Siung Beach – For those of you who like to travel, of course Jogja is one of your goals. The existence of Siung Beach makes Jogja closer to tourists from various regions. Previously we have seen the elegance and beauty of Gili Kondo, this time we will see the beauty of Jogjakarta from its charming beaches, and one of them is Siung Beach.
The beauty of the white sands of Siung Beach
Yogyakarta has always been known as a special region with a strong cultural value. However, it turns out that this country which is often called Jogja is also an extraordinarily beautiful tourist destination such as Siung Beach. Siung beach is only part of the tourist destinations in this city because there are many other places that can be visited such as Borobudur temple, Prambanan temple and others.
Talking about siung beach, which is located in the city of Jogja as one of the special cities in Indonesia after Aceh. So, it is better if before we discuss at length about Siung Beach, we should first look at a little discussion about the city which is nicknamed the Special Region of Yogyakarta.
Origin of the name Siung Beach
The origin of the name of this city is Yogyakarta (with the letter Y), but we often hear Jogja (letter J), this is natural because the name is in the middle of the original Javanese loghat so that the letter Y becomes J.Jogjakarta is an area in Central Java which is from used to be famous for areas that are thick with cultural arts and customs of the people.
Then where is the location of Siung Beach which is famous as a hidden paradise in the city of Jogjakarta. Siung beach is located in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta. To reach this beach tourism destination is very easy because now there are many alternative roads and vehicles that can get there. Actually, in the mountains of Kidul itself there are many beautiful beaches and many tourists visit, but Siung Beach is one that we will discuss today.
The beauty of the white sand of Siung beach complete with large rocks and mountains beside it, besides that the cleanliness is maintained and the clarity of the water adds to the beauty of the beach which has recently been famous. This beach may not be as popular as Parangtritis beach, but its beauty may be no less interesting. Nothing wrong with you and your family spending the weekend while enjoying Yogyakarta specialties on this beach.
The basis or origin of the name “siung” is from the large rock that stretches on the east and west coast. These giant rocks are protruding into the sea and when viewed from afar, they resemble the canines of a monkey or often called Siung Wanara. Thus the history of the origin of the name of this beach to become SIUNG beach, as in the surrounding folklore which believes in the existence of siung wanara.
Siung Beach; The Best Rock Climbing
It is unique because this rock has presented a perfect beauty that makes the eye unblinking to see the beauty of divine creation. Not only its beauty, but this rock is also important for nature lovers, especially those who like rock climbing. There is an interesting history regarding this cliff, in 1989 tourists and climbers from Japan used this giant rock cliff as a place for rock climbing.
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That was the beginning of this place being used as a rock climbing arena and now the Yogyakarta government has made Siung Beach and developed it as a rock climbing arena for nature lovers. No kidding, it turned out that this place later developed into an important arena for rock climbing and even became a venue for the Asean Climbing Gathering which was attended by 250 participants from two continents, namely Europe and Asia.
Cliffs that are suitable for use as an arena are not just one place, but there are 250 places that can be used for rock climbing with different levels of difficulty and exhaustion. Because of such natural wealth, Siung Beach is known internationally as Siung Beach; The best rock climbing site in Yogyakarta. A pride for Indonesia and especially for the city of Yogyakarta.
Before this place became a cliff for rock climbing, it was reported that this place was not so clean that few tourists came, especially when the road to get there was not as good as it is now. But after this place became a rock climbing destination, now the place has been cleaned and the road to Siung Beach has been built so that many tourists have begun to arrive both domestically and abroad to witness firsthand how this rock climbing attraction takes place.
The attraction of Siung Beach
Siung beach has many attractions, not only rock climbing but you can enjoy the beauty of the beach which is so enchanting. There are also many things you can do on a hill or cliff, such as taking photos with a large blue sea background, taking selfies or enjoying the vast ocean directly from a height.
Meanwhile, in the eastern part of Siung Beach, there is a place that becomes a camping arena. It is really an extraordinary experience to be able to enjoy the night with the breeze on the beach of Siung while setting up camp on the beach. At night there are other things you can enjoy, especially if the weather is sunny at night. You can enjoy the beautiful star sprinkles on the high seas.
If you don’t like rock climbing, you can take advantage of the white sand, which has a soft texture, as a vehicle to play sand with your family. It is really a fun in itself from the beach in Jogja. There is also a unique experience that you can get if you are lucky, you can enjoy a horde of monkeys descending from the rock climbing rock, but usually if the visitors are crowded the monkeys don’t come down and choose to stay on top of the giant rock. The siung beach monkey doesn’t bother visitors as long as you don’t disturb them.
Various Fun Activities at Siung Beach
Apart from enjoying the natural beauty of Siung beach from the shoreline, you can take other activities that are no less interesting, such as hiking. There are mountains on the coast but not the highest mountains in Indonesia, and many visitors enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains. Arriving at the top of the mountain there will be fresh air and gentle breeze that you can feel. Besides daka titu, you will see the natural beauty of the sea of siung beach from the top of the mountain with a very small but vast landscape. You can spend a lot of your time under the trees with your family.
Apart from being a tourist spot, Siung Beach also functions as a place of learning or training for students who love nature (MAPALA) in jogjakarta or outside jogjakarta. The periods of many visitors are usually when it is the school holidays, children and mothers, fathers and families start arriving to release fatigue and fatigue during work or just looking for fun and a relaxed atmosphere.
Along the way to Siung Beach you can see the activities of local people who keep fish in cages because they have not dared to sail around looking for fish like in other places. Besides that, the profession of the people around Siung Beach is as a salt farmer. the salt produced becomes the main salt as a commodity that is traded along the market in Purwodadi.
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If you like fishing, you can also try it here but you can’t go to the middle of the ocean because there are no boats. You also have to read the fishing rod yourself from home, because there is no fishing rod rental here. Many of those who want to fish on the shoreline of Siung bring their own fishing rods from their homes.
The road to the location of Siung Beach
The address of this beach is Purwodadi village, Depok, Kab. Gunung Kidul. To access the address to the beach is very easy. If you want to go there, you should rent a car or use a private car because there is no place to rent a car there.
The road conditions to Siung beach have developed a lot so it is easy to get there. However, visitors are expected to use a good car and first check its condition. Why is that? Because in order to get to the beach, visitors pass through limestone hills and residential palawija areas.
If you are from Jogja, then you have to take the road to Wonosari, and then take the route towards Tepus Purwodadi, then you will arrive at Siung beach. Usually, the trip from Yogyakarta will take about 2 hours to get to Siung Beach. If you don’t know the address, you can access this online map or Google Map. Map to Siung beach.
Siung Beach Entrance Ticket Prices
To enter Siung Beach you do have to pay a ticket, but this is not much, the price is 3000 rupiah, excluding vehicle parking. The parking fee for two-wheeled vehicles, you have to pay 2 thousand and four-wheeled 5 thousand. So, this price can vary according to what the local government has set. So, it is possible that the price when you leave is not the same as the price we mentioned, it is because of price changes at any time.