This is Magelang Town Square or Alun-alun Magelang, a hang out place of magelang people. At here there are PDAM tower, and around of Alun-alun Magelang, there are : Magelang Centre Mosque, Matahari Shopping, Gardena Shopping, Police station, China Pagoda or usually called Klenteng.There are many kind ceremony that held in here.

Magelang centre mosque


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The Tidar Mountain located in the center of Magelang, Central Java, has been known as “the crater of candradimuka” (famous crater in the Mahabharata legend, into which the gods thrown Bhima’s son Gatotkaca—as a baby—and he became invincible) for Military Academy cadets with their legendary drum band troupe, Macan Tidar, or the Tidar Tiger. The Tidar region has been recognized as the main reserve of leaders for the Indonesian National Army (TNI).

As a matter of fact, the oral history developed in the community has told that, if the island of Java is folded, then the Mount Tidar would be located right on the middle. A notion later arisen that Tidar Mountain is the pakuning (paku is nail in Javanese and Indonesian) of the land of Java. Based on this view, reputedly, the military academy was then established in the valley of Tidar.

Nevertheless, something was different on that day, Saturday, May 14, 2011. The Carnival of Paku Tidar participated by 23 art groups from the city and regencey of Magelang, has melt away the “eeriness” of Mount Tidar.

Diverse traditional art groups which have become somewhat counter-culture for the establishment of keratin art and have now been known much, such as the grasak dance, warok bocah, dayaan, jingkrak (prancing) sundang, and topeng ireng (black mask), performed enthusiastically despite the heavy rains.
Prior to the carnival, a spiritual ritual of Mount Tidar was conducted by saying a prayer at the tomb of Sheikh Subakir led by an artist from Magelang, ES Wibowo. Potpourri of red and white roses, kantil, jasmine, cananga (ylang-ylang), champaka, and betel leaves was spread at the tomb of the grave.
In their prayers, the artists drew an imaginary line from the summit of Mount Tidar to the zero kilometer point in front of the Liong Hok Bio Shrine (Magelang’s city square) where the line was believed to be a bridge for uniting people. “This is an effort and a hope for a peaceful, harmonious, and prosperous Magelang,” said ES Wibowo.

Such ritual, which was called Suluk Gunung Tidar, performed at the grave of a significant figure to mark an age, has been conducted at the graves of Kyai Semar, Prabu Purbowo, Kiai Sepanjang, and Sheikh Subakir. “The location of the mountain in the center of the city is extraordinary, being the source of life, a reserve of living. We therefore have to preserve its environment,” Wibowo said.

Once the carnival entourage arrived in Magelang city square, the event was continued with art performances and cultural oration by the caregivers of Pondok Pesantren (Islamic School) of Tegalrejo in Magelang, KH Muhammad Yusuf Chudlori (better known as Gus Yusuf) and Magelang’s Deputy Mayor, Joko Prasetyo.
Gus Yusuf said in his oration that the event was a gathering of kinship between government officials, religious communities and various elements of the society to bond and build mutual respect for each other. “It’s a sign that people still love the Garuda Pancasila (the symbol of the state) and the Unity in Diversity (the national slogan),” he said aloud.
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Have you ever view Merapi mountain from near? Few people actually get to watch a live volcano erupt, which, from a safe distance away, is an amazing experience.
At Ketep Pass a relatively new resort located in Ketep, Sawangan, here, some 35 kilometers south of the regental capital, Magelang this exciting spectacle can be experienced from some 1,200 meters above sea level. Lava is clearly visible as it is emitted from the peak of the neighboring 2,911-meter Mount Merapi, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. At night, the descending lava is a dramatic display of natural fireworks, which can be witnessed with the naked eye.



Separated only by a valley, Mount Merapi seems but a stone's throw away from Ketep to the north. Even without a telescope, visitors can observe the peak of Mount Merapi clearly in daylight hours from Ketep. Such is the proximity that the thunderous sound of the volcano expelling lava can also be heard sometimes in Ketep.



Yet, visitors need not worry as, even in a major eruption, the valley would prevent the lava from reaching the site. "Besides, experience also shows that the lava has never traveled toward the north: It has always moved either southward or westward," Ketep Pass manager M. Hariadi told The Jakarta Post recently.
Viewing Mount Merapi from a distance is not the only attraction that Ketep offers tourists. Officially opened by then president Megawati Soekarnoputri on Oct. 17, 2002, Ketep was designed as a volcano-based tourist destination. As such, the resort also has other attractions. Among these are a volcano center, volcano theater and the Pelataran Panca Arga (Panca Arga plain).

