Purba Volcano - The Best Spot to Gaze at Sky in Yogyakarta

In Yogyakarta
Written by Riyan Adiyahasya Posted 12th September 2013, 12:02am
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Translated by Shinta Dharmayu

Mount Nglanggeran, or more popularly called Purba Volcano, is an area that has a very beautiful landscape and geology of high scientific value, because it is composed of volcanic material and an old volcano from pre-historic times. Located in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. Now, Mount Ngalanggeran has become a favorite for climbers who want to see the sights of the city of Yogyakarta from a height.

The lithology of this mountain is composed of old volcanic material in two peaks, which are the east peak and west peak, as well as a caldera at its center. With a reach of 200-700 m above sea level in height and berjejerkan raksasan stones, this place is perfect for activities such as rock climbing, tracking, camping, sightseeing, or trying to conquer large rocks to climb. In addition, many tourists deliberately conquer this mountain to watch the sunrise, when your eyes will be spoiled by the beautiful sight of the morning sun on the heights of Yogyakarta.

To experience the beauty of this mountain to the fullest, you must first pass 5 resting posts to reach the top of the mountain. No need to worry for those who are not adept at climbing, because the ascent is easy to pass and only takes about 1.5 hours. Arriving at the summit, as far as the eye can see you will see how green the rice paddies and fields are, the countryside, and even in the evening the exposure to starlight and the sparkling lights of the city that makes the landscape more exotic.

In addition to being beautiful, Purba Volcano also has a variety of stories behind it. According to the story, at its peak there is a hamlet called Tlogo Mardidho hamlet inhabited by seven heads of families. It is said that if thereare more or less heads of the family who lived in this village, there will be bad things that are not desirable.

If you wish to visit Purba Volcano, this mountain is located in the Baturagung area in northern Gunungkidul, precisely in the Village Nglanggeran, Patuk District, Yogyakarta, or can be reached by a distance of about 22 km from Wonosari. As for the admission, you will be charged a fee of Rp 5,000, and Rp 7,000 for climbing in the evening.