The mountain range stretching the length of the island of Java has a staggering 121 active volcanoes. The fast-paced megacity of Jakarta, Indonesian’s capital, lies in the west. However, rural Java is a place of incredible natural beauty. You will be amazed by the famous volcanic wonder of Mt Bromo and inspired by nature reserves where you can walk in clouded leopard country with wild peacocks or, if you are up early, catch the magical 20-minute song of the gibbon. Perhaps check out the coastline and its famous surfing spots. There are coffee plantations steeped in Dutch colonial history, and you can find high-country tea fields alongside terraced rice fields. Explore the impressive
UNESCO heritage site of Borobudur, a massive 9th-century Buddhist temple. Then move on to its magnificent neighbour, Prambanan Temple, an ancient Hindu temple, one of the largest Hindu in Southeast Asia. Discover the grand royal cities of Yogyakarta and Solo, each with its own palace. The art scene in Java is particularly vibrant, with stunning batik and textiles and the famed Ramayana ballet, alongside a great contemporary art and food scene.
|Visa requirements||Visa is not required for Indonesian citizens. Everyone else needs a Visa.|
|Languages spoken||Indonesian, Javanese and Sundanese|
|Currency used||Rupiah (IDR)|
|Area (km2)||128.297 km²|
|Country name||Republic of Indonesia|