Central Java Province Travel Guide

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Borobudur

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Solo

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Semarang

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Salatiga

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Wonosobo

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Magelang

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Purworejo

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Kudus

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Surakarta

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Pegunungan Dieng

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Pekalongan

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Rembang

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Purwokerto

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Purwodadi

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Cilacap

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Pati

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Tegal

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Blora

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Baturaden

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Batang

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Demak

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Borobudur

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  • A FEW FACTS THAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW

    Borobudur Things to Do

    There are plenty of advice on what to see at Borobudur but here are a few facts that you may not have known.Borobudur was built 300 years before Angkor WatIf you walked around all 4 floors it would be a distance of 1.2 kmsThere are 504 Buddha statues and 72 perforated stupasThe Buddhas have 6 different types of hand positionsThere are 2,672 relief...

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  • Amanjiwo Borobudur

    Borobudur Hotels

    I did not stay in this hotel. We visited this hotel and were given a guided tour by one of the...

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  • Sunrise at Candi Borobudur

    Borobudur Things to Do

    The heart of the visit to Borobudur is the Borobudur Temple. It is the biggest Buddhist structure in the world and lies in the the Kedu Plain - a very fertile volcanic plain between the twin volcanoes of Mount Sumbing and Mount Sundoro to the west, and Mount Merbabu and Mount Merapi to the east.Manohara Sunrise Tour cost IDR230,000/pax and it's...

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Solo

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  • 'MAN 2' or 'Eks Pengadilan Tinggi Agama'...

    Solo Things to Do

    Browsing the internet in search of colonial buildings to visit in Solo, we encountered the Gedung Eks Pengadilan Tinggi Agama (Former Religious High Court Building). So it seems to be known, although originally it was not a religious court, nor is it nowadays.According to our source, the buildings were originally the residence of a rich merchant...

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  • The Sunan Hotel Solo

    Solo Hotels

    Ji Ahmad Yani 40, (Formerly "Quality Hotel"), Solo, Java, 57143, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • The Kraton Surakarta Hadiningrat

    Solo Things to Do

    Our Lonely Planet guide states that the Mangkunegaran Palace is in better condition and more rewarding to visit than the Surakarta Kraton. That may be so, but the kraton is historically and culturally of much more interest. This is where the susuhunan or sunan resided and resides, from Pakubuwono II who had the palace built to the present...

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Semarang

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  • Bus from Yogyakarta to Semarang v.v.

    Semarang Transportation

    For a comfortable bus ride between Yogyakarta and Semarang, you may opt for the Joglosemar bus. As of July 2010 there is an hourly service in both directions from 5 am to 9 pm.The fare of IDR 50,000 is higher than that of the regular PATAS (airconditioned) buses, but the seats are more comfortable and the price includes a snack and a bottle of...

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  • Gumaya Tower Hotel Semarang

    Semarang Hotels

    Pictures in this tip: 1. The tower, 2. Hotel Front Gate 3. Room One of a nice Hotel located at the...

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  • Tanjung Mas lighthouse

    Semarang Off The Beaten Path

    The lighthouse of Tanjung Mas harbour has guided ships for more than a century and is still operative. It was manufactured in 1883 by the Royal Dutch Blacksmith Factory in Leiden, which is to say that the whole tower is made of iron. It was assembled on the spot in 1884 by order of King William III of the Netherlands as a “revolving light of the...

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Salatiga

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  • From Salatiga to Bali

    Salatiga Transportation

    Should you wish to travel to Bali from Salatiga, there are two bus companies to choose from. Both operate a very similar daily service:(1) Gunung Harta leaves around noon, ETA Denpasar the next day by 8am.(2) Pahala Kencana leaves around 3pm, ETA Denpasar the next day by 11am.The bus stops only once, for a late dinner. There is a toilet on board....

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  • Laras Asri Resort & Spa

    Salatiga Hotels

    The place actually is a resort with swimming pool, dining area. I stayed here for a short Business...

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  • WILLEM II FORTRESS

    Salatiga Things to Do

    Located near the main road from Semarang to Yogyakarta, just outside the village of Ambarawa is the old Dutch fortress 'Willem II'. However since Indonesian independence it has become a military complex and prison, it has a past of serving as a fortress during the Dutch coloial time and a prison during the Japanese occupation and revolution...

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Wonosobo

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  • OtoBuses in Wonosobo, Indonesia

    Wonosobo Transportation

    Wonosobo is one of the popular towns in Indonesia, Central Java especially. Because there are lot of interesting panorama tourism objects. If you would like to visit to Wonosobo, you can take by bus/car only. Bus is available come from Jakarta, Semarang, Bandung, Magelang, Purwokerto, Purworejo, Jogjakarta, Solo, even Malang at East Java. Usually...

