regency of Indonesia, on island of Java

Sragen is a regency in Central Java. Java's longest river, the Bengawan Solo River, flows through the fertile rice fields in the region. The archaeological excavation and UNESCO World Heritage Site Sangiran is located in Sragen.

Understand edit

Pithecanthropus erectus or Java man skull in Sangiran Museum

Sragen is the home of archaeological excavation and UNESCO World Heritage List, Sangiran.

Get in edit

By train edit

  • 1 Sragen Railway Station (Stasiun Sragen), Jl. Salak, No. 1, Sragen Kulon. You may book a ticket train from Jakarta, Semarang, and Surabaya.

By car edit

Sragen is 30 km northeast Solo. You may drive through the national road or Trans-Java toll road.

Get around edit

Map of Sragen

You may rent a motorbike or a car downtown or the nearest big city, Solo to go to tourist places.

See edit

  • 1 Sangiran Museum (Museum Manusia Purba Sangiran), Kebayanan II, Krikilan, Kalijambe. Tu-Su 08:00-16:00. At the Sangiran museum and site, complete information can be obtained about the pattern of early human life in Java which contributed to the development of science such as Anthropology, Archeology, Geology, and Paleoanthropology. At the site of the Sangiran site, for the first time, fossils of the lower jaw of Homo erectus were found by a German archaeologist, Professor Von Koenigswald.
  • 2 Kedung Grujug, Sendang boto, Soko, Miri. A small waterfall but what's interesting is the relief of the rocks around the water fountain is like the rocks on the beach. The rocks are patterned with curved lines, and there are hollow cavities like rocks. This waterfall is located on the Miri site which was a coastal area in ancient times.

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Dam edit

Strolling and jogging around dams.

  • 1 Ketro Dam (Waduk Ketro), Tanon.
  • 2 Kembangan Dam (Waduk Kembangan), Kembangan, Mojorejo, Karangmalang. The view is Mount Lawu.

Parks edit

  • 3 Taman Kridoanggo, Jl. Sukowati No.488, Dusun Kebayanan Krajoyok, Sragen Wetan. Kid's playground and jogging track.
  • 4 Taman Sukowati, Sine. A park with a pond.
  • 5 Taman Edukasi Ndayu Park, Gembong, Saradan, Karangmalang, +62 851 009 34800. 08:00-16:00. Kid-oriented recreational complex with a compact zoo, a waterpark, and a natural green space.

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Textile edit

Batik making in Masaran district of Sragen

Visit the Masaran district to buy some local batiks.

Food souvenir edit

  • Emping garut, an arrowroot cracker.
  • Saci (Sragen munchies), a dodol made from arrowroot flour and palm sugar.

Eat edit

  • 1 WM. Botok Mercon Mbah Wiro, Jl. Gemolong-Sragen, RT.03/RW.02, Nglombo, Tenggak, Sidoharjo, +62 853 852 29515. 08:00-17:00. Serves botok mercon, a spicy shark catfish wrapped in banana leaves.
  • 2 Lesehan Mbah Pine, Jl. Ahmad Yani, Kutorejo, Sragen Tengah, +62 851 553 23775. 18:00-21:00. Serves Javanese food such as trancam (raw veggies with grated coconut), bubur gurih (savory porridge), sate gembus (Javanese okara/tofu dregs satay), etc. Around Rp20,000.

Drink edit

Try local Sragen drink, dawet okra, a drink made from okra plant.

  • 1 Dawet Okra Bu Rini, Mayah, Bendo, Sukodono. Serves dawet okra.

Sleep edit

  • 1 Sakinah Guesthouse, Jl. Sukowati No.314, Magero, Sragen Tengah, +62 851 564 60783. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. From Rp266,805.
  • 2 Graha Hotel Sragen, Jl. WR. Supratman No. 145, Magero, Sragen Tengah, +62 271 893699. Check-out: 12:00. From Rp297,023.

Campground edit

  • 3 Bumi Perkemahan Kyai Ageng Srenggi, Dawung, Sambirejo.

Connect edit

The telephone code area of Sragen is 0271.

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