Tebing Breksi is one of the tourist destinations located in Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The location is quite near to the famous Prambanan Temple and the complex of Boko Palace. Different from any other attractions in Yogyakarta, previously, this spot was the breccias stone mining area managed by the local people. In other words, it was not formed naturally but due to the people’s activity.
Initially, the researchers observed this area and then they found that the rocks were accumulated from volcanic ashes of the ancient volcanoes. Then, the government decided to stop the mining activities as well as the area is included in the conservation area. The local miners tried to look for the other job so that they can earn money after the mining was stopped. This way, they turned the location into a tourist object since the landscape is indeed really beautiful.
Currently, Tebing Breksi is one of the new popular destinations in Yogyakarta and it has been equipped by the accommodations and supporting attractions. One of them is Tlatar Seneng, a small amphitheater functioned as the place to conduct events and shows. The audience seats are in the form of circles to make the area look even more beautiful from the distance.
There are also some sets of natural stairs formed from the breccias stone. If you go up to the top, you will be spoiled more by the panorama of Yogyakarta from the height. Even some other tourist attractions around like Prambanan Temple and Merapi Volcano can just be seen from this spot.
A Stunning Spot for Photography
Tebing Breksi has also been hunted by the photographers even since before it was opened for the public. Yes, everybody just loves the fabulous breccias hills in which some parts of them are engraved beautifully. The engraving added is the representation of Javanese cultures like leather puppets and Batik, traditional clothing motives from Java. Well, if you are interested in it, this area also provides romantic scenery for pre-wedding photography.
Sunrise and Sunset
It is recommended to visit Tebing Breksi in the right times. The sunrise and sunset sceneries are very beautiful since the rocky hills area is directly dashed by the sunlight. To enjoy the sunrise or sunset, you need to be in this area around one hour before the T-times. Meanwhile, there is also an alternative to enjoy Tebing Breksi at night. Despite the stunning city landscape, you can also enjoy the music shows conducted.