Why visit Pentingsari Village
Pentingsari village is located on the slopes of one of the most active mountains in the world, Mount Merapi, with its 390 habitants.
With the spirit of caring for the nature, the local wisdom taught and carried out by previous generations of community leaders provided an abundant natural and socio-cultural wealth, despite the unfavourable land conditions.
Pentingsari village is suited for those who are looking for nature and local wisdom experience.
Culture & Local Life
Pentingsari is well known for a cultural, wisdom destination. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has named Pentingsari village as one of the pilot projects for Community-based Tourism and Sustainable Tourism Development program. The village has also won the Indonesian Sustainable Tourism Award. The village is limited to 1,000 visitors per day with different activities to make them as comfortable as possible. Putting nature and culture as their main potential, Pentingsari does not need to sell luxury; everything you see in the village is as traditional and authentic as they are.
Located only 22,5 km from Yogyakarta, it is fairly easy to get to Pentingsari. The trip may take around 40-60 minutes depending on the type of vehicle you are using. For a faster trip, make sure to take Cangkringan Street to get to the site.
The village is rather small so you can get around by walking or by renting a bike. There are lots of varieties of activities to explore this little village. From enjoying the beautiful traditional music of Karawitan performed by villagers, trying the local herbal medication, making Janur crafts, to more challenging activities like visiting the cold lava river bridge where visitors can enjoy the scenic nature sights.