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'''Purwokerto''' is a sleepy little town relatively small but bustling city located in the [[Central Java]] province, [[Indonesia]]. It is located in the western part of the province, nestled in an isolated valley between Salak Mountain Ranges and the Southern Mountain Ranges. It is also a major transportation hub in Java, connecting other major cities in Java, such as [[Jakarta]], [[Bandung]], [[Semarang]], [[Yogyakarta]], [[Surabaya]], and [[Cirebon]]. [[File:Gunung Slamet dari Kr Salam.jpg|thumb|350 px|Mount Slamet seen from Karangsalam village]]
[[File:City of Purwokerto.jpg|thumb|350 px|A street in Purwokerto]]
Purwokerto is a town city of around 300,000 inhabitants. Commonly referred as a cross-road between [[Jakarta]] and [[Yogyakarta]]. The town city is on the foothill of Gunung Slamet volcano, the highest volcano in Central Java. Purwokerto is also the main entrance to climb Gunung Slamet. Many of Indonesian famous people originated from Purwokerto, namely Jendral Sudirman, Jendral Gatot Subroto, Soepardjo Roestam etc. Most of those heroic people are honoured as a street name all over Indonesia.
==Get in==
===By plane===
Until today airport in Banyumas area is still in planning process. Military airport in Wirasaba , [[Purbalingga ]] is only a half hour from Purwokerto. Recently, capital city of BanyumasSusi Air, an Indonesian airline company that provides small commercial planes, serves Wirasaba to Halim Perdanakusuma (HPK) in Jakarta.Nowadays the airport has been being built for commercial flight. From The second way, from capital city of Jakarta through Sukarno Soekarno Hatta Airport, you can pass Adi Sucipto Airport ([[Yogyakarta]]), Adi Sumarmo Airport ([[Solo]]), Tunggul Wulung Airstrip ([[Cilacap]]) and Ahmad Yani International Airport ([[Semarang]]) and then go through road way.from: []
===By bus===
The bus station is '''Terminal Bus Purwokerto''' on 10 hectares area, clean, save safe and comfort located comfortable. Located 4 km to the south of the town center. There are regular services throughout the island, including [[Jakarta]] (9 hours) with customer recommended Sinar Jaya bus, [[Yogyakarta]] (4 to 5.5 hours) with Raharja and Efisiensi bus, [[Semarang]] (6 hours) with Nusantara bus and [[Bandung]] (6 to 8 hours) with Budiman and Goodwill bus.The terminal serves for has 24 hourshour service.
===By train===
Trains to [[Jakarta]] take between 4 to 9 hours from the main Purwokerto station depend on train class. The '''Argo'''-class trains (''Argo Lawu'' and ''Argo Dwipangga'') are the best of the lot: , most comfortable , and fastest. ''Taksaka'' is almost as good. These train also cater for [[Yogyakarta]] destination. there is a You may check complete list of Train Schedule train schedule and Cost cost at [].
==Get around==
[[File:Jenderal Sudirman Street in Purwokerto.jpg|thumb|350px|Jenderal Sudirman Street, one of the busiest street in town]]
Purwokerto is a relatively small city, travelling around town should not be too expensive. You may could jog around town for 40 the entire city in 30 minutes.
===By trishaw===
===By angkot===
Although Purwokerto is relatively a small city, travelling around town can be more faster and easier by angkot (a van that carries passengers, very common in Indonesia). Always have direct routes but sometimes can be very crowded. Costs Rp 2500 per person.
===By taxi===
* <listing name="Kobata Taxi" alt="" directions="" address="Jalan Stadion Mini IV Blok B no. 42" phone="(0281) 642440/(0281) 642441" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
* <listing name="Satria Taxi" alt="" directionsaddress="Jalan Pemuda" addressdirections="Jalan Pemuda" phone="(0281) 7668400" emailurl="" hours="" price="" faxlat="" urllong="" hoursemail="" pricefax=""></listing>
[[File:Bank BRI Museum Purwokerto.jpg|thumb|350px|Bank BRI Museum, one of the city's main attraction.]]
