Magelang City

Posted on January 6, 2018
LocationMagelang City

In brief …

Magelang City is a small city which is located in a fertile agricultural area and one of the most densely populated regions on Central Java. Magelang City has two borders. The western border is Progo River and the Eastern Boones Elo River. The city is divided into three districts and several sub-districts.

It is located in the middle of the Magelang Regency, between Mount Merbabu and Mount Sumbing in Central Java Province, Indonesia. Magelang is located 43 km north of Yogyakarta, 15 km north of Mungkid and 75 km south of Semarang, the capital of Central Java.

Magelang was established on 11 April 907. Magelang was then known as a village called Mantyasih, which is now known as Meteseh. There are three stele of historical importance in Magelang, namely Poh, Gilikan and Mantyasih, all of which are written on a plate of copper. Poh and Mantyasih were written under the rule of King Balitung of Mataram Kingdom. In those stele, the villages of Mantyasih and Glanggang were mentioned. They became Meteseh and Magelang respectively.


The composition of demography based on its religion and belief, Magelang people has varied and different belief and religion. Majority of Magelang citizen are Muslim, but there are minority groups such as Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and there are also spiritualism and traditional Javanese belief.

As of February 2010, Magelang has a total population of 118,227. Magelang’s population was 58,311 men (49% of the total population) and 59,916 women (51% of the total population).


Magelang’s mountainous surroundings offer pleasant day-trip excursions for enjoying the great outdoors. Ketep Pass offers lookout points with panoramic views of Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu, and the Volcano Theatre with educational films and multimedia presentations about the area’s dynamic geological features is found here. The rivers, lakes, hot springs and waterfalls dotted throughout the area offer nice mini-trek and picnic sites. Pleasant strolls and water sports are enjoyed at Bleder Lake, while some easy rafting may be done on the Elo River.

The 18-hole Borobudur International Golf & Country Club, equipped with a luxurious clubhouse, restaurant and driving range, is located in the Mount Tidar area of central Magelang. The city’s main stadium, a popular place to watch football matches, is nearby. Magelang’s only cinema is found in the town square.


Admission 2018

  • Foreign visitor

    US$ 40/25

    Borobudur–Prambanan-Ratu Boko package (adult/child US$ 40/25), 90-min guided tour 1-5 people IDR 100.000

  • Domestic visitor

    IDR 40.000

    Tickets for the temple can be purchased online from its website, along with a combined Borobudur–Prambanan-Ratu Boko package

  • Domestic student

    IDR 20.000

    Tickets for the temple can be purchased online from its website, along with a combined Borobudur–Prambanan-Ratu Boko package

Room Rates

  • Mettaloka Guest House

    IDR 270K

    24-Hour Front Desk, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 (0293) 789338. Get Direction:

  • Hotel Sumber Waras *

    IDR 300K

    24-Hour Front Desk, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 (0293) 310333. Get Direction:

  • Hotel Catur **

    IDR 285K

    AC, Parking, 24-Hour FO, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 (0293) 326980. Maps:

  • Sevilla Resort 3*

    IDR 200K

    24-Hour Front Desk, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 878-3925-7837. Get Direction:


Contact Info


Borobudur Tourist Information Center

Jl. Alun-alun no.1 Jepara (Komplek Museum Kartini, Gedung N), Jepara.
T: (0293) 788 266 – Email :

Dinas Pariwisata Kota Magelang

Jl. Gatot Soebroto No.54, Jurangombo Sel., Magelang Sel., Kota Magelang, Jawa Tengah 59214
Telp: +62 (0293) 360822 Email: –

Commonly Info

How to get there

You can go to Magelang city by Plane or train, but Yogyakarta, 36 kilometres away, is the nearest city that has an airport and train station. From Yogyakarta, you can go to Magelang by bus for about rp, 35.000,- or $3.50 US dollar. The trip takes one hour in normal traffic.

Where to sleep ?

