Bantir Hills in Semarang Regency, Central Java Province
Ungaran Mountain has become a significant vacation destination for those living in and near to Semarang Regency. Not only it offers an interesting legend, but the mountain also holds tons of natural attractions. Here is the example. The name is Bantir Hills and it is located in Sumowono Sub-District. To be exact, the location is in Losari Village. Tourists are interested in visiting the site to enjoy sightseeing and relaxation, actually. After all, it resides at the foot of the mountain and located near to beautiful waterfalls. Thus, visitors can reach those falls easily from Bantir as well.
In terms of nuance, Bantir Hills offer lush and pristine panoramas in Indonesia. What tourists can see are local farms and shady trees! Plus, the air feels so refreshing (especially in the morning). For the information, the site resides on the top of the hill. That means tourists need to undergo a short trekking to get there. During trekking, they may pass through Bantir Military Barrack too! Once they see the big name sign of the site, they are close to the location (which is about 200 meters apart). Also, it costs some money to pay the ticket.
Exploring Bantir Hills
A trip to Bantir Hills definitely gives both fun and satisfaction to tourists. During the trip, visitors may see various panoramas especially pine trees. Have no worries. Some rest areas are available, so everyone can rest for a while before continuing the trip. Not to mention several viewing posts reside in that area. That means tourists can take their time in order to enjoy sightseeing, before heading to Bantir. Still, the panorama is not as great as that of the top of the hill (the location where they are heading to).
Once arriving at the gate of Bantir Hills, tourists can prepare before trekking to the top of the hill. Located near the gate, there is an open field on where everyone can relax and build a tent for camping! Even some people take advantage of that site to install a hammock and resting before trekking. Thus, visitors can decide either to spend the vacation in that spot or go further ahead and heading to the top of the hill. It is a person’s call.
While heading to the topmost of Bantir Hills, tourists may see lush and fertile local farms on the horizon. Plus, various types of vegetables and flowers are seen clearly there. The most noticeable one is the roses, actually. Another attractive feature that tourists may find is the Love Monument. Usually, trekkers take advantage of it as a background of photography. So, don’t miss such chance later.
- Klenting Kuning Waterfall
- Curug 7 Bidadari
- Gedong Songo Temple
- Celosia Flower Garden
How to Get There
A trip to Bantir Hills takes around 1 hour and 7 minutes if tourists come from Ahmad Yani International Airport. It is because the distance is 38.1 km. Have no worries. The trip becomes faster if they take only Sumowono – Boja Street. After arriving at Sumowono Sub-District, the last thing to do is to get to Losari Village immediately. One thing, it also takes a short trekking to reach the top of the hill.
Where to Stay
- Green Valley Hotel
- Elroy Villa