Magelang is important city in Central Java. It is located in the middle of the Central Java, Indonesia. Magelang is a plateau city, which means Magelang has the fresh air in it and the scenery is wonderful. Historically, in the Dutch Colonial era, Magelang was an important city in Central Java, as Magelang is located between the two big cities those cities are Semarang and Yogyakarta, in Semarang located the resident governor of Dutch, and in Yogyakarta, there are Central Java Kingdoms who held the power of the Java. That is why Magelang was the important city in the Dutch, England, and Japan era in Indonesia, because Magelang held the route of both military and the trade from south of Java, Yogyakarta, to the harbor in the north of Java, Semarang. Besides Magelang has the fresh cold climate just like in the Europe, many of the Dutch government had the villa in Magelang.
Magelang is very lumpy with the Javanese culture, since Magelang is located in the Central Java; there are two large Kingdoms in Yogyakarta and Surakarta who holds as the central of the Javanese traditional culture, so Magelang has the same culture just like the other regions in Central Java.
From the tourist attraction, Magelang offers many attractions for the visitors, from the culinary to the interesting beautiful places. There are many unique traditional foods you should try in Magelang, with low price you will get the tasty and delicious foods. While if you want to go for shopping, go to Chinese town in Magelang, there are many souvenirs you can buy with low prices. In Chinese town, there are many offered traditional to the modern souvenirs, you should pay a visit once you get there. And the most interesting place once you are in Magelang that you must visit is Borobudur temple, this is the world’s largest Buddhist temple ever built, and it is the oldest Buddhist temple ever built in the world. Borobudur is the one of the world wonders, the nature surrounds the temple is perfect, it is highly recommended.
Since Magelang is located between two big cities, the transportation is easy, you can start from the Adi Sucipto International Airport in Yogyakarta, it is about 70 km from Magelang, you can take the bus available there or you can call the local tourist agency who can provide you the transportation.