Nglinggo Tea Plantation in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta
A trip to Yogyakarta Special Region Province is not only about culture and culinary. It is because tourists can find many interesting natural attractions to explore during holidays like Nglinggo Tea Plantation. As the name suggests, the location is in West Nglinggo Village and it belongs to Samigaluh Sub-District. In terms of region, the tea plantation is part of Kulon Progo Regency in Indonesia. The prime function of the site is definitely the place where the locals cultivate tea. In fact, it has been there for decades and helps villagers to earn some money for living. These days, though, the site starts attracting tourists from nearby regions! So, what is it good about?
The best allure in Nglinggo Tea Plantation is one other than the nuance, which is both beautiful and comfortable. What tourists might see is the green landscape of tea plants, trees, and bushes. Somehow, such panorama soothes the mind and helps everyone to relax! Aside from the farms, visitors can also find several local eateries located near to the plantation. Not to mention a parking area is available for tourists to park their vehicle easily. In terms of size, it is vast and doesn’t look dry even during the hot season! It is also impressive that the site always emits a refreshing atmosphere regardless of the time (even at noon). Here is another fact. The plantation is located near to Kendeng Peak of Kukusan Mountain! That means tourists can conduct trekking to that site, too, for better panoramas.
Exploring Nglinggo Tea Plantation
The first thing to do in Nglinggo Tea Plantation is to meet the farmers, especially in the morning. At the time, tourists may see several villagers working on the plantation happily. Have no worries. Taking photos is allowed on the site, as long as tourists don’t disturb those farmers. After meeting them, the next recommended thing to do is to reach the viewing spot on where they can witness the stunning sunrise. For those who want to rest and use a toilet, they can reach the nearby homestay first.
In some occasions, tourists can even join the farmers in cultivating the tea. By their permission, lucky visitors would get such experience! Still, everyone should try approaching the farmers and ask where they are allowed to do it or not. As long as tourists use the right words, they are likely to get the opportunity. Also, it is recommended to come early in the morning. Otherwise, no farmers are seen on the site due to the heat of the sun.
The next popular thing to do in Nglinggo Tea Plantation is to get to the higher spot on where they can witness a greater panorama and feels the fresher air. It is even possible to reach Kedeng Peak from Nglinggo easily. What tourists need to do is to follow the path and a good stamina to get to that area. Do not forget to carry bottled water and some snacks as well!
- Jaran Mountain
- Nglinggo Village
- Watu Jonggol
- Padusan Waterfall
How to Get There
A trip to Nglinggo Tea Plantation may take about 1 hour and 16 minutes of tourists come from Adi Sucipto International Airport at Yogyakarta City. It is because the distance is 46.1 km. What they need to do is to get to Samigaluh Sub-District at Kulon Progo Regency first. Next, they can simply head to West Ngliggo Village and reach the plantation right away. As for the best route, it is recommended to take only Kebon Agung Street.
Where to Stay
- Rimbono Homestay
- Borobudur Resort
- Griya Harja Homestay