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30 Best Places to Visit in Magelang

Magelang is one of the Yogyakarta Special Region Province cities, which has various kinds of interesting natural and modern tourist attractions. From lakes, waterfalls, rice fields, culinary to mountains, you can find everything here! Magelang City is also close to Sleman and Yogyakarta Regencies which you can explore.

1. Borobudur Temple

Located in Magelang, Borobudur Temple is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Java. With its magnificent and unique architecture and beautiful views from its peak, this tourist spot certainly attracts the attention of domestic and foreign tourists. Many tourists deliberately visit this place before sunrise or sunset for even more spectacular views.

2. Mount Merbabu

One more choice of challenging and beautiful natural attractions: Mount Merbabu. Geographically, this mountain is included in four areas: Magelang Regency, Semarang Regency, Salatiga City, and Boyolali Regency. Because the difficulty of climbing is only a moderate level, it's no wonder that this mountain is popular with advanced climbers and beginners. On the way to the top, you can also stop by the beautiful craters on this mountain.

3. Nepal van Java

Tourist attractions in Magelang that you must visit next are Nepal van Java. This hits tourist destination is indeed similar but not the same as Nepal on Mount Everest. You will be amazed by the beauty of Neval van Java which has the beauty of its nature. Apart from its famous natural scenery, you can also pick vegetables or hunt for Instagrammable photo spots.

4. Silancur Highland

This place, located at an altitude of about 1,300 meters, offers instagrammable natural panoramas of Mount Sumbing and Mount Merapi. Many travelers camp at this hits tourist destination to witness the view and atmosphere of the sunrise. You can book the Silancur Highland Sunrise tour on to make your trip easier!

5. Silawe waterfall

For those of you who like to find tourist attractions that provide tranquility, it is perfect to come to Curug Silawe. This waterfall has a calm and beautiful atmosphere that makes you relax. With cheap ticket prices, you can taste the water that comes from Mount Sumbing.

6. Mount Cleft

This tourist spot in Magelang is suitable for those of you who want to get an adrenaline rush. You can climb to the top of the mountain by passing cool pine forests. When you reach the top, Mount Cleft will spoil you with views of instagrammable clouds, sunrises, or sunsets.

7. Ramadanu Park

Want to experience a walk surrounded by beautiful flowers? You can come to Ramadanu Park, which is a flower garden with a Dutch-style concept. Hits tourist destination decorated with more than 15,000 charming celosia flowers. You will find many photo spots in this instagrammable flower garden. The windmill in the middle of the park makes the Dutch atmosphere even more pronounced.

8. Svargabumi

Not far from Borobudur Temple, you can go to the hits tourist destination in Magelang, namely Svargabumi. This tourist spot is in the middle of a slick green rice field. You can take Instagrammable photos with supporting facilities, such as bean bags, swings, hanging chairs, and others. Order the Svargabumi tour package on now at an affordable price!

9. Bukit Rhema Chicken Church

You must be familiar with this famous tourist spot. Bukit Rhema is renowned for its church shape that resembles a chicken. With cheap ticket prices, you can see beautiful and instagrammable mountain views. This hits tourist destination is also a spot for travelers who want to enjoy the beauty of the sunrise.

10. Twin Grenjengan

This waterfall is called a twin because it has two adjacent waterfalls. The water source for Grenjengan Kembar comes from the Cebong River, which springs directly down from Mount Merbabu. To get to Grenjengan Kembar, you have to walk for 10-15 minutes from the vehicle parking lot. However, Twin Grenjengan will present you with the soothing sound of a waterfall when you get there.

