Enjoying holiday by visiting tourism spot is most people’s choice. Refreshing by visiting tourism spot is chosen by most people because it is one of the most effective ways to reduce the pressure of mind after the whole days working. There are so many options for people to choose tourism spot, it can be local, out of the town, or any types of tourism places they want for holiday. There is historian tourism spot, agriculture, natural, and so on.
It is sometimes rather hard for people to visit those types in limit time. However, for those who want to visit more type of places in one area, Bandungan should be put on the first list. Bandungan is a district in Semarang Regency, Central Java, lies on Ungaran Mount hill. Bandungan offers nature, historian, and agriculture tour. The location is about an hour from Semarang city and Ahmad Yani airport, or one and half hour from Terboyo bus station. Because it is on a mount, Bandungan also offers a fresh air and beautiful scenery along the way. The holiday will feel more complete due to the warmth of the people.
For natural spot Bandungan has Umbul Sidomukti. Its location is near Jimbaran traditional market. Umbul Sidomukti is a swimming pool in the edge of Ungaran Mount. So, while you swim, you will see a beautiful scenery, such as Rawa Pening lake, villages and more. This place is also completed with outbound area for adult and children. You will find a long and very high flying fox and other games. It is also very recommended for those who like photography.
The historian spot in Bandungan is Candi Gedong Songo or Candi Songo (Nine Temples). Its location is in Candi village, or about 20 minutes from the Bandungan traditional market. Candi Songo is Hinduism Temples that found by Raffles in 1804 and it is the heritage of Wangsa Syailendra era in ninth century. These temples lies in height of 1.200 m of sea surface, thereby it has a cold atmosphere (19-27 C). Besides the story, it also has a beautiful view and swimming pool with warm sulfur water. It is believed that sulfur is good to keep the skin healthy and cure any skin problem.
Bandungan is well-known with its agriculture. You can find fresh fruit and vegetable with a low price. Most of them are still fresh from the garden, so the taste will be more delightful. To distribute the goods, Bandungan has three traditional market, they are Bandungan and Jimbaran traditional market and Ngasem agriculture market. For the center of vegetables and meat, Ngasem is the most appropriate. Nevertheless, in Bandungan market has provided all of them. It has fresh fruit, vegetable, special gift, plants, even certain animals in week end.
To make the people more comfortable, Bandungan provides so many countless hotel and entertainment places. Karaoke and the night atmosphere are the main ones. So, what are you waiting for? Come and enjoy Bandungan as your own home.
written by Agus Widodo (2211410003)
for fulfilling Indonesian Studies assignment