Tawangmangu offers natural beauty and the cool air on the slopes of Mount Lawu. Enjoying the beauty of rice fields, misty mornings or taste the legendary sate kelinci will make you want to go back again and again.
Kecamatan Tawangmangu, Kabupaten Karanganyar
Although it is located at the equator with hot and humid air temperature, Indonesia is endowed with many mountains offering chilly and cool weather. One of them is Tawangmangu, approximately 37 km east of Solo. Although situated on the slopes of mountain, this area is one of the attractions with a very good public transportation access. If you go by bus, it would take approximately 1.5 hours from Solo to get there with beautiful scenery of green rice fields on the left and right of the street.
Tawangmangu in the morning is very beautiful and exotic. The fog and cold air of the mountains beautify the morning. Walking down enjoying beautiful green rice fields, seeing the morning activities of residents, or exploring the traditional market is worth to try, refreshing your mind from daily routines. Tawangmangu is also popular with vegetables and fresh fruits. Fields planted with cabbage, carrots, radishes, strawberries, and various others stretches everywhere.
YogYES also went to an 81-meter-high waterfall located in the region. Grojogan Sewu, means "a thousand waterfalls", is located within a 20 ha protected forest area. This area is also equipped with flying fox, rafting, playground with its fishing area, and the outbound arena with its traffic park and tree train. Not only humans, thousands of monkeys also love this place. They roam freely without fear in humans. Although they seem tame, but you must remain vigilant because they could suddenly take your bag or other stuff.
Foods stalls are scattered around the waterfall, being a place to relax and enjoy the fresh air under the shady trees. The most famous food here is sate kelinci or rabbit satay. Rabbit meat is a little tough but has soft meat fibers, combined with peanut sauce, sliced peppers and onions, served with rice or lontong. According to the experts, in addition to low-cholesterol rabbit meat also has many health benefits. The meat contains substances called kitotefin. These compounds combined with other compounds such as omega 3 and 9 is allegedly able to cure asthma. Based on the experiences of some people, the meat also helps lowering the sugar levels for people with diabetes, while its brain as a fertilizer efficacious of female womb.
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