Best Tourist Attractions Spot in Karanganyar - Karanganyar is the best place to visit because many spots are only in Karanganyar like Grojogan Sewu Waterfall, Candi Sukuh, Candi Cetho, and another extraordinary spot to visit. Karanyanyar popular because agriculture developer, Karangayar develop decorative plants, crops like yam/tuber.

I buy yam Cilembu in traditional market of Karanganyar (Pasar Tawangmangu) when visit Karanganyar because yam cilembu and purple yam is very cheap, delicious but makes me full, only Rp.10.000 (less than $1) we can bring lot of yam to my house, I often steaming it or chop it into small dice or small stick, then fry it, then when it cooked, pour salt evenly or another seasoning like balado and tomato sauce. Yummy, what a healthy snack.

Karanganyar's weather suitable for fruits plants, crops, and agriculture plants. Not like another tourist spot, Karanganyar is best farming place.Farmers plant strawberry, yaw, cassava, carrots because the soil is very fertile Karanganyar has Clement Weather because Karanganyar located on the hillside of Mount Lawu, and that make us comfortable when go to Karanganyar.

Grojogan Sewu

I have visited this place when 9 years old. Grojogan Sewu is very iconic in Karanganyar. Location of Grojogan Sewu on Kalisoro, Tawangmangu, Karanganyar. Grojogan Sewu crowded by young and old people from anywhere, local or international tourist. At the entrance of Grojogan Sewu, many local communities offer to every kids a horse to ride around the area. Entrance ticket to grojogan sewu is very cheap, we can enter to grojogan sewu only $1.5.

When I arrived there (before the entrance gate), I saw many local monkey (more tiny than human), you must be careful if you bring a bag, food or snack because the monkey can steal your luggage.

Many trees around the grojogan sewu area, it makes the landscape so natural. When you enter the entrance gate, you must walk down the 1.250 stairs, haha Tawangmangu waterfall make us impatient, so don't be hurried when down the stairs because the landscape of the forest is very naturally and beautifully

When I has visited Grojogan Sewu (near the waterfall), I saw photoghrapher man, he offer me to photographed by him with cheap fee.

This is the beatifully Grojogan Sewu waterfall


Rumah Pohon Banyu Anyep Wonorejo Jatiyoso

Tree house attraction in Karanganyar offering very nice hills scenery from the top of the tree. This place located on Wonorejo, Jatiyoso, Karanganyar Regency, Central Java 57785. You can enjoy the landscape, take a picture, enjoy the clement air. This is new attraction spot and so popular, many local tourists come for taking selfie photos and share it on Instagram. WOW, it is the instagramable place to take an extraordinary picture. This is cheap attraction place, the price of admission less than $1. Watch this pictures below:
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New Balekambang Park Tawangmangu Kalisoro Karanganyar

Near of parking area of Grojogan Sewu (Specific location: Kalisoro, Tawangmangu, Kabupaten Karanganyar, Jawa Tengah), theres New Balekambang Park. In that's park, there is swiming pool, tennis court, painting studio. You can book a room, hotel and villa to stay overnight and visit nice spot in Karanganyar more longer with your family. This place crowd every Sunday.

Astana Mangadeg

Location of Astana Mangadeg is on Girilayu, Matesih, Kabupaten Karanganyar, Jawa Tengah. 
Girilayu, Matesih, Kabupaten Karanganyar, Jawa Tengah. Astana Mangadeg is comlex of Kings Mangkunegaran graveyard from Mangkunegaran Palace Surakarta. Many local tourist visit this place for pilgrimage.

Astana Giribangun

This is the tomb of the second President of Indonesia, President Soeharto.
This is family graveyard, in this place Ma'am Tin Soeharto and some family buried in this graveyard. Many local tourist visit this place for pilgrimage. The location of Astana Giribangun is near to Astana Mangadeg (before Astana Mangadeg location).

Candi Cetho

Candi Cetho or in english Cetho Temple is Hindu temple locate on Dusun Ceto, Desa Gumeng, Kecamatan Jenawi, Kabupaten Karanganyar.  (Town Ceto, Gumeng Village, Subdistrict Jenawi, Karanganyar Regency)

This temple is a relic of Majapahit Kingdom. In Cetho area, There has petilasan of Ki Ageng Krincingwesi who is ancestors of Ceto Town.Candi Cetho has unique monuments/statue like Kalacakra. The shape of Kalacakra is like male genitalia. The unique statue and the landscape of Candi Cetho is made this Temple so natural and best landscape is very nice to be photographed.

