Picture of Progo River

Progo River

Known as one of the powerful rivers on Java, Indonesia.

Progo River

Known as one of the powerful rivers on Java, Indonesia.

Progo River in my personal experience, it's powerful, it's a tough river. Beautiful, but it's also dangerous. Many people rely on the river, it's a river material business, it's a life. At Progo River, my fishing stories were begun. It's a challenging river to fish for palung (hampala barb). It's the biggest stream in Yogyakarta. Even It's the river where mystic stories set its background. I learn much from this river. To me, it's a kind of a small mirror of a civilization.

Next lines are common information you can find out from various publications about Progo River.
Progo River is one of the rivers on Java of Indonesia, it's one of the powerful ones. The source of the river is on the Mountain Sindoro slopes, flows out to the Indian Ocean. Progo is the home to the streams, including Elo, Krasak, Putih, Tinalah and many more. 

From the Mountain Sindoro slope, it flows out through the Central Java and Special Region of Yogyakarta. The river flows ends at Indian Ocean (precisely at the Trisik beach of Kulon Progo Regency). In the Central Java the river passing through near the spotlight of tourist destinations including Borobudur temple, Pawon temple and Mendut temple. In the Special Region of Yogyakarta the river acts as the natural boundary between Sleman Regency and Kulon Progo Regency and also between Bantul Regency and Kulon Progo Regency.


Life at Progo River


  • The Riverbank

    Generally the river banks are steep cliffs, sands and river rocks expanse as well as the shrub fields. Some villagers around ...

  • Fishing

    Nets fishing (cast net & dragnet) and angling are the most common way to fish, while poison fishing and electrofishing ar ...

  • Irrigation Supply

    Progo River plays an important role in irrigation systems in the Special Region of Yogyakarta. Dams were built for irrigation ...

  • River Materials Business

    Progo River is also the home to river materials business. It explores the sands and river rocks to supply building material w ...

  • Clean Water Supply

    The water of Prague River is a resource. It can be treated for clean water needs. In the Special Province of Yogyakarta, a R ...

  • River Rafting

    Progo River is also suitable for white water rafting. Magelang is the home to White Water Rafting providers. "Upper Progo" a ...

Progo River
Posted by L2k on December 28, 2017, 2:58 PM WIB, last updated on December 30, 2018, 7:18 AM WIB.
The update does not alter the story, but mostly correction of English grammar due to English is not my native language.

:) Uncal Ceneng, since mid-December 2017.