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Sleman, Hunting For Salak Pondoh

Salak is one of Indonesia’s traditional fruits. Covered with brownish-black scales, the flesh tends to be ivory in color. Salak pondoh is the sweetest variety. The flesh is firm and succulent. The taste is unique yet addictive. Visiting salak pondoh farm in Turi, Sleman regency, is truly a remarkable experience for you and your loved ones.

Salak pondoh farm in Turi, Sleman
Salak pondoh farm in Turi, Sleman (Source : indonesiakaya.com)

ACTIVITIES

There are no restaurants in this farm, so you’re welcome to bring your own food and drink. You can try eating at Moro Lejar, about 3 kilometers from Kaliurang. Here you can sample crispy, tasty freshwater fish.

You can buy salak pondoh at a very cheap price in this site.

Hotels and inns in Jogjakarta.

In this 27 hectare farm, you can have a picnic while enjoying the scenery, take pictures, sample salak pondoh straight from the trees. You can also visit gardens containing flowers and orchid, garden consisting of plants with medicinal value in this area.

GET AROUND

Explore this exceptional site on foot. By car, you can visit Kaliurang, a cool area where you can see Merapi Mountain from a distance.

GET THERE

From Jogjakarta, you can rent a car to this area. The journey will take about 30 minutes. Or if you happen to be in Magelang, you can rent a car to this place. It is only 20 kilometers away from Magelang. Alternatively, you can use a bus from Jogjakarta to Magelang. You’ll then get off before Murangan Hospital, or, to be precise, in front of Sleman Junior High School (SMP 2). Then you can use public transportation to Ngablak Square. From this place you can ride another public transportation heading to salak pondoh farm.

Tips

  • Some star hotels in Jogjakarta offer their own rental cars.
  • Visit this farm when they’re harvesting in November to December (big harvest) and from June to July (medium harvest). That way you’ll be able to sample more salak on this farm (4-5, compared to 2-3 pieces on regular days). This way you’ll be able to buy salak pondoh at a very low price. If you visit this farm on other months, however, the price might triple.
  • It is best to visit this farm early in the morning. That way the temperature is cooler and you can go straight to Kaliurang to see Merapi Mountain. If you come to Kaliurang later on the day, Merapi might not still be visible.

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