Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

Mangunan Fruit Garden (Kebun Buah Mangunan) + SUNRISE

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS PLACE?

VIRAL DESTINATION
Mangunan fruit garden become popular in social media since 2 years ago.
It become busy and crowded in weekend or holiday.
So many young people visiting this place just to see the sunrise.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice view, beautiful green forest, hills, valley and river.
A nice sunrise and sunset also provide in this place.

CHEAP FRUIT
If you like fruits, you might love this place.
You will found so many fruits and pay very cheap in harvest time.

CLOSE TO UNMAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE
This place are close to beautiful UNMAINSTREAM place. Such as, IMOGIRI ROYAL CEMETERYCERME CAVE, NASI PECEL IMOGIRI, BATIK IMOGIRI, AIR TERJUN LEPO, HUTAN PINUS IMOGIRI, PARANGTRITIS BEACH,PARANGKUSUMO BEACH, DEPOK BEACH,  etc. You can combine to visit these place.

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DESCRIPTION:

This fruit garden promoted by local government since 2010.

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Mangunan
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Dlingo
Regency (Kabupaten): Bantul
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta

MAP:

DISTANCE:
About 40 km to south from downtown Yogyakarta or about 1  hour.

HOW TO GET TO THE location?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
You can use Trans Jogja to Giwangan bus station (Terminal bis Giwangan), ticket about IDR4000. Then change bus, from Giwangan bus station to Imogiri.  You stop on Imogiri bus station. Then, take a taxi motor to the Mangunan fruit garden. Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as guide (Couchsurfer) for good reason.

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take a bus to Imogiri  – Stop at Imogiri bus station.
Then, take the taxi motor to the Mangunan fruit garden.
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 Imogiri  – Stop at Imogiri bus station.
Then, take the taxi motor to the Mangunan fruit garden.
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 Imogiri  – Stop at Imogiri bus station.
Then, take the taxi motor to the Mangunan fruit garden.
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take a bus to Imogiri  – Stop at Imogiri bus station.
Then, take the taxi motor to the Mangunan fruit garden.

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

**) It always hard (impossible) to find a bus in early morning. Better you rent a motorcycle from Yogyakarta. Start 4 A.M if you don’t want miss sunrise.

***) It’s very hard to find the place for new visitor. You can ask to people that you met in the street. But, you have take off your helmet and turn off the engine. This is the local manner. Otherwise, it’s not polite.

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*) On summer, sometime the forest getting brown color. The Mangunan fruit garden will looks like abandon place cause they have not enough water.

HOW MUCH IT COST?

ENTRY TICKET AT MANGUNAN:
Rp5,000/person.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

SUNRISE
At least you arrived on 5.00 am

OPEN HOURS:
5 A.M – 6 P.M

*) For watching SUNRISE at MANGUNAN better you leave from Yogya at 4.00 am.

THE FRUITS AT MANGUNAN:

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*) Don’t think that you can eat every kind of fruits. Your visit should match with harvest time, so you can eat the fruit that you love.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some simple cafe.

*) 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 bring your own tissue.

PARKING FEE:
Scooter : IDR2K
Car : IDR5K

SUNRISE AT MANGUNAN:

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*) If you want see sunrise with cloud above the river, it should rain in the last night before. Otherwise, you won’t found the cloud/fog above the river.

GET A BIG PICTURE ABOUT MANGUNAN FROM VIDEO:

*) Even the concept is fruit garden, but people comes here for the sunrise and panorama view. Don’t expect too much to this fruit garden or don’t think that you can eat your favorite fruit. It looks like abandon place, especially in the summer. But, the sunrise and panorama are worth it.

SOME  ATTRACTIONS NEAR MANGUNAN:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Mangunan:

1. Pine tree forest (15 minutes from Magunan).
2. Bumi Langit organic plantation + restaurant (15 minutes from Mangunan).
3. Imogiri royal cemetery (20 minutes from Mangunan).
4. Pecel Imogiri (Salad + red rice restaurant) (20 minutes from Mangunan).
5. Cerme cave (30 minutes from Mangunan).
6. Jomblang cave (1 hour from Mangunan).

If you need transport, you can contact me.
My old brother is a driver, he drive so gently and he can speak english very well.
Here my number: +6281 2277 0029 (Whatsapp)
All in package (car, driver & gasoline) to Mangunan fruit garden and any other destination/sights  such as Bumi langit organic plantation, Imogiri royal cemetery and Cerme cave = Rp550.000. Maximum 5 persons for one car for 12 hours. Departing from Yogya at 4.00 am for sunrise.

Check the schedule to get more cheap by join and share the tour with other traveler:

Schedule of Yogya-Backpacker Tour 2016.xlsx

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN IN ‘CUSTOM & SHARED COST’ TOURS

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20 thoughts on “Mangunan Fruit Garden (Kebun Buah Mangunan) + SUNRISE

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      We didn’t see the fog/cloud above the river because no rain in the last night before.
      So, the condition to be able to see the fog is rain at the location in the last night before.
      Without that, you can’t found the fog (cloud) above the river. 😉

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Well, i already put my phone number above the comments.
      If you need more info about Mangunan fruit garden,
      you can text me (Whatsapp).

  1. Amy

    Hi Kunzyogya,

    Could you provide your email address?

    I am thinking of hiring a private car with driver in Yogya for at least a week. Details are long hence would prefer over whatsapp.

    Thank you!

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi Nurhidayah,

      You don’t have to hike it.
      The car can reach the top and parking there.
      So, you just need walking only to the sunrise spot in Mangunan.

      Regards,
      Kunzyogya

  2. TseYein

    Hi Kunzyogya,

    Do car taxi go to Mangunan fruit garden too? or are there only ojek available? And what about when going back to the city?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      I don’t think taxi want to bring you to this place.
      It’s far away from the city.
      Also the taxi won’t waiting for you till you finish explore Mangunan fruit garden.
      Ojek is available. But, the number is not much.
      Better you rent scooter or take a tour to visit Mangunan.
      The best time to visit is on the sunrise.

      Cheers.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Well, both are nice.
      If you prefer a sunrise with two volcano and heritage place (Borobudur),
      Setumbu hill sunrise is the answer.
      But, if you looking something different,
      a sunrise with the clouds above the river,
      Mangunan fruit garden sunrise is for sure.
      Both places have a nice sunrise.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hello,

      Until today no one make open trip for sharing cost tour on August 2017.
      Some travelers book it for private tour.
      But, you can keep update or check our schedule.
      Here:
      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1N_iaOB9nqNrzQmAUnwcXuOtKKoAhc_pGw1z3d0fnDyM/edit#gid=535283922
      Otherwise, you can create your own trip.
      Then, i will put into the schedule.
      So, other travelers can see, join and share the transport cost with you.
      You may cancel the tour if no one join with you.
      Here my Whatsapp number:
      +628122770029

  3. Nurul Fatiqah

    Hi there,

    Can i have your email add ?

    I am thinking of hiring private car with driver with my own itinerary & places i wanted to go for around 5days/4nights but probably need a proper planner. I think email are preferable than whatsapps.

    Thanks

  4. Agnes

    Hello,
    Is it possible to visit Mangunan Kebun Buah (sunrise), Kalisuci cave tubing, Jomblang Cave, Timang Beach in one day? Thanks.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hello,
      Well, it’s possible.
      But, it will be rush and tiring tour actually.
      Your driver or your travel agency should be experienced about this trip.
      So, you will arrive in the right time and in the right place.
      Otherwise, your itinerary will be mess up.
      Just info. You need start on 4.00 AM from your hotel to catch the sunrise at Mangunan.

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