Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sulamadaha coast of Ternate, North Maluku

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Sulamadaha Beach
Sulamadaha beach in Ternate, North Maluku province. approximately 14 miles from downtown ternate, Sulamadaha Coast is easily accessible by public transport or private vehicles. though, does not have white sand, but has its own charm. The beach is directly opposite the island of Hiri, with green hills. From beaches, hill Hiri obvious like appear from the sea surface. Hiri Island is very beautiful and cool, which used to be a place of exile to avoid arrest Sultan Muhammad Djabir Syah of the Netherlands.

Visitors can cross to the 'island of Hiri' from 'Beach Sulamadaha' by hire a fishing boat. you should leave early to get back to the beach in the afternoon. If you intend to climb the hill, you should prepare yourself with the equipment and supplies are more adequate, such as tents, outdoor shoes, food, and so forth.

Sulamadaha Beach
Sulamadaha Beach

On the left Sulamadaha Coast, there is a pyramid-shaped Saomadaha Gulf. Saomadah sandy beach in the Gulf of white and the bottom waters are marine parks, so we could have a snorkel and diving activities. If you want to dive, you must bring your own equipment. Because there has been no equipment rentals and snorkel diving. Sulamadaha beach is quite clean. Waves are not too large. While the next round of this beach there is a small reef that is very cool because of overgrown shrubs and greenery, perfect for those who seek tranquility. Bring your camera or camcorder to capture the charm of Sulamadaha Coast. Despite the black sand and panoramic sunset, but still, many who visit this beach.

Sulamadaha Beach
Sulamadaha Beach

Sulamadaha, so people Ternate call this black sand beach. The beach is quite popular in Ternate. Sulamadaha beach has a beautiful natural feel, though not the white sand. Sulamadaha has many species of coastal and marine life which is very spectacular, unspoiled reef in the sea is crystal clear, free of trash and pollution. Visitors can perform a variety of tourist activities such as diving and snorkeling.

How to get there ?

From Jakarta, you get on a plane with the aim of Ternate, usually transit in Makassar or Manado. On arrival at the airport Sultan Babullah, Ternate, ride public transportation or a taxi to the city center. From the center of Ternate to Coast Sulamadaha about 1 hour.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Ngurbloat Beach, in Tual Southeast Maluku

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Ngurbloat or known by the town of Tual as Pasir Panjang Coast is a stunning beach, located in the village Ngilngof, in the west of Little Kei Island. and is about 20 kilometers from Tual, the capital of Southeast Maluku regency.

White sand that extends about 5 km, thousands of coconut trees that lie off the coast, clear blue sea and the waves are calm will make you stand for long in this place. This area is still very natural and is a tourist area that is easily reached by residents on the island of Kei. Ngurbloat privilege is the sand beach. In addition to a stretch of sandy beach is very wide, the color of bright white sand beaches Ngurbloat and the texture is very soft and smooth. This condition that makes the difference Ngurbloat with other beaches. In overcast conditions, sandy beaches still look shiny, and quite dazzling. Sand softness in Ngurbloat, believed to be the only matched by the softness of flour. This condition that makes the difference Ngurbloat with other beaches. No wonder Ngurbloat known as the White Sand beach with World's Most Subtle. At the time of the heat, sand beach is not such a hot sands of the beach in general.

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Land in Little Kei Island area consists of rocks, causing only certain types of plants that can grow there. Rarely found large trees are lush.

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Upon entering the beach area which is only about 100 meters from the highway Ngilngof Village, the tourists will be greeted by a wave of towering palm trees. However, be careful when it came to the coast road, especially when the rainy season. The entrance to the beach is made ​​of very slippery rocks. The vast expanse of white sand in Ngurbloat was very enjoyable for those who enjoy walking and playing on the beach.

How to get there?

