Jangkang Hill in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta
Visiting highlands indeed gives a satisfaction to nature lovers and those who love outdoor activities. In this case, Kulon Progo Regency definitely becomes the heaven for them. As for the reference, there is Jangkang Hill located in Kokap Sub-District. The location is in Hargowilis Village and it becomes another best spot to witness Waduk Sermo from above. In terms of function, it is similar to Cendana Hill. Still, Jangkang is located nearer to the reservoir so the view is clearer as well. For the information, this tourist spot exists due to the locals’ effort in creating a new place for tourists to enjoy sightseeing and photography.
When it comes to nuance, Jangkang Hill resembles its siblings which are Kalibiru and Cendana Hill. That means tourists are able to feel the refreshing air and witness amazing scenery of Waduk Sermo as well as other beautiful landscapes. As for the facility, the site provides some viewing posts made of woods and bamboo. Have no worries. Those are quite safe, so tourists can climb and conduct sightseeing without worries. What about the crowd? Well, the site gets more visitors both in the morning and afternoon actually. It is because everyone doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to witness stunning sun views and feel the more refreshing atmosphere at those times.
Exploring Jangkang Hill
It is, without a question, most people come to Jangkang Hill in order to witness the stunning panorama of nature. That means they may conduct trekking to reach the viewing post and watch the scenery from up there. Aside from sightseeing, photography is also popular. This explains why most visitors carry a camera with them during the visit. As for the best object to capture, it is none other than Waduk Sermo. As an alternative, tourists can capture the stunning sunset in the afternoon. They must come at the perfect time, though.
Jangkang Hill also becomes a good place where people conduct a pre-wedding photo session. Why is that? At a special time, the hill becomes romantic due to the hue of the sunset. Not to mention the nuance is comfortable enough to capture such special photos for a wedding. In this case, the couples should talk to the management first regarding the schedule. The purpose is to avoid the crowd and the high number of visitors that may disturb the procession.
Another reason why Jangkang Hill becomes more popular is that it offers an opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities either with families or friends. The best activity is to climb the viewing post, which is actually a treetop facility. Have no worries. It is quite safe to climb, so everyone can get up there without worries (even kids).
- Waduk Sermo
- Kelok Tiga
How to Get There
For those coming from Adisucipto International Airport, they can directly head to Jangkang Hill by taking Yogyakarta – Wates Street. Their first destination is Kokap Sub-District. Next, they only need to reach Hargowilis Village where the hill is located. Well, the whole trip may take approximately 1 hour and 6 minutes as the distance is 42.8 km!
Where to Stay
- King’s Hotel
- Kusuma Wijaya Hotel