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
Plecing Kangkung is easily found in any restaurant in Lombok. It is water spinach in spicy fresh sauce. The taste is addictive. This menu will be suitable with rice and also other local food of Lombok such as Sate rembiga and Ayam Taliwang.
The sauce is made of chili, tomato, garlic, shallot and a little bit of shrimp pasta. Another vegetable can be mixed in Plecing Kangkung is been sprout. And sometimes you will get it sprinkled with peanuts. To make the sauce more flavors, usually added with lime.
For me when i was in Lombok i could have this menu for lunch, and breakfast……… and dinner. or even snack time.
Senggigi Beach is a very famous area in Lombok, because of its long white sandy beach, accommodations are established here from small hotel to some luxury resort. It is located about 1 hour drive from Lombok airport the the beach.
Sunset from Senggigi beach is very enticing, especially when weather is clear that we can see the beautiful Mount Agung of Bali in a far. Enjoying the sunset while walking with spouse or even sipping coconut water can be an option every afternoon. Some hotels and resorts have sea front cafe/restaurant, suitable for sunset dinner.
If you want to buy some clothes, there is an art market selling various colorful affordable clothing. It opens from 8 am to 7 am. And not far from the Senggu Beach hotels area, there are some souvenirs store as well.
From Senggigi Beach , if you want to go to another island, there is a pier for fast boat to Gili Island and Bali.
In my opinion Senggigi is a nice place to stay, as it is nearby the beach, and not so far from The Gili Islands, if you like night entertainment there are some options of pubs. Climbing Mount Rinjani also usually includes pick up from Senggigi area.
To commute at night, usually there are cidomo, horse cart, on operation util late at night. Senggigi is relatively safe, you can walk from maybe your hotel to restaurant or pub safely.