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Blora is a regency in Central Java. This regency is famous for its teak forest area around Gubug Payung. It also has some large caves to explore.


Blora is located at the middle eastern end of Central Java, Indonesia.

The northern part of the regency is a hilly area that forms a series of Northern Limestone Mountains as well as in the southern area (Kendeng Mountains) that stretches from east of Semarang to Lamongan (East Java).

Half of Blora Regency's area is forested, especially on the northern, eastern and southern region, while the central lowland is mainly used for agricultural purposes (rice fields). During the dry season, most of Blora Regency has a water supply shortage, either for drinking or irrigation, especially in limestone and mountainous areas. In the rainy season, areas are prone to landslides.

Get in[edit]

Map of Blora

By intercity bus[edit]

There are some bus companies that connect Jakarta to Blora including Berlian Jaya, Garuda Mas, and Haryanto with AC and food service. The ticket can be booked on redBus, and choose the destination is Terminal Blora.

By train[edit]

  • 1 Randublatung Railway Station (Stasiun Randublatung), Wulung, Randublatung. Follow train schedule. KA Airlangga, KA Dharmawangsa, KA Jayabaya, and KA Kertajaya from Pasar Senen Station in Jakarta and Pasar Turi Station in Surabaya also KA Ambarawa Ekspres and KA Blora Jaya from Semarang. Randublatung railway station (Q1905204) on Wikidata

By car[edit]

You have to go south from the Great Post Road of the city of Rembang.

From Cepu, the city of Blora can be reached by traveling for 1 hour to the northwest with views of the teak forest.

Get around[edit]

By rented vehicles[edit]

Going to some tourist attractions is more flexible and affordable to use a rented car or motorbike.


Terawang Cave
  • 1 Terawang Cave (Goa Terawang), Kedungwungu, Todanan.
  • 2 Kidang Cave (Goa Kidang), Todanan.
  • 3 Kampung Samin Klopoduwur, Banjarejo, +62 853 274 05342. The village of Samin people.
  • 4 Gubug Payung, Temengeng, Sambong. Teak forest area.
  • 5 Pataba Library (Perpustakaan Pataba Blora), Jl. Sumbawa No.40, Potlot, Jetis, +62 857 116 31124. A private library and a small museum of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, a Nobel Prize nominee for literature, an Indonesian author of novels, short stories, essays, polemics, and histories of his homeland and its people. He got many awards including UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize, PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award, and many more.
  • 6 Replika Gajah Purba Blora, Alun-alun Blora, +62 296 5300536. Ancient elephant fossil replica museum. There is a replica of Elephas hysudrindicus that was found in Sunggun village, Kradenan district of Blora in 2009. The ancient elephant died mired in the sediment of Bengawan Solo river, 200,000–300,000 years ago.


Barongan Blora


Festival Barongan Blora, Blora barongan art carnival. It is created by the Samin people.


Teak plant in Blora

Blora is known for its teak. The kerajinan kayu jati (teak furniture) is very common there. You may buy it in Jepon district.

  • 1 Kawasan Industri dan Kerajinan Kayu Jati Jepon, Jl. Nasional Blora - Cepu, Ngawen, Jepon. 08:00-17:30.


Sate Blora

Blora has its own specialty dishes such as

  • Sate Blora, a chicken/beef/goat satay is grilled in front of buyers as they are eating. It is normally eaten with peanut sauce, rice, and a traditional soup made of coconut milk and herbs. The peanut sauce is thinner than other satays.
  • Soto kletuk, a typical Blora soto consists of shredded chicken, bean sprouts, vermicelli, eggs, fried onions, and the most important thing is klethuk (cassava cut into small squares, then fried until really crisp and golden brown in color).
  • Lontong tahu Blora, a tofu dish with a rice cake and peanut sauce.


  • 1 Lontong Tahu Pak Dasrip, Jl. RA. Kartini, Kunden, +62 813 904 27286. Daily 17:00-22:00. Serves lontong tahu Blora.
  • 2 Sate Blora Mbok Soe (Mas Yono), Jl. Arum Dalu, Mlangsen. 09:00-16:00. Serves sate Blora.
  • 3 Warung Makan Pak Galo, Tempelan. Daily 06:00-15:00, 16:00-22:00. Serves soto kletuk.


Local drinks[edit]

Try the local drink of Blora, es jati/es daun jati/es godong jati, an iced drink made from extracted teak leaf mixed with brown sugar, and kopi santan/kopi santen, a coffee mixed with coconut milk.

  • 1 Es Jati, Mlangsen. 11:00-18:00. Serves es jati.
  • 2 Warung Kopi Santen Mbah Sakijah, Jepangrejo, +62 877 421 68920. 07:00-22:00. Serves kopi santan.


  • 1 Hotel Blora Indah, Jl. Sudarman No.4, Mlangsen, +62 296 531170. From Rp200,000.
  • 2 Hotel Mustika, Jalan Halmahera No. 3, Jetis, Kauman, +62 296 4319008. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. From Rp108,000.


The dialing code for Blora is 0296.

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