Travel Guide to the Dieng Plateau
Travel guide to the Dieng Plateau is a mainstay tourist spot in Central Java Province with a very interesting tourist attraction to visit because this tourist spot combines enchanting natural tourism, cultural tourism in the form of Hindu temple complexes and mountains overgrown with vegetable crops, coffee plantations and refreshing tea plantations.
We made this Travel guide to the Dieng Plateau and can assist you in arranging trips and everything else on your tour from Yogyakarta.
Must-do Tours in Dieng
The trip from Yogyakarta to Dieng can be taken for approximately 3 hours by car. This place is rather isolated and there is no public transportation that can be accessed to Dieng,
Tour guide to the Dieng Plateau is a very exotic tourist spot and Dieng also has a favorite tourist spot that will not be found anywhere else due to natural phenomena that occur in Dieng. Please note that this list of tourist attractions is for your tour guide.
- Color Lake – Pengilon Lake
Telaga Warna and Pengilon Lake are very good places to explore tourist attractions in Dieng. In fact, many tourists come here will not pass Telaga Warna as a tourist destination that must be visited. They walk to enjoy nature on the edge of the lake which is overgrown with shade and fresh trees.
Lake Color, a lake that is very colorful with shades of red, green, blue, white, and purple, when the weather is sunny and direct sunlight goes to the lake. While the Pengilon Lake, with clear water. The unique thing is that the water is very clear reflecting like mirror glass. Viewing angles for Color Ponds and Pengilon Ponds
There are two viewpoints for Lake of Colors and Lake of Pengilon, where you can enjoy the lake view from the Lake Point view point. One of them is from Sidengkeng Bukit Petak and from Gardu Pandang.
- Sikidang Dieng Crater
Hearing the word crater is like a terrible thing in our minds. Like something hot with lava hot in the crater. But this did not happen in sikadang crater.
Sikadang Crater has a crater hole with a diameter of about 5 meters with like boiling water because this crater is still volcanologically active but still safe to visit. This tourist spot you should visit and in this area there are also small craters that you can find besides Sikadang Crater.
- Arjuna Temple Complex
The Hindu temple complex in Dieng, is the site of the oldest Hindu religious culture before the existence of the Borobudur temple and Prambanan Temple. The temple complex or Arjuna temple was built in the 7th century. Around Arjuna temple there are also temples that you can visit such as Bima temple, Gatutkaca temple, Puntadewa temple and many temples with the name Mahabarata.
If you want to enjoy the temple complex yourself, it’s better to arrive early in the morning.
- Tambi Tea Plantation
You can also explore tea plantations or even coffee plantations. Not only can you pass through the plantation, but you can also enter and explore this plantation area.
At Tambi Tea Plantation, you can join the Agro Tourism Tour guided by a local Tour Guide to accompany and explain to you about tea. After that, you can go to the tea factory and learn about the process of making tea leaves and you can try making a drink from tea.
- Seeing Golden Sunrise on Sikunir Hill
Golden Sunrise Sikunir located in the Dieng plateau, Central Java. Golden Sunrise Sikunir is seeing the most beautiful sunrise in Indonesia. With a very high location, which makes it possible to see the sunrise perfectly. The right time to enjoy the enchanting Golden Sunrise Sikunir Dieng is in the dry season and you can depart from the Homestay using a motorcycle taxi around 4am.
In this place there is also a place for camping or camping. You can prepare camping equipment for those who like camping. For those who do not arrange like camping you can choose a hotel or homestay in the Dieng Plateau at a low price.
Culinary Food in Dieng
There are lots of local delicacies that you should try when traveling in Dieng. Most of the basic ingredients used are agricultural products in the Dieng plateau and the traditional manufacturing process and culinary specialties of the local population.
Some things I suggest you try include Tempe Kemul, Carica and Ongklok Noodle.
– Kemul Tempe is Tempe (or tempe) fermented soybean, which is fried (but not crispy) with flour. I like to eat Tempe Kemul with green chili. It’s spicy and delicious.
– Carica is a type of fruit that (many say) can only be found around the Dieng plateau area. Carica is a mini papaya. It feels good fresh or mixed as a drink.
– Ongklok Noodle is a famous noodle dish in the Dieng Plateau. Ongklok’s noodles have a sweet taste with a sauce of noodles that is persistent and tastes good in my opinion. You must try! Many people like to try this Dieng specialty culinary
Where do you stay at Dieng?
In the Dieng Plateau tourist area there are no five-star hotels, most homestays are in this tourist area. Most homestays here are widely used by local backpackers to stay here for transit to see the sunrise,
There are hotels in the city of Wonosobo about 15 KM from this area, but they have expensive prices and poor service compared to your stay in Yogyakarta. Instead, we advise you not to stay at Dieng. In my opinion staying overnight in the city of Yogyakarta will be better than in Dieng.
Homestay and Hotels in Dieng
Our recommendation is that you should stay in the Wonosobo area not far from this tourist area. In Wonosobo there are several hotels and home stays that are suitable to be used to stay here. Among them:
Budget Hotels: Ortegha Homestay and Sendangsari Bamboo Hut
Star Hotels: Kresna Gallery Hotel or Hotel Asia.
How to get to the Dieng Plateau?
This Highland Tour guide in Central Java from Semarang city takes around 4 hours drive and you can depart from Yogyakarta in about 3.5 hours depending on the traffic jam during your trip.
Some of these we will give a Tour Guide to the Dieng Plateau. There are several options you can make to this tourist destination that you can use, including:
Car Rental in Yogyakarta
Travel guide to the Dieng Plateau: If you have a budget, don’t hesitate to just rent a car with a driver. Car rentals will include petrol and English speaking drivers. You can rent a car from Yogyakarta for a trip to Dieng.
Many choices of cars to choose from and you can choose according to the number of passengers. There are several car rental prices in Yogyakarta that you can use for transportation from Yogyakarta
- Toyota Avanza car with a capacity of 5 people with a Car Rental Price of Rp.750,000
- Toyota Innova car capacity of 7 people with a Car Rental Price of Rp. 850,000
- Isuzu ELF car capacity of 12 people with a Car Rental Price of Rp.1,000,000
This price includes fuel, car rental and driver in English.
Public Bus Transport Transportation
Travel guide to the Dieng Plateau: This method is actually not recommended, because you will get lost and waste long time on your trip. Because you have to change bus transportation 4x if you depart from Yogyakarta. And will take approximately 5 hours drive. Especially on Sundays, there are a lot of public transportation and not much walking or holidays, this is disrupting your trip.
Rent a motorcycle in Jogja
This is actually a good choice if you can speak a little Indonesian. Renting a motorbike in Yogyakarta is very cheap. You can just buy an Indonesian SIM Card with a Data Package then you can use Adroid and Google Map to guide your tour.Traveling with uphill road conditions is a challenge for you and on the way there are many large trucks is a safety consideration that you must take into account in determining alternative motorcycle rental options.
Interesting thing you can enjoy the natural scenery of coffee and tea plantations by looking closely at the cool air is very pleasant and a special experience in that trip.