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    Candi Dieng

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2004

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    After Dieng highland, nearby Wonosobo also lies the old Hindu temples ruins so called Candi Dieng. It's predating Borobudur temple at Muntilan, Magelang and the name of Dieng itself derived from Di-Hyang [Abode of The Gods]. This complex of temples can be reached from Wonosobo as the main gateway. The candi [or temples] themselves situated about 2,300 metres above sea level and Wonosobo is about 900 metres above sea level. More details about Candi Dieng is in my Pegunungan Dieng page :)

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    Tari Wulang Sunu

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2004

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    A traditional dance, with storyline; how to learn about life and try to do the best in loving and caring to each other as the ancestors's said. Wulang Sunu means kautamaan in Javanese or primary lesson [in life].

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    Unpredictable in-trance dance

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2004

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    Wowww, this is a common performance when you are there at a local gather around Wonosobo. A healer praying, then people who like to dance, also the dancers [always men] gets in-trance and pretend themselves as they want to. Like piggies, monkeys, horses and many kind of animals. Then they can eating anything [including wood or unriped sugar cane] or do silat [traditional Indonesian self-defence sport, like Karate in Japan].

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    Jaran Kepang Dance

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2004

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    Jaran is Javanese word for kuda [Indonesian for horse]. So, jaran kepang means dancing using artificial horse made from bamboo shells and decorated in many colors. The dancers are men and they're in trance after a healer gives them a cup of water, contain with secret prays :) Yes, it's a mystically dance and sometimes, the dancer comes truely close to the spectators and do something unpredictable!

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    Lengger Dance

    by ukirsari Updated Aug 2, 2004

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    Once of the most unique dance at Wonosobo and around. A man pretend to be a woman and dancing as best as a real girl!!!! Held on alun-alun or city square after harvest and during national holiday to gather local people.

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    Like somewhere in Europe

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2004

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    Well, enjoy the villages around Wonosobo is cool. About its architecture, they're prefer volcanic stones than red bricks. It's good for the families who live inside, since more warmer in such highland area. Then the streets on the villages made by stones also. Make me feel somewhere in small town in Europe!

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    Lovely piggies farming

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2004
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    Anggrunggondok village also known as a famous piggies farming at Wonosobo. I like to visit them which looks so nice and fat and sounds 'grunt grunt' everytime :)

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    Dieng Plateau

    by ukirsari Updated Aug 2, 2004

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    Wonosobo is the main gateway to enter Dieng Plateau. More details about this highland in my Pegunungan Dieng page :)

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    Gamelan music

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2004

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    The Wonosoban has gamelan which is similar with Jogjakartan or Solo. And, this music equipments used as background in every traditional dance performances.

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    Jaranan Dance

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2004

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    If Jaran Kepang Dance the performer using horse made from bamboo shells to dance, here the kids [againn, all are guys] acts as the cowboys with fake horsewhip and artificial beard.

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    When the mist roll in

    by ukirsari Written Jul 29, 2004

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    It's a beautiful moment on early morning. Find the mist roll in over the village and everything seems covers by fog. So romantic :)

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    Desa Anggrunggondok

    by ukirsari Written Jul 29, 2004

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    It's a nice village at the foothills of Mount Sindoro and Mount Sumbing. The houses that made from volcanic stones makes the scenery so unique.

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