Places to Visit in Magelang, Indonesia, Asia

Places to Visit in Magelang, Indonesia, Asia

       Magelang is one of the major cities in central Java sited in the middle of Merbabu and Sumbing Mountains and Progo and Elo Rivers passes through this region. Magelang is divided into three districts namely Magelang Utara, Magelang Tengah, and Magelang Selatan.

Magelang was founded in the year 907 and was named as Mantyasih later in 18th century British colonized Magelang and developed the city. Majority of populace in Magelang are Muslims and other minority groups comprises of Christianity, Buddhism Hinduism, Confucianism and Javanese. Economy of Magelang depends on agriculture and various small scale industries.

Magelang is surrounded by Mungkid, Boyolali, Salatiga, Ambarawa, Temangguug, Wonosobo, Klaten, Yogyakarta, Surakarta, and Kebumen. Zip code of Magelang is and coordinates are 7.4667° S, 110.2167° E.


Tourism in Magelang:

Magelang is located in centre of the two mountains Merbabu and Sumbing and there are two major rivers flow through this region Progo and Elo Rivers and there are various other small rivers surrounded the regency. Magelang has numerous tourist destinations like temples, museums, parks, volcano, and various other destinations and mountains of this region provides the charming view of the regency.


Culture and Food in Magelang:

Populace of Magelang follow various religious and culture like Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Javanese and Muslim, all these communities live in harmony in this regency. One of the famous dish of this region is Getuk (getuk trio) made up of cassava, color, and sugar, one of the delicious food of this regency.


Places to visit in Magelang:

Borobudur Temple:

This is the Buddhist temple and most unique and impressive Buddhist place of worship in the world and was constructed between the 8th and 9th century crowded throughout the year.


Candi Pawon:

This temple is located few kms from centre of the regency and this temple is devoted to Buddha and followers of Buddhism visit this temple throughout the year.


Museum Karmawibangga:

This is one of the most inspiring oldest museums but this museum is well maintained and it showcases the various historical monuments and writings.


Suroloyo Peak:

This peak is not popular among the tourists but this peak has charming landscapes and scenery and top of the mount one can view spectacular view of surroundings.


Things to do in Magelang:

  • Taman Kyai Langgeng
  • Jalan Pemuda
  • Alun-alun
  • Kyai Langgeng Park


Best time to visit Magelang:

Magelang is surrounded by mountains and rivers and climate is pleasant throughout the year but best time to visit Magelang is between the months of May to October.


How to Reach Magelang?

By Air:

Magelang does not have airport but it is surrounded by three international airports named as Yogyakarta’s Adisutjipto International Airport, Surakarta’s Adisumarmo International Airport and Semarang’s Achmad Yani International Airport, all the airports are located at the distance of 50 to 80 kms radius and connects to various provinces in Indonesia and neighboring countries.


By Road:

Magelang is one of the developing cities in central Java but there is no train facility to this region but roads are well developed in this regency and various buses, taxis, car and motorcycle are available in the city.


By Sea:

Magelang is located at the distance of 84 kms from Semarang Port and this port receives the ferry from various parts of Indonesia.


Hotels in Magelang:

Magelang is located in the central java and hotels in Magelang will suit to all the pockets of tourist and prices of hotels in Magelang may cost from $ 10 to 400 $ and above per night and hotels in Magelang provides all the major facilities to customers visit this region. Some of the major hotels in Magelang are listed below:


  • The Merapi Hill Villa
  • The Kharma Villas Yogyakarta
  • Villa Borobudur
  • Omkara Mountain Retreat
  • Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa
  • The Edelweiss Hotel Yogyakarta
  • Gowongan Inn
  • Puri Karunia Guest House
  • Taman Yuwono Heritage Homestay
  • Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta
  • Hotel Jentra Dagen
  • Aqeela Guest House

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