Category: Java

Java Indonesia volcano

Volcano Launches Deadly Tsunami It came without warning Saturday night. Within seconds, hundreds of lives were gone and hundreds more went missing as a deadly tsunami struck the western coasts of both Java and Sumatra. Many of the affected areas are popular weekend getaways for residents of Jakarta, but foreigners were also visiting the area […]

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Borobudur Java Indonesia

Prambanan Also Near Yogyakarta When scholars and historians speak of the world’s great Buddhist temples, most conversations include Borobudur, which means monastery on the hill. Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple and is most famous for its many stone-carved panels depicting the life and teachings of Buddha. The narratives, over a thousand in all, […]

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golf Indonesia

World-Class Golf Across Indonesia Indonesian golf courses, typically beautiful and challenging, appeal to golfers of all levels. World-class golf courses are found on the shores of picturesque lakes, inside a volcanic crater, on ocean cliffs, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, on mountain sides, amidst rice paddies, and in valleys with panoramic views. Most golf courses […]

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Jakarta Indonesia tourism

Explore Java Jakarta (JAH-kahr-TAH) is located on the northwest coast of Java. Jakarta means “victory city.” It’s the capital of Indonesia and the largest city in the country. It has almost 10 million residents. The first recorded settlement at what is now Jakarta was the port of Kelapa, near the mouth of the Ciliwung River. Its origin […]

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Borobudur Java Indonesia

Indonesia’s Largest Temple Near Yogyakarta Borobudur Temple is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world, and was built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD during the reign of the Syailendra Dynasty. The temple was used until sometime between the 10th and 15th centuries when it was abandoned and buried by volcanic ash and jungle. […]

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Jakarta Tourism Goes Old School  Five new double-decker buses arrived at Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta this week. The city will offer city bus tours with the double-deckers at the end of January or in early February. The Jakarta Tourism Agency welcomed the arrival of five double-decker tour buses Monday night as the capital, […]

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Prambanan temple Yogyakarta

Center Of Javanese History Yogyakarta (pronounced JOHG-jah-KAHR-tah) is one of the best city destinations in all of Indonesia. Yogyakarta means “city of peace.” Yogyakarta is located in south-central Java. Approximately six million people reside throughout the province. Yogyakarta is a city and province known as the Special Region of Yogyakarta. It is the only province […]

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