From the parking lot in, the venue is an attractive one. Stepping onto an open field, visitors can enjoy the magnificence and beauty of both the slopes and the peak of Mount Merapi. If they wish to use a telescope, they can rent one from local children at Rp 1,000, with no time limit.
Tourists hoping to enjoy this particular attraction, however, are at the mercy of the weather. If they are lucky, no clouds will obscure the volcano. If not, they must wait for the clouds to clear.

Ketep is accessible from Magelang, Surakarta, or even Yogyakarta by public or private transportation. All means of transportation can directly reach Ketep.

Here The Map Ketep Pass From Borobudur
A = Ketep Pass
B = Borobudur


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Sky Falls Sekaror that called Sekar Langit Water Fall is one of tourism place in Magelang. Complete address located in the village sky Sekar Tlogorejo, Grabag district, Magelang regency, is a waterfall on the slopes of the mountain with a height of Andong and Telomoyo waterfall about 25 meters. Its about 15 Km from Magelang city.



Armed with information from a person’s story, we went to Magelang, which is currently the main road has been widened so that a shorter trip. From the intersection Secang, we take the road straight through the Gaza-Ambarawa Secang then turn right toward the Grabag.

Location tourist area located at the corner ramp with a small road signs are almost out of our eye observations. Fortunately we know the sign I was and turned toward the parking area that is still hardened textured soils.

Here Sekar Langit Maps from Borobudur
A = Sekar Langit
B = Borobudur

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Kedung Kayang waterfall is accuratelly situated at Wonolelo village, Sawangan subdistrict. This tourist attraction has amazing Merapi and Merbabu lanscapes with 400 metres high over the sea level.Kedung Kayang waterfall is near from Ketep Pass in Magelang Maybe around 2 hours from Jogjakarta.

To go to area you must through difficult area. But don't give up, because the phanorama that will you get is beautiful and amazing. You will feel fresh air mountain and fresh water. There are much big stone, maybe its from Merapi mountain eruption.

Here Kedung Kayang From Borobudur and Ketep Pass
A = Kedung Kayang
B = Borobudur
C = Ketep Pass

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Will you visit Borobudur Temple? if you visit Borobudur Temple dont forget to visit Pawon Temple, it near from Borobudur temple, just about 1,75 Km. Complete location in Mendut Village sub district Mungkid, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

Candi Pawon (Pawon Temple) is not a grave but as a place to keep King Indra's weapon namely Vajranala.When appreciating in detail, its sculpture is the beginning of Borobudur sculpture.




Pawon Temple is not a grave but as a place to keep King Indra's weapon namely Vajranala. This temple was built with volcanic stones. Architecturally it is a blend of old Javanese Hindu and Indian art. Pawon temple is exactly in the central point of the straight line stretched from Borobudur to Mendut Temple.

Perhaps it was built for kubera. It is on a wide rather terrace with steps. All parts are decorated with stupa(s) on dagoba(s) and its outside walls with symbolic pictures.

Here to go to Mendut Temple from Borobudur Temple
A = Pawon Temple
B = Borobudur Temple
C = Mendut Temple


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Have you go to Mendut Temple? If you come to Magelang, beside you visit Borobudur temple you can also visit another temple like Mendut Temple. The location near from Borobudur Temple its about 2,87 Km. Complete location in Mendut Village sub district Mungkid, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.



Mendut Temple is the older temple than Borobudur Temple. There are stories for children on its walls. It is located 1 km to the east of Pawon temple. There are magnificent statues of Buddha inside the temples. For Waisak ceremony, the offering and the praying start in this temple.

Mendut Temple is frequently used to celebrate the Waisak day every May full moon and the pilgrims from Indonesia and all parts of the world come to this ceremony. Its architecture is square, and have an entrance on its steps. Its roof is also square and terraced. There are stupas (= bell-shaped structures) on it.

Here to go to Mendut Temple from Borobudur Temple
A = Pawon Temple
B = Borobudur Temple
C = Mendut Temple


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Overlooking eight volcanoes, the ultra-romantic Losari Spa retreat and Coffee Plantation in Magelang stands on 22 hectares of a lush coffee plantation secluded high above Central Java. Outdoor adventure seekers can ride elephants, tour ancient temples, play golf and tennis, raft, fish, mountain bike, hike, and tour the countryside aboard a 1902 steam train.


Location : Losari village, Grabag, Magelang, Indonesia

The 1920's Dutch Colonial plantation still produces high- quality organic robusta coffee beans. The centerpiece Club House, once the home of the plantation's owners, now features high tea on its sprawling verandas and tourists mingling in the main areas, library and music room. The resort's Hamman, a real Turkish bath, indulges visitors with natural oil massages, scrubs and treatments developed in Javanese royal palaces.