  • MesaStila Resort & Spa [Web link]; Jalan Losari, Losari, Grabag, Kalipucang, Grabag, Magelang, Jawa Tengah 56196; T. (0298) 596333
  • Hotel Sriti [Web link]; Jl.Daha No.23 Telp.0293.363347
  • Hotel Puri Asri, Jl.Cempaka No.9 Telp.0293.365115
  • HOTEL CATUR [Web link]; Jl. Mayjen Bambang Sugeng No.308 -Jawa Tengah – Indonesia Phone: (0293) 326 980, Fax: (0293) 326 919, Mobile: 081 328 413 080
  • Hotel Trio; Jl.Sudirman 72 Telp.0293.365095
  • Hotel Wisata; Jl.Sudirman 149 Telp0293.362593
  • Hotel Ardiva Jl.Daha 43 Telp.0293.361096
  • Hotel Sumber Waras Jl.Pemuda No.149 Telp.0293.364569
  • Hotel PringgadingJl.Diponegaran
  • Homestay Sunan Bonang Asri; Jl.Sunan Bonang 16 in front of the Military Academy , Telp.0293.365536
  • Hotel MutiaraJl.Pemuda
  • PLataran Borobudur Resort & Spa; [Web link]; Dusun Tanjungan, Borobudur; Phone: +62 293 788 888, Fax: +62 293 788 699;
  • Ning Tidar Hotel [Web link]; Jl. Purworejo – Magelang KM 5 MAGELANG 56172 JAWA TENGAH – INDONESIA; Phone: 62-293314316, Fax: 62-293314315, +62-293-314316;
  • HOTEL SRITI [Web link]; Jl. Daha No.23; Phone : (0293) 363347-48, Mobile: 081 328 392 483;
  • The Oxalis Regency Hotel Jl.Cempaka No.17Central Java, Geneng-wetan 56122; Phone : (0293) 310371
  • Hotel Trio Magelang Jl. Jend. Sudirman 72; Phone : 0293 365095, Fax : 093 365095;[Web link]
  • Hotel Catur [Web link]; Mayjen Bambang Sugeng No.308 ; Phone: (0293) 326 980, Fax: (0293) 326 919, Mobile: 081 328 413 080
  • Losari Coffee Plantation; [Web link]; PO Box 108; Tel. +62 298 596 333, Fax. +62 298 592 696
  • Amanjiwo [Web link]; Ds. Majaksingi, Borobudur; PO Box 333, KMKD; tel (62) 293 788 333 fax (62) 293 788 355
  • Saraswati Borobudur International Boutique & Resto; [Web link]; Jl Balaputradewa No. 10, Borobudur, Ph : 62-293-788843 ; Fax : 62-293-3788842
  • Rumah Boedi Private Residences Villa Borobudur; [Web link]; Tingal Wetan, Wanurejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java – Indonesia ; Ph : +62 293 551 6000 ; Fax : +62 293 788 698
  • Omah Garengpoeng Guest House; Tingal Wetan , WanurejoT. +62293-789860

Where to eat and meet ?

Getuk – a sweet delicacy made from cassava and sugar, coloured, steamed and served with grated coconut. The most famous brand is “getuk trio” – so named because it consists of three layers with different colours for each: plain (yellow), pink and chocolate (brown). This is Magelang’s signature dish.

Ayam BlendoJl. Magelang – Semarang km 12.5, Soropadan, kab. Magelang 081329738118 085842666598Chicken cooked with spices and brown sugar, mixed with residual of the refined palm oil, produces a unique taste. Sweet, savory and soft


  • Borobudur temple. The Biggest Buddhist temple in the world.
  • Diponegoro museum. Featuring Prince Diponegoro, a national hero.
  • Taman Park Kyai Langgeng, a educational-cum-recreational park which features rare plants, dinosaur statues, airplane prototypes. It provides a playground with some facilities.
  • Rafting can be organized, when the nearby Progo River has a large stream.


  • Merapi volcano park and Ketep Pass. Has an educational Theater called the “Volcano Theatre”.
  • Kedung Khayang waterfall. The highlight for most tourists who come out from Yogyakarta and visit Magelang will obviously be Borobudur.
  • Pemuda Road, Can be loosely compared to Yogyakarta’s Malioboro.
  • Merapi, Merbabu, Sumbing, Menoreh, and Telomoyo The 5 Mountains surrounding the city..

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