When is the best time & place to visit in Dieng?
Laying at an altitude of 2,000 meters above the sea level, Dieng is the second highest plateau in the world inhabited by humans after Kathmandu in Nepal. Easily accessible from major cities on Central Java island - Indonesia, such as Semarang and Yogyakarta, and even Jakarta, this area is now one of the most popular weekend destinations.
What is Interesting About Dieng?
If you wonder and asking what's in there? what is interesting about Dieng? then here we go!.
The Colorful Lake a.k.a Telaga Warna
Telaga Warna is located at an altitude of 2000 meters above the sea level, and surrounded by high hills that make this natural place looks so beautiful.
The beauty of this colorful lake will be more amazing when you climb to one of the hills that surround this lake. Harmonization of nature with cool and clean air makes the atmosphere of Dieng Warna Lake more beautiful. The tourists will also feel a calm mystical atmosphere that is reinforced by the white fog and shady trees.
Around the Dieng Warna Lake, several caves are also worth visiting, like the Semalas Hermitage Cave of the Mandalasari Begawan Sampurna Jati. In front of this cave there is a statue of a woman carrying a jug (Kendi). This cave also has a small pool, whose water is believed to cure various diseases and make the skin more beautiful. There is also the Sumur Eyang Kumalasari Cave, and Jaran Resi Kendaliseto Cave. Besides, there is also the Slate of Eyang Purbo Waseso. The caves around this color lake are often used as a place to meditation.
So, When is the best time to visit this colorful lake?.
Beause Indonesia only has two seasons, the summer will be much better.
The best time to visit the color lake is in the morning or afternoon because, in the afternoon, thick fog will cover the area around the color lake, so that visitors can not enjoy its natural beauty.
How To Get To The Dieng Colorful Lake?
So, how to get there?
The access this beautiful colorful lake a.k.a Telaga Warna can be reached from the center of Wonosobo City by using public transportation from the Wonosobo City bus terminal, about 30 kilometers, or for 45 minutes to 1-hour drive.
From the downtown area of Wonosobo Regency, head straight to the north (Wonosobo - Dieng route).
Dieng Sikunir Hill a.k.a Bukit Sikunir
Sikunir is not just a small hill, the track path is only about 30 minutes from the foot of the hill. But this hill is one of the best places to watch the sunrise, I bet you gonna like it.
So many beautiful landscapes can be obtained here mainly because of the beauty of the Golden Sunrise itself. A tinge of gold in the dark sky, slowly eroding the dark sky to blue. The perfect beauty of nature, they called God's hand painting.
How To Get To Dieng Sikunir Hill?
The easiest way is from Sembungan village.
Sembungan Village is the most familiar starting point used by tourists to start climbing to Sikunir Dieng Hill to its Peak.
If you start from the Dieng Tourism Area, it takes about fifteen to thirty minutes using a local transport such as minibusses, (the travel time depends very much on the conditions, such as traffic roads, routes, and vehicles itself), to reach the village of Sembungan and then continue climbing to the Sikunir Peak which takes about half an hour.