Dieng Plateau

DIENG PLATEAU: AMONG THE GODS AT DIENG PLATEAU The name ‘dieng’ which literally translates as ‘abode of the Gods’ says all you need to know about this collection small ancient temples set in the  remarkable volcanic landscape of the Dieng Plateau. The misty location, sulphurous springs and colored lakes truly make this a place of […]

Kota Gede

KOTA GEDE, THE CENTER OF YOGYAKARTA’S SILVER INDUSTRY Kota Gede is a suburb of the city of Yogyakarta. The town is a maze of narrow streets, lined with tiny, traditional silversmith shops and mosaic-tiled houses, once the homes of the aristocracy and royal merchants. Kota Gede is a great place to come and take a […]

Wonderful Yogyakarta

YOGYAKARTA, THE NEVERENDING ASIA 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 century. Yogyakarta is […]

Parang Tritis

PARANGTRITIS, A MYSTICAL AND ENCHANTING BEACH IN YOGYAKARTA Parangtritis is located around 28 km (17 miles) from Yogyakarta 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 some incredibly green […]


Batik, the Traditional Fabric of Indonesia   It would be impossible to visit or live in Indonesia and not be exposed to one of the country’s most highly developed art forms, batik. On your first visit to a batik store or factory you will undoubtedly experience an overwhelming stimulation of the senses – due to […]

Mount Bromo

BROMO TENGGER SEMERU NATIONAL PARK The Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park covers a massive area of 800 square km in the center of East Java. For anyone with an interest in volcanoes, a visit to the park is a must. This is the largest volcanic region in the province. Visit the park and see the […]

Kraton Jogja

The cultural and political heart of this fascinating city is the huge palace of the sultans of Yogya, the kraton. Effectively a walled city, this unique compound is home to around 25,000 people, and has its own market, shops, batik and silver cottage industries, schools and mosques. Around 1000 of its residents are employed by […]