regency of Indonesia, on island of Java

Purworejo is a regency of 769,880 (2020) in Central Java.

Understand edit

Orientation edit

The plains of Purworejo Regency are composed of alluvium deposits which mainly come from the debris of tertiary volcanic rocks that make up the South Serayu Mountains and Menoreh Mountains. This regency is traversed by three rivers, namely the Jali River, the Medono River, and the Bogowonto River.

Get in edit

By train edit

  • 1 Kutoarjo Railway Station, Jl. Merpati, Selayan, Semawung Daleman, Kutoarjo. This the nearest railway station to the city centre after there is no longer a train service to Purworejo Railway Station since 2010. Kutoarjo Station is on the south coast of Central Java. There are trains from Jakarta, Bandung, Purwokerto, Yogyakarta, and so on.

By bus edit

  • 2 Purworejo Bus Terminal, Bengkek, Candisari, Banyuurip. You may take an intercity bus from Pulo Gebang Bus Terminal in Jakarta. It is served by PO. Sumber Alam.

Get around edit

You may rent a motorcycle or a car to go to tourist attractions. In downtown, you may use a ride-hailing app.

See edit

The pillars of Loano Mosque is made of teak wood in a large round shape
  • 1 Loano Mosque (Masjid Jami' Al-Iman Loano), Banjaran, Loano. The mosque was founded by Sunan Geseng, a student of Sunan Kalijaga, in 1472. As is typical of mosques in Java, Loano Mosque uses wooden pillars as building supports. The main pillar in the main part of the mosque is more than 500 years old. While the terrace was built around 1872.
  • 2 Museum Tosan Aji, Jl. Mayjen Sutoyo No.10, Plaosan, +62 275 321033. M-F, 08:00-16:00. An heirloom museum that occupies a Dutch-era courthouse.
  • 3 Gunung Putri Waterfall (Curug Gunung Putri), Singolopo, Cepedak, Bruno. Open 07:30.
  • 4 Purworejo Railway Station, Jl. Mayjen Sutoyo, Kepatihan. The heritage inactive railway station was built by the Dutch East Indies company, Staatsspoorwegen in the end of the 19th century.

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Parks edit

  • 1 Alun-Alun Purworejo, Jl. Proklamasi. 24/7. The city square.

Beaches edit

An angler and sunset on Pagak beach
  • 2 Pagak Beach (Pantai Roro Inten Pagak), Ngombol. Do fishing or stroll around the beach and enjoy the sunset.
  • 3 Ketawang Beach, Sengoro Wetan, Ketawangrejo, Grabag. 06:00-18:00. Besides the beach, there is an iconic lighthouse.

Buy edit

  • 1 Pasar Baledono Purworejo, Kedungputri, Baledono. 04:30-17:00. Food, snacks, fresh fruits, and vegetables, also household and kitchen utensils.

Eat edit

Javanese edit

  • 1 Sate Gulai Kambing Winong Pak Mustofa, Winong, Kemiri, +62 852 928 41283. 09:30-21:00. Serves goat satay and coconut milk-based goat soup.
  • 2 Bebek Goreng Pak H. Dargo, Jl. Mayjen Sutoyo, Kepatihan, +62 821 361 53045. 07:00-23:00. Serves deep-fried duck with sambal and veggies.
  • 3 Sego Penek Bu Bekel, Ngandul, Jenar Wetan, Kec. Purwodadi, +62 812 933 31600. 05:00-08:00. Specialty rice dish from Purworejo, sego penek.

Drink edit

Dawet ireng

Try a local Purworejo drink, dawet ireng, black colored dawet (rice flour jelly) drink.

  • 1 Dawet Hitam Asli Pak Wagiman Butuh, Jalan Nasional No.3, Krajan, Butuh, +62 852 921 73197. 09:00-17:00. Serves dawet ireng. From Rp5,000.

Sleep edit

  • 1 Sanjaya Inn Hotel, Jl. Tentara Pelajar No.72, RT.1, Daleman, Kledung Karangdalem, +62 812 271 66600. From Rp236,550.
  • 2 Hotel Giripurwo, Boro Kulon, Banyuurip, +62 275 3120300. Free Wi-Fi. From Rp150,695.
  • 3 Hotel Sanjaya, Gegunungan, Popongan, Banyuurip, +62 812 269 10183. Check-in: 11:00. From Rp247,500.

Connect edit

The telephone area code for Purworejo is +62 275.

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