Parangkusumo Sand Dunes

Local people call it Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo, gumuk pasir means sand dunes. This unique place is located at Parangkusumo and Parangtritis Beach, Yogyakarta. There are only two sand dunes similar to this in the world, and this one is the one and only in Southeast Asia. Some people enjoy the hilly dunes by sandboarding using a skate that can be rented at the location. This site is only around 1 hour driving from Yogyakarta. Follow the road through the beach as seen in Google Street View, the dunes is on the left side of the road.

What reviewers think...

A great place to take pictures and spend a vacation. Easy access and good facilities. There is a sand ski rental service sand and adequate parking (by Yoga Iswara Darma).

Under my expectation. I wish that I would see golden desert, but timing was wrong. I came around 4 pm, but nothing special here. Sandboarding area also so small and not too high. Sandboard rental was 70k/hour or 100k/free time. Avoid to come on weekend, lot of people (by Muhamad Taufiq Hidayat).

The deserts in the city of Yogyakarta? But actually it is not a real desert. In fact, the place is called Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo. Gumuk in Java language is a mound or heap, pasir means sand. So gumuk pasir here means the pile or a sand dune (by

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