Kebun Raya Cibodas and Bogor Palace

Kebun Raya Cibodas and Bogor Palace

What lies between Bandung and Bogor is a 125-hectares botanical garden. Not just it is high up on the slopes of Mount Gede, it also leads to Gede-Pangrango National Park. Mount Gede which literally means Big Mountain in the Sudananese language is a stratovolcano. In West Java, this part of Indonesia is best to go in April or May. Just a word of caution, there is a wet season which you might wish to avoid, even to note that the best time to go is after this wet season. A little background about t... [ read more ]

Marine Tourism in Central Java

Marine Tourism in Central Java

The province Central Java is famously known for its cultural aspects. The Javanese culture is what people are coming here for. You will notice polite and soft-spoken group of people as compared to the other parts of Indonesia. Here is also the home of Batik which is an exquisite textile made using a wax-resist dyeing technique. Places like Yogyakarta, Pekalongan and Surakarta are some examples of centres for Batik production. Karimun Jawa in Central Java In the Java Sea where the 27 islands ca... [ read more ]

Indonesian Traditional Drinks and Desserts

Indonesian Traditional Drinks and Desserts

Have you tried Glutinous Balls in Ginger Water? If you have not, then while you will be in Indonesia, you must give it a go. The Indonesia sources of ingredients and spices includes ginger, chili, tumeric, shallot and coconut. And after a meal with these natural spices, it makes it even more exotic to your taste buds with the traditional beverages of Indonesia. The Wedang Ronde is made mainly with glutinous rice flour. Coarsely grind roasted peanuts, tapioca starch, sugar, salt, food coloring an... [ read more ]

National Parks in Java Indonesia

National Parks in Java Indonesia

In Java, there is one world network of biosphere reserve and one World Heritage Site that is a national park. Gunung Gede Pangrango is the biosphere reserve and Ujung Kulon is the heritage site. Both are with great biodiversity. The other national parks in Java includes Baluran, Gunung Ciremai, Gunung Halimun, Gunung Merbabu, Kepulauan Seribu, Alas Purwo, bromo Tengger Semeru, Gunung Merapi, Karimunjawa and last but not least Meru Betiri. Karimunjawa National Park for example, is in the Kari... [ read more ]

Carita & Java Island Eco-Tourism

Carita & Java Island Eco-Tourism

With intentions to visit the Java Island, you might wan to consider checking out Carita Beach, Krakatau. Seeing the coastal town, cruising along the Sunda Strait by boat and then to the active volcano island. The Sunda Strait has its name coming from the Indonesia Pasundan which means 'West Java' in English. It is between the Islands of Sumatra and Java itself, connecting the Java Sea to Indian Ocean. If you wish to climb up the southern half of the deserted volcano, you can plan to do so, t... [ read more ]

Purwokerto and its Hot Springs

Purwokerto and its Hot Springs

To say you have seen Purwokerto is incomplete if you have not see its central public square. There are six banyan trees and many Purwokertonians like to spend their time in this square. They bring their children to place there, hence many toys vendors can be found there other than those local food vendors. Kabupaten and the old cemetery on the Ragasemangsang Road are some of the places of interest. Baturaden is rather a highland country. It is at the foot of Gunung Slamet volcano and locally... [ read more ]

Indonesia Dances and Music Culture

Indonesia Dances and Music Culture

With more than 1.8 million square kilometers of land area, Indonesia has the communications infrastructure such as radio broadcast stations, television broadcast stations, Internet hosts, telephone and internet users of 16 million. Their transportation includes railways, highways, waterways and airports. Of course, they have ports and harbors from Banjarmasin, Ciwandan, Belawan, Krueg Geukueh, Panjang, Palembang, Sungai Pakning, Tanjung Priok and Tanjung Perak. Experience Indonesian Culture... [ read more ]

Bandung Culinary Art and Musical

Bandung Culinary Art and Musical

Searching for an interesting event in Indonesia is not a difficult task at all. For example in Bandung, you can catch the ancient Sundanese legend of Lutung Kasarung. This 27th December 2011 til the 7th January 2012, do not miss their spectacular show. About Lutung Kasarung Better known as the 'lost ape', this is an ancient folklore from the West Java people. They are Sundanese who tells the journey from the realm of heaven to earth of Sanghyang Guraminda. He was in the form of an ape-like... [ read more ]

Nature Tourism in Indonesia

Nature Tourism in Indonesia

If you are a person who is into nature and you are planning to see the nature tourism of Indonesia, you might be interested to check out the surf breaks that Indonesia has to offer. Other than that, Indonesia has lots of dive sites to choose from and the national parks are with interesting flora and fauna to see, let alone the volcanoes in Indonesia. Surfing in Indonesia ensures you that being in Indonesia is never lack of water sports and recreational activities. There are even world class ... [ read more ]

Candi and Ancient Temples in Indonesia

Candi and Ancient Temples in Indonesia

Sanctuaries, Hindu and Buddhist temples in Indonesia are called candi. The were built as early as in the 8th century. Sometimes, candi may included urban ruins, non-religious gates, pool as well as bathing places. In Central Java, there are the Borobudur & Kedu Plain. They are regarded as the candi as well. Others like the Slopes of Gunung Merapi, some parts of Yogyakarta, the Dieng Plateau, Gedong Songo, the Klaten Regency, Mount Lawu, Prambanan Plain and the Ratu Boko & surrounding... [ read more ]