Kulon Progo


Kalibiru is a community-managed forests around and used as natural attractions. This type of forest in the hills Menoreh Hagrowilis precisely in the Village, District Kokap, Kulonprogo. Of Wates, the capital of Kulonprogo, Kalibiru within 10 miles. Being of the city of Yogyakarta, Kalibiru is 40 km and can be reached within 60-90 minutes.

In the 1950s, Kalibiru a protected forest that has not been touched by humans. But over time, a lot of logging going on Kalibiru. Until in 1997 Kalibiru become barren and arid forest. Therefore, local people and then took the initiative to manage Kalibiru to make it back to the forest green and cool. Through the Community Circle, surrounding communities transform a barren and arid Kalibiru be green and cool. After five years managed by the community, and plant growth in the number increased rapidly Kalibiru. Also found some springs. Since February 14, 2008 is officially managed forest communities for 35 years with the Community Forest Utilization Permit. Kalibiru now repay the community that has been treating it with a beautiful forest tour.

Kalibiru lies 450 meters above sea level. If the weather is clear, from the woods behind our Kalibiru can throw up a view of Mount Merapi, the southern coast, and the Sermo Reservoir. Because the hills are high enough, Kalibiru cool and clear the air with no pollution. Of course this becomes better value for visitors who come from everyday urban air the dirty city.

In addition to the beautiful natural landscape by a blend of green forests and hills, social culture around Kalibiru also be an attraction.The community is known for friendly, courteous, has a sense of family, and happy mutual cooperation. In addition, Kalibiru society also maintains a wide range of traditional arts and culture, so as to present a unique exoticism for visitors.
Communities who work together to manage the forest tour Kalibiru also is committed to protecting the environment. It can be seen from the building of infrastructure in Kalibiru. Not a single building was made from concrete. Everything is made from natural materials like bamboo or wood and is designed according to ancient Javanese architecture. Variety of building facilities provided for visitors in Kalibiru include homestays, substation view, joglo, until the library.There are also areas of outbound, lane tracking, and trajectory of the flying fox.

Kalibiru available in various packages, such as rural tourism, culture, education, family, natural therapies, and others. To get into the woods Kalibiru tour, visitors must pay a fee of Rp. 2000, – and to enjoy the swish of adrenaline on the track flying fox, visitors will be charged Rp 10.000, – for adults and Rp. 5000, – for the children



If you are in the rural districts Kulonprogo, it’s time you took time to play at the Baths Clereng. Many people around the city of Yogyakarta know Clereng Baths. This place is one of the attractions with the concept of a natural pond. The water comes from springs Clereng. The hills are in the clear water flowing under the eye which is the beauty of this neighborhood Clereng Baths. In addition to the agricultural irrigation, most people use for drinking water. In a pure sense of fresh spring water Clerang visitors can shower, bathe or wash your face.

The tomb contained Kyai Petilasan Sunan Kalijaga Pakujati and not far from this spring baths Clereng frequented by pilgrims. In ancient times when the spread of Islam allegedly, Sunan Kalijaga never set foot in Kulonprogo. And precisely in this Clereng Baths site.Magical and historical value of this spring comes the arrival of Sunan Kalijaga at the time. On the strength, the Baths Clereng believed the ageless and can give a blessing of safety, success and serenity. Although this bath has been restored into a tourist attraction and regular baths, but the magical air of history is still felt.

This bath is a natural spring water pools of Clereng. Berdindingkan floors and rock rock rock that in some places have moss, especially under the leafy trees. In addition, these natural baths have been added with two artificial pool depth of 0.5 to 2 meters.

Many people believe if a bath or wash your face with water from springs clereng can provide youthful and safety in the world. Clereng bathing pool is also believed to provide success for those who bathe here also provide reassurance. Real or not about it, this is a belief which still embraced by the local community, even when given time there are still many people who come from out of town or even out of Java.

In Clereng there are also a traditional market every Pahing and Wage according to the Javanese calendar is always crowded with people busy. For tourists who like to enjoy the culinary specialties of this area Clereng. Typical food specialties offered course Kulonprogo areas, namely gebleg, surly tempe and tempe sengek.Tourism Object Clereng Baths, with its potential is actually quite promising investment potential to be developed Clereng bath is always full of visitors on any holiday or just before The fast. If this location is ahead of Ramadan to be a place Padusan or bath together by the surrounding communities. At this location also provides facilities such as bathrooms as a place to rinse, culinary stalls, seating around the pool, ample parking area and at any given moment there are Markets and Market Wage Pahing.