11. Keraton Ratu Boko

Keraton Ratu Boko or Ratu Boko Temple is a palace with a Hindu style that played an essential role in the spread of Hinduism in Indonesia in the 8th century. The location with an area of ​​250,000 square meters was once a palace complex that collapsed so that only a few parts of the building were still visible. Keraton Ratu Boko is one of the most popular tourist spots in Jogja, which is instagrammable, you know! The visitors will flock to take pictures with the background of the palace buildings and the blue sky. Taking pictures on the grass is also a favorite spot! If you have plenty of time until the sun goes down, you can take pictures against a purple sky mixed with orange as the background. Very cool! Guaranteed, your photos are instagrammable.

12. Jogja Bay Waterpark

Tourist attractions in Jogja are not only cultural and historical tours, you know! There is also a water park, Jogja Bay Waterpark, for those of you who want to have fun playing with water. Many choices of surfing ride that you can choose for your adrenaline. The extreme water rides you can play include Memo Racer, Bekti Adventure, Volcano Coaster, Timo-Timo Rider, and many more!

13. Prambanan Temple

Apart from Borobudur, Jogja still has one more famous temple, namely the Prambanan Temple. Prambanan Temple has a total of 240 temples and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You must visit many Instagrammable photo spots here! According to legend, this Prambanan Temple was built by Bandung Bondowoso, a young man who fell in love with Roro Jonggrang.

14. Merapi Kaliadem

For you to feel like riding a jeep-like adventure movie? Merapi Kaliadem is the place! Here, you can take a tour of Mount Merapi using a jeep. The Kaliadem bunker used to be a place to observe Mount Merapi's activities and a shelter for observers. Now, the site is not used correctly. Since the eruption of Mount Merapi 10 years ago, the surrounding area has become arid due to an explosion.

15. Sindu Kusuma Park

Sindu Kusuma Edupark is a family tourist spot or children's tour. Besides being able to play water in the waterpark, you can also get insight enjoyably. This hits tourist spot has various rides that you can enjoy, starting from Flow Pool, Giant Slider, Kora-Kora, and even the Haunted House. You can also visit Omah Batik and Tempo Doeloe Toys, where you can find out about the history of batik and old-school toy collections.

16. Roro Jonggrang Ballet

If you are tired of walking around Prambanan Temple, you can head over to the Roro Jonggrang Prambanan Ballet to see the famous dance performance. This show is usually held in front of Prambanan Temple, which makes it even more spectacular. The Roro Jonggrang Ballet performance will present it in the form of modern dance without leaving the characteristics of the dance, coupled with music, drama, and costumes as support. So you won't feel bored.

17. Yogya Kembali Monument Museum

Yogya Kembali Monument Museum has a shape that is unique because it resembles the shape of a mountain. The shape was chosen as a symbol that signifies fertility and the preservation of the ancestors' history. The choice of the name of this museum also has an exciting story. The name was chosen because this museum was created to commemorate the history of the struggle of all Indonesian people over the withdrawal of Dutch troops from Yogyakarta, which was the capital of Indonesia.

18. Ullen Sentalu Museum

This museum has a unique name. Ullen Sentalu is an abbreviation of the Javanese language, namely "Ulating Blencong Sejatining Tataraning Lumaku" which means "light is the guide for the path of life." Wow, the name is philosophical. This tourist spot in Jogja provides many stories about the history of civilization in the Mataram Kingdom. You will find many statues, paintings, photographs, batik cloth, and several other historical relics. You also can't take pictures carelessly in this museum. Take it easy. There will be places where you are allowed to take pictures. One of them is the relief of Borobudur Temple, which is deliberately tilted. Very unique, huh?

19. Ramayana Ballet Prambanan

Visiting Jogja feels incomplete if you don't watch the Ramayana ballet performance in Prambanan. If you want to see how beautiful Jogja culture is, watching Ramayana ballet is the right choice for you and your partner. The uniqueness of this Ramayana ballet is that you will see a combined performance of drama and dance without any dialogue. The Ramayana ballet itself tells a love story about Rawa Wijaya's journey to save Dewi Shinta's wife, kidnapped by Rahwana Raja Alengka. Indeed watching this show with your partner will give you a more special impression.

