DIENG PLATEAU – Dieng Tourism in Central Java Indonesia

Dieng Plateau or Dieng plateau is one of the most famous historical sites in Indonesia. This plain has been foreign to Indonesians because it is known to use its beautiful natural charm on the island of Java surrounded by green mountains and clouds. This makes Dieng have fresh cold air.

In addition to its beautiful nature being second to none, Dieng also stores poly geological and historical attractions that are interesting to visit. Some of the tourist attractions in Dieng are craters, wells, and complexes where Hindu temples are able to attract tourists to visit back. Not only known by the country itself, but the name Dieng has also resonated with the other country.

DIENG PLATEAU – Dieng Tourism in Central Java Indonesia

Literally, the name Dieng comes from Sanskrit, namely the term “ardhi” which means mountain and “Hyang” which is the power. While other opinions mean that Dieng from according to the word “edi” which means sweet in Javanese, and “aeng” which means strange.

Areadieng Wetan, Wonosobo Regency (282 Ha) and Dieng Kulon, Banjarnegara Regency (338 Ha)Geographical Location4°37′ – five°15′ South Latitude, 106°32′ – 106°52′ East Longitude.Astronomical Location7.20° South Latitude & 109.92° East Longitude.

Administrative divisionDieng Wetan, Kejajar Kab. Wonosobo & Dieng Kulon District, Batur Kab. Banjarnegara District.Boundaries of North Latitude: Kendal Regency, Northwest: Pekalongan Regency, West: Mount Sindoro and Gunung Sumbing.

ProvinceJawa CenterPotensiFarmTani, Tourism & Animal HusbandryJulukanNegeri above the clouds Famous tourist attractionsTelaga Warna, Sikidang Crater, Arjuna Temple, Sunrise Sikunir, Telaga Menjer, Kailasa Museum, Pengilon Lake, Jalatunda Well, Cebong Lake, Merdada Lake, Dieng Plateau Theater.

Climate

The Dieng Plateau has a tropical climate. Because it is located in ±2,000 meters above the top of the sea & squeezed by the 4 mountains, the air is quite cold. In the dominant expression of drought during the day the temperature ranges from 15o C – 10o C while at night the temperature ranges from 5o C – 10o C, and sometimes reaches 0o and generally the condition is considered “Bun Upas”, which is thin snow or dew that sweeps the highlands using temperatures below freezing. However, in June, July and August airflow usually changes fever issues. So in those months the air temperature changes. Location

Dieng is located to the west of Mount Sindoro & Mount Sumbing, Dieng is an active volcanic area that is also a super large mountain in the form of a large plain using a length of approximately 9 miles (14 km) and a width of 4 miles (6 km) extending according to the southwest-southeast direction. The height of Dieng reaches 2000 meters above the nautical surface.

Administratif Region

Administratively where the Dieng Plateau is owned by wonosobo regency & Banjaregara regency. Wonosobo Regency has an eastern dieng area (Dieng Wetan) in Kejajar District. While the western area (Dieng Kulon) in Batur District belongs to Banjarnegara Regency.

The area of Dieng Wetan is 282,000 ha, inhabite by a population of 1,557 people. In contrast, Dieng Kulon is wider base on Dieng Wetan, using an area of 337,864 ha inhabite by the population of two,480 people.

Accessibility

Dieng Plateau can be accessed through several paths. The route was through Banjarnegara, Batang and Wonosobo. However, among these lines, the most effective and efficient is through Wonosobo. The distance of the Dieng Plateau with the wonosobo government center is 26 km which can be passed by motorcycle, four-wheeled vehicles and micro buses. The road to the Dieng Plateau cannot be passed by using a grand-sized bus. This is because the road to Dieng is very narrow using winding and uphill terrain.

Tourism

The main function of the Dieng Plateau area today in addition to being an agricultural and plantation plain, is also an area that is being develope base on the tourism sector and the center of the heat energy or geothermal electricity industry.

The Dieng Plateau area is flanke by large and mini hills, mountains intersperse with valleys and ravines and steep, decorate by plants and bushes with coldness resulting in the Dieng plateau as a tourist site with beautiful natural scenery that can provide a feeling of calm.

Tourism poteni in the Dieng Plateau is relatively prominent both in the regional, national, and international scope. Considering the tourism potential in the place in the form of clusters according to some natural wonders & historical relics.

Tourism conditions in the Dieng Highlands area can be divide into 2 categories:

Natural Tourism

This tourist attraction is forme naturally and is a mountain tour. The type of natural tourism of the Dieng Plateau can be focuse in several attractions such as: craters, wells, mountains. Here are some famous natural attractions and not infrequently visite by tourists in Dieng:

Crater

This crater is a volcanic caldera using a hole in the plains area so that the caldera uses an area of approximately 200 m2 and still exists in flat ground, as a result it can be witnesse directly according to the crater lip. Sikidang Crater is the largest active crater in the Dieng Plateau. Until now Sikidang Crater is still actively releasing hot steam as a result of boiling and turbulent crater water. The characteristic smell of fiery mountains, puffs of white smoke always decorate the appearance of this caldera. The hot steam that comes out accompanie by a burst of gray boiling water always appears to move around and jump up and down from like a kid.

Sikidang Crater is interesting to be use as a tourist attraction because in addition to presenting volcanic natural charm. There are also still some prosthetic tourist attractions manage by local people such as motorcycle rentals, horses, photo spots. Taking pictures with animals (owls), flying foxes and holding eggs with water according to the caldera.

Candradimuka Crater is one of the Dieng calderas locate 7 km according to the Dieng Plateau. This crater is not actually a volcanic caldera but is a solfatara appearance of soil fractures. There are 2 fracture holes that are still actively removing solfatara, one is releasing continuously and the other intermittently.

Candradimuka Crater is still not poly visite by tourists. Both locally and abroad because of its long distance base on the Dieng Plateau. Incomplete tourist facilities and lack of road access.

Dieng Plateau Pond

Telaga Warna has been very well known among tourists, both local tourists and foreign tourists. This lake has colorful water cause by the minerals it contains. The organisms that are still in it are combine using sunlight that fell on the lake earlier and then reflecte. Putting a colorful hue.

Telaga Pengilon one complex with Color Lake. Pengilon’s name is due to the clearness of the lake water so that it looks like a mirror (clone in Javanese means mirror).

Cebong Lake is a lake that occurs from the former ancient caldera. The location of Cebong Lake is on the west side. This lake is a volcanic lake whose shape is for example a frog child (berledu) or in Javanese claime cebong.

Mountains

Mount Prau is a relatively popular climbing object in the Dieng Plateau. The peak according to Mount Prau has a height of two,565 meters above sea level. Although nir peak is too high, the charm of Zenit Prau is relatively a charming attraction. Because it presents a view of the peak of Sindoro Sumbing that we can see using beautiful paintings.

Sikunir Hill is locate in sembungan village. Which is a hill with a panoramic sunrise wrappe in a stretch of clouds. The scene is very pleasing to the eyes. In addition to not too high, sikunir hill also has relatively easy road access to reach pucak. Artificial Tourism

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