Borobudur Temple, One of Indonesia’s Wonder Site, Magelang – Central Java

Borobudur Temple is one of World Seven Wonder that located in Magelang, Central Java. At early begin, this magnificent temple was built by using, more less, 55.000 m3 of stones. This temple is a 9th century temple and it is a Mahayana Buddhist Monument. The monument in the building is decorated with 2.672 relief panels and there are 504 Buddha Statues. At the main dome, wich located at the top of the platform, there are 72 Buddha statues surrounded and seated inside the perforated stupa. The entire series of reliefs…

Tau-Tau, The Figure Of The Death

Tau-Tau Tau tau are a type of effigy made of wood or bamboo. They are particular to the Toraja ethnic group in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The word “tau” is a Torajan word meaning “man”, and “tau tau” meaning “men” or “statue” The death of a royal aluk is the start of the creation of a statue or tau-tau (‘little human’ or ‘humanoid’). There are two kinds of such statues: tau-tau nangka, which made from the durable, gold-colored wood of the bread tree or jack fruit (nangka); and tau-tau lampa, made…

Enchanted Semarang

Semarang Semarang is a regency and the capital city of Central Java Province, while the capital of Semarang is located in Ungaran. This regency is bounded with Semarang city in north, Demak regency and Grobogan regency in east, Boyolali in east and south, and Magelang regency, Temanggung regency, Kendal regency in west. Semarang is a busy administrative and Trading city, most of the offices, business centers, industrial estates are concentrated in the low land, where as in the hilly side, there are many houses with the beautiful gardens with a…

Klaten Regency

Klaten Klaten, is other regency in Central Java province with the capital of the same city. It is bounded with Boyolali regency in north, Sukoharjo in east, and DIY Yogyakarta in south and west. In particular, the biggest Hindu temple, Prambanan temple, is located in this regency. The land in Klaten is mostly in the form of lowland and undulating. The northwestern part is in the form of mountain, which is part of Mount Merapi. The capital district is located on the main route Solo-Yogyakarta. Dated back to the early…

The Memorable Kerawang

Karawang Karawang is a regency in West Java province, with the capital is Karawang city. This regency have border with Bekasi regency and Bogor regency in the West, Java sea in North, Subang regency in East, Purwakarta regency in Southeast and Cianjur regency in South. The first word of Karawang was found in Bujangga Manik inscription, Karawang was coming from the Sundanese language, which means so much holes. It was estimated that in ancient time there was holes in Karawang land. Other said that Karawang derive from some words like…

Majalengka

Majalengka Majalengka is a district and regency capital of the same town in West Java province. This district is bordered to the north with Indramayu district, Cirebon and Kuningan district in the east, Ciamis regency and Tasikmalaya District in the south, and Sumedang district in the west. The northern part of this district is lowlands, while in the south is mountainous. This might be a lowland and an urban area, but Majalengka have some destinations like, Herang lake, Tirta Indah Waterboom, Maja waterfall, Cipanten lake, Cipadung, Tojong waterfall, Sadarehe national…

Welcome To Cirebon

Cirebon Cirebon is a city and one of regencies in West Java province. Cirebon is the second largest independent city after the capital of West Java, Bandung. Cirebon is also the fourth largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya and Semarang. Cirebon is lies in coast of Java Sea, or Pantura (north coast). The coast route of Jakarta-Cirebon-Semarang is the densest point in Indonesia. Because the location is very strategic, which is at the junction between Jakarta, Bandung, and Semarang, made the city of Cirebon is perfect and can be…

The Charm Of Bogor

Bogor Bogor is a city in West Java province, and It was the capital of Indonesia during the British occupation under Stamford Raffles and was used as the capital by the Dutch during the dry season, then known as Buitenzorg (possibly meaning “beyond worry”, but it could also refer to “country side” (buiten). Bogor itself means “Enau” or plantation in family of palm tree. Bogor’s anniversary is celebrated annually on June 3, because June 3, 1482 was a day of coronation of King Siliwangi as king Pajajaran kingdom. Dated back…