20. Ijo Temple

The next tourist spot in Jogja that you should visit with your partner is Ijo Temple. Ijo Temple is one of the unique places in Jogja to watch the sunset. The open view on the west side of the highest temple in Jogja presents a charming natural panorama from a height. You and your partner will be fascinated when you see the beautiful sunset against the background of Ijo Temple. It is guaranteed that seeing the evening at Ijo Temple with your partner will make your vacation moments with your partner even more romantic.

21. Stonehenge Cangkringan

Does anyone know of a place called Stonehenge, which is located in Wiltshire, England? It is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. You can see the rows of stones that stand tall on the ground. Stonehenge means stone which means stone and henge means circle.

22. The Lost World Castle

The next tourist spot in Sleman that you must visit is The Lost World Castle. Located on the slopes of Mount Merapi, this hit tourist destination is similar to Takeshi Fort because the building is formed with stones from the eruption of Mount Merapi. This place is perfect for hunting for Instagrammable photo spots in the Paradise Gate arena, 3D photo spots, and world icons. With a cheap entry fee of IDR 30,000, you can have fun!

23. Blue Lagoon

Want to soak and swim while enjoying the incredible and beautiful scenery? You can go to the Blue Lagoon, a natural bathing pool from underground water. You can drink and swim in a pot that will make your body feel refreshed.

24. Lava Tour of Merapi

Merapi Lava Tour is a tourist spot in Sleman that you must visit. Here, you can rent lava tour Merapi jeep to see several well-known places, such as the Alien Rock, Kaliadem Bunker, the Remnant Museum of Hartaku, the House of the late Mbah Maridjan, Gendol Cliff, and so on.

25. Green Kayen

Green Kayen is a hit tourist destination in the form of a river, and its water comes from the Boyong River stream. This famous place has 5 meter high cliffs that drop water from a height to be used as a place to swim. This tourist attraction is suitable for children's tours and family tours.

26. Cliff Breksi

Breksi Cliff is a tourist attraction hits that you must visit next. This cliff is a beautiful limestone cliff with stunning carvings in the shape of a dragon. For those of you who are looking for an Instagrammable photo spot, Tebing Breksi is an attractive spot with a cheap entrance ticket price. You can also order a Merapi lava tour package which includes a visit to the Breksi Cliff so that your vacation will be more complete and fun!

27. The World Landmark Merapi Park

The World Landmark Merapi Park is a park presenting miniature landmarks from various parts of the world. By offering small milestones, this tourist spot in Sleman has become a target to hunt for funny and instagrammable photos, such as the Statue of Liberty, Burj Al Arab Dubai, the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, to the statue of Masha and The Bear. Not only miniature landmarks, but The World Landmark Merapi Park also provides rides such as Kids Waterpark, Jemparingan, and Horse Riding. This famous tourist destination is also suitable for family tours or children's tours.

28. Mataram Kingdom, Kotagede

The legacy of previous kingdoms has always been an attractive tourist spot in Jogja. The Ancient Mataram Kingdom left many traces of the temple. Meanwhile, the Islamic Mataram Kingdom left two royal tomb complexes, in Imogiri and Kotagede.

29. The Yogyakarta Palace

Keraton Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta, also known as Keraton Jogja, is a palace where the sultan and his family live. You can make a museum a good tourist spot in Jogja if you want to learn more about Javanese culture. There are many relics of the previous sultans and their families that you can see here.

30. Masjid Gedhe Kauman

The Gedhe Kauman Mosque is religious tourism as well as a tourist spot in Jogja. The Gedhe Kauman Mosque, better known as the Great Mosque of Yogyakarta, was built in an area that still belongs to the Yogyakarta Palace. The Gedhe Kauman Mosque is a place of worship, but this mosque is also a famous tourist spot. Even so, the primary function of the mosque as a place of worship is still very well preserved, complete with all the necessary facilities.