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Kaliurang, A Village at The Slope of Mount Merapi

Kaliurang is one of the favorite destinations for people who are coming to Yogyakarta. Originally constructed as a holiday retreat during colonial times for planters, Kaliurang is situated around 25 km north of town center of Yogyakarta. This area has lots of holiday villas and has grown into a refreshing site, popular with people of all ages. Here, you can dip into refreshing waterfalls, appreciate nature by trekking, visit museums, get inspired, or wander through galleries related to the history and heritage of the royal houses of Java. Read below to know more about destination places in Kaliurang.

  1. Ullen Sentalu Museum

This is the highlight of everybody for Inaugurated on March 1, 1997, the museum exhibits artifacts from royal homes and palaces of Java descending from the Mataram kingdom, namely Yogyakarta, Pakualaman, Surakarta, and Mangkunegaran.

The memorial is located near the Ngeksigondo guesthouse owned by the Palace. This specific location was selected for the museum following the belief that this part in Mount Merapi is a sacred place.

The name ‘Ullen Sentalu’ is an acronym for “Ulating Blencong Sejatine Tataning Lumaku,” which means “the light of life’s journey.” Visitors are not permitted to take photographs here throughout the tour, but you will be given a chance to take photos in certain areas. That way, you can focus more on the intriguing story, guided through each room and the collections displayed.

  1. Emalta Prayer Caves

Located just about 150 meters from Kaliurang’s bus terminal, Bukit Doa Emalta is a prayer site for Catholics. It holds 16 prayers caves named following the Bible’s Prophets, 48 prayer chambers, a function hall for 250 people, dormitory, library along with the prayer tower of Habakuk. The facility nestles among lush green environment in a temperature of 20-25 degrees Celsius.

  1. Pentingsari Tourism Village

At Pentingsari village, you’ll have the chance to stay at the locals’ homes and enjoy their way of living. You can stroll around the village to find out how the villagers do their daily life. The locals will provide you with activities like batik painting, planting paddies, and a refreshing walk at the river bank.

  1. Pulesari Tourist Village

Founded in 2012, this tourist village allows you to learn a lot about the local’s cultivation Number of the very best Salak called Salak Pondoh. This is a brown fruit that is covered with a snake-like skin. Its flesh is crisp white with a sour taste and contains a seed indoors. Located on 400-900 meters over sea level, the village also houses popular tourist attractions such as Kubro Siswo, Adat Pager Bumi, and karawitan performances.