Magelang Regency

Magelang Magelang regency is one of Central Java regencies, and the largest town in the Kedu Plain between Mount Merbabu and Mount Sumbing in Central Java. The capital of this regency is Mungkid city. Magelang is bounded with Temanggung regency and Semarang regency in north, Semarang regency and Boyolali regency in east, DI Yogyakarta and Purworejo regency in south, Wonosobo and Temanggung in west, and Magelang city in the middle. Magelang city is surrounded by mountains and hills such as: Mount Sindoro, Mount Sumbing. Telomoyo mountain, Mount Merbabu, Mount Merapi,…

The Heaven Stairs

Borobudur Borobudur is a ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist temple. It always get mistaken that it located in Jogjakarta. In fact, it located on Magelang, Central Java. The monument is consist of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The main dome is located at the center of the top platform, which is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa. Borobudur is a ten-story temple which clearly illustrates the Mahayana philosophy. Like the holy book, Borobudur describes ten…

Magelang, Where The Borobudur Lays

Magelang Magelang is one of significant city in Central Java. People sometimes get misunderstanding about this place of Borobudur, they usualy acknowledge that Borobudur is settled on Jogjakarta, otherwise it is on Magelang. Magelang is located on strategic area between Semarang-Jogjakarta, which is 75 km to the South of Semarang and 43 km to the North Jogjakarta. Dates back to the past, it was known that Magelang was build on April 11 907 Century. The early history told that Magelang was a village named “Mantyasih“ which is now being called…

The Heart Of Javanese Culture

Central Java Central Java is a province that lies in Java Island, properly in the middle of Java Island. Administratively the capital of this province is Semarang Central Java is another area in Java Island which rich of Javanese culture after The Special Region of Yogyakarta. Some called that central Java is the heart of Javanese culture and the home of Javanese court. The people of Central Java are known as soft-spoken, very polite, extremely class-conscious, apathetic, down-to-earth and so on. These stereotypes formed what most non-Javanese see as “Javanese…