To get to Tual, from Jakarta, you can get on a plane Batavia, Lion, Srivijaya, if not a holiday tickets range from 500 thousand rupiah to 700 thousand rupiahs. if the holiday is usually around 800 thousand rupiah to one million rupiahs. Furthermore, from Ambon, you can directly transit to Tual with WingsAir, TriganaAir or ExpresAir with ticket prices ranging from 600-900 thousand.

Ngurbloat area can be achieved using a rental car or public transport based in Market Ohoijang, Langgur. The journey to get to Ngurbloat taken approximately one hour

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Derawan Island

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Derawan Island
Although only a small town, Berau, East Kalimantan, have a variety of beautiful tourist potential. Berau Regency Center is located in District Tanjung Redeb, which was situated between two rivers that cut through town Tanjung Redeb, the segah river and Kelay river.

If traveling to Berau, it's unfortunately that is not taking the time to visit various tourist objects. In Tanjung Redeb not difficult to find a place to stay. The city also has many lodging options, ranging from star class hotel, jasmine up a cheap backpacker class.

To reach Tanjung Redeb not too difficult. Moreover, the currently available wide-body aircraft types boieng 737-200. The plane was ready to serve the transportation of tourists who wish to visit the Berau, either directly from the Balikpapan and through Tarakan. Want to try by land along the main road of Tanjung Redeb-Balikpapan? This can be an exciting adventure.

Berau has many attractions, including the Derawan Island, which is known to have natural beauty under the sea. Derawan beach is stunning, compared with a beach in Bali, the beach is much cleaner and Derawan underwater scenery is very beautiful, if you're snorkling, you will find a wide variety of marine life, you will also find a turtle. Derawan clean white sand beaches, crystal clear water as well.

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In derawan island, it possible to dive with turtle on every dive at derawan, turtles are also found coming on land every night to procreate. And the quality of diving around Derawan is indeed what divers dream about.

derawan island by indonesian tourismHowever you can just on the door step-beneath the pylons of 200 m long jetty. Here you'll found some of the most mind-boggling and bizarre critters you will see; luminous multi coloured dumpling squids, pairs of 3 ft (1 meters) crocodile fishes, finger-sized purple sea horses and unidentified species of worms, tunicates and dwarf scorpiofish.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The amazing underwater paradise of Wakatobi Island

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Indonesia has one of the most beautiful underwater paradise of the world? The underwater paradise known as the Wakatobi National Park, located in Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. Wakatobi is the capital of Wangi-Wangi. Wakatobi district consists of four main islands, namely Wangiwangi, Kalidupa, Tomia, and Binongko. So, Wakatobi is an acronym for the name of the four main islands. Wakatobi is located in the south of the equator and such other areas in Indonesia, Wakatobi has two seasons, rainy and dry season.

Regions in Southeast Sulawesi is very rich in species of coral. there are 750 of total 850 species of coral in the world. The configuration of the depth is varies from flat to sloping into the sea, and in some areas there is a steep waters. Its depth reaches 1044 meters.

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Underwater tourism is the mainstay of tourism in the Park of Wakatobi. Wealth of marine life is possible because these coral reefs along the vast waters, with the underwater topography of colorful shapes such as slope, flat, drop-off, atoll and underwater cave.

More than 112 coral species from 13 families who live in harmony with other underwater inhabitants. A total of 93 diverse species of fish here. Several species of sea turtles also make this park their home such as Sisik turtle, Tempayan turtle, and the Lekang turtle.

Wakatobi waters become a comfortable place for the sperm whale. Normally, sperm whales are in Wakatobi by November, while the other hemisphere frozen. In november Wakatobi waters are relatively warmer and abundant of food. beside, Wakatobi is also a convenient place for manta stingrays which classified as a giant body size. Manta rays is one type of fish that distinctive and unique, which is only found in tropical waters.

The presence of 25 pieces of coral reef and its depth, making the Wakatobi waters are ideal places for many species of marine life, making the marine habitat has aesthetic value and high conservation.

Specifically, Wakatobi islands surrounded by beaches of the islands along the 600 km, as well as a potential tourist attraction. So it's not without reason that the beach at Wakatobi is very suitable for tourism such as diving, snorkeling, swimming and fishing.