Sermo Reservoir, that’s the name of the reservoir that is located on Bukit Menoreh, precisely in the hamlet of Sermo, Hargowilis Village, District Kokap Kulonprogo district, approximately 5 km west of the town of Wates. Since it was inaugurated on 20 November 1996 by President Soeharto, Sermo a buffer reservoir of water for agriculture at the bottom as well as a interesting attractions. Sermo Reservoir Panorama presented very beautifully covered with the cool air and fresh winds add to the enjoyment relaxing on the edge of the Sermo Reservoir.

Sermo reservoir itself according Kulonprogo regency has an area of a pool of approximately 157 ha with a state of clear blue water and a winding shape resembles a finger against the backdrop of green hills notch. Tourists can enjoy the panorama of the reservoir by using a boat tour around or through the asphalt road along the 21 km circumference. Apart from being a good tourist attraction, visitors can fish in the reservoir area. Many kinds of fish in the Sermo Reservoir, but most anglers get Tilapia. Although visitors are free fishing at the Sermo Reservoir there are certain areas that are prohibited because it is dangerous.

Dam that connects the two hills has a depth of 56 meters. This reservoir can hold 25 million cubic meters of water to the pool area of 157 hectares. For the construction of this reservoir, the local government to move Kulonprogo transmigrate KK 107 – 100 KK transmigrated into Toi was seven heads of households of Bengkulu and transmigrated to PIR palm Riau.

Various facilities at the Sermo Reservoir area is a place of lodging, conference hall, the guard post, kiosks and food stalls. This reservoir interest many people for various activities such as for recreation, fishing, tracking, play bike, and outbound activities in groups. Outbound activity at the Sermo Reservoir can be an alternative recreational activities as well as educational for the family and the agencies which took place in Yogyakarta and surrounding areas.

Surrounded by green hills and form a winding reservoir further adds to the beauty of this place. This reservoir has a ring road so that you can wander around the edge of the reservoir with your vehicle. But if you want to use the boat tours are also available here. There are several types of fish are sown at the Sermo Reservoir, including species of tilapia, and tombro tawes. If you like fishing in fresh water, this place is worth your try. No additional cost if you are fishing in the Sermo Reservoir except the cost of entry fees.

Way to the Sermo reservoir can be reached by two-wheelers and four wheels. Because of its location on the hill road uphill and winding but fairly enjoyable. The easiest route is from the town of Wates – Wates Hospital to the west and follow signs. For those who do not bring their own vehicle there Public transport routes that serve Wates – Kokap, but transportation is not entered until the Sermo Reservoir Location, you must go down before the gate of the Sermo Reservoir. Levy into the Sermo Reservoir is also reasonably priced only a few thousand dollars per person and parking wheel 2 thousand dollars as well, for two thousand dollars a car.



Peak heaven of the gods “Suroloyo” at the border of Yogyakarta and Central Java. Keceme precisely located in the hamlet, villageGerbosari, Samigaluh district, 45 km from Yogyakarta-Wates. The highest peak is located at an altitude of 1017 Suroloyo above sea level. Facility such as the path to the top of the trap as many as 285.Travelers can experience the cool mountain air on a bed of verdanttea gardens and the charm of the sunrise or sunrise in the morning.

peak Suroloyo
From the summit of the magnificent temple Borobudur Suroloyoseen within 10 km and the fantastic mountain Sindoro, Cleft,Merapi, Merbabu, as well as mountain Ungaran. Any date 1 Suro inthe top Suroloyo, precisely in the Spring Kawidodaren JamasanHeritage Ceremony held the awarding of the palace of Yogyakartain the form of a spear Kyai Manggolo Murti and Songsong KyaiManggolo Dewo. Keceme village elders of the house, the ceremonybegan with a procession followed by drumming and heritage of traditional arts to the Spring Kawidodaren.




To go to these places can only be done on foot ± 500 m from the highway. While walking you can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the road accompanied by the chirping of birds. Waterfall is a tourist attraction that is a waterfall with a height of 75 meters.

Here if we are lucky to see the waterfall in addition you will also seelong-tailed monkeys hanging from the cliffs. To pamper your views,you can ride the trail that leads upward. Beside a waterfall, here youcan be adventurous rock climbing, refling, gliding (flying Fock)provided you must bring your own equipment. Waterfall is a tourist attraction is natural and not a lot of attention. This tourist attraction is located in the hamlet Gorolangu




Contour of the slope to its own value for the existence of Glagah compared to other beaches in the area of DIY. Each eye free and unrestricted views stretching out across the beach area. Long horizon the sky and the sea together as the eye could see ahead.The winding shore spoil our eyes when changing direction or timur.Di view to the west coast, visitors are spoiled by a number of locations with different shades though still in one area. Each location provides a broad view that is not hindered at all by the cliffs towering giant.

