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“Absolutely breathtaking”
Review of Dieng Plateau

Dieng Plateau
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$176.50*
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Private Day Trip: Java Highlander Tour from Semarang
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Dieng
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed January 16, 2014

We were skeptical of the place due to the extremely long journey back and forth, but took the plunge anyway after some googling on the images of the places. Glad we did!

We booked a private transport for 650,000 rupiah as there's often not enough demand for tour agency to organize a group. The 4 hours journey (single trip, 8 hours in total including return to Jogja) was quite harsh and our driver was driving extremely fast. We felt it was quite dangerous as the road was narrow and there were a lot of turns. Luckily no accident happened. This is something to take note.

Upon reaching the highland there's basically three places to visit, a small and old temple which was not very impressive, but nevertheless a first stop to experience the cold and fresh air. Remember to bring along a jacket as the temperature can get very low up there. Then there's the Sikidang Kawah, a volcanic crater with boiling water and steam with extremely strong smell of sulphur. A mask can be bought from the merchants in the area. This was the highlight of Dieng, we climbed the small hill besides the large pool of boiling mud and the view from above the hill was absolutely breathtaking! The continuous steam and the surrounding terraces and mountains make some very special scene for photobugs!

The last place we visited was Telaga Berwarna, or "Lake with color". The lake was green and it wasn't as impressive as we had hoped it would be after visiting Sikidang Kawah, but it was still good scenery and again photobugs should love the place too.

The whole trip started 7.30am in the morning and we got back to Yogyakarta around 8pm. Long journey well worth it!

2  Thank ChuaKP
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

As part of our year-end family trip, we visited Dieng after we completed our stay and visit in Tambi tea plantation. Located about 17 km north of Wonosobo, about 2,000 m above sea level. Unfortunately, it was rainy season and raining was pouring almost the whole day, limiting our visit to Dieng.
With many 'Candi' (temples) and 'Telaga' (lake) scattered around in this plateau, you will easily be amazed on the location. Recommended to spend a whole day to optimize your visit.
Don't forget to get some local snacks, including the famous 'carica' and mushrooms.

1  Thank JASeno
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

It took about 3.5 hour drive from Yogya to Dieng Plateau. There were 3 sites to be visited: Arjuna Temple, Telaga Warna, and Singkidang crater. It's cold up there so we feel at ease when walking to the sites. The view was beautiful especially at the lake (telaga warna). The crater was actually not very big but we can get close to it.

Thank v_lee_a
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Must visit to dieng plateau, sikidang crater & telaga warna. Though the journey was far from East Parc hotel to Dieng cross 3 mountains (4 hrs) but it worth & great experience.

Thank skflyinglady
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We make a day trip to Dieng Plateau.
It is really a long journey to the Dieng Plateau but we were rewarded with very nice view and beautiful flowers (see photo).
The Sikidang Crater is worth the visit but the lake area is not that impressive due to heavy rain.
We managed to have lunch around 3pm and there is a lack of variety of food, unless you head for town.
Do bring along some food.

Thank ZhaoXiuMei
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