Gunung Api Purba Nglanggeran

Attraction Desa Nglanggeran, Kecamatan Patuk, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Published on: 21-03-2016

6 hours
05:00 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Observation Deck
Must see
1.10 USD

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Gunung Api Purba Nglanggeran is located in Nglanggeran village, Patuk, Gunung Kidul regency. The mountain is situated approximately 30 km southeast from the center of Yogyakarta.

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Why Gunung Api Purba Nglanggeran is special ?

Mount Nglanggeran is an ancient volcano that used to be active million years ago. Located on Baturagung karst area, Nglanggeran was lithologically formed by old volcanic material fragment. It has two peaks, namely western and eastern peak with a caldera in the center. Nowadays, Nglanggeran is a range of huge rocky mountain which has exotic view, unique shape and names, and also history behind it. The mountains in the range are usually named based on their shape, for example Mount 5 Jari, Mount Kelir, and Mount Wayang. Nglanggeran Mount seems mysterious. It is hidden by trees. The name of Nglanggeran comes from Java language ''Planggaran''. The word has a meaning whenever there is bad behavior would be discovered.


What to explore at Gunung Api Purba Nglanggeran?

This place is very suitable for climbers. Reportedly until now there is no one who can climb up to the peak. To reach the peak, it takes about three till five hours. After passing through some of the steep road, you can rest for a moment to enjoy the natural scenery is breathtaking. There is provided some shelter by the managers. Your journey will pay off with the scenery around you those very beautiful and distinctive cool mountains.

If you choose to make a tent at night you will be able to enjoy a light-studded evening. From the above would be seen the lights of the city that starts up and if you lucky you will see the twinkle stars above. In the morning you can see the sun rise and the natural green of the mountains. Not only that, you can find and watch a variety of flora and fauna are relatively rare.

This tourist attraction is different from other attractions. It composed of clusters of towering mountains and high hills. The hills are not a form of karsts rocks as is usually found in Gunung Kidul area but the old type of rock formed by volcanic activity that occurred around millions of years ago.


How to get to Gunung Api Purba Nglanggeran?

There are two routes that can be taken to get to the ancient moutain. The first one is through Bukit Bintang Patuk (Hargodumillah Hill), take the left turn (from Yogyakarta) at the GCD FM Radio Station to Ngoro-ngoro Village. Nglanggeran village is about 7km sway from the turn. The road is in a good condition beautified with scenic gorge view at the side.

The second route is through Patuk Hill. When you find Sambipitu Circle Traffic, take the left turn to Bobung Village. Nglanggeran village is about 2km from the village but despite being shorter, the route is more difficult for the road is bumpy with cracks here and there.

There is no minibus taking you straight to Nglanggeran so you should go there by private transportation. Or you can go take a bus of Yogyakarta-Wonsori route and get off at GCD FM Radio Station or Sambipitu Circle Traffic. From either of the places, you can continue your trip by motorcycle taxi that will cost about IDR 12.000 to IDR 15.000.


Selling points

  • Good view, great hospitality
  • A great place to refresh your mind
  • Amazing scenery at sunrise and sunset
  • Feel pre-historical period, with nature and silent
  • Really cool at the peak of ancient moutain
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Desa Nglanggeran, Kecamatan Patuk, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • You should prepare everything that necessary for your trip because the extreme route, unpredictable weather, hard track, and long distance become the obstacle for many people to go mountain climbing.
    What need to do
  • There're plenty of ripe fruits hanging on the tree and even the villagers told you that you can take the fruits.
    Things to do
  • Watching the gorgeous sunset from the top of a mountain is a very special moment that you should enjoy when visiting the mountain.
    What to see
  • This place gets quite busy on the weekend due to the beautiful scenery that you can enjoy around it. Visiting during weekdays is a much better option.
  • There's no need to worry about food. Near Pendopo Joglo Kalisong, there are small food stalls offering various kinds of food. You can also get some soivenirs such as keychain, accessories, stickers or T-shirt there.
    Things nearby
  • The ancient volcano Nglanggeran is fully organized by Karang Taruna Desa Nglanggeran (Youth Organization of Nglanggeran Village). For more information or reservation, you can call Sugeng Handoko (+62 818 0260 6050), Heru Purwanto (+62 818 0410 3999).
    What to know
  • There's another charge for parking, that is IDR 1000 during daytime and IDR 2000 overnight.
  • The entrace fee is IDR 7000 for afternoon, IDR 9,000 for night and IDR 15,000 for international.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • The administrator offers a program that can invite visitors to know and experience to become like locals there. This program is called Live-in program, described as an activity which invite the visitors to stay for few days in this village.


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here, you will feel pre historical periode, with nature and silent, it's 50 km far from city center of yogyakarta, don't forget to visit the pindul cave,, it will be very memmorable

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Dikenal juga sebagai gunung api purba karena konon dulunya merupakan gunung api aktif. Saat ini sisa sisanya berbentuk bongkahan baongkahan batu batu besar yang megah.Tempat ini nyaman dinikmati saat sunrise atau sunset, karena jika siang tiba, matahari cukup emnyengat sehingga cukup menguras tenaga saat naik menuju embung atau adnau buatan di salah satu kaki bukit.Naik ke embung kira kira memakan waktu 15 – 20 menit. Setiba di puncak,pemandangan wonosari dan gunung kidul Nampak indah terhampar. Pemandangan terbaik ada di musim penghujan karena rumput dan pepohonan nampak subur menghijau.

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Untuk melihat dan memfoto gunung Api Purba sebaiknya anda melihatnya dari Embung Nglanggeran yang letaknya 250 meter diluar Gunung Api Purba. Tiket masuk Rp 5,000 per orang. Parkirnya luas dan pemandangannya bagus sekali. Ada sawah bertingkat dan batu batu besar.Lihat foto-foto yang saya lampirkan. Tanyalah penduduk jika anda mengalami kesulitan mencarinya.

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here, you will feel pre historical periode, with nature and silent, it's 50 km far from city center of yogyakarta, don't forget to visit the pindul cave,, it will be very memmorable

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