Liyangan site is a large area, and it was found because of the sand mining in the location. The excavation is still ongoing and some new sites found nearby covering larger area.
The mountain rock on the site shows that the sites destroyed by Mount Sindoro eruption in the past.
Liyangan site was found in 2008. Before the big structure found, there were already some yoni existed in the area, including this big size yoni which has been there for many years, in the middle of farm land.
Jumprit Holy Spring is located on slope of Mt Sindoro. The spring is unsed to collect holy water for Vesak ritual at Borobudur Temple annually.
-The water also drips down from the above, beside the spring which it source comes from underground. Jumprit spring is also the spring of Progo River.
The entrance to Jumprit Spring decorated with Kala, like Hindu Temple.
Candi Selogriyo, the hidden temple on the slope of Mount Sindoro, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Enroute to the temple you will be passing mesmerizing view of Mount Sindoro, locals activity and rice terraces.
On the way to Selogriyo Temple, you will be passing the beautiful scenery of rice terrace. Sometimes you will be meeting locals and also seeing them working in the rice field.
Rice terrace in Selogriyo offer various stage of the rice paddy, some are green, some are nearly harvest time and some in the first stage.
If you do not want to walk for 2 km , you can ride motorbike to Selogriyo, and it is a little bit adrenaline ride as the road is about 2 meters wide and on one side is rice terrace valley.
Mount Sindoro and Mount Kembang, can be seen from Jalan Parakan Magelang , Wonosobo
Mount Sindoro from Kledung Area
Mount Sindoro seen from Temanggung Area where there are rice fields.
Mount Sumbing (3371 M0, standing strong behind the white cloud.
Located on slope of Mount Sindoro, this temple is in a very good condition. It has nandi, the vehicle of Siva, inside of the temple.
Nandi statue can be seen from outside.
Hapsara hapsari relief on the side of the temple entrance. Hapsara hapsari are heaven creatures.
Relief on the other side of the temple entrance.
Kawah Sileri is the most active crater in Dieng Plateau. Though it is active it does not emit toxic gas, and it is the volcanic material ejected that take casualties. Last eruption was in 2017.
Road to Sileri Crater
The geothermal plant on the way to Sileri Crater
Hindu Temple Complex, the oldest Hindu Temples in Indonesia, consists of Candi Semar, Candi Arjuna, Candi Srikandi, Candi Puntadewa, Candi Sembadra.
Gatotkaca Temple is located nearby the Arjuna Temple complex, you can just walk from Arjuna Complex to Gatotkaca complex and visit Kailasa Museum located within walking distance from the temple.
Candi Bima, the biggest temple in Dieng area is very special as it is decorated with kudu statue on its roof. Inside the temple there is a yoni with 3 holes.
Dwarawati is the temple located set apart from another temples, a little bit hidden. The access to the temple is a narrow street passing settlements.
The silver sunrise can be seen from the Hindu Temple Complex, consists of 5 temples: Arjuna, Semar, Srikandi, Puntadewa and Sembadara.
Arjuna Temple complex in the morning. Dieng Plateau, Central Java, Indonesia
This temple can be visited customized with other tours to Yogyakarta or Central Java, such as Borobudur Temple Tour, Yogyakarta Tour, Mount Prau Trekking Tour, Dieng Double Sunrise Tour, Java Overland Tour.
Tieng View Point is not as high as Sikunir View Point, however the golden sunrise is marvelous. Here we can expect the sunrise while drinking hot coffee or purwaceng from behind the glass window of the coffee house. We can also climb to the tower for a better view. Far away is the majestic Mount Sindoro (3136 m).
Just outside the coffee house, there is a terrace we can enjoy sunrise directly.
Hiking to Summit of Mahameru
The Peak seen from Kalimati
Photo Credit : Mas Wimpi and Mas Iwan