Introduction to Pentingsari Village
Located on the slopes of Mount Merapi, at a distance of 12.5 km from the top of Mount Merapi, the atmosphere of the Importantsari Tourism Village is relaxed, beautiful, and comfortable. If taken from the center of Jogjakarta City, it is only 22.5 km and takes about 45 minutes.
With the theme of Nature, Culture, and Agriculture Tourism Village with an Environmental Insight, the Importantsari Tourism Village offers experiential tourism activities in the form of learning and interaction about nature, the environment, agriculture, plantations, entrepreneurship, socio-cultural life, various traditional arts and local wisdom which are still deeply rooted in a society that is packed with a typical rural atmosphere.
The work system and empowerment of the surrounding community show that almost all workers and managers of the Pentingsari tourist village are residents. Residents of the slopes of Merapi still uphold Javanese culture, which can be seen in the shape of their typical house, namely Joglo. Most residents work as farmers, Freelanders, entrepreneurs, and civil servants.
The habit of the village community that is still maintained today is Kenduri. The meaning of Kenduri itself is a form of our gratitude to the almighty. When there are tourists, Kenduri is made one of the attractions for eating together, aiming to ask for smoothness in the activities in Sari Important Tourism Village.
In addition, there is also a welcoming dance called the Punakawan Dance, which is commonly used to welcome tourists who come to the Sari Important Tourism Village.