Central Java

Natural Beauty When Climbing Mount Slamet

January 16, 2017

Me and friends on 26 December 2016 set out to climb Mount Slamet.

In my mind, Mount Slamet very big. like me will not be able to climb.

With a height that reaches about 3428 meters above sea level, making it the highest mountain in Central Java province and the second highest in the island of Java after Mount Semeru.

The natural beauty
Pic by Rizky

The natural beauty make one of the favorite destinations of climbing local and foreign climbers.

And including one of the mountain in Indonesia which popular as a destination and climbing expeditions.

Climbing Mount Slamet famous complicated enough. Along the hiking no water, if there is only limited.

If the climber passes Bambangan lines, water problems can usually be resolved.

And the complexity of factors climbing marked by mist highly concentrated and volatile.

Although climb to the peak is quite complicated, but the condition of this would be an interesting challenge for me and friends.

The more severe the challenge, more fun climbing to do.

Slamet has a legend that is hereditary. Slamet name is taken from the Java language, which means congratulations.

Based the trust of local peoples, if large eruption of Mount Slamet until then Java will be split into two parts.

At the foot of Mount Slamet are sufficient famous tourist areas in Central Java, which is a tourist attraction Baturaden and Hot Water Guci.

Baturaden

This attraction is located in the highlands south. So the weather in the region this attraction cool during the day and cold during the afternoon.

Region Baturaden tourist spot is very suitable for a break. In this tourist area will are found a wide range of villas and resorts in the rental and are ready to meet the needs of the traveler who come on holiday.

Baturaden located in the highlands makes this region a great place to see the various sights below lower.

Hot Water Guci

Hot water Guci has many showers that are trusted by people around can cure diseases. such as skin diseases, scabies, and rheumatism. If you're curious, you can try.

Climbing route Bambangan

Me and my friends took this route, because it is very popular and is the most common lane.

Bambangan Route is the shortest, compared with the route Batu Raden and Kali Wadas.

In a village that altitude 1279 meters above sea level, climbers can recheck equipment and take care of all the administration of the climb.

After the settlement

After the settlement of the asphalt road turning right, Hikers will cross the river and jumping from one rock to another, when the rainy season torrential flow of water will cover these cobblestones.

Next, you'll pass through the fields of population during 1 hour to the post Umbrella with circumstances steep terrain.

Post Umbrella is a climbing post that resembles a giant umbrella and still be in the middle of the plantation population.

After heading Umbrella ascent continued toward Walang cottage, the track was very slippery and steep in the middle of a tropical rain forest environment, for approximately 2 hours.

After Walang cottage, the field is still as before, the lane is still rising in the middle of a very dense forest panorama and beautiful, for approximately 2 hours towards to pine cottage.

As the name suggests, pine cottage is surrounded by spruce and covered by moss. Climbing continues towards Samarantu post.

more or less 2 hours with a fixed line uphill and dense forests.

Samaranthu constitute post 4. Approximately 15 minutes of this post there is a spring clean in a small river.

After Samaranthu, began to open with grassland vegetation.

Climbers will pass Sanghiang Rangkah which is a beautiful shrub with Edelweiss around her, and occasionally find Fruit Strawberries in the middle of the trees blocking the line of the mountains.

Climbers will also pass Sanghiang Jampang very beautiful to see the sunrise.

Approximately 30 minutes later climbers would arrive at Plawangan. Plawangan (mace = door) is a door leading to the summit Slamet.

From this point of climbers will be able to enjoy the scenery stretching eastwards.

After Plawangan, lane more interesting and challenging, in addition to sand and lava rock sedimentation erosive on along the track, on either side of the ravine and there is no one single tree that can be used as a handle.

In this area frequent storms, therefore, advised hikers to hike in the morning.

Most climbers leave their belongings on the bottom, to lighten the burden. From Plawangan reached the top takes 30 to 60 minutes.

From here hikers can see the peak Slamet so big and very broad expanse of the caldera and stunning, usually call by Segoro Wedi.