How to get there ?

You can use a plane from Jakarta to Wakatobi with the aim of Kendari, the capital of Southeast Sulawesi, then traveled by ship directly to Wanci at the Wangi-Wangi island. Wanci is the first gate into the Wakatobi National Park area. Regular boats to the island of Wangi-Wangi depart every morning at 10 and will arrive at the destination of about 10 to 12 hours later. From Wangi-Wangi, travel to other islands can be reached by chartered boats or regular boat that is simple, but it's safe

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Tourism in Indonesia is an important economic sector in Indonesia. number of  foreign tourists coming to Indonesia amounted to 7 million more. Natural and cultural richness is an important component of tourism in Indonesia. Nature tourism in Indonesia has a tropical climate combination, and the third longest coastline in the world. Indonesia is also the largest archipelagic country. The beaches in Bali, dive sites in Bunaken, Mount Rinjani in Lombok, and various national parks in Sumatra are several natural tourist destination in Indonesia. Tourism in Indonesia is supported by a rich cultural heritage. Prambanan and Borobudur, Toraja, Yogyakarta, Minangkabau, and Bali is an example of cultural tourism destination in Indonesia. There are seven tourism sites in Indonesia which are included in the list of World Heritage Sites. Meanwhile, the intangible cultural heritage tourism People are puppets, keris, batik and angklung.
Tourism in Indonesia's most frequently visited by tourists is Bali, West Java, Central Java, East Java, DKI Jakarta, North Sumatra, Lampung, South Sulawesi, South Sumatera, Banten and West Sumatra. Most of the tourists visiting Indonesia for a vacation destination, while others are for business purposes. Management of tourism in Indonesia, and the national policy, government affairs in the field of culture and tourism in Indonesia organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Indonesia.

Tourism object in Indonesia

nature tourism

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Indonesia has the richest coral reefs in the world with more than 18% of the world's coral reefs, Raja Ampat in West Papua is the largest marine park in Indonesia which has a wide variety of marine life and is known as a great location for scuba diving, because of its view that reach up to 30 meters during the day. The results of research to find at least 1300 species of fish, 600 species of coral and 700 species of shellfish in the area of ​​Raja Ampat. Bunaken is located in North Sulawesi has a 25 point dive to depths of up to 1556 meters. Nearly 70% of fish species in the western Pacific can be found in the park. Coral reefs in the park was called seven times more variable than Hawaii. Some other famous locations for diving include: Wakatobi, Nusa Penida, Karimunjawa, Derawan and the Thousand Islands.

There are 50 national parks in Indonesia, six of which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mount Bromo in East Java Province is known as a location for tourism in Indonesia. Locations tourism in Indonesia else who famous in the area West Java is the Gunung Tangkuban Parahu who located in the Subang.
Diversity of flora and fauna that exist throughout the Indonesia archipelago made ​​suitable for development of agrotourism in indonesia.

cultural tourism

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Some dance performances are internationally renowned, for example, the Ramayana tells of Rama trip and staged at Prambanan Temple complex. Batubulan Tourism Village is located in Sukawati, Gianyar is a village that is often used for performances Barongan Dance, Kecak and Legong Dance.
In recent years several cities in Java began developing the concept of fashion carnival. Jember Fashion Carnaval are routinely held in Jember, East Java. Other fashion carnival that focuses on the theme of batik, is the Solo Batik Carnival. In addition to the carnival fashion, There is also a carnival held to mark the anniversary of the city, such as those held in the city of Yogyakarta as Jogja Java Carnival and in Jakarta, with the name Jak Carnival which is held regularly every month in June.

diving at Nusa Penida Bali

Nusa Penida Bali
Nusa Penida Bali

Nusa Penida is a tourist area, located in  Klungkung regency,  Bali. The area has a special attraction for the visitors.  Stretch of beach with sand and  coral make Nusa Penida counted  in the marine tourism  and culture.

