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Dieng Plateau (Central Java)

Go to Dieng early in the morning before the fog cover the area and you’ll see beautiful scenery. When we arrived there, I guide approached us and offered to guide us. Always take a guide when you go to the craters, cause there are no fences and some spots have thin soil with magma under it. This guide told us the history of Dieng and showed us the craters with boiling magma. Stay out of the wind cause it smells really bad and it’s also bad for your health. He showed us photo’s of local corpses fished out from the craters. Mostly women doing suicide because of their broken heart. Very lugubrious, we didn’t want to see that!

 

Then he took us to the temples. In one of the temples he spoke a mantra and asked us to repeat him, then followed him walk three times around the temple clockwise without making any sound and without smiling. Now we’re blessed. Well, okay, I hope he’s telling the truth and not that we’ll turn into bats tonight.. lol

 

As we walked to the lake we passed a cave. A man dressed in traditional Javanese clothes was sitting in front of the cave. He didn’t speak Indonesian. The guide told us that he’s taking a break from his meditation, he’s been meditating for over a month now without eating or drinking (either you believe it or you don’t). When we reached the lake we thanked the guide and enjoyed the view..

 

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Dieng Plateau (Central Java)
Dieng Plateau (Central Java)
The route from Wonosobo to Dieng
The route from Wonosobo to Dieng
Farmers with empty baskets
Farmers with empty baskets
We had to wait for the sheep
We had to wait for the sheep
The temples (Candi read: Tjandy)
The temples (Candi read: Tjandy)
Poinsettia, the Christmas flower
Poinsettia, the Christmas flower
The village
The village
The craters
The craters
Our guide saying the mantra
Our guide saying the mantra
One of the caves
One of the caves
The man having a break from his me…
The man having a break from his m…
Telaga Warna (The Colour Lake)
Telaga Warna (The Colour Lake)
School children (secondary school …
School children (secondary school…
I would take so much wood as I cou…
I would take so much wood as I co…
Dieng
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