10 New Spots in Kulonprogo 2015

Updated on 14 August 2018

Just like a magician's box, Kulon Progo will endlessly give surprises that make you feel amazed. Carpet-like rice fields with green Menoreh limestone hills on their sides are there to keep you company. The mooi-indies (Dutch for beautiful Indonesia) landscape will take you to its lovely hidden paradise. That's right, Kulon Progo is not merely about Kalibiru and serene twilights. Waterfalls, kedung (pools), and the view of high peaks are also there, sitting quietly within. In these 10 new tourist destinations, many things are there, waiting for you. So, drive up, enjoy the beauty and conquer the exciting adventure inside.

1. Gunung Lanang Summit

Don't be confused, there are indeed two places in Kulon Progo called Gunung Lanang (gunung lanang literally means male mountain in Javanese). The first Gunung Lanang is situated near Glagah Beach, often referred to as Astana Jingga or Badraloka Mandira. The other one, the one we're talking about, is situated in Jatimulyo Village, Girimulyo, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, right on the side of Jalan Goa Kiskendo. Gunung Lanang of Jatimulyo is one of the summits in Menoreh Hills used as a watchplace to see the green scenery of Jogja's western-most region. From the top, you can also vaguely see the waves of Indian Ocean breaking in the south. To enjoy those landscape, you have to climb a lot of stairs. Don't worry, there are two viewing spots before you get to the summit. Both have the same enchanting sights. Look up the address and the location map at Gunung Lanang Summit

How to get there:
from Tugu Jogja, head west - Jl. Kyai Mojo - Demak Ijo crossroad of West Ringroad, go straight - Jl. Godean - Godean Traditional Market, go straight - Nanggulan crossroad, go straight - Kenteng Market - Girimulyo Sub-district - Jalan Goa Kiskendo - Gunung Lanang

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