Children take part at the 8th year of 'Egrang' Festival (Sewindu Festival Egrang), which was held by Tanoker (cocoon in Madura language) Community, in Wates village, Ledokombo district, Jember regency on Saturday, Sept. 23. (JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)
Here’s one destination that you should consider for your year-end holidays: Temon Tourist Village in Sleman, Yogyakarta.
This tourist village that is situated 10 kilometers north of Yogyakarta is also known as the Children’s Village due to the large number of traditional games available for kids, such as gobak sodor, jamuran, egrang and others.
Other activities that they can do here include farming, gardening and managing livestock and crops.
The villagers still live in joglo or limasan traditional houses.
This tourist village was officiated by Sleman Regent Sri Purnomo in 2013.
“The main goal is to preserve traditional children’s games,” said Temon Tourist Village administrator Ipong Suhardiyanto.
For accommodation, 33 houses are available for homestay and can accommodate up to 120 children.
The village is conveniently located close to the popular Jejamuran Restaurant that is known for its mushroom satay and intestine chips.
Other dishes that visitors should try are oseng Mbang Kates, oseng daun pepaya, mangut lele and sayur nangka.
“Apart from playing traditional games, guests sometimes come to Temon Tourist Village just to have lunch after visiting the Borobudur Temple,” Ipong added.
From the Borobudur Temple, this village is accessible through Kaliurang, Monjali or Magelang Km 8 streets.
If you want to keep something from this village, there are souvenir shops that sell traditional toys like spinning top made of bamboo, uli-uli, othok-othok and products made of recycle materials like brooch, keychain and others. (kes)