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  • Gallery Hotel Kresna Wonosobo

    Wonosobo Hotels

    The hotel provides four-star standard facilities, such as 24-channels-TV, minibar, safety box, and...

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  • Jakarta - Wonosobo

    Wonosobo Transportation

    Bus from Jakarta can take from Pulo Gadung station, Lebak Bulus station, and Grogol Station (beware while in the jakarta bus station....)And also can take a flight from Jakarta to Yogya then from Yogyakarta to Wonosobo by travel bus.

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Magelang

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Purworejo

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  • TRAIN

    Purworejo Transportation

    A Prambanan Express Train from Yogyakarta would take about one hour to reach Kutoarjo Train Station, then from Kutoarjo train station, take an angkot sharing taxi to Purworejo city

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  • The regent's tiger.

    Purworejo Things to Do

    The regent's residence or kabupaten is an example of the Javanese concept of government. Meant to impress and to entertain guests.Yet it is also open and accessable. Just walk into the porch, greet the watchman, and you are free to walk the grounds.It is the privilege of a king to keep a caged tiger, even today when the Sumatran tiger is an...

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  • Spot some old Dutch buildings!

    Purworejo Off The Beaten Path

    Get some amusement of finding withstood centuries Dutch buildings which can be found around the town.

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Kudus

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  • Fossils at Patiayam

    Kudus Things to Do

    The Patiayam site is a recent addition to the fossil discovery sites in Java. Older and better known sites are at Sangiran and at Trinil. Serious excavation at Patiayam hill has begun only in 2006, but already over 3000 kg of fossils have been excavated, among them remains of primitive man, Pithecanthropus Erectus. But actually most fossils are of...

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  • MENARA KUDUS

    Kudus Things to Do

    Menara Kudus or Kudus Minaret is an old building which constructed in 16th century by red bricks, it architecture was a mixing culture between Hindu-Java and Islam in line with the transition time from Majapahit Hindu's culture to the beginning of Demak Sultanate Islamic's culture.Menara Kudus was established by Sunan Kudus as a symbol of harmony...

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  • HINDU AND ISLAM ARCHITECT

    Kudus Things to Do

    The main building, Menara Kudus or minaret, are ancient red brick structures, whose design, clearly derive from the Majapahit period, making this mosque unique in Java. The most remarkable of these is the tall minaret, whose base is in the shape of a candi or funerary monument.Set atop it in an open pavilion is a bedug (large drum) that is used to...

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Surakarta

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  • STSI - Academy Of Indonesian Performing...

    Surakarta Things to Do

    History of STSI Surakarta can not be separated with the existence since July 15, 1964 of ASKI (Academy of Conservatory). The STSI (Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia = Academy of Indonesian Performing Arts) Surakarta is the prestigious Art Academy in Surakarta. You may watch here some rehearsal of the students free of charge, an very interesting...

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  • Colorful Market

    Surakarta Shopping

    The Pasar Klewer ("Hanging Market", a 2-storey department) is the best place to get original batik and, Pasar Klewer doesn't have as much rubbish as Yogya's big Pasar Beringhardjo. Children's clothes are unbeliavably cheap, although bargaining is obligatory here and if you're buying cap/imprint batik look over carefully for holes! Wanna buy the...

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  • BEDHAYA KETAWANG

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    Maybe the today court-dance Bedhaya Ketawang is the upmost legendary dance with ancient traditions of the Far East, performed at Central Java. Legendary because of its creator, better the Panembahan Senapati ing-Galogo (Founder and first King of the Mataram Empire, 1585-1601) to whom this court-dance got dedicated.It is told the Southern...

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Pegunungan Dieng

  • The Wonosobo Dieng road

    Pegunungan Dieng Transportation

    The rainy season is not the ideal time to visit Dieng. And 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...

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  • Good Meals and Information Service

    Pegunungan Dieng Restaurants

    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...

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  • Dieng your Greengrocer

    Pegunungan Dieng Shopping

    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....

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Pekalongan

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  • Batik Museum

    Pekalongan Things to Do

    Indonesia counts 33 provinces, 19 of which produce batik, each with characteristic colours and designs. Indonesian batik was inscribed in 2009 on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. For those interested in batik art the Batik Museum in Pekalongan is a must.The museum was inaugurated on July 12, 2006, and...

