Pandan Wilis Park in Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province
A family recreation gives many benefits for people. It helps to build a better relationship and get rid of boredom at the same time. The only consideration is where they must spend their holidays. In Nganjuk Regency, there is a recommended place called Pandan Wilis Park. The location is in the downtown, so it is quite reachable even for outsiders or tourists. The park offers both beauty and comfy nuance. No wonder, it becomes a nice place to spend a family recreation, relaxation, hanging out, photography, etc. The most crowded time is in the afternoon when many locals gather in that area.
The nuance is both comfortable and peaceful. Not to mention the environment is neat and clean. This explains why all visitors would spend much time on the site. In terms of name, the park got it from the presence of Pandan and Wilis Mountain that flank it. As for the size, it is considered vast and features a nice track for casual sports (especially jogging). The park also consists of several areas, including a grassy landscape, trees, beautiful colorful flower garden, and pond. A big name sign also resides on it.
Exploring Pandan Wilis Park
The best allure in Pandan Wilis Park is definitely the serenity as well as the beauty. Once tourists getting further to the park, they may see the futuristic concept. The place is good enough for both hanging out and relaxation, for sure. Some people also carry a camera and collect many good photos on the site. Two best times to visit the park are either in the morning or afternoon when the nuance is the best. At those times, the atmosphere becomes merrier due to the presence of lots of visitors.
As for tourist activities, relaxation and photography become two best things to do there. Aside from these, parents often come with their kids and play water in the pond. It is because the park features a nice fountain, located in the midst of it. One thing, everyone should take care of the environment. It is true eating together with families on the site is allowed. However, everyone should take care of the trash afterward. Have no worries. The site also provides several trash bins for visitors to use.
The next favorite feature is indeed the jogging track. This activity is perfect to be done either in the morning or afternoon. Most locals choose to do it in the morning, though. They want to feel the fresher air, after all. What is more? The park has some unique sculptures, which are suitable for photography.
- Taman Pintar
- Anjuk Ladang Museum
- Nganjuk Square
- Gerung Hotel
How to Get There
For those coming from the capital of East Java Province (Surabaya City), a trip to Nganjuk Regency would take around 2 hours and 3 minutes. It is because the distance is 112 km. After taking Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway, tourists need to take Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway and head to the downtown. After that, it only takes about 4 minutes to reach the park. The distance is only 2 km, after all. As for the best route, it is recommended to take Citandui Street.
Where to Stay
- Dhanz Hotel
- Wilis Indah Hotel
- Djaya Hotel
- Istana Hotel
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