"Dieng Plateau - Land of Volcanos and Goddess" Top 5 Page for this destination Pegunungan Dieng by black_mimi99

Pegunungan Dieng Travel Guide: 83 reviews and 204 photos

Beautiful Plateau

Up in the clouds (it stands at 2000m), the Dieng Plateau is another country. A landscape of marshes, ruined temples, deep green hills and mist.
It only takes an hour to get here via the hairpins from Wonosobo, but the humid plains feel light years away when you do reach the top.

The trip to Dieng Plateau was gorgeous trip. I really enjoyed it.
The fresh air, the landscape, the historical places, the people, everything is awesome and amaze me. Worth to visit! Seriously.

The name "Dieng" comes from Di Hyang which means "Abode of the Gods" Its misty location almost 2000 m above sea level, and its mists, poisonous effusions and sulphur-coloured lakes make it a particularly auspicious place for religious tribute. The temples are small shrines built as monuments to the god-ancestors, rather than as a convenience to man.

Geographically, Dieng Plateau is in 2 regencies area, those are Wonosobo Regency and Banjarnegara Regency. The height of this area is 2093 m above sea level, and the temperature is 15°C on the day and 10°C in the night.

On dry season, the temperature could be extremely drop to under 0°C. This low temperature could freeze the morning dew. To the Dieng's farmers, these frozen dew that they called upas dew are so un-friendly because they could endanger the potataoes and cabbages vegetation.

Dieng Plateau area is 619,846ha, surrounded with mountains such as Mount Sumbing, Mount Sindoro, Mount Perahu, Mount Rogojembangan, and mount Bismo. The sensational beauty of Dieng Plateau is if we come from Wonosobo, we can see sunrise two times.

The temple we can find on Dieng Plateau
- Candi Abiyasa
- Candi Arjuna
- Candi Bima
- Candi Darawati
- Candi Dvaravati
- Candi Gatotkaca
- Candi Pandu

- Candi Parikesit
- Candi Puntadewa
- Candi Magersari
- Candi Nakula
- Candi Sadewa
- Candi Sembadra
- Candi Senjaka
- Candi Semai
- Candi Srikandi

Other tourist attraction that scattered on Dieng Plateau are : Sikidang Crater, Si Banteng Crater, Sileri Crater, Candradimuka Crater, Balaikumbang Lake, Medada Lake, Siwi Lake, Dringa Lake, Sinila Lake, Jala Tunda Well, Jumut Cave, Gangsiran Asmotoma.

Local Kid

Meets local people, see the school kids around the temples, their happy faces, and their friendship make us so welcome, and lovely place to stay and hang around.

SunRise

See the sunrise from mount Sikunir, its really amazing moment to be....
To climbing to the top of the Sikunir mount really hard road and need strong energy, but when arrived to the top and see that Golden Sunrise.... what amazing moment to be, and all the hard work its nothing compare that view we can see....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A lovely lakes, crater, temples and panorama...
  • In a nutshell:must visit!!
  • Last visit to Pegunungan Dieng: Mar 2009
  • Intro Updated Apr 3, 2009
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2009 at 2:41 AM

    Hello, Mimi! ><>< I see nice places to pay a visit there...

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Would really love to take a picture of the Telaga Warna - Coloured Lake!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    Wow...cantik. Dieng Plateau is definitely a worthy place to visit. Amazing photos of this hgihland. Thanks for sharing. SL :)

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    Hello, you have a great page on Pegunungan here.I likes your photos and tips. Temples look interesting. Greetings from Istanbul.Bora

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2009 at 12:17 AM

    Hello from South Africa, nice tips.

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