Natural beauty that is supported by clear and clean water increase the plus value for this area. You can do the diving and  snorkeling in this area although  has not optimal yet.  If you do this dive,  you will find the typical species of Nusa Penida, such as fish dugong, fin white  shark, giant clams, manta rays,  and Napoleon. You can enjoy the beauty of it  until satisfied.

Nusa Penida Bali
Nusa Penida Bali

To arrive  in Nusa Penida, you can use a motor boat through the Sanur beach to the island of  Nusa Penida in 2 hours. You  can also go through Benoa Harbour to the island of  Nusa Penida with Bounty Cruises ships and Bali Hai Cruises ships for 1.5  hours. It could be through Padang Bay-Mentigi Harbour, or you can visit Nusa Penida with 1.5 hours of travel time using the ferry. All of these lines can be selected in accordance  with your wishes.

Nusa Penida Bali
Nusa Penida Bali

Monday, June 25, 2012

Want to Know Originally Jakarta, Visit This Betawi Village!

Not only Ancol, Old Town (Kota Tua), and Ragunan which became a tourist destination in Jakarta. There are many exciting destinations and full of culture that actually forgotten, such as the Betawi village. let's visit one by one this Betawi village!

Rawa Belong Village, West Jakarta

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Rawa Belong
Kampung Rawa Belong in the Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta has become one of the surviving Betawi villages. Not only from their houses, but residents in Kampung Rawa Belong still hold and preserve the Betawi culture.

With a strong characteristic of Betawi, of course, can provide attraction to tourists. Rawa Belong is one of the old village in Jakarta. This village is famous for its arts and Betawi 'dressing cultivation'.

In this village travelers can see the original traditional Betawi culture. Not only that, here tourists can shop for beautiful flowers in Rawa Belong Flower Market and continue Betawi culinary tour. Remember! Rawa Belong known for its champion, like Si Pitung and Si Item. Thus, tourists can also learn the history of the arts and deepen the Betawi culture here.

Setu Babakan Village, South Jakarta

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Setu Babakan
Setu (lake) Babakan be one of Betawi settlement which is still famous. This settlement was located between the borders of South Jakarta and Depok.

In addition to cheap, here travelers can feel the strong atmosphere of Betawi culture. Starting from the gate and the houses, the majority are still in Betawi style. Although, there are some who have changed it to more modern, distinctive touch of Betawi never eliminated.

Every Sunday from 14:00 to 16:00 pm, tourists can see typical dish dance, art, music Betawi here. On some evenings, visitors can also view or practicing silat Betawi (Betawi's traditional martial art).

Region with an area of 289 hectares have two Setu, the 'Setu Babakan' and 'Mango Bolong Setu'. While enjoying the coolness with a walk on the edge of Setu, travelers can also enjoy water tourism or culinary of Betawi that sold at the edge of the Setu. Known, on the outskirts of the Setu is still surrounded by shade trees.

For "the boys", can have fun with water attractions provided. They can play duck-shaped boat or some other water games.

Houses Si Doel, East Jakarta

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Houses Si Doel
In the area of Tanah Tinggal, Ciputat, South Tangerang, and there is also in Condet, East Jakarta. Here you can still feel the strong typical atmosphere of Betawi culture.

In Condet, East Jakarta. Not much different from its location on Tanah Tinggal. Si Doel house in Condet, also offers a variety of arts Betawi culture. However, unfortunately Condet atmosphere is lively and has now stalled.

While in Tanah Tinggal, the location is also used as a 'tourist city forest' which still very cool and beautiful. First here to be the set of Si Doel. However, now the site has been developed and become an exciting tourist area.

Only need to pay about Rp 10,000 per person, you can already play in this rural environment. Here, tourists can learn to harvest rice, flying fox, climbing rope bridges, and other games. Satisfied adventure in the village Si Doel, tourists can see various Betawi arts, such as wood carving, dance, and other typical Betawi cuisine.

