Purworejo Regency

Posted on January 6, 2018

In brief …

Purworejo has not fully marketed as a tourism area although it has nature attractions including its south-western range of Menoreh hills with its caves (Seplawan cave), its southern beaches (Ketawang, Congot, Jatimalang) and its northern picturesque scenery of two active volcanoes Sumbing and Sundoro and its mountainous range with its waterfalls to the northern-east (Bruno).

Purworejo landscape is ideal for cycling as the terrain varies with easy no elevation long routes along rice fields, to moderate challenge with some elevation around foothills, and the more difficult uphill routes to Menoreh hills at 300–800 meters above the sea level.

Tourist Attraction

Purworejo is one of the regencies in Central Java. The regency has many interesting natural tourism destinations to visit. For natural tourism, Purworejo relies on beaches in its southern part namely “Ketawang Beach”, “Keburuhan Beach (Pasir Puncu),” Jatimalang Beach “, some caves like “Selokarang Cave” and “Sendang Sono Cave” as well as “Curug Muncar” waterfall with 40 meters high. There is also Pencu Cave in Ngandagan village formed like fort in the Dutch East Indies. In addition to the popular tourism attraction earlier, Purworejo also has a hidden tourism attraction, which is still beautiful and not much visited by tourists, but its natural beauty is quite popular compared to other tourism attraction in Purworejo. His object called Taman Sidhandhang or Shidandhang park. The name of Sidhandang comes from the form of waterfall which looks like dandang (traditional rice cooking). So if you visit this tourism object, you will find a giant ‘dandang’ replica at the entrance gate of the park. Taman Sidhandhang located in the Menoreh hills, precisely located in the Kedungrante hamlet, Kaliogono Village, Kaligesing subdistrict, Purworejo, Central Java. It is easy to find the location of Taman Sidhandhang, because it is located right on the main road of Kaligesing. To get into this object, you are required to pay a ticket of 3,000 Rupiah. Taman Sidhandhang is managed by the local community. The park which was officially opened for public since 2015 has 3 waterfalls with diverse forms and heights. In addition to waterfall tours, in this location there are also artificial gardens with a variety of plants, and kedung (pond) in some parts of the river. The water is very clear with different depth. There is a 30 centimeter deep pool for children’s area. There is a pond with 50 to 100 centimeters depth and a pool with more than 5 meters for adults. For those who want to play water in the 5 meters pool you do not need to worry, because there is a rental buoy prepared by the park’s manager. Besides playing water in Taman Sidhandhang, you can also walk around and sitting in the garden with green plants around it. For those who like challenges, you can try adrenaline test by tracing the river or canyoning. Canyoning is a river-based and waterfall based activities by using various techniques such as reppeling and swimming. The canyoning activity begins with a briefing from the operator, followed by warming up. After that, you will be guided to install a safety belt in your body. Next, you will be invited along the river. After traveling a considerable distance, you will arrive at the peak of the waterfall, where you have to go down by using a rope. No need to worry, because the manager has checked all the security. That was the regular Indonesian Wonder for today with the topic “Taman Sidhandhang or Sidhandhang Park”.

Jatimalang Beach

The beach is located in District Jatimalang Purwodadi, Purworejo regency, Central Java, which has the natural beauty of the beach combined with the natural mountain asrinya be reliable for the county’s attractions. The road to the location of this attraction is quite good and wide and paved making it easier for tourists to relax while enjoying a beautiful, beautiful natural scenery and asrinya beaches and mountains in the area. location of this attraction about 18 miles south of town Purworejo with area about 200 hectares.

Around the outskirts of this beach has been built gazebo by the Government Purworejo for a place to rest the tourists who visit this site.

Ease of access to a paved road to the beach that causes a lot of local tourists to visit this attraction to relax with family.


Admission 2018

  • Museum Tosan Aji

    IDR 1000

    Open hours Sun - Sat at 7 AM to 2 PM, Sunday not operating

  • Pantai Jatimalang

    IDR 2000

    Jatimalang beach is one of the beaches in Purworejo with sand color is brown or black,

  • Curug Muncar

    IDR 200

    The main attraction of this place is already clear waterfall with a height reaching 900 meters from sea level.

Room Rates

  • The Happinezz

    IDR 175K

    24-Hour Front Desk, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 813-2920-0779. Get Direction: https://goo.gl/maps/wcgvmdXzNBM2

  • Puri Karimun Hotel

    IDR 325K

    24-Hour Front Desk, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 821-3898-4024. Get Direction: https://goo.gl/maps/dugzDBko1M22

  • Omah Alchy

    IDR 400K

    AC, Parking, 24-Hour FO, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 813-9240-7391. Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/PNgSA6rUGUT2

  • Escape beach hotel

    IDR 200K

    24-Hour Front Desk, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 813-2574-8481. Get Direction: https://goo.gl/maps/WHoTbLs58y52


Contact Info


Dinas Pariwisata Purworejo

Address: No.51a, Jalan Brigjen Katamso, Pangenjurutengah, Kecamatan Purworejo, Pangenrejo, Kec. Purworejo, Kabupaten Purworejo, Jawa Tengah 54114.
T. +6 275 325401

Dinhubkominfo Provinsi Jawa Tengah

Jl. Menteri Supeno I/2 Semarang – Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50243
Telp: +62 24 8319140 Email: diskominfo@jatengprov.go.
Website http://diskominfo.jatengprov.go.id/

Commonly Info

How to get there

The most convenient and most easy way how to get to Karimunjawa is to travel from Semarang. Use the quicklinks below to jump to the desired section regarding transport in and around Karimunjawa Islands.

Where to sleep ?

All accommodation listed here is on Karimunjawa Island and all offer free WiFi. Booking is essential over weekends and holiday periods, but other times you can easily arrive and find a bed. If you prebook, transfers from the port are often included. It’s also possible to arrange overnight camping trips to uninhabited islands, worth considering as an alternative.

Where to eat and meet ?

Like seafood? You’ll love Karimunjawa, and the best place to sample the freshest seafood is at the stalls around the alun-alun, set up each evening from around 17:00.

Things to see and do

What’s an island trip without a day at the beach? Punctuating Karimunjawa’s surrounding mangrove forests lay slithers of sandy white bays accessed from signposted tracks off the main paved road. Some are well marked, others, well, you’ll just have to keep your eyes peeled ..

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