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 makes 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 it 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, 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 the large eruption of Mount Slamet until then Java will be split into two parts.

At the foot of Mount Slamet is 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

I 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 jump 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 a 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 is 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 constitutes 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 openly until 18:00 pm.

Climbers can prepare all supplies and license 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 is containable water flow, which serves as the village irrigation underneath.

After Holy Tuk, 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.

A 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 climber 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 travels 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 a height of about 640 m above sea level. Baturaden has located only 14 km from the city of Purwokerto associated with the 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 be folding 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.


Java

Holiday Trip to Parangtritis Beach

December 25, 2016

Traveling with the community is fun. We can create events to travel.

This event goes to Parangtritis Beach in Yogyakarta.

I left from 3.00 pm to be picked up by a motorcycle club.

From West Java to Yogyakarta far enough, we came one day to the location.

Travel on a motorcycle is very cool, though tired. but all the fatigue is lost when seeing the beautiful scenery by all means.


A flat tire or a stop

A flat tire or a stop when traveling is common.

Once up, t break is the right time.

Parangtritis beach by citizens of Yogyakarta city is shortened be Paris beach. Because it is most famous in the culture of the city.

And also famous in Yogyakarta with the waves to save a million beauty and mystery. (to the believer)

Located on the southern island of Java, connected to the Indian Ocean.

Hot and strong winds welcomed us while in the tourist area.



Suitable visit by yourself, couples or families. The sunset views Parangtritis beach is not losing with Kuta Beach in Bali.

Which is interesting is the dune or dune sand around the beach.

These dunes are known as the only desert in Southeast Asia. Being here, you'll find it was in Africa because of the vast sea of sand and the air is several degrees very hot of the surrounding area.

According to Parangtritis beach residents who are believed to be the entrance of the supernatural kingdom in the southern sea.


And also used as a location of various rituals both by the palace and the surrounding society.

Sandbanks

It is a unique natural phenomenon in areas that have high rainfall such as Yogyakarta. This sand dune is used as a laboratory by researchers.

According to research, sand dunes formed from volcanic materials of Mount Merapi brought by the river to the sea.

This material is carried by the waves to the mainland and then brought the wind to form a desert with typical highland features.

The process of a sand dune is not so short, it takes thousands of years to carry a lot of sand and form a unique pattern like the deserts in Africa.

The dunes are often used as shootings. Such as pre wedding photos or filming for commercial purposes such as advertisements, video clips, and movies.

According to the community, Parangtritis is called as one of the symbols of trine power in Yogyakarta with Mount Merapi and Sultanate of Yogyakarta.


Have a water element, Mount Merapi has an element of fire, and the royal palace serves as a counterweight to both. If the line is straight, three lines are on the same line from north to south.


Not surprisingly

Not surprisingly, it has an important role for Yogyakarta. There is another belief that Parangtritis beach is the gateway of the Royal Palace of the South Sea led by Kanjeng Ratu Kidul.

Do you believe? Better not at all

That said, the southern queen was like a green color, therefore visitors are not advised to wear green or something bad will happen.

Believe it or not, you should avoid the green color when visiting this attraction.

Around the beach

If you wanna surround, you can walk while enjoying the breeze and the waves of the sea.

Don't want fatigue to run? You can try to walk around the horse riding road.

Or you can also ride a buggy that is ready to surround the beach or rent an ATV


Enjoy roasted corn at sunset

Will be crowded at dusk. Many people set up their own cameras to get the best picture at sunset.

You can sit enjoying roasted corn and coconut ice a lot.

Hunting Souvenirs

There are many merchants who go around offering unique handicrafts in Jogja. But I prefer to hunt to Malioboro.


a beringhardjo market

A beringhardjo market is one of the traditional markets and tourist attractions in Yogyakarta visited by tourists.

I can find batik with various motifs, crafts, snacks, accessories to spices as a producer of traditional herbal medicine.

Hot Water Bath Parawedang

There are plenty of Parawedang hot tubs. This place is unique!

But the results of his research, there is no sulfur in it. Soaking in the bath is believed to treat various skin diseases.

Facilities

Hotels very much. Cheap lodging in Parangtritis beach you can get.


