The Jakarta Post
The Kulon Progo administration will build a viewing post in Nglinggo tea plantation, allowing tourists to enjoy the view as far as Magelang and Borobudur. (Shutterstock/Naufal Ilham S)
The Kulon Progo regency administration in Yogyakarta has announced that it will build a viewing post costing Rp 1 billion ($71,000) in the Nglinggo tea plantation, Samigaluh, to attract more tourists.
“We plan to build it on a hill, with the post’s height reaching around 15 meters,” Niken Probo Laras, head of Kulon Progo’s tourism agency, told Antara on Wednesday.
The post will be equipped with binoculars, allowing visitors to see neighboring city Magelang and Borobudur temple from the plantation.
Teguh Kumoro, head of Nglinggo tourist village, said the post would help organizers revitalize the village’s facilities.
“We will utilize it as best as we can, along with renewing the tea plantation’s facilities so tourists will not get bored,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kulon Progo’s agricultural and food agency will revitalize the tea processing house in the plantation to promote tea ecotourism in the Samigaluh regency.
Widi Astuti, head of plantation from the agency, said the house could no longer be considered proper and hygienic.
“In 2018, we will rehabilitate the house with the administration’s official budget,” she said.
The plan is to make the Nglinggo tea house an educational destination for tourists who wish to learn the process of making tea.
“We hope the revitalization will boost tea farmers’ income as well as support tea ecotourism,” she said. (wng)