Bogor Botanical Garden

Know throughout Java as Kota Hujan (City Rain) and Bogor became a home from Sir Stamford Raffles during the British Interregnum, a respite for those ma dogs and English men that preferred not to go out in the midday sun. These days, this once quiet town is practically becoming a suburb of Jakarta See more details

Baduy Tribe Cultural

The Baduy or Badui, who call themselves Kanekes, are a traditional community living in the western part of the Indonesia province of Banten, near Rangkasbitung. Their population of between 5.000 and 8.000 is centered in the Kendeng mountains at an elevation of 300-500 meters above sea level. Their See more details

Kampung Naga

Tour Campoeng Naga (Dragoon Village Cultural Conservation) Kampeong Naga is a traditional village and museum piece of Sudanese architectures and village life. It is home to 110 families, who preserve the old ways of life despite the crowds of tourists that pass trough here during the peak season. See more details

Ujung Kulon National Park

On the remote Southwestern tip of Java, the beauty of Ujung Kulon National Park covers about 760 sq km of land area, including the large Panaitan Island. Because of its isolation and difficult access, Ujung Kulon has remained an out post of primeval forest and untouched wilderness in heavily devel See more details

Tangkuban Parahu Volcano

Thirty kilometers north of Bandung. Tangkuban Parahu literally ”overturned boat” Is a huge active volcanic crater. Legend tells of a God challenged to build a huge boat during a single night. His opponent, on seeing that he would probably complete this impossible task, brought the sun up early See more details

Borobudur Temple

Like Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Bagan in Myanmar, Java's Borobudur make the rest of Southeast Asia's spectacular sites seem almost incidental. Looming out of a path work of bottle-green paddies and swaying palm tops, this colossal Buddhist relic is one of the continent's marvels, surviving Mountai See more details

Cijulang Green Canyon

The most incredible tourist destination to visit the Green Canyon. And it's takes around half an hour from Pangandaran Beach. See more details

Bromo Volcano

Bromo Volcano is a landscape that's as evocative and resonant any in Southeast Asia, and the raw material for countless legend and as many picture post cards. Compared with Java's other major peaks, Bromo Volcano (2392m) it self is a relative midget, but this volcano's beauty is in its setting, no See more details

Krakatoa Volcano

The Krakatau Volcanic activity recommenced in May, 1883, and continued into August, the first eruptions appearing on the northern, Perbuatan volcano. The number of active vents increased on both the northern volcanoes. On the 26th and 27th August a series of cataclysmic explosions occurred which w See more details

Prambanan Temple

The grandest and most evocative Hindu temple complex in Java features some 50 temples site. Many of these were damaged by the large earth quake that struck the region in 2006, and the main temples were off limits at the time of research, though the hope the reopen most of the site by the time you See more details

Bandung West Java

Big, burly Bandung comes like a rush of blood to the after the verdant mountains around Cibodas. Once doubled ”Paris Van Java ”today there’s little left to admire in a city centre that’s prone to Jakarta-style congestion-but if you rummage throughout the concrete sprawl, old pockets of int See more details

Merapi Volcano

Few of Southeast Asia’s volcanoes are as evocative, or as destructive, as Mountain Merapi (Fire Mountain) towering 2911m over the surrounding plains, this immense Fujiesque Pyramids looms over Yogyakarta, Borobudur and Prambanan like an invitation to the end of the world. It has erupted dozens o See more details
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Bromo Volcano

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Bromo Volcano is a landscape that's as evocative and resonant any in Southeast Asia, and the raw material for countless legend and as many picture post cards. Compared with Java's other major peaks, Bromo Volcano (2392m) it self is a relative midget, but this volcano's beauty is in its setting, not its size. Rising from the guts of the ancient Tengger caldera. Bromo is one of three volcanoes to have emerged from a vast crater, stretching 10 km across. Flanked by the peaks of Kursi (2581m) and Batok (2440m), the steaming core of Bromo stands in a sea of ashen, volcanic sand, surrounded by the towering cliffs of the crater's edge. Nearby, Mountain Semeru (3676m), Java's highest peak and one of its most active Volcanoes, throws its shadow and occasionally its ash over the whole scene.

Unsurprisingly, this fine supernatural landscape has spawned countless myths and it is said that the Tengger crater was originally dug out with just half a coconut shell by anogre smitten with love for a princess. But Bromo is of particular religious significance to the Hindu Tengger people, who first fled here to escape the wave of Islam that book over the Majapahit Empire in the 16th century. They still populate the massif. The Tengger beleive that Bromo once fell within the realm of the child less King Joko Seger and Queen Roro Anteng, who asked the God of the volcano for assistance in producing an heir. The god obliged, giving them 25 children, but demanded Dian Kusuma, was sacrificed to the flames in return. When the queen later refused to fulfill her promise, the young Dian bravely sacrificed himself to save the Kingdom from retribution.

Today, the mountain is appeased during the annual Kasada festival, when local Tenggerese come to Bromo to throw offerings of vegetables, chickens and money into crater of the volcano. Access is usually via Probolinggo. The ideal time to visit is during the dry season from April to October. At any time of year its cold on these mountains and night temperatures can drop to single figures.