Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Paradise Island in Belitung

Paradise Island
Paradise Island
Kaolin lake located in the Bangka Belitung Islands have all-white panorama. a paradise for photographers, and more spectacular with the light blue water.

Walk to the Bangka Belitung Islands, east of the island of Sumatra, not just talk about the beauty of the beach with large rocks. You can see another charm that is not less interesting, such as Lake Kaolin with all-white sandstone.

Kaolin lake is located at Jalan Murai, or about 15 minutes from downtown Tanjungpandan. This beautiful lake has a dazzling white sandstone.

Kaolin lake is often referred to as the Kaolin Mine Lake. because actually it is a mine in Belitung. All of these minerals to be income for residents in the vicinity. But now, the mining activity was not operating as usual. Kaolin mining scars forming the holes dug with a form that is big enough.

Switch from its role as supporting the economy for the people of the Belitung Islands, the lake is a paradise, especially for lovers of photography. The structure and unique blend of natural colors is an added value for belitung island.

Rocks at Kaolin is white and blue of the lake water into an unusual sight. Natural landscape is also being targeted as a location for beautiful photography. Unlike the White crater that has a sulfur smell, Lake Kaolin has no smell of sulfur.

Now, through natural processes, such as Kaolin as if forming an artificial lake with stunning beauty. As the sun rose, blue and white colors of this lake would appear to change color to golden. The painting of this nature have been hypnotized all travelers who come.

When dry season comes, the depth of the lake began to recede. At that moment, travelers will see the mounds resemble refined sugar or white snow. Here, tourists can still participate or to see the direct attraction of indigenous children Belitung Island.

Indeed, the natural beauty of the island is able to make the tourists gasp. Who would have thought of this lake into a haven of elegant photography.

Paradise Island
Paradise Island

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

back to the ancient megalith in southern Sumatra

After Subak in Bali, UNESCO also lists Pagaralam City, located in South Sumatera as a candidate World Heritage Site. This megalithic heritage town has a variety of destinations that can make tourists fascinated.

Pagaralam megalithic heritage sites in South Sumatra, was registered as a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not surprisingly, the city covering an area of ​​633 square kilometers has many historical tourist potential.

Here, you can see some of the megalithic relic of the estimated more than 1,000 years old. Where the discovery of the relics of which are: Hamlet Atungbungsu plantations, coffee plantations Cawang Old Hamlet, TegurWangi old, Cape Aro, and Mingkik.

Do not be surprised if, in the middle of the plantation you find a statue with a variety of shapes, carvings, and size. Hamlet TegurWangi for example, there are paintings made of slate! Human-like paintings that are on the stone as high as about 10 meters and 13 meters wide. In addition to the painting there is also a painting strokes with a smaller size.

In Atungbungsu plantation, there is a collection of gong-shaped stone that has a very large size. If calculated, the stones have a height of about 1 meter, 2 meter width, and length of about 5 meters. These rocks have a form that is still intact.


Moreover, in this area there are also sculptures of human body shape. Just look closely, you will find rocks that are similar to MAOI on Easter Island! That said, this location becomes the center of government at the time of the megaliths.

There are many unique megalithic relics that can be visited. Some of them are stone grave site in Tanjung Aro, Pasemah, and several other statues are numbered in the thousands.

Well, in addition to seeing thousands of megalithic sites, the city also has other tourist destinations that are not less interesting. The grandeur of Mount Dempo as settings for this city has a magnet for tourists.

In addition, the traveler can walk around and feel the coolness of nature Pagaralam City. Mountains, forests, waterfalls, and megalithic sites, is a destination that can be selected. Unfortunately, many existing tourism potential should be constrained by transportation limitations.

Regardless of the limitations of the City Pagaralam, Pagaralam is still one of the cultural heritage and natural heritage that deserves to be your destination.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Rafflesia Arnoldi Flower in Bengkulu

Rafflesia Arnoldi
Rafflesia Arnoldi

Indonesia is very rich, not only cultural but also flora and fauna. Indonesia has some of the flora or rare plants, such as flowers Rafflesia Arnoldi, known as carrion flowers. This giant flower has a characteristic that is able to invite a lot of attention.

