Embung Nglanggeran – The Beauty of Artificial Lake on Gunung Kidul Hill

Embung Nglanggeran – The Beauty of Artificial Lake on Gunung Kidul Hill
Embung is a word that used by the Javanese to stated the artificial lake. Embung Nglanggeran is an artificial lake that main function is to irrigate the orchard around Nglanggeran ancient volcano. Beside as source irrigate, Embung Nglanggeran also be function as tourist resort.

Embung Nglanggeran has width 5000 m2 and surrounded by orchard. The fruits that grow such as longan, durian, and rambutans. On the dry season, the water on embung usually used by the farmers to irrigare the field on the foot hill.

The History of Embung Nglanggeran

Formely, Nglanggeran is a hill, but because of the participation of the government and the people around the hill they change the hill to be embung that located on the top of hill.

Embung Nglanggeran at the first time has name Gunung Gandu hill. It was accidentally dredged to be a lake or artificial lake to gather the rain so the water can be used to irrigate the orchard around the hill.

Embung Nglanggeran is one of the new tourist object at Gunung Kidul. It is almost three years. Embung Nglanggeran was inaugurated by the King of Yogyakarta – Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX on February 19th, 2013.


The Best Time to Visit Embung Nglanggeran 

Afternoon is the best time to visit this place. The reason is the place of Embung on the top of hill so the tourist can enjoy the twilight  on the edge of embung without obstacle of trees or hill. The golden afternoon sunshine will dash the surface of embung. The sun will down slowly will make drifting the sunshine of the water. It make the beautiful reflection.

Beside on the afternoon, the other best time to visit embung is in the orning. The tourist can enjoy the amazing scenery. Although there is no sun rises, but the misty scenery on embung  with the green background and foggy make the epic situation and it is very interesting to immortalized in picture.


The Location of Embung Nglanggeran

Embung Nglanggeran is located at Nglanggeran Wetan, Nglanggeran, Patuk, Gunung Kidul. From base camp of ancient volcano of Nglanggeran, the embung is almost 2 km. Because of there is no public transportation that serves the route to Embung Nglanggeran so #masifan.com suggested to go there by private transportation for the tourists who want to go Embung Nglanggeran.


Route

There are some routes to reach Embung Nglanggeran. They are :

1. The route to Embung Nglanggeran from Yogyakarta :  
Jogjakarta –Wonosari  way –Piyungan – Patuk hill /Hargodumilah or “Bukit Bintang” – cross road of  Patuk turn left –Ngoro-Oro  village – the junction after UPT Puskesmas Patuk II turn right – Pendopo  of Kalisong go ahead – the junction after SDN Nglanggeran turn left – look at the guidance board to Nglanggeran orchard –Nglanggeran orchard

2. The route to Embung Nglanggeran from  Solo : 
Solo –Solo way – Prambanan –Piyungan –Patukhill /Hargodumilah or Bukit Bintang” – cross road of  Patuk turn left –Ngoro-Oro  village – the junction after UPT Puskesmas Patuk II turn right – Pendopo  of Kalisong go ahead – the junction after SDN Nglanggeran turn left – look at the guidance board to Nglanggeran orchard –Nglanggeran orchard

3. Route from Wonosari (east ) to Embung Nglanggeran 
Wonosari –Siyono traffic rounabout –Wonosari boundary monument– the airport Indonesian Air Force  Gading – Rest Area Bunder –Sambi Pitu juction rotate to the right – almost 50 KM there is a junction,turn left,  enter  Widoro Wetan village –Nglanggeran Wetan hall – the junction turn right  – Nglanggeran orchard.


Ticket Entrance

Below the entrance ticket to Embung Nglanggeran Gunung Kidul Domestic tourist:

-    Ancient volcano of Nglanggeran  
Daylight     : 15.000 rupiahs each persons
Evening    : 20.000 rupiahs each persons 

-    Embung Nglanggeran  
Daylight     :  10.000 rupiahs each persons
Evening    :  15.000 rupiahs each persons

Foreign Tourists 
-    Ancient volcano of Nglanggeran
Daylight/ Evening     : 30.000 rupiahs each persons

-    Embung Nglanggeran
Daylight/Evening     :  30.000 rupiahs each persons