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Punthuk Setumbu Hill, Enjoying the Amazing Colaboration of Borobudur and Sunrise

Punthuk Setumbu Hill ( Foto @U-Report )
Punthuk Setumbu Hill’s Story - Have you heard that you can see the sunrise from the hill with Borobudur temple as its view? Yes, you can find it by visiting one of the top on the Menoreh hill. Punthuk Setumbu hill is the answer. Punthuk Setumbu hill is one of the best place for seeing the sunrise with Merapi and Merbabu mountain as the background. Can you imagine how amazing there. From this place the travellers can see the magnificent Borobudur temple in early the morning  mist trapped.

This hill found with a photographer three years ago. At the first time, Punthuk Setumbu Hill was  a field in the hills. He was Mr. Parno e person who found Punthuk Setumbu hill. He is a photographer. His hobby is looking for the exoticism places shoot it. One day, he photographed Borobudur temple from Punthuk Setumbu hill. After seeing the breath taking picture, the people begins to hunt the location where Mr. Parno captured a photograph. Slowly, Punthuk Setumbu hill is known not only among photographers but also among the tourists.  The hill is very beautiful and very easy to reach.


The exoticism views of sunrise in the morning has always been a magnet for tourists. Therefore, no wonder if the tourist spots that presents a view of the sunrise is always crowded with tourists. It is like Mount Bromo in East Java, Mount Dieng Sikunir in Central Java, and Bukit Punthuk Setumbu in Magelang Regency.

Punthuk Setumbu hill is located 400 meters above sea level and it is on Menoreh ranges. The tourists who want to see the sunrise suggested reach this place at 5 o’clock in the morning. From the parking area that located in the foothills, the tourists must trekking almost 15 minutes to reach the top. For the tourists that feel tired and cannot reach the top, not far from the parking area there is a gazebo. The tourists can see the Borobudur from this place too.


The best time to visit Punthuk Setumbu

For the tourists and photographers who want capturing the sunrise from Punthuk Setumbu the best time to visit this place is on dry season. That is between June to August. At these month the sun can seen clearly uncovered the cloud so if they want to capture the scenery, they will get the best moment.


Location of Punthuk Setumbu Hill

Punthuk Setumbu is not far from Borobudur Temple. It is on Kerahan Village, Karangrejo, Borobudur, Magelang Regency. The tourists only need 1 hour from Yogyakarta by car. From Borobudur Temple main gate, the visitors take the direction to Manohara hotel and pass this hotel.

The hotel is on the right side. Lumintu hotel on the left side. Almost 700 m from the Borobudur gate the tourists will find a cross road.  Take the right way of the cross road (the way to Ngaran II village).

After turn right and 700 m from there we will find the other cross road. Go straight on from the cross road. After 2,3 km from the cross road the tourist will find the signpost to the Punthuk Setumbu parking area. Take the right way.

and then go to the Menoreh hills. After that, you will find the junction and the signpost said “Borobudur Nirvana Sunrise”. Turn right and follow the directions until find the parking area of Punthuk Setumbu.


Some activities that can be done at Punthuk Setumbu

1. Seeing sunrise
“Punthuk Setumbu Norvana Sunrise”, that is the tagline for this hill. Punthuk Setumbu really amazing and make the tourist amazed. We can see a thousand lamp like a sea of lamp. When the morning come, the lamps step by step, one by one the light off. The sky will change from dark, red, yellow like a gold and at the end to be clearly blue. The sun will appear slowly from back of the mountain.

2. Hunting the beautiful scenery.
It is very suitable for the tourists to capture the beautiful moment. One of the interesting spot is capturing the Borobudur tempe in the early morning. On June – August we can capture the sun rises from the back of Merapi or Merbabu mountain. Sometimes, the sun rises between two mountains. If the fog comes and the weather is cloudy, you can still take pictures Borobudur or ocean mist shrouded the village. White fog that covered the trees and the village will create an interesting layer like a layer cake.


Interesting Tourist Resorts around Punthuk Setumbu hill

After visited Punthuk Setumbu, the tourist can visit the others interesting tourist resorts around Setumbu. They are :
  1. Borobudur Temple 
  2. Mendut Temple 
  3. Pawon Temple 
  4. Chicken Church 
  5. Purwosari Hill 
  6. Kipoh Tourist Village
Tips :
Below some suggestions for the tourists to get the best moment :
  1. The tourists must reach the main parking area at 4.00 a.m. 
  2. After pay the entrance ticket, the tourist must be ready to climb the neat, clear and orderly path. The time to climb is almost 15 minutes. 
  3. Don’t forget to bring torch although each 50 meters there is a lamp. 
  4. We suggest to wear shoes or comfort sandals and not slippery when tread the wet path. 
  5. The tourists that do not strong enough to againt the cold, it is better for you to wear the jacket. The cold because of the wind and the temperature at Setumbu is cold. 
  6. At 4.15 a.m. we have already at the top of Punthuk Setumbu. 
  7. 5 o’clock a.m. the sun shine start to brighten and the shadow of Borobudur temple can we see very beautiful.



>>Ticket<<
Domestic : IDR 15.000
Foreign    : IDR 25.000

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