Pentingsari Village in Cangkringan Sub-District, Yogyakarta
One of the most recommended villages to visit when spending holidays in Kaliurang Park is Pentingsari. It belongs to Cangkringan Sub-District and has become a tourist village for years. Not only it offers refreshing atmosphere, but the environment is quite clean as well. Visitors can also witness daily routines of the locals including farming, herbal therapy practice, etc. Not to mention tourists are allowed to buy numerous types of organic vegetables there! Do not forget the fact that the village also has several attractions like Watu Payung, Watu Gendong, and Sendangsari Natural Shower. The other activities to enjoy are to learn the local dance, traditional music, and much more!
The fact is that Pentingsari Village is surrounded by nature, including big trees and bushes. Many traditional houses are also seen on the location and these are made of natural materials. Despite the fact, the locals have built several homestays for tourists to use during the visit. There is small lake featuring a wooden “Saung” in the middle of it! This becomes tourists’ favorite spot to relax and enjoy sightseeing, actually. As for the villagers, they are both friendly and open-minded, so do not worry.
Exploring Pentingsari Village
Here is the good thing. Visitors can do many things in Pentingsari Village. First, they can visit the famous “Pendopo Herbal” where numerous types of plants for medicines are cultivated by the locals. Not to mention visitors have the chance to get such traditional medication in order to get rid of several health issues including high glucose level, uric acid, etc. In fact, many people have proven the efficacy of such medication. Thus, all tourists should try it as well and should not miss such opportunity.
The next recommended activity to do in Pentingsari Village is to learn how to make Janur crafts. The locals often use it as decoration during weddings, actually. You can make an unlimited shape with it! These include an umbrella, keris, mountain, grasshopper, birds, etc. For those who do not like to learn how to make such decoration, buying them as a gift can be a good alternative. After all, they look so unique and beautiful.
What is next? For more challenging activities, tourists should visit the cold lava river bridge to enjoy sightseeing. Have no worries. It is safe for everyone. Another interesting activity is definitely camping. The fact is that Pentingsari Village features a wide camping ground where tourists can use for both outbound activities and camping. Later, do not forget to hear the beautiful traditional music of Karawitan performed by villagers.
- Campgrounds Gondang 2 Lovely
- Naura’s Mushroom Cultivation
- Sukadesa Outbound Camp
- Sambi Village
How to Get There
The distance between Pentingsari Village and Adisucipto International Airport is 22.7 km. That means the trip may take around 40-60 minutes depending on the type of vehicle you are using. For a faster trip, make sure to take Cangkringan Street to get to the site. Here is the thing. Hiring a tour guide is not necessary as the route is considered easy.
Where to Stay
- Raffles Holiday Hotel
- Paraksari Hotel
- Cakra Kusuma Hotel
- Kana Hotel
- Rose Garden Hotel
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