Rafflesia Arnoldi is one of the rare plant that only grows in the southern part of Sumatra, especially in the province of Bengkulu. in 1818, a British lieutenant of Thomas Stamford Raffles and Dr. Arnoldy who was then serving as governor of Bengkulu and botanist, is the person who first discovered this plant in Bengkulu.

The largest part of the Flower Raflesia Arnoldi are five petals that surround the inside, which looks like a barrel-shaped mouth. At the base of the barrel-shaped, there are stamens or pistil, depending on their gender, male or female.  Separation of the stamens and pistils are making a foul-smelling flower fertilization is rather difficult. It takes the help of insects, wind, or water in order to make flower Rafflesia Arnoldi can bloom.

Rafflesia Arnoldi
Rafflesia Arnoldi
Rafflesia Arnoldi growth time can take up to nine months, and if the flowers are blooming, it will only last for a week. No wonder, if not many tourists who are lucky enough to see the flowers that usually bloom in August through November.

When in bloom, Raflesia Arnoldi can have up to 1 meter diameter, and weighed about 11 pounds. These flowers will emit a bad odor, but this smell will attract insects to approach it, thus enabling conception to happen.

Rafflesia Arnoldi flora conservation in the Region of 'Tropical forests Tourism' offered by Kepahiang is located in the 'Village Tebat Monok'. It is about 60 km from the city of Bengkulu, it can be easily achieved, because it is close to transportation routes. The area is still included in the 'protected forest area', keep distinctiveness of great value, which is one of the habitats of rare flora Amorphophallus.

During the month of March to November, the area is always crowded with tourists. Visitors who come also making it an educational tour, especially the tourists who come from educational institutions.

Pristine forest, would give the atmosphere of adventure, for you are the adventurous and those of you who love the outdoors.

The largest ancient temple complex in Indonesia

indonesia tourism
Muaro  Jambi temple complex

If Cambodia has Angkor Wat, and there is Bagan in Myanmar, Indonesia also has a vast temple complex. The temple complex is Muaro Jambi, which is located on the banks of the River Batang Hari, Jambi Province.

What astonished the world with the existence of Angkor Wat. His name is known almost in every country, as a very beautiful temple complex and nuanced spiritual. Similarly, Bagan, a city in Myanmar is almost entirely covered by a collection of magnificent temples. But you know, Indonesia also had the same thing.

indonesia tourism
indonesia tourism

Muaro Jambi temple complex is a relic of the Kingdom of Srivijaya, and the kingdom of Malay. As the name implies, this complex is located in District Muaro Sebo, Muaro Jambi regency. Its location right on the Batang Hari River, about 26 kilometers east of the city of Jambi.

In 1823, a British lieutenant named S.C. Crooke found this site. At that time, he was doing the mapping in Batang Hari River basin for military purposes. At that time the lieutenant did not realize, that he had found the largest temple complex in Indonesia.

The total area covers 260 acres, extending in the direction of flow of Batang Hari River. The complex has 61 temples. In the complex has also been found trenches and ponds, where the ancient people hold water. There are also 85 pieces of 'menapo', is, the temple ruins buried in the ground.

indonesia tourism
indonesia tourism
Based on the official website of tourism in Indonesia, the complex is thought to originate from the 11th century BC. Buddhism is still a dominant feature here, although there are also some Hindu buildings. Interestingly, there are many ancient relics from various regions of the world such as China.

There is a bronze gong carved Chinese writing found on this site. Based on research, this gong was taken during the Song Dynasty, around the 11th century and the 12th century BC. There are also several statues of Hindu, Buddhist mantras are carved in gold paper, there are also goods made ​​of bronze studded with precious stones!

All findings indicated that bilateral relations between Indonesia with some royal dynasty China. In addition, there is also a small man-made mountain that local people are called Sengalo Hill or Silver Hill Temple.

