regency of Indonesia, on island of Java

Klaten is a regency in Central Java. One of the largest rice producers in southern Central Java.

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Orientation edit

Klaten Regency is between Jogja and Solo.

Climate edit

Klaten has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) according to Köppen climate classification. The average temperature varies a little from month to month. October is the warmest with an average temperature of 26.5 °C. July is the coldest with an average temperature of 24.8 °C. The wet season has a rainfall peak around January. The dry season centers around the month of August, which has the most sunshine.

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Map of Klaten

By train edit

Commuter line Solo-Jogja EMUs stop at Klaten
  • 1 Klaten Railway Station, Jl. H. Samanhudi, +62 272 321130. Multiple daily electric multiple units (EMU) to Klaten from Solo and Yogyakarta.    

By car edit

Take the main route towards Solo from Jogja and you will reach Klaten after crossing the border of Yogyakarta Province and Central Java Province.

Get around edit

It is more flexible to use a motorbike and car to go to tourist attractions.

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Plaosan Temple
  • 1 Girpasang, Gritingan, Tegalmulyo, Kemalang. A suspension bridge for pedestrians. There is also a gondola that stretches over the river.
  • 2 Plaosan Temple (Candi Plaosan). This temple complex was built in the 9th century by King Rakai Pikatan and Sri Kahulunan during the Medang Kingdom, also known as the Mataram Kuno Kingdom.    
  • 3 Museum Gula Gondang, Jl. Raya Solo - Yogyakarta KM.25, Karang Asem, Plawikan, Jogonalan. Daily 08:00-15:00. A sugar museum including old steam locomotives.
  • 4 Merak Temple (Candi Merak), Dusun I, Candi, Karangnongko. From 07:30. A Hindu temple was built in the 10th century.    

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Swimming at Umbul Ponggok

City parks edit

  • 1 Alun-Alun Klaten, Central Klaten. Energetic recreational park featuring fountains, sports fields, food vendors & festivities.

Rivertubing edit

  • 2 Rivermoon, Pusur, Karanglo, Polanharjo, +62 858 999 46995. Daily 08:00-18:00. around Rp40,000/person.

Swimming edit

Many natural pools in Klaten, you may look for the nearest umbul.

  • 3 Umbul Ponggok, Jl. Delanggu-Polanharjo, Ds. Jeblogan, Ponggok, Polanharjo, +62 858 788 70003. 08:00-16:00. A natural pool with clear water. You may take a picture underwater.  
  • 4 Umbul Manten, Jalan Janti Boto, Boto, Wunut, Tulung. 06:00-18:00. A verdant natural spring. Set amid towering trees, this natural pool with clear water is a popular spot for swimming.

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Arts and handicraft edit

Lurik woven
  • Lurik woven from Pedan District.
  • Blangkon, a Javanese hat from Ngerangan Village of Bayat District.

Food souvenirs edit

  • Kepelan, a fritter made from flour and spices.
  • Krupuk krecek, cow or water buffalo skin cracker from Cawas District.
  • Peyek cetol, a cracker made from guppy.

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  • 1 Soto Bebek Bu Heri, Jl. Jend. Ahmad Yani No.65, Senden, Danguran, Wedi, +62 816 151 51517. 05:30-16:30. Klaten specialty dish, soto bebek (duck meat soto) and soto kering (dry soto).
  • 2 Sop Ayam Pak Min, Depan Polsek, Klaseman, Kelasman, Tonggalan, Central Klaten. 06:00-16:00. Chicken soup.
  • 3 Sego Wiwit Prambanan, Jl. Raya Manisrenggo - Prambanan, Pemuktibaru, Tlogo, Prambanan. 09:00-21:00. Local Klaten rice dish, sego wiwit.
  • 4 Tumpang Lethok Mbak Riyanti, Tegaltalang, Semangkak, Central Klaten, +62 813 295 90975. 06:00-20:00. Serves nasi tumpang lethok, white rice, vegetables, boiled eggs and doused with a sauce made from a mixture of tempeh, chili, coconut milk, and spices.
  • 5 Puyuh Ungkep Bu Saroh, Kolekan, Beku, Karanganom, +62 857 000 76002. Sa-Th, 09:00-21:00. Serves fried quail.

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Coffeehouses edit

  • 1 Linchak Coffee n Chocolate, Jl. Wijaya Kusuma No.9, Mlinjon, Tonggalan, Central Klaten, +62 857 869 31380. 13:00-22:00.
  • 2 Kopi Petruk, Jl. Deles Indah, Dusun 1, Sidorejo, Kemalang, +62 815 780 63198. Open 09:00. A cafe on the slopes of Mount Merapi.

Sleep edit

  • 1 Tjokro Hotel Klaten, Jl. Pemuda Sel. No.42, Mlinjon, Tonggalan, Central Klaten, +62 272 333388. Check-in: 14:00. Contemporary property offering unpretentious rooms, a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and karaoke. From Rp343,401.
  • 2 Villa Ditya, Gang Sido Rejo, RT 02 RW 05, Trunuh, +31 6 3938-4959 (Netherlands number), . Private holiday villa with swimming pool and staff near Yogyakarta. 3 bedrooms with air conditioning, 1 bedroom with fan, 2 bathrooms, a large L-shaped living room and a spacious kitchen.

Connect edit

The dialing code for Klaten is 0272.

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