Tawangmangu is located 40 km east of Solo, this recreational resort offers fresh weather; scenic views, swimming pools, bungalow style hotels and restaurants. Tawangmangu, a mountain resorts at an elevation of almost 1 km above sea level, which promises a cool escape from the city’s heat. It lies on the slopes of Mt., Lawu, at an elevation of 1300 m above sea level. A cool splendid hill resort also on the slope of mount Lawu, at about 1400 M height above sea level. The road from Solo via Karangpandan is a fine trip thru magnificent green terraced hills. Tawangmangu has all kind of facilities, hotel, camping ground, forest tourism, etc. The climate is fresh and one can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Other features include nearby temples, a national park and 40m in high waterfall of Grojogan Sewu. It is a 100 M high waterfall; the pool at the bottom has very chilly water. In front of the gate to Grojogan Sewu, horses for rent are available to ride around Tawangmangu.
Tawangmangu known as a tourist attraction in the mountains of the western slopes of Mount Lawu which can be reached by land vehicles for about an hour from the city of Surakarta (Solo). Place since the Dutch colonial era has become a tour. Object is a major tourist destination Grojogan Sewu waterfall. In this resort there are various supporting facilities like swimming pools and various forms of lodging. From Tawangmangu can begin the climb to the summit of Mount Lawu (Post Cemorokandang). Moreover, from here there is the pass that led to the passing Sarangan in Magetan Cemorosewu.
Grojogan Sewu which means “a thousand waterfalls”, this waterfall is located within a protected forest area of ??20 ha. This tourist area is also equipped with flying fox, a small rafting, ambassador to the fishing playground and a garden arena outbound traffic and trains trees. Not only humans, apes thousands also like to linger here. They roam freely without fear in humans. Although it seems benign, but we must remain vigilant because at any time they can suddenly take a purse or other belongings.
Tawangmangu morning mood is very beautiful and exotic. The cold air and fog from the typical mountain peaks blanketed gives an aura of beauty. Take a stroll while enjoying the beautiful rice fields, seeing people’s activities in the morning, or explore the market is very effective to relieve fatigue from the daily grind. Tawangmangu also popular with the production of vegetables and fresh fruits. The fields were planted with cabbage, carrots, radishes, strawberries, and various other crops stretched everywhere.In addition to viewing the waterfall, Garden Tourism Grojogan Sewu also there is a pool that size is not too large. Have to pay more if you like swimming here, the water is very cold. Besides the pool, visitors can also enjoy a game of outbound as flying fox and his friends. While the children can try river rafting mini waterfalls flowing places.If you are hungry do not bother heading out to ride the waterfall near the falls because there is also food vendors. Incidentally rain back down. While I ordered satay rabbit shelter in one of the tents that are near the waterfall. Rabbit satay looks like it has become a mainstay in the diet plateau places like this. For example, in Bromo or in Kaliurang also not hard to find rabbit satay.For some people may be reluctant to eat satay cute animals this. Although if it is felt, it is also something like the same chicken satay. It’s just the texture of the meat are more dense. One serving contains 10 rabbit satay skewers plus lontong rewarded 10,000. If not hooked rabbit satay, chicken satay is also no really. In fact, the price is cheaper.
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