Bantul town has another charming destination of tourist again. Beside full of exotic beaches such as Parang Tritis Beach, Depok Beach, or Kuwaru Beach, Bantul also has one of the destinations which full of historical value.
Selarong Cave, is one of the historic place. In the past, the cave was used as the headquarters of Prince Diponegoro in the guerrilla struggle against Dutch colonialism (the war was happened in 1925-1930). Prince Diponegoro in Tegalrejo moved after his home was attacked and burned by the Dutch.
In the present, the Selarong Cave is being a tourist attraction. One of the uniqueness of this place is that there are a lot of guavas and sapodilla kecik trees surrounding. Craftsman of fabric fan can also be found in this area.
By the government of Bantul, this place is being developed as an agro-tourist of kelengkeng plants. Moreover, this place has beautiful scenery and cool weather, making the Selarong Cave is a suitable place to spend the time with family.
Facilities: parking spaces, mosques, toilets
Souvenirs: guava fruit
Price of admission:
How to get there?
This place is located 14 km from the city of Jogja, precisely in the village kembangputihan, Pajangan, Bantul.
From jogja city:
Toward the Bantul Street, after 4 traffic lights, turn right, take the road, then meet intersection, turn right, go a ahead, turn right again, follow the road until the gate of selarong cave.
+/- 40 minutes