Olde Chandis, Lovely Mountain Views, Bubbling Craters
Bad climate, poor accommodation
Central Java in miniature
4 times already visit this legendary Dieng Plateau, but the last one all i want to know more is about Dreads Children.Talk about this Dreads is about history and religious view. As you know there are some Hindust Temple in Dieng and some Hindu religious. Hindu is in Dieng is not exactly the same with in Bali.By both (history and Religious view) the...more
Telaga Menjer lies on the outer slopes of the Dieng Plateau and is the largest lake of the region. People tend to pass it by, but it lies actually on an alternative route between Wonosobo and Dieng.The water of the lake is green of algae. On the steep slopes grow pine-trees almost to the water's edge. Fish-cages are anchored along part of the...more
There is no accommodation with running hot water in Dieng. Although, if you stay at bu Jono's, on your request they provide you with a bucket of hot water for your 'mandi'.But if you do not stay over in Dieng, if you have been caught by mist and rain, and you are chilled to the bone, you may desperately need a warm bath.On your way down, turn in at...more
Dieng is a caldera of a volcanic mountain. Such a big caldera that you don’t realize you’re inside it. Be careful when you walk around the craters, some parts of the soil are thin, so you can step into a crater, so make sure you find a guide. There are no fences cause the places of the many craters aren’t constant. Usually a guide will find you.more
Telaga Warna or The Coloured Lake is the lake with the sulfur in the water, so thats make different colours to the Lake.If you have time to go up to the hill, then you can see the beauty of this lake. Such an amazing view: the coloured lake, the Pengilon lake, and mount merapi behind....more
when i sat on this Restaurant, i thought only me a local tourist who hang around and the others are foreign tourists, they come and go and make hospitable to restaurant staffs. i tried to get to know and i knew this restaurant not only as place where to eat but also an appropriate place to get information or tour package services. The humble staffs...more
Now, after exploring all the strange-coloured lakes and boiling mud holes in Dieng Plateau, the female hobbits were hungry. They went to the nearest Warung (coffee shop) just outside of the Arjuna Temple Complex and sat down for a meal of hot coffee, Nasi Goreng and Mee Bakso. They would like to say that the meal was good with all the country-fresh...more
The rainy season is not the ideal time to visit Dieng. An recently landslides have made travelling to Dieng more difficult.On 27 February 2009 a 15 ton boulder fell 40 m onto the Wonosobo Dieng road. Subsequently the road collapsed and was totally blocked. The gap in the road has been bridged by a Baily bridge.On 20 January 2010 a landslide caused...more
Dieng Plateau is in the highland with almost part of the landscape used as Gardens and plantations.Here you can get fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers with good quality. Tea Plantations are lies in surrounding.Cold climate is the reason why all the plants grow well.What special in Dieng is Carica, a kind of fruit which is only grow in Dieng....more
Local people carry all things by themself, even must carrying from top of the hill till to the city....
If you're here in Dieng Plateau (Central Java) , take note that the volcanic craters are still active. If truth be told, Indonesia has the world's highest density of volcanoes with 500 of these pot boilers located in a region known as the "Belt of Fire" . Of these, 128 volcanoes are active and 65 listed as dangerous. Over here in Dieng, more than...more
They call it Goa Jimat, but the old Dutch name is more apt: Dodendal = Death Valley. It is an enclosed valley with volcanic vents at the bottom which release carbon dioxide. So it is hazardous to venture down in the valley, unless you have brought an oxigen mask. Several years ago, after an earthquake, the carbon dioxide overflowed killing scores...more
It is on the map at Bu Jono's, so we thought to go there: a waterfall north of Sileri crater.The road is good up to Sileri crater (4,5 km from Dieng), and there is some parking space.Yet we tried to drive farther with our Isuzu Panther, but had to leave it halfway: too difficult climbing up the rocky road.From Sileri crater it should be a walk of 1...more
If you are at Sikidang crater early and you have the sun low behind you, you can see an interesting phenomenon. It seems like a ghost materializes from the vapours arising from the mud. When I showed the pictures to some Indonesian friends they were quite puzzled, the more so when I suggested that the second photo shows the holy family.Actually...more
Visit Desa Sembungan [Sembungan village] is nice. Potato, corn and tobacco plantations are surrounding this place. And this area also has 2 mountains called Gunung Kendil and Gunung Sikunir plus small lake called Telaga Cebong.
Equipment: One day backpack and trainers plus parachute jacket [in the morning].
Most dramatic views around Dieng can be found anytime. No matter it's early morning, mid day or evening, the mist can come up and covers several of the area. And if you're visiting Candi Dieng [the archeological site of Dieng] early morning before June, you can find the mist at the foot of the temple, so the local address it as "negeri di awan"...more
I found truely interesting fact about locals' belief. The modern now are muslim, and they always go to the mosque frequently. But in the other side, they're proud about the temples and ruins which came in Hindu era. In this picture, I want to showing ... a mosque in between 2 temples in a distance :)more