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Dieng plateau

Dieng plateau (Indonesia)

Practical information on Dieng plateau

  • Viewpoint
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
  • Lake
  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2 hours by bus from Wonosobo
When to go
From November to May
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Dieng plateau

Romain Beuvart Seasoned Traveller
89 written opinions

Dieng is a volcanic plateau in the centre of Java, which is made up of several craters in a caldera.

My suggestion:
There's only one place to rent scooters and it's possible they may run out, so it's best to go there as early as possible if you want to travel on two wheels.
My review

When visiting Indonesia, and particularly Java, it's rare to visit the Dieng Plateau. I did. I have mixed feelings about it because, unfortunately, due to its location in the middle of the mountains, Dienghas a very humid and rainy climate, that is also cold in the evenings and at night, the whole year long.

This spoils your pleasure a little...but it didn't stop me exploring the surroundings, on foot the first day. I began with the emerald green acid lake of Telaga Warna. Then I visited the ruins of a little Hindu temple, followed by the larger complex of Arjana. I ignored the rain and stayed another day to rent a scooter and explore a bit further.

I intended visiting a lake and a crater but I stopped a bit before I got there when I saw the clouds rolling in: the rain is never far away in Dieng...My best memory is seeing the sun rise, after an hour's walk, giving me a superb view over Wonosobo and the valley, with the sun's rays penetrating through the cloud cover.

A turquoise lake on Dieng Plateau
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