This resort is located on the slopes of Mt. Merapi, 24 km north of Yogyakarta and surrounded by an enchanting countryside. “Telogo Muncar” waterfall and swimming pool make this resort a very pleasant recreation place. Kaliurang lies at the foot of Plawangan hill on the southern slope of mount Merapi, some 28 km, north of Yogyakarta. This is a refreshing holiday resort for those seeking refuge and tranquility amidst the lush green tropical splendor.
The cool weather can relax our mind that been done a lot of activities. We may not find crowded situation like at big city, just hearing bird song in the morning and felling the wind blew. The trees still look green. We can find this place at Jogjakarta, already known as Kaliurang.
Many people visit Kaliurang, especially during the holidays. Young people, like boy scouts, enjoy going there since the town provides camping sites and places for mountaineering. Those who like mountain climbing can climb Merapi Mountain from Kaliurang. One can stay overnight in Kaliurang then start, in the early morning, climbs Merapi via Kinahrejo village to descend again at noon.
When the weather is clear, a spectacular sight of the panoramic view that covers the surrounding forest of Plawangan and Kaliurang, and the rolling green countryside that fades into the distant misty horizon of the blue Indian Ocean can be seen easily. The best time to view the mountain is shortly after sunrise (before 09.00 o’clock), when the early morning light starts lifting up the shroud of mist around its peak.
300 meters to northeast, we can visit Plawangan Hill recreation park. At this area can be found Tlogo Putri swimming pool where the water came from spring on the Slope Hill Plawangan. When we enter Tlogo Putri area, usually we will be welcomed by wild monkeys. Tired walking, we can enjoy the view surrounding Kaliurang by mini train. People call the train ”kelinci”, means rabbit. Although all of the attraction lies at the slope of Merapi, one the active volcano, this place is save enough, because this area is equipped with the alarm. It will be sound a few hours before the eruption happened. If the Mount Merapi is on a danger status, the Kaliurang will be closed for public.
Besides all of these attractions, Kaliurang keep its historical story. Founded since Dutch colonial, We can see historical building that called Wisma Kaliurang and Pesangrahan Dalem Ngeksigondo. At the building, the negotiation between Republik Indonesia with Three State Commision (Komisi Tiga Negara) was hold in 1948.
If you have plan to stay at Kaliurang for a few nights, don’t feel worry, because many hotels ready to rent. The room rents with varies of price, from thousands rupiahs until hundreds thousands. For addition, many of local peoples opened places to eat and we can find varies of food. And when you decided to go home, don’t forget to buy jadah as a souvenir. Jadah is a traditional food from Kaliurang, made from sticky rice. Tofu and tempe are became complementary food, but jadah still delicious without it.
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