Tangkuban Perahu Mountain

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tangkuban Perahu, or Tangkuban Parahu in local Sundanese dialect mean boat capsize in english. Tangkuban Perahu mountain, is one of the volcanoes are located in West Java, the located name is Lembang, about 30 km north of the city of Bandung with the altitude of 2,084 meter above sea level with lush pine trees and spread of tea gardens in the area. The shape of the mountain is maar or shield that has burst 400 years ago. The most type of rock through eruption is lava and sulfur, a mineral that issued is sulfur, a mineral issued when the mountain not active is sulfur steam. The average temperature is 17oC daily at noon and 2 OC at night. Tangkuban Perahu, which from a distance looked like the boat capsize.

The last burst of mountain in 1910 and have 9 crater of active volcano until now. The craters name are "Ratu" creater, "Upas" creater, "Domas" creater, "Baru" creater, "Jurig" creater, "Badak" creater, "Jurian" creater, "Siluman" creater and "Pangguyungan Badak" creater. The Ratu creater is the largest, after that Upas creater where is located alongside with the Ratu creater. Some craters removing sulfur smell of smoke, there is even a crater forbidden to going down, because the smoke contain of poisons. Tangkuban Parahu have Dipterokarp Hill area of forest, Dipterokarp Top forest, Montane forest, and Ericaceous forest or mountains forest.

Enchantment Tangkuban Perahu is so impressive, it is a popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs upclose, and buy eggs cooked on its hot surface, even the weather is sunny, depressions in the ground wall craters can be seen clearly, not only that, we can enjoy to see the beauty primary craters,that is very impressive. The natural beauty of Tangkuban Perahu mountain to makes become one of the attractions of natural mainstay of West Java Province, particularly for Bandung. Every weekend, Tangkuban Perahu area always crowded by visitors who want to see the beautiful panorama of Tangkuban Perahu mountain. Don't worry about hotel, there are so many in there for staying or overnight if you want.

Local Legend of the Tangkuban Perahu Mountain:
The name translates roughly to "upturning of (a) boat" or "upturned boat" in Sundanese, referring to the local legend of its creation. The story tells of "Dayang Sumbi", a beauty who lived in West Java. She cast away her son "Sangkuriang" for disobedience, and in her sadness was granted the power of eternal youth by the gods. After many years in exile, Sangkuriang decided to return to his home, long after the two had forgotten and failed to recognize each other. Sangkuriang fell in love with Dayang Sumbi and planned to marry her, only for Dayang Sumbi to recognize his birthmark just as he was about to go hunting. In order to prevent the marriage from taking place, Dayang Sumbi asked Sangkuriang to (1) build a dam on the river Citarum and (2) build a large boat to cross the river, both before the sunrise. Sangkuriang meditated and summoned mythical ogre-like creatures -buta hejo or green giant(s)- to do his bidding. Dayang Sumbi saw that the tasks were almost completed and called on her workers to spread red silk cloths east of the city, to give the impression of impending sunrise. Sangkuriang was fooled, and upon believing that he had failed, kicked the dam and the unfinished boat, resulting in severe flooding and the creation of Tangkuban perahu from the hull of the boat.

Borobudur Temple

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

When you visit Jogyakarta, the center of Javanese Arts & Cultures and one of Indonesia's most important centers of learning where's you can visit the Kraton, Royal Palace of the Sultan (Javanese King) where Javanese traditional music Gamelan and Ramayana Ballet are regularly performed, or during the free program, you explore around the long main street Jalan Malioboro, a great place to practice your bargaining skills before you enter the higher quality Batik workshops and enjoying the night life. Don't miss visit Borobudur Temple, It is located at Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, 42-km northwest of Yogyakarta or 90-km southeast of Semarang and leave very early morning from Jogyakarta or Semarang direct to Borobudur, you will enjoy the Beautiful sunrise from this beautiful temple

Borobudur Temple ("Candi Borobudur" in Indonesian) is Indonesia's single most visited tourist attraction. Borobudur temple is the one of the best-preserved ancient monument in Indonesia that are most frequently visited by over a million domestic as well as foreign visitors. It also had been acclaimed by the world as a cultural heritage main kind. The architectural style has no equal through out the world. It was completed centuries before Angkor Wat in Kamboja. Borobudur is one of the world's most famous temples, it stands majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills. Borobudur is built of gray andesite stone. It rises to seven terraces, each smaller than the one below it. The top is the Great Stupa, standing 40 meters above the ground. The walls of the Borobudur are sculptured in bas-reliefs extending over a total length of six kilometers. It has been hailed as the largest and most complete ensemble of Buddhist relieves in the world, unsurpassed in artistic merit and each scene an individual masterpiece.

