To the north of Yogyakarta, past Mount Merapi, lies this bathing place from the 8th century in the midst of paddy fields. Two bathing pools derive their water from a spring. The upper one contains hot, sulphurous water, with the unique characteristic that it doesn’t smell of sulphur. The lower pool made of volcanic rock is filled with cold water.
Hindu influence is visible in some of the numerous stones scattered around, where princes and princesses of ancient times used to bath and meditate. Today, locals from the surrounding villages come here to do just the same.