10 Temple Tours in East Java, Recommended Exciting Vacations Full of History

As one of the centers of government during the royal period, East Java has many historical sites that can be visited, temples for example. The building is so beautiful and aesthetic attracts many tourists, both local and foreign. Moreover, you can while getting to know the past history of these valuable relics. What are the temples in East Java? Penataran TempleThis temple is located in Penataran Village, Blitar Regency. Penataran Temple is believed to be the largest in East Java and has existed since the Kediri Kingdom in 1200 AD.…

10 Temples in Indonesia that Keep Mysterious Stories, Have You Been Here?

Indonesia not only has a very charming natural wealth. There are also historical sites that are no less interesting to visit. Not only magnificent buildings, there are also mysterious stories. Among them are 10 temples in Indonesia that keep the following mysterious stories. Not all of them are scary, some are very unique. BorobudurBorobudur Temple, Magelang, has a lion statue on the right and left of the entrance stairs. It is said that if you speak bad, the lion will haunt you in your constant dream. PrambananPrambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, has…

Karampuang Island Tourism in Mamuju

Karampuang Island is a beautiful island located in Karampuang Village, Mamuju District, Mamuju Regency, West Sulawesi Province. By boarding the ship as the only means of transportation to Karampuang Island from the port of Mamuju, visitors can already enjoy the beauty of island which is also known as the crocodile island by the local community because of its shape similar to the reptile when viewed from above. Even though ships are the only access to go to Karampuang Island, activities from Mamuju city to Karampuang Island have never been lonely.…

Ratu Boko Temple, Yogyakarta

Ratu Boko Temple Settled on a hillside plateau, overlooking Prambanan temple complex and with a view to Mount Merapi behind Prambanan Temple complex, lie the remains of a once grand palace. The palace (kraton) is named Ratu Boko after a King Boko of local folklore, but the real owner of the palace is more likely to have been a king of a local dynasty. Ratu Boko temple is located on a plateau, about three kilometres south of Lara Jonggrang Prambanan temple complex in Yogyakarta Central Java, Indonesia. Grand stone gates,…

Indonesian Popular Tradition

Indonesia, is the biggest archipelago country in the world and it consists of hundred of islands, tribes and custom. Among those diversities, Indonesia has traditions and rituals that already popular worldwide. Let say Karapan Sapi in Madura or Kasada ceremony in Bromo Mountain, many tourists will purposely come to see the ceremony during the time. Here are rituals or ceremonies that popular in Indonesia, even worldwide: 1. Tiwah Ritual – Central Kalimantan Tiwah Ritual is a procession to deliver the ancestor spirit and relatives who passed away to the afterlife…

Larat Island, The Island Of The Light

Larat Island Larat Island is the outer island of Indonesia that located in the Aru Sea and it is bordered by the states of Australia. Larat Island is part of the government of ??West Southeast Maluku regency, Maluku province. Larat Island is one of 92 frontline island in Indonesia. On this island, there are points that determine sea borders between Indonesia and Australia. This small island is administratively a district of North Tanimbar mainland of West Southeast Maluku (MTB). To go to Larat island can only be reached by sea,…

Tanimbar Islands, The Traditions Beneath The Beautiful Islands

Tanimbar Islands Tanimbar Islands or East Sea is a group of islands in Lesser Sunda Islands, which is the largest island of Yamdena. Yamdena island has an area of 3333 km ² stretching from north to south. On the Yamdena island there are about 40 villages that located on the coast. The people are dependent on subsistence agriculture and fishing. There are two major cities in the island, namely Saumlaki Yamdena (the district capital) and Larat (North Tanimbar district capital). Tanimbar Islands is one of the islands in the West…

Kemaro Island, Where You Can Find Your True Love

Kemaro Island Kemaro island, is a little delta on Musi River, it is located about 6 km from Ampera Bridge. Kemaro island is located in the industrial area, between Sriwijaya Fertilizer Plant and Pertamina Plaju and River Gerong . Kemaro island is about 40 km from the city of Palembang. The island is a place of popular recreation along the Musi River. In this place there is a Chinese temple ( Hok Tjing Rio temple). Kemaro Island is also a home of Buddhist temples that frequently visited by Buddhists to…

Nias Island, The Beauty Beneath The Cultures

Nias Island Nias Island or known as Tanö Niha, in Nias Island, is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias island is also the name of the archipelago, containing the Hinako archipelago. Nias is the largest islands off Sumatra that are part of North Sumatra province. This area consists of 131 islands and Nias Island is the biggest one. The population in this area is inhabited by some tribes, including Ono Niha, the native inhabitant of the Island, Malay, Batak, and Chinese. Isolated yet worldly, the Nias…

Raya Island, The Silent Witness

Pulau Raya This island was once a stronghold area during the Dutch colonial period and is now becomes one of tourist attractions in Indonesia. This is because there are lot of relics of the historical graves of soldiers that was killed here. In addition, Raya Island is also a fishing attraction and there are numbers of coral reef for those who enjoy snorkeling and diving. Raya Island is an outer islands of Indonesia that located in Indian Ocean and is bordered by India state. Raya Island is part of the…