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 a big hole in the road, destroying 11 houses below and killing six people. Only pedestrians and motorbikes can still pass.
Anyone wanting to visit Dieng has to approach from the west through Batur.
Bus service from Wonosobo to Dieng still operates, but the bus from Wonosobo stops below the hole in the road. Passengers have to walk past the 10 m hole, where another bus will bring them the remaining distance to Dieng. Villagers are eager to offer a ride by motorbike for a fee.
At the time of writing (7 February 2010) it is not clear yet when the road will be repaired.
P.S. 22 February 2010: According to an article on the site e-wonosobo.com the road should be open for traffic again by today, although cars have to drive past the repaired spot one by one. But remember, a landslide can happen again any time during the rainy season!
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To Go Around Dieng plateau, to reach one place to another better take motorbike, and thats included as a guide. You can as a guide plus motorbike from the Bu Jono Hotel.
Its also can rent a car but better motorbike, more easier to reach small road and easy to go everywhere....
So many buses from Wonosobo to Dieng.... and it just 1 hour or more to reach Dieng Plateau. The Short Journey but full of shaking and hairpin road, it will not disturbing you cos the view more gorgeous....
price: 5000-8000 rupiahs (less than 1 dollar)
Buses ply frequently from Wonosobo to Dieng Plateau and it takes about an hour or so to travel 26km heavenward.
The cramped conditions of the bus WILL test your nerves so just grab a seat by the window and focus on the scenary.
Face the right if possible.
A rolling vista of villages, children, cloud-topped mountains and quilted fields will pass you by and you'll forget there's squawking chicken by your knee. The ride cost about 5,000Rp(USD0.50) or so.
Honestly speaking, it's possible to uncover Dieng's bubbling craters, sulpherous lakes and her all her dusty, tiny temples by foot. But if you like, there are OJEKS ( bike taxis) which can take you around for half a day. Just look on the left of your entrance and see if you can spy a taxi station called "OJEK WISATA DIENG". You can pick your biker and bike and haggle for a reasonable price ( anything below 50,000Rp/USD5 )
Going around Dieng Plateau more accessible and comfy by private car. Since one and another destination are quite far away. Here, lucky me to have a friend like Irawan Akbar Hidayat a.k.a Wawan who company me and Arya Marta using his lovely Toyota FJ40 customizing, especially for hillclimb. Thanks a lot, Buddy :)
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