Dieng Plateau located in the second district Banjarnegara and Wonosobo regency. High plateau 2,093 meters above sea level is not only presenting a beautiful natural landscape, but also save the myriad mysteries of human civilization for hundreds of years. Temple-shaped buildings that still are standing firm, be evidence that it was ever present in the Hindu social community.
Discuss sights Dieng Plateau can not be separated from the names of the temple in the puppet, lake water colors, caves, giant wells, some crater with sulfur and cold atmosphere. In addition to the diverse natural attractions, the area also has available a wide range of tourist facilities which can be utilized as an educational tour, such as: Dieng Plateau Theater, Museum of Kailasa Dieng Geothermal Power Plant (PLTP), Volcano Observation Post, fruit processing industry Carica (typical fruit Dieng Plateau), the first mineral water distillation plant in Indonesia (AQUA) and Tambi tea factory.
Not only there, in addition there are dozens of craters and lakes as well as a hot water bath and waterfalls that can be visited, there is another uniqueness that is not less interesting, namely children haired teball Dieng and sunrise can be viewed 2 times one day (Golden Sunrise & Silver Sunrise), is a natural phenomenon that will never be found in any place, in addition to the Dieng Plateau.
Not many places in Indonesia, which has the mountain scenery is so beautiful with very cold air. Nothing wrong in place in heaven or earth dubbed as the land above the clouds and the beauty of the area that holds the 1001’s, was chosen as a place of recreation for you, as well as tourist attractions challenging for researchers and adventurers, because there is only one on Earth Dihyang .
Plan your trip to Dieng Plateau tingggi as early as possible, especially for the first time you want to visit there. If you do not want to be bothered, you can follow the tour packages are already available, in addition to its affordability, variety of facilities will kemudahanpun what you get.
A. TEMPLE COMPLEX ARJUNA
Temple-shaped building which still seems to stand firmly on the Dieng Plateau is a silent witness, that here the ever present social community embraces Hinduism. Arjuna temple complex is the oldest Hindu temple in Java. The temple is believed to have begun founded in the 8th century AD in the golden age of Kalinga dynasty and completed in the 13th century at the time of the Sailendra dynasty. Arjuna temple complex consists of two rows facing each other temple, east row consecutively is Arjuna Temple, Temple Heroine, Puntadewa Temple, and Temple Sembadra. While the west only remaining rows 1 Semar.Tidak temple temples are far from this complex also contained other Temples are Setyaki, Gatut Glass, Bima Temple and Temple Dwarawati.
B. LAKE COLOR DIENG
In this place there are two lakes that are close together, the color of the lake water and lake Pengilon the clean, clear and shiny like a mirror. Color named because surface water can change color, following the light of the sun, the lake is sometimes colored blue, green, sometimes even change color to yellowish. In the Dieng Plateau there are several other lakes besides lakes and lake colors Pengilon ie Balekambang lake, lake Merdada, tadpole lake, lake Sumurup, dringo lake, lakes and lake Sewiwi Menjer.
C. SIKIDANG CRATER
Sikidang crater is a crater where the water is always boiling and spitting gas that smelled of sulfur. People called him Sikidang Crater. Sikidang called because semburannya always moving place, such as bounding deer that was running. This differs from the crater crater in the mountains of West Java and East Java. Here crater not be at the top of the mountain, but on land that resembles a well, so that tourists can witness the activities of the crater is a short distance away, even to the point on the crater rim. In addition Sikidang Crater, there are also other craters are still in the Dieng area is Sikendang Crater, Crater Sileri, Candradimuka Crater, Crater Sinila, Weigh Crater, Crater and Crater Sipandu Paging Cage.
PLACES OF INTEREST
1. VIEW POST DIENG
Viewable substation Dieng is a place of rest (Rest Area) that is located to the right of the road, approximately 6 kilometers, before entering the tourist area of Dieng Plateau. In most tourists heading to the Dieng area always taking the time to pause while unwind. From this point onward travel Dieng Plateau in the start. At an altitude of 1,789 meters above sea level you can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and fascinating Dieng with a mountain backdrop Sindoro and expanse of clouds that stretched in front of the eye position parallel to the ground with our feet so as to give the impression that as if we really was in the “STATE OF THE CLOUD”. From this place you can also watch the first sunrise (Golden Sunrise) with a yellowish color.
