Panenjoan Hill in Brebes Regency, Central Java Province


Two best vacation destinations in Indonesia are beaches and highlands. Well, for the second option, tourists must not miss the chance to visit Panenjoan Hill located in Brebes Regency. To be exact, the location is in Wanoja Village and it resides in Salem Sub-District. The location is quite near to Windusakti – Capar Street, so it is quite accessible for both locals and outsiders. Here is the question. What makes it special than others? Aside from offering a jaw-dropping panorama, the hill also comes with interesting features including the viewing post and the romantic view of the sunrise!

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Panenjoan Hill indeed has stunning scenery of nature. From the top of the hill, tourists may see a vast green landscape with mountainous views as well. Even a nearby village is seen clearly from there! As mentioned earlier, the hill also comes with various facilities including a viewing post, benches, eateries, and casual outbound facilities. No wonder, visitors won’t feel bored there. The best view perhaps is in the morning while the sun rises! This also explains why most people come to the site at the time.

Exploring Panenjoan Hill
The first thing to know regarding the hill is none other than the name. Panenjoan derives from “Nenjo” of the Sunda Language, which means “to see”. This explains why all features of the hill are worth sightseeing and photography. These include the mountainous panorama, lush environment, pine forest, and the view of the nearby settlement. All of them are seen clearly from the top of the hill! Thus, everyone should spend both time and stamina in order to reach that best spot for sightseeing.

Aside from those natural objects, tourists can also see the stunning sunrise on the site. In this case, they should come earlier which is around 6 am in the morning. Otherwise, they would miss the chance to witness such beautiful sunrise. Well, somehow, that moment also gives them the opportunity to enjoy photography. As long as they have prepared a camera or smartphone, they are good to go! Make sure to come during a good weather as well. It is because the rain may ruin the quality of the pictures, no?

The next impressive view that tourists can enjoy in Panenjoan Hill is the nearby terraced rice fields. The appearance is similar to that of Bali’s Ubud! No wonder, it also becomes the best object to capture using a camera later. As for the tip, visitors should find the best spot to conduct photography even though they need to spend more stamina and time to get to that location.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kalibaya
  • Cipeuteuy Waterfall
  • Ngebul Waterfall
  • Ranto Canyon

How to Get There
The distance between Semarang City and Panenjoan Hill is 270 km. That means the trip may take around 7 hours and 13 minutes. As for the fastest route, it is Raya Pantura Street. The first destination is Salem Sub-District. Later, tourists can simply head to Wanoja Village and conduct a short trekking to get to the top of the hill by foot.

Where to Stay

  • Agung Jaya Hotel
  • Sri Rahayu Hotel
  • Borobudur Hotel
  • Anggraeni Hotel


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