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Kopeng is a small town in Central Java.


Kopeng is a mountainous town (1500 m above sea level) whose name is believed to come from the word "kopek" (means "breast milk(?)")

Get in[edit]

The easiest way is from Salatiga, about 12 km away, through a steep road. There is a minibus going from Salatiga to Kopeng and further destinations (maybe as far as Magelang).

Get around[edit]

Kopeng covers a small area and therefore quite walkable. Some people choose to hire and ride a horse (with the "guide") for a leisurely "tour".

See[edit][add listing]

Mount Merbabu (3142 m above sea level) Umbul Songo waterfall (literally "nine fountains") - a seasonal waterfall which is completely dried up during the dry season!

Do[edit][add listing]

  • The playground is quite good for children to have fun.
  • Swimming (if you can stand the freezing cold pool water)

Buy[edit][add listing]

Do not buy vegetables or fruit (although they have a wet market) if you are not prepared to bargain hard.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Indonesian food - fried rice, soto, rawon.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Hotel Kartika Wisata Kopeng (inside the recreational park). Rooms with hot water. Restaurant and swimming pool close by, owned by the same hotel. (It is an old hotel which has been part of the recreational park).

Griya Loka Indah Hotel (luxurious hotel).

In addition, there are numerous villas for rent. Before checking in, find out whether the villa that you choose has hot showers or not, as the temperature tends to be freezing cold at night (and cool at midday).


The area code is 0298 (same as Salatiga).

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