Indonesia: Yogyakarta villages have potential to be developed into rural tourist spots

Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2014


download-53The special autonomous province of Yogyakarta in Indonesia, which boasts of rich history and culture and has several tourist attractions, continues to intensify its efforts to promote its tourism villages.Yogyakarta is one of the leading cultural centers in Java and is blessed with many beautiful villages, which are being developed and promoted to attract as many tourists as possible.


Every district in Yogyakarta has numerous villages that can be developed into rural tourist spots, one of them being the Kembangarum village.”A visit to the Kembangarum tourism village is considered incomplete without exploring the Arum Laris Art House, where the tourists can learn about the traditional Javanese music instrument of gamelan,” Kembangarum village spokesman Heri Kustriatmo stated in Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Wednesday.

Besides this, he noted that the village management also offers batik and painting courses to the tourists. The visitors can later take home the art work, which they created during the course.According to him, the tourists visiting the Kembangarum tourism village will be given information and a demonstration on how to plough fields, plant rice saplings, and ways to manage aquaculture.He reported that the concept of a tourism village has inspired him to develop a model of education that the real world can implement while living in harmony with nature.The concept was developed several years ago, when the governments of several districts in Yogyakarta realized that the visitors can be offered much more than the familiar attractions such as Yogya Keraton, as well as the Borobudur and Prambanan temples.


He further added that the Kembangarum tourism village, which occupies a 22-hectare plot of land, was inaugurated in 2005, as it offered ample arena for games and other attractions for the visitors.”The Kembangarum tourism village is located at the slope of Mount Merapi, at an altitude of 700 meters above the sea level, thus enabling the tourists to enjoy the fresh and cool mountain air,” he emphasized.

According to him, Kembangarum is also rightfully known as the tourism village of education in Yogyakarta, since the visitors can not just enjoy the panoramic beauty of its surroundings, but also gain an insight into the local culture and tradition.Popular tourism villages in the Yogyakarta province are located in the districts of Sleman, Kulonprogro, Bantul, Gunung Kidul, and the city of Yogyakarta.



Tags: ,

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow Us
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 





    More Events...