Nagung Park in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region


Wates City becomes the prime vacation spot to visit while exploring Kulon Progo Regency, without a doubt. After all, it is the capital of the region and offers lots of interesting places to explore. For those looking for a comfort and good nuance, they can simply head to Nagung Park in fact. This mini-park is located in Bendungan Village and has been visited by the locals often time, especially for relaxation. Tourists are also seen in this park sometimes, as they want to rest for a while during the trip. The atmosphere helps them to relax and replenish stamina, somehow.

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Nagung Park looks peaceful and shady. Thanks to the presence of lush trees and various plants that grow abundantly on the site. Located in the midst of the park, there is a name sign built on a small foundation. The only disappointment is the site doesn’t provide benches for sitting. As an alternative, tourists can simply sit on the brick fences comfortably. What about the crowd? Well, not many people are seen in the park due to the inferior popularity. Despite the fact, this worthy park is recommended for those who are coming to Wates City at Kulon Progo Regency.

Exploring Nagung Park
The presence of Nagung Park gives a nice improvement to Wates City, especially in terms of environment and tourism. For the locals, the park becomes a good alternative to enjoy relaxation after work. These people also take advantage of the park to enjoy casual sports in the morning including jogging and yoga. Even though the park is not quite wide, it is able to accommodate everyone without a doubt.

Some people have a distinct reason for visiting Nagung Park, though. Actually, they want to learn the history behind the park. It is a little bit surprising that there was a cemetery on that site! The local government decided to relocate hundreds of corpses to a new site and turned the area into a new green park! One of the reasons is related to the location, which is considered too strategic for a cemetery. No wonder, the local government changed it to a park.

During a special occasion (usually near to the New Year), the locals conduct an event on Nagung Park. These include the musical performance and other entertainments. In fact, hundreds of people may gather in the park to join the event! For tourists, this is definitely fun and interesting, as long as they come at the right time. Due to the reason, the best time to visit the park is definitely in the day before the New Year!

Nearby Attractions

  • Glagah Indah Beach
  • Waduk Sermo
  • Nggirli Kedungpring Park

How to Get There
In order to get to Nagung Park, tourists must first visit Wates City at Kulon Progo Regency. Next, they can directly head to Bendungan Village where the park is located. If they come from Adisucipto International Airport, they may take around 59 minutes to get there. The distance is 41.6 km, after all. This trip becomes faster if tourists take Yogyakarta - Wates Street, though.

Where to Stay

  • King’s Hotel
  • Kusuma Hotel


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