* '''<see name="Purwokerto Fly-over'''" alt="" address="Jalan Pemuda" directions="in front of the Purwokerto Railway Station" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Built in 1967 and also known by the locals as "Gili Tumpang", Purwokerto Fly-over is a well -known landmark located in front of train and worth some nice photos.</see>[[File:Purwokerto station. The flyover was built JPG|thumb|350px|Purwokerto Railway Station, one of the most important railway transportation hub in 1967the region. ]]* '''Train <see name="Purwokerto Railway Station''', a Dutch colonial architecture, many Dutch residential building can be located " alt="" address="Jalan Stasiun no. 1" directions="right in front the end of the train street" phone="0282637037" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The largest and busiest railway stationin the region. It is also a major railway transportation hub that connects other major cities in Java. </see>* '''<see name="Bank BRI Museum Bank''', located in " alt="" address="Jalan Jenderal Sudirman no. 55" directions="across the Bank, a BRI Branch Office" phone="(0293) 310230" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">One of the most famous museum dedicated in town. Dedicated for R.A. Wiriatmaja who , the pioneer of the Indonesian banking system.Displays a lot of money and coins collection from the Dutch colonization era until present times. Also worth plenty of photos.</see>* <see name="Pendopo Si Panji" alt="" address="Jalan Kabupaten no. 1" directions="in front of the Alun-Alun (city square)" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The most important and famous historical building in town. Present times, it stands as the government office and tourist attraction. Worth a few picturesque photos.</see>* <see name="Alun-Alun Purwokerto" alt="" address="Jalan Jenderal Sudirman" directions="in front of the Pendopo Si Panji" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A wide open-air city square in town. Also a place where the locals meet and gather together with their families, friends, and relations. A lot of restaurants, shops, and prominent historical buildings surrounded this square.</see>
===Adventure Forest===
*<do name="Baturraden Adventure Forest" alt="BAF" address="Baturraden" directions="1 km from Queen Garden Hotel" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
===Sport===* '''Sport centre''': ''<do name="GOR Satria'' (" alt="" address="Jalan Prof Dr Suharso) is known as no. 99" directions="In the center of Prof Dr Suharso Rd" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="6.00 AM - 21.00 PM" price="">The largest sport complex center in town. Contains There are a football stadium, tennis courts, reflection parkclimbing venues, badminton arena, motor-cross venues, and a few other venuesreflection parks. UsuallyYou may jog or walk around in only 5 minutes, locals visit place in with freshness of the morning, especially on Sundaycool air and beautiful views.</do>===Golf===* '''Karaoke''': One of <do name="Wijayakusuma Golf Course" alt="" address="Jalan HR Bunyamin" directions="behind the Wijayakusuma Hospital (also known as DKT Hospital)" phone="(0281) 634597" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Although small and not the most popular entertainment program best golfing option in townthe region, especially Wijayakusuma Golf Course is good enough for those who want to golfing in the localsdowntown. Plenty of well-known chains spread throughout the city, such as ''</do>===Karaoke===* <do name="Inul Vista'' (Vizta" alt="" address="Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, close to no. 840" directions="just a few meters east from the Pasar Wage" phone="(0281)621555 or (0281) 7612555" email="" fax="(0281) 627854" url="" hours="" price="">By far the best and the largest karaoke box in town.