If we wanted to go down to the other lines, such as guci, climbers must pass a complex crater to select the lane desired.

Climbing route Kaliwadas

Kaliwadas an altitude hamlets mdpi 1850 and entered Dawehan Village area, District Sirampog, Brebes.

To go Kaliwadas can be reached from the Bumiayu city heading Pangasinan using the Rural Transport type Colt which takes 2 hours.

Arriving at the Market Pangasinan, proceed to Kaliwadas using hardtop Jeep or using public transit vehicle types operating open until 18:00 pm.

Climbers can prepare all supplies and licensing of these Kaliwadas. About 300 m after the village roads, climbers are directed towards the footpath.

An hour later, hikers will pass through the Holy Tuk by locals interpreted as a sacred spring. In this Holy Tuk are containable water flow, which serves as the village irrigation underneath.

After Holy Tuk, the lane began to climb penetrate alleys Bamboo plants are small. The population around it Pringgodani. Sixty minutes later climbers would arrive at the cottage Growong.

Growong cottage is a suitable place to set up camp. In the vicinity of this area is found underneath a large tree in a hole large enough.

After a relatively flat trajectory Growong cottage up on a small bridge named Wlingi park, at an altitude of 1953 meters above sea level.

In this area there is a junction, the line is straight and wide toward the Well bride. Within 500m of the area there is a water source, which is also a sacred place where many pilgrims who came to ask for blessings.

The lane to the left of the line leading to the top. lane increasingly uphill. Along the track began often found fallen trees and tree stinger.

Tracks sometimes enclosed by shrubs so that the climber must be careful not to get lost.

Lane start again widened when the climbers passed the intersection Igir Manis at an altitude of 2600 meters above sea level.

In the vicinity of this area will be found plants and vegetation Adelweiss Strawberries. After that climbers will arrive in Igir Tjowek at an altitude of 2750 meters above sea level.

This area entrance area of Mount Malang. Here there is a meeting with tracks Baturaden. A few meters later then the climbers arrive at Plawangan.

Plawangan is a fairly flat land in open areas, as well as a limit of vegetation. To get to the summit takes about 2hours. Hikers can depart early in order to enjoy the state of the surrounding peaks and sunny weather conditions.

After Plawangan trajectory deepened into the climb angle reaches 60. Furthermore, the state of the track is getting worse with volcanic rocks prone to landslides.

The smell of sulfur from the crater stung when climbers reached the top of the shadow.

After passing the monument Surono which is a pile of rocks, hikers will reach the highest peak of Mount Slamet marked with stakes and tower triangulation. First place is also used as monitoring activity of the volcano.

The second highest peak in Java these hikers can see a view of the east. Looked several peaks like Mount Cleft, Sundoro, Merbabu, Merapi, and peak Ciremai in the west. Everything stands firmly in Java island.

Climbing route Baturaden

Towards BatuRaden travel a distance of 15 km towards the north and can be reached for 30 minutes using public transport.

Baturaden which is a famous tourist area with shower and Pitu telu is located at an altitude of 760 meters above sea level.

The shower is a stream of hot springs that contain sulfur. This line is the lane traveled hardest and climb.

Running along the south foot at an height of about 640 m above sea level. Baturaden is located only 14 km from the city of Purwokerto associated with adequate road.

In these places you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air a temperature of 18 Celsius 25 Celsius. While with a height of 3,428 m, is the largest volcano and the second highest in Java.

If the weather is good, Navan Town can be seen from Baturraden, as well as Cilacap and Nusa Kambangan.

When we see mount slamet, we can see the slopes that covered by forests Heterogeneous. Recreation in serving Baturraden wild mountains and desolate valley dotted waterfalls and hot springs sulfur and shower.

In this place

In this place we can enjoy a variety of toys, viewing tower, Botanical Garden, Swimming Pool. Hot water baths, Kintamani, a pool slide, water bike, cable car, and the zoo Widya Mandala.

After Baturaden Park. On the way to the post I found many branches trajectory, which is a street rat that many made by the locals.

