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Top things to do in Central Java

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

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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Ranked #2 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Specialty Museums; 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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Selogriyo Temple (Borobudur)
Ranked #3 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Mount Sikunir (Wonosobo)
Ranked #6 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #7 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
One of Southeast Asia's most interesting temples is unique in design and decoration.
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Punthuk Setumbu (Magelang)
Ranked #9 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Parangtritis Beach (Parangtritis)
Ranked #10 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #11 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
The horse cart to Candi Mendut and Pawon is recommended
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Ranked #14 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Architectural Buildings; Mysterious Sites; Landmarks

    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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Maria Kerep Cave (Ambarawa)
Ranked #16 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #17 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; History Museums
An important archaeological excavation site and museum displaying prehistoric fossils.
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Ranked #18 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Suroloyo Peak (Magelang)
Ranked #19 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Gereja Blenduk (Semarang)
Ranked #20 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Telaga Warna (Dieng)
Ranked #21 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #22 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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 #23 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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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Batu Raden (Purwokerto)
Ranked #24 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #25 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #26 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Established in 1870, the Catholic church of Gadangan or otherwise also known as St Joseph Church is a colonial church in... more » Owner description: Established in 1870, the Catholic church of Gadangan or otherwise also known as St Joseph Church is a colonial church in Semarang. Nearby the church there is a cloister built by bricks, the bricks of this church and the cloister are known to have been brought directly from the Netherlands. « less
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Ranked #27 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #29 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Prahu Mountain (Wonosobo)
Ranked #30 of 117 attractions in Central Java
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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