KALIADEM; ENJOY THE GLORIOUS OF MOUNT MERAPI MORE CLOSELY

Kaliadem is the most worthy destination of Merapi Tour. You can enjoy the charm of the splendor Mount Merapi more closely. From here, you can enjoy the incredible view of Mount Merapi, the cool pine forest starting to re-grow fertile post-eruption in 2010. However, you can also see the malignancy of Mount Merapi larvae devastated this area to the ground.

Kaliadem is actually the area of a village, located right on the slopes of Mount Merapi. So, it is reasonable if you really want to get seeing Mount Merapi more closely from this place. On the contrary, this area is also a witness of Mount Merapi ferocity when it was spewing larvae.

In 2010, hot clouds (Wedus Gembel / Pyroclastic Flow) devastated Kaliadem village to the ground. Everything related this worst disaster accident are neatly preserved to this recent so that tourists visiting here can directly witness the ferocity of Mount Merapi during the eruption. However, behind the horror of watching the ferocious traces of Mount Merapi, you will also be impressed by Kaliadem temperatures, cool and fresh, because it located on the plateau.

It makes sense then, why Kaliadem is listed as one of the most popular tourist attraction in Yogyakarta, favorite of local, national and international visitors. People generally take the time to walk around in the Kaliadem area. The location can be reached by Jeep or Motocross.  This place is off roaders’ favorite place to drive, not only from Indonesia but also foreign countries when they are travelling to Kaliadem Merapi Bunker.

Looking around at the area Kaliadem, you will only see white sand and rocks derived from the eruption of Mount Merapi. The unique scene will bring your fantasy into a planet far away from earth. It is as if you are standing on another planet with only sand and rocks covered by white ashes. It is part of the sensation that cannot be separated from Kaliadem area. In the morning, if you are lucky, you will find the clouds without any clots, looks like sweet grandma hairs candy. At the same time, you will see the splendor of Mount Merapi gradually visible clearly along with sun rising.

Especially, when you visit this area at night, then you can see from the peak of Mount Merapi, a bright, red colored light of Lava. The sky is filled with stars mingling with the bright red dot of the most active volcano peak in Indonesia.

 

Kaliadem as a Tourist Attraction

Before being a silent witness to the ferocity of the Mount Merapi Eruption in 2006 and 2010, Kaliadem previously had already become one of the tourism attractions favored by many climbers. Before the area is flattened by Mount Merapi’s ferocity, Kaliadem is a favorite area of climbers to set up camping tent. Of course, it cannot be separated from the natural charm of the place is so impressive until in 2006, then the area was struck by the ferocity of Mount Merapi eruption.

Kaliadem again was struck by the ferocity of Mount Merapi eruption in 2010 impacting crushed into the ground. As far as seeing, you find is rubble, rocks and white sand scattered, a silent witness from the ferocity of Mount Merapi.

 

Kaliadem Bunker

Kaliadem bunker is a place that should not be missed when you’ve been to Kaliadem. In addition to being a silent witness malignant eruption of Mount Merapi in 2006, this bunker also have inseparable relics of the history of Mount Merapi eruption since colonial times.

It is said that the Kaliadem bunker was built since the colonial era. The purpose of this bunker construction is none other than as a place of refuge when the volcano erupting. Therefore, it is not surprising that this one building looks very strong and sturdy, although it has been repeatedly hit by the eruption of Mount Merapi eruption. Only, the robustness of this bunker still cannot be used as a shelter.

In 2006, this bunker during the eruption was bringing victims, 2 volunteers. They were trying to use the bunker as shelter when the hot clouds hit in 2006, found dead in Kaliadem bunker located in the village of Kepuharjo, Cangkringan, Sleman, and Special Region of Yogyakarta.

After being buried for 3 years, finally, the bunker is re-discovered and carried out the excavation. The process of excavation carried quite dramatically. The reason, all the clues about the existence of the bunker location was also disappeared because of the brunt of Mount Merapi Eruption in 2006. For this bunker, it had been buried 3 to 4 meters of ground. At least, it took about 2 days or 54 hours to do soil dredging using heavy equipment. The road leading to the location of this Kaliadem Bunker was already buried in 1.5 meters by Mount Merapi material.

This academic bunker kept so much trace of the eruption of Mount Merapi, including rusty steel bunker doors with a thickness of 15 cm, bunker room filled by various materials eruption of Mount Merapi. In addition, there are also some remaining layers of Mount Merapi material still remaining to stockpile the bunker. When you visit this area, you are also allowed to enter the bunker.

At the front of the bunker, there is also an iron door that can be pushed if you want to enter the place. Inside the Kaliadem Bunker, there is also a small room. The size of the room may be the same as the size of a small seminar room. It looks like a semicircle, and lava turned into stone looks everywhere.

No lighting in the bunker except for a little sunlight. The more you dive, the more educational and touching traces of events you will find in this bunker.

 

Kaliadem Route

To go to Kaliadem destination in the village Kepuharjo, Cangkringan, Sleman, Special Region of Yogyakarta, you can drive from several directions; if you are from Jogja, then you can travel through Kaliurang. If you are from Solo, then you can take the road through Prambanan and Cangkringan. If you are from the road of Borobudur or Magelang, you can use route through Tempel and Turi.

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