Spot Riyadi in Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region


Spending a vacation in nature always gives great satisfaction to everyone. The most important consideration is only the destination. For those visiting Sleman Regency of Yogyakarta City, in this case, they can choose Spot Riyadi. This beautiful hill is located in Sambirejo Village and it belongs to Prambanan Sub-District. The best allure is indeed the panorama itself. That means visitors can enjoy sightseeing and photography during the visit. However, the site also offers a nice atmosphere for relaxation and getting rid of stresses. For the information, this viewing spot is located in the southern hills of Prambanan. It is also located near to the famous Prambanan Temple, so the accessibility is considered excellent.

The Nuance
In terms of name, Spot Riyadi was named after the owner of the land. It is Mr. Riyadi, indeed. As for the nuance, it feels rejuvenating up there. The location is on a highland, after all. Not to mention the site features clean and refreshing air. What is more? The best thing is indeed the panorama. Tourists are able to see Sojiwan and Prambanan Temple clearly on the horizon. During good weather, in fact, the view of Merapi Volcano can be seen clearly from that spot. Moreover, the vast local farms are visible too!

Exploring Spot Riyadi
The first thing that tourists can do in Spot Riyadi is to learn the history. It is said the land is owned by Mr. Riyadi. His house yard has the best views and scenery. No wonder more tourists and nearby villagers keep visiting the house over time. The owner said his house started attracting visitors since 2005. The first recognition was during an off-road event in the village back then. However, the exposition reaches its peak in 2010.

The prime tourist activity in Spot Riyadi is indeed sightseeing. Tourists can simply sit or stand on the site and witness the scenery comfortably. Aside from that, visitors usually enjoy photography and collect good photos. The best time to do the activity is either in the morning or afternoon, actually. The purpose is indeed to feel a more relaxing nuance. According to the owner, the most crowded time is at 4 pm in the afternoon. Most of these people want to see the views of Sumbing, Sindoro, Merapi, and Lawu Mountain from that spot!

What is more? Spot Riyadi also offers an interesting panorama even at night! The sparkling scenery of nearby cities and Prambanan Temple would astonish everyone. Another great thing is that the site has several simple eateries and snack vendors for tourists to enjoy during the visit. Thus, everyone should carry enough cash to buy some later.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sumberwatu Heritage
  • Ratu Boko Temple
  • Ijo Temple
  • Taman Tebing Breksi

How to Get There
Those who come from outside the region, it is recommended to take advantage of an airplane service in order to reach Yogyakarta City. The duration depends on where they come from, though. For example, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to Adisucipto Airport usually takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes. It can be either faster or slower depending on the weather, though. Later, after reaching Adisucipto, tourists should take Padjajaran Street and head to Sleman Regency. The distance is 9.9 km, so this trip is likely to take about 16 minutes. After arriving at Sleman, the next destination is Sambirejo Village where Spot Riyadi is located. This trip is likely to take around 34 minutes, as the distance is 17.6 km. As for the best route, it is definitely Raya Selomartani Street.

Where to Stay

  • Pak Ukuh Homestay
  • Henny Homestay
  • Mawar Hotel
  • Gardenia Hotel


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