2. TUK BIMO LUKAR
Just before entering the area from the direction of Wonosobo Dieng, the right of the road there is an ancient spring named Tuk Ben Lukar. These springs are the headwaters of the river Serayu. Kekunaan visible traces of two jaladwara (water fountain), which until now still can berfungsi.Tuk this Bimolukar believe to be a place of purification before entering the Dieng area. However, residents also utilize about these springs for everyday purposes such as bathing, washing and drinking water. River which empties into the Indian Ocean, across five regions namely Wonosobo regency, Banjarnegara, Purbalingga, Banyumas and Cilacap.
3. DIENG PLATEAU THEATRE
To support natural attractions and culture, has built Dieng Dieng Plateau Theatre. Natural and cultural interpretation center Dieng has been equipped with audiovisual facilities and a 20-minute documentary about the natural beauty and diversity of culture and society of Dieng volcano volcanic activity in the Dieng Plateau. This place was inaugurated by Mr. President 6th (Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono) in 2007.
4. MUSEUM KALIASA DIENG
To save the archaeological findings and historic objects, and to recall a wealth of local culture (Daily, livelihoods, beliefs, arts, traditions) have also built a museum which was named Kailasa Dieng Museum. In addition, the museum also contains artifacts and information panels about the nature (geology, flora and fauna). Up to now, 22 tells the story of the ancient Javanese manuscripts Dieng as a center of religious activity. In this museum you can trace the ancient Javanese Hindu civilization in the 7th century BC and 8. Kailasa name taken from the name of a mountain, Lord Shiva residence. The name is taken as archaeological Dieng in paint by the worship of Lord Shiva, which can be in the know of enshrinement and inscriptions. The museum was inaugurated by the Minister of Tourism, Jero Wacik, on July 28, 2008, as a portrait Dieng past.
5. OASIS DIENG
OASIS (Object Travel Sewiwi lake water) is a new tourist attraction in the Dieng area is located to the left of the road leading to the Kepakisan Tourism Village, which is just 2 km from the Dieng Plateau. In this tourism object has equipped with tourist facilities such as water tricycles water, paddle boats, mini train, fishing, souvenir stalls, hawker Dieng and some shelter / gazebo for shelter and rest. With a large parking area and temporarily free admission tickets and place location on the edge of the road, no one if you bring the whole family outing to this place. Guaranteed, you will definitely find a different atmosphere. For those who like fishing, do not bother to bring a fishing pole out of the house, because it has been provided by the manager, just rent 5,000, – per rod for 24 hours. For those who want to try water toys such as tricycles, mini train, etc., Nothing wrong with our slogan is “Easy Access, Cheap Rates, Beautiful Scenery”. About security, you do not need to worry because the object has been in the form of Water Aid Unit (UPA), to be alert and ready to help at any time if there are undesirable events.
6. HOT SPRING BITINGAN
Discuss the Dieng tourist attraction can not be separated from the names of the temples in the puppet, colorful lakes, caves, giant wells, some sulfur craters and cold atmosphere. But tourists do not have to worry about the cold, because there has been a tourist attraction hot springs. Bitingan place in Hamlet, Village Tourism Kepakisan, District Batur, Banjarnegara district. To get there we had to travel approximately 4 km from the village of Tourism Kepakisan, past the crater Sileri direction. The journey there can be traveled by vehicle two-wheeled or four. Even on the edge of the road to get there can be seen a view of some boreholes Geothermal Power Plant, with connection pipes tubs giant snake that brings about other conditions of the tour. The springs in these baths do not like hot springs elsewhere that in general turbid and contains sulfur. But the warm springs in the village Bitingan very clear, warm and the smell beleran not even believe in part in the local community can cure some diseases such as itching, rheumatism, blood circulation, muscle pains and fitness after a long day of work. Part of the population utilizing warm water channeled through pipes to homes. So if you visit the waterfall Sirawe, although included in the Dieng plateau region are cold, do not have to worry about cold showers.
7. WATERFALL SIRAWE
New charm tour Dieng, so the visitors called him. Tourist attractions and pristine waterfalls are located in Bitingan Hamlet, Village Tourism Kepakisan not far from the location of the hot springs. Waterfall charm is not lost with similar objects encountered so far. At a height of approximately 70 meters, the water of the river rawe vomit it forms a giant shower mixed with fog, so the views were absolutely breathtaking. The mist clinging to the rock waterfall swept, white netting fabric tub when viewed from a distance. After arriving in Hamlet Bitingan, we have to pass through the road on either side grow crops carica (typical fruit Dieng Plateau), then through the path leading to the waterfall. Walking through the forest, towards the object if at enjoy an adventure trip. For young people who like a challenge, really cool location for trekking or through the forest with a leisurely stroll, while getting to know nature of the flora and fauna in the forest, while enjoying the beauty of His creation. Up and down the steep and winding, it is a challenge for the adventurous.
