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How to get to Gedong Songo?

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How to get to Gedong Songo?

Does anyone know how to get to Gedong Songo from Yogyakarta? I've tried searching around but can't seem to even find a map that shows where this place is located.

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1. Re: How to get to Gedong Songo?

GS is about a two hour drive by car North of Yogya near Ambarawa.

surabaya
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2. Re: How to get to Gedong Songo?

Hello Acchua,

Gedong songo is located exactly by Ambarawa town about 2 hours drive from Borobudur and you could also flower market and railways museum near Ambarawa.

Vanvan9

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3. Re: How to get to Gedong Songo?

Hello Acchua,

Gedong songo is located exactly by Ambarawa town about 2 hours drive from Borobudur and you could also flower market and railways museum near Ambarawa.

You could take bus for Semarang from Magelang town and stop at Ambarawa.

Vanvan9

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4. Re: How to get to Gedong Songo?

probably the easiest way is to organise a tour through one of the many travel agents lcated in the Sosorowijyan area. Most of them offer some sort of tour, usually combined with a visit to the railway meuseum at Ambarowa.

5. Re: How to get to Gedong Songo?

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Quezon City...
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6. Re: How to get to Gedong Songo?

Thanks for your replies! I've been able to get a full day van rental for Borobudur as well as Gedong Songo originating from Yogya. The cost of the van with driver and gasoline is IDR 500,000... is this reasonable?

Quezon City...
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7. Re: How to get to Gedong Songo?

Just came back from there. Am glad that we decided to visit this place despite being 3 hours away from Yogya and rarely visited by foreigners. I remember it was so difficult to even buy entrance tickets because they have many different packages and the people at the counter could not even speak or understand English!

The scenery is breathtaking. There's a series of 9 small temples at different elevations around the area surrounded by mountains, a hot spring and vegetable plantations. The air is also much cooler there and the entire 4km stretch of Gedong Songo can be explored by horseback.

Melaka
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8. Re: How to get to Gedong Songo?

Did you take any photos?

Quezon City...
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9. Re: How to get to Gedong Songo?

I have some photos here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31470199@N03/sets/72157621854582910/

They are mixed up with pictures from Yogya and Borobudur, Prambanan.

Melaka
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10. Re: How to get to Gedong Songo?

Great, Thank you!