New Year's Holiday Guide in Dieng


Mount Prau, Dieng Wonosobo, Image source: @mrsyll_

Travel Blog Indonesia – Celebrating New Year in Dieng might be your choice for this year. The Dieng Plateau Tourism Area, Banjarnegara Regency, Central Java seems to be never empty of tourists.

Every year, Dieng manages to attract many tourists to spend the Christmas and New Year holidays here. For those of you who want to celebrate the new year in Dieng, then you can see the following reviews:

Things to Be Prepared

When you go on vacation to Dieng, you can prepare the following:

Dieng is a high and cold area, so for those of you who can’t stand the cold, don’t forget to bring:

  • Jacket
  • Long sleeves are more than short sleeves
  • Gloves, socks, skullcaps
  • Umbrella or raincoat poncho
  • If you have a plan for trekking don’t forget to take care of your body condition and wear comfortable shoes.

Access to Dieng

If you are from Jakarta, getting to the Dieng Plateau can be reached by using three modes of transportation: airplanes, public buses and trains:

Airplane

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta to Adi Sucipto Airport, Yogyakarta

From Adi Sucipto airport, Yogyakarta you can use public transportation to the Jombor terminal or you can also go to Giwangan Terminal, then take a bus to Wonosobo. When you arrive at Wonosobo, you can take the Micro Bus heading to Wonosobo – Dieng – Batur and get off at Dieng.

Via Public Bus Line

You can use the Jakarta – Banjarnegara – Wonosobo bus route. You can choose from the following terminals:

  • From Pulogadung Bus Terminal you can take a bus (Sinar Jaya, DMI, Malino Putra).
  • From Rawamangun Bus Terminal, you can take a bus (Sinar Jaya, DMI, Malino Putra, Pahala Kencana)
  • From the Lebak Bulus Bus Terminal you can take the bus (Sinar Jaya, DMI, Malino Putra, Pahala Kencana)
  • From the Kampung Rambutan Bus Terminal, you can take a bus (Sinar Jaya, DMI, Malino Putra, Pahala Kencana)
  • From the Kalideres Bus Terminal you can take a bus (Sinar Jaya, DMI, Malino Putra, Pahala Kencana)
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You can get off at Banjarnegara Terminal or Wonosobo terminal:

From Jakarta, get off at Banjarnegara Terminal

For bus transportation lines, you can get off at the Banjarnegara bus terminal. Then continue the journey using the Micro Bus Department of Banjarnegara – Batur and get off at Pasar Batur, then take the Micro Bus again with the route Batur – Dieng – Wonosobo and get off at Dieng.

From Jakarta Get off at Wonosobo Terminal

After arriving at Wonosobo, you will stop at a terminal called Mendolo. Then to get to Dieng, continue your journey using a micro bus which you can find in front of Dieng Hospital.

The bus fare to Dieng is IDR 10,000, while the small transportation from Mendolo to the Dieng bus terminal itself costs IDR 3,000.

Bus prices vary:

  • Economy AC around IDR 80,000 – IDR 100,000,
  • Executive AC around IDR 80,000 – IDR 160,000

* Prices can change at any time

Length of journey : 10 – 12 hours

Take the train to Purwokerto Station

You can choose the departure route from Gambir Station, Senen Station, Jakarta Kota Station and get off at Purwokerto Station

If you want to take a cheap and fast train, then you can choose Senen station and use the Progo Economy Train, the Kutojaya train, the Krakatau train and other economy trains.

  • Progo economy train ticket prices ; IDR 100,000
  • Length of journey : 4 -5 hours

When you arrive in Purwokerto, continue your journey by taking the Purwokerto – Wonosobo bus with a fare of Rp. 20,000 which will be taken in approximately 2 hours.

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Lodging in Dieng

To stay in Dieng, you don’t need to be confused, because Dieng provides a lot homestay which is directly managed by local residents.

  • Price homestay : starting from IDR 100,000 – IDR 250,000

If you are on a year-end vacation with family and friends who are in fact a group, it’s better to rent one house at a time.

  • Rent a house : starting from IDR 500,000 – 800,000
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** Tips: Don’t forget to look for lodging with warm water, because for those of you who are not used to cold weather, you will be guaranteed to be really cold when you shower.

Delicious Culinary in Dieng

When visiting Dieng, you must try the typical foods from Banjarnegara and Wonosobo, as follows:

  1. Mi Ongklok
  2. Carica
  3. Gepuk Jerky
  4. Dieng beans
  5. Opak Cassava or Opak Kucai
  6. Mushroom Chips
  7. Tambi Tea
  8. Sagon
  9. Tempe Kemul

Tourist attractions in Dieng:

1. Sikunir Hill

Things that cannot be missed when visiting Dieng is visiting Sikunir Hill and seeing it first hand golden sunrise.

If you want to see the beautiful sunrise from Sikunir Hill then you have to be prepared from 4 in the morning. To get to the top of Sikunir Hill, you have to trekking mini beforehand.

  • Price of admission: IDR 10,000
  • Tips: Use comfortable shoes, because the road is a little steep, rocky and uphill.

2. Sikidang Crater

This famous volcanic crater in the Dieng area is indeed one of the exotic places in Dieng. While here, you can see the expanse of barren land with the smell of sulfur that stings your nose.

  • Price of admission: Rp7,500
  • Tips: We recommend that you use a mask when entering the crater and it is not recommended for you to linger here.

3. Dieng Color Lake

The colors that often change make this lake a famous tourist attraction in Dieng.

The reason for this discoloration is because this lake contains quite high sulfur and if it is exposed to sunlight, it will cause a discoloration.

Not only the changing colors are the charm of this tourist spot, but the green scenery around the lake makes this lake look special.

Price of admission :

  • Monday – Friday: IDR 6,500
  • Saturday – Sunday: IDR 8,500

4. Bukit Batu Pandang

You who want to see the beauty of two different colored lakes, you can see it directly at Batu Pandang Hill.

  • Price of admission : Rp10,000;
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5. Arjuna Temple

Already seeing beautiful natural scenery, it’s time for you to take a historical tour for a moment. You can trace the spread of the first religion in Indonesia while you are here.

Actually, in this location there is not only Arjuna Temple, but also other temples such as Semar Temple, Srikandi Temple, Puntadewa Temple, and Sembadra Temple.

  • Price of admission: Rp7,500

6. Dieng Plateau Theater

For those of you who want to learn the history of Dieng in a fun way, then you can come to the Dieng Plateau Theater. Here you can watch documentary films about Dieng’s natural events.

  • Ticket prices to the Dieng Plateau Theater : IDR 4,000

7. Tieng Viewpoint

You can feel the sensation of being above the clouds here. From Garda Pandang Tieng, you can see Mount Sindoro, Mount Kembang more closely, accompanied by a stretch of green agricultural land belonging to the community.

8. Lake Menjer

The serenity, beauty and coolness of Menjer Lake are often used as reasons for many people to visit here.

9. Sembungan Village

This village has been named the highest village on the island of Java. Wow! When else will you feel living in the highest village. Sembungan Village has an altitude of 2,306 meters above sea level, so it’s no wonder this village will be very cold.

10. Merdada Lake

This lake is one of the largest lakes in Dieng. Merdada Lake is located in Karangtengah Village, Batur District, Banjarnegara Regency.

11. Mount Prau

For those of you who like to climb mountains, then while on vacation to Dieng you must go to Mount Prau. Puncak Mount Prau is the highest point in the Dieng Plateau, which is located at 2565 mpdl. So, when visiting here you have to prepare your physical condition.

So, when do you leave for Dieng?

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Originally posted 2020-04-24 00:00:29.

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