Location: Jl. Jatibarang, Kedungpane, Mijen, Semarang City, Central Java 50219
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HTM: IDR 2,500 per person
Open and close: 05.00-18.00
The central government is aggressively promoting the tourism sector, including in the city of Semarang. According to the instructions from Mr. Arief Yahya as Minister of Tourism, the city and district governments should develop new tourist destinations.
This is the main requirement so that the tourism sector in each region can be more advanced and developed.
This is what the city government of Semarang continues to strive for to innovate and create tourist destinations that are not only beautiful but unique so that they attract more visitors, one of which is the Jatibarang Reservoir Tourist Place.
The beauty of the reservoir
The Jatibarang Reservoir has officially become a tourist spot for two years. This water dam is located in Ex. Kandri, Gunungpati with an area of about 189 hectares.
The interesting thing about this place is that the water is very clear and the availability of tours around the reservoir. So, tourists can go around the Jatibarang Reservoir using the boats that have been provided.
For boat rental, the price is IDR 100,000 for 3-4 people. This rate applies if you want to fully surround this giant lake. However, to get around half the reservoir is Rp. 60,000.
You will be spoiled with a very beautiful view of the hills. This reservoir is a favorite fishing spot because there are so many fish of various types and sizes.
For visitors who are afraid of water tourism, don’t worry because someone will guide you and while walking through the reservoir you have to use the available buoys.
Very safe, fun and certainly refreshing because the motorboat will go at high speed through the waves.
This relatively new tourist spot attracts enough local tourists and cities around Semarang. During weekends and red dates, this place is so crowded that hundreds of visitors come.
Quite cheap tickets with a beautiful view of the largest dam in Semarang are the reason this place is in great demand by tourists.
According to the ticket keeper, it was not only young people, a family visiting the dam, but school students as well. The Water Dam, known as Waduk Jatibarang, took four years of development.
In conjunction with the commemoration of the twenty-second World Water Day on May 11 2014, Bp. Djoko Kirmanto with Bp. Ganjar Pranowo.
Then this reservoir was opened to the public as a tourist destination exactly the following year, namely on May 11 2015.
Actually, the main purpose of making a dam is as a power generator, flood barrier, and water reservoir.
The Jatibarang Reservoir has an area of 189 hectares for standing water and 54 km2 with a water capacity of up to 20.4 million m3. The initial process of filling water takes up to 6-7 months to reach the water level to an elevation of 149.3 m.
This reservoir has a flood design of up to 170 m3 per second and is capable of increasing the water supply to 1,050 L per second. Also equipped with the potential of PLTMH up to 1.5 mega watt (Micro Hydro Power Plant).
Some points in the city of Semarang often experience flooding, even floods in these areas are seasonal floods.
Floods do not only come during high rainfall but can also occur at any time during moderate rainfall.
That is why the city government built this reservoir as a way to overcome the flood problem in the city of Semarang.
Apart from being a solution to the problem of flooding, Jatibarang Reservoir can be developed as a contemporary tourist destination.
Therefore, it is hoped that creative industry players or local residents can work together with the city government to create an interesting and unique tourist destination.
If many visitors come, it can have a very good impact on the economy of local residents and regional income as well.
The construction of the Jatibarang Reservoir costs a lot of Rp. 599.95 billion on loan from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).
Therefore, apart from aiming as an effort to overcome the problem of flooding and tourist destinations, Jatibarang Reservoir will be used to meet the needs of PDAM residents of Semarang.
The reservoir area is very wide so that there is a small island in the middle which is a tourist spot for Goa Kreo.
The island or hill of Kreo is a breeding ground for more than 500 macaques. Spot it becomes very unique and different from the others.
This uniqueness comes from the original inhabitants of Goa Kreo, namely the many monkeys.
There is a bridge to the main location of Goa Kreo, from this bridge visitors can see a large sign that says ‘WADUK JATIBARANG’ which is often a favorite photo spot for visitors.
Price of admission
The Jatibarang Reservoir area covers two sub-districts with four sub-districts. The district is Gunungpati with Kel. Kandri and Kel. Jatirejo, and Kec. Mijen with Ex. Kedungpane and Ex. Jatibarang.
The administration or dam management office is located in Jatibarang while the entrance to the dam area is in Gunungpati. The entrance ticket here is very cheap, only Rp. 2500 / person.
