In Semarang, Central Java province, there is a place that has a view similar to the Grand Canyon in Colorado, United States. Because of its resemblance to the Grand Canyon, then this place gets the name Brown Canyon. The towering cliffs combined with the trees on the peak make this place as a very interesting sight to visit.
Initially, Brown Canyon is a former mining of sand, soil, and stone. Mining activity in the place has been going on for about ten years.
Effect of Social Media
Brown Canyon (BC) became famous when many people share photos of BC scenery through social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This place is increasingly visited by tourists and become the favorite location for the lovers of photography and dirt bike.
When you visit this place, do not expect to get various facilities such as tourist attractions because it is true BC is not a tourist place. BC is just an interesting place as a place to spot photography and motor trail fan activity. In addition, you also can still meet mining activities here because, until today, the mining has not been officially closed.
Because mining is still active if you want to visit this place is advised to come outside working hours so as to minimize the disruption of mining activities.
The location of BC is about 10 km from downtown Semarang. If you are a photography lover and are in or around Semarang, then you lose if you do not visit BC to take photos in this place.
Tourist attractions in Semarang not far from BC:
- Sam Po Kong temple which is a historic temple, is only about 11.8 km from BC.
- Lawang Sewu Building, historical tour of the old building in Semarang. It is about 11.6 km from BC.
- The Old Town of Semarang, whose building is heavily influenced by European architecture, is about 11.7 km from BC