That said, the site was once a complex of Buddhist education center. Tantric Buddhism is believed to be the religion of the majority, with the discovery of a carved slab of mantra 'wajra' in a temple. There are nine Buddhist temples that have been restored, the temple Kotomahligai, Kedaton, Building One, Building Two, Gumpung, Tinggi, Telago Rajo, Kembar Batu, and Astano Temple.

indonesia tourism
indonesia tourism
Since mid-2007, restoration efforts and the development of some of the ruins of the temple 'menapo' work done. Since then, the site was used again as a venue for religious holidays. Vesak celebration which is a great day Buddhists also take place here. Celebrations in Muaro Jambi has been included in the national agenda in addition to Borobodur Temple, Central Java.

indonesia tourism
indonesia tourism

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Perfection of Central Kalimantan

borneo kalimantan
Natural Borneo save a lot of natural wonders, ranging from dense jungle to charming orangutans. Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, you can find it all and adventure in it.

For those more adventurous, Tanjung Puting National Park should not be missed. Unspoiled jungle will challenge your adrenaline while exploring it. There is also a unique wildlife and protected in this place, the orangutan. You can interact and play with it up close, funny!

This national park has an area about the size of the island of Bali and has become a national park in 1982. Tanjung Puting also became the first location in Indonesia as an orangutan rehabilitation center.

It takes a long journey and no small cost to visit this national park. Generally, the traveler to spend up to one week to explore the Tanjung Puting. With the broad reach 400,000 hectares, you can spend traveling through the river to land.

borneo kalimantan
Sekonyer River

You can explore Sekonyer River in the park. On either side of the river, there is a very amazing jungle. No wonder, Borneo is worth mentioning as the lungs of the world because of thick forests. Prepare the camera, because scenes like this will rarely be found. On the edge of Sekonyer River there are also several guesthouses and homestays.

There are three orangutan rehabilitation center in the Cape of Good Hope, Tanggui Cottage, and Camp Leakey. In these places, you can see funny animals that exist only on the island of Borneo. Orangutan has a variety of sizes, you can hold the babies are cute and interact with them. Not only that, you can see the behavior of these animals when eating or hanging in trees towering.

In addition to the orangutan, there are many species endemic to this place, among others, proboscis monkey, bear, bobcat, deer, and tiger. you can see these animals while exploring a variety of forest types. Forest types such as lowland tropical rain forest, dry land forests, freshwater swamp forest, mangrove forest, beach forest and secondary forest.

The atmosphere of a typical forest of Borneo will be an unforgettable experience. A wide range of wildlife and forest types, a proof of the perfection of Kalimantan as the lungs of the world.

borneo kalimantan
Sekonyer River

Proboscis Largest Habitat, in the Middle Barito River

borneo kalimantan
Proboscis Monkey

Proboscis is the mascot of South Kalimantan, especially Banjarmasin who became its capital. You can see their native habitat in Kaget Island who are in the midst of Barito River.

This is a unique species of monkeys. Proboscis has a long nose and a flushed face. There is a reason this one species of monkeys used as the mascot of South Kalimantan in particular Banjarmasin city. One is, because their habitat is located in the administrative area.

Kaget island is the land that was in the middle of the River Barito. This island has been designated as a nature reserve since 1976. In addition to the original habitat proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), the island is also enlivened by long-tailed monkeys and several species of birds.

Barito itself is one of the longest river in Borneo. Length not less than 900 kilometers, or roughly along the island of Java! Well, Kaget Island located 12 kilometers from the headwaters of the Barito. The island is included in the administrative district Tabunganen.

borneo kalimantan

Because pristine condition, Kaget Island much in demand by the traveler and adventurer. Its main activity is to see the direct daily activities of the proboscis monkeys and long-tailed monkeys.

The best time to visit is at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST, when they're out to find food. Bekantan favorite foods are fruits, especially the fruit of  rambai tree is widely grown in Kaget Island.

To reach this place, from Banjarmasin city, you can use a wooden boat (with approximately 1.5 hour trip) or speedboat (about 1 hour trip) to arrive on the island.

Arriving in Kaget Island, do not be surprised if proboscis monkey welcome you from the trees!

borneo kalimantan

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sensing Wildlife in Borneo Kalimantan

borneo kalimantan
borneo kalimantan
For you lovers of special interest tours, vacation must try to 'Sentarum Lake National Park'(SLNP). There, tourists can catch crocodiles, exploring the woods, and go put out the burning bush. Fun!

