Central Java tourism,the land of culture
Central Java tourism is the detail informations about how to go and what to do while you were in Java island.
I will show you about the tourist attractions in Java island,about place and why you should visit central Java .
Central Java is a province of Indonesia located in the central part of Java Island.And the capital of Central Java is Semarang.A beautiful city with many historical building in middle of the town.
Why you should visit Central Java
Why you should visit central Java? because you will find something new. And something that will enrich your experience and story of your journey while in Indonesia.
What do you need to know about Central Java
Geographically and Culturally,Central Java also include the special region of Yogyakarta.But they separated by Government.
Central Java is heart of Javanese Culture.But in Central Java there are some non Javanese ethnic group.So Central Java is multicultural.And the mixture of cultures make Central Java more attractive.
In Central Java there are Chinese Indonesian,Arab Indonesian and Indian Indonesian who lives together amongs Javanese people.
Central Java also famous with their culinary,there are hundreds varians of culinary.So you must try it,it’s very delicious.
Central Java tourism-Semarang the Little Nederland
When you come to Central Java,i suggested you to go to Semarang.Why?Because Semarang is the Capital of Central Java.And it’s beautiful City with many historical building.
Semarang also called with Little Neuderland.Because there are many old Dutch building that was built since hundreds year ago during the colonial era.
Centrl Java tourism-Kota Lama ( Old City )
Old Dutch Historical Building
Kota Lama is an Area that full of historical old Dutch building.Uniquely eventhough those old building are 250 years old.But still in good condition and well maintain.
In this place there are about 50 buildings that still stand firmly and have a history of colonialism in Semarang.
So it’s very interesting place to visit and to make picture.Because very instagramable.And you should come.
Kota Lama located near the center of economy area and China town also close to the train Station.So easy to find it.
Chinese’S Culture in Javanese Land’s
Central Java tourism-Sam Poo Kong’s Temple
Sam Poo Kong’s Tempel is the former place of stop and first landing the Chinese Muslim Admiral named Zheng He or Cheng Ho.
In Sam Poo Kong’s temple you will see an area where all the buildings use Chinese architecture.So interesting.and this is something unique where there are buildings depicting Chinese culture in the land of Java.
Like i mention earlier that Central Java is multicultural and also tolerance.Because Javanese people can accept foreign culture among them.
The address of the sam po kong temple is located at Jalan Simongan No. 129, Bongasari, Semarang City, Central Java 50148.
you can spend about 2 days in Semarang before you continue your trip to other city or place.
Central Java tourism-Karimun Jawa Island a hidden Paradise ( optional )
Karimun java is an archipelago in the Java sea.So beautiful,but why i said it’s optional because depend on the weather.
if you want to go to Karimun Java we start from Jepara then we go by boat.but once again it’s depend on the weather.
The best time to go Karimun Jawa is in April-August and September-Desember when the waves of Java sea are calm.
if you can not go to Karimun Java in your first trip you can comeback to indonesia again some other time then you can send me message.And i will arrange a trip for you.
Central Java tourism-Kopeng Salatiga
Kopeng Tourism Park, which is located on the slopes of the mountains, is a suitable place to visit for those of you who want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Kopeng Tourism Area is located at an altitude of 1,450 meters above sea level, presenting a beautiful view of the cool air typical of the mountain
I think you can spend one night in Kopeng before you continue your trip to Dieng Plateu in Wonosobo.
Dieng Plateu The Land of Gods.
Dieng is a place in the highlands that has extraordinary beauty,the place that you will never forget.And place that you must visit when you were in Central Java.
Why this place is so special?because in Dieng Plateu you can see many tourist spot in one area.And all spot are beautiful and Amazing.
Speaking about Dieng Plateu i will not write much but i will show you the picture from each of spot.So let the picture talk.
All the places that you must visit in Dieng Plateu
1. You will go to Puncak Sikunir, a place that makes you to feel like in a land above the clouds.
Puncak Sikunir that has an altitude 2300 meter above sea level offering the beautiful view of the eight of surrounding mountains that can be seen from the top of the hill.
So Puncak Sikunir become unseparable part of Dieng Plateu.it’s not complete if you go to Dieng without go to Puncak Sikunir.
Puncak Sikunir also wellknown as the Golden Sunrise because it’s show natural beauty in the form of sunrise.
2. The Telaga Warna a lake where the water can change the color.
Dieng Plateu area not only has a stunning view,but there are many tourist attractions that can be found.
And not only Puncak Sikunir that will astonishing you but there are also a lake where the water can change their Color.
The name of lake is Talaga Warna.a Beautiful Color lake at an altitude 2000 meters above sea level.
as soon as you enter the Telaga warna you will be immediately greeted with such of beautiful lanscape.
And as the name implies this lake really has colored water.
Sometimes the color of the water is green but sometimes can be change become yellow or like a rainbow.
So you must visit these beautiful lake when you were in Dieng Plateu.
3.You will see Sikidang Crater a valid proof that Dieng is an active volcanic area.
Dieng Plateu or Dieng Highland is a giant volcano with many active crater and one of them is Sikidang crater.
The name of the crater is Sikidang that has the meaning in english is Deer.
Why this crater that given a name the deer?According to the myth because the crater always moves or jump.
and again according to the story this crater always moved once in every four years.this make the crater is interesting to visit
4.The Dieng Temple an area of temple in highland and the oldest Hindu temple in Indonesia.
Besides Puncak Sikunir and Talaga Warna,Dieng Plateu also have a temple area at an altitude 2000 meters above sea level.
Dieng temple is an area of Hindu-Shiva and the names of the each of temple is a using the name of puppet.
So the name each of the temple are Arjuna,Semar,SriKandi,Puntadewa and Gatot Kaca.
Based on the inscriptions that found at the Dieng Site,these temples are thought to have been founded in the VIII-XII century AD.
The temples in Dieng Plateu have general characteristics which are square.have three part of the temple ( feet,body and roof ).
But there is one exception only in Semar temple because it has rectangular floor.
5. The Prau Mountain Waiting for the Rising of the Golden Sun from East
Mount Prau is located in Dieng Plateu area.with an altitude of 2565 meters above sea level.
The climbing route is relatively easy and clear enough for the climbers and also has special view.So mount Prau is one of the favourite mountain for climbers.
To climb the summit of mount Prau you just need about 3-4 hours of trekking.So easy isn’t right ?
There are two climbing routes that are favorite for the climbers.those routes are Dieng and Patak Banteng.
The Dieng route is tend to be more relaxe and not too dangerous than Patak Banteng route but it takes little bit longer than if you go through Patak Banteng.
From the top of mount Prau you can see and enjoy the beautiful views the Teletubies hill and very charming flowers.
And also from the top of mount Prau you can see the beauty of the range of mount Sumbing,Sindoro, Merapi,Merbabu and mount Slamet.
The peak of Mount Prau often used as the place for climber to seek the golden sunrise because the spot is very strategic and perfect to make a beautiful picture from any angle.
You will amazed your friends with the picture that you make in Mount Prau :))
Actually there are other tourist spots that you can visit but considering your limited time.So i think those place is enough.
Maybe you can spend 2-3 days in Dieng Plateu before you continue your trip to Yogyakarta.
The Nepal Van Java the taste of Tibet in the land of Java
Now we continue our journey to Yogyakarta special region but we will stop by at Nepal van Java.
The taste of Tibet in the land of Java
Nepal Van Java actually is a village located in Wonosobo between Sumbing and Sundoro mountain.At an altitude 1620m above sea level.
And why they called as Nepal van Java because the houses in the village are painted in various colors.So the village looks similar to a village in Tibet.