Ambarawa Travel Guide

  • Jambu railway bridge
    Jambu railway bridge
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  • Rack and pinion mechanism
    Rack and pinion mechanism
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  • On the way to Benoyo
    On the way to Benoyo
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Ambarawa Things to Do

  • Gedong Songo temples

    The "Gedong Songo" Hindu temple complex is among the most ancient in Java. They are thought to have been built between 730 and 780 AD by the Sanjaya dynasty, which probably also built the temples on the Dieng plateau.Gedong Songo is Javanese for Nine (songo) Stone Buildings (gedong). Since Theo visited the site for the first time in 1971 he has...

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  • Ambarawa Railway Museum

    A must for steam-loc fans! The museum boasts 21 retired steam locs, the oldest one a Hartmann Chemnitz of 1891. Better still, there are two wood-powered locs in operation, featuring a pinion to negotiate steep slopes. You may charter a train for up to 80 people (two carriages) to bring you 9 km uphill (as steep as 6%) to Bedono and back, for just...

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  • Tuntang railway station

    In colonial times, the nearest you could get to Salatiga by rail was Tuntang. From there you had to ride the last 9 km by car, horse-drawn carriage or the ESTO bus (ESTO = Eerste Salatiga Transport Onderneming = First Salatiga Transport Company). The ESTO buses are still going strong between Salatiga and Ambarawa. But the only trains still stopping...

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  • diesel lorry, an alternative

    how if there's no quota to charter an old train to have nostalgic trip in ambarawa train museum? the operator offer this small diesel lorry to direction ngampin and jambu. about 10 - 20 km away. it's fun and the children love to try :)

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  • bedono, the last station

    the nostalgic train trip ending at bedono train station and from this point the loco bring us back to ambarawa train museum. i like this old small station that not be used anymore. all in white and green colour. we stop here just about 10 minutes before heading back to ambarawa.

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  • scenic enroute

    no matter it's a cloudy day or sunshine day, along the way from ambarawa train station to bedono with the old train will be great. greenery padi fields with mountaineous range in the distance make the trip very pleasant. i still can remember my friends' sounds "owwww, so sweeeet" or "ahhhh, very good landscape!!" everytime they look outside the...

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  • charter a train

    although the train line has closed, this museum have attraction to operate a cr-56 I. a steam loco made-in 1907, 3rd class rack track coach with wooden carriages. make it like a nostalgic trip about 1.5 hours enroute ambarawa-ngampin-jambu-bedono with scenic views along the way. the operator said, many senior travelers, both locals and foreigners...

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  • loco in open air museum

    all of the locomotives located in open air museum of ambarawa train station museum. entrance fee idr2,500

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  • ambarawa train station museum

    also known as koening willem I spoorweg, opened in 1873 and now became an exhibition place for steam locomotives built between 1891 - 1928.the most historical item that touched me much .... here's 'laying' "hell carriages" [gerbong maut in my lingo]. carriages that brings indonesian heroes in the dutch occupancy and let them die inside. my...

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Ambarawa Restaurants

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    bladok resto (c) ukirsari

    by ukirsari Updated Apr 25, 2006

    closing the daytrip in ambarawa we have dinner in jogjakarta [again!!!]. small quantities about this resto and losmen [place to stay] can be described as .... this place becomes a "darling" already among the guests. not huge in quantities [of the guests] to have meals and stay here, but they always comeback here whenever they're visiting jogjakarta. means, this place have loyal customers :)

    Favorite Dish: some european food and hot lemon tea

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip

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Ambarawa Off The Beaten Path

  • Around Ambarawa

    Visit the grotto just outside Ambarawa..its about 900m walk up a hill to get there. Beautiful gardens and Koi fish ponds overlooking the valley. Stations of the Cross and a natural grotto. Very peaceful and nice.There are some beautiful rice paddies all around the town..a pic is below. For great bread and spring rolls etc... try "pauline" bakery on...

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  • candi gedung songo

    a complex of hindu temples with superb setting to direction telomoyo mountaineous range, scattered along mount ungaran. more details in my ungaran page.

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  • bandungan flower market

    can be found unpermanent market which sells cut flowers, fresh veggies and fruits at bandungan. more details in my bandungan page.

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