Sentarum Lake National Park ( SLNP ) in West Kalimantan are offering different tours. There are many exciting activities to do while in there, like catching a crocodile, see raptors (birds of prey), or participate in a burning forest fire fighting.

it is not difficult to reach this region. You can use the plane to Pontianak, then proceed by road. but do not forget to contact the party responsible for the national park before coming, so that all your needs can be provided.

Start your holiday by enjoying the morning air of Bukit Tekenang, from which the national park must have seemed perfect. Enjoy the beauty of the panorama of the lake and the landscape of  SLNP . Looking at the sky and see the birds of prey flying free. Look at the grace of an eagle in flight. Be witness to greatness.

borneo kalimantan
borneo kalimantan

Still from the Mount Tekenang, point your binoculars at the trees in front. Look at the long-tailed monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) were having hanging from one branch to another branch.

Well, for those of you who love exploring the woods, should not miss this one activity, jungle tracking at Forest Hill Semujan. Inhale deeply, feel every breath of fresh air that enters your lungs.

The trees will enhance the adventurer in your every move. Do not get hung on the line, enjoy your journey by look around, who knows you will see the proboscis monkey, which was hung on a tree branch.

SLNP vacation also invites you to preserve the forest. One way is by participate in forest fire suppression activities. Together with national park officials, every tourist who comes will be invited to join the fire that burned most of the forest of Borneo Kalimantan.

Well, one of the activities that are also not to be missed is capture the alligator. Hiii! It might seem scary, this activity is one of the favored  SLNP . Of the watchful eye of the crocodile expert!

So, what are you waiting? Go on vacation to Sentarum Lake National Park (SLNP), and feel the wild life in the Heart of Borneo.
borneo kalimantan
borneo kalimantan

Fights Cane Culture in Lombok

about lombok
about lombok

Lombok is not only rich in natural scenery. There are also fights cane culture, which has become hereditary tradition.

Peresean is a dangerous sport that has become a culture in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Two participants race known as Pepadu cane, wearing a traditional cloth sasak with bare-chested. They are holding a cane and a shield of sheepskin.

Both attacked each other, and find opponents weakness. Pepadu allowed to hit the entire upper body, from waist to head. They attacked each other and find opponents weakness.

This tradition can be found easily in Lombok. Peresean was also held with the intention as of gratitude for the blessings of Almighty.
about lombok
about lombok
about lombok
about lombok
about lombok
about lombok
about lombok
about lombok

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

List of attractions in Bali

Bali Tourism Map
Bali Tourism Map
In Bali there are so many sights, and very suitable place to visit, for those of you who thirst for travel. Now the island of Bali has conjured domestic and foreign tourists for its natural beauty and uniqueness of its culture.

Its strategic location, Located in between Java and The island of Lombok (NTB). Denpasar is the provincial capital located on the southern island. The majority of Balinese are Hindu. In the world, Bali is famous as a tourist destination with a unique variety of art-culture, especially for the Japanese, and Australia. Island of the Gods (Pulau Dewata) and who has a Thousand Temple Island (Pulau Seribu Pura) is another name of the island of Bali.

To know and allow you to search for attractions on the island of the Gods, here we summarize a list of tourist attractions for vacations in Bali:

1. Kuta beach.

Kuta is located in Badung regency, is 1.5 km from Ngurah Rai Airport and can be reached by 5 minutes, and 20 minutes from downtown Denpasar. This area is a tourist destination abroad, and has become a mainstay tourist island of Bali since the early 70's. Kuta beach are often referred to as beach sunset (sunset beach) as opposed to Sanur beach. Kuta beach is located on the southern island of Bali.

2. Sanur beach.

Sanur beach is a famous tourist place on the island of Bali. This place is located just east of the city of Denpasar. Sanur beach to be the location for surfing (surfing). Mainly because, the surf beaches of Sanur is famous among international tourists. Not far off there is also the location of Sanur beach diving and snorkeling. Because the condition is a friendly, dive sites can be used by divers of all skill levels. Sanur beach is also known as the Sunrise beach (Sunrise Beach) as opposed to Kuta Beach

3. Dreamland beach

Dreamland Bali is situated on a hill Unggasan, one path to Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK). 'Location of dreamland beach' very remote, and you should ask the local people there after you pass the Garuda Wisnu Kencana. Dreamland beach surrounded by cliffs towering, and surrounded by a fairly large rocks around the coast. This coastal location is in Bali Pecatu Graha complex (Kuta Golf Link Resort) which is about 30 minutes from Kuta beach.

