Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

LANGSE CAVE (Goa Langse) + DEVIL’S TRACK

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS CAVE?

QUIET PLACE
If you looking quiet and peaceful place. It might be suitable for you.
You can also doing meditation inside of cave.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice view, blue ocean, horizontal line.
You can hear the sound of the wave, birds and the sound of blowing wind.
You can also watch sunset from here. One of the best place to see the sunset.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
If you like outdoor exercise, you might love this place.
You need climb down, hike and concentration to reach this place.
If you need more challenge and had a lot of courage, you can try to pass the bridge between two rock.

HISTORICAL CAVE
The Langse cave used by first King of Islamic Mataram (Panembahan Senopati) to get vision before become a king.
He got vision/informed by Queen of South Ocean that he will be a king in Java island.

CLOSE TO OTHER TOURISM SITE
This place are close to beautiful UNMAINSTREAM place. Such as, PARANGENDOG, PARANGTRITIS BEACH, PARANGKUSUMO BEACH, DEPOK BEACH, IMOGIRI ROYAL CEMETARY etc. It just only one way to the site. So, you spend your time effectively to visit these place.

Inside cave:

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Dare devils track to the cave:

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*) Better don’t visit in rain condition or after rain. It’s slippery.

Dare devils track to the cave:

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*) Watch your step, it close to deep cliff.

WHERE IS IT?

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

DISTANCE:
About 30km to south from downtown Yogyakarta or about 1 hours depend on traffic.

MAP:

No mark yet on Google map.

Another dare devils track:

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*) Sometime you just don’t know why your legs are shaking.

HOW TO GET TO THE CAVE:

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no public transport over there. The Bus just only till Parangtritis beach. First, you can use Trans Jogja to Giwangan bus station (Terminal bis Giwangan), ticket about IDR4000. Then change bus, from Giwangan bus station to Parangtritis. Then, you need taxi motor to the cave.

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop in Parangtritis beach, then take taxi motor
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 small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop in Parangtritis beach, then take taxi motor
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 small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop in Parangtritis beach, then take taxi motor
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop in Parangtritis beach, then take taxi motor.

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

**) Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as guide (Couchsurfer) for good reason.

Watching the ocean:

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*) It’s worth it after pass the devil’s track. 🙂

ENTRY TICKET:
IDR10,000/person

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are weak signal for your cell phone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There is only one simple cafe.

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

*) Don’t forget to bring extra clothes cause you gonna sweat after climb the hill.

GET A BIG PICTURE ABOUT LANGSE CAVE FROM VIDEO:

*) If you like quiet sensation, better you don’t visit on weekend.
**) Be careful when you want to see sunset. Thinking how to get back to parking area cause they have no electricity et all.
***) At Tuesday night or thursday night sometime a lot of javanese people doing meditation inside of the cave.

2 thoughts on “LANGSE CAVE (Goa Langse) + DEVIL’S TRACK

  1. Nikolina Petrac

    I checked you web site and it’s really great! I agree that is different than many other sites.
    There are so many amazing places around that you made planning this trip even more difficult. 😉 We will stay in Yogyakarta for only 3 days and is it impossible to do everything I would like, specially non touristic things?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Thanks.
      It’s gonna very rush and tiring if you wanna do whole those things in 3 days.
      Better you choose which destination you prefer to visit or just follow my itineraries.
      Cheers.

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