Dieng (Prau)

DIENG (Prau)

The Dieng Plateau is a huge volcanic complex near the pleasant town of Wonosobo. It is quite rightly one of Central Java’s leading tourist attractions and there are so many fascinating sites, both geological and historical, that it definitely makes sense to stay in Dieng village itself and properly explore the place. Colourful lakes, hissing and bubbling craters and numerous temples are dotted all over the landscape.

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Batu Daya

BATU DAYA

Batu Daya is one of the most iconic mountains in Indonesia but very few people know of its existence. Along with Gunung Kelam (also in West Kalimantan), Puruk Sandukui (Central Kalimantan) and the huge Merabu karst region in East Kalimantan it is an area which is bound to become a major natural tourist attraction in the next couple of decades, particularly if the Indonesian capital is relocated to Kalimantan and local infrastructure improves.

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Lokon

LOKON

Lokon is a very active twin volcano with the adjacent Empung and is located close to the pleasantly cool town of Tomohon, which is surrounded by agricultural land. All recent eruptions have originated from the Tompaluan crater which lies in the saddle between the two peaks – when most people say they climbed Lokon they mean they visited the crater and most guides will think you only want to go to the crater.

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Ruang

RUANG

Gunung Ruang is the southern-most volcano in the Sangihe arc between North Sulawesi and Mindanao in the Philippines. The island volcano is situated in Kebupaten Sitaro next to the island of Tagulandang. The last significant eruption was in 2002 when two kampungs had to be evacuated. Since then, Ruang continues to be active with fumes around the crater. For some reason, many locals call the island and volcano ‘Duang’.

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Parang

PARANG

Gunung Parang is one of the most interesting peaks in Java. Despite being clearly visible as a jagged rocky ridge from the Jakarta-Bandung toll road, up until recently it was something of a secret, generally known only to Indonesian rock climbers. From some angles it very closely resembles the famous and unusual Scottish mountain Suilven. By 2017, things have changed and this fabulous and accessible mountain is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

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Maras (Bui)

Facts Elevation: 705 m (2,313 ft) Prominence: 705 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Bangka Belitung Google Earth: kml Other names:   Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! Gunung Maras is the name given to the largest mountain range on the island of Bangka. Whilst not especially high by Indonesian standards, it consists […]

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Samosir

Facts Elevation: 1,713 m (5,620 ft) Prominence: 806 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra) Google Earth: kml Other names:   Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It!   This Ribu is the highest point on the volcanic island of Samosir, which lies within the vast Toba caldera complex – a […]

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Pusuk Buhit

Facts Elevation: 1,982 m (6,503 ft) Prominence: 810 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra) Google Earth: kml Other names:   Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! This lovely mountain is located near Pangururan just to the west of Samosir island and Lake Toba. It is best known for the […]

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Banda Api

BANDA API

Banda Api is a small but very active island volcano in the remote Banda islands. It has been observed and written about for centuries since it was a key location for the trading of spice when the British, Dutch and Portuguese sought the vast quantities of nutmeg on these islands – particularly Run / Rhun island. The last major eruption was in 1988 but there remains minor fumarole activity near the summit.

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