4. Seminyak

Seminyak beach (some people call Dhyanapura Coast) lies in the region of village of Seminyak, Kuta district Badung county, this beach has a very soft sand and gently sloping. Near the coast there are many restorant, hotel or villa. So many foreign tourists who come, even local tourists. Seminyak beach locations into one with double six beach.

5. GWK

GWK Representative of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana, symbolized by a statue of the god Vishnu, who stands erect on the hill Unggasan. Statue of the god Vishnu has a height of 20 meters. At GWK tourist attractions, visitors can enjoy views of sunrise and sunset.

6. Sukawati

Sukawati art market is very well known to the world. 'Sukawati Art Market' located in the village of Gianyar regency Stanger. The distance from Denpasar airport about 30 kilometers, which you can travel by car for 45 minutes. Sukawati art market is very well known for selling clothes and traditional Balinese crafts, with a very low price. Batik clothing which has ornaments Bali.

7. Bedugul Botanical Gardens

Bedugul, located in District Baturiti, Tabanan regency of Bali. The distance is about 62.6 km or about 1 hour 14 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and 40 km from Singaraja town by traveling overland. Bedugul offers beautiful mountain and lake scenery.

8. Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot is one of the famous sights on the island of Bali. Located in the Village Beraban, District Kediri, Tabanan Regency. The distance is about 13 km to the west of the city of Tabanan. From the Ngurah Rai airport can be reached in less than 1 hour with a motor vehicle if there is no congestion.

9. Nusa Dua

Located at the far end, the southeastern island of Bali, and is about 40 kilometers from the city of Denpasar. From the Ngurah Rai International Airport is less over 8 kilometers, or about thirty minutes away by car.
Nusa Dua as one of the resorts in Bali, so impressed by the glitz and very well organized. Cleanliness is maintained, and preserved trees. For those of you who want to stay at the hotel resort, then this place is the perfect place for you to stay.

10. Art Centre

Art center of Bali (Bali Cultural Park) is a complex of buildings and the stage is set for the staging of art and the development of Balinese art.

Continued on part 2 Various Tourist Attraction in Bali

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

There's a cool engraving Dayak, in this village

Dayak carvings and culture
Dayak carvings and culture
Not many people know about the existence of Kampung Batu Buroq in West Kutai, East Kalimantan. Though this village has a wealth of Dayak art and beautiful carvings.

A tasteful art can be born of local knowledge of a region. In this village there is a traditional performing arts studio located in Kampung Batu Buroq, Jempang District, West Kutai district, East Kalimantan. named Panahat Bura.

Carved arches, with a fence of wooden sculptures of human intangibles, to be welcoming the arrival of every guest visiting the Panahat Bura art gallery.

Dayak carvings and culture
Dayak carvings and culture
When set foot in this art gallery there is something amazing, the detail carvings and ornaments at each pole of wood used for construction of an art gallery is very thorough. starting from visitor seating, stairs, statues, wooden poles, up to the fence are all carved with ornaments typical of Dayak.

Dayak carvings and culture
In fact, the supporting timber house on stilts was also made ​​of the statues were carved. During this time, pole rafters are used by home Lamin (typical Dayak longhouse) is usually just a plain wooden pole. Uniquely, the wood carvings in every wood Panahat Bura dominated by animal lizard.

Some tourists had to stop in this village, and enjoy a traditional dance in the Panahat Bura studio arts. Yes, like some other cultural tourist village in West Kutai, Kampung Batu Buraq can organize traditional dances typical Dayak Benuaq welcoming guests, according to the demands of the visitors are concerned.

Unfortunately, access roads and transportation facilities was less support to reach this village. The roads are still made ​​from the ground with some hollow sections and muddy. But, if you come to the West Kutai, especially Jempang area, lest you miss the Kampung Batu Buraq. A remote place that is rich in artistic taste.