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  • Depok beach

    Pekalongan Things to Do

    One thing one can say for the beaches on Java's north coast: they are safe - even if they want you to believe otherwise. The Java sea is shallow, like at Lovina in Bali one can walk quite a distance before the water is too deep to stand. Pekalongan has three recreational beaches: Pantai Pasir Kencana in town near the harbour fish auction, Pantai...

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  • Watu Ireng or Black Rock

    Pekalongan Off The Beaten Path

    It's a local wonder, a big bare black rock. It reminded us of the Voltzberg in Suriname, but smaller and more accessible. The drive there by a good but not much used road through the western foothills of Dieng plateau was part of the fun. It was easy to climb the rock, once we had found the right spot to start. A group of youngsters was just coming...

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Rembang

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  • Find three small caves in Pasucen...

    Rembang Off The Beaten Path

    The Pasucen caves - called Goa Jagung, Goa Penganten and Goa Joglo - are adjacent to Pasucen village. Inside a hill runs a river, emerging at the foot of the hill and providing water for the village. At some distance the river falls 22 m into a small lake.Directions: No road signs point to this site.From Rembang drive 9 km to Lasem, there turn...

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  • Visit Plawangan prehistoric burial site

    Rembang Things to Do

    An ancient burial site has been discovered in Plawangan village. More human remains have been found recently during excavations for construction of a local hospital, adjacent to the main road. A booklet of the kabupaten government dates them at the beginning of the 'paleometallic' period.The more important findings have been moved to Jakarta. Some...

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  • Swim in forest pool with local boys

    Rembang Off The Beaten Path

    Sumber Semen swimming pool is owned and run by Perhutani, the state forestry company. It is beautifully located in a forest, which may be of interest to botanists, because there are rare trees to be found. They say there are monkeys too, but we did not see them. The place is complete with camp site and deer park.However, everything is badly in need...

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Purwokerto

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  • Purwokerto Railway Station

    Purwokerto Things to Do

    Purwokerto Railway Station, Jalan Stasiun no. 1 .... The largest and busiest railway station in the region. It is also a major railway transportation hub that connects other major cities in Java.... It is also a major transportation hub in Java, connecting other major cities in Java, such as Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, and...

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  • Queen Garden Hotel

    Purwokerto Hotels

    The 3-star Queen Garden Hotel lies a short distance east of Baturraden village. Although the former...

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  • Cikakak Monkey Hill

    Purwokerto Off The Beaten Path

    We happened to pass through Wangon, which is a dull place at the crossing of the Tegal-Cilacap and Bandung-Yogya routes. Then we chanced to see a signboard "Taman Kera Masjid Saka Tunggal".At least here is one place on Java where the monkeys are left alone, they live on a hill near the Saka Tunggal mosque. These are the common Java macaques;...

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Purwodadi

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  • Kedung Ombo dam and reservoir

    Purwodadi Things to Do

    We had wanted to see this barrier and reservoir for some time; from Salatiga it took a circuitous route through byroads to find it. The easier access is from Solo or Purwodadi.The reservoir was inaugurated in 1991 by then president Suharto and provides both for irrigation (60,000 ha) and hydropower (22.5 MW). So the project serves the common good,...

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  • See "Mrapen" Eternal Fire

    Purwodadi Things to Do

    Not really so impressive as to go out of your way for. But it is on your way when you go from Semarang or Salatiga to Purwodadi.The signboard "Api Abadi Mrapen" is easily missed. It is on the left side of the road just after the turn right 5 km beyond Gubug, pointing to the right hand side of the road.There you find the eternal fire, fed by gas...

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  • Two dry caves Goa Lawa and Goa Macan

    Purwodadi Things to Do

    The north of Grobogan regency touches the western tip of the Northern Chalk Hills. So no wonder that the Grobogan government tries to promote tourism to the caves in their part of the hills. The dry caves Goa Lawa and Goa Macan have recently made accessible. They are of the type of Goa Terawang in Blora regency, with caved-in roofs, so that a...

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Cilacap

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  • Old Dutch fort 'Benteng Pendem'

    Cilacap Things to Do

    The main and only tourist attraction of Cilacap is a Dutch fort. It goes by the name 'Benteng Pendhem', meaning 'Buried Fort'. This is aptly named because the fort is dug into the sand. It is not as old as one might suppose, having been built between 1861 and 1877. Efforts are being made to make it more accessable and attractive. This includes a...

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  • Wijayakusuma Hotel

    Cilacap Hotels

    Jl. Jend A. Yani 12A, Cilacap, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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