The pampering continues with room service during certain hours and eclectic fusion of Mediterranean gourmet in the resort's Java Red Restaurant and Indonesian nouvelle cuisine in the Java Green Restaurant. The Plantation Bar offers guests cigars, wines, spirits, hors d'oeuvres, billiards and radiant sunsets.



The resort features a spring-fed outdoor pool with swim-up and poolside bars, while instructors on shaded terraces teach yoga and tai chi. Perks also include a tennis club; complimentary breakfasts and Internet access; fitness equipment; business center and conference rooms for 200 people; banquet, wedding and catering services; children's pool and supervised Kids Club day-care services.
Designed in traditional Javanese style, the resort's 26 air-conditioned, villas offer intricately carved teakwood fixtures and furnishings, verandas, DVD and CD players, Internet access, safes, refrigerators, minibars, bathrobes, and sunken mosaic, red marble, copper and stone bathtubs.

Losari Spa retreat & Coffee Plantation presents the perfect getaway, where guests seeking sanctuary can relax, sip coffee and admire Central Java's natural beauty, whether from inside a vintage locomotive, aboard elephants or while basking in the sunlight and cool breezes on the verandas.

More info : losaricoffeeplantation.com

A = Magelang city
B = Losari (location)
C = Grabag
D = Secang
You may go to Losari Hotel through away Grabag or Secang, but its easy if you go to Losari Trough Secang


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With 15 room, this properti have all facility and good service from 4 star hotel. Every hotel room offer free smoking area room, shower, storage box every room. There are tour fiture, car parking area, room service. There are also swimming pool and sauna for guest that like to sport and refreshing.

Location : Tanjungan Village Borobudur, Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia
Phone : +62 293 788 888

The resort offers an outstanding view of the Borobudur Temple, Mount Merapi, Menoreh Hill and surrounded by lush teak forests.  Be amazed of an unforgettable experience of sunrise over Borobudur from our wooden deck, where you get the impression that wherever you go, the Borobudur Temple follows.
 






PLataran Borobudur is equipped with various excellent facilities, among them are the Patio Lounge & Restaurant which offers a variety of fine dining international and Indonesia cuisine, the Padma SPA & Yoga Club with its concept of detoxification, luxurious Villas with private pools, Paddy Field Cabana a monastic retreat – Spartan but comfortably cozy – ideal for serene contemplation and meditation, an escape from stress and worry and the madding crowd, traditional contemporary – unique, a large main Swimming Pool, Borobudur Cultural Heritage Theater, and Menoreh Open Air Deck. Various activities conducted by special and warm staffs also available to ensure an absolute experience while staying at PLataran Borobudur.

More info  go to : http://www.plataranborobudur.com/
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Taman kyai langgeng merupakan tempat rekreasi terletak di jalan Cempaka, hanya 1 Km dari pusat kota Magelang.Taman Kyai Langgeng dengan luas seluruhnya meliputi 28 hektar, letaknya sekitar 1 kilometer dari pusat kota ke arah selatan. Taman wisata ini memiliki ratusan koleksi tanaman langka yang bisa dimanfaatkan sebagai obyek penelitian. Obyek wisata ini terletak sekitar 19 Kilometer dari Candi Borobudur, 35 kilometer dari Kopeng atau 50 Kilometer dari Candi Pramabanan dan 42 kilometer dari Monumen Jogja Kembali.

Kyai Langgeng adalah sebuah nama yang diambil dari nama salah seorang pejuang dibawah pimpinan Pangeran Diponegoro, satu diantara pahlawan-pahlawan Indonesia yang berjuang dengan gagah berani merebut kemerdekaan melawan penjajah Belanda selama perang Diponegoro (1825 - 1830). Dasar dijadikannya sebuah Taman dengan menggunakan nama Kyai Langgeng karena almarhumah, dimakamkan di kawasan ini. Makam tersebut masih ada dan terawat hingga sekarang ini.

Berwisata ke taman ini merupakan suatu keasyikan tersendiri. Selain taman yang ditata secara rapi, ternyata banyak sekali tawaran kenikmatan dengan keunikan-keunikan yang dimiliki dan fasilitas-fasilitas lain tersedia di dalamnya. Suatu pesona panorama alam menakjubkan yang dapat mengisi "kekosongan jiwa" para pengunjungnya secara sempurna.