Dayak carvings and culture
Dayak carvings and culture

Monday, July 9, 2012

Solo Culinary Tourism

Solo is one of the culinary tourism destination. With relatively low prices, we can always choose food, snacks, and drinks are delicious. The specialty of Solo is a city that has kept alive the culinary all day - 24 hours.
culinary in the solo, is:

1. Tengkleng

tengkleng solo
Tengkleng is a kind of curry goat food, but do not use coconut milk gravy. Tengkleng contents are the bones of a goat with a little meat on them, along with satay bowel, brain and other organs such as eyes, ears, cheeks, legs and others.
Tengkleng will taste delicious to eat, when we eat away a bit of meat attached to the bone and suck the contents of the bones.
Info sites:
- Ibu Ediyem stalls, besides The gate Klewer Market - Open from early morning.
- Ibu Tentrem stalls, Jalan Lt. Sutoyo, Bibis - Open from early morning.

2. Cabuk Rambak

Cabuk rambak solo
Cabuk Rambak
Cabuk Rambak is a major food made ​​from diamond. Wearing a diamond called Gendar Janur, because rice is cooked in woven coconut / palm leaves are still young.
What distinguishes the food in other areas are diamond marinade. Cabuk Rambak use sesame seasoning fried with coconut milk, chili, garlic, nutmeg and brown sugar.
Special food is eaten with Karak, a type of rice cracker with basic ingredients. More unique anymore, because we use a stick to enjoy.
Info sites:
- Can also be found in the Market Windujenar / Ngarsopuro Night Market on Saturday night.

3. Satay Buntel

Satay Buntel
Satay Buntel
Sate Buntel is typical goat satay of Solo, which is made of chopped goat meat, flavored with onion and pepper and then wrapped with goat fat. Eaten with soy sauce, sliced ​​chili, red onion, shredded cabbage and tomatoes. Another menu is kikil goat satay, and Curried marrow.

Info sites:
- Sate Kambing Tambak Segaran. Sutan Syahrir road No.39 Widuran. Open at 9:00 pm.

4. Pecel Ndeso

pecel ndeso of Solo culinary tourism
Pecel Ndeso
Pecel Ndeso Solo is rice pecel made ​​from brown rice, mixed with vegetables which contain leaves and plants ranging from ningkir, petai china, turi flowers and green beans, white or black sesame sauce. Eaten with fried eels, stingrays wader fried, fried eggs, sausage solo, bongko (red bean and coconut), gembrot (coconut and leaves simbukan), and iso fried brain fried.
Info sites:
- Waroeng Tempo Doeloe, Jl Dr. Supomo 55 mbeling Markets Solo.
- Windujenar Market area, especially on Saturday night.
- Also sold by the seller of the food is around the village.

5. Nasi Liwet

Nasi liwet of Solo culinary tourism
Nasi Liwet
Liwet rice is a typical food of the most famous Solo. Is rice cooked with chicken broth, which makes the rice was tasty and flavorful cuisine. The rice is mixed with vegetable squash, cooked a little spicy, coupled with hard-boiled eggs pindang, the shredded chicken meat, kumut (made from coconut milk thickened). Presented by using banana leaves instead of plates.
Info sites:
- Warung Nasi Liwet Wongso Lemu, Keprabon  open from 18.00 pm.
- Warung Nasi Liwet Solo Baru in around the roundabout - open from 18.00 pm.

6. Timlo Solo

Timlo solo of Solo culinary tourism
Timlo Solo
Timlo Solo is a clear soup dish, which consists of sausage, chopped chicken, chicken egg pindang, and slices of chicken liver and gizzard. The menu is eaten with white rice sprinkled with fried onions. In contrast to other areas, do not wear TimloSolo soup and mushrooms.
Info sites:
- Timlo Sastro, east of Pasar Gede - Open at 7:00 pm.
- Timlo Solo, Jalan Urip Sumoharjo - Open hours 9:00 to 21:00 pm.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

visited the home of Gods at Dieng Plateau

indonesian tourism
Lake Warna
Dieng Plateau is believed to be the abode of the gods. No wonder, if in this place there is a historic temple complex. Located at an altitude of thousands of feet, Dieng also will make you fall in love with its natural beauty.

