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Purworejo is small town. It’s located in central java, surrounded by Kebumen, Wonosobo, Magelang and Kulon progo regencies. Purworejo is about 65 kilometers to west of Yogyakarta and 40 kilometers to the south of the Borobudur temple. PURWO means BEGINNING and REJO means WEALTH. So Purworejo means “The beginning of the wealth”.The motto of Purworejo is BERIRAMA.BERIRAMA is BERSIH,INDAH,RAPI,AMAN,and MAKMUR. There are 16 sub districts or kecamatan. Beside that Purworejo have some interesting tourist attractions,they are The Bedug Pendowo or Bedug Kyai Bagelen,The Tosan Aji Museum, Seplawan Cave, The Curug Sumongari or Silangit, The Curug Muncar, The Memorial of Kyai Bagelen, Ketawang and Jatimalang beach, and the other.

1.THE BEDUG PENDOWO OR BEDUG KYAI BAAGELEN
Bedug is an Islamic traditional drum. The Bedug Pendowo is the largest bedug in Asia Tenggara and perhaps in the world. It’s 194 centimeters wide and 292 centimeters long. It was made from one big trunk of teak tree which had five branches or from bragolan village, Purwodadi.
The Bedug is placed in the Great Mosque of Purworejo which is located in the west of alun-alun besar or the Big Square of Purworejo. It is usually beaten on Friday to signal the time for jum’at prayer.

2.THE TOSAN AJI MUSEUM
The Tosan Aji Museum is located at town of Purworejo. It’s at Jalan Mayjend Sutoyo No 10 Purworejo. The Tosan Aji Museum collects many kinds of keris, spears, and other. Keris is Javanese traditional mystical weapon. It’s also collects ancient heritage matters discovered around Purworejo.

3.THE CURUGSUMONGARI or SILANGIT and CURUG MUNCAR WATERFALL
The Sumongari waterfall is located near the Sumongari village.Kaligesing sub district, around 12 kilometers from Purworejo. It’s about 40 meters high. The Curug Muncar waterfall is Bruno sub district. It’s about 40 kilometers from Purworejo. This waterfall is higher than Sumongari waterfall.

4.THE MEMORIAL OF NYAI BAGELEN
The memorial of Nyai Bagelen is located at Bagelen village, Bagelen sub district. It’s 13 kilometers from Purworejo. Nyai Bagelen or roro Bang Wetan was wife of the king of Bagelen. In her time, she had a great influence. It’s said that she and her husband did not die but disappeared without a trace. Therefore, they are not called a tomb but they are marked by a sign. The place is visited by many people on Tuesday kliwon and Friday kliwon.

5. KETAWANG AND JATIMALANG BEACH
Ketawang beach is located in Ketawang village,Grabag district. It’s about 20 kilometers south west of Purworejo. Jatimalang beach is located in Jatimalang village, Purwodadi sub district. It’s about 12 kilometers south of Purworejo.

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