Central Java Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Central Java


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Though not quite as large as nearby Borobudur, the ancient Hindu temples that make up the impressive Prambanan are spectacular in their own right. Built by ...  Read more

Mt Merapi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

With a name that means 'mountain of fire,' it’s no surprise that Mount Merapi is Indonesia’s most active volcano. Its treacherous peaks, impossible views and ...  Read more

Plaosan Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Plaosan Temple (also referred to as Plaosan Complex) is a Buddhist temple site situated around a kilometer from the revered Hindu temple, Prambanan, and ...  Read more

Pawon Temple

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Pawon Temple is a Buddhist temple situated at the midway point between the Borobudur and Mendut temples, approximately 40 kilometers from the city of ...  Read more


3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

The Buddhist temple of Borobudur is recognized not only as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but also the largest Buddhist structure on earth. Towering stone ...  Read more

Mendut Temple

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

The eldest of three Buddhist temples situated in Central Java, around 40 kilometers from central Yogyakarta, Mendut Temple was thought to be built in the ...  Read more

Candi Sukuh

Built in the 15th century, this ancient temple sits atop the rolling hills of Gunung Lawu, some 900 meters above the Solo plain. It’s a destination for ...  Read more

Imogiri Kings Cemetery

Perched atop a hill not far from Yogyakarta, Imogiri Kings Cemetery is the official burial place of the royal descendents from Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Built ...  Read more

Jomblang Cave

This unique cave was caused by a geological shift that created a massive sinkhole that stretches some 300 vertical feet below the surface. Travelers who wish ...  Read more

Kota Gede

Kota Gede is a historic suburb within the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It was once the capital of Mataram and is home to an ancient mosque that holds the ...  Read more

Sadranan Beach

Sadranan Beach (or Pantai Sadranan) is found in the southeast corner of Yogyakarta Province. Located around 60 kilometers from the centre of Yogyakarta, ...  Read more

Selogriyo Temple

Situated on the slopes of Mount Sumbing just a few hours’ drive from Yogyakarta, Selogriyo Temple may be a small and relatively unknown temple, but for many, ...  Read more

Sewu Temple

Located just north of the renowned Hindu temple, Prambanan, Sewu is an 8th century Buddhist temple complex. The grand scale of the site suggests that it ...  Read more

Solo (Surakarta)

Slightly smaller than Yogyakarta, the conservative and traditional city of Solo is an ideal place for travelers to sample the best of Indonesia’s culture, ...  Read more

Water Castle (Tamansari)

The name Tamansari literally means “garden park” and visitors will find the lush grounds—complete with water fountains and reflecting pools—are just that. A ...  Read more

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