Bukit Bintang in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region Province
Many tourists may wonder about a place where they can enjoy relaxation and sightseeing at once in the evening. Have no worries. Yogyakarta Special Region offers a distinct vacation destination, called Bukit Bintang or the Hill of Stars! The location is in Patuk Sub-District of Gunung Kidul Regency. As the name suggests, this area is located on a hill and offers beautiful panoramas, especially at night. People keep coming to that area in order to enjoy sightseeing, hanging out, culinary, and relaxation. No wonder, the spot is always crowded and has a nice popularity among both local and foreign tourists.
When it comes to nuance, it depends on the time of the visit. In the morning, the site offers a refreshing air and beautiful natural panoramas ahead. At night, it has a soothing atmosphere with sparkling lights on the horizon. No wonder, people named it the Hill of Stars. In the afternoon, also, the location offers a romantic ambiance due to the presence of sunset! Many local eateries and restaurants reside in that area, in fact. That means visitors can eat some good foods or drinks while sightseeing!
Exploring Bukit Bintang
During a good weather, especially at weekends, Bukit Bintang is always crowded. Most visitors are local teenagers and they want to spend a good time either with friends or a lover. Sightseeing is indeed the most common thing to do there. If they come during a bright day, some interesting views may soothe them. For instance, they may see the landscape of Merapi Merbabu Mountain and local villager’ houses on the horizon. In the afternoon, visitors would see the fabulous sunset instead. Once again, the best view is at night due to the sparkling lights of buildings!
The next common thing to do in Bukit Bintang is related to culinary. The presence of local eateries and restaurants make the site more popular among tourists. Usually, people would buy a warm cup of coffee or tea while relaxing on the site. Later, at night, the best food to buy is indeed grilled corns! For those who want a romantic dinner, they can simply reach the restaurant and buy some good foods there instead.
The original name is Hargo Dumilah Hill and it has become one of the best vacation destinations in Yogyakarta City. The area is located on the roadside, so tourists can simply park the vehicles on the side of the road. One thing, the road has a high traffic, so everyone must be careful when crossing it.
- Pengger Forest
- Gunungsewu Geopark
- Sendang Hargolawo
How to Get There
For outsiders, it is recommended to take an airplane service in order to get to Yogyakarta Special Region (which is the first checkpoint). From Soekarno – Hatta International Airport (Jakarta City), for instance, a flight to Adisucipto Airport would take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. Later, after arriving at the airport, tourists should take Nasional III Street and head to Bukit Bintang right away. For the information, the distance is 13.8 km, so the trip may take about 26 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Kopilimo Homestay
- Setro Kariyo Homestay