The Pitung village, North Jakarta

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The House of Si Pitung
Pitung, this Betawi champion is already well known all over Jakarta. Now the great man memorialized for a settlement in parts of North Jakarta, namely Marunda.

'Kampung Si Pitung' or Kampung Marunda, so people know it. Here tourists can see the house of Si Pitung. Ancient architecture with wood material is perched majestically on Jl Kampung Pulo Marunda. This house has become a preserve Betawi culture maintained its authenticity. In addition, here tourists can see the Betawi culture, such as performances Palang pintu, Gambang Kromong, and the Betawi martial arts (silat).

Well, want to know The genuine of Jakarta? Nothing wrong with you to visit this village. Enjoy and feel the real atmosphere of Betawi life!

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Beauty of Jemur Island

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Jemur Island
Jemur Island  is part of the many attractions  Rokan Hilir (Rohil). 'Jemur Island' area is a  cluster of islands consisting of several islands, namely  Tekong Emas island, Tekong Simbang island, Labuhan bilik island and  other small islands. The islands  who located in  the 'Jemur Island'  forming a circle so that its center is become a calm sea.  In the northwest monsoon arrives,  waves in the Strait of Malacca is very large so that the fishermen who were fishing nearby waters of 'Jemur island' is  usually took refuge in  the middle of the Jemur Island which there is a calm sea

Sea turtles of Jemur Island
Sea turtles of Jemur Island
After the  storm waves to shrink or decrease then the fishermen went out to start the activity of catching fish again.  'Jemur Island' has  beautiful natural scenery, in addition to the 'Jemur Island' which very rich in marine products, in this island there are lots of sea turtles. the turtles is up to the beach and lay eggs,  the turtle lay her eggs  on the bottom layer of sand beach, this endangered species can lay 100 to 150 grains of each tail.

To increase the number of green  Sea Turtle populations,  the government of Rokan  Hilir held the  turtle breeding to prevent  extinction of this endangered species.

jemur island
'Jemur Island' is located  approximately 45 miles from  the capital of Rokan Hilir, Bagansiapiapi  and 45mil from neighboring countries namely Malaysia, while the  North Sumatra province that is closest to the 'Jemur Island'. In addition to the 'Jemur Island' there are several other tourism potential,  including the Japanese Cave,  Beacon Tower, a former human footprints, spring bones, the remains of Japan's defense, rock  Screen Commander, Marine Park and golden sandy beaches.

How to get there?

There is no regular transportation to the island. However, one can rent a speedboat from Bagansiapiapi (takes about 1.5–2 hours) or Panipahan  (takes about 1 hour).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Aceh Tourism is a gift for Indonesian Tourism

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Lhok-Nga Beach
Lhok-Nga Beach
Lhok-Nga Beach

Aceh province or commonly called the 'Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam' (NAD) has the potential to attract tourism. Aceh is one of the provinces in Indonesia and is located on the western island of Sumatra.

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Takengon Lake
Actually, the province has many interesting attractions, for example, one of the most famous is beach-Lhok Nga. In addition to beautiful scenery, 'Lhoknga beach' has white sand. Moreover, the panorama of the hills around the beach Lhoknga.

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Hot Springs

There are also 'Fresh Water Lake' is located in the mountains. The lake is located in the Takengon, Central Aceh. Another interesting place is the pool of Hot Springs which located at Simpang Balek a distance of approximately 14 km from Takengon. Travelers who vacation here believe that the pool is also frequently visited by foreign tourists are able to treat some types of skin diseases.
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Cut Meutia Traditional House

If travelers want a vacation in addition to the above objects, there are also historical attractions such as traditional house Tjut Meutia. Tjut Meutia is one of the heroes of the National women from Aceh. Tourists can come to the township Matangkuli, Pirak village if you want to know about the traditional house of Tjut Meutia.

