Selo attractions in Central Java, Boyolali District, north of Jogjakarta is quite unique. Mountains flanking this region offers the charm of natural beauty for tourists. This area is one of the areas directly adjacent Boyolali Magelang regency.
The area is cool temperate and cold enough at night to bite. Moreover, it also offers the charm of nature tourism, cultural and agro. Attractions are located in District Selo is located at an altitude of 1,600 to 1,800 meters above sea level and air temperatures average 20 degrees Celsius.
Natural attraction is flanked by two mountains namely Mount Merapi and Merbabu.
By the Java community, because this area is flanked by two mountain connoted forming cracks (the Javanese called “cello”)between the two mountains, and finally the area known as the “Selo”.
For tourists who have a hobby of mountain climbing can channel his hobby with a climb of Mount Merapi or Merbabu through Selo. To reach the summit of Mount Merbabu takes approximately eight hours, while the climb to Mount Merapi about four hours from Selo. Travelers who need a tour guide for the climb to Mount Merapi or Merbabu rates apply are relatively low, based on consensus. This area is located approximately 20 miles west of the central government Boyolali district or north of the of Yogyakarta city. Approximately 30 minutes from the Blabak city or Boyolali, Magelang regency.
Tourists who simply want to enjoy the fresh mountain air is clean and can take advantage of this region. Not to be confused to find the inn or hotel. Since inaugurated in 2002 by President Megawati, the region has to improve itself. From homestays to bungalows are found here. There was also a hotel-style star-facility. Travelers who want to be closer and get to know nature can rent a homestay with a very low cost.
Travelers who want to visit this area on a day-long holiday, need to book in advance. For in those days a lot of room in homestay or rented out bungalows. As disclosed one of the owners of homestays in the area Selo. But most tourists who stay more time talking with the villagers here until morning, he explained.
On any given day, tourists can also enjoy a special ritual of alms mountain, locals carry out the tradition of “Angon grandson in the Market Selo”. Owner hajad ‘herding children and grandchildren to shop the market, accompanied by chanting of group art salawat Rodhat.
In that place there is also a “New Selo Theater,” a movie about Merapi and Merapi volcano in the area Joglo. The film is played more on the social nature films like ritual at Mount Merapi, and so forth.