This area is located in the village of Dieng, District Kejajar, Wonosobo district, or 26 km north of the City Wonosobo. Not a bit of domestic and foreign traveler who visited this place. There are spread of tea gardens, green scenery, fresh air and the sunrise was charming.

Dieng derived from Sanskrit is "Di" meaning high place and "Hyang," which means place of the gods. You can find a temple complex in the region. The temples are named according to the beliefs and the characters of Mahabharata epic, such as Bima, Gatotkaca, Arjuna and Srikandi. It is estimated, these temples were used by Hindus to worship.

indonesian tourism
Temple Dieng
Not only the temple, a stretch of nature in this place is really tempting. The cool air will you feel when you set foot in this region, which has an altitude of 2,000 masl. Prepare your jacket, due to occasional heavy fog will come to this place.

There are plenty of natural beauty, which you can see on the Dieng Plateau, including Lake Warna, craters, the temple complex, and also stretch the tea plantation. There is also Dieng Pletau Theater featuring documentaries about nature, culture, and volcanic activity at Dieng Plateau.

As the sun about to rise, walk to the summit. You will feel the warmth of the sun. Yes, the Sun began to emerge, and warms whoever was at the funeral of the gods. You must capture this beautiful moment  in your camera.

You can also interact with the people Dieng and chatting with them. If you want to stay, there are many homestay with prices ranging from tens to hundreds thousands of rupiah.

You will find a natural charm that was exquisite in the Dieng Plateau. Welcome been to place the wake of the gods and see its natural grandeur.

indonesian tourism
The nature of Dieng

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fall in love with Lake Kelimutu

Lake Kelimutu
Lake Kelimutu

Exotic natural attractions of Mount Kelimutu, the only place in the form of mountain tourism as well as lakes in Indonesia, Mount Kelimutu classified as a volcano, located in the province of  East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), more precisely on the island of Flores, Pemo Village, District Flores, Ende. Kelimutu mountain has a very unique craters, the crater that has three different color which is often called the lake kelimutu. uniqueness of the lake is the main attraction for the traveler.

The three colors also have different meanings, the third name of the lake is Lake Tiwu Mbupu Ata, which is where the souls of the parents, Lake Tiwu Ata Polo are occupied by the spirits of the wicked and the Lake Tiwu Nuamuri Koofai gathering place for young children's spirits. The third lake is believed to be the gathering place of the spirits and sacred by the local community. Kelimutu crater each have different colors, are red, blue, and white.

Lake Kelimutu
Lake Kelimutu
It's take a bit of a struggle to be able to enjoy the natural charm of Kelimutu Lake that truly captivating. . You have to walk three miles and pass along the 236 steps to reach the peak of Kelimutu. Along the way, there are many animals and pine forests which you will pass.

After a physically draining, the beauty of Lake Kelimutu will make you forget everything. Three different pretty colors seems to be releasing your thirst. With the clouds on it and a blue sky, view the three lakes that are red, white, and blue, becomes a perfect scenery.

Prepare your camera and shoot every detail of the lake. If lucky, you can see the colors of the lake has changed, like the color red to green, etc.. This is caused by a factor of mineral deposits, moss and rocks in the crater and also the influence of sunlight. For the traveler, it is worth mentioning one of the best scenery in the world.

Although known as a funeral for the souls, the beauty of Lake Kelimutu will not be refuted. Especially if you are visiting at the time of sunrise. There will be a golden light that blends with the three lakes are quiet and charming.

Lake Kelimutu
Lake Kelimutu

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Solo Batik Carnival

Solo Batik Carnival
Solo Batik Carnival
No need to Sao Paulo, Brazil to see the fashion carnival. The city of Solo in Central Java also has a Solo Batik Carnival (SBC) which is not less glorious costumes. Solo Batik Carnival (SBC) successfully attracted thousands of spectators. Solo Batik Carnival held a carnival which confirms batik as an icon of Solo. Solo is famous as the city of batik. Village Laweyan and Village Kauman prove it. Batik has grown and evolved into a batik business in the small village for hundreds of years.

