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Dieng Plateau

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  • Java's Dieng Plateau
    3.5 stars

    One of the great things about Indonesia is the diversity of the landscape. One of the great things about the Dieng Plateau is that it looks and feels completely different to almost anywhere else in Indonesia. ... read more

  • Tuk Bimo Lukar
    3 stars

    A very short stroll up the hill along the road that leads to Wonosobo is Tuk Bimo Lukar, the site of an ancient spring and some old stonework, which transforms the muddy creek into a holy bath. It's said that bathing in these icy spring waters preserves youthful looks and may even lead to ... read more

  • Komplek Candi Arjuna
    4 stars

    This temple complex is the main attraction in Dieng due to its close proximity to Dieng's hotels, guesthouses and homestays and what can be considered to be the centre of town. Built in the eighth and ninth centuries, these Shiva temples are reputedly the oldest remaining Hindu temples in all ... read more

  • Candi Gatokaca
    3 stars

    A path from Komplek Candi Arjuna leads 400 metres straight to Candi Gatokaca, the next natural stop on the inner circuit. The temple here is much like those at Komplek Candi Arjuna, but from this location there are great views across the surrounding farmland to the centre of town. As far as ... read more

  • Candi Bima
    2.5 stars

    A further 800 metres down the road from Candi Gatokaca away from Komplek Candi Arjuna and on the way to Kawah Sikidang is the solitary Candi Bima. This temple sitting atop a hill is the largest in the Dieng area and shuns some of the design aspects of the other temples and therefore looks ... read more

  • Kawah Sikidang
    4.5 stars

    This place is one of the best natural sites in the Dieng area. The crater here is a geothermal complex containing a series of bubbling pools of mud and water, steam vents, warm streams and hot earth. Many of the less dangerous areas here are unfenced, giving visitors the opportunity to test out ... read more

  • Telaga Warna
    3 stars

    This picturesque lake which takes on a milky aqua colour is worth a quick look for a photo or two, a bit of a walk and that's about it. The surrounding mist-shrouded hills provide a great backdrop to the vibrant lake especially as the day rolls on and light changes from stark to diffuse. You'll ... read more

  • Sembungan
    4 stars

    Some 5.5 kilometres from the main Dieng intersection and four kilometres past Telaga Warna is the village of Sembungan. It's high up in the hills at 2,150 metres above sea level on the very edge of the plateau, which affords it sweeping views across the farm plots to the valleys below and on clear ... read more

  • Candi Dwarawati
    2.5 stars

    This lone temple up the hill above the main part of town is really of passing interest only, especially if you've already seen all the other temples within the local area. The best part of the temple is that it does afford some decent views across the town of Dieng, which are difficult to find ... read more

  • Kawah Seleri
    4 stars

    Located 4.2 kilometres west from the main Dieng intersection, Kawah Seleri is an impressive, large, steaming mud lake which doesn't get nearly as many visitors as those attractions on the inner circuit. The setting here is beautiful with the lake at the bottom of a large vegetable garden-lined ... read more

  • Kawah Candradimuka
    4 stars

    Kawah Candradimuka is a great little crater at the end of a treacherous road 7.7 kilometres from the main Dieng intersection and 4.1 kilometres further on from the Kawah Sileri turn off. Inside the crater are two boiling pits of water with the biggest pit boiling so vigorously that it ejects hot ... read more

  • Sumur Jalatunda
    3 stars

    It's hardly worth travelling all the way to Sumur Jalatunda as the view of the crater lake from the lookout is not very impressive. But if you're in the area visiting Kawah Candradimuka anyway and you have a spare 10 minutes, you can have some fun by paying a local man for a handful of rocks which ... read more

  • Telaga Merdada
    3 stars

    Again, a B-grade attraction if there ever was one, Telaga Merdada is located on the large circuit that takes in the likes of Kawah Candradimuka and takes you through the stunning scenery around the valleys of Pasurenan and Condongcampur. Telaga Merdada is a large lake sitting at the base of an even ... read more

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