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7 Recommended Tourist Attractions in Dieng

by Ivonne Puspakencana
things to do in dieng plateu

Dieng is a mountainous region located in Central Java. If you plan to visit Dieng, put these things to do in Dieng plateau in your agenda. Dieng is actually an active volcanic region and considered as a giant volcano that has many peaks and craters.

That’s why it is common to see various kinds of natural phenomena around the volcanic area that are interesting to learn. Dieng is also famous for having beautiful and unique landscape. Dieng is administratively included in two different districts: Wonosobo and Banjarnegara.

As Dieng is part of Wonosobo and Banjarnegara, then these following tourist attractions are located in those districts. If you plan to visit Central Java, especially Dieng, then make sure to visit these 7 recommended tourist attractions in Dieng. Also, get to know what is the best time to visit Dieng plateau.

  • Sikunir Hill
Sikunir Hill
Sikunir Hill – the best spot for catching sunrise

The first interesting tourist attraction in Dieng is called Sikunir Hill. Sikunir Hill is located in Sembungan village. It is a hill that has a beautiful panorama, especially when it is time for sunrise.

The sunrise in Sikunir Hill is one of the reasons most tourists come to this place. The best time to enjoy sunrise in Sikunir Hill is around July to August as it is the period of dry season so the sky will be clean.

If you plan to enjoy sunrise here, you have to come early in the morning. You can also stay at the inn, hotel or homestay nearby so it will be more comfortable for you.

  • Telaga Warna
Telaga Warna
Telaga Warna with its color changing water

This is the most famous tourist attraction in Dieng. It is called Telaga Warna as it has the water that often changes its color.

The colors vary from red, green, blue, white and many more. This unique phenomenon happens due to the high sulfur in the lake. The sulfur changes to another color when it is exposed to sunlight.

Telaga Warna is also located at 2,000 m above the sea level, so that the scenery in this is beautiful.

  • Mount Prau
Mount Prau

If you like hiking on mountains, then Mount Prau will be a great choice for you. Mount Prau climbing is also another favorite spot for nature lovers. It is located about 2,565 meters above the sea level, and it is quite short if it is compared to other mountains.

There’s an interesting spot in this mountain, which is called Teletubbies Hill. Teletubbies Hill is a stretch of green pastures resembling the setting of Teletubbies, the famous children TV show. Mount Prau is also listed at mountains in Central Java.

To climb this mountain, you need more preparation, specifically the physical readiness to climb the mountain. Put these things to do in Mount Prau! on your list too!

  • Telaga Pengilon
Telaga Pengilon
The beauty of Telaga Pengilon

If you have visited Telaga Warna, then you should also visit Telaga Pengilon. It is located not far from Telaga Warna. Though it is not really far, the characteristics of these two lakes are totally different.

Unlike Telaga Warna, the water in Telaga Pengilon has clear water and it cannot change colors. Despite that fact, it is still a recommended spot as the scenery around Telaga Pengilon and Telaga Warna is breathtaking and favored by photography enthusiasts. These two lakes are surrounded by beautiful and green hills.

  • Arjuna Temple
Arjuna Temple

Besides natural attractions, Dieng also has some cultural tourism spots, such as Arjuna Temple. Based on the inscription found in the temple, Arjuna Temple was built in the early 9th century AD. Arjuna Temple will serve you the view of an exotic temple and natural scenery surrounding it.

Due to the amazing peace and scenery, Arjuna Temple is also listed as one of the temples in Indonesia for tourist attraction.

  • Sikidang Crater
Sikidang Crater
Sikidang Crater

As Dieng tourism area is actually a giant volcano that is still active, that’s why you will also find some craters around this area. One of the famous ones is Sikidang Crater. Skidang Crater is included in the tourist attractions in Banjarnegara.

What makes this crater so special? Sikidang Crater has an area of 200 square meters and is located on the flat ground so that visitors are able to see the smoke clumps coming out of this crater.

However, you still need to be careful as it contains high levels of sulfur. Make sure not to pass the guardrail built around the crater location.

  • Batu Ratapan Angin
Batu Ratapan Angin
Batu Ratapan Angin, the best spot for viewing Telaga Warna and Pengilon

Batu Ratapan Angin is actually a cliff at an altitude located adjacent to Telaga Warna. This is also one of the favorite tourist attractions in Dieng, as from this spot, you will be able to see the two famous lakes: Telaga Warna and Telaga Pengilon.

This spot is rather high, so you will need to put extra effort to reach this place. However, after you are standing on the top, all your effort will be paid off with the beauty you can enjoy from the top.

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