So far, Solo is known for its cultural and culinary tourism. However, who would have thought that this Batik City has such a beautiful natural landscape to miss? Starting from parks, hills, to caves you can find here. Not only that, but the existing natural attractions are also equipped with adequate facilities. Even so, some of the following natural tourist areas are still unknown to tourists. Let’s see the full review of nature tourism in Solo!
- Taman Hutan Rakyat Ngargoyoso
Also known as Tahura Ngargoyoso, this place is the only forest park in Central Java, you know. Therefore, it is not surprising that this area is very well preserved. At this tourist spot located in Sukuh, Karanganyar, you can enjoy the beauty of nature and stay overnight in the camp area. That way, your natural tourism experience will be more exciting.
Although in the form of natural tourism, this place is already equipped with various adequate facilities. Start from the parking area, prayer room, camping area, and lodging you can easily find here. Not infrequently, the Ngargoyoso Community Forest Park is often used as the location for various organizations and schools.
- Parang Ijo
Another waterfall attraction in Solo is Parang Ijo in Mlinggur, Ngargoyoso, Karanganyar. To get to the waterfall, you only need to go down some stairs that have been made by the local manager. The waterfall area has also been equipped with several facilities, such as a bridge, gazebo, and viewing post, that will add to the excitement of your visit.
In addition to adequate facilities, access to this tourist location is also relatively easy. There is public transportation to this area. In Parang Ijo, you can do various exciting activities such as playing water, swimming, or trying the flying fox. For that, you should bring a change of clothes so that the visit remains comfortable. If you want to be satisfied spending time here, try to come from 08:00.
- Geopark Batu Seribu
One of the interesting attractions that you should not miss is the Batu Seribu Geopark. The main attraction is a water source said to never dry up, even during the dry season. This phenomenon is called the Pacinan Source. The name “thousand stone” was also taken because this area was once rocky hills.
In addition to being a water source, you can also use the Batu Seribu Geopark area as a natural tourist destination in general. Here, you can find swimming pools, spring baths, and art stages. Not to forget, the cool air of this area will certainly make your visit more enjoyable. If interested, you can go directly to Jalan Raya Krisakelir KM. 7, Tiyaran, Sukoharjo.
- Taman Hutan Raya KGPAA Mangkunagoro I
People’s Forest Park (tahura) KGPAA Mangkunagaro I is also one of Solo’s pride in nature tourism. Interestingly, this tourist area is also used as an area of education, tourism, and recreation. This is because there are many things that visitors can learn in this park, such as flower gardens, springs, various species of fauna, to the existence of temples.
To explore it, you only need to pay an insurance fee of around IDR 1,000. The rest, you will be charged a vehicle parking fee of IDR 3,000 for motorbikes and IDR 5,000 for cars. The area at the foot of Mount Lawu makes this Mangkunegoro I KGPAA Tahura quite cool. If interested, you only need to take a 1 hour drive from Solo City to arrive at the Tahura location in Sukuh Hamlet, Ngargoyoso, Karanganyar.
- Bukit Sekipan
At Bukit Sekipan Kalisoro, Tawangmangu, Karanganyar, you can find various rides and facilities to be used as exciting tourist locations. Starting from a mini water park, mini zoo, flower garden, to miniatures of various countries in the world you can see here. Therefore, it is not surprising that this tourist attraction opened in 2015 is always crowded with visitors.
If you are interested in visiting it, you can come every day from 08:00 to 17:00. Don’t forget, you need to prepare a fee of around IDR 40,000 IDR 80,000 as an entrance ticket. The price depends on the tour package you will choose. The more expensive, the more rides you can explore. Well, a tourist attraction that is quite interesting is not it?
- Grojogan Sewu
If you want to see the charm of a waterfall in Solo, you can go to Grojogan Sewu on Jalan Raya Tawangmangu, Karanganyar. One of the most popular waterfalls in Central Java is a natural tourist location located on Mount Lawu. So, don’t be surprised if the air is quite cool and can make you feel at home for a long time.
Even though it opens at 06:00 – 17:00, you are still advised to come in the morning. That way, you can feel the coolness of the waterfall and spend more time here. Previously, you would be charged an entrance ticket of around IDR 17,000 per person. So, prepare a budget and adequate equipment when visiting Grojogan Sewu!
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