Candi Sukuh

Sukuh temple place near of Cetho Temple. This temple so unique like Cetho Temple. Location of Candi Sukuh is in Desa Berjo, Kecamatan Ngargoyoso, Kabupaten Karanganyar. Candi Sukuh and Candi Cetho has erotic symbols like male genital (in Candi Cetho) and another symbol. That symbols
have to mean of fertility and in front of the Sukuh Temple placed big Turtle statue.

The Shape of Sukuh Temple is like Chichén Itzá temple in Mexico

The unique fact, the shape of the Candi Sukuh is not like another temple in Indonesia, however, this temple shape is like Chichén Itzá temple. Chichén Itzá is temple relic from Maya People (Mayans). Chichén Itzá locate in Yucatan Mexico. You can view the Chichen Itza temple on this picture below:

Perkebunan Teh Kemuning

Kemuning's Tea Plantation is a popular spot for Sragen, Solo and another place near the Karanganyar. Many tourists take a picture with tea plantation background and share it on the social media. You can walk around the tea plantation and sometimes take a nice picture and you can enjoy the comfortable weather. In Desa Segoro Gunung, Kemuning, Karanganyar is the best location for people who have Paragliding hobbies.
The location of Kemuning's Tea Plantation is near of Candi Cetho, Candi Sukuh and Jumog Waterfall.

Jumog waterfall

This is new tourism spot. Jumog waterfall offering you with natural landscape full with trees and beautiful landscape. Jumog has comfortable climate and with clement air for us. Jumog Waterfall more smaller than Grojogan Sewu Waterfall, but the beuty of this place is same like Grojogan Sewu, haha. If you want to see Grojogan Sewu, you must down ... stairs, and different with Jumog Waterfall, you down few stairs to view the Jumog Waterfall.

Agrowisata Sondokoro

Agro-tourism Sondokoro located in Karanganyar, there is Sugar factory named Pabrik Gula Tasikmadu (Tasikmadu Sugar Factory). This factory is one of many relics from Holland in Indonesia.
This Sugar factory become interesting tourist spot, tourist can enjoy and ride antique train, and tourist can enjoy Flying fox, water boom and another interesting spot in Sondokoro


Wisata Tubing Goasari Ngargoyoso

Your hobby is rafting? Tubing Goasari Ngargoyoso is best spot for rafting, You can rafting on Tubing River. The location of this spot is in Desa Punthukrejo, Kecamatan Ngargoyoso, Kabupaten Karanganyar. You can try your adrenalin and also enjoy the natural landscape around the Tubing River. Clean water, and big stone make your way more natural and beautiful place.


Pemandian Sapta Tirta Pablengan

Sapta Tirta Pablengan Bath location is in Desa Pablengan, Kecamatan Matesih, Kabupaten Karanganyar. 7 springs, and  the name of each spring is :


Kasekten Spring

The water of Kasekten spring believed can make us stronger, and makes our body more purify

Bleng Spring

The water from Bleng Spring usually used for ingredients of Karak or Kerupuk

Death Spring

This spring so unique because the water usually constant. The water doesn't increase or decrease. We not allowed for drink, wash our face, and for bath with water from dead spring

Urus-Urus Spring

Water from Urus-Urus Spring used for treat stomach pain and another digestive problem

Warm Spring

Whe water believed can make our body purely and can treat itchy skin and rheumatism.

Camping Lawu Resort and Sekipan

The location of this resort is near of Grojogan Sewu. This place often used for camping by students. But, on holidays many tourism visit to enjoy the forest and the scenery. Location of Camping Lawu Resort and Sekipan Camp is on Kalisoro, Tawangmangu Karanganyar.

Peak of Lawu Mount

We can climb to go to Peak of Lawu Mount. You must climb this mount with mentor who ever climb this mount, many risk if you climb this mount yourself. You can start the climb the Lawu Mount from Cemoro Sewu Pos (first pos) to the last pos (Cemoro kandang) before finish climb until Peak of Mount Lawu.