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Opportunities open as Manding evolves into tourism village

  • Sudibyo M. Wiradji

  /   Mon, November 18 2019   /  02:18 am
Ready to wear: Jackets, hats and other handmade leather goods are on display at a showroom in Manding tourism village, Sabdodadi, Bantul, about 11 kilometers south of Yogyakarta. (JP/Bambang Muryanto)(JP/Bambang Muryanto)

Ready to wear: Jackets, hats and other handmade leather goods are on display at a showroom in Manding tourism village, Sabdodadi, Bantul, about 11 kilometers south of Yogyakarta. (JP/Bambang Muryanto)More than a decade since the deadly Yogyakarta earthquake, Manding Village of Sabdodadi subdistrict, long recognized for its handmade leather goods, has evolved into a desa wisata (tourism village).Situated about 11 kilometers south of Yogyakarta in Bantul regency, Manding tourism village is more than just a popular place to shop for leather goods. If you wish, you can also partake in culinary tourism and try bakmi rebus, a noodle soup that is much sought-after among visitors. If you are passionate about traditional Javanese arts, the hamlet offers wayang kulit (leather puppet) shows as well as the Jathilan folk dance, which depicts the skills of mounted warriors to the accompaniment of a ga...