About Timang Beach.
Discover Timang Beach Adventure from Gangneung | Have your ever seeing the reality TV show named Running Man? One of their [chapter|episode} contains the adventure to Timang Beach, Gunungkidul, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Running Man’s South Korean actors, Lee Kwang so and Jeon So Min, spotted in the gondola of Timang Beach. They both must take the gondola trip to fulfill the penalty for losing in the previous chapter.
As information, the gondola is famous for its extremes action. Usually, only travelers who needs an adrenaline experience that may try. This manual mechanical wooden gondola cross over the sea with a huge waves, Its spooky but exciting
Timang Beach is spotted exactly at Purwodadi Village, Tepus Sub district, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. This southern part of Yogyakarta have a wide coastal line and many emerging beach for tourism objects. One of the great destination of this coastal cluster in Gunung Kidul is Timang beach. They have smooth white sand and the spread of elevated corals along the coastline.
Discover Timang Beach Adventure from Gangneung – Ride Gondola Lift to Timang Island.
This beach is famous for its character of the Gondola Lift and Rope Bridge to get to Timang Island in the middle of the sea. The Island is a huge block of large rocks which are very steep around it. It takes extra courage to ride this lift, as it will walk across the sea with contains huge waves. The fares are relatively still affordable. The admission fare is around I.D.R 150k/person for local visitors and I.D.R 200.000/person for foreigners.
Sometimes, the huge waves that hits the rocks also catch the Gondola passengers. Very fun, isn’t it? When touching at Timang Island, you can makea breathe for a little while, calming your heart beating while you can take a selfies there. There is a Big stone called Watu Panjang. A cool places for selfies.
Uniquely, the Gondola Lift operations is not run on machine, but by human power. There are four man who pull and pushing the gondola using a rope. If you feel the hassle of combining the adrenaline concentration with your aim to take a selfies, Don’t worry, The People (including guides and drivers) are trained to help taking photos of your trip, without fares.
The Video above is when one of Travelista Tours clients which is still young, dare to challenge their adrenaline. The two lifts into Timang island over the huge wave. Are you brave?
Discover Timang Beach Adventure from Gangneung – Try Timang Beach Rope Bridge.
The Rope Bridge is actually a solution for tourists whose afraid to ride the gondola lift. The bridge is made of woven rope that is resembles to the wooden slab as a ground. So, tourists will feel it’s just a safe walk. But don’t forget, when you arriving to the center of the bridge, seeing the waves crunch, seems spur the heart beating. Especially when the bridge is rocked. The fares of this bridge is cheaper than the cable car. It’s approximately I.D.R 100.000/person.
In this video, I make myself try to crossing the bridge, holding the camera and uploading here. I guess, the other article writers are not necessarily dare doing this. If they only writing an articles about the attraction on the net without capable doing this, that’s very trivial! Ha ha.
Safety Adventure at Timang Beach.
No need to worry, this attraction is strong enough. In addition, the Gondola is equipped with a large-diameter rope, strong and it performs controlled by the advanced teams. The big waves under the bridge and the blowing sea winds will make this bridge rocked. But, that’s is the sensation of adventure in Timang Island.
You will never find to have this extreme tour in another place. If you plan to showing your trip to your colleagues at home, what else unless your courage to crosses the sea with a double adrenaline.
Discover Timang Beach Adventure from Gangneung – Walking Path to The Coastline
Yes, indeed most of the information about Timang Beach is only write about Gondola Lift, Rope Bridge and Jeep adventure. Most people doesn’t remember that the beach also has a shore that able to tinkering with sand in the coastline. The typical of Timang beach is not a kind of shore with long lines. The rocks are very steep.
But, Do not go wrong, on the east side of the Rope Bridge, you can trekking to eastwards. You must walking down the wooden stairs by paying the entrance of walking path amount I.D.R 30.000. This trekking path is the road that connecting main attraction with the sloping beach. There is no such easy way to reach sloping beach except using a rock climbing rope or trekking around the hill quite far.
When coming at this sloping beach, you can see Timang Island from the distance. The shore is around 50-60 meters wide. On weekdays, you can feel like owning this beach as a private beach. Because, it is less people here, even the distance is not really far from the Gondola Lift.
Access from Purwodadi Village to The Beach.
To accessing Timang beach, you may ride private transportation tools like bike, motorcycle or your own car. However, the way to the shore is still very difficult to reach. After the last settlement, The road is still in the form of stone. So that’s why the locals of Timang, take the opportunity of this situation to make a fortune through ride sharing offers and Jeep Tours. The rates of a ride sharing services is around I.D.R 30K/pax. See next paragraph for the Jeep tour rates.
If visitors want to push their own vehicle to the location, it can actually be, But (they|you} must have a brilliant riding skills. Therefore, It’s not recommended. For those who scares the motorcycle of being damages or got a problems, You probably better get a ride share services or Jeep adventure provided. Because the path is fully off-road, Standard car will not be able to get to the beach. Don’t believe it? Watch this video.
The Rate and Route of Timang Beach Jeep Adventure Package.
- Short Package : I.D.R 350K-400K | Destination only Timang Beach | Approximately 1-2 duration.
- Medium Trip : I.D.R 450K-500K | Destination to Ngetun, Nglambor, Garden Beach, Jogan and Siung | Approximately 2-3 long.
- Long Package: I.D.R 550K-600K | Destination Timang Beach, Pengilon Hill, Banyunibo, Watu Lumbung, Jungwok and Wediombo Beach | Approximately 3-4 Hours duration.
Enjoying Seafood at Timang Beach.
In The Timang Beach, there is a culinary attraction that you should not be missing. Eat Lobster and another seafood like fish, squids, shrimps, crabs and so on. Seafood restaurant in Timang, once there was only in the place of Mr. Sis Restaurant. If you are lucky, you can eat Panjo Fish, a special fish that is very rare and difficult to obtain. This fish spike have a blue colour. It tastes so delicious.
Additional Information on Timang Beach.
- Location Type : Beach, Island.
- Attraction : Bridge and Gondola Lift rides, Jeep tours.
- Facility : Local guide, Insurance, Toilet, Parking, Seafood Stall.
- Lodging : Small Lodging.
- Admission Rate : I.D.R 10.000 / 10K
- Park Area : Large.
- Parking Rates : Free.
- Operation Hours : 08.00 am till 04.30 pm.
- Distance from Yogyakarta : +/- 2,5 hours.
- Toddler Friendly : Not for under 5 years age.
- Currency Converter : I.D.R 10.000 same as U.S.D 0.69 / S.G.D 0.96 / M.Y.R 2.91 / K.R.W 824.01 / T.H.B 22.12 / V.N.D 16221.13 / C.N.Y 4.79. Data from May 2019.
Discover Timang Beach Adventure from Gangneung and Get Ready!.
If you’re a foreigner, you can contact us to take you there safe and sound. You can pay for just U.S.D 250 for 4 pax with all the benefit :
- Jeep Adventure Trip.
- Rope Bridge.
- Seafood Package for 4 pax.
- Drivers, Fuels, Rent Cars.
- 12 Hours activity.
- Free Documentation assist.
- Pick up at Airport or Hotels.
Just call us for other customized options. All our driver are fully understands the routes to go there. We have several years experience in taking a foreigner in Timang Beach Adventure. This tours will not make you disappointing. Contact us at +6287742335400 using a GSM or Whatsapp call. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org