Siung beach, sandy beach has many high cliffs

Siung beach is located in a remote area in Gunung Kidul regency, the south district rather Tepus. The distance is about 70 km from the city center, or about 2 hours drive. Reach this beach by motorbike or car to the choice of many people, because it is difficult to find public transportation. Colt or bus from the city Wonosari usually only get to Tepus region, and even then had to wait for hours.

Excellent stamina and good vehicle performance is the main capital to reach this beach. Understandably, many challenges to be conquered, from the slopes, sharp turns are sometimes accompanied by derivative to heat that hit the skin when the road surrounded by limestone hills and fields of crops. Overall blocking since the Pathuk (sub-districts of Gunung Kidul first encountered) to the beach.

As if there was no option to run from the challenge. Line Yogyakarta - Wonosari which continues to point Wonosari - Baron and Baron - Tepus is the path most easily accessible, the road has been paved smooth and perfect. Another route through Yogyakarta - Imogiri - Gunung Kidul has a more severe challenge because many roads are hollow, while the point Wonogiri - Gunung Kidul too far when taken from the city of Yogyakarta.

As an expression, "be sick to have fun first and then", that would travel to Coastal Siung. Pleasure, relief and peace can be felt only when it has reached the shore. Blue sea and white sand that will clean up the sport lelah.Tersedia treat a number of wooden houses on the beach, a place to lean back and chat while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

One outstanding charm of the beach is rock Siung. Coral reefs are huge in the west and east coast have an important role, not only to add beauty and limiting the other shore. Coral was also the basis for naming the beach, witness the triumph of the coastal areas in the past and the charm that makes this beach is increasingly recognized, at least in the Asian region.

Rock on which the naming of this beach is located slightly indented into the ocean. The name is taken from the beach rocks form according Wastoyo, a local elder, ape-like teeth or Siung Vanara. Until now, this rock can still enjoy its beauty, combined with the occasional big wave hit, until the cracks disusuri by sea water which flows slowly, presents a dramatic scene

Monkey tartar which still stand of sea waves gerusan contributes to witness the triumph of Siung area in the past. According to the story Wastoyo, Siung area at the time the trustees become one of the trade center in the Gunung Kidul. Not far from the beach, exactly in the region Winangun, stood a market. In this place too, dwells and Nyai Nyai We podi, wife of the courtiers of Yogyakarta and Surakarta.

Most people Siung time profession as a farmer salt. They rely on sea water and salts as a source of wealth livelihood. The salt produced by this Siung citizen who was a major commodity in the market Winangun. Though rich in various kinds of fish, not many people who dared to sail at that time. Generally, they are only looking for fish on the bank.

Things gradually deserted when Winangun market, according to the narrative Wastoyo, to Yogyakarta. The market is moving from Winangun said in Jogjakarta was named Jowinangun, Jobo Winangun stands or outside the Winganun region. Local people lost their livelihoods and not many people who come to this area. It is not clear what efforts local residents taken to survive.

In the midst of that quiet, beautiful beach rocks Siung back into play. Around the year 1989, a group of nature lovers from Japan using rock cliffs located on the west coast as an arena rock climbing. Then, in the decade of the 90's, the Asian competitions held Gatherings Climbing the cliffs again use as an arena Siung Beach race. Since then, the popularity of Beach Siung began to recover again.

Now, as many as 250 climbing lane is in Siung Beach, facilitating sports fans of rock climbing. Line is likely still be added, see the rules in order to continue the existing line with the previous permission of the path-maker. Many parties have taken advantage of the climbing lane on this beach, as a group of students from the State University of Yogyakarta that was about to do rock climbing when YogYES visit this beach.

Other facilities also support the activities of rock climbing is a camp ground located on the east coast. In this camp ground, the tents can be erected and the fire could spread to spend the night. Terms of use only one, does not damage the environment and disturbing the turtle habitat, such as a written warning in a bulletin board located at the camp ground which can also be used for those who simply want to spend the night.

Not far from the camp ground, there is a wooden house that could be used as a base camp, a choice but to set up a tent. Size large enough base camp, enough for 10 to 15 people. Form of houses on stilts to make eye keeksotikan more freely enjoy the beach. Simply by talking to local residents, perhaps accompanied by a few dollars, it's a base camp can be used for overnight.

As night or quiet time visitors, a group of long-tailed monkeys will fall from the top of the cliffs to the beach. Long-tailed macaque is now much more rare find in this beach. The existence of this long-tailed monkeys may also be one of the reasons why the rock on which the names paired with the tooth shape of apes, not the other animal species.

Wastoyo revealed, based on the narrative of winasih (the people who can read the future), Beach or rejomulyo Siung will return in glory soon. Increasing number of visitors and its popularity as an arena rock climbing became one sign that this beach is to triumph. The visit of tourists, including you, will certainly accelerate the triumph achieved.


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