June 2011

Mangkunegaran Palace

mangkunegaran_palace.jpgPuro Mangkunegaran began constructed by Mangkunegoro II at the end of century 18 and completed at 1866. although have several times renovate, the Puro Mangkunegaran still show the originality design. This building show the distinctive of building jawa which the form is joglo, this building use teakwood.

Puro Mangkunegaran consist of two main parts, Pendopo and Dalem.

Pendopo is a joglo style Architecture with 4 ” Saka Guru” ( Main Pillars) what the height 10.5 M. The Roof that the height 16.7 M, made from hundreds of sirap.The floor of pendopo have length 62.5 M and width 51.6 M. Pendopo used to hold the reception, and performance of traditional javanese dance.

In the southwest side there is a set named gamelan ” Kyai Kanyut Mesem”. This Gamelan played every wedenesday to accompany the traditional dance rehearsals.

Diving in Takabonerate National Park

taka_bone_rate_national_park.jpgDIVE is a fun activity. One of the interesting places to do so is in the National Park, Takabonerate. Because it has the third largest coral atoll in the world named after Kwajifein in the Marshall Islands and the Islands Suvadiva Moldiva. Size atoll is about 220 thousand hectares, with a coral reef flat area of ​​500 square kilometers.

The potential of marine tourism in Takabonerate bring very interesting. Topography is very unique and interesting area, where atolls are composed of clusters of islands reef and reef flats are spacious and sink, forming islands with appreciable amounts.

Among reef islands, narrow straits are deep and steep. While on the surface of the reef flat, there are many small pools are deep and surrounded by coral reefs. At low tide, clearly visible and dry land interspersed puddles that formed small pools.

Pindul Cave

pindul_cave.jpgTravelling to Yogyakarta, do not forget a time to yourself to visit Gunungkidul district. The most widely Regency in Yogyakarta has many unique attractions, in addition to beautiful beaches, as one of the karst area that has dozens of Goa.

One is Goa Pindul goanya. Goa is situated in the hamlet Event I, Village Bejiharjo, Karangmojo is one of the interesting cave to be visited. To reach this area takes about 25 minutes from downtown Wonosari.

Suratmin, Goa Pindul manager, said that Goa has a length of about 400 meters underground river is drained. Watersheds located within the cave was used for cave quid to use a float from used car tires. "Inside the cave, visitors will be treated to the beauty staklatit in Goa, while floating in the water," he explained

Tou Mulangke Cave

Located in the Village Tombiayano, the Capital District of West Tojo, the name of this cave is taken from the local language "baree". Goa was in the midst of an unspoiled tropical forest, further adds to the beauty and serenity of local atmosphere. Visitors can… Read More »Tou Mulangke Cave

Cikaso Waterfall

cikaso_waterfall.jpgSukabumi Regency famous rich with natural attractions. Starting from the beaches to the mountains. One of the natural attractions are well-managed start Cikaso waterfall. Waterfall with a height of nearly 80 meters consists of three waterfalls and cliffs nearly 100 feet wide.

Being in the village Ciniti, Cibitung village, sub-Jampang Cibitung Kulon. To achieve it other than walk along the rice field, can also use a motor boat.

Usually the guests after the report to the ticket counter inside, handed two tickets Rp 2,000, per person, and one motor boat Rp80 thousand to go home. One boat with a capacity of up to 10 people. Motorboat will be waiting for the visitors for three hours.

Ngurbloat Beach

ngurbloat_beach.jpgOne of the beaches become the main tourist attractions in Southeast Maluku is Ngurbloat, meaning Pasir Panjang beach. In accordance with the name, this white sand beach stretching up to three kilometers.

Sprawling white sand beach Ngurbloat located on the west coast island of Kei Kecil, Southeast Moluccas. As islands, rocky reefs, Southeast Maluku has many beaches that lure. The air was hot, white sand, clear blue sea water, and calm atmosphere is a common characteristic of beaches on the islands on the east side of the Banda Sea.

Sangiran

sangiran.jpgSangiran is located 15 km from Surakarta. It is a village located 17 Km north of Solo, on the road to Purwodadi. It is an important place for Pithecanthropus Erectus, the pre-historic Java man. It is fossilized land of prehistoric living things. The Pleistocene Museum keeps some skills of the erectus, fossils of plants and animals. Sangiran and other places such as Wajak (near Tulungangung) and Trinil (near Ngawi) are significant places for human evolution/theory. It is interesting place for scientific tourism in the field of geology, anthropology and archeology. Many experts came to this site to do some research and study among other; Van Es (1939), Duyfyes (1936), Van Bemmelen (1937), Van Koeningswald (1938), Sartono (1960), Suradi (1962) and Otto Sudarmaji (1976). Van Koeningswald said that more than five different types of hominoid fossils have been found in Sangiran, it was incredible. There is no other place in the world like Sangiran. The Sangiran fossils are very various, they were earth as well as sea fossils. There was a possibility that island of Java was erected from the bottom of sea million years ago.

Dieng Plateau

dieng_plateau.jpgDIENG PLATEAU (116 km northwest of Yogyakarta) has a beautiful scenery with a lot of oddities. Visit Dieng Plateau and discover the strange beauty of Java, Indonesia.
Dieng name derived from Sanskrit language which is "di" means the place and "hyang" means Gods. Overall Dieng can be defined as a place of the Gods. While the residents said Dieng derived from the word "edi" which means beautiful in the Java language, and "aeng" meaning strange. In other words Dieng is a beautiful place with a lot of oddities.
Located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, Dieng community should be grateful for the abundance of wealth which conferred upon their beautiful and exotic land. Candi Arjuna (Arjuna Temple) Complex which is the oldest Hindu temple in Java is still standing upright in the middle of whipping time and weather, as the evidence of the cultural heritage of an extraordinary wealth. Although some parts of the temple began to wear out with age, the worship of Shiva temple built in 809 AD is still stand sturdy giving the peaceful feeling in the midst of the natural silence of the mountains.