Dipowono Peak in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region
Those who visit Kulon Progo Regency during holidays should not miss a nice highland called Puncak Dipowono. Another name is Canting Mas Peak. This beautiful peak is located in Hargowilis Village of Kokap Sub-District. Not to mention it becomes another new natural attraction that tourists can explore regardless of the time except at night. Both the local government and villagers have been working together in order to improve both the facilities and quality of the site, as well. No wonder, the popularity is increasing and it is able to lure people who live outside the region, as well!
Some people may wonder regarding the nuance in Dipowono Peak. In a nutshell, the atmosphere feels soothing and offers a different ambiance depending on the time of the visit. In the morning, for example, it feels refreshing and chilling. At noon, the weather becomes warmer. In the afternoon, the nuance becomes soother and romantic, especially due to the presence of sunset. At a glance, the environment is similar to that of Kalibiru Peak! After all, these places are located in the same village and both of them feature the view of Waduk Sermo on the horizon.
Exploring Dipowono Peak
Due to similar characteristics to Kalibiru Peak, visitors would have a similar fun experience too on the site. For example, it is related to the trip. The route is both ascending and winding, so it feels so challenging. One thing that makes Dipowono Peak special is definitely the location, which is higher than Kalibiru. That means both the air and panoramas are considered better. Thus, the two most recommended activities are both sightseeing and photography.
The next benefit for visiting Dipowono Peak is to enjoy the soothing ambiance in the afternoon. Tourists have the chance to witness the beautiful sunset, too, at the time. The site even provides some viewing posts, built on a tree! By climbing it, everyone can see a more astonishing panorama! The sunset can be seen clearly in the sky and vast green trees are visible on the horizon. In order to enjoy these, tourists must come at the right time, though.
Beautiful lush trees and Waduk Sermo are two amazing views, which are seen from Dipowono Peak. Those who love nature should be able to learn many types of trees on the site, too. These include pines, teak, eucalyptus, and much more! Not to mention some gazebos are available in that area for resting. It is also said the local government is going to build an outbound area with many rides in it, including flying fox!
- Puncak Kalibiru
- Waduk Sermo
- Gunung Ijo
How to Get There
First, tourists must get to Yogyakarta City. From Jakarta City, in this case, they can simply take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Adisucipto Airport. This flight usually takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes. After arriving at the airport, the next destination is none other than Kulon Progo Regency. This can be done by taking Yogyakarta – Wates Street, actually. The distance is 36.7 km, so the trip may take about 54 minutes. From Kulon Progo, tourists can take Dipowono Street and head to Hargowilis Village. This trip may take around 26 minutes, as the distance is 9 km.
Where to Stay
- Jio Jio Jio Inn
- Miri Sewu Homestay