Along the way hikers will pass through a stream. After that the lane back flat and dish with a gaping chasm on the right side of the track. To arrive at the post 1 needed time for 3 hours.

After post 1 the lane began to climb with a dish of lush forest and beautiful, for 2 hours. To arrive at the post 3 takes over 3 hours with a trajectory that is not so uphill.

Vegetation in post 3 is still within the confines of tropical rain forest. Climbers will melipir on a thin ridge at an altitude of 1664 meters above sea level.

The area was named Igir Leiangar. After post 4, precisely at the peak of Mount Malang, will encounter lane intersection with Kaliwadas. Then the journey continues towards the Plawangan, then turn right towards the peak Slamet.

Central Java

Karimunjawa Island is The Caribbean of Java

February 17, 2016

Karimunjawa island is the Java Sea which is located in the districts Jepara, Central Java.

Underwater life with various types of biota, white sandy beaches and small islands are beautiful.

The people around also very friendly.

Now a lot of foreign tourists who visit there. However I didn't have time to take a picture with them.


The name of KarimunJawa given by Sheikh Amir Hasan

The name Karimun Jawa given by Sheikh Amir Hasan the son of Sunan Muria and also a student of Sunan Kudus.

Because children and students the propaganda of islam in java and then discarded to the island.

The history of Karimun jawa can be enjoyed now by religious tourism.


Visiting the mosque.

Some tombs like the Tomb of Sunan Nyamplungan, the tomb of Sayid Kambang and tomb, Syed Abdullah who is located in the village.

The Caribbean of Java

The beauty Karimunjawa like in the Caribbean, have in common a number of small islands. It has unique, diverse biota and beautiful coral reef.

The sea also very beautiful, because you'll forget all memories with your ex.

Some of tourist beaches and nature attractions to visit is.


  • The pool Sharks
  • Legon Lele Beach
  • Hill Nyamplungan
  • Joko Tuo Hill
  • The Coastal Edge Gelam
  • Nirwana Beach and all
Meanwhile in the village Kemojan, there are barracuda Beach, Stone beach wedding and Tracking Mangrove Forest.

In Joko Tuo Hill you'll find a wonderful view of the hills opposite the small town.

This hill called Joko Tuo because here the framework of fish Joko Tuo is a giant fish, type of whale. The length of 3 meters and fish including the rare fish. and can also do mountain tracking and hiking.

This is very fun. If you are visiting with family, children can learn increasing natural intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and the ability of adversity.

Activities

  • Swimming with sharks
Karimunjawa tourism areas

Provide a sensational experience to swim and play with the sharks.

Shark species enough benign and don't attack human. You don't be afraid. However, when anxiety continues, you can try the thrill of swimming with sharks more petite in captivity.


  • Snorkeling
Don't miss the opportunity to snorkel

Don't miss the opportunity to snorkeling!

There are several places to snorkeling as Menjangan, Small Menjangan, Middle, Tanjung Gelam Beach and Pine Besa.


You just choose the most suitable package.

  • Diving on the wreck of Shipwrecks
You'll waste of time if you not prepare a diving license you to explore deeper undersea paradise which was amazing.


You'll get to experience diving

You'll get to experience diving near the carcasses shipwreck. Points shipwrecks not just one, but many.

Call it for example Reefs Ship, Shipwreck Pinisi, Shipwreck Indonoor, and the most popular is Shipwreck Biblis which has a propeller of bronze decorated with many charming soft coral.


  • Floating Lodge
This is clearly and amazing experience


This is clearly and amazing experience. You can relax while staying at the floating.

In the tourist area, you can try staying in Turtles Resort or Wisma Apung to feel the sensation of living in the middle of the sea.

Don't forget about the culinary!

Have a square that became a culinary center. If you feeling hungry, come to the square and ordering some servings of food there

Menus are presented in this square is mostly seafood menu. Enjoy a dish of seafood in the square will certainly feel different because we enjoyed in Karimunjawa.