Borobudur Temple is the temple monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa and one of the world wonders and the biggest Buddhist temple in the ninth century Mahayana Buddhist monument measuring 123 x 123 meters.

Borobudur Temple is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments and one of the most magnificent Buddhist shrines in the world was built at the end of the 9th century by the Hindu kings of the Sailendra dynasty between 750 and 842 AD; 300 years before Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, 400 years before work had begun on the great European cathedrals. Little is known about its early history except that a huge tropical heat to shift and carve the 60,000 Cu m of stone. Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles revealed Borobudur Temple in 1814.

Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage; once a year Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument.

Overnight place
Many hotels and lodging can be found in there, from the cottage till five star class or more can be made the choice to stay and overnight.

Bromo and Semeru Mountains

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

If you are traveling to East Java, unfortunately if not visit to the Nature Tours area of Bromo-Semeru National Park. Moreover the weather is cool and fresh condition and nature mountainous is imprisoned.
Bromo-Semeru National Park is the only conservation area has a unique of sand sea caldera in Indonesia with wide around 5,250 hectares and resides at height of 2392 above meters of sea level

Bromo and Semeru Mount are Active Mountain and the most famous objects as a tourist in East Java. This beautiful tourism area will not find in other places. You can see the active volcano from the Peak of Bromo Mountain and spread of Sand Ocean, also you can bear witness the majesty of the Semeru Mountain and beauty sunrise.

Event around of 14th or 15th in Kesodo [to-ten] of mount according to the Java calendar, you can witness the Kesodo ritual ceremony, which was held by the Tengger Ethnic. Kesodo is a rituality ceremony for pray as omen blessings from the God.

How to achieve in this area.
You can reach this area by a car Around 125 Km from Juanda Intrnational Airport (Surabaya). And there are four main gates to enter to this national park area that is: Cemorolawang village if through via Probolinggo traffic lane, Wonokitri village through via Pasuruan traffic lane, Ngadas village through via Malang traffic lane and Burno village through via Lumajang traffic lane.

Overnight place
Various hotels and lodging can be found in the Bromo-Semeru National Park district, from the cottage till four star hotels can be made the choice to stay in the Bromo with low price.

And you can wander around in the area National Park with rented of the vehicle jeep type 4x4. Or if you want to wander around only at sand sea of Bromo, you can ride on horseback, which many available for rent in there.

The best season for visits around June till October and December till January.
Your health should be excellent and should be prepared the previsions of cold weather such as warm clothing, headgear, gloves and the much provision of foods and drinks when you trip will be better if you buy a stock of food and drink as your stock.
Enjoy the scenery spectacular Mount Bromo-Semeru, East Java

Surf , surf and surfing

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The surf in Bali is generally not huge, but most often in the 2-6 foot range (shoulder-high to double overhead). Larger waves can occur on some of the exposed reefs, but a mellower surf break can always be found in Bali by anyone who wishes to avoid life-threatening conditions. Bali has surf breaks both the west-facing and east-facing coastlines and, because of this an offshore wind can be found somewhere on the island on any given day. Because of the number of surf breaks and the quality and consistency of the waves in Bali, it is still possible to find a many places to surf with only a small to moderate crowd.

The surf is always up on the Island of the God's! and regardless of what country you hail from you will feel the mystique of surfing Bali's beaches ...with so many exotic locations available on the island you can choose from white sands, black sands, amazing scenery, traditional fisherman and fishing villages which all add to the unique experience that comes with Surfing Bali.

In Bali spirits come out to play in the moonlight, every night is a festival and even a funeral is an opportunity to have a good time. The surf camp is architect designed and newly built. Located near the balinese pipeline, there are a variety of breaks nearby suitable for surfers of all standards - from beginners to professionals. Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Impossibles, Bingin, Dreamland and Balangan are all easily accessible from the centrally located Surf Camp.
Feel the adventure , hot , winds , wet so exiting and more adventure.

