Exploring Mangunan, a Forest With Countless Hills


Mangunan is a pine forest area located in Mangunan village, Dlingo District, Bantul Regency. This forest is quite extensive and some of its spots have been developed into tourist destinations. There are several viewing post built around this pine forest.

Bukit Panguk Kediwung. via Instagram/adingattamimi

Some places offer spectacular views of the city of Yogyakarta at night. Others offer refreshing views of the hills. Here are some of tourist attractions you can find in the Mangunan pine forest.

Jurang Tambelan

Jurang Tambelan. via Instagram/lizam_dhevil

Jurang Tambelan is a place to see the beauty of simple natural scenery. From the height of this place, you can see the green hills and a river flowing in a valley. There is a photo platform formed like a traditional boat here. The best time to visit this place is at sunset.

Mangunan Fruit Farm

Kebun Buah Mangunan. via Instagram/yogyaofficial

Although the name implies that this is a fruit orchard, the main attraction in this place is an extraordinary viewing post. You can see the beauty of the natural scenery from a wide viewing post, with a fence made of concrete. If it comes in the morning and evening, you can see the clouds under your feet. The batik motif of the beauty of the sunset over the clouds is a surreal experience.

Pinus Pengger

Pinus Pengger. via Instagram/ameliadevira06

This place is a viewing post which was later developed into a selfie spot. The management built a selfie place in the form of some sort of trees with many holes and roots. You can also see the wonderful view of Yogyakarta from this place. The best time to come to Pinus Pengger is at night because the light of Yogyakarta city will be very spectacular in the dark.

Bukit Panguk Kediwung

Bukit Panguk Kediwung. via Instagram/adi_mrizal

This place is a viewing post that is mostly visited to enjoy the sunset. There is a platform where you take a photo with a background of green hills and charming sunset. Usually there is a thin mist covering the valleys between the hills here.

Pinus Asri Karangasem

Pinus Asri Karangasem. via Instagram/mita_oci

In Pinus Asri Karangasem, there is also a viewing post overlooking a vast expanse of green land. Unlike other landscapes, here you can see flat and not hilly green forests. The horizon in the distance can be clearly seen. There is also a built-in photo platform and also a small celosia garden.

Becici Peak

Puncak Becici at sunset. via Instagram/sitihoiriyah16

This place also has a great view of the city of Yogyakarta. If you come at sunset, you can even see the transition from daylight to a spectacular dark night. The colorful twilight sky which is then combined with the lights of the city of Yogyakarta creates an amazing sight.

Seribu Batu Songgo Langit

A rainbow among the monochrome. via Instagram/nindy_dwipratiwi

As the name suggests, there are lots of rocks in this tourist area. Located in a cool forest, Seribu Batu Songgo Langit is an interesting educational destination for the family. You can find the hobbit house here, which is close to many large rocks.

Randusari Waterfall

Randusari Waterfall. via Instagram/upiecupi

This is a small waterfall, dropping from a height of about 15 meters. This stream falls into a pond that is not too deep, but the whole area is quite exotic because it is under the trees’ shade. This waterfall is not too big, but the water will be very refreshing for those of you who are getting tired after visiting many attractions in this area.

Bukit Lintang Sewu

Lintang Sewu. via Instagram/rahmat_widodo1

Bukit Lintang Sewu is different from most spots in Mangunan. Bukit Lintang Sewu is the most ideal place to enjoy the sunrise. The morning panorama here is very beautiful because this hill is naturally facing east. You can also take pictures on an upside down house platform. In addition, you can also enjoy the views of the green hills.

Watu Mabur Cliff

Watu Mabur. via instagram/vembri_prima

In this place, besides enjoying the beauty of the sunset, you can also do many outdoor activities. You can do camping here. The night view here is equally beautiful. In the middle of the night, you can see the clear starry sky because there is not much light pollution on this hill.

Mangunan pine forest. via Instagram/rafirss

Mangunan is a hilly area with cool pine forests. There are many interesting spots that can be visited in this place, mostly in the form of viewing posts and selfie places with spectacular views.

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