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6 Best Spots to Watch Sunrise in Magelang

by Ivonne Puspakencana
sunrise in semarang

Watching sunrise is always magical and interesting. It needs a bit effort to wake up early. Moreover, it also takes more effort to reach the best spot for watching sunrise. One of the best places for watching sunrise is in Mount Merapi, read more about Merapi sunrise trekking.

Magelang is one of the city in Yogyakarta that has many best spots to watch sunrise. Magelang is famous for having Borobudur Temple, but it has more spots to watch sunrise.

Watching sunrise in Magelang will give you different sensation as the panoramic view is amazing. In some spots, you can even enjoy the sunrise with the view of the exotic temples as well.

One of which is Borobudur Temple, make sure you learn more about Borobudur Temple in Yogyakarta. Let’s get directly to the 6 best spots to watch sunrise in Magelang.

  • Gunung Telomoyo
Mount Telomoyo

Gunung Telemoyo is located between the districts of Magelang and Semarang. It is around 20 km from Magelang city. It has the landing spot for parachuting with the amazing scenery. This mountain is located 1894 meters above the sea level. You can reach the top of the mountain by walking for around 1 to 2 hours. If you don’t like walking to the top,

you can ride on a motorcycle or drive a car and it will take only 15 to 30 minutes.

To enjoy the sunrise on top of Gunung Telemoyo, you should arrive at 3 o’clock in the morning. Then 30 minutes later, you can start the trip by using your vehicle or jeep to the top of the mountain. The air in the morning is really cold and make sure you wear thick jacket, socks and shoes as well to keep you warm.

When you reach the top, you will see the sky is turning orange and the sun starts to come out from its hiding place. You should capture this moment for sure! After the sunrise, the sky will turn blue.

The scenery is changing to the view of mountain rows, such as Mount Merbabu, Mount Sindoro, Mount Sumbing and Mount Andong.

While you’re enjoying the view of the sunrise, you can also enjoy your breakfast with coffee and snacks. That’s the best morning activity you will have for sure!

  • Punthuk Mongkrong
Punthuk Mongkrong
Punthuk Mongkrong

Punthuk Mongkrong is one of the most famous sunrise spots in Magelang. It is a must to visit this place if you wish to have the best sunrise view in the morning. Punthuk Mongkrong is located near Borobudur Temple, specifically in Dusun Kamal, Giri Tengah Village, Borobudur Regency. It will take around 5 minutes from Borobudur Temple.

Punthuk itself means “a mound of soil” in Javanese language.

  • Punthuk Kendhil
Punthuk Kendil
Punthuk Kendil

If you visit Borobudur Temple, make sure you visit Punthuk Kendhil. It is located in the same village with Punthuk Mongkrong, Punthuk Kendhil also serves you with an exotic sunrise panorama.

If you visit Borobudur Temple, make sure you visit Punthuk Kendhil. It is located in the same village with Punthuk Mongkrong, Punthuk Kendhil also serves you with an exotic sunrise panorama. If you wish to visit Borobudur Temple, make sure to know these etiquettes in Borobudur Temple.

Punthuk Kendhil was opened in 2015 and there are some huts that are built on top of the trees for the visitors to enjoy the view of the sunrise. If it is not foggy, you will be able to enjoy the view of Borobudur Temple too!

  • Punthuk Setumbu
The view of Borobudur Temple from Punthuk Setumbu

Enjoying sunrise in Punthuk Setumbu will give you the exotic and mysterious sensation. You can also enjoy the silhouette of Borobudur Temple too. This spot has become famous since it was used as the setting of AADC (Ada Apa Dengan Cinta) 2 movie.

Punthuk Setumbu is a hill located in the area of Menoreh hill which is around 1300 meters above the sea level. You will be surely amazed with the breathtaking view of the sunrise while you’re on top of it.

  • Mount Giyanti
Mount Giyanti

Most of the spots before are dominated by hills or punthuk. Now you have Mount Giyanti as the last spot to enjoy sunrise in Magelang. If you wish to hike a mountain, then this mountain will be a great place for you! Mount Giyanti is located at 1200 meters above the sea level and it is a great choice for beginners.

Mount Giyanti is located in Dusun Malanggaten, Balesari Village, Windusari District. If you wish to enjoy the sunrise with the background of Mount Merapi, Mount Sumbing and Mount Merbabu.

If you wish to have a peaceful place after experiencing hectic days, then you can visit this place. The fresh air and the amazing view will make you forget all those things!

Get to know more about Mount Merapi Disaster Tourism: Visit These 6 Sites to Witness the Explosions of Mount Merapi too if you plan to visit Mount Merapi.

  • Mount Andong
Mount Andong
Mount Andong, great campsite in Magelang

Another mountain that will serve you as a great spot for enjoying sunrise is Mount Andong Mount Andong is located between two villages namedly Ngablak and Tlogorjo. This mountain is also great for beginners as you just need to spend 2 hours to hike to the top. Along the way to the top, you will pass the pine forest.

The smell of the pine forest will fade all your stress away. Interestingly, this mountain has 4 tops that are lining up neatly. You can only build your tent on these 4 mountain tops as along the way there, there’s no space for building a tent.

Visiting Magelang is always an interesting thing to do. Make sure to do things to do in Magelang. All the things are completely elaborated!

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