In addition, tourists who want to know about the tsunami disaster could also come to the Tsunami Museum. This museum was founded to commemorate the tragedy of hurricane Tsunami in December 2004

For tourists who like the challenge, can enjoy the fresh 'Waterfall 7', was named Seven because it has 7 Levels. In this waterfall, tourists can enjoy rafting on the river flow that challenges!

For a Muslim who wants to see religious tourism, can visit the Great Mosque Baiturrahman. The mosque is said to be one of the grandest mosque in Southeast Asia.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Solo The City of Batik

kampung batik laweyan, solo
Solo as a city of batik that inherits the values of Javanese culture. for this purpose, the annual event held in Solo 'Solo Batik Carnival'. At the carnival activities undertaken in the main streets of the city of Solo, will be featured more than 350 participants dressed in batik designs.

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batik and heritage of the spirit 'of Javanese culture' that is embedded in the city of Solo, was absolutely right, because after all for the people of Solo, batik and 'Javanese culture' are the two things are inseparable. since the first age, people of Solo are wearing batik, in both events at the palace as well as in everyday life. In addition, in Solo we can find traces of power and cultural history of Java.

Looking at the history of the city of Solo, then we will find that the city of Solo in the Sultanate of Mataram was founded in 1745 in the village of Sala on the banks of Bengawan Solo River and had been a seat of government at the end of the Sultanate. When it finally broke, then Solo became the center government of 'Kasunanan Surakarta' and 'Praja Mangkunegara'.

In the process, 'the palace Solo' as the heir to the history of Java. prioritizes the values ​​of Javanese culture. A variety of historic buildings, art products, and traditional foods can still be found in Solo, one of which is Kampung Batik Laweyan.

Kampung Batik Laweyan is the center of batik in Solo which historically has been there since the days of empire Display in 1546. In the history of its development, when Solo became an important trading town.

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visit the region of this batik village, then we will see an area that is designed with an integrated concept, where hundreds of batik artisans make and sell various batik motifs such as Tirto Tejo and Truntum with varying prices. Here visitors are invited around the narrow alleys 'public housing' that high-walled compound. Given the history and significance of this region, the City of Solo has long ago protect the building that has a wealth of ancient Javanese architecture, and foster the continuity of batik craft industry in the region, and make it as a historical tourist area.

You can see for yourself the condition of the river environment of the legendary Bengawan Solo while understanding the historical values inherent in this river. The Sultanate of Mataram building was first founded in this river, the predecessor of Surakarta and Praja Kasunanan Mangkunegara.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

All day bike ride in the Prambanan Temple

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Sojiwan Temple
 If during this time, "Prambanan" only famous for its temple, actually there are many other temples at Prambanan that fun to visit. Starting from the District Prambanan, Sleman, Yogyakarta to District Prambanan, Klaten, you can find many ancient Mataram heritage site in 8-9 century AD.

The location for all of the temple in Prambanan are close enough, so you can do one day trip for all temples. The coolest way to get around of the temple at Prambanan is by bicycle. Don't be confused to find a bike rental. There are many bike rental around Prambanan,and the price was cheap.

Let's start touring! You could take the starting line of Prambanan temple, followed by a tour around it. If you ride to the north, you can find 'Sewu Temple' which still in an area with Prambanan Temple.

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Sewu Temple
From the temple Sewu, oars your bike to the temple Plaosan which is located approximately 400 meters to the east, adjacent to the Village of Plaosan. While on that place, you will be faced with a Buddhist temple that has been restored, do not miss the debris scattered stones from the temple.

No less interesting of this place is the discovery of new temple site. Travelers can be watch from close the discovery of new sites in the rice fields owned by residents. The new site that found by archaeologists are the former of irrigation channels, pool and Plaosan outer fence.

From the temple of Plaosan, then the journey continues to the south, to Sojiwan temple, in the village of 'South Kebon Dalem', Prambanan. This temple, recently restored and now stands intact, even though damaged during the 2006 earthquake.

