Ratu Boko Temple, Yogyakarta

Ratu Boko Temple Settled on a hillside plateau, overlooking Prambanan temple complex and with a view to Mount Merapi behind Prambanan Temple complex, lie the remains of a once grand palace. The palace (kraton) is named Ratu Boko after a King Boko of local folklore, but the real owner of the palace is more likely to have been a king of a local dynasty. Ratu Boko temple is located on a plateau, about three kilometres south of Lara Jonggrang Prambanan temple complex in Yogyakarta Central Java, Indonesia. Grand stone gates,…

Baturaden Waterfall, Banyumas – Central Java

Baturaden Waterfall This waterfall is located in Ketenger tourism village, 2 km from Baturaden tourism object. Local people recognize this waterfall as Curug Ceheng. Around this waterfall, there is bridge where we can enjoy the scenery over the Baturaden. Batureden waterfall is one of attractions in Baturaden tourism object. Administratively, this waterfall is located in Banyumas, precisely in the south slope of Slamet Mountain. To reach this location, we can go by using private vehicles or public transportation. It takes 20 km from Purwokerto or 15 minutes drive. This waterfall…

Pekalongan – Central Java

Pekalongan Pekalongan regency is one of Central Java regencies with the capital city of Kajen. This regency is bounded with Java Ocean and Pekalongan city in north, Batang regency in east, Banjarnegara in south, and Pemalang regency in west. The history of Pekalongan dated back to the early 12th century. A book written in 1178 by a Song dynasty official already had record of Pekalongan, then known to Chinese merchants as “Pukalong”, it was then a seaport of Java(then known as Dvapa); the king of Java lived at Pukalong, knotted…

Nusa Kambangan, Indonesia’s The Most Feared Prison Island

Nusa Kambangan Island Nusa Kambangan is an island in Central Java and it famous as the safeties penitentiary in Indonesia. This island is administratively located in Cilacap regency and it becomes one of the outermost islands in Indonesia. To reach this island, people have to crossing the island by using ferry from special port that ran by Indonesia Justice Department, which located in Sodong Port, Cilacap for about 5 minutes and it has to wait in Wijayapura ferry port in Cilacap. This special cross will drove directly by the officer…

Karang Gosong Island, The Other Magnificent Island On Karimunjawa

Karang Gosong Island Karang Gosong island is a small island that located in Java Sea waters, administratively located in Lasem sub-district, Rembang regency. This island is only 4 km from Bonang village shoreline. It being called as Karang Gosong or burn coral, because it has different color and texture which indicate a blackish and concave shape in the middle of the island. During the receding, the visitors can landing and taking a rest in the middle of the coral. This island has captivating panoramic view of the sea. There are…

Gede Island

Gede Island Gede island is a small island in Java Sea Waters in the north of Rembang regency. This uninhabited island is located for about 2 miles to the east of Marongan island, and it only 5 km far away from Rembang shoreline. This Gede island is enchanting; there is mangroves and perrenials that grow wildly in the middle of the ocean, very fresh air and non pollutant atmosphere. During the sunny day, we can see Muria mountain at west side and Lasem mountain at east side from this island.…

Marongan Island – Rembang

Marongan Island Marongan is an island in Java Sea waters, in the north side of Rembang regency, Central Java. This island is covered for 6 ha and it uninhabited. This island is the home of numbers of bugs and birds, and it has beautiful scenery and mangroves. Moreover, it has a variety of crops that grown in the sea, with very fresh air around the island. To reach Marongan island, it can be starts from Rembang, which 4 km far away, by using fisherman boat for 1 hour drive. It…

Parang Island – Karimunjawa

Parang Island Parang islands and surrounding waters (Parang island, Kumbang island – Kumbang Sandbar, Kembar Island/ Twin Island – Kembang Sandbar – Taka Selikur, Katang island – Katang sandbar – Taka Karang Besi, Nyamuk island, Krakal Besar island, Krakal Kecil island – Taka Karang Kapal. This island is part of Karimunjawa archipelago, which consist of 27 islands, and located in the northwest of the island. It can be reach for 1 hour drive by using inter-island boat or 1,5 hours drive by using local fishing boats.        …

Salatiga City

Salatiga Salatiga city is one of cities in Central Java regency which is fully bounded with Semarang Regency. Salatiga is located in 49 km in south side of Semarang city or 52 km in north of Surakarta city and lies along to the road between Semarang-Surakarta. Date back of the origin of the name, Salatiga is thought to be named either after the goddess of Trisala, or after the three wrongs done to the first king of Semarang. In the first explanation, the people of the village celebrate the goddess…

Beautiful Wonosobo

Wonosobo Wonosobo regency, the capital is Wonosobo is one of regencies in Central Java province. This regency is bounded with Temanggung and Magelang regency in east, Purworejo regency in south, Kebumen regency and Banjarnegara in west, Batang regency and Kendal regency in north. Wonosobo regency was born on July 24, 1825 as a district under the Sultanate of Yogyakarta after the battle in the Diponegoro war. Based on the etymology, the word Wonosobo comes from the Javanese : Wanasaba, which literally means “a gathering place in the woods”. Java language…