The most beautiful places of Java

The most beautiful places of Java

The best of Java

Java is not just a heavily overcrowded Indonesian island. You will find here many beautiful places like volcanoes, craters and interesting historical monuments. Come and see the most beautiful of them

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Volcano Gunung Semeru
-8.108, 112.922
3 676 m / 12 060 ft

#1 Volcano Gunung Semeru

The highest volcano of Java Island

Gunung Semeru (3 676m) is one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in the world. At the same time it is the highest mountain of the island of Java. The most famous views to Semeru are from the Bromo Volcano

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Kawah Ijen
-8.058, 114.241
2 152 m / 7 060 ft

#2 Kawah Ijen

The most famous crater of Indonesia

Almost at the very eastern end of the island of Java you will find a very interesting place - the crater Kawah Ijen. On its bottom is an emerald-colored lake of sulfuric acid. This place was also famous for its sulfur mine and the incredibly demanding occupation of local carriers of huge sulfur pieces

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Borobudur
-7.608, 110.204
269 m / 883 ft

#3 Borobudur

The largest Buddhist temple in the world

Borobudur is the most significant monument of Indonesia and the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It's actually a huge multi-storied stupa

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Volcano Gunung Bromo
-7.943, 112.953
2 329 m / 7 641 ft

#4 Volcano Gunung Bromo

The most famous volcano of Indonesia

The Gunung Bromo Volcano (2,329 meters above sea level) is not far from the highest volcano in Java, yet it is the most famous volcano in Indonesia. The view of it and the background with the next volcano Gunung Semer is one of the most beautiful and most famous you can see in Java. On the volcano itself, it is possible to climb and look into the crater

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Volcano Gunung Merapi
-7.541, 110.446
2 930 m / 9 613 ft

#5 Volcano Gunung Merapi

Deadly Volcano

The Gunung Merapi Volcano (2,930 m above sea level) is a popular tourist destination in Central Java - if it is not active. Merapi is one of the most active Indonesian volcanoes. There is a nice hiking trail to the top from the pass betwen Merbabu and Merapi volcanos.

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#6 Dieng Plateau

Interesting Dieng Plateau is located near from town Wonosobo. You will find here volcanoes, craters, lakes and geothermal fields. The best known place is the Kawah Sikidang crater.

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Prambanan
-7.752, 110.491
153 m / 502 ft

#7 Prambanan

The largest Hindu temple in Indonesia

Prambanan is the famous and largest Hindu temple in Indonesia. It is listed in UNESCO's cultural heritage. It is located only a short drive from Yogyakarta. This historic site was heavily damaged by the earthquake in 2006. The temple has been slowly rebuild since then.

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Jakarta
-6.177, 106.827
6 m / 20 ft

#8 Jakarta

Capital of Indonesia

Jakarta is located on the most populous island of Indonesia - Java. It has more than ten million inhabitants (metropolis up to 30). The main attractions include Kota Tua Jakarta (Old Town), Merdeka Palace, 132 meters tall national monument and the huge Istiqlal Mosque.

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Kampung Naga
-7.366, 108.014
623 m / 2 044 ft

#9 Kampung Naga

Typical village surrounded by beautiful countrysid

In the fertile landscape beneath the volcanoes in central Java you will find the beautiful old village of Kampung Naga. Traditional houses are surrounded by nice rice fields here.

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Kawah Ratu Crater
-6.76, 107.619
1 807 m / 5 928 ft

#10 Kawah Ratu Crater

The Tangkuban Perahu volcano crater

In the western part of Jawa Island you will find the massive volcano Tangkuban Perahu. On the slopes there is a large crater Kawah Ratu. There is a road leading up to the crater, so it is an easily accessible and interesting place

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