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Laguna Pantai Glagah

06 Dec, 2020 06:53 WIB | Districts Kulon Progo | 33 views
Laguna Pantai Glagah

One of the tourist destinations in the Kulon Progo area that you should visit is Glagah Beach. Maybe some of you have never heard the name Glagah Beach, but rest assured when you hear it you are one of the lucky people!


Why? Because it means you now already know one of the extraordinary natural beauties, which is owned by Glagah Village, Temon District, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta. The location itself is about 42 km from downtown Yogyakarta, with a travel time of about 1 hour 10 minutes, or about 10 kilometers, approximately 20 minutes from Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA).


Here are recommendations for activities that you can do at Glagah Beach.


First, explore the unique lagoon area, a vast lake, which is shaped like a basin filled with high tide, but the water is calm, with weeds growing on the edges.


The lagoon on Glagah Beach is used as water tourism, where you can get around the lagoon by canoeing or using a boat.


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Tired of playing in the water, then maybe you should try to get around Glagah Beach by using a motocross or an ATV. It is quite challenging and adrenaline-pumping, and for those of you who are courageous enough, it feels like going around riding a motocross and ATV is a must try!


There is one unusual activity which can be done at Glagah Beach. Here, there is a fruit garden that covers 3.5 hectares, named Kusuma Wanadri. There are various kinds of fruit that you can see, pick and enjoy for free. The perfect time to visit this place, of course, is when it is harvest time. You can also bring them home as much as you like, at a low price.


It doesn't stop just there. There is one of the prima donnas of Glagah Beach, a path intended to go to the middle of the sea, which divides the stretch of tetrapod made of a concrete structure which functions as a breakwater, so as not to enter the shoreline. FYI, the waves of Glagah Beach are quite big, so you need to be careful and take care of yourself and your belongings. 


After enjoying Glagah Beach, it's incomplete if you don't visit one of the cultural heritages here, namely the Glagah Stupa. It is located in the west of the Glagah Beach, south side of Jalan Daendels, Sidorejo, Glagah, Kulon Progo.


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Glagah Stupa is equipped with a number of stone relics, estimated to be around the 6th century AD. The stupa is 125 cm high, with a stone diameter of 30 cm. Batu Alas or Lapik Stupa is made of andesite stone, which is about 75 cm long, 75 cm wide, and about 30 cm high.


According to local residents, the stupa is one of the legacies of the Cangakmengeng Regent administration, from the Sios Regency area. The location of this stupa is believed to be the location for Nyi Sekar Kenanga's hermitage, who was the son of the Regent.


Before leaving, stop by a gift shop run by local residents. There are handicrafts, hats, scarves, and even fruits. If you buy souvenirs here, it means you are supporting local entrepreneurs and tourist objects that you visit, indirectly, you invite your friends to come here.


So, are you ready to explore Glagah Beach? Go get your bags and let’s travel to Glagah Beach together!



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