"Java's Mordor" Top 5 Page for this destination Pegunungan Dieng by bpacker

Pegunungan Dieng Travel Guide: 83 reviews and 204 photos

Not too long ago, there were 2 female equivalents of Frodo and Samwise Gamgee. They travelled from a protected little town of Yogya and journeyed to a strange place not unlike Mordor. It was called Dieng Plateau as it had strange bogs and lakes that changed colours according to its mood, yellow-coloured rocky holes with boiling mud and steam and strange stone structures with the faces of many gods. The 2 female hobbits saw all these strange sights and were happy. They had travelled very far to be here, on a difficult journey filled with adventure and rain the day before. But lo, they were still far away from home! After Dieng, they traversed many miles again, this time to a town named Solo.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Olde Chandis, Lovely Mountain Views, Bubbling Craters
  • Cons:This spot is along the volcanic belt of fire!
  • In a nutshell:A must visit for any Hobbit
  • Last visit to Pegunungan Dieng: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2007 at 9:27 PM

    potatos in Java? I would have never guessed!

  • Jun 7, 2007 at 8:23 PM

    Your picture on the front of page & the one of the farmer in Dieng are absolutely stunning. You have unearthed a hidden world full of adventure.

  • Nov 1, 2006 at 7:58 AM

    Great tour to one of my dream destinations! tx, excellent page!

  • umashanker's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2006 at 6:47 AM

    Great adventure Glen.Surprise to see the ancient temples of the heros of "mahabhartha" in Java.Thanks so much.

  • Feb 21, 2006 at 7:54 PM

    Great adventure! You are one feisty lady who dares to visit such remote area! Kudos to you.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2006 at 11:33 PM

    Spooky place with all that steam and boiling mud and low-hanging clouds around the temples. And potatoes. Thanks for explaining what a stupa is. (I always thought it must be something stupid, but evidently it's not.)

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2006 at 6:07 PM

    Ah, behold the adventures of Freda and Samantha Gamgee..

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2006 at 8:17 PM

    My precious! Don't drop us into the bubbling lava!

  • jenaikes's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2006 at 10:53 PM

    What an adventure the two female hobbits had! wow!


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