Bukit Cinta in Semarang Regency, Central Java Province
Located near to Rawa Pening Lake, Bukit Cinta becomes a perfect addition to a vacation. For the information, the location is in Kebondowo Village and it belongs to Banyubiru Sub-District. Also, it belongs to Ambarawa City. In terms of name, “Bukit” means hill while “Cinta” means love. No one knows why the locals gave such name to the site, though. What tourists know is that they can enjoy a stunning panorama once they arrive at the top of the hill. Thus, the site is suitable for trekking, photography, sightseeing, and relaxation.
In terms of nuance, Bukit Cinta offers a serene and refreshing atmosphere. No wonder, it resides in a highland surrounded by lush tall trees. As for the panorama, the site offers a perfect sunrise in the morning. This explains why most visitors come at the time in order to watch such astonishing natural phenomenon. Another fabulous scenery is the grandiose Pendek and Ungaran Mountain seen from afar. What is more? In some parts of the hill, tourists may find several ornaments and status which look like a dragon! They can even enter the dragon’s head, as it functions similar to a cave.
Exploring Bukit Cinta
Exploration or trekking becomes the prime reason to visit Bukit Cinta. It is because the site features a challenging landscape, so visitors can enjoy a natural adventure with their friends. The most favorite spot is where the dragon’s head statue resides. Tourists can even enter the head as if it is a cave! According to the locals, the statue is the representation of the guardian of the hill. It is said there was a dragon that protects and surrounds the hill gracefully. Another story says that the dragon is waiting for his son faithfully in that area. However, he was killed and failed to meet the son.
Aside from exploration and learning the legend of the dragon, visitors can do other fun activities including sports. It is as simple as walking or jogging in the morning. What tourists need to do is to get around the hill and enjoy such activity to their heart’s content. For those who want a more casual activity, though, they can simply hang out in the available park surrounded by shady pine trees. The presence of those trees makes the site comfortable and shady, for sure.
What is more? The next allure in Bukit Cinta is definitely the strategic location. It is because the hill is located near to the famous Rawa Pening Lake and Ikan Museum. That means tourists can visit those interesting places before or after exploring Cinta Hill!
- Rawa Pening Lake
- Ikan Museum
- Punjak Kelir
- Bejalen Village
- Tebing Naga Waterfall
How to Get There
From Ahmad Yani International Airport, a trip to Bukit Cinta may take around 1 hour and 6 minutes. It is because the distance is 53.3 km. If tourists take Semarang – Solo Highway, they can get there faster, though. Their first destination is Banyubiru Sub-District. Next, they can simply head to Kebondowo Village and start trekking to the top of the hill.
Where to Stay
- Paradijs Van Java Hotel
- Banaran 9 Resort
- Baru Hotel
- Griya Wijaya Hotel
- Oase Van Java