The Heart of Culture
Java is a sophisticated island where you can find ancient Buddhists’ heritage and the Hindus Kingdom from the 8th and 9th centuries, which stood majestically on this island, Borobudur and Prambanan Temples.
Besides its magnificent temple, the heart of the culture offers beautiful scenery dominated by the active volcanoes from parts of Central Java to East Java.
The Best of Destination
Yogyakarta is the center of the culture of Java Island. The Yogyakarta Kingdom, which still exists now, plays a vital role in preserving heritage and arts. It would be best if you visited the Kraton, the Yogyakarta Kingdom’s royal palace, to see the living history and culture where the current king is living.
Five minutes from Kraton, you can found the Taman Sari Water Castle, a site used to rest, work, meditate, hide, and defend the royal family. Even now, only the several buildings that remain on the site are still worth visiting.
The name of ‘Dieng’ derived from Sanskrit “Di Hyang,” which means “abode of the Gods.” It stands on a plateau 2000 meters (6500 ft). Here also lies the complex of Hindu temple, which was built around 7 centuries.
Mount Bromo, located in East Java, is part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. It covers a massive area of around 800 square km.
This mount is becoming the favorite for many travelers since every visitor can climb the stairs to the crater. You just need to walk through the sand sea. The people could enjoy Mount Bromo’s stunning view at 2,392-meter (7,641 ft) tall from Mount Penanjakan viewpoint in the early morning.
Ijen crater, also known as “Kawah Ijen,” is located in Banyuwangi, the eastern end of East Java. With 2,769 meters tall (9,85ft), this crater offers magical ‘blue fire’ which emerges from the lake of sulfur that could be seen in the dark time. You may encounter the traditional sulfur miner who carries the sulfur on their back while hiking up to this crater for 1-1,5 hours.