Timang Beach Yogyakarta – Every year the number of tourists visiting Yogyakarta continues to increase rapidly. It’s not surprising, because in this student city there are so many tourist attractions that are worth visiting, such as Timang Beach.
This beach, which holds a thousand charms and uniqueness, has been widely discussed on social media and has gone viral because of the blue sea water and the extreme gondola rides that make people curious.
This beach not only offers extraordinary natural beauty, but is also very suitable to visit for those of you who are lovers of extreme natural tourism. What are the attractions of this Timang Beach destination? Below we discuss all the interesting things related to Timang Beach.
The attraction of Timang Beach
Different from other beaches in Gunung Kidul, Timang Beach is divided into 2 locations, where at the first location you will be treated to views of beautiful coral rocks with beautiful white sand as well as a viewing post for expanses of blue sea water.
Apart from the beach views, you can also try extreme rides here, namely the coral rocks in the middle of the sea. Uniquely, you can try riding the extreme gondola ride and also the suspension bridge to get to the coral rocks.
The suspension bridge itself is around 120 meters long with a height above the sea reaching 15 meters. You are advised to walk slowly like a model to maintain balance. Apart from that, for those of you who are afraid of heights, it is also not recommended to walk while looking towards the sea. No need to worry because during the trip a professional guide will accompany you to arrive at the coral reef in the middle of the sea.
Usually visitors who come to Timang Beach are always interested in trying out the gondola which is around 90 meters long and reaches a height of 15 meters.
The uniqueness of this gondola is that it is operated manually and pulled by 6-8 people to reach the center of the coral.
Apart from being challenging and exciting, this gondola also has an interesting story, because this ride has apparently been around since 1997. The gondola at Timang Beach was made by local residents, the majority of whom were fishermen, to collect lobsters and fish around the island.
As time went by, this gondola attracted many visitors and eventually became a tourist attraction for local residents. In 2014-2015, this Timang Beach tourist destination went viral and many people visited after the Korean variety show Running Man filmed here.
Timang Beach Route and Location
The tourist destination Timang Beach is located on Jl. South Coast of Java, Beach, Purwodadi, Tepung District, Kab. Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta.
From the direction of Wonosari, the journey required can reach 1.5 hours with views of trees and rice fields that are soothing to the eyes.
The terrain you will traverse is quite steep and narrow, so it is advisable to rent a Jeep to reach the beach. The price for renting a jeep is usually around IDR 300,000 to IDR 350,000.
The facilities available at the Timang Beach tourist destination include a gondola, suspension bridge, toilets, canteen and a large parking area.
Are you curious and interested in visiting Timang Beach?” Don’t worry, to explore this place, you can pay a levy of Rp. 5,000 which includes Jasa Raharja insurance at the guard post.
If you want to ride the gondola, you only have to pay Rp. 150,000. Meanwhile, if you want to try the suspension bridge, you can pay Rp. 100,000.
For those of you who like photography and want to show off the excitement of visiting here, you can take selfies at the specially provided photo spots by paying around IDR 30,000.