Komplek Candi Arjuna, Dieng Plateau, Central Java, Indonesia

Komplek Candi Arjuna, Dieng Plateau, Central Java, Indonesia

Komplek Candi Arjuna, Dieng Plateau, Central Java, Indonesia


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The Dieng Plateau is the stunning and underrated home to a cluster of Hindu temples and natural wonders that attract tourists from right around the world. Most of the temples were built in a period of intense Hindu activity in Indonesia between the eight and ninth centuries, similar to the Gedong Songo temples in Bandungan, 40 kilometres south of Semarang.

The geological activity in the area has caused deaths in the past with volcanic eruptions, poison gas discharges and explosive boiling mud all claiming their victims. It's this geological activity, however, that provides the area with geothermal electricity and a source of income via the hundreds of tourists who come here every week to observe these quirks of nature.

Although the temples and the geological features are the primary reason most people choose to visit Dieng, the landscape within which they are located is ... Read our complete Dieng Plateau travel guide

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