Sunday, July 10, 2011

Siung Beach

Siung coast is rich in coral-reef giant. Coral cliff has 250 climbing routes, is also the perfect place to enjoy the beach panorama. There is also a coral-like cloves that became the basis of naming Vanara beach.

Siung Beach is located in a remote area in Gunung Kidul regency, the south district Tepus precisely. The distance is about 70 km from the city center, or about 2 hours drive. Reaching the beach is a motorcycle or a car of choice of many people, because it's hard to find public transportation. Colt or bus from the city Wonosari usually only up to the region Tepus, and even then had to wait for hours.

Stamina and good vehicle performance is the main capital to reach this beach. Understandably, many challenges that must be conquered, from the slopes, sharp turns are sometimes accompanied by derivatives up to the heat that hit the skin when the road is surrounded by limestone hills and fields of crops. Everything is blocked since the Pathuk (first in the Gunung Kidul district encountered) to the beach.

As if there was no option to run from the challenge. Path Yogyakarta - Wonosari continued into the Gaza Wonosari - Baron - Tepus is the most accessible path, the path has been paved smooth and perfect. Another pathway through Yogyakarta - Imogiri - Gunung Kidul has a formidable challenge because many roads are hollow, while the path Wonogiri - Gunung Kidul if taken too far from the city of Yogyakarta.

Like the saying, "no pain to have fun then," as would a trip to Siung. Pleasure, relief and peace after you get to the beach. Blue ocean and white, clean sands will cure a number of sports that lelah.Tersedia wooden houses on the beach, a place to lean back and chat with friends while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

A charm that stands out from the rock reefs Siung. Coral reefs are huge in the west and east coast have an important role, not to add the beauty and the border with other beach. Coral is also the basis of 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 Asia.

Rock on which the naming of the beach is located slightly overhanging the sea. The name is taken from the form of beach rock by Wastoyo, a local elder, ape-like teeth or Siung Vanara. Until now, this rock can enjoy the beauty, combined with huge waves that washed over occasionally, until the cracks laced by seawater that flows slowly, presenting a dramatic scene.

Tartar ape which is still resistant to scour the ocean waves is also to witness the triumph of Siung region in the past. According to the story Wastoyo, Siung region during the trustees to be one of the trade center in the area of ​​Gunung Kidul. Not far from the beach, in Winangun area, there is a traditional market. In this place also, dwelt Nyai Us and Nyai Podi, wives servants in the palace of Yogyakarta and Surakarta.

Most residents Siung then living as peasants salt. They rely on sea water and the wealth of its salts as a source of livelihood. The salt produced by this Siung citizen who was a main commodity in the market Winangun. Though rich in various kinds of fish, not many people dare to go to sea at that time. Generally, they are just looking for fish in shallow waters.

The situation gradually deserted when Winangun market, according to the narrative Wastoyo, brought to Yogyakarta. The market moved from Winangun is said in Yogyakarta named Jowinangun, stands outside the Jobo Winangun Winganun region. Local people are losing their livelihood and not many more people who come to this area. No telling what local people did to survive.

Amid the quiet that the beauty of the rock Siung back into play. Around 1989, a group of nature lovers from Japan utilized the coral cliffs of the west coast as an arena rock climbing. Then, in the decade of the 90s, a competition of Asian Climbing Gathering utilizing Beach cliffs Siung. Since then, the popularity Siung began to recover again.

Now, there are as many as 250 climbing routes in Siung, facilitating sport rock climbing enthusiasts. Pathway is likely to still be added, to the rule can be that the existing route with the consent from the maker of the previous path. Many groups have made use of the climbing routes on this beach, as a group of students from the State University of Yogyakarta that was about to climb when I visit this beach.

Other facilities also support the activities of rock climbing is a camping ground on the east coast. At the camping ground, the tents can be erected and the fire can be set to spend the night. Terms of use only one, do not damage the environment and disturbing the turtle habitat as the sign board warning contained in the camping ground which can also be used for those who just want to spend the night.

Not far from the camping ground, a wooden house on stilts that can be used as a base camp, a choice but to set up a tent. The size of the base camp is quite large, enough for 10-15 people. The stage-house to make eye keeksotikan more freely enjoy the beach. Simply by talking to local residents, perhaps with some amount of base camp has been able to be used for overnight.

At night or when there are visitors, long-tailed monkeys will fall from the cliff to the beach. Long-tailed macaques are now increasingly rare there's also at this beach. The existence of long-tailed macaques may also be one reason why the rock on which the naming of its shape paired with the teeth of apes, not the other animal species.

Wastoyo revealed, according to the narrative of the winasih (people who can read the future), Siung will rejomulyo or glory back in time soon. Increasing number of visitors and its popularity as an arena rock climbing became one of this beach to its triumph. Tourist visits, including you, will surely accelerate the coming to the triumph.

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