Top Attractions in Yogyakarta, Java

Top Attractions in Yogyakarta, Java

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Yogyakarta is a bustling town of some half a million people and the most popular tourist destination on Java, largely thanks to its proximity to the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan. It is the cultural heart of Indonesia itself. The Borobudur Temple is a stunning sight to behold. This 9th century Mahayana Buddhist Temple is the largest Buddhist Temple in the world, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is thus little wonder that it is the most visited tourist site in Indonesia! This magnificent temple consists of stacked platforms, topped by a central dome and decorated with over 2,500 panels and 504 Buddha statues – 72 of which are used to encircle the central dome. Located not too far from Borobudur temple is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and temple – the Prambanan Temple, which is a 9th century Hindu temple dedicated to Hindu deities, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

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Borobudur, Yogyakarta

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Prambanan, Yogyakarta

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Ijen Crater – Volcanic Acid Lake

Ijen Crater – Volcanic Acid Lake

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Ijen volcano in East Java contains the world\’s largest acidic volcanic crater lake, called Kawah Ijen, famous for its turquoise color. The colours of the lake contrast with the sterile moonscape of the rest of the crater. Active volcano, constantly spewing sulfur smoke clubs, is incredible in its beauty blue fire and extremely hard working conditions in the sulfur mine. Sulfur combusts on contact with air to create stunning blue lava-like rivers of light in the Kawah Ijen crater.

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Prambanan Temples, Indonesia

Prambanan Temples, Indonesia

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Prambanan Temple Compounds, also known as Candi Rara Jonggrang is a well known ancient Hindu Temple in Java, Indonesia. This is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Prambanan Temple itself is a complex consisting of 240 temples. All the mentioned temples form the Prambanan Archaeological Park and were built during the heyday of Sailendra’s powerful dynasty in Java in the 8th century AD. The closest cities to Prambanan, are either Yogyakarta or Semarang.

Fees:
The entry fees for Prambanan listed in borobudurpark.co.id is 30,000 Rp for Indonesian adult and 12,5000 Rp for children. For foreigners it is 171,000 Rp to adult and 85,000 for students.

Opening Times:
6am to 6pm daily.

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Famous Volcanic Kelimutu Lakes

Famous Volcanic Kelimutu Lakes

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The volcano is located on the island of Flores in Indonesia. The multi-colored crater lakes of Kelimutu are a beautiful geological anomaly. The color range is from red and brown to turquoise and green. It is a passively degassing stratovolcano capped by lakes containing exotic fluids. The local community considers these lakes a sacred place being the abode of the souls of the dead. This spectacular panorama is a very popular tourist attraction.

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Modern Face of Jakarta Downtown

Modern Face of Jakarta Downtown

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The pictures describes downtown of Jakarta. The tall buildings look very magnificent. Jakarta is one of the popular tourist destinations in Indonesia and attracts travelers from all across the globe. Jakarta can offer you a life-time experience of holidaying, recreation and leisure.

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Traditional Balinese Dance

Traditional Balinese Dance

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Most Balinese dance performances are held in the evenings. This set of photos was taken at Balinese dance event. Dancers and musicians in beautiful costumes will perform the Balinese dances. Most of these dances have their origins in the Hindu Javanese and Indian traditions and are deeply connected to the island’s religious beliefs. Traditionally, Balinese dances were performed for celebrations or temple ceremonies.

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