</do>* <do name="NAV Karaoke Keluarga" alt="" address="Jalan Jenderal Sudirman no. 606" directions="Right in the downtown, across Bank Mandiri Branch Office and just a walk distance from the Srimaya Intersection" phone="(0281) 636351 or (0281) 627001" email="" fax="(0281) 627401" url="" hours="" price="">A one-stop entertainment spot in town. Also one of the oldest nation''s karaoke chains that opens its outlet in Purwokerto.</do>* <do name="Happy Puppy'' (Satria Plaza), ''NAV'' (" alt="" address="Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, across Ruko Satria Plaza no. AB - 7/8" directions="Located in the Satria Plaza)Shophouses, a well-known commercial and business spot in town, close to the Rita Pasaraya and ''just a walk distance from the Srimaya Intersection" phone="(0281) 625272" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A good option for karaoke in town. Strategically located in the downtown.</do>* <do name="Happy Family'' (Karaoke" alt="" address="Jalan Jenderal Sudirman no. 437, 2nd floor of Cherry Fresh Fruit Market" directions="in the second floor of Cherry Fresh Fruit Market, in the Kamandaka area" phone="(0281) 7606119 or (0281) 7606120" email="" fax="(0281)628139" url="http://happyfamilykaraoke.* '''Pool''': Another famous entertainment activity in" hours="09.00 AM - 03. There are a few pool places 00 PM" price="">One of the newest karaoke box in town, such as with the concept of 'family karaoke'. Contains 26 rooms that divided into 5 types.</do>===Pool/Billiard===* <do name="Rommy In Owner Maestro Billiard'' (Club no phone : 085747541971" alt="" address="Jalan Dr Suharso)" directions="besides the Ayam Goreng Keratonan restaurant, close to the GOR Satria" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">One of the most well-known billiard and ''pool spot in town.</do>* <do name="BBC Billiards and Pool and Billiards'' (" alt="" address="Jalan Dr Angka, Tirta Kembar Amusement Center)" directions="just a walk distance from Horison Hotel" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The largest billiard and pool place in the region.</do> ===Nightlife===* '''Clubbing''': ''<do name="Cheers! Cafe'' (" alt="" address="Jalan Dr Angka, Dynasty Entertainment Centerno. 71" directions="Adjacent to Horison Hotel" phone="(0281) is the most-known and the best club in town, also comes with new concept of Cafe - Club - Party622099" email="" fax="" url="http://cheerscafe.wordpress. com/" hours="" price=""> A lot of Indonesian famous singers and bands held their stage here.Plus, try the steak and wine.</do>
* <buy name="Matahari Department Store" alt="" address="Jalan Jenderal Suprapto Kebondalem" directions="Right in the Kebondalem commercial block's core" phone="(0281) 636534" email="" fax="(0281) 636533" url="" hours="" price="">One of the Indonesia's finest and most famous department store chains in town.</buy>
* <buy name="Cherry Fresh Fruit Market" alt="" address="Jalan Jend. Sudirman no. 437" directions="Located right in the town center, 3 km head to the east from Moro Mall" phone="(0281) 7920500" email="" fax="" url="" hours="9.00 AM - 21.00 PM" price="">The largest and most complete fresh fruit store in town. The Happy Family Karaoke is on the 2nd floor.</buy>
* <buy name="P&amp;D Aroma" alt="" address="Jalan Jend. Sudirman no. 217" directions="Located right in the downtown, walking distance from Tamara Plaza and Moro Mall, right next to the central post office. " phone="637755" url="" emailhours="" price="" faxlat="" urllong="" hoursemail="" pricefax="">One of the most oldest (est. 1978) and well known supermarket in town. Also famous supermarkets for its local snacks (keleman) and burger/ hotdog. Opens everyday from 8 in townthe morning till 9 at night.</buy>
===Local snacks===
* '''Gethuk Goreng''' At in the nearby, Sokaraja, there is a famous food called Gethuk Goreng that many shops . There are plenty of local snack stores sell ''getuk goreng'' under different kinds of names. It made of from cassava and a lot of Javanese sugar. Other foods to be had include nopia, mino (small nopia) kripik, and also mendoan.
* '''Mendoan''' can be bought in stores on jalan along Jalan Sawangan, such as Mirasa, Echo21, etc. You can buy it raw (with separated ingredients) and fry it at home.
