Ciseureuh Village in Brebes Regency, Central Java Province
In Brebes Regency, tourists may find several interesting traditional villages of Indonesia to visit. For example, there is Ciseureuh Village in Ketanggungan Sub-District. Due to the popularity, many people keep coming to the village both on regular days and weekends. It is because they want to witness the beautiful panorama of the site as well as to learn some local traditions. Some people are also interested in visiting the village to get close to villagers and try their local foods. Even foreigners won’t regret coming to Ciseureuh. As long as they come with a tour guide, they are good to go.
The village is located in south part of Ketanggungan Sub-District. To be exact, it resides at the foot of Kumbang Mountain. This explains why most landscapes feature hilly areas! Not to mention the ambiance is soothing or refreshing, as it is located near to a mountain. Also, it feels so cold during rainy season! Therefore, tourists should avoid coming to the village at the time. The next noticeable feature of the village is the presence of a dam, which also becomes a good place to spend a relaxing time and enjoy photography.
Exploring Ciseureuh Village
Those who never visit Ciseureuh Village may wonder what they can do once arriving at the site. Well, it is as simple as talking to villages. Tourists can learn many things from those people, after all. These include several traditions done regularly, especially Ngasa. If they are lucky, they are able to join the event and learn further information about it. What they need is a good communication skill. The ability to talk the Indonesian Language also becomes a prime requirement, actually.
The next allure in Ciseureuh Village is the presence of a hot spring called Jalatunda. Some people call it Cipanas, though. According to the locals, the heat of the water reaches up to 700 Celsius degrees! Not to mention the location is surrounded by dense trees and a beautiful river resides near to the site as well. What about the route? Have no worries. Some villagers are friendly enough to show the direction. Still, it is better to give them some fees for the service.
The next recommended thing to do in Ciseureuh Village is relaxation. Thanks to the unspoiled nature and pristine environment. Visitors may see a beautiful panorama of teak forest and the view of Kumbang Mountain on the horizon. Somehow, everyone should consider enjoying photography as well. Thus, do not forget to carry a camera while visiting the village. Also, later, before going home, tourists should try some local foods offered by the natives!
- Jalaswatu Village
- Tonjong Waterfall
- Cipicung Waterfall
How to Get There
For those coming from Semarang City, they can directly head to Ciseureuh Village by any local transportation service. The distance is 228 km, so the trip may take around 5 hours and 37 minutes. For a faster trip, it is recommended to take Raya Pantura Street. Do not forget to hire a tour guide as well!
Where to Stay
- Nagita Villa
- Agung Jaya Hotel
- Anggraeni Hotel