Main Tour destinations recommended
- Borobudur Temple
- Prambanan Temple
- Kraton Sultan Palace of Jogjakarta
- Malioboro Street
- Dieng Plateau
- Bromo Mountain
- Ijen Crater
- Jogjakarta Bromo Surabaya 2 Days Tour
- Jogjakarta Bromo Ijen Bali 3 Days Tour
- Bromo Day Tour From Surabaya
- Borobudur Sunrise Prambanan Tour in Single Day Tour
Borobudur Temple is ancient Buddhist temple built at 8th century, located at central Java province, 45km from Jogjakarta City, one of the world’s most famous temples registered by UNESCO. It stands majestically on a hill overlooking lush green fields and distant hills and rises in seven terraces, each smaller than the one below it. The top is the Great Stupa, standing forty meters above the ground. The walls are sculpted in base relief, hailed as the largest and most complete ensemble of Buddhist reliefs in the world. Built in the eighth century, and ‘discovered’ by Raffles in 1817, the monument has now been completely restored.
Prambanan Temple is ancient Hindu temple built at 9the century located 17 km from Jogjakarta city This magnificent Hindu temple derives it name from the village where it is located Prambanan Village. Locally known as the Loro Jongrang Temple, or the Temple of the Slender Virgin, it is the most magnificent and beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia dating back lo the middle of the ninth century. It has eight shrines; the three main ones are dedicated to Visnhu, Brahma, Shiva, which rises to a height of one hundred and thirty feet and houses the magnificent statue of Shiva’s consort, Durga. The Ramayana ballet is performed here on an open-air stage during nights of the full moon period.
YOGYAKARTA CITY – CULTURAL DISTINCTION
Yogyakarta is one of the supreme cultural centers of Java and a Special Province. Full Gamelan orchestras keep alive the rhythms of the past, classical Javanese dances hypnotize with visions of beauty and poise; shadows come to life in the stories of the wayang kulit and a myriad of traditional art forms keep locals and visitors spellbound. Contemporary art has also grown in the fertile soil of Yogyakarta’s sophisticated cultural society.
THE KRATON JOGJAKARTA SULTAN PALACE
The Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace or Kraton, with its grand and elegant Javanese
architecture, lies in the center of the city between the Winongo and Code Rivers. The palace grounds stretch from north to south, in line with Mount Merapi, the axis along which all important ceremonies lake place. The Kraton is constructed to form a model of the Javanese conception of the cosmos. Each gateway, pavilion, and courtyard has a specific symbolic meaning, harmonizing the divine powers of the universe. Over one thousand four hundred retainers serve the current sultan, and can be seen throughout the palace,
No visit to Yogyakarta would be complete without a stroll down the city’s main street, Jalan Malioboro. A dazzling display of tropical fruit, batik, food stalls and second-hand ‘antiques’ make for a souvenir hunter’s paradise. Bargaining is half the fun of shopping here, but even if you’re not buying, the intensity of the street-life is fantastic.
MYSTICAL DIENG PLATEAU
Four hours south of Semarang is the Dieng Plateau, the site of some of the oldest Hindu temples on java, some two thousand meters above sea level with a very cool climate. While the temples themselves cannot compare to those near Yogyakarta, their extraordinary setting amidst intense volcanic activity makes it easy to understand why the Javanese consider this area to be a focal point of supernatural power.
SURABAYA – THE CITY OF HEROES
A booming city of over three million people, Surabaya is Indonesia’s second city and the capital of East Java. Surabaya boasts of a proud role in the nation’s struggle for Independence. At what is know the Majapahit Hotel, in the center of the city, the first raising of the Indonesian flag was achieved at the cost of many lives. These days, Surabaya offers many fine hotels, shopping centers, restaurants and plentiful sources of entertainment.
Seventy kilometers south of Surabaya lay Malang, one of the most attractive hill towns in Java. A strong sense of civic pride is evident from the well- maintained and elaborately
painted becaks, the groomed Main Square, and clean buildings and streets. Twenty kilometers from Malang on the southern flank of Mount Arjuna, are Selecta and Songgoriti, popular hill resorts with hot springs. Nearby Batu is famous for its apples and flowers.
Many local and foreign travelers make the trek for the mystical experience of a life time to
watch the sunrise from the crest of the Bromo Volcano. Volcanic sulphur fumes and smoke still emanate from the depths, and when the God of Bromo begins to rumble, the surrounding population quickly brings their offerings. An annual offering ceremony of Kasada is held on the fourteenth day of Kasada, calendar year. It is a dazzling event where villagers from the surrounding areas bring their humble offerings to the holy volcano in the hope of appeasing the mighty forces that lie within.
The turquoise water lake Kawah Ijen ( Ijen Crater) one of the tourist icon in East Java offers great beautiful scenery of green sulfur lake, at 2000 m above sea level, where the story about humanity begin everyday in the morning. We can see the poor porters running down the mountain with 90 kg sulfur. Walking through the passage of the sulfur porter. The ijen plateau his is the center of the Ijen – Merapi. Malang Reserve. The Principal attraction at ijen is the large, Superheroes crater lake which lies hidden between sheer walls of deeply furrowed rock at more than 200 meters. The ijen crater itself lies at approximately 2.300 meters above sen level. It form a twin volcano with the now extinct mount Merapi. The enormous crater lake. which is 200 meters deep and covers an area of more than halt a million square meters. Contains about 36 million cubic meters of streaming. Acid water ijen crater shows a special type of vacancies feature common to Indonesia, About 1 kilo meters in diameter and 175 meters deep