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7 The charm of Dieng Plateu tourism in Wonosobo

7 The charm of Dieng Plateu tourism in Wonosobo
8/11/2020
7 The charm of Dieng Plateu tourism in Wonosobo
IDNTour - Dieng Wonosobo tourism is synonymous with visiting the highlands which have an altitude of 2093 above sea level. Tourism in Dieng is between Banjarnegara Regency and Wonosobo Regency, Central Java. The Dieng Plateau is so popular as the location where the oldest Hindu temples in Java are found. Dieng is taken from the word Di-Hyang which means above the Gods. What are the wonders that Dieng tourism offers to visiting tourists?

1. Temple Tour in Dieng


7 The charm of Dieng Plateu tourism in Wonosobo

It is said that previously found more than 400 temples that were founded from the 800s to 900s. It's just that currently only 8 temples are still standing. One area with the eight temples is the Arjuna complex which includes the Shiva temple, named after the character in the Mahabharata story puppet story. The names used are Arjuna temple, Puntadewa temple, Srikandi temple, Sembrada temple and Semar temple. The temples are connected by a raised path. Most of the land is inundated with water, but tourists can still see the remains of the ancient underground tunnels. Farther south are Gatutkaca Temple, Bima Temple and Dwarawati Temple.

2. Telaga Warna and Pengilon Dieng Lake Tour


7 The charm of Dieng Plateu tourism in Wonosobo


The two lakes or lakes are not far from each other, only separated by a stretch of land. The two lakes are the next Dieng Plateau tour that should be visited by anyone who comes to Dieng. Telaga Warna is a beautiful lake that has a turquoise hue which is caused by sulfur deposits that bubble around its edges. Meanwhile, Telaga Pengilon is a clear lake which is called in the Javanese word for 'mirror' because the water surface is calm and clear, like a mirror. Except for the forests and hills that are so enchanting around them, these lakes are also a place for tourists to find endemic mliwis ducks or Pacific Black Duck, a species not so common in Java.

3. Tour Bukit Sidengkeng (Petak Sembilan) Dieng


7 The charm of Dieng Plateu tourism in Wonosobo


For photographers, this Central Java Dieng Tourism destination will definitely be a favorite place because it offers the best panoramas of the two lakes mentioned above, as well as the wide view around it, including the towering Mount Sindoro. In order to reach that location, tourists must walk from the tourist area of ​​Petak Sembilan (Wana Wisata Petak Sembilan) among the many acacia trees in the area. Travel time is estimated to take approximately 20 minutes.

4. Sembungan Dieng Village


7 The charm of Dieng Plateu tourism in Wonosobo


This rural area is claimed to be the highest village on the island of Java, with an altitude of 2,300 m above sea level. Given the distance from the next village which is quite far away, the people of Sembungan are said to have an accent Javanese language, traditions, and culture that are different from other villages. In the past, the village of Sembungan was inhabited by people with very poor economic conditions, until in the 1980s the people there began to cultivate potatoes which then increased because of its high location with fertile land. The results of potato farming also significantly improve the economy of the surrounding community. Now Sembungan is a unique village that not only offers extraordinary art performances, but the people are also very warm and friendly welcoming the tourists who come. From that village,tourists can enjoy the exotic Cebongan Lake which is right in the middle of the village.

5 . Sikunir Hill Tourism in Dieng


7 The charm of Dieng Plateu tourism in Wonosobo


A hill offering spectacular views, stretching across Dieng in the east to Mount Merapi and Merbabu. To reach the hill or peak of Sikunir at sunrise, tourists must start climbing from the Dieng Valley early in the morning at around 4 am. It takes approximately one hour by foot to Sembungan village and then only 30 minutes to climb the top of the hill. From here, tourists can witness the enchanting panorama of Mount Sindoro. The best time to come to Sikunir hill is in the dry season, or to be precise from July to October. Because in the dry season, the beauty of the sunrise awaited by tourists may not be covered by the thickness of the fog.

In addition, you can see chunks of clouds if there is no fog. This beautiful panorama will certainly spoil the eyes of visitors while watching the sunrise and also the stunning clouds. Although the dry season usually has hot temperatures, this does not apply in the Dieng Plateau. In fact, the temperature can be up to 0 degrees. So it is highly recommended that tourists who are going on vacation to Dieng during the dry season bring a thick jacket complete with gloves and socks.

Tourists will also be greeted by another beauty before arriving at Sikunir Peak, namely Cebong Lake. The lake is truly natural. Unless you can breathe fresh air, tourists will be satisfied with the expanse of green cliffs around Sikunir Peak. Interestingly enough, tourists can put up tents so they can stay at the side of Lake Cebong. There are also many small food stalls here that sell various culinary delights and typical Dieng souvenirs. That way tourists who spend the night don't have to be afraid of starvation.

6. Tour to the Kailasa Dieng Museum


7 The charm of Dieng Plateu tourism in Wonosobo


Located in Dieng Kulon Village, the museum which is included in the tourist attractions in Dieng is a location where tourists can get explanations and any relics related to the history of Dieng, starting from history, indigenous people, various cultures, beliefs, to various kinds of typical plants and animals. .

The Dieng Kaliasa Museum covers an area of ​​560 square meters and is divided into two areas. The first area was founded in 1984 which contains various relics related to ancient temples that stood on the Dieng Plateau. Meanwhile, the second area was established in 2008 with a more diverse collection such as the history of the Dieng Plateau, the origin of the stone for the temple, indigenous belief systems, myths, and so on. Here tourists can also find a theater that tells of historical scrolls. The museum is open from 07:00 to 16:00, with an entrance ticket of Rp. 5,000.

7. Dieng Culture Festival Celebration


7 The charm of Dieng Plateu tourism in Wonosobo


Held every year as a form of community festival. The celebration presents various art and cultural performances, an exhibition of the best work of the Dieng community, and also what is very interesting is the ruwatan party for dreadlocks children. The latter is a special ritual ceremony for children of the local community who have dreadlocks. Children with dreadlocks are believed to have  a spectral philosophy that requires special rituals.

The celebration began with the release of traditional lanterns, wayang kulit performances, traditional arts, cultural performances, and fireworks displays. Adding to the liveliness of the festival was the Dieng Film Festival and Jazz performances with the title Jazz above the Clouds. As it is held annually, the highlight of the Dieng culture festival is the procession of shaving the dreadlocks of children.