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Dieng Plateau, Magelang

  • Dieng plateau is an upland volcanic plain which is famous for its scenery and Hindu temples. The plateau was formed by the eruption of ancient mountain Prau. Javanese Hindus built temples and made Dieng plateau a sacred place.

    Highlights: Sanjaya Dynasty built the temples here between 8th century to 13th century and they resemble the ones in Prambanan. The temples are named after Javanese Hindu legends which has similarities to Mahabharata and Ramayana. Hundreds of Temples were built but only eight are left today. Visitors can see hot springs, multi-colored lake, a misnomer, candis and some top-down scenery from the peaks here. Fresh air and greenery makes this plateau an enjoyable place and worth a visit for tourists.

    Location: Dieng plateau is located near Wonosobo, Central Java in Indonesia. It is at an altitude of 200m and 6,600 ft above sea level.

    Timings: 24 hours open

    Price: Accommodation charges in hotels can cost around 250,00 IDR a day.

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