Borobudur Sunrise tour via Punthuk Setumbu is the best choice at a low cost to enjoy the beauty of the sunrise around the Borobudur area. This tour will take visitors to a small hill about 4 kilometers to the west direction of Borobudur Temple area. This small hill named Punthuk Setumbu. The spot on the top of this hill is one of the best places to watch the sunrise with the background of Mount Merapi and Merbabu. From this place the tourists can also see the small shadow of the imprisoned Borobudur Temple by the sea of mist and trees.
Punthuk Setumbu hill is a small mountain with the top point of approximately 400 meters above sea level. This hill is a cluster path Menoreh hills. The path can be seen clearly, starting from the southern area of Borobudur temple to the west. This place was only a farmer field. After a photographer captures an image of a beautiful sunrise appears between two volcanoes with the shadow of the Borobudur Temple covered in fog located on the feet of the two volcanoes. The photo is very attractive and direct people need to see with their own eyes. And finally, hundreds of people come to this place and wait for the sun to rise.
Punthuk Setumbu will always make different morning views. Sometimes a thin mist blankets the surrounding area. On the other day, Merapi and Merbabu volcano were covered with cloud but Borobudur temple was clearly visible. Sometimes also everything is clearly visible without fog. Visitors may witness the sun slowly move up between Mount Merapi or Merbabu. They can also witness the splendor Borobudur Temple from a distance.
Visitors who want to see the beauty of Borobudur Sunrise via Punthuk Setumbu must arrive at this place before 5 am. From the parking area at the foot of the hill, visitors will be directed to walk through the footpath around 15 up to 20 minutes. The path to the top is good. Punthuk Setumbu hilltop is a large place surrounded by safety fences. This place is where the visitors can enjoy the natural beauty around the Borobudur temple. There are wooden chairs that can be used to sit while waiting for the sun to rise.
The Best Time to Visit Punthuk Setumbu
If you are a photographer and want to capture the beauty of the Punthuk Setumbu sunrise, then the best time to come is during the dry season which is around June to August. In these months, the sun will rise right in the middle between Mount Merbabu and Mount Merapi. Besides, you will have bigger opportunity to get good weather. The scenery is usually seen clearly without being covered with cloudy fog.
Location and Access to Punthuk Setumbu
Punthuk Setumbu hill is located nearby from Borobudur Temple, precisely on Jl.Borobudur Ngadiharjo km 3, Dusun Kerahan, Karangrejo Village, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java. Driving from Yogyakarta is about 1 hour by private car. From the entrance of Borobudur Park entrance please head towards the Aman Jiwo Ressort, then continue to the right at the first intersection. And then follow the directions that read Borobudur Nirvana Sunrise. Please turn right following directions until you reach the parking area of Punthuk Setumbu hill.
TheTicket Price of Bukit Punthuk Setumbu Sunrise 2020
On weekday, the price of admission to Bukit Punthuk Setumbu is IDR 20,000.00. While on weekends, the price of admission to Punthuk Setumbu is the same IDR 20,000.00. Ticket prices for foreign tourists are IDR 50,000.