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Temanggung is a town in Central Java province, about 20 km northwest of Magelang.


Tobacco plants in Posong

Temanggung lies at the foot of Mount Sumbing. The climate is quite cool, ideal for tobacco planting. It is said that tobacco from Temanggung is the best in Java, making the town a major tobacco-growing centre. Several tobacco companies have warehouses in the city.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

There are some buses from Yogyakarta or Semarang.

  • 1 Temanggung Bus Terminal (Terminal Madureso), Srimpibaru, Madureso. Bus with AC, PO. Sugeng Rahayu from Yogyakarta and PO. Nusantara from Semarang.

Get around[edit]

By ride-hailing services[edit]

Served by Gojek and Grab.

By dogcart[edit]

You may find dokar (dogcart) in Parakan district of Temanggung.


  • 1 Posong, Jl Parakan-Wonosobo Km 09, Tlahab village, Kledung district, (Off the north side of the Kledung Pass between Sindoro and Sumbing volcanoes). This is a viewpoint on the southern slopes of Mount Sumbing, facing south. In clear weather, it should be possible to see across a good swathe of Central Java - Mount Slamet in the west, past Mount Sumbing, the twin peaks of Merapi and Merbabu to the southeast, and Ungaran to the northeast. If lucky, maybe across to Mount Lawu on the border with East Java. Getting up early to be there for the sunrise will probably be the safest bet for a clear view.
Nandi statue in Pringapus Temple
  • 2 Pringapus Temple (Candi Pringapus), Ngadirejo. Daily 08:00-15:30. This temple was built with andesite stone material and is estimated to have been built in 850 AD.
  • 3 Situs Liyangan, Purbosari, Ngadirejo. A residential area that includes the remains of buildings (temples, houses), roads, rice fields, as well as various artifacts located in Liyangan hamlet.
  • 4 Surodipo Waterfall (Curug Surodipo), Tawangsari, Wonoboyo. Daily 08:00-16:00.


  • 1 Jumprit Forest Park (Wapitt), Ngadirejo. 09:00-17:00. Flying fox, archery, and forest trekking. Also you may visit umbul jumprit, a historical natural spring.
  • 2 Pikatan Water Park, Jl. Raya Pikatan, RT.5/RW.5, Mudal, +62 293 4900440. Daily 08:00-16:00. Several pools are fed by natural spring water, plus colorful slides, shady picnic areas & a cafe. Entry: Rp20,000.


Vegetables at the local market

Food souvenirs[edit]

  • Balung kluwuk. Sweet and spicy cassava chips.


  • 1 Spedagi, Krajan 1 RT 2/RW 7 Desa Kandangan, Kandangan, +62 293 490-0895, +62 822 3456-7642, . 08:00-16:00 Monday to Saturday. Bamboo bicycles. A manifestation of the Village Revitalization movement, which aims to empower villages to become sustainable and self-sufficient communities by offering high-quality, meaningful employment opportunities to local people.
  • 2 Alura Amara, Kandangan (Kandangan to Rawaseneng road, km 0.2, Punduhan), +62 821 3660-7203. A social enterprise offering high quality work to local community members. Painted and varnished wooden furniture, homewares, toys and lighting.


Temanggung food[edit]

  • Bajingan, cassava is cut, boiled, and then added with slices of brown sugar and pandan.
  • Ndas borok, made from cassava, grated coconut with a sprinkling of palm sugar.

Food stalls[edit]

  • 1 Bakso Uleg Pak Di, Jl. Jampirejo Tengah, +62 823 273 23211. 11:00-21:00. Bakso uleg is a delicacy meatball soup of Temanggung.
  • 2 Rumah Makan Ani, Jl Raya Parakan-Kedu Km. 2 (On the northern ringroad around the town.), +62 293 592 1225. This is a travellers' roadhouse, nothing special. But service is quick, the food is fine, and it is clean. The bathrooms are clean. If you are on a long roadtrip across Java, you might be grateful for it.
  • 3 Waroeng Jambronk, Jl MT Haryono 56 (Just to the west of the alun-alun, on the north side of the road.), +62 812 2690-5303. A "warung gaul" (place for hanging out) with a selection of tea, coffee, juices, and plates of rice (fried rice, sate lilit), fried noodles, and fried snacks. Rp25,000.


Beer is not easily available in Temanggung. Bring your own.



  • 1 Alam Sewu, Giripurno, Ngadirejo, +62 881 036 260057. Tobacco farm surrounding. Rp5,000/person.
Embung Kledung
  • 2 Embung Kledung, Jalan Raya Parakan - Wonosobo KM.12, Kledung. The view is Mount Sumbing. Rp15,000/night.
  • 3 Wisata Alam Sigrowong, Kandangan, +62 822 433 18555. Pines tree surrounding.


  • 4 Aliyana Hotel, Jl KH. Agus Salim No. 7, +62 293 491543, fax: +62 293 493678, . Small resort-style hotel in the town centre. Swimming pool, spa. Rp400,000-1,200,000.
  • 5 Hotel Indraloka, Jl Suwandi Suwardi 3, +62 293 491710, +62 293 491392. Class: 1 Star. Daun Mas Resto restaurant and free wifi. Satellite TV, fridge, bath (inside the room) with hot/cold water, and breakfast as well as a wide selection of dishes that may be ordered directly through the Daun Mas Resto restaurant. From US$7 to US$25.
  • 6 Hotel Kintamani, Jl. Suwandi Suwardi, Projo, Madureso, +62 293 492686. Check-in: 14:00.
  • 7 Hotel Nirwana, Jl. Suwandi Suwardi, +62 293 492155.


The telephone area code of Temanggung is 0293.

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