Things to do in Java Island
Jakarta largest city of Indonesia, with the mixture of traffic congestions and soulless tourist attractions to hidden treasures. Come to experience the ultimate Indonesian city, surrounded by countless people and flooded with shopping sales and bargains. Jakarta is the main international airport hub for entire Indonesia so take a little time to learn about this place before leaving.
Bandung the capital of West Java in Indonesia. Bandung is 180 kilometers southeast from Jakarta. Although it has a population of over two million the pace of city life is slower than Jakarta’s. Today Bandung a population of 2 million people, Bandung area an estimated 4 million. Bandung situated on a plateau 768 meters above sea level with cool climate throughout the year. Bandung is the most European city of Java
Short drives up to the mountain resorts of Lembang and Bosscha Observatory, and higher to the volcanic crater of Tangkuban Perahu, the only crater in Java accessible all the way by car as far as its rim. It’s the inspiring sight of emanating sulfur fumes. Descent into all volcanos 12 craters is only possible with the aid of an experienced guide, because of the presence of suffocating gases at certain spots. Just 15 minutes drive from Tangkuban Perahu hot springs resort. Here can swim in warm mineral water pools, good for healing skin problems. The resort provides a visitor with bar, restaurants, tennis courts and cottage style hotels overlooking a beautiful mountain-scape
Yogyakarta Special Region is officially one of Indonesia’s 32 provinces. Yogyakarta the foremost cultural centers of Java. This region located at the foot of active Merapi volcano, Yogyakarta was in the 16th and 17th centuries the seat of the mighty Javanese empire of Mataram from which present day Yogyakarta the best inherited of traditions. The city it self has a special charm, which seldom fails to captivate the visitor.
This province one of the most densely populated areas of Indonesia. The city came into being in 1755, after the Mataram division the Sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). Classical, contemporary Javanese dances, leather puppet, theater and other expressions of traditional art will keep the visitor spellbound. Local craftsmen excel in arts such as batiks, silver and leather works
Yogyakarta has more than just culture though. It is a very lively city and a shopper’s delight. The main road, Malioboro Street is always crowded and famous for night street food-culture and street vendors. Many tourist shops and cheap hotels are concentrated along this street or in adjoining tourist area such as Sosrowijayan Street.
The key attraction of Yogyakarta is Sultan’s Palace. Sultan Palace is the center of Yogya traditional life and despite the advance of modernity; it still emanates the spirit of refinement, which has been the hallmark of Yogya’s art for centuries. This vast complex of decaying buildings was built in the 18th century and actually a walled city within the city with luxurious pavilions and in which the current Sultan still resides. Yogyakarta is also the only major city, which still has traditional ‘Becak’ (rickshaw-style) transport.
Mount Bromo one of the volcanic mountains in Indonesia and most famous for the breathtaking view it offers. Many travelers come here to the nearby mountain to catch the sunrise over Mount Bromo. In the morning. something you must do when you are here.
Banyuwangi For most Indonesians and some foreigners, Banyuwangi was known as a stopover when traveling to the heavenly Island of the Gods, Bali. Little do they know, Banyuwangi holds more than a few hidden gems of its own just waiting to be uncovered.
Located to the eastern tip of Java, Banyuwangi is a good base for exploring some of East Java’s unforgettable features. This is where you can start your adventure from Here.