*<eat name="BAKSO MALANG - RAJA BASOKA" alt="Rajanya Bakso Bakar" address="Jl. Dr. Suharso" directions="in front of GOR Satria Purwokerto, walking distance from Hotel ASTON" phone="085719978822" url="" hours="approx 9am to 7 pm" price="" lat="" long="" 085747981455="085747981455">Bakso or meat ball is the most famous traditional food in Indonesia. and Malang city has their own specialty taste. "Bakso Malang" Raja Basoka bring the authenticated taste to Purwokerto city. they also has chicken noodle "Cwie Mie Malang" as their special menu. </eat>
*<eat name="Soto Ani" alt="" address="Gen. Sudirman " directions="east from Alun-alun, across Gaya Baru Optik.located in small street behind building" phone="" url="" hours="approx 5 to 9 pm" price="7k (at sept 09)" lat="" long=""></eat>
*'''Rumah Makan Cahaya Mas''', one of the best chinese food restaurants in town. '''Moslem''' must think twice here.
You can visit in * <eat name="RM Endut" alt="" address="Jalan Wahid Hasyim no. 118" directions="just a walk distance to Jalan Overste Isdiman Purwokerto RM endut is famous with , one of the hainan chicken rice major and nasi campurwell-known roads in town. located on jln. wahid hasim 118 purwokerto. delivery service " phone="(0281-) 7647345" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Famous for Hainan Chicken Rice and Nasi Campur.</eat>
* '''Serabi Jalan Bank''', available early in the morning is a local favourite. The queue is sometimes very long especially during holiday season.
* <eat name="Soto Jalan Bank, Soto Sungep " alt="" address="Jalan RA Wiriatmaja (also in jalan known as Jalan Bank)" directions="just a walk distance to the north from BankBRI Museum" phone="(0281)693353" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Soto Ayam IDR 7500, Ati IDR 7500">One of the most famous typical dishes destination in town. Strategically located, cheap and recommendable.</eat> * <eat name="Soto Sungeb" alt="" address="Jalan RA Wiriatmaja no. 23 A" directions="head to a small lane across the Soto Jalan Bank" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The truly pioneer for the Soto Pak Tama (near Rita department store Purwokerto. Tasty and supermarket, Soto Pak Sampun (at jalan Komisaris Bambang Suprapto), easy-on-the-wallet.</eat> * <eat name="Soto Ani at Gen. " alt="" address="Jalan Jenderal Sudirman street; [east from Alun-alun across " directions="head to a small lane, beside the Gaya Baru OptikOptic" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="16. located 30 PM - 22.30 PM" price="">A well-known typical foods option in small street behind building, open approx 5 to 9 pm]town. </eat>
* '''Soto Sokaraja''', available in Sokaraja, located 4 km east of Purwokerto. Many of Soto Sokaraja in here, consider one of the best is Soto Kecik. The place not so good but very famous. Another famous one (some people consider this soto is better) is Soto Sutri.
* <eat name="Iga Bakar Mas Giri" alt="" address="Jalan Prof. Dr. Suharso no. 8" directions="Just a walk distance to the GOR Satria, across Ayam Penyet Suroboyo" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">One of the most famous and most visited restaurant in town. Best try for Iga Bakar, tasty and affordable.</eat>
* <eat name="Pecel Lele Lela" alt="" address="Jalan Prof. Dr. Suharso" directions="Just a walk distance to the GOR Satria" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The best 'Lele' option in town, with wide varieties of pecel lele dishes.</eat>
* <eat name="Brasil Ice Cream and Coffee" alt="" address="Jalan Letjen. Suprapto no. 25" directions="Located in the bustling commercial district of Kebon Dalem, close to a number of fabulous department stores" phone="(0281) 636896" email="" fax="(021) 6293831 - (021) 6288612" url="" hours="" price="">The most well-known ice cream and coffee place in town. Also offers wide varieties of Indonesian cuisines and desserts.</eat>
* <eat name="Angkringan Tahu Kupat Pa'buaran" alt="" address="Jalan HR Bunyamin" directions="North of Jenderal Sudirman University and Banyumas TV office" phone="(0281) 627799" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A cafe-style restaurant that offers the beautiful view of rice fields in its surroundings. Also one of the best place to hangout in town.</eat>
