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10 Best Things to Do in Ungaran (Stunning Mountain Nature)

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Ungaran is a popular destination for Semarang residents who want to take a vacation. The cool air, beautiful mountain nature and complete facilities make this town never deserted by visitors. Let’s find out the best things to do in Ungaran Central Java Indonesia.

1. Soaking at Umbul Sidomukti

Umbul Sidomukti, which is located on the slopes of Mount Ungaran, is a tourist area that must be visited by anyone who comes to Ungaran. The prima donna in this place is an outdoor pool that has amazing views.

In addition to soaking in the pool, visitors can also try various rides such as flying fox, marina bridge, ATV or horse riding. Umbul Sidomukti has also been equipped with various facilities such as lodging, restaurant, coffee shop and camping ground.

How to Get There

Umbul Sidomukti is located in Sidomukti Village, Bandungan, Semarang Regency. The admission is Rp 5,000 on weekdays and Rp 10,000 on weekend. Opening hours is 8 am – 9 pm.

2. Visiting Curug Lawe Waterfall

Curug Lawe Waterfall, which is located on the slopes of Mount Ungaran, has an unspoiled beauty. The cliffs that surround the waterfall are in the shape of a basin so that the waterfall looks like a white thread.

To get to the waterfall location, you have to walk about 1 hour from the parking lot. Along the way you will be treated to the cool mountain air and the beauty of well preserved forest.

How to Get There

Curug Lawe Waterfall is located in Kalisidi Village, West Ungaran, Semarang Regency. The admission is Rp 5,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 3 pm. There are many waterfalls scattered in Central Java. Visiting waterfall is also one of things to do in Kebumen.

3. Visiting Curug Benowo Waterfall

Curug Benowo Waterfall is located not far from Curug Lawe Waterfall. The waterfall has a height of approximately 70 meters, higher than Curug Lawe Waterfall.

The path to Curug Benowo has a more steep terrain. But along the way visitors can enjoy the beauty of natural forest, crystal clear river and fresh air.

How to Get There

Curug Benowo Waterfall is located in Kalisidi Village, West Ungaran, Semarang Regency. The admission has become one with entrance ticket to Curug Lawe Waterfall. So you do not need to pay anymore.

4. Swimming at Bukit Lerep Indah

Bukit Lerep Indah has swimming pools whose water comes from Mount Ungaran. Therefore, the water in the pool is fresh and natural so it attracts many visitors.

Bukit Lerep Indah has three main pools with varying depths. In addition there are also facilities such as food stalls, inns, halls and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

Bukit Lerep Indah is located in Lerep Village, West Ungaran, Semarang Regency. The admission is Rp 7,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm. Anyway if you have time, you should try soaking at Ubalan Baths which has water directly from Mount Welirang. Certainly that is one of things to do in Mojokerto.

5. Having Fun at the Fountain Waterpark

The Fountain Waterpark has a variety of water rides with beautiful scenery and a cool atmosphere as it is located on the slopes of Mount Ungaran. The Fountain Waterpark has four separate pools with varying depths.

In addition The Fountain Park also provides a gazebo-shaped restaurant on the side of the pool. The restaurant serves a variety of menus such as fried rice, fried chicken, fried snapper, meatballs and grilled ribs.

How to Get There

The Fountain Waterpark is located at Bima Sakti Raya Street, Mapagan, West Ungaran, Semarang Regency. The admission is Rp 15,000 on weekdays and Rp 25,000 on weekend. Opening hours is 6 am – 5 pm.

6. Visiting Watu Gunung

Watu Gunung is a resort that presents the typical atmosphere of the Mount Ungaran with fresh and cool air. Watu Gunung has an open restaurant and pools with water sourced from Mount Ungaran.

In addition there is also an artificial lake surrounded by gazebos. Beautiful environment and a peaceful ambiance make visitors happy to linger here.

How to Get There

Watu Gunung is located in Lerep Village, West Ungaran, Semarang Regency. The admission is Rp 20,000 on weekdays and Rp 25.000 on weekend. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm.

7. Visiting Gedong Songo Temple

Gedong Songo Temple was built following the contour of Mount Ungaran. This concept shows the belief held by society at that time that the higher a place the more holy.

Gedong Songo Temple has a characteristic of Central Java architecture, such as roof terraces, located in the middle of the yard and has a main room in the middle of the building. From this place you can see the green pine forests, the mountains that stand firm, Lake Rawa Pening and the beauty of Ungaran town.

How to Get There

Gedong Songo Temple is located in Candi Temple, Bandungan, Semarang Regency. The admission is Rp 6,000 on weekdays and Rp 7,500 on weekend. Opening hours is 6 am – 5 pm. Exploring temple is also one of things to do in Magelang.

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8. Visiting Kampoeng Kopi Banaran

Kampoeng Kopi Banaran offers the experience of enjoying various kinds of Banaran coffee. Not only drink in the coffee shop, visitors can also explore the coffee plantation and see the activities of workers taking care of coffee plants or harvesting coffee.

Kampoeng Kopi Banaran also features various facilities such as children playing ground, out bound rides, swimming pool, flying fox and meeting room. For souvenirs visitors can buy a variety of foods and drinks made by Kampoeng Kopi Banaran.

How to Get There

Kampoeng Kopi Banaran is located in Semarang-Bawen Road, Semarang Regency. It’s about 18 km from Ungaran. Opening hours is 7 am – 9 pm. If by chance you also like chocolate, come to the Chocolate Village in Blitar. Don’t worry, there are lots of things to do in Blitar.

9. Visiting Watu Simbar Durian Garden

Watu Simbar Durian Garden is a place not to be missed for durian lovers. In this place there are about 50 kinds of local durian planted such as durian petruk, durian bawang, durian bejo and durian doyong.

If it is harvest season, visitors can eat durian as much as possible. In addition to durian, Watu Simbar Durian Garden also plants dragon fruit, pineapple, spinach, kale and a variety of medicinal plants.

How to Get There

Watu Simbar Durian Garden is located at Koesbiono Tjondro Wibowo Street, Gunung Pakis, Pakintelan, Semarang Regency. It’s about 7 km from Ungaran. The admission is Rp 5,000 on weekdays and Rp 7,500 on weekend. Opening hours is 9 am – 4 pm.

10. Visiting Taman Djamoe Indonesia

Taman Djamoe Indonesia was built by Charles Saerang, the third generation of Nyonya Meneer, as a form of concern for traditional medicinal plants and preserving the richness of Indonesian culture. Here visitors can see and learn various plants used as herbal medicine.

Taman Djamoe Indonesia also featured the story of Nyonya Meneer to be a herbalist entrepreneur. In addition there are also restaurant, spa and shop selling medicinal plant seeds.

How to Get There

Taman Djamoe Indonesia is located at Semarang-Bawen Road, Semarang Regency. It’s about 7 km from Ungaran. The admission is Rp 10,000 for adults and p 4,500 for children. Opening hours is 9 am – 4 pm.

Ok friends, those are best things to do in Ungaran. There is no better time than now. Let’s visit Ungaran Central Java Indonesia..!

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