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Java Island is one of the Greater Sunda Islands in Indonesia. It is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the south and the Java Sea to the north. With a population of 151.8 million, including the inhabitants of its surrounding islands, principally Madura, Java constitutes 56.1 percent of the Indonesian population. 147.7 million people live on Java itself, making it the world’s most populous island.
Indeed, this Indonesian island of Java got voted as the world’s best by the readers of Travel & Leisure, making it a part of the ‘best places to visit in Indonesia’ list. Java, though maybe not by size the biggest, it is definitely the main island of Indonesia, being the central hub for business and also of course travel.
You can find amazing temples, like the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, or the most amazing volcanoes in Indonesia such as Merapi Volcano, Bromo Volcano, Kawah Ijen or Krakatau. All of them are just incredible! And what about the national parcs? The national park of Ujung Kulon offer immersive experiences in beautiful, distinct environments.
As local travel agency located in Indonesia we will be pleased to share our knoweledge with you and create together the perfect tailor-made tour in Java. We will make you discover the most amazing places in Java Island.
INDONESIA TAILOR-MADE TOURS - HOLIDAYS IN INDONESIA : TRIP TO JAVA
What are the top things to do in Java Island ? What are the must-visit places in Java? We always received these questions. And of course it depends on each traveller...what they love, what are their interests...so Java can be visited different depending on each traveller profile. We will propose you somo places to visit in Java. These selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. But we will hear you and then create a completely unique and exclusive trip based on your preferences.
So let’s explore the best things to do in Java!
1. CITY OF YOGJAKARTA
Yogjakarta offers everything you can imagine: arts, culture, traditional shopping (batik), culinary delights...In sightseeing, attractions not to be miss are the Water Castle and Kraton Palace.
2. INDONESIA’S BEST MOUNTIAN CLIMBING EXPERIENCES
In Java you can find some of the most beautiful volcaonoes in Indonesia. The majestic Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta is itself a challenge. It’s the most active volcano in Indonesia. Standing at 2,911 meters above sea level, climbing up along cooled lava streams reaching the summit of this majestic volcano you will be met by a spectacular sunrise in an amazing360 degree panoramic view. Also amazing are the Krakatau Volcano, Mount Bromo and Kawah Ijen. All of them worth the effort!
3. BOROBUDUR TEMPLE
The Borobudur Temple Compounds is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world, and was built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD during the reign of the Syailendra Dynasty. The monument is located in the Kedu Valley, in the southern part of Central Java, at the centre of the island of Java, Indonesia. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has an amazing 72 sculpted figures of Buddha.
It is easy to visit Borobudur from the neighboring city of Yogyakarta on a day trip, It is particularly beautiful at sunrise and sunset so try to time your visit to make the most of the natural light show here. This is why we recommend you to stay in a hotel located in the area. For example, Plataran Borobudur & Spa. Can you iamgine having breakfast with views over Borobudur Temple?
4. PRAMBANAN TEMPLES
Candi Prambanan is also a very popular temple complex. Together with Borobudur Temple thet are the most visited temple complexes. But they are very different. While Borobudur is Buddhist, Prambanan is a Hindu Temple.
Candi Prambanan is also designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prambanan Temple Compounds consist of Prambanan Temple (also called Loro Jonggrang), Sewu Temple, Bubrah Temple and Lumbung Temple. Prambanan Temple itself is a complex consisting of 240 temples. All the mentioned temples form the Prambanan Archaeological Park and were built during the heyday of Sailendra’s powerful dynasty in Java in the 8th century AD.
5. UJUNG KULONG NATIONAL PARC
This national park, located in the extreme south-western tip of Java on the Sunda shelf, includes the Ujung Kulon peninsula and several offshore islands and encompasses the natural reserve of Krakatoa. In addition to its natural beauty and geological interest – particularly for the study of inland volcanoes – it contains the largest remaining area of lowland rainforests in the Java plain. Several species of endangered plants and animals can be found there, the Javan rhinoceros being the most seriously under threat.
We only recommend you to visit Ujung Kulong National Parc if you are and adventurous travel. No luxury, no confort...difficult to get there...But you will be rewarded!
6. DIENG PLATEAU
Dieng Plateau is a natural wonder tucked in the highlands of central Java, Indonesia, not too far from the city of Yogyakarta. Around 4 hours by car. The place is perfect for nature lovers: active volcanoes, smoking sulfuric springs, multicolored lakes, fresh mountain air...and we can also find 8 Hindu Temples that are actually some of the oldest surviving buildings on the island of Java.
7. KARIMUNJAWA ARCHIPELAGO
Karimunjawa archipelago is still unknown to mass tourism. This Archipelago is a National Marine Park composed of 27 islands which still offers the feeling of a natural and remote beauty You can get there by ferry from Jepara or by flight from Semarang. From Jepara you have two options : fast ferry or slow ferry. Once there we recommend you Kura Kura Resort. This archipelago is perfect to relax and disconnect from the world.
As we have told you, this places are suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Java. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by us.