Dieng Plateau, Central Java Indonesia

Dieng Plateau, Central Java IndonesiaDieng Plateau, Central Java has specific and varied natural environments along with magnificent landscapes. This site offers beautiful lakes, ancient temples, unique phenomenon of Dieng natural craters and Mount Prau is located at height of 2.565m above sea level become the highest place in Dieng Plateau.

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Dieng is the second largest highland in the world (2.000m above sea level) after Nepal and located in the west side of Mount Sindoro and Mount Sumbing. From the center town of Wonosobo, there are about 26 kilometers to endure by travellers to reach this highland. Administratively, Dieng is in the border area between Banjarnegara and Wonosobo. The temperature is approximately 12-21°C at noon and 5-9°C at night. During the dry season (July – September), the temperature can reach -4°C in the morning.

Dieng Profile

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Profile Explanation
Etymology The name of Dieng come from Sansekerta word “Di” means place and “Hyang” means Creator or God, then it forms the whole meaning as a place of Gods.
Area Dieng plateau is located two regencies, Wonosobo Regency with 282 Ha (Dieng Wetan Village of Kejajar Sub-district) and Banjarnegara Regency with 282 Ha ( Dieng Kulon Village of Batur Sub-district)
Geography 4°37’ – 5°15’ south latitude, 106°32’ – 106°52’ east longitude.
Astronomy 7,20° south latitude and 109,92° east longitude.
Administrative Border Dieng Wetan, Kejajar Sub-district of Wonosobo Regency and Dieng Kulon, Batur Sub-district of Banjarnegara Regency.
Border Area In the north part: Kendal Regency, in the north west part : Pekalongan Regency, in the west part : Mount Sindoro and Mount Sumbing.
Province Central Java
Potential Agriculture (potatoes, cabbages, carrots, garlics, onions, Carica, Purwaceng. Tourism (natural tour destination & history : lakes, craters , temples), breeding.
Temperature The temperature is approximately 12-21°C at noon and 5-9°C at night. During the dry season (July – September), the temperature can reach -4°C in the morning.
Population 42.739 people (2011) source : LMDH Alam Lestari
Popular name Land above the cloud
Popular tour destination Colorful Lake, Sikidang Crater, Arjuna Temples, Sikunir Sunrise, Menjer Lake, Kailasa Museum, Mirror Lake, Jalatunda well, Cebong Lake, Merdada Lake, Dieng Plateau Theater, Dringo Lake, Prau Mount, Pakuwojo, Dwarawati Temple, Sikarim, Seroja, Bimo Lukar, Sileri Crater, Candradimuka Crater, Bima Temple, Gatotkaca Temple, Setyaki Temple, Pangonan.
Website dieng.org/en
Facebook http://facebook/com/dieng.org

Geology

Dieng Plateau belongs to the active volcanic area (massive volcano) that is formed by the volcanic crater which is no longer active. This crater is clearly seen from the ranges of mountain which surrounding the land. Although the volcano has been inactive for centuries, some of the volcanic craters are active until today. The craters are Sileri Crater and Sikidang Craters. Besides craters, volcanic lakes complete the beautiful sight of Dieng, they include Colorful Lake, Mirror Lake, Merdada Lake, Dringo lake, Nila Lake, and Cebong Lake which is located near from Sembungan Village.

Featured Picture

Dieng temples

Dieng Area

In accordance with Pergub No. 5 2009th about environmental control, the area of Dieng is on the coordinates 109° 41’ 00’’ to 109° 58’ 00’’ of east longitude and 07° 09’ 30’’ to 07° 17’ 00’’ of south latitude. It covers 6 regencies, 18 sub-districts, and 109 villages. Below is a table shows the list of villages in Dieng (Pergub No. 5 2009th).

Wonosobo Regency Wonosobo Regency

  1. Kejajar Sub-district Includes 16 villages (Dieng Wetan, Patak Banteng, Jojogan, Parikesit, Tieng, Sureng Gede, Igirmranak, Kejajar, Serang, Sembungan, Sikunang, Kreo, Buntu, Tambi, Sigedang dan Campursari).
  2. Garung Sub-distric includes 6 villages (Tlogo, Maron, Menjer, Larangan Lor, Desa Mlandi, Tegalsari).
  3. Mojotengah Sub-district includes 2 villages (Slukatan, Deroduwur).
  4. Watumalang Sub-district includes 3 villages (Mutisari, Krinjing, Kalidesel).
Banjarnegara Regency Banjarnegara Regency

  1. Batur Sub-district includes 8 villages (Dieng Kulon, Bakal, Karang Tengah, Kepakisan, Pekasiran, Pesurenan, Sumberrejo, Batur).
  2. Wanayasa Sub-district includes 7 villages (Penanggungan, Legoksayem, Kasimpar, Jatilawang, Wanareja, Tempuran, Balun).
  3. Kalibening Sub-district includes 3 villages (Kasinoman, Plorengan, Sirukem).
  4. Pejawaran Sub-district includes 7 villages (Gembol, Condongcampur, Ratamba, Sidengok, Penusupan, Grogol, Semangkung).
Temanggung Regency Temanggung Regency

  1. Tretep Sub-district includes 5 villages (Tempelsari, Campurejo, Bonjor, Nglarangan, Sigedong).
  2. Wonoboyo Sub-district includes 5 villages (Rejosari, Wates, Cemoro, Tawangsari, Purwosari).
Kendal Regency Kendal Regency

  1. Sukorejo Sub-district includes 4 villages (Bringinsari, Purwosari, Ngargosari, Genting Gunung).
  2. Plantungan Sub-district includes 3 villages (Kediten, Blumah, Tlogopayung).
Batang Regency Batang Regency

  1. Bawang Sub-district includes 6 villages (Gunungsari, Kalirejo, Kebaturan, Jambangan, Deles, Pranten).
  2. Reban Sub-district includes 5 villages (Mojotengah, Pacet, Cablikan, Ngroto, Ngadirejo).
  3. Blado Sub-district includes 6 villages (Gerlang, Kembanglangit, Kalitengah, Bismo, Gondang, Keteleng).
  4. Bandar Sub-district includes 4 villages (Tombo, Tumbrep, Wonomerto, Wonodadi).
  5. Wonotunggal Sub-district includes2 villages (Silurah, Sodong).
Pekalongan Regency Pekalongan Regency

  1. Petungkriyono Sub-district includes 9 villages (Tlogohendro, Simego, Gumelem, Yosorejo, Kayupuring, Tlogopakis, Curug muncar, Kasimpar, Songgodadi).

Reference

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  1. L Agus Tjugianto. DIENG PLATEAU.
  2. Jajang Agus Sonjaya. Presentation.
  3. John Seach. Dieng Volcano, Indonesia (www.volcanolive.com/dieng.html)
  4. Culture and Tourism Officer, Wonosobo Regency – Booklet, Brochure, etc
  5. Culture and Tourism Officer, Banjarnegara Regency – Booklet, Brochure, etc
  6. Dieng highlands, Central Java Joanne Doornewaard, Dept. Of physical planning and rural development, agricultural Universitas Wageningen 1991.
  7. Dieng Tour and Travel Guide, DIENG plaTOUR 2013.
  8. Eyang Rusmanto, Dieng Spiritual Guardian (Gatekeeper of Dieng Plateau).
  9. Serat Paraden Dieng book.
  10. TKPD