Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dieng Plateau, Indonesia


Dieng Plateu, is a marshy plateau that forms the floor of a caldera complex on the Dieng active volcano complex near Wonosobo, Central Java, Indonesia. Referred to as "Dieng" by Indonesians, it sits at 2,000m above sea level far from major population centres. The name "Dieng" comes from Di Hyang which means "Abode of the Gods".

Borobudur, Indonesia


Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa.

Best Vacations Places in Indonesia


Best Vacations Places - The immense archipelago of Indonesia remains one of the most compelling destinations in the world. From the Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands) to the graduated rice paddies of Bali, stunning landscapes abound. The country hums with religion, people and beauty. Steer away from the overpopulated capital of Jakarta and head instead toward crystal green waters, gargantuan trees and Komodo dragons elsewhere.

The Exotic Sunset In Kuta Beach


Everyone know Kuta Beach has a charming landscape. This beautiful beach is located south of Denpasar City and become a tourism icon. It’s about 2 km from the Ngurah Rai international airport, Indonesia. Many tourists from various foreign and domestic tourists also visit these attractions every year. All the tourists who come to Bali do not want to miss a chance to see the beautiful sunset at Kuta Beach.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Borobudur Temple Compounds

The 1,200-year-old Borobudur temple is home to hundreds of Buddhist statues.
Photograph by Marcel Malherbe

The world’s largest Buddhist monument draws pilgrims from around Southeast Asia to a remote hilltop in central Java, surrounded by lush green vegetation and ringed by volcanoes—one of which remains active.

Some 1,200 years ago builders carted two million stones from local rivers and streams and fit them tightly together without the aid of mortar to create a 95-foot-high (29-meter-high) step pyramid. More than 500 Buddha statues are perched around the temple. Its lower terraces include a balustrade that blocks out views of the outside world and replaces them with nearly 3,000 bas-relief sculptures illustrating the life and teachings of the Buddha. Together they make up the greatest assemblage of such Buddhist sculpture in the world.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rice Farmer, Bali

A villager uses an old mechanical plow to prepare rice fields for the next planting north of Ubud on the island of Bali in Indonesia.
Photograph by Bruce Kingston


Mount Rinjani, Lombok

It was a five-day hike to Mount Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia. It is an active volcano and its "new mountain" is progressively growing due to its ongoing eruption.
Photograph by ishmael78