Enjoy your holiday :)




Central Java

Borobudur Temple Seven Wonders of The World

September 10, 2015

I'm so glad, school make an event.

The most interesting is when the homeroom teacher said "Every class must make clothes according to the design of each".


Ya, our school is an art. So this must be made to different from others.


After the final exam school. I and my friends, including our teacher doing to a study tour.


It's a enlightenment to the students and help to know more about history in Indonesia.


Departing at 09.00pm - 05.00am. It's quite far distances we travel.


But, we had all the sights in the way. It's fun!


Borobudur temple is tourist site Indonesia is one of seven wonders of the world and the wonders of human culture.

The largest Buddhist temple are located in Indonesia. As the population of Indonesia is an obligation to visit although only one time in his life.

Grandeur, beauty and uniqueness

Grandeur, beauty and uniqueness built by the Sailendra dynasty between the years 750-842 AD.

And confirmed as one of the seven wonders of the world and in 1991 established by UNESCO in the World Heritage List (World Wonder Heritages).

Wide monuments Borobudur Indonesia is 123 x 123 m with a building height of 34.5 m and has 1460 reliefs, 504 Buddha statues, and 72 stupas.


Has 10 levels (Bodhisattva that must pass to reach the perfection of the Buddha). 10 levels consists of six levels of a square, circular level 3 circular and a main stupa as a peak.

Borobudur monuments was built as a symbol of many stages in the Buddha theory. When viewed from above, will be shaped mandala (the traditional form of Buddhism). Mandala is the centerpiece of a combination of Buddhist and Hindu art.


The basic shape of the many Hindu and Buddhist monuments mandalas is a square with four entry points and the center point of the circular. Both in terms of exterior and interior.

Borobudur symbolize the three zones of consciousness level plus one main area which describes perfection or nirvana.

History Borobudur Temple

Estimated construction began during the Sailendra dynasty, around the 9th century under the reign of King Samaratungga.

Name the architect of the temple complex is named Gunadarma which has been successfully designing remarkable buildings though not familiar with computer systems and other advanced technologies.

The largest complex construction could be completed approximately 50 to 70 years later.

The origin of the name is taken from the Sanskrit 'Vihara Buddha Uhr' meaning Buddhist Monastery on the Hill.



Borobudur had been buried

Borobudur had been buried by volcanic ash massive eruption of Mount Merapi in about the year 950 AD and was discovered in 1814 when the British occupied Indonesia.


Governor-General Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles heard about the discovery of giant archaeological object in Bumisegoro village, Magelang.

Because great interest the history of Java (Raffles also wrote the book History of Java, 1817). Raffles immediately ordered H.C. Cornelius, a Dutch engineer, to investigate the discovery of the location was a hill covered with shrubs.


Activities

  • You can Studying Literary Arts and Culture

If you are lovers of literary arts and culture, here can be an interesting experience. You can read and observe the relief panels on the wall stones.

In order for this relief story can be read in sequence, you have to walk around the temple in a clockwise direction.

Starting from the east to the lowest level and walked around to go back to the initial entrance, then up the stairs to the next level.


Do this continuously until at levels above to get the story in sequence and intact. If you are having difficulty reading the story in relief. Don't worry, because there are services that are ready to help guide you.

  • Souvenir hunting

Not complete it if visiting tourist spots without bringing souvenirs typical tourist destinations. If you want to hunt for souvenirs, you can buy them in a row of souvenir stalls are not far.

Various souvenirs available here. Such as bags, shirts, keychains, hats and miniature. The price also varies, use your bargaining skills as possible.

  • Camerawork

Bring your camera, to get the most beautiful moment while on vacation. Because, views of the sunrise and sunset at Borobudur temple is very beautiful.

Facilities

Provides accommodation facilities are quite complete, such as hotel / lodging, restaurants, souvenir shops, gas stations, and means of communication.

Around the area also a lot of carriage (a type of carriage) which could be used to take a walk around.

While in complez tgemple, there is also a train engine if you are tired or lazy to walking, and inside there are also a museum that can be visited. . . . .