Dieng’s land on the cloud is probably the next destination to visit if you have been in the area of Yogyakarta and Central Java. Dieng itself is the name of a plateau located in the district Wonosobo, Central Java. From Yogyakarta, you may take a trip for around 3-4 hours before reaching this destination. So, what are to see there? Of course, they are heavenly landscapes you may have never found in other places. Here are some facts regarding the land on the cloud in Dieng.
The Highest Villages in Java
The name of the land on the cloud is not exaggerating for the fact that Dieng indeed has the highest village in Java. The village is namely Sembungan Village. The village is not too far from the tourist spots like Telaga Cebong and Sikunir Hill. So, if you are spending nights there, the access to reach some spots is getting faster and easier for you. As information, Sembungan Village is placed on the height of 2300 meters above the sea level.
Ice and Snow
Indonesia, where Dieng is placed in, basically has tropical climate that makes it only has 2 seasons; wet and dry. In other words, it is almost impossible for this country to experience winter unless in some areas only. Uniquely, from those few areas with ‘winter’, Dieng is one of them. Dieng’s land on the cloud is surrounded by hills and mountains. It makes the plateau tends to be lower than the surrounding. Consequently, the temperature can be very low so that the water cannot stay liquid in certain seasons. So, you can see the ice drops and snow on the land and plants of Dieng.
Festival in Dieng
Every year, there is Dieng Culture Festival conducted. This event is very special so that it has been included in the top 100 Calendar of Event by Wonderful Indonesia. Many activities are held during the festivals; they are related to culture, music, and more. The most popular ones are the jazz and lantern festivals.
Dieng is more than just the highest area in Java. There are so many things to enjoy including the mountainous areas, hills, craters, temples, lake, and more. Well, you should not miss out the beautiful Telaga Warna Lake. It is a kind of lake with some natural colors. Besides, the complex of Bima Temple is also worth to visit in the Dieng’s land on the cloud.