Glagah area that divides the lagoon there are two locations, the first location that is still covered by some coastal plants and grasses, both the location of sand dunes directly adjacent to the ocean. You can cross over to the location of a connecting road through the sand dune that is located not far from the mouth of the river.

Various facilities have been provided in this coastal region. Motor cross area located on the beach is large and spacious, and the roads are paved Glagah connect with other beaches can be used as a cycling arena beach (cruiser bicycle). You can even enjoy the beach by visiting the plantation agro Wanadri Kusumo. There, you can observe the process of cultivation of various crops panacea, such as dragon fruit and flowers Roselle. In addition, you can also rent gethek, canoes and ducks paddle that can be used for tours of the lagoon or just a wooden bridge to cross over to the location of dune sand on the seashore.

The trip to the beach is not as difficult as the way to the beach at South Mountain region. Impassable roads tend to be flat and not much incline so you can take it while relaxing. Trajectory toward the city Purworejo Glagah also connect with other beaches in the District Kulonprogo. Thus, once the rowing scull, two of three islands are exceeded, you can visit other beaches after.





Ancol Yogyakarta is? … Maybe for some people who have never been to Yogyakarta will be confused and ridicule. Ancol heard that name in mind we are the tourist attractions in northern Jakarta are already popular in the hearts of the people of Indonesia. Ancol which we will discuss here are the attractions in the border area Sleman district, district and also Kulonprogo Magelang regency.

In Ancol, there are intake (artificial upstream) of the Mataram ditch and gully Van der Wijck. Mataram ditch built in the reign of th 1942-1945 Japan is building an irrigation project known as “Channel Yoshiro” or “Ditch Mataram”. Historically, the Japanese government agreed outcome and lane IX. Creative ideas from lane IX is that most people are not sent outside Yogyakarta Java as a force in Yogyakarta own romusha because terapat project of irrigation channels. This irrigation project is for irrigating rice fields in the area east of Yogyakarta, where the benefits can be felt till now.

As for the area south west of Yogyakarta, as a source of irrigation ditches utilize the flow of Van der Wijck the upstream as well as the Mataram ditch. Flow of irrigation water is obtained by way of stemming the Village Bligo Progo time and flow into the irrigation ditch that crosses Mataram Yogyakarta and ends at Opak.Similarly, time Progo dam is also pouring water into Van der Wijck channel built by the Dutch Government in 1914 to irrigate the rice fields and plantations in the area Moyudan, Bantul District, who was an industrial area of sugar plantations. Sugar mills are now remaining is Madukismo, a sugar mill owned by the Sultan’s Palace. At least once in Sleman there are two sugar factories are in Cebongan and Field Sendangrejo (society calls “mBabrik” from factory).

Progo times have springs in the forest slopes of Mount Merapi, which in addition to flow into gutters Mataram also limit the flow into the sea south of Lahore district and district Kulonprogo

Currently, Ancol Bligo become a tourist attraction visited by many tourists, especially on holidays. In addition to looking Mataram Ditch dam, visitors can enjoy the natural atmosphere of the dam area is very beautiful. Government of Magelang district to provide a play area for children so as to make children more at home playing in these places. Although in the dry season under the dam tends to dry out so it looks volcanic rocks that are big. Even with a small stream of water discharge was seen indahm Progo especially in the afternoon. You can berfotoria over big rocks, but you should not play under the dam at any time because time can be passed Progo Flood (cold lava flood), when the area hit by heavy rains upstream exhausted.

Rafting Ancol TO whisper
You can also enjoy this Progo river with panoramic countryside along the river by wading through the rapids with rafting operators have “whisper RIVER CAMP” Ancol Dam begins to whisper. Progo river rafting operators of this is the only one in Lahore district, if you are interested can find information on http://kisikrivercamp.blogspot.com/ or on facebook http://www.facebook.com/kisik.

From the city center is within about 45 minutes until the location, if you’re interested in visiting all the attractions Ancol Bligo, you can take the path Magelang – Muntilan – Ngluwar – Ancol Bligo or Lahore – Paste – Sendangrejo – Ancol Bligo or Yogyakarta – Jombor – Balangan – Sendangrejo – Ancol Bligo or Yogyakarta – Godean – Gedongan – Balangan – Sendangrejo – Ancol Bligo or another path that you know. Happy traveling in Ancol Bligo attractions.


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