Brojo Mountain in Wonogiri Regency, Central Java Province
Wonogiri in Indonesia has many great places to enjoy photography, sightseeing, and exploration. Here is an example. The name is Brojo Mountain and it is located in Purwantoro Sub-District. The exact location is in Joho Village, actually. The mountain indeed offers great panoramas with an exotic mountainous view. This explains why many people keep coming to the location to get closer to nature and enjoy several fun activities like trekking and photography. The good thing is tourists only need to take about 20 minutes to reach the viewing post from the local settlement. The trekking is considered easy, too.
When it comes to nuance, Brojo Mountain combines serenity and beauty. It looks exotic from afar and it looks even more stunning once tourists reach the top of it. As mentioned before, the viewing post is located near to the local village so everyone doesn’t need to spend much time and stamina to reach the top of the mountain. During trekking, the songs of birds and various plants may accompany them too. From the viewing post, tourists can see nearby regions like Slogohimo, Bulukerto, and Purwantoro. Even the foot of Lawu Mountain can be seen clearly from up there!
Exploring Brojo Mountain
The first thing that makes Brojo Mountain popular is due to the sacredness. According to the locals, the mountain often becomes the place to perform hermitage and pilgrimage. This explains why tourists may meet some locals doing a ritual in that area. What is more? The next reason why the mountain gets lots of visitors is none other than the beauty. During trekking, tourists can enjoy the wonderful views. It even gets better once they reach the top of the mountain!
At the top of Brojo Mountain, tourists may see spending panoramas, especially during a good weather. It is because the site has a thick fog that may block those stunning views, especially in the morning. Therefore, tourists should avoid visiting the mountain at the time. Aside from enjoying the panoramas, people come to Brojo Mountain to conduct trekking and exploration. Thanks to the songs of the birds and lush forest. The trekking becomes less burdensome to do!
What is more? Visitors can also learn the history of Brojo Mountain during the visit. It is said the mountain derives from Lawu Mountain! No wonder, Lawu has only a plain landscape. According to the legend, the top of Lawu Mountain was kicked by Hanoman in order to bury Rahwana during the war. Well, tourists can learn further information regarding the legend from the locals later.
- Cumbri Hill
- Claket Waterfall
- Ngendak Waterfall
- Donoloyo Nature Preserve
How to Get There
A trip to Wonogiri Regency takes about 3 hours and 25 minutes from Semarang City, as the distance is 169 km. For the faster trip, tourists need to take Semarang – Solo Highway. Once they arrive at Wonogiri, they only need to reach Joho Village at Purwantoro Sub-District. The distance is 35.9 km, so the trip may take around 1 hour and 2 minutes. It is recommended to take Wonogiri – Purwantoro Street for a faster trip, though. At Joho Village, later, they can prepare for trekking to the top of Brojo Mountain.
Where to Stay
- Merista Raya Hotel
- Arjuna Hotel
- Dhila Hotel
- Alami Hotel