One thing to do from many things to do in Jogja is to see the beautiful landscape in Nirvana sunrise Borobudur. The sunrise on the place is amazing so it is a great place to be visited. The place is often time called as the Punthuk Setumbu Peak. Here is what you need to know about the area.
The Punthuk Setumbu peak
The hills of Punthuk Setumbu is located in 400 meters above sea level facing the great Temple of Borobudur. From the hill amongst the cluster of Menoreh Mountains, the sunrise can be seen behind the Merbabu and Merapi mountains. This peak is located at a Dusun named Kerahan in Karangrejo village, Borobudur, Magelang.
To access Punthuk Setumbu peak, you just have to follow the sign with a writing ‘Borobudur Nirvana Sunrise’, once you enter the Magelang region. If you don’t know the right way, then you can try to ask the taxi-bike around the area that will get you to the peak for a price around IDR 70.000. Once you arrive at the peak, you will have to pay the entrance fee. The price of the entrance ticket is IDR 15.000 for locals and IDR 30.000 for international tourists.
The climbing facility is already in a good shape because there are stairs built in order to access the peak of the hill. At the peak, there is also a yard complete with guardrail around the side of the hill. There are also other facilities such as chairs, gazebo, and props for a photo such as swings and heart-shaped decoration. The entire climbing process to the peak will take time around 15 minutes.
Go to the peak with a bike
Aside from walking or using a taxi-bike, you can also access the Puthuk Setumbu peak with a bike. The starting point is from the main road of the Borobudur Temple. Then, you will take the route towards the Manohara Hotel. You will see the stunning paddy fields and the Borobudur Temple peaking behind the paddy fields. Make sure that you take some photo when passing through this beautiful scenery.
On the biking route, you will find many road signs with various color and shape. It says “Punthuk Setumbu” Borobudur Nirvana Sunrise. Follow through the asphalt route until you reach a crossroad where you will find the last road sign. At the end of the asphalt road, you have to go through the road of the village. At the end of the village road, you have to walk through a very steep hill. Once you pass the hill, you will see the entrance gate. As mentioned before, you have to pay IDR 15.000 if you are a local and IDR 30.000 if you are an international tourist.
Once you pay the entrance fee, you can bring your bike to the peak. The distance is around 300 meters but the road is a footpath, with many stairs and challenging slope. You may have to walk your bike to pass through the road. It is wise to prepare some provision before going to the peak. Visiting the Nirvana Sunrise Borobudur is one of many things to do in Jogja.