The main costumes are made ​​from a luxurious and magnificent batik and colored lights, making the special performances of Solo Batik Carnival. No wonder the thousands of spectators coming from various places and crowded streets that serve as the location of the parade. Implementation date Solo Batik Carnival is always changing every year, but starting in 2009 Solo Batik Carnival is always held in June.

Solo Batik Carnival (SBC) is followed by no less than 250 participants. Not just local participants, Solo Batik Carnival (SBC) is also enlivened by Miss Indonesia, among others, Miss Indonesia, Miss Environment, and Miss Tourism.

Each year, Solo Batik Carnival brings a different theme such as "Mask", "Flower of the world", and "Miracle Legend". These themes are then translated through the costume design of the participants that unique and creative. 'The style of classical batik' combined with 'contemporary batik' and decorated with beads and the crown, making the costumes more lively. Currently Solo Batik Carnival continues to improve itself in order to become one of the carnival were taken into account in the international arena.

Started From Sriwedari Stadium, then pass through Slamet Riyadi Street eastwards towards Gladag roundabout, then turn left into Sudirman Street and will end at City Hall of Surakarta. The distance of more than 3 kilometers.

The participants waddle in the street with a cool costume. Well the difference with the carnival in Brazil, there is no carnival participants which uses a decorated car. The parade conducted on foot.

Solo Batik Carnival (SBC) is one of the entertainment of the people who are very eagerly awaited, is evident from the enthusiastic crowd that came. Spectators who have been waiting for the carnival since the afternoon, immediately pushed into the middle of the road when the carnival begins.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Beauty of Bunaken's Underwater

bunaken underwater

Who does not know Bunaken? foreign travelers were agreed, Bunaken is the perfect place to dive. There are a variety sorts of fish ornamental and coral reefs who charming in this place. so, Dive into the beauty!

Bunaken at Manado Bay, with an area of ​​8.08 km ², located on the northern island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken is part of the government city of Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi. The around of Bunaken marine park is part of the National Park. You can take it with a speed boat from Manado at a cost of Rp 25,000 per person for 40 minutes.

bunaken underwater
In the Bunaken Marine Park, visitors can see an amazing colorful variety of marine life.
Marine Park waters, allowing people could clearly see the variety of marine life. There are 13 types of coral reefs in this marine park which dominated by marine rocks. The most interesting sights is the coral cliffs that rise vertically downwards as deep as 25-50 meters.

Not only are coral reefs, there are 91 species of fish that are ready to accompany you. The types of fish such as local fish gusimi horse (Hippocampus), white koi (Seriola rivoliana), lolosi yellow tail (Lutjanus kasmira), goropa (Spilotocepsep hinephelus and hypselosoma Pseudanthias), indigo trunk (Scolopsis bilineatus), and others.

Divers can also find mollusks like giant clams (Tridacna gigas), the fish head of the goat (Cassis cornuta), nautilus (Nautilus pompillius), and tunikates or askidian.

bunaken underwater
For those of you who love scuba diving then this place is the best place. There are about 20 point dive, where divers will have the opportunity to swim in the ocean floor with an amazing variety of marine life. Sure, the underwater biota at any point of diving is different and beautiful. Do not forget to visit the Manado Tua, Siladen, and Mantehage, which has a beach that is no less beautiful.

Make sure you visit Bunaken during the best time is between May and August. In this month you can explore the whole of this beautiful marine park. The beauty of Bunaken will hypnotize you. The underwater world is well known by foreign tourists.

How to get there?

To reach Manado, there are options which airlines serve the route, both from Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar and Sorong. From Jakarta, you can choose the Garuda Indonesia, which flies twice a day, Lion Air, 3 times a day and Batavia Air, twice a day, the journey takes approximately 3 hours.

Bunaken Island is very easy to reach from Manado by motor boat. Departing from the seaport, Manado, Molas, Kalasey, and Tasik Ria Beach. Ferry boats from Manado to Bunaken depart at around 14:00 (depending on tides).

bunaken underwater

Design by Wordpress Theme | Bloggerized by Free Blogger Templates | coupon codes | Privacy Policy | author