such as Mount Merbabu, Mount Merapi, Mount Sumbing and the Menoreh Mountains, Magelang certainly has a number of tourism potentials that cannot be underestimated.

So, this time Hipwee will take you on a tour around Magelang, exploring its various tourist charms which are perfect for filling your travel agenda. What is the tourism potential in this region like? Come on, let’s take a look together.

1. Punthuk Setumbu.

Punthuk Setumbu is a hill 400 m above sea level which is southwest of Borobudur Temple, precisely in Kerahan Hamlet, Karangrejo Village, Borobudur District, Magelang Regency. Enjoying the morning in Magelang, don’t miss the beautiful view of the sunrise from the top of this hill. Golden light bathes the rows of Borobudur Temples in the distance, forming a magical silhouette shrouded in mist.

2. Keep Pass

You can also find the majestic view of Mount Merapi covered in blue sky in the morning at Ketep Pass. It is located in Sawangan District, about 21 km from Mungkid, the capital of Magelang Regency. Stepping into the viewing post at an altitude of 120 meters above sea level, you will be greeted by a panoramic view of Mount Merapi and Merbabu as well as the green expanse on its slopes.

Apart from enjoying the mesmerizing views, you can also broaden your knowledge about Merapi and its activities at the Volcanology Museum which is still located in this area. There is also the Panca Arga courtyard where you can look at five mountains at once, namely Mount Merapi, Merbabu, Sindoro, Sumbing and Slamet.

3. Grojogan Kedung Kayang

The roaring sound of water falling from a height of 40 meters will greet you as soon as you reach the Gorojogan Kedung Kayang parking area. This waterfall is on the slopes of Merapi, precisely on the border between two districts in Central Java, namely Wonolelo Village, Sawangan District, Magelang, and Klakah Village, Selo District, Boyolali Regency.

You have to follow the path to the bottom of the valley so you can see this waterfall up close. During the dry season, the small river flowing from this waterfall looks clear and feels cool, perfect for those of you who are looking for coolness among the panoramic views of the slopes of Merapi.

4. Silawe Waterfall

Let’s move to the south of the foot of Mount Sumbing, to be precise in Kopeng Kulon Hamlet, Sutopati Village, Kajoran District, Magelang Regency. A waterfall called Curug Silawe is waiting for you. You can reach this waterfall via Jalan Raya Purworejo–Magelang, then turn at the Krasak T-junction towards Kaliangkrik.

The road to get there is still not smooth. However, the views along the way will entertain those of you who are trudging along the rocky road. What is clear is that the charm of this approximately 50 meter high waterfall will be able to make you forget your difficulties during the trip.

5. Mount Andong

Magelang has a mountain that is quite friendly for beginner climbers, called Mount Andong. Its height is “only” 1,726 meters above sea level, offering a panorama that is no less charming than its neighboring mountains. You also don’t need to be afraid of getting lost because the path is easy and clear; It only takes 1.5 hours to get to the top.

6. Sekar Langit Waterfall

After returning from the summit, stop by the Sekar Langit Waterfall which is located at the foot of Mount Andong, Grabag District, Kab. Magelang. Entering this area, you will be treated to the sound of birds chirping and the rustling of leaves. From the entrance counter, you still have to walk 400 meters to reach the waterfall.

It is said that this is where the angels cleanse themselves in the legend of Jaka Tarub. Wow, that makes you jealous. Well, even though there are no angels bathing here, the sound of the gurgling cascading waterfall which is around 25 meters high will provide peace to your mind.

7. Umbul Temple Baths

Satisfied with playing at the Sekar Langit waterfall, you can also enjoy a hot bath at the Umbul Temple Baths which are not far from there. Make no mistake, this bath is an ancient site built since the time of the Syailendra dynasty, you know! To enjoy hot water in this bath, you don’t need to pay a fortune; The entrance ticket price is very affordable, really.

8. Kali Progo Atas

For those of you who like to get your adrenaline pumping, just satisfy yourself with white water rafting. There are two rivers that you can follow, namely the challenging Elo River and the Progo River. Well, Kali Progo has grade II and III rapids which are enough to make your clothes soaked. Following the 9 km route for two hours, you will be presented with green views on either side of the river.

9. Selogriyo Temple

Magelang does have a number of quite famous temples, including the iconic Borobudur, Mendut, Pawon and Ngawen temples. Meanwhile, Selogriyo Temple, which is located in Campur Rejo Hamlet, Kembang Kuning Village, Windusari District, is not very popular with tourists because of the difficult terrain.However, your difficulties will be paid off with a beautiful view of the temple at the top of the hill.

10. Camera House

Would you believe that there is a building shaped like a DSLR camera in Magelang? Come on, visit the Camera House which is located about one kilometer from Borobudur Temple, precisely in Majaksingim Village, Borobudur District. Even though it is called the Camera House, this building is actually a painting gallery owned by a painting artist named Tanggol Angien Jatikusumo.

With doors in the form of flash lights and windows in the form of “mode” and “LCD” screens, this building is truly unique. The camera “lens” towers four stories high. At the top, you can enjoy views of the countryside around the Camera House. Interesting right?

11. Candirejo Tourism Village.

Visiting the Candirejo Tourism Village in Borobudur District, you will be greeted by the friendly smiles of the villagers who still live the life of traditional Javanese society. Not only do you stop by, you can also stay temporarily with them and experience their daily life.

Apart from being able to enjoy the peaceful rural atmosphere, you can also find various local traditions in this village such as Nyadran, Sedekah Bumi, local arts such as jathilan, kubrosiswo and home industries in the form of bamboo and pandan crafts.

12. Magelang City Center

Have explored the tourist attractions, now is the time for you to relax in the city center. If you want to go shopping while observing old buildings, you can come to the Chinatown area on Jalan Pemuda. Don’t forget to also try typical Magelang food, such as Magelang tofu kupat and sereneknyya soup. In the evening, close your trip by visiting Magelang Square which is a proud landmark of the city of Magelang.

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