Embung Estumulyo in Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province


In Nganjuk Regency, tourists may find lots of interesting vacation spots. Waterfalls and highlands are the core of tourism, for sure. However, the region also has a casual tourist site like Embung Estumulyo. This water reservoir is located in Sawahan Sub-District, actually. In terms of function, it has similar roles to other reservoirs, which is to store water from the rain. Other functions are to prevent flood, irrigation, and to beautify the environment. These days, it also becomes a new vacation spot in Nganjuk. Visitors can do several things like relaxation, photography, and sightseeing on the site.

The Nuance
In order to recognize the value, tourists must know the nuance and characteristics of Embung Estumulyo. Due to the new status, the site hasn’t lured lots of tourists yet. No wonder, the nuance feels peaceful regardless of the time (including holidays). Moreover, tourists don’t need to pay an entrance fee in order to explore and do tourist activities in that area. Both the water body and panorama are splendid. Many tall trees grow on the hills that surround the reservoir. As for the facilities, tourists would find many bamboo traditional boats or Getek! It is even possible to ride them!

Exploring Embung Estumulyo
The best allure in Embung Estumulyo is indeed the water body itself. The water has the greenish clear color and it looks so serene. By simply sit next to the reservoir, tourists can enjoy relaxation and find peace! The best time to enjoy the activity is indeed in the morning. It is because the air is fresher and the number of visitors is low. Sometimes, that area is even filled with fog and creates a mystical ambiance. This unique nuance is quite interesting, isn’t it?

The next best feature in Embung Estumulyo is definitely the presence of hill views. Two big green hills flank the water body and they look so majestic! On top of them, many big pine trees also grow in a neat and beautiful manner. The shadows of these trees are reflected well on the surface of the water as well! Somehow, almost all visitors would take their camera out and enjoy photography there.

Another recommended thing to do is to ride a bamboo boat or Getek and explore the water reservoir comfortably. The thing is tourists should rent it from the locals or owners. Have no worries. The price is considered cheap. They can either ride it alone or along with a guide. Riding a Getek on a peaceful water reservoir becomes a new experience for most people, no?

Nearby Attractions

  • Asmara Puyangan Hill
  • Watu Lumbung Fishing Pond
  • Gedangan Waterfall
  • Sendang Gondang
  • Nongko Ijo Pine Forest

How to Get There
It is considered easy to reach Embung Estumulyo, as long as tourists take the right routes. From Surabaya City, the first route to take is Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway and the destination is Nganjuk Regency. Next, tourists should take Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway and get to the downtown right away. The whole trip usually takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes, as the distance is 112 km. From Nganjuk City, tourists’ next destination would be Sawahan Sub-District, where the vacation spot is located. The distance is 28 km, so this trip may take less than 1 hour. As for the best route, it is recommended to take Sawahan – Berbek Street.

Where to Stay

  • Kali Catur Resort Hotel
  • Asri Syariah Hotel
  • Wira D’kost



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