Central Java

Karimunjawa Island is The Caribbean of Java

February 17, 2016

Karimunjawa is the Island of the Java Sea, located in Jepara, Central Java.

Life underwater Karimunjawa Island with various types of biota, white sandy beaches, and small islands are beautiful.

The people around Karimunjawa also very friendly.

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


The name of KarimunJawa given by Sheikh Amir Hasan

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

Because of children and students the propaganda of Islam in Java and then discarded to the island.

The history Karimunjawa 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 beauty of Karimunjawa Islands 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 the tourist beaches and natural attractions to visit is.


  • The pool Sharks
  • Legon Lele Beach
  • Hill Nyamplungan
  • Joko Tuo Hill
  • The Coastal Edge Gelam
  • Nirwana Beach and all around Karimunjawa
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 Karimunjawa Island 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 in Karimunjawa Island.

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 snorkel in Karimunjawa!

There are several places to snorkeling as Menjangan Island, 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 time if you don't 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 much charming soft coral.

Accommodation

This is clearly and amazing experience


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

In the tourist area Karimunjawa Island, 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!

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

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

Enjoy your holiday :)


Central Java

Borobudur Temple Seven Wonders of The World

September 10, 2015

I'm so glad, the school makes an event.

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


Yeah, our school is an art. So this must be made to differ from others.


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




It's an enlightenment to the students and helps to know more about history in Indonesia.


We're leaving at 09:00 pm. It's far enough.


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


Finally, we arrived in Yogyakarta at 5:00 am.

We need a break, then go to Borobudur temple about an hour of Yogyakarta city.

Mm fffiiuuuhh... This morning is fresh.

Our teacher gave instructions, pray and we're done. Let's go!

Before entering temple everyone was given a batik shawl. Then tied to the waist.

As a citizen of Indonesia must visit even once only one time his life.


Borobudur temple Indonesia

Borobudur temple Indonesia is one of seven wonders of the world. And the largest Buddhist in Indonesia, built by Syailendra dynasty.

UNESCO confirmed as one of the seven wonders of the world and in 1991.

The monument Borobudur Temple Indonesia is very wide and height. There are many 3D carving on stone walls, Buddha statues, and stupas.


Borobudur monuments have been made as a symbol in Buddha theory. When viewed from above, in the form of a mandala (the traditional form of Buddhism).


Borobudur Temple's three zones of the plus one main area that illustrate the perfection or Nirvana.


History Borobudur Temple

The construction began on Syailendra dynasty. 9th century under the reign of the King Samaratungga.

Gunadarma is the name of the architect and has managed to design a remarkable building even though he didn't recognize computer systems and advanced technology.

Construction of the largest can be done about 50 to 70 years later.

The origin of the name was taken from the Sanskrit words 'Vihara Buddha Uhr', which means Buddhist Monastery on the top of Hill.



Borobudur has buried

Borobudur has buried by the eruption of Mount Merapi around year 950 AD and found in 1814 when British occupation of Indonesia.

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

Since it was very interested in a history of Java, Raffles also wrote the book History of Java in 1817.

Raffles ordered H.C. Cornelius, an engineer, the Netherlands to investigate the discovery of that location is a hill covered with shrubs.


Activities

  • You can Learn of the Arts in Literature and Culture

If you lovers of literature and culture, this area be an exciting experience. You can read and watch the relief panels in the stones wall of Borobudur Temple.

So the story can read in a row, you must walk around the temple in a clockwise.

Starting from east to lowest level and walked around to return to the entrance to the beginning, then ascend the stairs to the next level.


Do this over and over again until at the highest level to get the story in a row and intact. If you are having trouble reading the story. Don't worry, because there are services that are ready to help guide you.

  • Souvenir hunting

It didn't complete if visiting tourist attractions without souvenirs typical. If the hunt for a souvenir, you can buy it a row of the gift.

A variety of souvenirs available here. Like a bag, shirt, key chains, hat, and miniature. The price also varies, use the ability to haggle with you as best they can. (if you can).

  • Shooting

Take your camera to get the most beautiful while on vacation. Therefore, the sight of sunrise and sunset in Borobudur Temple was very beautiful.


Facilities

Hotel, restaurants, shop as a souvenir, gas stations and means of communication. It was complete.