Girdola Gondola, A New Attraction For Tourists
Mount Merapi is a volcano located in the central part of Java Island and is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. A mountain that has abundant natural wealth.
One of them is by taking advantage of the existence of remote hamlets on the slopes of Mount Merapi, as a tourist destination with abundant natural beauty.
Girpair Hamlet, located in Tegalmulyo Village, Kemalang District, Klaten Regency, Central Java, is a remote village at the foot of Mount Merapi which is approximately 4 km from the peak of Merapi with an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level.
Girpair Hamlet is located quite far from other villages, which are only inhabited by 12 families and 37 people surrounded by a large and beautiful forest. Not only that, the village is also surrounded by rivers that have varying depths, views of the valley that spoil the eye when you see it.
Because, Girpairs hamlet is located quite far from other villages, local residents plan to build a simple gondola to transport daily necessities such as transporting charcoal, fodder grass to pets to get to another hamlet or vice versa by crossing a ravine that has a depth of 150 meters . As for the residents' access, they have to go down thousands of stairs.
Seeing the tourism potential in Girpair Hamlet, finally the residents with the support of the government renewed the existing gondola and developed it, so that it is feasible for tourists to climb.
"This gondola is targeted to operate in early 2021, due to obstacles in development, so the gondola will only operate on May 15, 2021 or after Eid al-Fitr," said a local resident.
A new gondola specifically for tourist purposes. Tourists only need to pay IDR 60,000 per four people to be able to ride the gondola with a round trip, tourists who ride the gondola can take pictures safely and comfortably on the gondola.
Not only riding the gondola, but tourists can also enjoy the natural beauty while tasting the culinary offerings sold around this village. After the gondola was operated, the number of local tourists as well as from other areas increased, especially during long holidays.
For tourists who want to experience the adventure of going to Girpair Hamlet to see the peak of Merapi more closely, tourists can pass hundreds of stairs, while enjoying the beauty of the valley, and the surrounding community plantations.
Girpair Hamlet is suitable for traveling with family, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Especially for tourists visiting Central Java, and confused about finding tourist attractions that cool the eyes with the natural beauty of the slopes of Mount Merapi, the beautiful rural atmosphere while riding the gondola.
The distance from Klaten City is about 45 minutes by car to get to Tegalmulyo Village. After arriving at the Tegalmulyo Village, the beauty and coolness of being on the slopes of Mount Merapi can already be enjoyed.
Source : https://yoursay.suara.com