One of the most interesting things to do in Jogja is hiking around the Yogyakarta Ancient Volcano—Nglanggeran Mount. This volcano is located in Nglanggeran Village in Patuk Gunung Kidul Regency. In Indonesia, this volcano is famous for its name—Gunung Api Purba which is about thirty kilometers to the southeast of Yogyakarta city center.
More about Nglanggeran Volcano
There, you can see between two stones where you have to pass through, you’ll see a narrow corridor called Lorong Sumpitan. As you get to the top of the mountain, you’ll get a very beautiful view of rice fields from above. You’ll also see some mountains such as Bagong Mountain, Mount Lima Jari, Buchu Mountain, Mount Kelir, Mount Wayang, and Mount Gedhe. All of the mountains offer very stunning scenery. Before Mount Gedhe—the highest peak of all mountains in Gunung Kidul Volcano mentioned, visitors can see the spring considered to be mystical by local people. If you are lucky enough, on the top of the mountain you can enjoy the beauty of the sunset.
Activities to do around Nglanggeran Volcano
The volcano has a site, which is open twenty-four hours a day, for tourists to do the hiking, camping, doing outbound activities, team building, etc. To do the activities like hiking around the mountain, you have to pay only a little money for a stunning view around the mountain. On the weekends, there are many people to come to the mountain. If you like a quieter surrounding of the mountain, it is suggested that you come on weekdays. It is quite safe to do hiking there since there are many signs to prevent visitors from getting lost. This area is also famous for its cleanliness and facilities, like wooden stairs making the climbing process a lot easier and safer.
To be able to climb or hike in this mountain, you need to be physically healthy. It is suggested that you do some exercises before climbing this mountain. Actually, this is relatively easy to hike around this mountain, but exercises will make you enjoy the mountain more. To enjoy the mountain, you will take about two hours including taking a break. As you start climbing the mountain, you’ll see the Javanese touch since the very beginning. Just before the board of announcement, there is a Joglo house, and you’ll find more as you get higher.
You also will see the area full with karst and limestone that were formed in such a way to make the area look unique. You can’t wait to visit this volcano and do the hiking, right? Hopefully, the article about things to do in Jogja can give you enough information.