Gunungkidul Regency in Yogyakarta Special Region Province

When spending a vacation in Yogyakarta Special Region Province, tourists must not forget exploring Gunungkidul Regency. As compared to other regencies, this one is considered more peaceful due to a lower number of citizens. This region is also considered taller, dominated by highlands and hills. No wonder, most visitors are those who love trekking and photography. They simply explore some sites for the best panoramas. Despite the fact, the region is also popular for its culinary and culture. Thus, all visitors won’t get bored when exploring Gunungkidul Regency regardless the time of the visit.

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Gunungkidul Regency consists of mostly mountains of limestone and hills. The region is the part of the Sewu Mountains, after all. The thing is tourists should not expect lush and shady atmosphere there. The reason is the landscape is considered dry and barren. According to the locals, their place often suffers from drought. Despite the fact, the region has many allures. These relate to tourism, culinary, history, and culture. No wonder, tourists won’t regret visiting it during the holidays. Most visitors want to meet the locals for its culture and explore some highlands for its beauty, actually.

Exploring Gunungkidul Regency
The first reason why tourists visit Gunungkidul Regency is related to culture. They want to meet villagers and watch some unique tradition there. For the information, the locals retain their inherited traditions for generations. Some of them, though, have adapted to the modern culture. Still, tourists would find many local artists who are friendly enough to perform privately for them. Visitors also have the chance to taste some local foods including Walang, Gatot, Nasi Tiwul, Sego Abang, and many others.

For those who are into culture, they have some good places to visit in Gunungkidul Regency. These include Petilasan Gunung Kembar, Pertapaan Kembang Lampir, and Pesanggrahan Gembirowati. Do not forget to watch a unique tradition called Rasulan or Bersih Desa too later! Is that all? Well, the region offers some interesting sites like Megalitik Sokoliman and Situs Bleberan! These become a perfect location for photography and exploration, indeed. Some people take advantage of those sites to learn history.

Gunungkidul Regency is also known for its temples. They are Plembutan and Risan Temple. As for natural attractions, tourists must visit some recommended destinations like Nglanggeran Mountain, Sri Gethuk Waterfall, Telaga Kemuning, Wanagama Forest, and much more! What they need is only a local guide service who can show the direction to all those places.

Nearby Attractions

  • Jomblang Cave
  • Kalisuci Cavetubing
  • Becici Peak
  • Batu Giring
  • Song Dangkal Cave

How to Get There
From Jakarta City, tourists can simply take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Yogyakarta City right away. For the information, this flight takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Once they arrive at Adisucipto International Airport, they must find a reliable transportation service and head to Gunungkidul Regency. The best route to take is Nasional III Street and the distance is 46 km. That means this trip may take around 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Orchid Inn Hotel
  • Tiyuk Homestay
  • Pak Ibnu Homestay

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