Central Java is rich in culture and tradition. This province also has long religious and political history. The beautiful landscapes and friendly local people make it worth to visit this region.
By Air: Adi Sumarmo International Airport in Surakarta, Achmad Yani International Airport in Semarang and Tunggul Wulung Airport in Cilacap. There is one new additional airport on the Karimunjawa isles, Dewandaru Airport.
By Road: Central Java is connected to the inter-provincial national way. Some public buses have routes to many cities in Central Java from other cities outside Central Java Province and even outside Java Island.
There are five railway lines in Central Java: Jakarta - Semarang - Surabaya, Kroya - Yogyakarta, Surakarta - Surabaya, Semarang - Surakarta and Kroya - Cirebon.
By Sea: The main port is Tanjung Mas in Semarang. Another harbours are located in Brebes, Tegal, Pekalongan, Batang, Jepara, Juwana and Rembang and Port Tanjung Intan in Cilacap.
Ranging from the mountains to the beach, Central Java has it all. In fact, several best tourist attractions in Indonesia are in Central Java. Here are 10 amazing places that you should visit in Central Java.
Tlogoweru Tourism Village
Located in Demak Tlogoweru, this place is famous for its owls. You can see hundreds of free-flying owl, as well as how the owl is treated in this village. It is strictly forbidden to shoot the birds.
This place is always used to hold great commemorations of Islam such as Suronan, Sekaten, etc. On weekdays, you can visit the Keraton and enjoy the preserved historic relics from Mataram Kingdom.
Guci Natural Hot Spring Waterpark
Located at the foot of Mount Slamet, it is one of the main attractions in Tegal. You can enjoy various facilities, such as heated swimming pool, jungle tours, lodging, campgrounds, to tennis courts and football field.
Isles of Karimunjawa
One of the most popular destinations in Central Java. Most famous for the beauty of the coral reefs and various fishes. Here, you can also play with turtles and sharks in the conservation.
A region with giant volcano crater and ancient Arjuna Temple. Enjoy the exquisitely beautiful lake called Telaga Warna and also the adjoining lake, Telaga Pengilon, and the holy meditation Semar Cave.
Located in Magelang, you will be presented with a view of a paddy field on the slopes of Mount Merbabu and Merapi. Here, you can see directly the activity of Merapi crater with binocular.
Ambarawa Railway Museum
This museum used to be the main railway station in Central Java. Here, you can see a variety of unique collections, such as a steam train that was used in the old days, old telegraph, vintage phone, ancient furniture and some of the old station equipment.
As 1 of the 7 Wonders of The World, Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world, with the most complete collection of Buddhist reliefs in the world. Located in Central Java, it is the most visited attraction by tourists from different countries.
A historical building with European art deco style architecture in Semarang City that has 429 doors, hence the name of Lawang Sewu. The front entrace was guarded by two twin towers, with impressive syle, big, solid, and beautiful.
Baturaden at Purwokerto is a favorite destination for naturalists. Located on the slopes of Mount Slamet with cool fresh air. Take a bath in the natural hot spring at Pancuran Pitu and Pancuran Telu.
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