Gebang Temple in Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region
Gebang Temple completes Yogyakarta City’s historical sites and has become another good place to spend a vacation. As the name suggests, it is located in Gebang Village and belongs to Ngemplak Sub-District of Sleman Regency. The location is near to local settlements and the famous Maguwoharjo Stadium. For the information, it was found by villagers in 1936. In terms of tourism, the temple becomes a nice place to conduct family recreation, photography, relaxation, and hanging out! Thanks to the comfy nuance and clean environment. Somehow, tourists can learn the history of the site as well.
In terms of nuance, Gebang Temple is considered soothing. It is surrounded by various types of lush trees and bushes. The local government takes a good care of the environment, too. This explains why the condition is neat. Not to mention the temple features a fertile grassy landscape with some beautiful plants on it. When it comes to size, it is considered small. The most noticeable object perhaps is the Ganesha Statue (Arca). Also, on the horizon, tourists are able to see Maguwoharjo Stadium clearly.
Exploring Gebang Temple
The most common reason for visiting Gebang Temple is to learn the history. According to the locals, the first part of the temple that was wound is the Ganesha Statue. Due to the discovery, the local government conducted an excavation back then. Other parts of the temple were founded as the time went by! Thanks to Van Romondt. He conducted a restoration in 1937 and made the site worth a visit. These days, more people are interested to visit the location either for relaxation or sightseeing. The location is strategic enough, after all.
Despite the strategic location, tourists must pass through a challenging route in order to reach the temple. It is because the location is considered secluded. Here is an important consideration. Tourists must carry some cash for paying the entrance fee. Have no worries. It is quite cheap. Kids even pay a cheaper ticket fee than adults, in fact! After arriving at the location, tourists can simply enjoy relaxation, exploration, photography, and learning the history. It is recommended to come with a tour guide for better information related to the temple, though.
Some people come to Gebang Temple to conduct an exploration. They are interested in the challenging landscape of the site, after all. The temple is bordering with Larang River in its east part. It is also located near to local farms and plantations! No wonder, that area is suitable for a natural adventure and casual trekking.
- Elang Jawa Monument
- Maguwoharjo Stadium
- Embung Tambakboyo
How to Get There
Tourists’ prime destination is Yogyakarta City and they should choose an airplane service as their transportation method. For those coming from Jakarta City, in this case, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to Adisucipto Airport may take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. Once they arrive at Yogyakarta, their next destination is Widomartani Village at Ngemplak Sub-District (where the temple is located). This can be done by taking Padjajaran Street and the distance is about 7.8 km. That means the trip may take about 17 minutes in order to reach the site.
Where to Stay
- Kv Inn