The Jakarta Post
Srambang Park Ngawi. (Kompas.com/Anggara Wikan Prasetya)
As the Idul Fitri holiday nears, many people across the country will travel to other regions to celebrate. Ngawi, East Java, is one of the country’s many cities that has many interesting spots for homebound travelers to visit. Below is a list of must-see places in Ngawi according to kompas.com.
1. Srambang Park
Srambang Park is a good choice for those who want to enjoy nature. The cool weather and the lush trees at the park make the location a perfect spot for travelers who want to unwind and breathe fresh air.
Pictures can also be taken of Srambang Waterfall, which is located north of the park. The waterfall has gained popularity thanks to the Javanese folklore Jaka Tarub, about a man who stole a fairy’s shawl when she was bathing at the waterfall.
2. Air Terjun Pengantin (Bride’s Waterfall)
Although the place has the same name as a popular horror movie, the waterfall is far from scary. Located in Hargomulyo village, Ngrambe district, Bride’s Waterfall is a relaxing spot for visitors.
Couples can also seal their love by attaching a “love padlock” at Gembok Tresno (Love Lock), a fence resembling the famous love lock fence on the Pont des Arts in Paris, France.
3. Pendem Ngawi Fort
During Dutch occupation, the fort housed 250 Dutch soldiers and 60 cavalrymen under the command of Dutch East Indies governor-general Johannes van den Bosch. It also has six cannons.
People can visit the fort and discover its history. The nearby Labyrinth Garden is located about 200 meters from the fort.
4. Jamus Tea Plantation
The Jamus Tea Plantation, situated in Girikerto village in Sine district, is managed by beverage producer PT Candi Loka. There is also a swimming pool for visitors who want to take a dip.
5. Trinil Museum
Located in Kedunggalar, the museum displays various prehistoric animals and archaic human fossils. Here visitors can see a monument of Dutch paleoanthropologist Eugene Dubois, who discovered the Java Man, and mammoth tusks. (dpk/mut)