Route to Location
It is not difficult to reach the location of the Jatibarang Reservoir. You can use public transportation on the route to Goa Kreo, taxi or use a private vehicle.
The distance traveled from the city center of Semarang is approximately 13 kilometers. To get to this tourist spot by private vehicle, you can use the route from Kalibanteng.
From Kalibanteng, take the path to Jl. Abdul Rahman Saleh arrived at Gunungpati to be precise in Sadeng Village. From here you are looking for a gate that says ‘Kandri Tourism Village’.
In one area of the Jatibarang Reservoir, there are several tourist attractions that must be visited, including Goa Kreo.
According to the belief of the people around Goa Kreo Semarang, it is a relic or legacy from Sunan Kalijaga.
At that time Sunan Kalijaga was looking for several pieces of teak wood to make the Great Mosque of Demak.
Then came across a group of monkeys, which was then asked by Sunan to help guard the teak wood. Meanwhile, the word ‘creo’ comes from ‘mangreho’ which means ‘take care’ or ‘maintain’.
That is the reason behind giving the name Goa Kreo and since then the monkeys who are in this place are believed to be the guardians.
To reach the mouth of Goa Kreo, tourists will be faced with many steps and quite steep terrain.
To reach the mouth of Goa, visitors have to pass quite a lot of stairs and a fairly steep path.
There is a waterfall to the north of Goa Kreo which continues to flow even though the dry season occurs. The reason is, the origin of the waterfall is from several springs so that it never dries up.
Goa Kreo tourist attractions are located in the district. Gunungpati to be precise in Talun Kacang hamlet, Des. Kandri.
The monkeys in this area are included in the species ‘Macaca fascicularis’, which have long tails, are tame, and easy to get along with visitors.
However, the visitors who come please be careful when bringing food into the Goa Kreo area, starting from the suspension bridge because so often visitors who bring food are chased by monkeys until they get it.
That is why tourists who want to come here should not bring anything extra, including clothes, accessories, food and drinks.
A few moments ago the management of the Jatibarang Tourism Area added additional rides, namely, spot Viewing Post, Wooden House and Land above the Clouds.
Visitors who come are increasingly crowded, especially young people who want to take pictures at spots the cool. Apart from being unique and contemporary, the entrance ticket is very affordable, namely Rp. 5000 / person.
The viewing post here has a heart shape and is made of wood. Well, instagramable really right?
Generally, viewing posts in other places offer views of hills or mountains, it is different here because the view is presented in the form of an exotic panorama of reservoirs.
No less hits is the Land above the clouds. The location became a favorite in the very short time since its opening. Visitors keep coming to enjoy how beautiful the panorama is from spot the.
In fact, what is meant by the land above the clouds is not a place high above the mountains, but you can feel the atmosphere or take pictures with white feathers (foam / cotton / sponge) arranged in such a way as a bunch of clouds.
Very interesting and beautiful, it is worth a try because you can take pictures like they are above the clouds with background green nature around and the exoticism of the Jatibarang Reservoir.
When heading to the reservoir location, the tourists who come will pass Kandri Village which is a tourist village. Here, residents sell souvenirs typical of the Jatibarang area.
Tourists can also enjoy the natural atmosphere directly, such as going straight to the rice fields, going to the river etc.
This is perfect for parents who buy up all of their family members as another way of introducing their children to how it feels to live in the wild. It must be fun!
To get here is very easy even though the location is on the outskirts of the city. The path that is traversed is quite smooth and the road is also smooth.
Not far from the tourist attractions of Goa Kreo Lakers Club BSB SporIt’s about half an hour on the way to Mijen. Here there is a swimming pool which is directly facing the natural panorama.
Spot This one is perfect for visitors who want to relax while unwinding from a pile of work routines.
After enjoying the natural beauty of Jatibarang Reservoir, playing with monkeys, taking pictures above the clouds or walking around the reservoir by boat, it’s time for a culinary tour.
About 7 minutes from Goa Kreo there is a very famous place to eat, namely Pak Thori’s Chicken and Fried Duck. This dining place is precisely located on Jl. Raya Manyaran, Gunungpati.
In addition, on Jl. KH, Ahmad Dahlan, there is also a place to eat gandul rice that you need to try. This dining place belongs to Pak Subur which is also very famous for its deliciousness.
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