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10 Mandatory Things to Do in Kebumen

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Kebumen is a regency located in Central Java. Since it can only be reached by land route, the easiest and cheapest way to go to Kebumen is by bus or train. Kebumen has a complete landscape, from the beach to the mountains. Therefore there are many interesting places to visit. Let’s find out the mandatory things to do in Kebumen Central Java Indonesia.

1. Visiting Logending Beach

Logending Beach is situated in the southern part of Java Island so it faces directly to the Indian Ocean. The beach has beautiful natural scenery with a vast expanse of sand.

Logending Beach has a 554 meter long bridge that will allow visitors to walk along the beach and enjoy the stunning panorama. Dozens of fishing boats lined up neatly on the beach and can be hired by visitors to surround the Logending Beach.

How to Get There

Logending Beach is located in Ayah Village, Ayah, Kebumen Regency. The admission is Rp 4,000 for adults and Rp 2,000 for children. Logending Beach is just one example of beautiful beaches in Indonesia.

2. Visiting Suwuk Beach

Suwuk Beach became one of the favorite places for family vacations. The beach has blackish-brown sand and long coastline.

The waves at Suwuk Beach are great, typical of the south coast waves. A fresh sea breeze will make you happy to linger here.

How to Get There

Suwuk Beach is located in Tambakmulyo Village, Puring, Kebumen Regency. The admission is Rp 3,500 for adults and Rp 2,500 for children.

3. Visiting Menganti Beach

Menganti Beach has a stretch of white sand combined with blue sea water and surrounded by fascinating green hills. From the top of the hill you can admire the beauty of Menganti Beach and the Indian Ocean that stretches as far as the eye can see.

On the eastern side of Menganti Beach there is a 20-meter lighthouse which is a Dutch heritage. You can also see the lives of the local fishermen, who are looking for a livelihood from the mercy of the sea.

How to Get There

Menganti Beach is located in Karangduwur Village, Ayah, Kebumen Regency. The admission is Rp 10,000.

4. Visiting Silancur Waterfall

Silancur Waterfall is a rising tourist attraction. The waterfall, as high as 25 meters and located at an altitude of 220 meters above sea level, has an unspoiled beauty.

Along the way to the waterfall spot you will be entertained with green trees, clear rivers and cool air. Make sure you are in good shape because you will walk as far as 400 meters from the parking lot to enjoy the beauty of Silancur Waterfall.

How to Get There

Silancur Waterfall is located in Wadasmalang Village, Karangsambung, Kebumen Regency. It’s free entry. You only need to pay parking fee. Anyway you also need to explore another spectacular waterfalls in Indonesia.

5. Visiting Sindaro Waterfall

Sindaro Waterfall is situated not far from Silancur Waterfall, about 1 km. Sindaro Waterfall also has an unspoiled beauty, typical of rural nature.

Sindaro waterfall has two levels and is surrounded by green trees and solitude. There is only the sound of waterfalls that will make you feel the serenity.

How to Get There

Sindaro Waterfall is located in Wadasmalang Village, Karangsambung, Kebumen Regency. It’s free entry. You only need to pay parking fee.

6. Visiting Fort Van der Wijck

Fort Van Der Wijck is a Dutch heritage fort built in 1818. This octagonal fort is about 10 meters high and consists of 16 barracks.

Not only enjoy the splendor of colonial architecture, you can also play on the rides that complement the Fort Van der Wijck such as swimming pool, mini train, waterpark, boom boom car and fish therapy pool. Fort Van der Wijck is a historical attraction that should not be missed.

How to Get There

Fort Van der Wijck is located in Sapta Marga Street, Sidayu, Gombong, Kebumen Regency. The entrance ticket is Rp 5,000 and bundling ticket is Rp 25,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm. If you are a historian, you must go to Makassar. Exploring Fort Rotterdam is one of things to do in Makassar.

7. Visiting Jatijajar Cave

Jatijajar Cave has a depth of about 250 meters and offers the beauty of stalactites and stalagmites formed from raindrops for hundreds of years. In addition there is also a diorama that tells the legend of Lutung Kasarung.

Inside the Jatijajar Cave there are seven rivers but only four rivers can be reached by visitors. It is said that the water from these rivers can keep ageless. For cave lovers, you must come to Tuban East Java too. The cave tour is one of things to do in Tuban.

How to Get There

Jatijajar Cave is located in Jatijajar Village, Ayah, Kebumen Regency. The admission is Rp 7,000. Opening hours is 9 am – 5 pm.

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8. Visiting Pentulu Hill

Pentulu Hill is the most instagenic spot in Kebumen that should not be missed. The hill is the perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset.

Pentulu Hill is decorated with the green of pine trees and the typical cool mountain air. From here you can see a stretch of green hills that offer an atmosphere of peace.

How to Get There

Pentulu Hill is located in Hepii Village, Karangsambung, Kebumen Regency. The admission is Rp 5,000. Another perfect place to see the sunrise is Punthuk Setumbu and selfie there is one of things to do in Magelang.

9. Visiting Jembangan Nature Tourism

Jembangan Nature Tourism offers beautiful lake scenery surrounded by green forest. To get around the lake and feel its fresh atmosphere you can rent a boat that costs Rp 15,000.

Jembangan Nature Tourism is also equipped with fishing pond, children playground, outbound zone and mini zoo. There is also a restaurant with a natural ambiance that serves a variety of delicious cuisine.

How to Get There

Jembangan Nature Tourism is located in Jembangan Village, Poncowarno, Kebumen Regency. The admission is Rp 4,000. Please note that to play on the rides you will be charged again. Opening hours is 8 am – 10 pm.

10. Visiting Alian Butterfly Park

Alian Butterfly Park is an educational place that is also a breeding ground for butterflies. In this place that resembles the castle there are parks, artificial waterfalls and a variety of beautiful plants that make the butterflies feel at home.

At Alian Butterfly Park you can see various butterflies being preserved, growing cocoons, and hundreds of flying butterflies. In addition you can also watch a documentary film that can add insight into the world of butterflies.

How to Get There

Alian Butterfly Park is located in Krakal Village, Alian, Kebumen Regency. The admission is Rp 20,000. Opening hours is 9 am – 4 pm. Every Friday is closed.

Alright guys, now you have the list of mandatory things to do in Kebumen Indonesia. Set aside time and money. Let’s visit Kebumen Central Java Indonesia.

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