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Gunung Kidul

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Beaches · River Rafting & Tubing · Mountains
Rugged limestone hills thinly carpeted with green scrub characterize the region of Gunung Kidul. Caves, sinkholes, and underground rivers riddle the land, ripe for exploring. Where the hills reach the coast, they drop off in dramatic cliffs and bluffs. White and black sand beaches run up and down this wild and weathered coastline, many isolated and empty of fellow travelers. The pockmarked rock faces attract climbers, while the rough waves bring surfers. A few temples, archeological sites, and historical buildings dot the region, but natural attractions really drive Gunung Kidul tourism. Rice doesn't grow well in the sparse soil, so cassava replaces it as the staple of local cuisine. Regional delicacies include crispy fried grasshopper. Use our Indonesia driving holiday planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Gunung Kidul.
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Popular things to do in Gunung Kidul

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Beach
Indrayanti Beach
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Pok Tunggal Beach
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Neighborhood
Desa Wisata Nglanggeran
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Gunung Kidul

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Cave
Jomblang Cave Semanu
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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World heritage site
Sewu Temple Yogyakarta Region
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ruin
Ratu Boko Yogyakarta Region
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ruin
Plaosan Temple Yogyakarta Region
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Gunung Kidul

Mountain
Nglanggeran Ancient Volcano
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Drini Beach
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Waterfall
Sri Gethuk Waterfall
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Ngandong Beach
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Gunung Kidul

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Beach
Sadranan Beach
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Krakal Beach
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Slili Beach
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Ngrenehan Beach
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Gunung Kidul

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Pantai Gesing
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Jungwok Beach
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Pantai Ngitun
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Nampu Beach
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Gunung Kidul

Cave
Kalisuci Cave
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cave
Pindul Cave
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
Embung Nglanggeran
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

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