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Purwokerto is a sleepy little town located in the Central Java province, Indonesia.

Understand

Purwokerto is a town of 300,000 inhabitants. Commonly referred as a cross-road between Jakarta and Yogyakarta. The town is on the foothill of Gunung Slamet volcano, the highest volcano in Central Java. Purwokerto also the main entrance to climb Gunung Slamet. Many of Indonesian famous people originated from Purwokerto, namely Jendral Sudirman, Jendral Gatot Subroto, Soepardjo Roestam etc. Most of those heroic people are honoured as a street name all over Indonesia.

Get in

By plane

Until today airport in Banyumas area is still in planning process. Military airport in Wirasaba Purbalingga is only a half hour from Purwokerto, capital city of Banyumas. Nowadays the airport has been being built for commercial flight. From capital city of Jakarta through Sukarno Hatta Airport, you can pass Adi Sucipto Airport (Yogyakarta), Adi Sumarmo Airport (Solo), Tunggul Wulung Airstrip (Cilacap) and Ahmad Yani International Airport (Semarang) and then go through road way. from: [1]

By bus

The bus station is Terminal Bus Purwokerto on 10 hectares area, clean, save and comfort located 4 km to the south of the town center. There are regular services throughout the island, including Jakarta (9 hours) with customer recommended Sinar Jaya bus, Yogyakarta (4 to 5.5 hours) with Raharja and Efisiensi bus, Semarang (6 hours) with Nusantara bus and Bandung (6 to 8 hours) with Budiman bus. The terminal serve for 24 hours.

By train

Trains to Jakarta take between 4 to 9 hours from the main Purwokerto station depend on train class. The Argo-class trains (Argo Lawu and Argo Dwipangga) are the best of the lot: most comfortable and fastest. Taksaka is almost as good. These train also cater for Yogyakarta destination.

there is a complete list of Train Schedule and Cost at [2]

Get around

Purwokerto is a relatively small town, travelling around town should not be too expensive. You may jog around town for 30 minutes.

By trishaw

Traditional three-wheeled pedal-powered carts known as becak can be found in most part of Purwokerto. Haggle furiously.

See

Purwokerto has many beautiful buildings and monuments.

Do

Learn

The educational institution in Purwokerto:

Traditional Market

The biggest traditional market is Pasar Wage. There are also several small traditional markets, such as Pasar Manis and Pasar Pon.

Shopping Malls

Handcrafts

Eat

The following dishes should be on every traveller's agenda:

Budget

Address DI Panjaitan 217 Purwokerto

You can visit in Overste Isdiman Purwokerto RM endut is famous with the hainan chicken rice and nasi campur. located on jln. wahid hasim 118 purwokerto. delivery service 0281-7647345

Mendoan can be bought at jalan Sawangan, such as Mirasa, Echo21, etc. You can buy it raw (with separated ingredient) and frying it at home.

Drink

Wedang ronde is hot ginger drink with gluten rice balls, peanuts, jelly

Kebon Cafe is located at Jatiwinagun street. Good place to hangin around. lot of local musicians there.

Sleep

Get out

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