Ketika kehidupan kota yang sarat dengan segala problematika kesemrawutannya membiasakan kebosanan dan kejenuhan, orang membutuhkan suasana baru yang dapat memberi kenyamanan dan ketentraman. Kita tahu bahwa saat sekarang kehidupan di perkotaan terbebani dengan aneka pencemaran (polusi) sebagai dampak pembangunan yang terus berkembang.

Kemajuan teknologi di satu sisi memang mengangkat derajat ekonomi masyarakat, namun disisi lain teknologi memunculkan zat-zat beracun berbahaya yang selalu mengancam keselamatan manusia. Limbah-limbah industri yang dibuang melalui cerobong pabrik mengeluarkan gas-gas seperti belerang/sulfur (S) dan timah hitam (Pb). Kendaraan bermotor membuang gas karbondioksida (CO2) dan methan (CH4), sisa-sisa obat-obatan pemberantas hama tanaman seperti DDT, dan sebagainya. Semua gas pencemar ini berakibat terganggunya kesehatan.


Fasilitas-fasiltias penunjang yang dimiliki Taman Kyai Langgeng adalah sebuah kolam renang yang dipisah menjadi dua dengan pembatas terapung. Masing-masing untuk anak-anak dengan kedalaman 1 meter dan untuk orang dewasa sedalam 2 meter. Kolam renang ini dilengkapi dengan menara peluncur bergelombang dan tentunya tempat bilas serta ganti.

Di samping itu, pesona lain yang tesedia adalah koleksi patung-patung dinosaurus, gelanggang pemancingan, taman lalu-lintas, rumah aquarium, rumah kaca, panggung terbuka, arena untuk bermain go-cart, sungai untuk nerkano dan arung jeram, toko-toko cinderamata, pasar buah-buahan tropis, lapangan tennis di dalam ruangan dan hotel.

Taman Kyai Langgeng dengan fasilitas-fasilitas yang telah dimiliki tersebut, membanggakan kenyamanan udaranya yang cerah dengan matahari yang selalu bersinar, pandangan alam yang indah dan memukau, keramah tamahan yang wajar danpenuh k ehirmatan. Ini semua menjadikan taman tersebut sebuah surga, paduan antara anugerah alam dan buatan manusia.

Apabila, pengunjung tertarik dalam hal sejarah, alam, olah raga atau sekedar bersantaim, Taman Kyai Langgeng menyediakan untuk semua orang.
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Kyai Langgeng Park is vacation place. It located at the western part of Magelang, and occupying land of about 19 hectares, with the tranquility of a rural atmosphere, is easily accessible as it lies only about 1 km from the center of the town. Convenient public transport brings the tourist there, leaving town life behind to go back to nature.

The park is about 1 kilometer south of Magelang city center. The park is actually situated on Jalan Cempaka, Magelang. From Magelang bus station you can get to KLP by taking a bus having the route of Magelang-Wonosobo or Magelang-Tidar, and you stop at the KLP site.
KLP is within an area of 28 acres, offering a very beautiful natural view and clean environment. This park is not far form Mount Merapi, so the atmosphere around the area is fresh and cool.

Built by the local government of Magelang Municipality and opened its gate to the public in 1987, Kyai Langgeng Park now provides of many kinds collection of rare plants from all over Indonesia, collection of dinosaurs statues, fishing pond, traffic gardens, aquariums, green house, swimming pool, open air theater, large cages of various kinds of tropical birds, various kinds of animals from the bigger to the smaller ones, arena for go-carts, a river for canoeing and wild water surfing, restaurants, souvenir shops, tropical fruit market, indoor tennis court, hotel and many other things to see, to do and to enjoy.

This park is named after one of the followers of Prince Diponegoro, one of the Indonesian heroes who fought bravely against the Colonialists during Diponegoro's war (1825-1830). The late Kyai Langgeng was buried in this area and his burial can still be found here. For now and the future the Local Government of Magelang Municipality will move on to invest in new recreational facilities for all levels of the community.
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Borobudur is biggest temple in Indonesia. The location at Magelang, Central Java.

Borobudur - the mountain of the virtues - is first a landscape, the landscape which, over a thousand years ago, met the eyes of those who came on pilgrimage here to seek the inner peace to which all believers in the Buddha aspire.

It has hardly changed. In the distance, two volcanoes; one evermenacing,
glows red in the night. All around, in the middle distance, a ring of mountains of dark stone, with crests of strange, sometimes almost human, shape. Built of this same volcanic stone, Borobudur emerges from a delicate green background of tropical vegetation. The external monument has often been described: ‘four square terraces surmounted by three circular terraces bearing seventy-two stupas and as many statues of Buddha, all dominated by a great central stupa. Dr. Soekmono describes it with the emotion of an Indonesian and the science of an archeologist.

