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Things to see and do

Java's Dieng Plateau

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 ... Read more about Java's Dieng Plateau .


Around 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 days, some impressive volcanoes. Often mist-bound, this village is home to picturesque Telaga ... Read more about Sembungan .

Kawah Seleri

Located around 4 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 valley and it makes a great location for eerie photos. This particular mud pit has a tragic ... Read more about Kawah Seleri .

Kawah Candradimuka

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 water about a metre into the air. It’s pretty interesting stuff. The journey from the main road ... Read more about Kawah Candradimuka .

Telaga Merdada

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 larger kilometre-wide, steep-sided crater which is often shrouded in mist and rain. The usual ... Read more about Telaga Merdada .

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Where to next?

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