Borobudur Temple

The Biggest Buddhist Temple, Borobudur Temple

Borobudur temple is the biggest Buddhist temple in Indonesia with around 118 meter long on each side and 42 meter high. This temple is one of the most popular Buddhist temples in the world with 1,460 relief panels, which also there are story relief panel of Lelitavistara, Jataka / Avadana, Gandawyuha and 504 Buddha effigies[…]

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The statue of Budha, Borobudur

Borobudur Buddhist Temple

Borobudur is a Buddhist temple in the village of Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java. Location of the Temple is about 100 miles southwest of Semarang and 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta. Based on Karang Tengah Inscription and Inscription of Kahuluan, the Temple was founded by followers of Mahayana Buddhism around 824 AD during the Mataram kingdom[…]

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Kyai Langgeng Park, Magelang

Kyai Langgeng Magelang, The Recreational Park

In Magelang city of Central Java province, there is a natural tourism object called Kyai Langgeng Park (KLP). The park is about 1 kilometer south of Magelang city center. The park is actually situated on Jalan Cempaka, Magelang. From Magelang bus station you can get to KLP by taking a bus having the route of[…]

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The Dieng Plateau, Wonosobo

Dieng Plateau Wonosobo, The Beautiful Mountainous Landscape

That should be visited on the Dieng Plateau is a crater formed by volcanic eruptions that surrounds it. Craters are Sikidang Crater, Crater Candradimuka. Dieng Plateau Wonosobo Square is well known as Plateu Dieng is located at an altitude of 21,000 meters above sea level. Temperatures in the ranges 15° C – 10° C, but[…]

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The traditional Batik of Lasem

Seeking Outstanding Lasem Batik Pieces in “Little China”, Central Java

If you are looking for fine batik pieces that are infused with both Chinese and Javanese cultural traits, then head to Lasem, a small town in the district of Rembang by the north coast of Central Java. Dubbed as “Little China”,  Lasem was where the first Chinese are believed to have set foot on Java. The[…]

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Cu An Kiong temple in Lasem

Lasem, The Little “Beijing Old Town”

The entire north coast of Java is not only the beating pulse of the island’s economic activities, but it is also dotted with fascinating cities and towns that hold significant historical values and enchanting cultural legacies. While Cirebon in West Java; Demak, Kudus, and Jepara in Central Java; as well as Surabaya and Gresik in East Java are historic cities marking the spread of Islam[…]

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Pekalongan, world's city of Batik

Pekalongan, World’s City Of Batik

Less than 100 Km west of Semarang city, capital of Central Java Province, lies Pekalongan, a quiet little port city at the northern coast of Java. As capital of the Pekalongan Regency, the city is best known for its colorful art of Batik, the Indonesian traditional fabric masterpiece that was declared as the intangible cultural heritage of humanity[…]

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Pecinan, The Chinatown of Semarang

Pecinan, The Exotic Semarang’s Chinatown

Semarang, capital city of Central Java Province, is a city blessed with a fantastic atmosphere of diverse cultural heritage from those who played their part in its precious history. The European touch of the Dutch colonial era are carved in the buildings in the Oudstadt (the Old City) complex, while the Middle East and Gujarat culture radiate strongly in[…]

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Kepuhsari village, Desa Wayang in Central Java

Kepuhsari, The Wayang Village in Central Java

Indonesia’s art of Wayang Kulit, more popularly known as the Wayang Shadow Play, is among the world’s greatest story-telling tradition and is recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Embedded in the ancient Javanese culture since the 8th century, the art has been performed in villages to cities and royal courts[…]

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Exploring Solo's Triwindu market

Triwindu Market : The Center Of Excitement For Lovers And Collectors Of Antiques

Nestled in the center of the city of Solo lies a market unlike any other; a market possessing the ability to transport you through time, pulling you tens, or even hundreds of years into the past. This is the Triwindu Antique Market: the center of excitement for lovers and collectors of antiques. Also known as Windujenar Market, Triwindu[…]

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The Cave of Maria Kerep, Ambarawa

The Cave Of Virgin Mary, Ambarawa

For those who travel to Yogyakarta, Solo or Semarang, the Cave of the Virgin Mary, or Gua Maria Kerep Ambarawa (GMKA for short) – is a meaningful destination for Catholics and has also become a point of interest for tourists of varying religions. Established in 1954, the year declared by Pope John Paul II as the Year of Virgin Mary the[…]

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Tubing adventure, Elo river

Tubing Down The Elo River Of Central Java

After shopping in Malioboro, visiting the Sultan’s palace in Yogyakarta or exploring the magnificent  Borobudur temple, it’s time for some tubing fun! Join this rough and winding journey down the Elo River in  Magelang, in the province of Central Java, for an exhilarating experience, and an exciting story to share upon your return home. For those that love the[…]

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Wonosobo regency, Central Java

Wonosobo’s Stunning Mountain Panorama Cool Fresh Air And Tea Plantations

A unique combination of ancient temples, history, traditions, culture and amazing natural beauty make Wonosobo a very worthwhile place to visit. Sight-seeing here includes hot springs, a multi-colored lake, ancient temples and some impressive grand panoramic scenery from the peaks. The fresh air, beautiful greenery and serenity will help relieve your stress. So just relax and[…]

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The relief panels of Borobudur temple, Central Java

Understanding The Thousands Of Relief Panels Of Borobudur

Borobudur Temple is a majestic masterpiece. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Borobodur is the largest Buddhist monument in the world and the single most visited spot in Indonesia. 75 years in the making, Borobudur is constructed from 2 million intricately carved volcanic rocks, and assembled using a complex interlocking technique without the use of[…]

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