Mangunan Batik Tourism Village
Mangunan Sub-district (hamlet) was inaugurated as tourism village in 2010. The village has various art and cultural activities that can be done. The seven-hectare village is full with rice fields which add the rural atmosphere of the place. The establishment of Mangunan as village of batik is hoped to be able to help preserving the Javanese culture. (Also read : Study Art in Yogyakarta Batik Museum)
Mangunan hamlet is located in Kalitirto village, Berbah Sub district, Sleman regency, Yogyakarta. The location this place is strategic because this place is located in the main road of Yogya-Solo, so this village has always visited by many tourists every year.
In Mangunan Batik Tourism Village, visitors will be witnessing the true value of the village. The management of the village provides three choices of package, the half day, the full day and two-days package. The village has vast area of farm field where tourists are taught how to cultivate the field.
Tourists can learn on how to plow the field, planting the rice and harvesting the rice. They will experience how it feels to be a farmer for a day. Besides that, tourists will be taken to enjoy traditional performance of Jathilan and gejok lesung, also learn the cultivation of the fish.