For those of you who like nature tourism, of course, chasing sunrise and sunset is one of the activities that should not be missed. The charm of nature when the sun rises and sets is very enchanting and of course this moment cannot be missed. In Indonesia itself, there are lots of places to see the sunrise that you shouldn’t miss. Where is that place? Here are the viewing places to see the best sunrise in Indonesia.
1. Bukit Sikunir, Dieng
Sikunir Hill is one of the best places to see the sunrise in Indonesia. Sikunir Hill is located in Sembungan Village, Dieng, Wonosobo, where the village is located at an altitude of 2,306 masl. No wonder this area has been named the highest village on the island of Java. Even though this place is quite high, Sikunir Hill is equipped with steps to make it easier for tourists to get to the top. When you are on top of the Sikunir hill, you can enjoy the sunrise with a panoramic view of the Dieng plateau. For those of you who want to see the beauty of the sunrise here, come during the dry season around July to October. Because at that time, the sunlight will not be obstructed by fog or clouds.
2. Bukit Punthuk Setumbu, Magelang
Apart from Sikunir Hill, you can also see the dazzling sunrise at Punthuk Setumbu Hill. In this place, besides you can see the sunrise, you are also presented with the splendor of Borobudur Temple from a height. Not only that, you can see the beautiful sunlight that appears behind Mount Merapi and Merbabu. No wonder so many people are fascinated by this Setumbu Hills. From the parking area at the foot of the hill, you have to walk about 15 minutes to reach the top with the available stairs. The Peak of this Hill is a large courtyard surrounded by a barrier so you don’t need to worry. Here there are also houses on stilts, gazebos and wooden chairs to wait for the sunrise.
3. Borobudur Temple, Magelang
If you visit Magelang, of course, it is incomplete if you don’t visit Borobudur Temple. Besides being able to see cultural heritage, you can also see the sunrise at one of the seven wonders of the world. For those of you who want to see the best sunrise at Borobudur Temple, you can come at 04.30 – 06.00. Apart from the different visiting times, you also need to pay around Rp. 200,000 – Rp. 350,000. This price includes entrance ticket, small flashlight and snacks after getting off from Borobudur Temple.
4. Lake Batur, Bali
Bali Island is known for its beautiful natural beauty, this Island of the Gods also has several spots to see the sunrise, one of which is Lake Batur. Lake Batur is located in a tourist area in the highlands of Bali where this place is perfect for enjoying the sunrise with beautiful natural scenery. Here you can see the sunrise with a view of the collection of clouds covering Mount Batur. When you are on vacation in Bali, don’t forget to visit here.
5. Lake Toba, North Sumatra
Who doesn’t know this one biggest lake, namely Lake Toba. This lake offers a variety of charms that you shouldn’t miss, starting from natural beauty, a wealth of historical values and more. Lake Toba is also one of the best sunrise viewing spots in Indonesia. Actually, almost the entire area on Lake Toba can be used as a spot to see the sunrise. But you can get the best view of the sunrise at the Tele Tower. This tower is on the hillside path between Pangururan to Sidikalang.
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