Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

BINTANG HILL (Bukit Bintang) + FREE Sunset + Coconut water

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS PLACE?

BEST SUNSET MOMENT
Bukit Bintang is the best place to watch sunset with relax and nice view.
At least you arrived on 5.15 pm at Bintang hill, if you don’t want miss the sunset.

CHEAP
The entry ticket is none, you just need buy a drink in the cafe such as COCONUT WATER.
The price only Rp9,000. This drink can avoid you from dehydration and cheap place to watch perfect sunset.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice view, quiet and peaceful.
You also can see the nice rice field, forest, houses, streets, lights in the night.

CLOSE TO UNMAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE IN GUNUNG KIDUL
This place are close to beautiful UNMAINSTREAM place in Gunung Kidul. Such as, NGLANGGERAN PRIMORDIAL VOLCANO, RATU BOKO TEMPLE, IJO TEMPLE, SRI GETHUK WATERFALL, PINDUL CAVE, JOMBLANG CAVE, GUNUNG KIDUL BEACHES etc. It just only one way to the site. So, you spend your time effectively after visit these place to get relax and watch the best sunset.
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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa):
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Patuk
Regency (Kabupaten): Gunung Kidul
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta

DISTANCE TO THE SITE:
About 8 Km to the east from downtown or about 30 – 45 minutes to east from downtown Yogyakarta.

MAP:
HOW TO GET TO THE SITE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. First, Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. You must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Giwangan bus station (Terminal Bus Giwangan), and then change bus to Wonosari city, ticket about IDR10,000. Then you ask to “kernet” (The man whom you will pay the bus ticket) that you will stop on Bukit Bintang, Pathuk, Gunung kidul. Then, choose the cafe that you want to enjoy the sunset or you can enjoy it at the edge of the street. Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Bukit Bintang, Pathuk.
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Tungkak shelter/halte.
Then, take Route 4A – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Bukit Bintang, Pathuk.
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Tungkak shelter/halte.
Then, take Route 4A – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Bukit Bintang, Pathuk.
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Bukit Bintang, Pathuk.

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

WATCH THE SUNSET FROM VIDEO:

TICKET:
None
Coconut water Rp9000

*) Coconut water available in white sugar, brown sugar and Frambozen syrup. If you like fresh one, you should request and say “tanpa gula”.

**) For foreigner i recommend: Don’t drink with ice cube in any restaurant or street food in Indonesia, because indonesian ice cube made from not boiled water. It contain bacteria (E. Coli) that can makes stomach problem or diarrhea. Indonesian intestine become immune (adapted) to this bacteria, but not for foreigner (american and european especially).

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Weak signal for your cell phone.

ANOTHER VIDEO:

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some local/simple/traditional cafe.

*) I recommend ‘Sido Kumpul’ restaurant because the worker and the management are the honest people. Once time traveler from USA forget his bag and left in this restaurant, he realize it when he just arrive at his hotel. Then he come back at this restaurant and found nothing is missing inside his bag. His passport and cash money IDR 30 million still inside of the bag. He is really glad when know nothing is missing. So, he give cash money IDR 50k to every worker and IDR 100k for front staff. What the honest people here!

**) For foreigner i recommend: Don’t drink with ice cube in any restaurant or street food in Indonesia, because indonesian ice cube made from not boiled water. It contain bacteria (E. Coli) that can makes stomach problem or diarrhea. Indonesian intestine become immune (adapted) to this bacteria, but not for expat (american and european especially).

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet. Better you bring your own tissue.

*) Better you visit Bintang Hill as last destination from visiting tourism destination in Gunung Kidul. Manage your schedule, so you are not miss the sunset. At least you arrived on 5.15 pm at Bintang hill (Bukit Bintang).

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