8. SILERI CRATER
New charm tour Dieng, so the visitors called him. Tourist attractions and pristine waterfalls are located in Bitingan Hamlet, Village Tourism Kepakisan not far from the location of the hot springs. Waterfall charm is not lost with similar objects encountered so far. At a height of approximately 70 meters, the water of the river rawe vomit it forms a giant shower mixed with fog, so the views were absolutely breathtaking. The mist clinging to the rock waterfall swept, white netting fabric tub when viewed from a distance. After arriving in Hamlet Bitingan, we have to pass through the road on either side grow crops carica (typical fruit Dieng Plateau), then through the path leading to the waterfall. Walking through the forest, towards the object if at enjoy an adventure trip. For young people who like a challenge, really cool location for trekking through the forest with the alias leisurely stroll, while getting to know nature of the flora and fauna in the forest, while enjoying the beauty of His creation. Up and down the steep and winding, it is a challenge for the adventurous.
9. LAKE MERDADA
Merdada lake is located in the village of Batur subdistrict Tourism Karangtengah Banjarnegara district. Merdada Lake is the largest lake that is in the Dieng Plateau. This lake has an area of 25 acres with a background of hills that surround the entire area of the lake. While at the edges of the lake seemed different types of vegetable crops that are managed by the local community, even in the lake is also stored Merdada wealth of freshwater fish are very abundant. The beauty and appeal of the lake has to offer in this Merdada not stop there. Tourist attractions boat ride on top of the mountain can be a special experience for visitors. Travelers can take a boat around the lake Merdada.
10. WELLS JALATUNDA
Is a former pit crater from the crater eruption happens died thousands of years ago. Currently the former crater has been filled with water so that it resembles a giant well. The center line of the well approximately 90 meters with a depth of up to hundreds of meters. To go to these attractions, visitors must walk down a staircase made of stone masonry, which accounted for 257 pieces. This tourist attraction is located in the village of Tourism Pekasiran, District Batur, Banjarnegara district, which is located adjacent to the west of all existing attractions in Dieng.
11. CHANDRADIMUKA CRATER
The name of this crater is very famous because it has something to do with the story in the puppet that is crater Candradimuka. It is also next to the most western of all existing attractions in Dieng Plateau next to it Jalatunda giant wells, approximately 6 km from the shaft area or Arjuna Temple complex. Precisely in the village of Batur subdistrict Pekasiran Travel and entered in Banjarnegara district. Unlike most existing craters in Dieng, the crater endlessly spouting hot gases and vapors are accompanied with a roar that was heard around the crater. Nevertheless, because of the location of the crater is quite open, visitors can see the sights of this interesting enough from a short distance away.
12. TALISMAN CAVE
Goa Upas or toxic, so the locals call it is a cave in the form of a basin, that is located on the west side of the mountain slope Pengamunamun power, just to the right road to a tourist attraction giant Jalatunda Well, before entering the Tourism Village Pekasiran. Travelers can only be watched from a distance this cave, because it is prohibited to go down to the location of the cave. Tomb tomb can still be in saksikant on the edge of the ramp to the right of the road, heading towards the village of Tourism Pekasiran.
13. MOUNTAIN SIKUNIR
One of the few mountains that surround the Dieng plateau is a mountain with an elevation of 2,350 Sikunir meters above sea level. This place has always been a top priority for foreign tourists after Arjuna temple complex, and the crater lake color Sikidang. In this place could watch the sunrise affected by the designation “Golden Sunrise”. Watching the sunrise is actually not uncommon, but unlike in the sun waiting for the awakening of the mountain Sikunir. The view that lay in front of the eyes is really very beautiful and amazing. Expanse of clouds and fog that align with our footrest, giving the impression that as if we really were in the State above the clouds. Stretch of clear sky with a mountain backdrop Sindoro and cleft, and settlements with houses and the lights are still burning that much there, further adds to the beauty of the atmosphere. There are two ways to reach the top Sikunir within 8 km of the Dieng Plateau, you can trekking (walking), where you have to get up at 3 am, or use a motorcycle taxi service, if not carrying your own car, if you do not want to be bothered, could follow the tour package is on offer.
