Plunyon Kalikuning Site in Cangkringan Sub-District, Yogyakarta - Indonesia


Natural tourism is always interesting for those who love adventure and outdoor activities. As for the reference, there is Plunyon Kalikuning which is part of a tour package of Kaliurang Park. The location is in Kedungsriti Village and it belongs to Pakem Sub-District. Due to its location which is in the slope of Merapi Mountain, it offers majestic panorama and fresh air for sure. That means visitors can enjoy sightseeing, trekking, and relaxation there either with families or friends. Also, they have the chance to explore the famous Kalikuning Bridge with its crystal clear water.

The Nuance
Both the locals and tourists have recognized the site for more than 15 years. No wonder, it has a good popularity among travelers even those who live outside Yogyakarta. As mentioned before, the main attractions of Plunyon Kalikuning Site are the bridge and the river. However, other allures reside like lush plants, pines, and other types of trees. Actually, the river gets its water from Umbul Wadon Spring, located on the mountain. The only disappointing fact is that the previous eruption of Merapi Mountain has destroyed most of these features.

Exploring Plunyon Kalikuning
The first allure of Plunyon Kalikuning is the gradual dam with its beautiful flow of the river. Green and lush pine trees grow near to it, adding an excellent nuance to the site. Even the sound of gurgling water feels so soothing! Here is the good thing. Tourists can get to the river, but they need to pass through the bridge beforehand. It is a tall and sturdy bridge despite the age, which often becomes a spot for photography actually. Also, the distance is not too far so it is effortless to approach the river.

Plunyon Kalikuning is also famous for its rejuvenating mountain water. This explains why visitors would never miss the opportunity to feel such refreshing water. Aside from this, people recognize the site as a good checkpoint for cycling. The distance is only 7 from Pakem, so it is quite easy to get to the site by bicycle. Later, tourists may continue their cycling activity and head to Kaliadem, located in the north of Kalikuning. The route features a steep landscape, though.

What is more? The locals take advantage of Plunyon Kalikuning to enjoy outbound and outdoor activities like camping. For teenagers, the site offers a romantic atmosphere to enhance their relationship somehow. Another interesting activity to do in such location is none other than photography. In this case, the best object to take is either the bridge or the dam. Make sure to take selfies in front of those objects too!

Nearby Attractions

  • Merapi Paintball
  • Kinahrejo Village
  • Merapi Jeep Adventure
  • Merapi Bunker

How to Get There
From Adisucipto International Airport, travelers only need to take a bus to Cangkringan Sub-District and head to Kedungsriti Village afterward. The distance is 26.6 km, so the trip may take about 50 minutes. As for the route, travelers can take Pakem – Kalasan Street.

Where to Stay

  • Setyawati Hotel
  • Griya Persada Hotel
  • Wijaya Hotel
  • Joyo Hotel
  • Satriafi Hotel

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