Pertapaan Eyang Pandu Pewayangan in Jepara Regency, Central Java Province
A trip to Jepara Regency has become a regular activity for some people. It is because the region offers various types of tourist attractions and cultures. When it comes to religious tourism of Indonesia, Pertapaan Eyang Pandu Pewayangan becomes a nice choice. This old hermitage is located near to Mount Muria, so tourists need to conduct a short trekking in order to reach the location. To be exact, tourists must head to Tempur Village at Keling Sub-District. The site is also located near to a famous natural spring called Bunton, too. So, what can tourists do on the site? It can be either sightseeing or learning the history related to it.
The hermitage site resides on a hill, so it offers a stunning panorama. Once arriving at the site, tourists may see a small modest hut and a pile of stones in that area. It is also surrounded by bushes with a hill in the background. Due to the absence of keepers, tourists can freely sit on and explore Eyang Pandu Pewayangan Hermitage (as long as they do not harm the environment or litter in that area). As mentioned earlier, there is a spring nearby. It is recommended to visit the spring later!
Exploring Eyang Pandu Pewayangan Hermitage
Tourists are interested in visiting Eyang Pandu Pewayangan Hermitage due to the history and uniqueness. They want to see the site directly, after all. As for the locals, some of them take advantage of that hermitage site for pilgrimage and praying, though. It is because they consider it sacred is able to give them much blessing. Despite the fact, not all people believe in such a thing. Instead, they only want to enjoy the scenery and relax in that area.
The fact is the hermitage site is located on a hill (on the slope of Mount Muria). That means everyone needs to conduct trekking in order to reach the location. Moreover, the trekking route is a little bit difficult and winding. Perhaps beginners are going to have a troublesome time when reaching the location later. Have no worries. They can hire a porter or guide who knows the best route to take. This service also helps them to get to the site efficiently.
The location is near to Buntun Natural Spring. Once tourists arrive at Bunton post, they can rest for a while before heading to the site. It gives them an opportunity to appreciate the panoramas, actually. So, do not forget to take photos while on the site. Once arriving at Eyang Pandu Pewayangan Hermitage, they are allowed to explore it and even sit on the hermitage site directly. Taking photos is also allowed.
- Mount Muria
- Songolikur Peak
- Mpetung Waterfall
- Selam Semliro
How to Get There
The first destination is Jepara Regency. If tourists come from Semarang City, they may spend around 2 hours and 5 minutes to reach the location. The distance is 78.1 km, after all. Next, they should head to Tempur Village at Keling Sub-District. This trip may take around 1 hour and 33 minutes, as the distance is 49.2 km. As for the best route, it is Raya Jepara – Kudus Sub-District. From Tempur Village, the last thing to do is to go trekking to the location.
Where to Stay
- Kelet Hotel
- Tayu Asri Hotel