14. HERMITAGE MANDALASARI
This place is located on a small island between the lake and the lake Pengilon color. Place the mystical atmosphere still feels there are 3 pieces of Goa is Goa Semar, Goa and Goa Jaran wells. Goa Semar is a frequently used people to do meditation (spiritual cultivation). That’s why this place called the Hermitage Mandalasari. While in Goa Spring wells contained sacred by the Hindus called “Tirta Perwitasari”, at this location Hindu people of Bali are often held a ritual ceremony called Muspe / Mabakti or Medhak Tirta.
15. SEDAYU WELLS
Darmasala complex in the north, there are 3 pieces of ancient wells named wells Sedayu / Maerokoco wells. The well is rectangular, with a neat pile of stones on all four sides. High surface of the water just one meter from the ground and the water is never dried, though in the dry season in the surrounding area experiencing drought. Water from these wells is used to wash or hair wash for children long-haired, before the tourist attractions of culture, tradition gondrongl barber was carried once a year. This well is the only holy water that remains.
16. GANGSIRAN ASWOTOMO
Gangsiran Aswotomo in trust as an ancient drainage channel was built before the temple. Sewer under land stretches from the direction of Arjuna temple complex toward the West Sea with a depth of 5-7 meters from the ground. This channel serves to drain the water that flooded the Dieng Plateau. Until now, the former sewer we can still see.
The presence of Geothermal Power Plant, which is managed by PT.GEODIPA ENERGY in Dieng Plateau, has added to complete, that Dieng can be used as an educational tour. Where geothermal resources are very abundant and are still stored in the bowels of the earth, taken through some of the drilling point, then steam heat (steam) coming out of the bowels of the earth is channeled with great pipes leading to the giant snake tub Power Plane. In this Power Plane steam turbine used for mengggerakkan / generator to be converted into electric power. This is where the locals take advantage of electricity as a source of lighting equipment and daily necessities.
18. WATU COLOR
Watu color is past the remains of a pile of stones forming a neat square on the wall embankment hill. At up to 30 meters with a height of 10 meters. In this world of color Watu we can still see a ladder up towards Siti Hinggil. While Siti hinggil located on the site Watu color. Siti in Javanese means “Land” and hinggil means “High”. In addition to it being in a high place, Siti Hinggil is defined as land on or in respect exalted. Formerly in this spot once stood sacred buildings, but now it is flat on the ground, visible from the temple stones lying scattered. From this place, we can see the core Dieng, who in the middle there is Arjuna temple complex.
19. ONDO BUDHO
Ondo Budho is a path that is composed of rocks with a length of 200 meters, which in ancient times the trail is in use for the road to the Dieng Plateau. Local people call Ondo Budo. Until now Ondo Budo still in use by the residents as an alternative path from the south heading to the Dieng Plateau But more tourists are now coming to the Dieng Plateau from the east.
20. HALL SOEHARTO-WHITLAM
In the Dieng Plateau, former President Suharto left many interesting stories to look at, behind the figure of him as a statesman. To the east of the temple complex of Arjuna, is one place that could tell the story. In one of these objects Gen. Suharto, who was still serving as president, never had a meeting with the Australian prime minister at the time, Mr.Gough Whitlam, on September 7, 1974. In the 15-minute meeting that Australia expressed support for the possibility of the integration of East Timor into Indonesia. However, in the building of 500 square meters are in no way implies the memory of Suharto like photographs. The assertion of the existence of ties at the meeting by a show marble slab bearing the name of the two heads of government, without the signature accompanied both. Today, the building stands proudly Hall named Suharto-Whitlam.
21. VOLCANO OBSERVATION POST
Volcano Observation Post this under the auspices of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Geological Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. This post tasked with monitoring volcanic activity in the area of Dieng, because volcanoes volcanic activity in this region has different characteristics with volcanoes that exist elsewhere. For example, if at Mount Merapi, in addition to the solid material that is issued at the time of the eruption, also issued a so-called hot clouds wedus trash, unlike existing Volcano Dieng in the region, in addition to solid materials, also releases CO2 gas with a high enough concentration, (especially in the crater Weigh, not areas / tourist area). This gas is very dangerous if it exceeded the threshold (> 25% volume), given the nature of this gas has a colorless, odorless and tasteless. In addition to monitoring the volcanic activity in the area of Dieng volcano, as well as to reduce to a minimum the loss of property in the event of a natural disaster that causes by volcanic activity in the area. In this post has been equipped with a fairly modern equipment with computerized system. This place is perfect when used as an educational tour, as an educational tool for students as well as students.
Dieng Plateau also there are many interesting traditions. One of them is a longish tradition Barber.