Chandi Borobudur has no inner space, no place where devotees could worship. Most likely it is a place of pilgrimage, where Buddhists can seek after the Highest Wisdom. The passages all around the edifice, successively mounting to the uppermost terraces, are evidently meant for ritual circumambulations. Guided and instructed by the narrative reliefs, the pilgrim proceeds from one terrace to another in silent contemplation.
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Borobudur merupakan candi terbesar di Indonesia. Candi Borobudur yang terletak di Magelang, Jawa Tengah, selain menjadi obyek wisata yang ramai dikunjungi, juga menjadi pusat ibadat bagi penganut Buddha di Indonesia khususnya pada setiap perayaan Waisak. Hal ini sesuai dengan arti namanya yaitu "biara di perbukitan". Saat ini Borobudur ditetapkan sebagai salah satu Warisan Dunia UNESCO.

Candi Borobudur didirikan sekitar tahun 800-an Masehi oleh para penganut agama Buddha Wahayana. Dalam sejarah candi borobudur, terdapat berbagai teori yang menjelaskan asal usul nama candi borobudur. Salah satunya menyatakan bahwa nama borobudur kemungkinan berasal dari kata Sambharabhudhara yang artinya “gunung” (bhudara) di mana di lereng-lerengnya terletak teras-teras.



Selain itu terdapat beberapa etimologi rakyat lainnya. Misalkan kata borobudur berasal dari ucapan “para Buddha” yang karena pergeseran bunyi menjadi borobudur. Penjelasan lain ialah bahwa nama ini berasal dari dua kata “bara” dan “beduhur”. Kata bara konon berasal dari kata vihara, sementara ada pula penjelasan lain di mana bara berasal dari bahasa Sansekerta yang artinya kompleks candi atau biara dan beduhur artinya ialah “tinggi”, atau mengingatkan dalam bahasa Bali yang berarti “di atas”. Jadi maksudnya ialah sebuah biara atau asrama yang berada di tanah tinggi.

Sejarawan J.G. de Casparis dalam disertasinya untuk mendapatkan gelar doktor pada 1950 berpendapat bahwa Borobudur adalah tempat pemujaan. Berdasarkan prasasti Karangtengah dan Kahulunan, Casparis memperkirakan pendiri Borobudur adalah raja Mataram dari wangsa Syailendra bernama Samaratungga, yang melakukan pembangunan sekitar tahun 824 M.

Bangunan raksasa itu baru dapat diselesaikan pada masa putrinya, Ratu Pramudawardhani. Pembangunan Borobudur diperkirakan memakan waktu setengah abad. Dalam prasasti Karangtengah pula disebutkan mengenai penganugerahan tanah sima (tanah bebas pajak) oleh √ár? Kahulunan (Pramudawardhani) untuk memelihara Kam?l?n yang disebut Bh?misambh?ra. Istilah Kam?l?n sendiri berasal dari kata mula yang berarti tempat asal muasal, bangunan suci untuk memuliakan leluhur, kemungkinan leluhur dari wangsa Sailendra. Casparis memperkirakan bahwa Bh?mi Sambh?ra Bhudh?ra dalam bahasa sansekerta yang berarti “Bukit himpunan kebajikan sepuluh tingkatan boddhisattwa”, adalah nama asli Borobudur.

Letak candi ini diatas perbukitan yang terletak di Desa Borobudur, Mungkid, Magelang atau 42 km sebelah laut kota Yogyakarta. Dikelilingi Bukit Manoreh yang membujur dari arah timur ke barat. Sementara di sebelah timur terdapat Gunung Merapi dan Merbau, serta disebelah barat ada Gunumg Sindoro dan Gunung Sumbing.

Dibutuhkan tak kurang dari 2 juta balok batu andesit atau setara dengan 50.000m persegi untuk membangun Candi Borobudur ini. Berat keseluruhan candi mencapai 3,5 juta ton. Seperti umumnya bangunan candi, Bororbudur memiliki 3 bagian bangunan, yaitu kaki, badan dan atas. Bangunan kaki disebut Kamadhatu, yang menceritakan tentang kesadaran yang dipenuhi dengan hawa nafsu dan sifat-sifat kebinatangan. Kemudian Ruphadatu, yang bermakna sebuah tingkatan kesadaran manusia yang masih terikat hawa nafsu, materi dan bentuk. Sedangkan Aruphadatu yang tak lagi terikat hawa nafsu, materi dan bentuk digambarkan dalam bentuk stupa induk yang kosong. Hal ini hanya dapat dicapai dengan keinginan dan kekosongan
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