Dieng Plateau

Dieng Plateau – Dataran Tinggi Dieng or Dieng Plateau is a mountainous area located in Central Java, Indonesia. Dieng Plateau is administratively included in two districts of Wonosobo and Banjarnegara. In Dieng area, there are various kinds of strange natural phenomena as well as beautiful scenery that attract many tourists to visit various kinds of attractions in Dieng.

According to sources from Wikipedia, Dieng Plateau is an active volcanic complex and regarded as a giant volcano that has several peaks and craters. This causes the Dieng plateau area to occur various kinds of an eruption and volcanic nature phenomenon that is very interesting to learn.

Besides being famous for its beautiful and unique scenery, Dieng Plateau Java is also famous for its exciting agricultural and agro-tourism. Tourist attractions in the Dieng Plateau are famous for producing potatoes in Central Java. Potatoes from Dieng region has been enjoyed in various regions in Indonesia.

In addition, Dieng Indonesia is also famous as a producer of Purwaceng (Purwoceng) and Carica are already famous anywhere. As a reminder, Purwaceng is a kind of bush plant that is used as a nutritious herb to increase stamina and endurance. While Carica is an endemic plant in Dieng that has fruit such as papaya but has a more chewy texture, so it is very delicious if their fruit served as sweets and mixed drinks.

 

10 Tourist Attractions in Dieng

Dieng Tourist Attractions – Tourist attractions in Dieng that we will discuss here is a mix of tourist attractions that are in the region of Wonosobo and Banjarnegara. Here are 10 tourist attractions in Dieng Plateau Indonesia which are most interesting to visit during your vacation in Indonesia and Central Java.

1. Sikunir Hill

Sikunir Hill

Sikunir Hill – Credit: parmantos.files.wordpress.com

Sikunir Hill is located in the Village Sembungan, which is a hill that has a beautiful panorama of sunrise. Sunrise in Dieng became one of the mainstay attractions in Dieng Plateau. For the best time to enjoy the sunrise is around in July-August where that month is the dry season so the sky will look clean and no rain.

But because the view is sunrise, you have to come to the observation spot of Bukit Sikunir Dieng at dawn or early morning. Usually, the tourists will stay at the inn, homestay or hotel which is located in Dieng Wonosobo area.

2. Telaga Warna

Telaga Warna

Telaga Warna – Credit: misteraladin.com

Another tourist destination in Dieng that is not less beautiful in Dieng area is Telaga Warna. Telaga Warna is located at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level, where the scenery in this place is very beautiful. Telaga Warna Dieng has its own uniqueness compared to other lake or reservoir in Indonesia.

The unique side of Telaga Warna Dieng has the watercolor that often changes, sometimes red, green, blue, white, and so on. The unique natural phenomenon in Telaga Warna Dieng is because this lake contains high sulfur. When exposed to sunlight, the sulfur will cause another color.

3. Sikidang Crater

Sikidang Crater

Sikidang Crater – Credit: youtube.com

As already explained at the beginning of the article that this Dieng Tourism Area is actually a giant volcano that still has volcanic activity there. One sign of this volcanic activity is the presence of several craters in the Dieng Volcanic Complex. One of the craters in Dieng is Sikidang Crater.

This crater has an area of about 200 m2 and is located on a flat ground so that visitors can clearly see the smoke clumps coming out of this crater. But be careful, Sikidang Crater contains high levels of sulfur, so to keep visitors safe, the manager has built a guardrail around the crater location, although only using wood.

4. Mount Prau

Gunung Prau

Gunung Prau – Credit: rennoputra.wixsite.com

Mount Prau climbing area is a tourist spot devoted for those of you who like mountain climbing or nature lovers. Just like any other climb, to make the climb to Mount Prau required more preparation, especially the physical readiness of the climbers.

