Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

The Dieng Plateau is one of the best Wonosobo attractions in Indonesia. Not only is the view amazing, the air in this place is also very clean so it is often used as a location for refreshing and unwind. There are many interesting activities that you can do in this place. Curious? Come on, look at some of the best activities in the Dieng plateau below:

Witness the beauty of Dieng Plateu

Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

The beauty of the Dieng plateau will be more pronounced when you travel cross-country in this place. There is a stretch of potato and vegetable plantations and rural houses that are visible from a distance. In fact, not infrequently the trip you do will be greeted with the hospitality of the surrounding residents who are farming. If you are lucky, they will take you to enjoy lunch in the cool air of the Dieng plateau.

Visit Arjuna Temple

Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

Besides being able to enjoy the beauty of Dieng, you can also do historical and cultural tours in this place by visiting the Arjuna Temple Complex which consists of 5 temples, namely Arjuna Temple, Srikandi Temple, Sembadra Temple, Puntadewa Temple and Semar Temple. This archaeological site is a relic of Hinduism on Java. And you know, this Dieng temple complex is the oldest historical evidence of the spread of Hinduism on Java. You can also enjoy archaeological objects and documentary films while visiting the Kailasa Museum not far from the Arjuna Temple Complex.

Relax on the edge of Telaga Warna Lake

Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

Another amazing beauty in the Dieng plateau is Telaga Warna. Called Telaga Warna Lake (lake color) because this lake often emits reflections of natural colors from nature such as green, blue, yellow, brown and silver. Not far from Telaga Warna Lake, there is Pengilon Lake that has fresh water without the slightest sulfur content. In the Dieng plateau there are many other beautiful lake such as Cebong Lake, Merdada Lake, Balekambang Lake, Dringo lake and Menjer Lake.

Witness the splendor of the Sikidang Crater

Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

The Dieng Mountains are an active area so you can witness volcanic activity in this place. Yes, what's more if it's not the charm of Dieng Crater that has thick smoke due to volcanic activity. There are several craters that you can visit in this place such as Sikidang Crater, Sileri Crater and Candradimuka Crater. Among the three craters, Sikidang Crater is the main destination for tourists because of its sulfur content.

Take a photo on Pangonan Hill Dieng

Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

If you ever dreamed of coming to a vast savanna like that often witnessed on National Geographic Channel, there was no need to come all the way to Africa. On the Dieng plateau there is also a savanna located in the valley of Pangonan Hill in Dieng. In the rainy season, you can see the beautiful green grass. Whereas in the dry season, the grass turns brownish so that it presents a unique view that is beautiful beyond measure.

Climbing Mount Prau

Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

For nature lovers, you should not miss the thrill of climbing Mount Prau, which is located in the Dieng Plateau region. Mount Prau is the highest point in Dieng which has a height of more than 2,500 meters above sea level. To climb Mount Prau it takes between 2 and 5 hours of travel. When climbing Mount Prau, don't forget to pay attention to the departure time so you can watch the beauty of the sunrise.

Watch the sunrise at Sikunir Peak

Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

When you have climbed Mount Prau, don't forget to stop at Sikunir Peak to enjoy the sunrise. Road access to Sikunir Peak is classified as very easy to reach, including for beginner climbers. Not surprisingly, this location is always full of tourists, especially on weekends and during long holidays. There is also another location that can be used to watch the sunrise, the Pandang Tieng Substation which is located at an altitude of 1,789 meters above sea level.

Exploring the Setyaki Temple

Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

In addition to the Arjuna Temple Complex, on the Dieng plateau there is also the Gatotkaca Temple Complex consisting of Setyaki Temple, Nakula Temple, Sadewa Temple, Petruk Temple, and Gareng Temple. The temple buildings were restored some time ago to repair parts of a damaged building. Even so, more than 70% of the rocks of this temple still use original rocks from the early stages of development.

Witness the story of Roro Jonggrang at Jalatunda Well

Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

In the Dieng plateau there is also a beautiful well named Jalatunda Well. This well has a unique myth behind it, which tells of the struggle of Bondowoso to propose to Roro Jonggrang. This well was mentioned as one of the conditions that Roro Jonggrang put forward before being married by Bandung Bondowoso.

Enjoy the uniqueness of Bima Temple


Enjoying the Peak of Dieng Plateau, Roof of Heaven in Indonesia

Of the many temple complexes in the Dieng plateau, Bima Temple is one of the most unique because of its different shape from the Indian style. This 4.5 × 4.5 meter temple is the place for the Pradaksina ceremony which is one of the rituals of the Hindu community.

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