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Who has never heard about tourist destination in Gunung Kidul Regency called Gunung Api Purba Nglanggeran? The peak of Gunung Api Nglanggeran (Nglanggeran Volcano) is a tourist destination that offers a natural panorama that has its own attraction for the tourists.

Gunung Purba Nglanggeran that usually called as Gunung Nglanggeran is a mountain area that was lithologically formed by old volcanic material fragment. This place shaped like a giant rock mountain that stretches approximately 800 meters with a height up to 300 meters. Gunung Nglanggeran is an ancient volcano that used to be active on 60-70 million years ago. This ancient volcano Nglanggeran is fully organized by Karang Taruna (Youth Organization of Nglanggeran Village). Rock climbing, tracking along the footpath pass through the villages and rice fields in the foot of Mount Nglanggeran or climbing to the top is kinds of activities that you can do.

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Mount Nglanggeran has two peaks with a caldera in the center. The first peak has a medium high. To reach this peak, the tourists need to walk pass through the steep track and a gap between two narrow rock using wooden stairs for about 30-45 minutes. This path is pretty short and doesnt take a long time. The second peak namely Gunung Gede is the highest. To reach this peak, we take a long time because the path is more difficult and quite far. Your journey will pay off with stunning scenery around the peak. From the above, you are able to see the lights of the city and the twinkle stars. In the morning, you can see the sunrise and the natural green of the mountains. Besides that, you can find and watch a variety of flora and fauna relatively rare.

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There are two routes can be taken to the ancient mountain. The first route is trough Patuk hill. When you find Sambipitu Circle Traffic, take the left turn to Bobung Village. After that, get along until you find Nglanggeran Village. It is about 2 kilometer. The second route is through Bukit Bintang Patuk (Hargodumillah Hill). From Yogyakarta, take the left turn at the GCD FM Radio Station to Ngoro-ngoro Village. Nglanggeran Village is about 7 kilometer from the turn.

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