* <eat name="Cibiuk" alt="" address="Jalan HR Bunyamin" directions="North of Jenderal Sudirman University, across the F2 Entertainment Center" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">One of the Sundanese option in town. Famous for its spicy ''sambal cibiuk''.</eat>
* <eat name="Phuket" alt="" address="Jalan HR Bunyamin no. 107" directions="A few meters north of the Jenderal Sudirman University" phone="(0281) 634505" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A newly-built Thai restaurant in town.</eat>
* <eat name="Kabayan Restaurant" alt="" address="Jalan Jend. Sudirman no. 520" directions="right in the downtown, just a walk distance from Tamara Plaza, Rita Pasaraya, and Moro Mall" phone="(0281) 636633" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A well-known Sundanese restaurant in town. Featuring live music on Saturday and Sunday nights. Also contains a karaoke box.</eat>
* <eat name="Oemah Daun" alt="" address="Jalan KH Wahid Hasyim no. 101 & 103" directions="South of Andhang Pangrenan Park" phone="(0281) 635169" email="" fax="" url="" hours="10.00 AM - 2.00 AM" price="" lat="" long="">One of the best venue in town. Modern and chic interior design, wide varieties of dishes, and a perfect place for meeting, wedding, and held events.</eat>
* <eat name="Gubug Makan Mang Engking" alt="" address="Jalan HR Bunyamin" directions="North of Jenderal Sudirman University" phone="(0281) 630088" email="" fax="" url="" hours="14.00 AM - 22.00 PM" price="" lat="" long="">A luxury Sundanese restaurant, with a touch of garden restaurant with unique Sundanese's gubug design, beautiful ponds, and surrounded by the rice fields.</eat>
*<sleep name="Wisata Niaga Hotel" alt="" address="Jl. Merdeka no.5 Purwokerto" directions="right in the downtown of Purwokerto" phone="+62-281-642333" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Standard IDR 145,000, family IDR 275,000" lat="" long="">A modern-minimalist-styled business hotel. The building was formerly used as the branch office of an insurance company.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Astro Hotel Purwokerto" alt="" address="Jl. Suparjo Rustam Km. 4 Sokaraja Purwokerto" directions="about 5 minutes driving south of the downtown, close to Atrium Hotel and Resort" phone="+62-281-6844107" url="" checkin="13.00 pm" checkout="12.00 pm" price="Standard IDR 84,000, Deluxe IDR 175,000" lat="" long="">We Give You The Real ComfortableA transit three stars hotel in the outskirts, drive-in hotel style.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Atrium Resort & Hotel" alt="" address="Jl. Soepardjo Rustam (Jl. Raya Sokaraja)" directions="5 minutes drive from the downtown, close to Astro Hotel" phone="+62-281-6844041" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Standard IDR 330,000, deluxe IDR 495,000, suite IDR 715,000" lat="" long="">A villa-styled hotel in the main road between Purwokerto and Sokaraja. Five minutes driving from the downtown Purwokerto.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Horison Hotel" alt="" address="Jl. Dr. Angka no.71 Purwokerto" directions="about 5 minutes driving north of the downtown, near to the main road to Baturraden" phone="+62-281-634321" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Standard IDR 440,000, family IDR 660,000k" lat="" long="">A three stars comfortable resort-hotel.</sleep>
The code area for Purwokerto is - 0281
* Ambulance: ☎ 118
* Police: ☎ 110
* Fire Brigade: ☎ 113
* National Search and Rescue: ☎ 115
==Get out==
* [[Sokaraja]], a transit town, famous for soto and gethuk goreng.
* [[Banyumas]], a historical sleepy town, home for hundreds of Dutch and colonial buildings.
* '''Tambak''', a district border with Kebumen, 1 hour with bus from the Purwokerto Bus Terminal for Rp 7,000. Tambak offer its famous '''Sate Bebek''' outlets along street. Price relatively cheap at Rp 10,000 (US $1)
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