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Central Java (Jawa Tengah) is a province of Indonesia. The administrative capital is Semarang. It is one of six provinces on the island of Java. The province of Central Java is 32,548.20 km2 in area; approximately a quarter of the total land area of Java. Its population is 32,864,000 (2009), making it the third most-populous province in Indonesia after West Java and East Java, and constituting a bit less than one quarter of the crowded island's population.

Banyumas regency as one of the thirty-five regencies in Jawa Tengah ('Central Java'). Exactly, Banyumas lies on the slope of Slamet volcano and Serayu river flows through it. Everybody knows that Banyumas has a beautiful song, which has a title "Ditepinya Sungai Serayu". Banyumas as tourist destination are in the South of Jawa Tengah has many kind of cultures and beautiful (...)

If you are looking for natural mountain forests with cool air and hot water sources originating from the volcano then it's the right choice to visit the Baturaden natural park Lokawisata Baturraden is located in the southern foothills of the Mount Slamet volcano at an altitude of approximately 640 meters above sea level. Baturraden located only 14 kilometers from the city of Bany (...)

Blora is a city and regency in the northeastern part of Central Java province in Indonesia. This regency is located at the easternmost of Central Java province, and bordered by Bengawan Solo River with East Java province. A mystical religious sect, Saminism, rose from Blora, and gained prominence in the early 20th century. Headed by a Javanese peasant, Surantika Samin, it followed the t (...)

Demak is one of the regencies in Central Java province of Indonesia. Demak regency is bordered by Jepara regency and Java Sea to the north, Kudus and Grobogan regency to the east, Grobogan and Semarang regency to the south and Semarang city to the west. The Grand Mosque in Demak is a historical monument of the first Islamic Kingdom in Java. In the north of the mosque we can find the gra (...)

The beach of Batu Hiu, which features a large black rock formation that resembles the snout of a shark, is a regional tourist attraction at the southern coast of the increasingly popular coastal town of Pangandaran. The places is best known for it's mystical power and is therefore frequently visited by people that want to become sinden beken (singer) or people that are a p (...)

Jepara is a small town in the province of Central Java, Indonesia. Jepara is on the north coast of Java, north-east of Semarang, not far from Mount Muria. It is also the main town of the district of Jepara, which has a population of about 1 million. Just thirty-five kilometers northwest of Kudus, of ninty kilometers from Semarang on the northern coast is famous for its wood carving. It is also fam (...)

Klaten is a regency in Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Klaten. Klaten borders on Boyolali Regency in the North, Sukoharjo Regency and Wonogiri Regency in the East, and Special Region of Yogyakarta to the South and West. The structure Candi Prambanan, one of the biggest Hindu structures in Indonesia, is in the regency. Klaten is known for it's sugar industry and also h (...)

Kudus is fifty kilometers from Semarang or twenty-four kilometers from Demak. And Kudus is also the capital of Kudus Regency, which covers an area of 451,50 square kilometers and is divided into nine sub districts and 132 villages. The city of Kudus was something of an important Islamic holy city in the sixteenth century. It is the only place in Java that has permanently acquired an Ar (...)

The legend of Karimunjawa is related to Sunan Nyamplungan story. Sunan Nyamplungan was born Amir Hasan, the son of Sunan Muria, one of the Wali Sanga. He was very spoiled by his mother, and is a disobedient child. By his father, he was entrusted to his uncle, Sunan Kudus. After some time being under Sunan Kudus's upbringing, he became an obedient young man. He was sent back to his paren (...)

Magelang is a pleasant major Jawa Tengah town of medium size, about sixty-four kilometers from Wonosobo. Magelang town is also the capital of Kotamadya Magelang, which covers an area of 18,12 square kilometers. It consists of two sub districts and fourteen villages. It is known, besides for its pleasant climate and beautiful surroundings, for the facts that the Indonesia National Military Academy (...)

Pangandaran is a small town and a subdistrict in southern Ciamis regency, West Java, Indonesia. It is located on the southern coast of Java. Pangandaran is a popular tourist destination, having a beach which is considered to be one of the finest in Java and which offers excellent surfing. A kite-flying festival is held on the beach in July each year. Locals regularly use kites in the ev (...)

Pati is the capital of Pati regency. The Pati Regency occupies an area of 1,491,13 square kilometers and consists of twenty sub districts and more than 405 villages. Pati is twenty-three kilometers from Kudus and is a small town with plenty of holiday resorts in its surroundings. Among them are Jolong Mountain Resort Panorama on the slope of Mura. South of Pati are the Juwono (...)

Pekalongan is a city and regency on the northern coast of Central Java, Indonesia. The city is Central Java's most important port, and is known for its batik. The history of Pekalongan dated back to the early 12th century. A book written in 1178 by a Song dynasty official already had record of Pekalongan, then known to Chinese merchants as "Pukalong", it was then a seaport of Java(then (...)

