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16 Best Villages above the Clouds in Indonesia (Simply Astonishing)

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

A village above the cloud is a popular phrase to describe a beautiful place where you can see a vast expanse of cloud beneath your feet. Indonesia is a country that has mountainous areas. Therefore it is most likely to find a place that is often covered by white clouds at dawn. Let’s see the best villages above the clouds in Indonesia..!

1. Banyon Hill

Banyon Hill is East Java’s rising attraction. Here you can enjoy the atmosphere of the village above the clouds, the beauty of the sunrise, the charm of the sunset and the sparkling stars at night.

Surely you must force yourself to jump out of bed to enjoy the magical feel of the Banyon Hill. 5 am to 8 am is the best time to visit the Banyon Hill.

How to Get There
Banyon Hill is located in Widoro Village, Gandusari, Trenggalek Regency, East Java. It’s free entry.

2. Sikunir Hill

Sikunir Hill is probably the most famous hill in Central Java. From the Sikunir Hill you can see a marvelous row of volcanoes.

Sikunir Hill is at an altitude of 2,300 meters above sea level. Strengthen yourself and climb this hill at 4 am, then you will set your feet on the clouds.

How to Get There
Sikunir Hill is located in Sembungan Village, Kejajar, Wonosobo Regency, Central Java. The admission is Rp 5,000. Sikunir Hill is one of attractions in Dieng. In addition to visiting Sikunir Hill, there are still other things to do in Dieng.

3. Panguk Hill

Panguk Hill has recently become the most instagramable spot in Yogyakarta. Every day Panguk Hill is visited by young people who want to take pictures with a background of white clouds.

In addition to its stunning natural beauty, Panguk Hill is also equipped with a bridge for selfie. Visitors can also enjoy a cup of hot coffee while looking at the sea of clouds.

How to Get There
Panguk Hill is located in Mangunan Village, Dlingo, Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta. You only need to pay parking fee which is Rp 2,000 for motorbike and Rp 5,000 for car. Take the time to explore Bantul. You have lots of things to do in Bantul.

4. Mount Cikuray

Mount Cikuray is a favorite mountain for rookie climbers. Located not far from Jakarta, Mount Cikuray is often used as a training ground because the terrain is relatively not troublesome.

Mount Cikuray has a height of 2.821 meters above sea level. The climb usually takes about 7 hours. As dawn breaks, you will realize that you are setting foot in the land above the clouds.

How to Get There
Mount Cikuray is located in Dayeuhmanggung Village, Garut Regency, West Java. The admission is Rp 10,000 plus donation. Garut is obviously full of attractions. There are many things to do in Garut.

5. Lolai Plateau

Lolai Plateau is being intensively promoted by the tourism bureau as a Toraja’s newest attraction. The tourists are flocking to Lolai to enjoy the atmosphere of the village above the clouds.

6 am to 9 am is the best time to see and admire the expanse of white clouds. So the locals rent their homes for tourists to stay overnight as well as the yard for camping

How to Get There
Lolai Plateau is located in Mamullu Village, Kapala Pitu, North Toraja Regency, South Sulawesi. It’s free entry.

6. Mount Kendalisodo

Mount Kendalisodo has a height of 1,699 meters above sea level. This mountain is a popular spot for viewing a sea of clouds.

The climb to the top of Mount Kendalisodo only takes about 1 hour. The climbing path is clearly visible so it makes it easy for anyone to get to the top.

How to Get There
Mount Kendalisodo is located in Tlogohendro Village, Petungkriyono, Pekalongan Regency, Central Java. To climb Mount Kendalisodo, you need to register first at the base camp.

7. Mangunan Fruit Garden

Mangunan Fruit Garden is located only about 200 meters above sea level. Even so, as the day is dawning, visitors can look at clumps of cloud that resemble the white rugs.

The rainy season is the best time to visit Mangunan Fruit Garden. There is also a camping ground for visitors who want to spend the night.

How to Get There
Mangunan Fruit Garden is located in Mangunan Village, Dlingo, Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta. The admission is Rp 5,000. Opening hours is 4 am – 6 pm.

8. Puncak B29

Puncak B29 becomes an alternative for tourists who do not like the crowd in the famous Puncak Penanjakan of Bromo but still want to admire the beauty of the sunrise and sea of clouds. From here visitors can see Mount Batok, Mount Semeru and Mount Bromo in the distance.

Another advantage is visitors do not have to hike to reach Puncak B29. They can hire a motorcycle taxi to take them across the uphill path.

How to Get There
Puncak B 29 is located in Argosari Village, Senduro, Lumajang Regency, East Java. The admission is Rp 3,000.

9. Puncak P29

To this day Puncak P29 is still not as famous as Puncak B29. That’s why this place offers a quiet atmosphere away from the noise of tourists. From here visitors can see the beauty of the clouds covering Mount Bromo, Mount Batok, Mount Kursi, Mount Semeru and Mount Arjuna.

To support tourism in this area, the government has built a road to the location of Puncak P29. It is expected that more tourists will visit Puncak P29 to drive the tourism industry.

How to Get There
Puncak P29 is located in Ledokombo Village, Sumber, Probolinggo Regency, East Java. It’s free entry

10. Pamoyanan Hill

Pamoyanan Hill is a famous instagramable spot in West Java. At night visitors can see the sparkling lights of Subang city and at dawn visitors can feel the magical nuance of the village above the clouds.

Pamoyanan Hill provides facilities to ensure the comfort of the visitors. There are toilets, food stalls, camping ground and parking lot.

How to Get There
Pamoyanan Hill is located in Kawungluwuk Village, Tanjungsiang, Subang Regency, West Java. The admission is Rp 3,000 and parking fee for motorbike is Rp 5,000. Subang has now become a tourist destination. There are various things to do in Subang.

More villages above the clouds in Indonesia

11. Sembungan Village in Wonosobo Regency, Central Java
12. Mount Andong in Magelang Regency, Central Java
13. Keraton Cliff in Lembang, West Bandung Regency, West Java
14. Cukul Hill in Pangalengan, Bandung Regency, West Java
15. Wae Rebo Village in West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
16. Suroloyo Peak in Kulonprogo Regency, Yogyakarta

Inarguably nature has its own way to create breathtaking scenery. Take your time to visit one of the villages above the clouds in Indonesia. You will be amazed. It will be an unforgettable experience certainly.

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