Salatiga is situated in a strategic location. It sits at the foot of mount Merbabu and mount Telomoyo, with a cool climate and beautiful panorama. There are three international airports near Salatiga. The first is Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang. It takes approximately 45 minutes’ drive from Semarang to Salatiga. The second is Adi Sumarmo International airport in Surakarta (Solo). It takes approximately 60 minutes’ drive from Surakarta to Salatiga. The third is Adi Sucipto International airport in Yogyakarta. It takes approximately 2 hours’ drive from Yogyakarta to Salatiga. You can take buses or taxi from the airports to Salatiga.
Salatiga is close to many popular tourist destinations such as:
- Rawa Pening Lake
Rawa Pening is located in the Ambarawa basin. It serves as a source of power, irrigation, flood control as well as recreation and tourism. In the last 10 years, the tourism industry grown significantly in Rawa Pening. We can rent a traditional boat to explore the lake.
- Borobudur temple
Borobudur is a Buddhist temples built in the 9th-century. It is one of the world’s largest Buddhist
temples and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. It belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage. The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa. Borobudur is located in Magelang, approximately 2 hour drive from Salatiga.
- Prambanan Temple
Prambanan temple is a 9th-century Hindu temple. It is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu architecture, and by the towering 47-metre- high (154 ft) central building inside a large complex of individual temples. It belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage.
Yogyakarta is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. Yogyakarta is well known as a center of education and classical Javanese fine art and culture. Batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, silver work and puppet shows are example of Javanese culture that can be found in Yogyakarta. We can also visit the Kraton Yogyakarta, a palace complex where Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family lived. The Kraton Yogyakarta serves as a cultural center for the Javanese people and contains a museum that displays the sultanate artifacts. In the southern part of Yogyakarta there are many beautiful and charming beaches, such as Parangtritis, Gua Cemara, Baron, Krakal, Kukup and many more.
Surakarta or often called Solo, is a major city in Central Java, Indonesia. Surakarta and Yogyakarta are heirs of the Mataram Kingdom that was split in 1755. Surakarta preserve much of its Javanese character. One of the main tourism attraction of Surakarta is the Keraton Surakarta, the palace of Susuhunan Pakubuwono, also the Princely Javanese court of Mangkunegaran. There are traditional markets near the palace, such as Pasar Gede, Pasar klewer and Pasar Triwindu. Pasar Gede is well known for its unique architecture and fame as the biggest traditional market in the Surakarta. The Pasar Klewer is famous for its batiks in all prices and qualities, while the Pasar Triwindhu is specialises in antiques.
Sangiran is well known for its archaeological excavation site in Java in Indonesia. Sangiran also recognized by scientists to be one of the most important sites in the world for studying fossil man, ranking alongside Zhoukoudian (China), Willandra Lakes (Australia), Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania), and Sterkfontein (South Africa), and more fruitful in finds than any of these (UNESCO report, 1995). Sangiran is belong to the World Heritage list by UNESCO. It located about 15 km north of Surakarta. One of the most popular destination at Sangiran is its archeological museum that contains three main halls with extensive displays and impressive dioramas of the Sangiran area as it was believed to be around 1 million years ago.
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