The Goa Lawa ('Lawa Cave') is cave with big holes in it, so it feels cool and makes living inside the cave possible. The cave is situated on the slopes of Gunung Slamet ('Mount Slamet'), at some 900 meters above the sea level. There is a good paved road towards the cave, which is located at about twenty kilometers north from Purbalingga the direction to Pemalang. Purbalingga (...)

Purworejo is the name of a regency and of a town forty kilometers from east of Kebumen. Purworejo Regency occupies an area of 1,034.82 square kilometers and consists of 16 sub districts and 494 villages.It is known in the area mainly for two things namely its savory Gudeg Pendowo food and its Ndobalak folk dance. Quite recently, however, another attraction has been added such (...)

Rembang Regency is situated on the northeast coast of Central Java Province. The Regency is crossed by the North Coast inter-province main road. Rembang Regency is a lowland, with a maximum elevation of about 70 M above sea level. The Rembang Regency occupies an area of about 1,014.02 square kilometers and divided into fourteen sub districts and 294 villages. It is located eighteen kilo (...)

Since a long time good road connect the coastal area with Java's fertile hinterlands. In ancient times a number of roads lead from the kingdom of Mataram, the current area around Yogyakarta, through the mountains to small places at the coast. In this places of collection goods from the hinterlands were traded against metal objects, pottery, spices, clothes, and other goods from abroad. (...)

Tegal is a city in the Tegal Regency, Indonesia. It is located on the north coast of Central Java about one-hundred kilometres from Cirebon. While the city of Tegal is the largest in the residency, Slawi, about twelve kilometres south, is its suburb. Together with the nearby city of Pekalongan, approximately fifty kilometres east, Tegal was the site of the origins of the Dutch East Indi (...)

Temanggung is a city and regency in Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Temanggung. All travelers going to Dieng from Yogya or Semarang have to pass this regency. Temanggung is famous for longan (klengkeng or lengkeng) a kind of small sweet fruits, harvested in January and February. Temanggung is the capital of regency. Temanggung Regency lies on the area of (...)

Wonosobo Regency in one of the regencies in Jawa Tengah ('Central Java'), which covers an area of 984.67 square kilometers. It is located 145 kilometers to the southwest of Semarang, Jawa Tengah's provincial capital. It is a mountainous region, with altitude ranging from 275 to 2,100 meters above sea level.In the east are the mountains Sindoro and Sumbing, in south Perahu (...)

Wonogiri town is the capital of regency. The Wonogiri Regency occupies an area of 1,822.36 square kilometers. Wonogiri town south of which is Karang Gupito Beach. Sonorejo Village is one of village tourism in Wonogiri Regency that is much visited by visitors. Sonorejo is a small village northwest to Sukoharjo, not far from the Bengawan Solo River, where people make (...)

The 'Kedu Plain' is the high ground that lies between the volcanoes Mount Sumbing and Mount Sundoro to the west, and Mount Merbabu and Mount Merapi to the east on Central Java, Indonesia. It has been a significant location in Central Javanese history for over a millennium -as it contains traces of the Sailendra dynasty, as well as Borobudur and associated locations. In the last couple o (...)

Pawon, known locally as Candi Pawon, is a Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia. Located between two other Buddhist temples, Borobudur (1.75 km to the northeast) and Mendut (1.15 km to the southwest), Pawon is connected with the other two temples, all of which were built during the Sailendra dynasty (eight - ninth centuries). By examining the detail and style of its carving you can see (...)

Mendut is a ninth century Buddhist temple, located in Mendut village, Mungkid sub-district, Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. The temple located about three kilometers east from Borobudur. Mendut, Borobudur and Pawon, all of which are Buddhist temples, are located in one straight line. There is a mutual religious relationship between the three temples, although the exact ritual process is (...)

In contrary to the southern coasts, the northern coasts of the island of Java are not equal to tourism. Although there are many tourist destinations, the views are generally much less beautiful than along the southern shore. This also goes for the beaches of Indramayu district in West Java province. Not much to visit here in contrary to the beaches of Sukabumi and Garut. Above all, the coast here (...)

Train enthusiasts longing for a ride from a bygone era can chug down the tracks in Indonesia's only steam passenger train. Rolling down rails built more than a century ago from Ambarawa to Bedono in central Java, the German-made locomotive is part of the collection of a museum that was once a railway station built in 1837. The 20 km round-trip - which lasts around two hours - takes pass (...)

Some 660,000 people have turned into homeless in Yogyakarta province after their houses were flattened by a powerful earthquake, killing more than 5,800 people, an official said on Wednesday. The magnitude-6.3 quake that struck on May 27, 2006 pounded more than 135,000 houses into piles of bricks, tiles and wood in less than a minute. Below are a series of eight areal pictures taken on (...)

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