Ngisis Hill in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta
Nature is the best medicine when it comes to eradicating boredom and stresses. What people need to consider is only the place where they should go to. If they are visiting Kulon Progo Regency, one of the best places is definitely Ngisi Hill located in Samigaluh Sub-District. To be precise, it resides in West Nglinggo Village and located near to the famous Nglinggo Tea Garden. In terms of name, “Ngisis” means “looking for fresh air”. As the name suggests, the hill features refreshing air and breezy wind that soothe everyone. In a nutshell, it is an Indonesia perfect place to relax and enjoy several activities like photography and sightseeing.
In terms of nuance, Ngisis Hill looks peaceful and beautiful. As mentioned before, the atmosphere is quite breezy and refreshing (especially in the morning). The hill also has lots of natural features including tall trees and bushes. Well, perhaps the most noticeable feature is the bamboo viewing post which is located in the top of the hill. It becomes the best place to conduct photography and sightseeing, actually. As for the scenery, visitors can see Sumbing, Merbabu, and Merapi Mountain clearly from up there. Not to mention Nglinggo Tea Garden can be seen well from that spot.
Exploring Ngisis Hill
It is, without a doubt, most people come to Ngisis Hill for its scenery. Due to the fact that the hill resides in 900 meters above the sea level, it offers an amazing panorama as well as a good atmosphere. The most noticeable view is definitely the nearby tea plantation, which looks green and soothing. Not to mention mountains are seen clearly on the horizon, which becomes a perfect background for photography. Another impressive natural scene is either the sunrise or sunset.
The next recommended thing to do in Ngisis Hill is to enjoy a family recreation at the top of the hill. It doesn’t have to be families, as tourists can also come with friends. For those who come alone, in fact, they can spend a good time with villagers who are seen on the site. It is because the locals often come in the morning to enjoy the nuance while drinking a cup of warm coffee and witnessing the sunrise. What a perfect combination of joy!
It is quite reassuring that Ngisis Hill also comes with complete facilities including gazebos, toilets, benches, bonfire sites, and several interesting spots for photography. The management even provides a viewing post on where tourists can see Borobudur Temple clearly. Not to mention an off-road service is available for tourists to explore the hill by Jeep!
- Jaran Mountain
- Nglinggo Tea Plantation
- Tritis Tea Garden
How to Get There
The first thing to do is to visit Samigaluh Sub-District at Kulon Progo Regency. Next, tourists can simply reach West Nglinggo Village where the hill resides. If they come from Adisucipto International Airport, the trip may take around 1 hour and 18 minutes. After all, the distance between those locations is 46.4 km. As for the best route, it is recommended to take Kebon Agung Street.
Where to Stay
- Rimbono Homestay
- Kayumanis Homestay