Banjarsari Village in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta
For those coming to Kulon Progo Regency should not overlook the presence of traditional villages like Banjarsari. In fact, it has become a good choice when it comes to a vacation. Banjarsari Village is located in Samigaluh Sub-District and it has been given an official title of “Desa Wisata” by the local government. No wonder, no one regrets visiting the village regardless of the purpose. Usually, visitors want to explore the nature and meet the friendly locals at the village. Not to mention they have the opportunity to taste delicious local foods and talk to villagers to obtain information regarding the local traditions or culture.
Once arriving at Banjarsari Village, the first impression is none other than the tranquility. Tourists may see vast local paddy farms and numerous types of trees or plants that scatter in different parts of the village. Aside from such beautiful nature, visitors would be impressed by the soothing songs of birds and comfy dew in the morning. No wonder, the village is suitable for relaxation and finding the peace after working. Another allure is the fact that the village resides near to Progo River! That means tourists can play water and visit the river easily from the settlement.
Exploring Banjarsari Village
Even though tourists have a different reason in visiting Banjarsari Village, all of them are interested in the beauty of nature. That means most of them are likely to explore the village and take some photos of the nature using a camera. In this case, they may need more than one day to explore the village thoroughly. In order to deal with this issue, tourists can rent a nearby homestay and spend two or more days at Banjarsari Village with their families.
Aside from exploration, tourists keep coming to Banjarsari Village in order to enjoy local foods and snacks. These include cassava chips, brown sugar, gethuk telo, slondok, and many more. Not only these snacks taste good, but they also come with a cheap price. Thus, tourists should not forget to try and buy some as souvenirs before going home. What is more? The next allure in Banjarsari Village is the presence of interesting local arts including Jathilan, Karawitan, Angguk, and Wayang Kulit (shadow puppets). Make sure to watch all of them during the visit later.
Another interesting allure in Banjarsari Village is none other than the presence of natural attractions including Ancol Park and Progo River. Tourists can freely visit those places and conduct fun activities like photography and exploration there. As for the tip, it is better to come with families or friends in order to get a merrier atmosphere.
- Sendangsono Cave
- Glimpang Waterfall
- Moyeng Peak
- Setawing Waterfall
- Sidoharjo Waterfall
How to Get There
From Adisucipto International Airport, it takes about 51 minutes to get to Banjarsari Village. What tourists need to do is to take Kebon Agung Street and head to Samigaluh Sub-District first. Next, they only need to reach the village directly either with or without the direction given by nearby people. For the information, the distance is 32.9 km if they come from the airport.
Where to Stay
- Rimbono Homestay