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Borobudur Temple (Magelang)
Ranked #1 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites

No visit to Indonesia could be considered complete if you miss out visiting some of the more interesting places including Borobudur in Magelang and Prambanan in the nearby regency... more »

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Waisak (Borobudur)
Ranked #2 of 117 attractions in Central Java
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Ranked #3 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The House of Danar Hadi proudly unveils an Integrated Culture Heritage Complex that is destined to become a tourist... more » Owner description: The House of Danar Hadi proudly unveils an Integrated Culture Heritage Complex that is destined to become a tourist attraction for the city of Surakarta. It has been founded to preserve and advance the art of batik in Indonesia as part of the national cultural legancy. This integrated tourism center will enhance the attractions to be found in the Central Javanese city, with visitors able to enjoy once again the heritage building nDalem Wuryoningratan, build in the late 19th century and painstakingly restored to its original grandeur by House of Danar Hadi.The Complex will be an arena to witness the development of batik in Indonesia, the process of creating this precious textile and its emergence as part of the contemporary lifestyle. This homage to the history and glory of batik will be found at the nDalem Wuryoningratan, Danar Hadi Batik Museum, Danar Hadi Traditional Batik Showroom and Souvenir and Lounge. « less
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Havana Horses (Salatiga)
Ranked #4 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Havana Horses offers courses and lessons in natural horsemanship, including groundwork, at liberty training and natural... more » Owner description: Havana Horses offers courses and lessons in natural horsemanship, including groundwork, at liberty training and natural riding. We handle, train and ride our horses without the use of force, that is, without the use of whip, spurs or bit. Are you an absolute beginner and a bit anxious around horses? Havana Horses offers you the quietness and the time to introduce you to these magnificent, big and powerful animals. Advanced riders can experience the lightness of a horse in self carriage by natural collection. Join us for an exciting trail ride out to the race track and canter up hill through the green scenery surrounding us! « less
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Selogriyo Temple (Borobudur)
Ranked #5 of 117 attractions in Central Java
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Ranked #6 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Punthuk Setumbu (Magelang)
Ranked #7 of 117 attractions in Central Java
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Candi Cetho (Solo)
Ranked #8 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #9 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #10 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Ancient Ruins
One of Southeast Asia's most interesting temples is unique in design and decoration.
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Mount Sikunir (Wonosobo)
Ranked #11 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #12 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #13 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
An important archaeological excavation site and museum displaying prehistoric fossils.
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Ranked #14 of 117 attractions in Central Java
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Ranked #15 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues
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Umbul Sidomukti (Semarang)
Ranked #16 of 117 attractions in Central Java
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Ranked #17 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Architectural Buildings

    The name Lawang sewu means Thousand Doors, but  among the local Javanese the name conotates an eerie haunted house with a tragic history.  This Dutch colonial building was... more »

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Ranked #18 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Ranked #19 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites
The horse cart to Candi Mendut and Pawon is recommended
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Ranked #20 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: The Menara Kudus Mosque or Al-Manar Mosque is located in Kudus in the Indonesian province of Central Java. Dating from 1549,... more » Owner description: The Menara Kudus Mosque or Al-Manar Mosque is located in Kudus in the Indonesian province of Central Java. Dating from 1549, it is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia, built at the time of Islam's spread through Java. The mosque preserves the tomb of Sunan Kudus, one of the nine Islamic saints of Java (the Wali Sanga), and it is a popular pilgrimage point. « less
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Ranked #21 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Castles
Built in 1757 by the nephew of the King Pakubuwono II after a bitter power struggle, this smaller palace is still lived in.
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Baturaden (Purwokerto)
Ranked #22 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Gereja Blenduk (Semarang)
Ranked #23 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #24 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Geologic Formations
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Telaga Warna (Dieng)
Ranked #25 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #26 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: History Museums
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Maria Kerep Cave (Ambarawa)
Ranked #27 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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Museum Ohd (Magelang)
Ranked #28 of 117 attractions in Central Java
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Ranked #29 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites
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Lakers BSB (Semarang)
Ranked #30 of 117 attractions in Central Java
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