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Located in the heart of Central Java, the small town of Wonosobo is in a picturesque mountain landscape with an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. The cool mountain air here provides a refreshing break from the heat and the impressive mountain terrain provides a perfect backdrop to relax and soak up the peaceful atmosphere.
Although it is only driving distance from Yogya, Solo and Semarang, once you get to Wonosobo you will feel like you’ve been transported to another world, where the pace of life is slower and the crowds and heat of the city can be long forgotten. From Semarang, Wonosobo is a stop made by cruise passengers before proceeding to Borobudur.
The mountains surrounding Wonosobo provide spectacular views. To the east of the region lie the majestic mountains of Gunung Sumbing and Gunung Sindoro, both dormant volcanoes. To the North is Gunung Perahu and to the West lies the Kulon mountains. Water is also a natural feature of this place as the Serayu river flows through the region.
In the centre of town is the alun-alun or square. With its old columned pavilions and banyan trees this is a scenic spot to sit and watch the world go by.
The most popular way to get around town is by local minbus or ‘angkot’.
Wonosobo is driving distance from Yogya, Solo and Semarang. From any of these cities a car and driver can be organized through any major hotel that will be able to take you to Wonosobo.
Public buses travel between Wonosobo and Yogya and Solo. These buses depart and arrive from the Wonosobo bus terminal located just outside of town. You can catch an angkot from the terminal into the town centre.