Bejalen Village in Semarang Regency, Central Java Province
Here is the fact. Semarang Regency has several places which have the same name “Kampung Pelangi” (the rainbow village). One of them is located in Ambarawa Sub-District, which is Bejalen Village. As tourists may expect, the village offers a colorful nuance and some good spots to conduct photography. Moreover, the site is suitable for those who want to feel the traditional ambiance and enjoy relaxation. Somehow, the village helps everyone to relieve stresses that they have accumulated from daily routines! Well, it is true the village is located in a little bit secluded location but it has a nice accessibility. Everyone is able to reach it from the main road of Ambarawa City.
Once arriving at Bejalen Village, tourists may see colorful houses and walls right away. According to villagers, the purpose was to make their place more attractive and more comfortable. In terms of landscape, the village is located between the lush forest and a river. Thus, tourists have many places to explore when visiting the settlement later. Here is the tip. The best time to explore the site is in the morning when many locals conduct their activity. These include farming, washing clothes at the nearby river, and taking care of buffalos.
Exploring Bejalen Village
For most people, exploring Bejalen Village would be a new experience. Plus, many fun things can be done on the site! For example, it is as simple as riding a bicycle and get around the settlement in the afternoon. As an alternative, it can be done in the morning when many villagers are seen. The smile of these people somewhat looks peaceful and gives a soothing feeling to tourists. Moreover, visitors have the chance to approach villagers and gather some information about the village directly.
As for the accommodation, Bejalen Village has several resting areas for sure. However, the most famous one is called Rini Homestay. The fact is the owner also lives there, so the guests can befriend her easily. After spending the night at the homestay, tourists should wake up early in the morning for the sunrise! The best spot to witness such stunning natural phenomenon is in the east part of the village, actually. If they are lucky enough, they are able to see Merbabu, Andong, and Telomoyo clearly from the site (as long as there is no fog).
What is more? Culinary also become the reasons why many people visit Bejalen Village. The prime dish is made mainly of tilapia fish. The locals catch those fish from the nearby Rawa Pening Lake and cook it with local spices! No wonder, it tastes wonderful and becomes another allure in Bejalen. After eating, the next recommended thing to do is none other than fishing. Tourists can simply join the locals and catch some fishes at the lake. It is going to be fun!
- Willem I Fort
- Puncak Kelir
- Rawa Pening Lake
- Floating Tourism
How to Get There
A trip to Bejalen Village may take about 56 minutes if tourists come from Ahmad Yani International Airport. After all, the distance is 47.1 km. Once they arrive at Ambarawa Sub-District, they can ask for direction from nearby people. Have no worries. They are friendly enough to provide the information freely. As for the best route, it is recommended to take Semarang – Solo Highway.
Where to Stay
- Griya Katarina
- Baru Hotel
- Paradijs Van Java