After visiting the temple Sojiwan, take a break for a moment and enjoy the air in the village of Prambanan. Once is enough break, oars around Prambanan can be continued toward the west.

while along the street of Yogya and Solo, you can see the Kalasan temple and Sari temple. The location of these two temple are adjacent, which is just across the street and can be reached quickly.

the journey was continued to the last temple, the Temple of Kedulan. This temple is situated in the village of Tirtomartani, Kalasan, about 2 km of Kalasan.

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Plaosan Temple
Temple Kedulan is quite interesting to visit because of relatively new. The temple was recently discovered in the 1990s by residents while processing fields. The temple was discovered at a depth of about 3 meters from the ground. The condition of the temple was still buried in the soil and sand the rest of the eruption hundreds of years ago.

after visiting the temple Kedulan Done, it's time to go back to Prambanan to the east with a distance less than 2.5 km.

after all day on a bike tour of Prambanan, quite fun and inexpensive.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Exploring the uniqueness of Cetho Temple, Central Java

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Cetho Temple
The countryside on Gunung Lawus slopes is amazing. Rolling hills, valleys and plateaus, coffee groves and vegetable plots give way to tea plantations at about 1,000 m. At 1,400 m and some fifteen kilometres from Temple Sukuh lies Temple Cetho which sits at the top of a steeply sloping Hindu village of the same name. It dates from the same period as Sukuh, but could not be more different. It is an exquisitely attractive place, even if little visited.

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Cetho Temple
Temple Cetho (Javanese spelling: ceth) is a Hindu temple-style relics of the end of the Majapahit (15th century). The first scientific report about it was made by Van de Vlies in 1842. A.J. Bernet Kempers also do some research about it. Excavation (digging) for the purpose of reconstruction was first performed in 1928 by the Archaeological Department of the Dutch East Indies. Under the circumstances when the ruins began to study, this temple has not aged that much with Sukuh. This temple is located in the hamlet of Ceto, Gumeng Village, District Jenawi, Karanganyar district, at an altitude of 1400m above sea level.

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Cetho Temple
When was found, the state of this temple is a stone ruins on the fourteen-story plains, extending from the west (lowest) to the east, although at present there are only 13 terrace, and the restoration carried out only nine terraces. Structure with many terraces, making up the prediction of the original culture revival ("punden staircase") at the time, which is synthesized by the Hindu religion. This suspicion is strengthened by the body shape in relief that like a puppet, which is similar to the depiction in Sukuh.

In the "temple Cetho" there is a symbol of phallus (penis, male genitalia) about 2 meter long, equipped with a decorative piercing (piercing) of ampallang type.
In addition there are depictions of other animals, such as horseshoe crabs, frogs, and crayfish. Animal symbols that exist, can be read as "suryasengkala" with the number of 1373 Saka, or 1451 in the modern era.

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Cetho Temple

Sempu Island, "the lost paradise" of East Java

Sempu Island by indonesian tourism
Sempu Island
Natural oasis that lies deep in the hinterland village of Tambakrejo, District "Sumbermanjing Wetan", exactly the opposite of Beach "Sendang Biru". It was called Island Sempu.

The island has a natural beauty, exciting struggles and challenges needed to be able to enjoy it. Before crossing into Sempu, you'll be treated to hospitality fishermen on the coast of  "Sendang Biru". On this beach, you can walk along a stretch of white sand, looking into the activities of fishermen or the fish auction.

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To get into Sempu, you must obtain permission from the manager because this island is a protected nature reserve. It is unfortunate, if this beautiful island became destroyed by the hands of irresponsible visitors. After obtaining permission, we can hire a boat to cross to the island Sempu, a boat can carry up to 10 people, and charged 100 thousand rupias for the shuttle. We will be delivered to the Gulf of ants on the north side of the island.

Then the journey continues on foot through the lowland tropical forests.
visitors must pass through difficult terrain until the angle of inclination 60 degrees. The most challenging is when you pass the bridge of the spanning tree fell on a natural river. If lucky, will see hordes of wild monkeys hanging from the roof of the forest. Forest bird graced this trip, too. Two hours later the smell of the beach was ambushed, when the waters "Segara Anakan' was seen as an end tropical forest.

