teradesa.com Mount Merapi is still an active volcano to this day. This makes Merapi still a threat to the surrounding population.
However, it is undeniable that this mountain, which has an altitude of 2,986 meters above sea level, is also a mountain of blessings. Fertile soil, good quality sand, and beautiful scenery are among them.
Mount Merapi is located in the center of Java Island, occupying several areas such as the southern slope which is included in Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta.
Then, the western slope is included in the Magelang Regency, the northern and eastern slopes are included in the Boyolali Regency.
While the southeast slope is included in the Klaten region To get to Mount Merapi, there are many roads that we can choose. The first path is through Kinahrejo village, located 2 km east of Kaliurang. From Kinahrejo to the summit of Merapi is 9 km and takes 10 hours with a fairly steep terrain.
The second route is through the Selo area of Boyolali district, which is located between Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu. From Yogyakarta, take a bus to Kartosuro, then head to Boyolali and finally to Selo.
After the big eruption in 2010, there were some changes in this place. The changes actually add to the charm of Mount Merapi. The local community utilizes this to become a volcano tracking tourist spot.
The tourists can pass through the traces of the eruption that occurred in the past, including visiting the former house of Mbah Maridjan, the legendary caretaker. The location of volcano tracking is located in Kepuharjo Village and Kinahrejo Village.
Well, if you visit the Mount Merapi area, there are a number of places that you must visit and it’s a shame to miss.
Another option that you can’t miss when visiting the Mount Merapi area is the Kaliadem bunker. This underground protection bunker was once used by the surrounding community to protect themselves from hot clouds when the mountain erupted.
The bunker was covered by a four-meter thick pile of Mount Merapi material for three years.
When traveling to Bunker Merapi, visitors will be presented with sad stories related to Kaliadem Bunker from the storytelling of the tour guide.
In the Kaliadem bunker there is a main door made of steel approximately 15 cm thick. In this place, tourists can capture moments in the photo spots that have been provided, and enjoy the panoramic view of Mount Merapi up close.
Museum of the Rest of My Treasure
After traveling by Jeep, tourists can also directly review the Sisa Hartaku Museum, which is a relic of goods belonging to residents left at the time of the eruption of Mount Merapi.
Clearly visible are household appliances, computers, and household goods, motorcycle carcasses, destroyed houses, and the bones or bones of livestock that still remain.
After being satisfied to walk around, tourists are invited to race adrenaline to Kali Kuning, using a Jeep. In this place tourists do off road on the river using Jeep. In this place tourists are also challenged by adrenaline by walking on rocks that are poured by water.
After being satisfied enjoying Mount Merapi, tourists can also look for souvenirs or gifts such as t-shirts bearing the name of the village in the mountain area.