Mount Prau is not popular when compared with mountain climbing around like Sindoro, Sumbing, Merapi. However, Mount Prau has its own privileges and has a very beautiful scenery. Jalaur climbing can be reached from Kendal or from Dieng Area.

Mount Prau has a height of about 2,565 masl, quite short compared to other mountains. One spot on the famous Prau Mountain is Teletubbies Hill, where on this hill there is a stretch of green pastures resembling the serial setting of Teletubbies children on television.

5. Telaga Pengilon

Telaga Pengilon

Telaga Pengilon – Credit: vebma.com

Incomplete when visiting Telaga Warna but not to Telaga Pengilon. Telaga Pengilon is a lake located adjacent to Telaga Warna in Dieng plateau. Uniquely though located adjacent, this Telang Pangilon Dieng has different characteristics with Telaga Warna.

Telaga Pengilon has a clear water color and does not have the color change as in Telaga Warna. For photography enthusiasts will be happy with the scenery around Telaga Warna and Telaga Pengilon, the scenery of the lake surrounded by beautiful and green hills.

6. Arjuna Temple

Arjuna Temple

Arjuna Temple – Credit: obyekwisatadieng.com

Besides known for its beautiful natural attractions, Dieng Plateau also has cultural tourism in the form of the temple. Temple located in Dieng is Arjuna Temple. Actually, in this location not only Arjuna temple, but also there are other temples such as Semar Temple, Srikandi Temple, Puntadewa Temple, and Sembadra Temple, so the complex is known as the Arjuna enshrinement complex.

Based on an inscription that was once found in the temple complex arjuna, possibly Arjuna temple was built in the early 9th century AD. Arjuna Dieng temple is in addition to offering a view of an exotic temple is also a very nice natural scenery especially for photography lovers.

7. Gardu Pandang Tieng

Gardu Pandang Dieng

Gardu Pandang Dieng – Credit: myworldmyride.blogspot.com

Gardu Pandang Tieng or Tieng ViewPoint is a building located on the edge of the highway in Dieng. The building is used as a place to enjoy the beautiful scenery in Dieng. The view from this spot is very interesting especially in the morning when the sun rises.

This viewing vessel in Dieng has a height of about 1700 above sea level. From this place, you can see the view of Mount Sindoro and Mount Kembang, and the expanse of farmland owned by the community that looks fertile.

8. Batu Ratapan Angin

Batu Ratapan Angin

Batu Ratapan Angin – Credit: bukitsikunirdieng.wordpress.com

Batu Ratapan Angin is a cliff at an altitude located adjacent to Telaga Warna in the Dieng Plateau area. This place becomes one of the favorite visitors when traveling in Dieng because of this place you can see Telaga Warna and Telaga Pengilon from altitude.

Can you imagine seeing two ponds from above the height, would be a stunning natural scenery. But because of its location is rather high, it takes extra effort to reach this place. But after arriving at the top, the effort will be paid off with the beauty presented in Batu Ratapan Angin. Batu Ratapan Angin is also often referred to as Batu Pandang Dieng.

9. Telaga Merdada

Telaga Merdada

Telaga Merdada – Credit: columbusmagazine.nl

There is one lake is the largest lake in Dieng area, namely Telaga Merdada. Telaga Merdada is located in the village of Karangtengah, Batur, Banjarnegara. This tourist destination, when viewed from its shape, resembles the caldera of the former volcano eruption, which was flooded with water. This contour will be visible when viewed from a height.

10. Telaga Cebong

Telaga Cebong

Telaga Cebong – Credit: geomagz.geologi.esdm.go.id

Telaga Cebong is located in Sembungan Village, which is the highest village in Central Java. So usually after enjoying the sunrise at Sikunir Hill, the tourists will visit Telaga Cebong, because the location is not far from Sikunir. With a location above 2300 m above sea level, so many people who say that Telaga Cebong is a lake above the clouds. (Capture Indonesia)

Other sources: Wikitravel – Dieng Plateau Indonesian Website

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