Bali Island

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Welcome to the Bali Island of Gods, the island who has everything of travel to Indonesia: The world class Art & Culture of the Balinese that it has survived the repeated invasions of other cultures, temples, traditional festivals, white sandy beaches, cruising trips and many more.
Bali island, located in eastside jawa island. Island with many beauty [of] making people agape to wish again there. Custom which so jell felt [in] each;every tip of island, added [by] beautiful for view. You can enjoy the Kuta and Legian beaches with the white sands and other beaches which offer more tranquility; Ubud which famous for painters and carvers communities, community, terraced paddy fields, monkey forest; modern hotel resorts at Nusa Dua; The temples in Klungkung which representing the beauties of Balinese religion & cultures, the tropical small islands; Mount Agung & Mt. Batur Volcanoes with its beautiful volcanic lake, world class restaurants, shopping centers, discotiques and still many more. Bali offers everything.

The beautiful island of Bali has all the elements of a true exotic vacation. Not only does it have world class waves at your finger tips, it has the cultural activities and a beautiful atmosphere with great local people to make a great overall experience. Every type of traveler can have a trip of a life-time in Bali, from single travelers meeting people in the town of Kuta Beach or on the cliffs of Uluwatu in the hillside eateries, to the couples and honeymooners taking in the market places, colorful parades, relaxing on the beaches and experiencing some of the greatest sunsets in the world.

Bali can be overwhelming, even for the more experienced traveler, but with our surf guide and hotel packages, we will have someone to greet you at the airport, whisk you away to your hotel or resort without haggling with the local taxis (which can definitly give a bad taste in your mouth at the start of your trip). Once at the hotel, having a surf/tour guide at your beckon call 8 hours a day makes you feel safe on the busy roads of the city and gives you the key insight to be at the right surf break at the right time with local knowledge about the area, hazards, paddle out spots and to keep your valuables safe if you choose to have him stay next to the car.

Feel bali aborigin with all ritual and mores [his/its].
Cutie dance with its eye leering look , [is] very beautiful . Making every eye peep at up at

About Indonesian

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Indonesia is a vast and beautifully diverse country consisting of more than 17,000 islands, of which anly about 6,000 are inhabitated, stretching more than 5,000 kms between the Australia and Asia continental main island and dividing the Pacific and Indian Oceans on the Equator. Indonesia offers the blend of scenic beauty, flora and fun, culture and marine parks. There are stunning architectural features on the island.
The main island of Java is the most populous and where the capital city, Jakarta, located. Jakarta is home to millions of people, a varied blend of shops, good museums, great nightlife, nationalistic monuments and bustling port of Old Batavia. The cultural capital of Yogyakarta is relaxed and offers a window to traditional arts and crafts.

It is possible to experience traditional Ramayana theatre in Yogyakarta. Nearby archaeological site of Borobudur and Prambanan is one of the seventh world best heritages located in Central Java. Volcanoes from a backbone to Java with Mounts Bromo and Merapi popular tourist sites. Other Javanese towns of interest include Bogor, Bandung, Surabaya, Solo and Malang.

Just off East Java are the popular island resorts of Bali and Lombok. These tranquil islands are the tropical playgrounds of Idonesia with great beaches, resorts, nightlife, food, shopping and interesting cultural contrast. It is posible to experience Balinese dance and theatre in Ubud, Bali.

The islands to the east of Lombok provide an adventurous journey to many varied cultures. Komodo island is the home of the famous dragon reptile and Flores is renowned for its incredible beauty and challenging dives. Sumba is the home of to many intricate ikat textiles and Sulawesi is a cultural melting pot.

Balinese boats crusing round the islands
The island of Sumatra, the word's fifth largest, is less settled and featured vast rainforest, orang utans, beautiful Lake Toba and commercial centres of Bukittinggi and Medan.

Kalimantan is the Indonesian part of the island Borneo and its transected by wide rivers and forests for plantations. Several ethnic groups live here and there are opportunities to visit their villages. The travelling is adventurous with enermous distances between settlements.

Irian Jaya is culturally unique even by Indonesian standard to the rest of Indonesia and a part of west Irian province is the most original tourist areas in the world. The scenary ranges from snow capped peaks to vast riverine wetlands with view people in between.

Indonesian food varies from region to region but it is cheap, easily accessible and fresh. Fresh fruit is a highlight. Indonesian love to watch and play badminton and football. The diverse culture ensures many diverse holidays most of which are related to religious calendars.

Sources: ASEAN Visit

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