If you have a car, or scooter, please try the local foods around the town. Marvellous and cheap. Try their Ayam Bakar, Nasi Gede, and Ayam Penyet.
Reasonable price and good quality foods. They also have Carefour and Matahari shopping complex if you want to shop some groceries or clothes.
It is a perfect place for relaxing. The quiet ambience, nice cool weather would give a very pleasant stay.
The people are very friendly and the food are yummy.
PEACEFUL PLACE TO STAY AND NEAR TO BOROBUDUR. DOESN'T LIKE JOGJAKARTA HAVE MANY MOTORBIKR ON THE ROAD.
Borobudur is nearby. Artos is a nice mall with a donut restaurant but the food court is not great. it's a small town with a little cooler weather since it's a little higher in elevation.
MAGELANG IS A PRETTY ANCIENT AND SERENCE LITTLE CITY. BEST WAY TO TRAVEL AROUND N OUTSKIRTS OF MAGELANG IS BY THEIR LOCAL MEANS OF TRANSPORT.
.HORSE CARTS WITH RIDER THAT COSTS VERY LITTLE. CAN BOOK THESE HORSE CARTS FOR 3-4 HOURS TO SIGHTSEE N LUNCH ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF MAGELANG. VERY INTERESTING TO ABSORB IN THE LOCAL CULTURE TRAVELLING THIS WAY. BEST DURING THE COOLER MONTHS.
convenience travel from Jogyakarta and many flight available from Jakarta and Singapore. Travel time from Jog airport is just 1 hour 30 minutes.
Would suggest travel at night for avioding traffic and truck.
Just need to take note of the traffic jam that may happen while travelling from the airport to this area.
can be quite bad.
The best spot in this town is the starting point for doing river rafting in the famous Progo river. Beside, we can taste some local food like 'Getuk' & 'Kupat Tahu'
Definitely a Great place to relax. Must try the local dishes like the "ayam kampung rice", avocado juice, bakso etc at the open space hawkers called "alon-alon"
The town itself has a market which tourists can checkout, although not that different from other local markets.
The main attraction is of course Borobudur, and the people are friendly enough. Walking around the area gives you a feel of the modest village life people live. The markets at the entrance/exit of Borobudur is just as vibrant.
Buy the traditional snacks and try the local foods, visit the market and know the history of this town that famous for the military academy.
Nice indonesian city, with an interesting sight on an active volcano: we can see remaining traces from its last eruption.
Magelang is one of the region of Central Java, Indonesia. This city located next to Borobudur temple the one of the 7 wonder of the world.
Magelang City is a small city which is located in a fertile agricultural area and one of the most densely populated regions on Central Java.
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Lovely place away from the city. there is much more to see in the outskirts of Magelang for example it is surrounded by mountains, volcanoes and farming fields.
so its a change from the concrete landscape sceneries. ideal for relaxation and just taking it easy. go into the villages in the area to learn some crafts or the paddy and rice processes.
Very low key,safe environment relatively close to some of the major "sights' for tourists. An excellent choice of optometrists and a tailor for custom made clothes for men.
Other treasures for the curious.
Visit the three main Buddha shrines Aman Jiwa for a meal and look up some guides on nearby markets etc and lonely planet for little restaurants.
Its a quaint little town and nice to wander or maybe hire a bike. You can also hire a bike rickshaw to take you around. Cheap and easy. Beware the peddlars though they are persistent and can be annoying.
if you are in magelang its a must to go to borobudur along the way you can cover other temple such as candi mendut and pawon just tell them to drop you for a while we get a map and jot down really save cost and you can cover much places
Magelang is a quiet city, with new shopping mall "ARTOS" (armada town square), we can spend our time to shopping.
traditional snack always be the one that needed to be brought as a souvenir. it located near Borobudur temple. we also can do some water sport activity such as rafting here with our lovely family...
Its a pretty backward place with nothing much to visit except Borobudur. There is no nightlife and the restaurants close very early.
Plenty of shopping at Jalan Maliboro, try local hawker food which is cheap & tasty, friendly traders but prepare to haggle for good price.
Beware of pricy entrance fees as it was a culture shock to pay "toll"/entrance fees at every local tourist visit even to the beach!
Magelang is about 1-2 hours from the famous city of Jogjakarta. A must visit is BOROBUDUR. try staying in hotel nearby, you can see stunning sun rise from Borobudur and also stunning view of padi field.
perfect for relaxation without taking young children.
It's a very native village, with a very nice country feels and fresh air. Do not expect and entertainment and shopping there, the place is suitable .
Magelang is not a must see city. Although it's good situated in the middle of Java. If you want to escape the big city of Yogjakarta, this is a good alternative.
If you go by plane, choose Semerang airport rather than Yogja. Magelang is close to the Borobudur.
It's a nice place to go, great foods, a lot to buy for traditional snacks and cakes, but don't go there during the day of idul fitri, when the moslem finish their fasting and go back to meet their families in their home town, trafic jam and when i went to Borobudur Temple, it was so crowded, didn't enjoy my last trip to the temple.
Most of the people visit to Borobudur Candi. It is a very secure place, people there are friendly and helpful.
Tourist can go to Punthuk Setumbu to enjoy Borobudur Sunrise early in the morning, it cost Rp15,000 for the entrance fee and they will provide coffee and tea for visitors.
Magelang is famous for Borobudur temple. You can find all you need to know about Borobudur in Manohara Study Center, just outside the temple.
Don't miss the sunrise at Borobudur. Magelang got a nice weather.