Located in Central Java, Tegal is a fairly large city that is well known for its tea plantations and many hot springs and waterfalls, making it an idea place to visit for a few days while exploring the many different sides of Indonesia.
The Tegal Train Station
connects the city to many major cities in Java, and being located right in the center of town, it’s easy to reach most of the hotels in Tegal from the train station.
The large city is fairly easily to get around, even without a car, as there are local modes of public transportation to get one from one site to another. Hotel staff are also invaluable resources for arranging and tours and transportation while in Tegal.
Among the city’s most popular attractions is the famed healing powers of the Guci Indah Waterfall
. As the water from this spring are believed to heal many skin conditions, the waterfalls attract not only curious tourists but Indonesians from around the area who seek the healing benefits. The waterfalls of this region are plentiful, and among the most impressive in the world, so spending a few hours exploring at least one of them is highly recommended.
In the city, spend some time exploring the local fares and unique gifts at one of the markets, one of which, Pasar Langon
, is located right in the heart of the city. The markets are a great place to experience the local culture while learning more about what else there might be to see or do around the city.
Find out where the rest of Tegal’s hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.