regency of Indonesia, on island of Java

Wonogiri is a town and regency in the southeastern part of Central Java. It is flanked by two provinces, namely Yogyakarta and East Java.

Understand edit

The origin of the word Wonogiri itself comes from the Javanese wana (pad/forest/rice field) and giri (mountain/mountains). This name is very apt to describe the condition of the Wonogiri Regency area which is indeed mostly in the form of rice fields, forests, and mountains.

Get in edit

Batara Kresna railbus

By train edit

  • 1 Wonogiri Station. The Batara Kresna railbus runs twice a day between Purwosari Station in Solo and Wonogiri.  

By bus edit

  • 2 Giri Adipura Terminal. The main bus terminal of Wonogiri.
  • 3 Purwantoro Terminal. The second largest bus terminal in Wonogiri. Some intercity buses from Jakarta stop there.  

Get around edit

Map of Wonogiri

It is more flexible to go to tourist attractions by car or motorbike.

See edit

  • Caves - Most of Wonogiri's area is rocky and hilly due to its location on the Sewu highlands. Since these highlands are of the karst type, many caves can easily be found in Wonogiri Regency and at least 41 caves have been discovered so far starting with the famous 1 Song Putri Cave, 2 Putri Kencana Cave at Pracimantoro, 3 Ngantap Cave at Giritontro, 4 Resi Cave at Bulukerto and including many unnamed caves all over the regency.
  • 5 Gajahmungkur Dam (Waduk Gajahmungkur). A dam of the Bengawan Solo river.
Gajahmungkur Dam
  • 6 Puyangan Beach (Pantai Puyangan), Paranggupito. A white sand beach. There is also a waterfall near the beach.
  • 7 Museum Karst Indonesia, Gebangharjo, Pracimantoro. Sa-Th, 08:30-15:30. A karst museum.
  • 8 Museum Wayang Indonesia Kab. Wonogiri, Jl. Raya Wuryantoro No.184, Ngebel, Wuryantoro, +62 812 369 11975. Start 08:00. A traditional Javanese puppet museum.
  • 9 Jurug Kemukus Waterfall, Posong, Karangtengah.
  • 10 Nampu Beach (Pantai Nampu), Gunturharjo, Paranggupito. White-sand beach flanked by cliffs & accessed by stairs, with gentle waves & warung food stalls.

Do edit

Sunrise on Mount Cumbri
  • 1 Cagar Alam Donoloyo, Watusomo. Teak forest trekking.
  • 2 Mount Cumbri (Gunung Cumbri/Jumbri), Purwantoro. Mountain with trails to a rocky summit, known for wild monkeys, popular for camping, and sunrise views. The altitude of the peak is 638 masl.
  • 3 Semenanjung Joglo, Paranggupito. Go fishing by the sea from the top of the cliff.

Eat edit

Wonogiri food edit

  • Besengek, tempeh dish wrapped in teak leaves.
  • Mie ayam, chicken noodle soup.
  • Pindang kambing, spiced goat dish with gaplek (cassava) porridge wrapped in teak leaves.
  • Sambal cabuk wijen, the main ingredient is sesame oil dregs. Another ingredient is rice straw that has been burned. Together with palm sugar, salt, basil, and chili, this unique dish is then wrapped in banana leaves and grilled.

Food stalls edit

Mie Ayam edit

Wonogiri-style mie ayam

Wonogiri is one area that is famous for its mie ayam (chicken noodles). Different from the mie ayam from Bangka or Jakarta, which the soup is separated, it's a noodle soup. This noodle soup can be easily found all over the city.

  • 1 Mie Ayam & Es Asem Mas Marino, Jl. Salak 3, Gerdu, Giripurwo. M-Sa, 08:00-15:00. Besides mie ayam, the stall serves a drink made from tamarind called es asem.
  • 2 Mie Ayam Bakso Pak Sadiman, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Bauresan, Giritirto. From Rp9,000.
  • 3 Mie Ayam Bakso Tugu Ijo, Watusomo (near Cagar Alam Donoloyo), +62 822 260 95480. 10:00-22:00.
  • 4 Mie Ayam Gunung Giri, Jl. Jenderal Ahmad Yani, Salak, Giripurwo, +62 852 938 33457. M-Sa, 09:00-15:00.

Other Javanese food edit

  • 5 Ayam Panggang Mbok Tiyem, Jl. Raya Wonogiri-Ponorogo, Sambilor, Watangsono, Jatisrono, +62 273 3340736. Daily 09:00-19:00. Serves traditional Javanese roasted chicken, ayam panggang.
  • 6 Pak Glinding, Jl. Raya Wonogiri-Pracimantoro, Km. 7, Jajar, Sendang, +62 813 931 92142. 08:00-20:00. Serves grilled freshwater fish, nila bakar. You may also try wader goreng, a local fish snack.
  • 7 Pindang Kambing Mbok Sinem, Jalan Raya, Sanggrahan, Ngadirojo Kidul, Ngadirojo, +62 813 292 94390. Start 15:30. Serves pindang kambing. Rp5,000.
  • 8 Rumah Makan Mbah Bhet, Jl. Manyar II, RT.003/RW.001, Gerdu, Girikerto (near Wonogiri Station), +62 813 297 37999. 06:00-14:00. Serves lontong opor, shredded chicken and rice cake in a coconut milk soup. In this stall, the dish is added gudeg, sambal goreng kentang (potato sambal dish), telur bacem (Javanese boiled egg), and bubuk dele (soybean powder}. Rp21,000.}

Drink edit

Teahouses edit

  • 1 Filosofi Teh, Jl. Nila, Donoharjo, Wuryorejo, +62 855 717 1494. Daily 13:00-15:00, 18:00-23:30. Tea, herbal tea, coffee beer, and limun/sari temulawak (a drink made from Javanese ginger (Curcuma zanthorrhiza)).

Sleep edit

Cabin edit

  • 1 Girimanik Mountain Camp, Ngerapah, Setren, Slogohimo, +62 813 932 35121. A wood cabin in a mountainous area. You may allow for setting up your own tent for camping there at different prices. Near the cabin, there is a waterfall, 11 Girimanik Waterfall. From Rp225,000/cabin/night.

Hotel edit

  • 2 Hotel Diafan, Jl. Jenderal Ahmad Yani No.172, Kerdukepik, Giripurwo, +62 273 323007. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. A 2-star hotel. Free WiFi and breakfast. From Rp325,879.

Stay safe edit

Be careful when playing on the waterfront of the beach area because the current of the Indian Ocean is so strong.

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