The Central Java province is located between the East Java province and the Special Region of Yogyakarta. Central Java has the beautiful landscapes which still natural and potential as tourist attractions. No wonder if in the Central Java province has a lot of tourist attractions that worthly for vacation or refreshing. There are mountain landscape, beach, water spring , waterfall, the old and historic building such as museum and temple, the old mosque and the old church .also unique tourist attraction, such as the floating restaurant in the middle of the Swamp.
About two months ago my family and me had vacation to visit tourist attraction in Central Java province especially in Klaten Regency that is the floating restaurant of Jombor Swamp, Its a nature and beautiful swamp.
The floating restaurant of Jombor swamp about 8 km from the capital city of Klaten, it is located at Krakitan village, Bayat district, Klaten regency , Central Java province. Traveling to the floating restaurant of Jombor Swamp we were starting from Klaten. There are two road routes to get there. The first is the west route and the other is the east route. The west route are : Klaten city – three junction of Bendogantungan, Sumberejo village – turn left, towards the south – Danguran village – Glodogan village – Jimbung village – Jombor swamp.
The east route are : Klaten city – Train station of Klaten – By Pass – turn right, towards the south – Bus station of Klaten – Buntalan village – Jimbung village – Jombor swamp. Our trip took the east route. On our way we saw some buildings in the villages, rice fields and the trees, Besides that we also saw the activities of people in village. The weather was bright enough.
Our journey needed about 1 hour to get there, we arrived at the floating restaurant of Jombor swamp safely. The parking area is wide and parking guards are quite friendly. Oh yes, to enter this tourist area we have to pay retribution about five thousand rupiah per person.
Landscape at Jombor swamp is very attractive, the wide of the swamp about of 180 hectares, in the middle of swamp there is a row of the floating restaurants, visitors can enjoy the culinary especially the freshwater fish such as pomfret, parrot fish, snapper fish, and catfish.Besides that visitor can also enjoy views of the limestone mountain in the background that. There is a hill its named Sidagora hill and visitor can have climb up the sidagora hill , it takes about 25 minutes to reach the top of the Sidagora hill. In the top of Sidagora, visitor can view beauty landscape including the floating restaurants of Jombor swamp. Unfortunately my family and me did not take time to climb up the Sidagora hill.
It was time we toward the floating restaurants in the middle of the Jombor swamp. To get there we used the raft. This raft made of bamboo or wood that are assembled and under raft be put the drums in order the raft can float, then the raft will be pulled with a rope by the raft operator. Yes the tourists / visitors to get to the floating restaurants in the middle of the swamp using the raft.
We got on the raft be pulled by the raft operator. How a fun to ride the raft we felt we were walking on water.
Finally we reached at the floating restaurants. Here visitors can order a variety of dishes of fresh fish. While was waiting for our order we could fishing at the side of the floating restaurant, we did not need confusing because did not bring a fishing pole, the floating restaurants have already provided fishing tools completely. Besides that visitors could ride on the small boat around the swamp with a cost of 10 thousand rupiah per person. By the small boat we could enjoy the panorama around the Jombor swamp more perfect and beautiful, we could also felt the gentle breeze, its cool. Here is a great place to take the picture or photo the landscape of Jombor swamp. The wide swamp be decorated with water hyacinth plants and a lotus flower as well as the floating restaurants appear in front of the eyes and a row of trees along the hill so gorgeous.
Not felt the time was so fast, the freshwater fish dishes that our ordered has been served at the dining table and the time foe eating a meal. What a delicious the foods which we ordered, there were grilled fish and fried fish with sauce and vegetables moreover we enjoyed eating at the floating restaurant in the middle of the swamp in the outdoor. It was a beautiful moment and fun.
If the readers want to travel in the region of Central Java do not forget to visit the floating restaurants of Jombor swamp It is one of the favorite tourist attractions in Klaten regency, Central Java.
Note : This article for contest BLOG of Visit Central Java Region in 2016 , organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Province of Central Java @VisitJawaTengah (www.twitter.com/visitjawatengah);