Mount Trekking Dieng Plateu- Central Java


MOUNT DIENG/SUNDORO TREKKING

Dieng Plateau

Dieng temple complex.

Dieng Plateu, is a marshy plateu that forms the floor of a caldera complex on the Dieng active volcano complex, and is located near Wonosobo, Central Java, Indonesia.

It is the site for eight small Hindu temples from the 7th and 8th centuries, the oldest Hindu temples in Central Java, and the first known standing stone structures in Java. They are originally thought to have numbered 400 but only 8 remain. The Dieng structures were small and relatively plain, but stone architecture developed substantially in only a matter of decades resulting in masterpieces such as the Prambanan complex and Borobudur. The earliest architectural usage of the Javanese demonic masks and marine monsters are exhibited along the niches and doorways of the remaining structures[1]. The name “Dieng” comes from Di Hyang which means “Abode of the Gods”.[2] Its misty location almost 2000 m above sea level, and its mists, poisonous effusions and sulphur-coloured lakes make it a particularly auspicious place for religious tribute. The temples are small shrines built as monuments to the god-ancestors and dedicated to Shiva[3], rather than acting as a convenience to man.

Part of General Sudirman‘s guerilla campaign during Indonesian War of Independence took place in the area.

 Mount Sundoro or Mount Sindoro or Mount Dieng  is an active stratovolcano in Central Java, Indonesia. Parasitic craters and cones are found in the northwest-southern flanks; the largest is called Kembang. A small lava dome occupies the volcano’s summit. Historical eruptions mostly mild-to-moderate phreatic eruptions had occurred

 Sundoro is a stratovolcano located close to Sumbing Volcano. It is one of the most symmetrical volcanoes in Java.
Craters at the summit area : Segoro Wedi, Segoro Banjaran, Kawah utara, kawah selatan and Sumur ledakan.

 Sundoro is a stratovolcano located close to Sumbing Volcano. It is one of the most symmetrical volcanoes in Java.
Craters at the summit area : Segoro Wedi, Segoro Banjaran, Kawah utara, kawah selatan and Sumur ledakan.

Hundreds of hills on the NE side of the mountain are remnants of ancient landslides and lahars.

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