Segara Anakan is a small, white sandy beaches. No single occupancy on the ground, so if you want to stay, you have to bring tents and other adventure equipment. The water of Lake Segara Anakan actually comes from the waters of the Indian Ocean. The water came in through the large round hole in the cliffs of the southeast. So when the waves come in, the water will look so beautiful like a blast of the dragon. Indistinct from the beach "Segara Anakan", are still heard the crash of the Indian Ocean hit the steep cliffs on the south side of the island Sempu. If it rises to the top of the cliff at the Segara Anakan, will be seen a stretch of a vast Indian Ocean.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Bawomataluo Village of Nias, North Sumatra

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Nias Jumping Rock
 Bawomataluo Village, North Sumatra, is a traditional village which is quite popular in South Nias regency. The tourism village is visited by many domestic and foreign tourists. Bawomataluo means hill of the sun. From its position alone, the village has been able to attract tourists to visit. Consistent with the name of this village is located in the hills with the cool air. Uniquely in the Village Bawomataluo surface is composed by rocks, different from the other Regional wich covered by ground.

It is said that the village has existed since hundred years ago, or more precisely the megaliths age. As the evidence, in this village there are remaining rubble at that time. For example, King Nias Traditional House is now a residence for the fourth descendant of King Nias. There was also consensus hall that the seat is made from rocks.

In this place, tourists will also find the greatest complex of Nias traditional house. Moreover, life in the village of Bawomataluo is still very original, complete with its traditions, such as traditional houses, traditional stone jump, dance war, and the relics of megalithic culture. So, naturally if visit to this village, the visitors will experience a very different atmosphere.

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The uniqueness of this village can be seen when tourists climb the "ladder entrance to the villages". Although the hundreds of years old, the buildings are still very well preserved. In addition to the buildings, the unique of these villages is the existence of a Dutch cannon that never change places. And, besides of the cannon lying black stones which reach 4 - 5 meters in length. According to the people of Nias, it is a long stone seat from "Nias king" when he was saying something to the people.

Travelers who want to visit this tourist village can start from the "Polonia Medan Airport", then continued to use a local flight to the "Binaka Airport", Gunung Sitoli, Nias. The flight takes approximately 1 hour travel. After that, proceed with the hilly and winding road down as far as 100 kilometers. With an already asphalted road conditions, travelers can use a private vehicle or public transportation.

Most of the tourists who visit the village Bawomataluo curious about the tradition of "Nias jumping rock" which very famous. In addition, they also want to see the other Nias cultures directly. Because of its traditional atmosphere that is still familiar, many say Bawomataluo Village is the only village that still adhere to customs and to preserve its traditions.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sianok canyon, Its beauty Make Anyone Fall In Love!

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"Sianok Canyon" or "Valley Pendiang" is the most beautiful destinations in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra. precisely located in the border town of Bukittinggi in District IV Koto, Regency of Agam, West Sumatra. Here, you can see the valley which has towering cliffs. Its beauty will make anyone fall in love.

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For nature lovers would be familiar with this place. a steep green valley that has a depth of about 100 m which stretches along 15 km with a width of about 200 m and below the winding creek flowing between the crevices of cliffs against a background of Mount Merapi and Mount Singgalang.

The beauty of the "canyon Sianok" can be seen from Panorama Park in Bukittinggi or you can also go directly to the canyon, which is a residential area and paddy fields. To enjoy the view from the park, visitors can pay an entrance fee of Rp. 3,000 each person. Besides the beauty of the canyon, visitors can also visit the Japanese bunker at the bottom of the canyon. Sianok canyon is the most beautiful places in West Sumatra, especially at sunrise and sunset.

When exploring this place, there is a small river, the cliffs are solid, and the cold air. What an incredible opportunity to stare straight one perfect masterpiece of the creator. Come visit to the canyon Sianok!

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