Lebaran holiday is nearly upon us and you may still wondering where to go during the break. If you’re heading to Central Java, then lucky you because we've listed selection of places that could make this year’s holiday a memorable one. Explore and experience your most amazing Lebaran holiday at these top five destinations in Central Java.
Embung Kledung, Wonosobo
Embung Kledung is a small reservoir on the southern slopes of Mount Sindoro in close proximity of Mount Sumbing. It was built to overcome droughts in the dry season and for the development of a new tourist area. Here, you can catch the view of the lake with Mount Sindoro as the background alongside the beauty of Mount Sumbing from the hills. The whole vista is not dissimilar to Mount Fuji in Japan.
Location: Jl. Raya Parakan - Wonosobo, Area Sawah, Kledung, Kabupaten Temanggung, Jawa Tengah 56264
Karimunjawa Island, Jepara
Located 5 nautical miles from Jepara and 60 nautical miles from Semarang, Karimunjawa Island boasts heavenly white sands and crystal-clear blue seas that are sure to calm your mind. There are three ways to get to Karimunjawa. You can take off on the Kartini I ship from Tanjung Emas Harbor, Semarang, or from Kartini Beach Harbor with the Muria ship that sets sail every two days. Meanwhile, if you want to go by air, you can take CASA 212 from Ahmad Yani International Airport, Semarang.
La Kana Chapel, Semarang
Kemit Forest, Cilacap
Kemit Forest Education is located in Karanggedang Village, in the Sidareja sub-district, Cilacap. This place was once a pine production forest that was then transformed into a tourist attraction set in within an area of 5 hectares. If you visit Kemit Forest in the morning, you can take in the fresh pine forest air and pamper yourself amid a delightfully natural setting. Kemit Forest boasts several appealing photo spots, and is sometimes used as pre-wedding shoot location.
Location: Jalan Srikaya Karanggedang, Karanggedang, Sidareja, Karanganyar, Gandrungmangu, Kabupaten Cilacap, Jawa Tengah 53261
Punthuk Setumbu, Magelang
Photo: Courtesy of Foodie Baker
Punthuk Setumbu Hill is one of several small hills around Borobudur Temple in Karangrejo Village, Magelang. It has a breathtaking view from which to catch the sunrise with Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu looming the background. You can also take in the splendour of Borobudur Temple from above and see it covered by clouds.
Location: Jl. Borobudur Ngadiharjo KM3, Kurahan, Karangrejo, Borobudur, Karangrejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Jawa Tengah 56553