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West Java

Garut is located in a beautiful rural area. The climate is relatively cool and the pace of life is relaxed. Citrus fruits, apples, tobacco, and tea grow well in this area. Farmers often use small plots of land on the slope of the mountains, and often still plow their land with the help of their ... Read more
Jakarta Jakarta is a metropolis with many contrasts. It is the capital of Indonesia and also the most densely populated city in Indonesia. About 40% of the city is below sea level and these areas are frequently flooded during the rainy season. The traffic is busy and Jakarta is known for traffic jams. Public transportation ... Read more
Bandung Paris on Java Bandung used to be known as “Paris on Java” because of the beautiful lanes, the art-deco architecture and many shops and galleries. Bandung is also a big city. It is the third city in Indonesia with around 2.5 million inhabitants. The city, which is surrounded by tea plantations and mountains, originates ... Read more
Bogor Bogor is a big city (around one million inhabitants) located close to Jakarta. Bogor is on the route from Jakarta to Bandung and is best known for its botanical gardens. Due to its location, 300 meters above sea level, Bogor is on average cooler than for example, Jakarta. Botanical gardens Background In 1744, Governor ... Read more
Pangandaran Pangandaran is located on a peninsula on the South coast of Java. The village is traditionally a fishing village and you can enjoy fresh fish in one of the fish restaurants. Pangandaran is located directly on the beach where almost every day you can see a beautiful sunset. Just before sunset flying dogs (big ... Read more

Central Java

Yogyakarta is seen as the cultural capital of Java. The relaxed student city has few high-rise buildings and the residents are notable for their friendliness and politeness. In the middle of the city is the kraton, the palace of the Sultan. Near the kraton you can find the old water palace (Taman Sari). Furthermore, a ... Read more
Sukuh en Gunung Lawu
Sukuh tempel The Sukuh temple is a special temple located at an altitude of 910 meters on the slope of Gunung Lawu, about 16 kilometers from Solo. The temple was built in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1815 after the temple was overgrown by nature for centuries. This temple is a special temple and ... Read more
Borobudur The Borobudur is the biggest and oldest Buddhist temple in the world. UNESCO recognised the Borobudur as World Heritage Site. In 1814 the Borobudur was rediscovered after the temple was hidden for hundreds of years, covered under ashes and vegetation . The temple is still full of mysteries. Karma  New secrets were revealed during ... Read more
Railway Museum The old train station of Ambarawa was built in 1873 and was named “Willem I”. The station was mainly used for military transport and the transport of export goods to the port of Semarang. After the construction of the first track on Java in 1867, the railway network was continuously expanded by the ... Read more
Prambanan The Prambanan is a Hindu temple complex which was recognised in 1991, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Prambanan is built in the same period (around the year 850) as the Borobudur temple, which proves that on Java, Buddhism and Hinduism lived peacefully next to one another. The Prambanan complex consists of three ... Read more
Dieng Plateau
Dieng  is a plateau between volcanoes at an altitude of 2300 meters. The landscape is very special. The geysers and sulfur springs and sometimes mist make the landscape almost supernatural. The climate is cool due to the altitude. In July and August there may even be night frost. Dieng means “house of the gods”. Sikidang ... Read more
Semarang Semarang is a major harbour and trading city. It is a melting pot of different cultures. The city was officially founded in 1547 by the Islamic missionary Kyai Pandan Arang. At the beginning of the 15th century, Admiral Cheng Ho Zhenghe, as a representative from China (the Ming Dynasty), visited the region with a ... Read more
Solo (Surakarta)
Solo or Surakarta Surakarta (also called Solo) is located on the eastern slope of the Merapi volcano near the Bengawan Solo river. The city has about 580,000 inhabitants and is densely populated. Together with Yogyakarta, Surakarta is considered the heart of Javanese culture, full of rituals, traditions and art. After the division of the Mataram ... Read more

East Java

Sukamade | Spotting Turtles
Sukamade is a small village in the national park “Meru Betiri” on the South coast of Java. It is located in the middle of the jungle, isolated from civilization. Turtles In the evening after sunset, sea turtles arrive here to lay their eggs on the beach. You can witness this spectacular event. It is impressive ... Read more
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park The Bromo volcano is located at an altitude of 2329 meters above sea level and is located in the middle of an old large crater; The Tengger (10 km x 8.5 km). This large old crater looks like a large sandy area, like a desert, and is situated at an ... Read more
Ijen blue fire vulcano The Ijen volcano is 2250 meters high and has a crater lake with a very high sulfur content, which makes the water turn turquoise. With a diameter of 1 kilometer and a depth of 200 meters, it is the largest acidic crater lake in the world. At night, a blue fire ... Read more
Malang About 1 million people live in Malang. The city is relatively cool because the city is located a few hundred meters above sea level. The city is spacious with wide avenues and lots of green. Many old buildings in Art deco style have been preserved, which gives the city a great atmosphere. Architect Karsten ... Read more
Surabaya Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and has 3.5 million inhabitants. The story goes that the name of the city was taken from a fight between a shark (sura) and a crocodile (baya), but it is more likely that the name comes from the phrase “sura ing bhaya” which means ... Read more