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19 THINGS TO DO IN JAVA (SEPTEMBER 03 - SEPTEMBER 12)

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo

April–October • nature

Pay a visit to an active volcano located in the "Sea of Sand"

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

April–October • nature

The most beautiful waterfall in Java and possibly all of Indonesia

Borobudur

Borobudur

September–May • activity

Visit the world's largest Buddhist temple temple without crowds

Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan

Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan

May–October • event

A visit to the Hindu temple is even more impressive when combined with an open-air ballet performance

Gereja Ayam or Chicken Church

Gereja Ayam or Chicken Church

all year round • activity

An abandoned church shaped like a giant chicken in the middle of the jungle

Pindul Cave Tubing

Pindul Cave Tubing

May–September • activity

A relaxing activity, but also an adventure, depending on what you make of it

Kawah Putih (White Crater)

Kawah Putih (White Crater)

May | August– November • nature

A striking lake in a volcanic crater is among main attractions in West Java

Tea Harvest

Tea Harvest

all year round • activity

Visit beautiful Indonesian tea plantations where tea leaves are picked by hand

Coffee Harvest

Coffee Harvest

June–October • activity

Coffee is called java for a reason. Back in the 1800s, the main source of the world's favourite drink was the Indonesian island

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

May–October • nature

Indonesia will amaze you with its avian world unlike any other

Wayang Kulit Puppet Theatre

Wayang Kulit Puppet Theatre

all year round • activity

This art from ancient times is fascinating even without understanding the language—enjoy the music and the mysterious dance of shadows!

Surfing in West Java

Surfing in West Java

March–November • activity

Great surfing spots include Pelabuhan Ratu Bay, famous for its rolling waves

Tangkuban Perahu

Tangkuban Perahu

June–September • nature

Visit Bandung's most famous volcano and try some food cooked on its heat

Dieng Plateau

Dieng Plateau

May–October • nature

A volcanic plain called Abode of the Gods thanks to its heavenly beauty

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

March–December • activity

One of the best ways to explore the untouched beauty of Indonesia

Climbing Mount Semeru

Climbing Mount Semeru

April–November • activity

The abode of Hindu gods and the tallest mountain on the island can be conquered with some effort

Rainbow Village (Kampung Pelangi)

Rainbow Village (Kampung Pelangi)

all year round • activity

A former slum area has become an Instagram hit thanks to vivid paint colours

Krakatoa Island and Volcano

Krakatoa Island and Volcano

May–October • nature

Visit one of the most deadly volcanoes in the world while it's still in a peaceful state

Cocoa Harvest

Cocoa Harvest

March–July | September–December • nature

Witness various stages of chocolate production in Indonesia

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Java Mouse-Deer Breeding

Java Mouse-Deer Breeding

November–December • nature

This tiny animal is unlike any other deer in the world

Kawah Ijen Volcano

Kawah Ijen Volcano

June–August • nature

This volcano is famed for "electric blue lava" and world's largest highly acidic crater lake

Yadnya Kasada

Yadnya Kasada

June 17–19, 2019 • event

Tenggerese worshippers bring offerings to the crater of Mount Bromo volcano

Solo Batik Carnival

Solo Batik Carnival

July 26–28, 2019 • event

The colourful festival celebrates Indonesian culture and heritage

Rice Terraces

Rice Terraces

October–March • activity

Visit iconic lush green rice paddies where farming is still done the same way it was hundreds of years ago

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

January 25, 2020 • event

Celebrated by millions of Chinese Indonesians this holiday brings lots of color and joy

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival

March 01–03, 2019 • event

One of the biggest jazz events in Southern Hemisphere