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Beautiful Pangandaran Beach facing the Indian Ocean West Java

Overview Pangandaran is one of West Java’s best kept-secrets as far as international tourists are concerned. Located on a peninsula on the south coast of West Java, about 91 Km from the town of Ciamis, Pangandaran offers uniquely black and white sand, calm waved beaches and spectacular sunsets. The beach resort facing the Indian Ocean is 223 Km from Bandung and 400km from Jakarta, and lies hal ...

Saung Angklung Udjo Village: Nature and Culture in Perfect Harmony West Java

Overview A group of children joyfully line up in traditional Sundanese costume, welcoming all visitors as they walk into the green bamboo hall of Saung Angklung Udjo Village in Bandung, West Java. Simply translated as Udjo’s House of Angklung, this one-stop cultural workshop offers a complete experience around angklung, Indonesia’s traditional musical instrument made of bamboo. ...

Relaxing in Wonosobo Central Java

Overview Located in the heart of Central Java, the small town of Wonosobo is in a picturesque mountain landscape with an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. The cool mountain air here provides a refreshing break from the heat and the impressive mountain terrain provides a perfect backdrop to relax and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. Although it is only driving distance from Yogya, Solo and Semar ...

Solo Surakarta: A City Steeped in History Central Java

Overview Famous as a city that is fiercely proud of its Javanese traditions, the regal city of Solo or Surakarta is known throughout Indonesia as a strong upholder of Javanese culture. A visit here is a chance to connect with and take in the sights and sounds of ancient Javanese culture. You’ll need at least a few days to explore the city to wander around and discover all the vibrant old markets, busy street life and ancient buildings. Historically, Solo has been a centre of power ...

Yogyakarta's Dining Guide Yogyakarta

Overview Yogyakarta is truly a unique city. Ruled by a king (sultan) whose lineage can be traced to centuries, this city offers plenty cultural and historical heritage. Here you can eat lesehan style without chairs. The rather sweet cuisine of Yogyakarta might surprise you first, but many people have been longing for good Javanese food after trying it once, so you might have the same experie ...

Yogyakarta, A Modern Blend of the Ancient and the Arts Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta: A Modern Blend of the Ancient and the Arts Yogyakarta, together with its twin city Surakarta (Solo), is the cradle of civilization on Java. This city was the seat of power that produced the magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan in the 8th and 9th century and the new powerful Mataram kingdom of the 16th and 17th cen ...

Beauty Kaliurang Resort: A Mountain Retreat Yogyakarta

Overview If you want to take a break from crowds and cities and immerse yourself in some natural beauty, then Kaliurang resort may be the place for you. Lying on the southern slopes of the majestic Mt Merapi, the quiet highland resort of Kaliurang is a peaceful escape from the heat and chaos of city life. This is a place to come to relax and rejuvenate and be energized by the fresh air. Visi ...

Mysterious Myths and Spectacular Ocean Views At Parangtritis Yogyakarta

Overview Escape from the city for a while and take the short drive from Yogya to the mystical Parangtritis beach where dramatic jagged cliffs meet a glistening volcanic black sand beach. Located around 28 km (17 miles) from Yogya this is the ideal distance to come for a day trip to take a break out of the city and soak up the roar of the waves and the astounding atmosphere. Here you’ll see som ...

Mount Bromo: Witnessing The Fascinating Sunrise East Java

Overview Located some 4 hours drive from Surabaya, the capital of East Java, Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that covers a massive area of 800 square kilometres. While it may be small when measured against other volcanoes in Indonesia, the magnificent Mt Bromo will not disappoint with its spectacular views and dramatic landscapes. At 2392 meters tall, Mt Bromo is not ...

Balekambang Beach, an exotic temple on the rock overlooks the vast white sandy beach East Java

Overview An exotic Hindu Temple standing on a giant rock overlooking the vast ocean on the horizon and soft pearly white sands embracing the waves coming in onto the shore; no this is not Tanah Lot, icon of Bali, nor any other beach on the fabled island, this is a spectacular sight at Balekambang Beach, situated at the southern coast of Malang Regency, East Java. ...

