regency of Indonesia, on island of Java

Boyolali is a regency in Central Java. A predominantly rural area with a population of around 1 million, it comprises the city of Boyolali and hundreds of towns and villages.

Understand edit

Mount Merapi from Selo District of Boyolali

Orientation edit

Boyolali is at the east foothill of Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu, which has very beautiful and charming views, the spacious greens and hilly areas around the volcanic activity of Mount Merapi provide enchanting opportunities for sightseeing.

Climate edit

Boyolali has a tropical monsoon climate. October is the warmest with an average temperature of 25.2 °C. July is the coldest with an average temperature of 23.7 °C. The wet season has a rainfall peak around March. The dry season centers around the month of August.

Get in edit

Map of Boyolali

By plane edit

By car edit

You may drive through the Trans-Java toll road (part of Asian Highway 2 (AH2)) from Semarang or Solo, and you have to exit at the Boyolali toll gate (exit 483).

Get around edit

You may use the ride-hailing app to go around downtown. For the outer area, you may rent a motorbike or a car.

See edit

The view of Mount Merapi from Candilawang Temple
  • 1 Candilawang Temple, Dk Dangeyan, Gedangan, Cepogo. A Hindu temple of the Ancient Mataram Kingdom was built in the 9th century.
  • 2 Candisari Temple (Candi Sari Cepogo), Dk Candisari, Gedangan, Cepogo. 07:00-17:00. A Hindu temple is on a small hill with an altitude of 991 meters above sea level.
  • 3 Indrokilo Botanical Garden (Kebun Raya Indrokilo), Mojosongo, +62 857 285 79630. Tu-Su, 08:00-16:00.
  • 4 Museum R. Hamong Wardoyo, Jl. Pandanaran No.19, Tegalmulyo, Siswodipuran, +62 276 321359. 08:00-16:00. Collection of statues of the Hindu-Buddhist period which are ancient objects found in the Boyolali area.
  • 5 Cipto Mulyo Mosque (Masjid Cipto Mulyo Pengging), Bendan, Banyudono. The mosque was built by the King of the Surakarta Sunanate, Pakubuwono X in 1905.
  • 6 Gedung Lembu Sora, Mojosongo. A giant cow monument.

Do edit

  • Mount Merbabu. Climbing Mt. Merbabu through Selo District of Boyolali.
  • 1 Kedung Goro, Ds. Bolo, Wonosegoro. A natural rocky pool. You may swim there.
  • 2 Umbul Pengging, Umbulsari, Bendan, Banyudono. 06:00-17:00. A bath complex from the Surakarta Sunanate.

Buy edit

As a regency that produces milk, there are some food souvenirs made from fresh milk.

  • Keju Boyolali, Boyolali cheese.
  • Dodol susu, chewy sweet snack.
  • Kerupuk susu, milk cracker.
  • Tahu susu, literally means milk tofu, a steamed of colostrum and garlic.

Also processed food made from beef.

Abon sapi
  • Abon sapi, beef floss.
  • Petis sapi, beef paste sauce.

Eat edit

Boyolali has its own soto named soto seger using chicken or beef.

  • 1 Soto Seger Mbok Giyem, Jl. Pandanaran No.293, Sidoharjo, Banaran. 06:30-19:00. Serves soto seger.
  • 2 Soto Seger Hj. Fatimah, Jl. Pandanaran No.257, Sidoharjo, Banaran, +62 276 325456. 05:30-21:00. Serves soto seger.

Another food is jenang pecel, bubur sumsum (rice pudding) with veggies in peanut sauce.

  • 3 Jenang Pecel & Gendar Pecel Bu Samini, Karanggeneng. Sa-Th, 12:00-16:30. Serves jenang pecel.

Drink edit

Dairy edit

As a milk city, Boyolali has a lot of places that sell fresh milk or susu segar in the Indonesian.

  • 1 Waroeng Spesial Susu Segar, Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan Bangun Harjo, RT.07/RW.02, Pulisen, +62 838 418 10786. Tu-Su, 15:30-22:00. Serves fresh milk.
  • 2 Susu Segar Mas Bejo, Jl. Pandanaran No.241 A, Recosari, Banaran, +62 813 934 08804. 17:00-23:00. Serves fresh milk.
  • 3 Susu Segar Sarju, Jl. Pandanaran No.363, Ngepos, +62 896 375 51576. 18:00-24:00. Serves fresh milk.

Sleep edit

  • 1 ATAYA, Jl. Tentara Pelajar, Tegalrejo, Ngesrep, Ngemplak (close to Adi Soemarmo Airport), +62 271 782278. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. A 3-star hotel with a pool. From Rp258,700.
  • 2 Frontone Budget Hotel Boyolali, Jl. Boulevard Soekarno, Wonosari, Kemiri, Mojosongo, +62 276 3282999. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. From Rp205,453.
  • 3 Pondok Indah Hotel, Jl. Merapi No.27, Bayanan, Pulisen, +62 812 862 86990. Check-in: 13:00, check-out: 12:00. From Rp366,666.

Connect edit

The dialing code for Boyolali is 0271 and 0276.

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