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Mount Merbabu

Mount Merbabu, Suroteleng, Selo, Boyolali Regency, Central Java, Indonesia

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About Mount Merbabu

Mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province. Merbabu can be climbed from several routes originating from the town of Kopeng on the northeast side, and also from Selo on the southern side. A climb from Kopeng to Kenting Songo takes between 8 and 10 hours. An area of 57 km² at the mountain has been declared a national park in 2004.


Attractions near Mount Merbabu

Ketep Pass7.83km from Mount Merbabu

Keep Pass is approximately 1,200m above sea level. This site has a small cinema which regularly shows an interesting documentary of Mount Merapi, a restaurant, countless food-stalls and a Museum of Volcanology.

Mount Merapi9.56km from Mount Merbabu

It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. It is located approximately 28 kilometers north of Yogyakarta city. Merapi is the youngest in a group of volcanoes in southern Java.

Museum Kereta Api Ambarawa21.53km from Mount Merbabu

The Ambarawa Railway Museum is an Indonesian Railway Museum by the Indonesian Railway Compan located in Ambarawa in Central Java, Indonesia. The museum focuses on the collection of steam locomotives, the remains of the closing railway line.

Mendut Buddhist Monastery28.59km from Mount Merbabu

Located a little over 3 km from Borobudur, it is home to an exquisitely carved 3-meter high statue of Buddha. Mendut Buddhist temple Built around early ninth century AD, Mendut is the oldest of the three temples including Pawon and Borobudur. The Karangtengah inscription, the temple was built and finished during the reign of King Indra of the Sailendra dynasty.

Candi Gedong 29.51km from Mount Merbabu

Gedong Songo was erected out of volcanic stone and the two complexes represent the oldest Hindu structures in Java. The temples of Gedong Songo reflect a similar architectural structure to those on the Dieng Plateau, though they have less variation in form than them. Gedong Songo displays more emphasis on plinth and cornice moldings.

Pawon Temple29.55km from Mount Merbabu

Pawon is a Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia. The temple was built during the Sailendra dynasty. Pawon literally means "kitchen" in the Javanese language, which is derived from the root word awu or dust.

Where is Mount Merbabu

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The province has been inhabited by humans since the prehistoric-era. Remains of a "Homo erectus", known as "Java Man", were found along the banks of the Bengawan Solo River, and date back to 1.7 million years ago.