Sempu Island Nature Reserve and the beautiful Segara Anakan Secret Lagoon East Java

Overview Leave all the conveniences of the modern world behind, cross the strait between concrete structures and extraordinary woods, venture into a world of natural splendor, and gaze upon some of the most mystifying sceneries on the face of the earth :  those are what  the secluded Sempu Island has to offer. Situated on the south coast of Malang Regency ...

Palangkaraya: Cruise Into Tropical Rainforests Central Kalimantan

Overview Central Kalimantan, dominated by the indigenous Dayaks, is known as the lung of the world for its vast and fertile tropical jungles and forests. The northern mountain chain, the Schwaner Range, is home to some of the most pristine forests in Kalimantan. Certain areas are within WWF’s Heart of Borneo conservation initiative signed by the 3 nations, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. These mo ...

Melawai Beach East Kalimantan

Overview Melawai Beach is a main beach along Sudirman street, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. It is a favorite tourist destination in the city center for local community in Balikpapan and is vicinity, and for domestic and foreign tourists. This beach is situated between Semayang Port and Banua Patra Beach. This area is also a center for foods and drinks at nights. ...

Pulau Maratua, Dive with Green Turtles and Manta Rays in East Kalimantan East Kalimantan

Overview Maratua Island in the Derawan Archipelago off the north coast of East Kalimantan, is a large tropical island partially encircling a massive lagoon on one end and fringed with sheer rocky walls and coral reefs along the other end.This giant upside down U-shaped island covers about 384 square kilometers of sandy white beaches and mangrove forests and 3,735 square kilometers of territorial waters ...

Flower City of Tomohon North Sulawesi

Overview Tomohon is a hill resort located some 22 kilometers east of Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi province.  Tomohon consists of 35 villages in five sub-districts, namely West, East, Central, South and North Tomohon.Its land contour, cool weather and fertile soil encourage the local community to cultivate various kinds of flowers and vegetables. This city is known as a producer of flo ...

Bukit Kasih North Sulawesi

Overview Bukit Kasih – or the Hill of Love is located in the village of Kanonang at Kawangkoan, some 55 kilometers from Manado, North Sulawesi. It was built in 2002  as a spiritual center where religious followers from various faiths can gather, meditate and worship side by side  in this lush and misty tropical hill.This hill is called the Hill of Love because it is where people from dif ...

Upbeat Manado North Sulawesi

Overview People are Manado’s best asset. Manadonese are extroverts, warm and happy-go-lucky, drawing visitors naturally into the big family circle. Aptly, the city’s slogan is “Torang Samua Basudara”, meaning:” we are all one family”. No one here is allowed to feel lonely.  Manado is the largest, most-northerly city in Indonesia, capital of ...

Roaring Waterfall and Kingdom of Butterflies in Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park South Sulawesi

Overview In 1857, leading British naturalist, Alfred Russell Wallace discovered wonders beyond his imagination as he travelled into the interior of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. He found himself surrounded by thousands of enchanting butterflies of various sizes and colors.  Fascinated by the scene, he dubbed the area “the Kingdom of Butterflies” and later spent most of his life in this region to enjoy and examine the 150 s ...

Wakatobi National Marine Park, the Underwater Nirwana South East Sulawesi

Overview Legendary underwater explorer and conservationist, Jacques Cousteau is said to have called the Wakatobi islands – then known as the Tukangbesi islands:  an “Underwater Nirwana” Now a National Marine Park covering the entire Waktobi District, it comprises a total of 1.4 million hectares, of which 900,000 hectares are decorated with differen ...

Hari Island, Dive with Turtles South East Sulawesi

Overview South East Sulawesi Tourism has always had an amazing charm, with not only its nature, heritage, arts and crafts creations, and culture, but also its beaches with their breath-taking underwater beauty and pearly white sands, which have become a main attraction of Pulau Hari. If you are visiting areas of Southeast Sulawesi, you should not leave without setting foot on Pulau Hari, not far from ...