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Sunrise at Punthuk Setumbu Hill

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The sparkle of the sun that slowly rises into the sky or commonly called sunrise, has a magical power that can make anyone come to watch it. One of the best places to enjoy the beauty of the sunrise is at Punthuk Setumbu Hill in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

 

Punthuk Setumbu Hill is one of the best spots to watch the sunrise with the background of Mount Merapi, Merbabu and see the magnificent Borobudur Temple in the morning, which is surrounded by a sea of mist. Punthuk Setumbu is a hill approximately 400 metres above sea level located in the Menoreh Mountains.

 

If you want to witness the beauty of Borobudur at dawn, it is recommended to arrive at this place before 05.00 am (local time). The peak of Punthuk Setumbu is a large courtyard surrounded by a guardrail. In this place, there are houses on stilts, gazebos, and wooden chairs that can be used to sit while waiting for the sun to rise. By walking up the hill for 15 minutes, your tiredness will be paid off.

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