Have you ever heard about Dieng Plateau? Located in Wonosobo, Central Java, this plateau has been become an ideal destination from big city escape. It offers a mixture of nature, heritage and tourism spots. There are some stunning lakes, hills, fascinating scenery, as well as exciting tea and coffee plantations.
How to Get to Dieng Plateau from Jakarta
The distance between Jakarta and Dieng Plateau is about 355 km. From those who wants to go to Dieng from Jakarta here are several options to get there, check it out and choose the one that suits you best:
1. By bus
The journey will takes about 10-15 hours and can be longer at the weekend. The bus will stop in Mendolo bus station and from here you have to take a smaller bus to Dieng Plateau. It is the cheapest way and only costs around 250.000 IDR.
2. By train
Train can be another option. It will start from Pasar Senen Station to Purwokerto, about 4-5 hours. After that, you need to take a small bus direction Purwokerto-Wonosobo.
From those who travel from big city, you can enjoy the hills view along the way. An hour travel will pamper your eyes with greenish and refreshing mountain views. Costs around 350.000
3. Rent a Car
If you have enough budget, do not hesitate to just rent a car with a driver. Many apps such as Traveloka now has a rent-a-car feature that make it possible to rent a car anytime.
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Where to Stay in Dieng
There are alot of homestays that you can choose. The price are available based on your budget, start from 100.000/night. But if you come in a group tour, it is better to rent a house because it will get cheaper.
If you want to stay in Dieng it is better to find a hotel in the town of Wonosobo. It is near town and there are a larger number of restaurants you can visit. We recommend three best hotels in Wonosobo for every budget:
- Ortegha Homestay for Budget Traveler
- Pondok Bamboo Sendangsari – Budget/ Mid Range
- Kresna Gallery Hotel for Mid Range
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Things to Do in Dieng
Become one of the highlands of Java, Dieng is an isolated place far enough from the tourist trail, but there are still lots of fun things to do in Dieng. These are tourists’ favourite spots in Dieng that you should visit when you get a chance.
1. Telaga Warna
Telaga Warna and Telaga Pengilon is a great place to explore. It is an incredible lake with shades of green, blue, white, and violet, while Telaga Pengilon, pretty much a normal color with clear waters. The unique thing is the water isn’t mixed.
Besides, you can also visit the Gua Sumur cave. The cave is inside the complex of Telaga Warna and Telaga Pengilon lakes. There are two places where you can enjoy the lakes from above. First is from Sidengkeng hill Petak 9 Dieng and another side is from Batu Pandang Dieng.
2. Kawah Sikidang Dieng
Sikidang derives from “Kidang” (deer). It is called that way because the main crater keeps moving from place to place, just like a deer.
3. Arjuna Temple Complex
This Hindu temple is not as big as Borobudur nor as popular as Prambanan, but Arjuna temple complex is older than them both. It was built in the 7th century.
Food to Try
When you are in some new places, it always fun to try the local food. There are a lot of local culinaries that you can try when you visit Dieng.
- Tempe Kemul. Tempe is fermented soya beans, which is fried with flour.
- Carica is an authentic local fruit that can only found around the Dieng plateau area. It taste good fresh or blended as a drink.
- Mie Ongklok is a noodle dish that is famous in Dieng. If you visit Dieng these kind of foods are worth to try, because you won’t found them in any other places.
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Due to the cold and foggy weather there here some useful tips for you:
- Pack your sweaters, shawl and jackets. Dieng has cold weather in day and even more when the night comes.
- Don’t forget to bring face care essentials such as moisturizer, lotion, sun protection and lip balm to keep your skin moisturized during the cold day.
Though, the scenery along the way to Dieng is really fantastic and breathtaking. So, if you are traveler from Jakarta and having a plan to go to Dieng Plateau, it is not hard as it seems.
Dont worry because visiting Dieng is a fun day trip. The scenery is really fantastic and there are lots of enjoyable things to do!