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INDONESIA - Java


Location - South East Asia; Capital - Jakarta; Population - 233 million; Currency - Rupiah MORE INDONESIA

A short ferry and bus ride from Sumatra and I was in Jakarta for Christmas 1999.

 

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indo16The only place I saw a Komodo Dragon was at Jakarta Zoo

 

 

indo15Sailing ships at Sunda Kelapa, Jakarta

 

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indo17The old Dutch quarter of Kota, Jakarta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo19A hotel's welcome at Bandung

 

 

 

indo21The Javanese fishing village of Pangandaran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo22Pangandaran's beach, on the Indian Ocean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo23View from the boat through the backwaters between Pangandaran and Yogyakarta

 

 

indo26Strange looking military parade in Yogyakarta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo24The Kraton, the palace for the sultans of Yogyakarta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo25Palace guards wearing traditional costume in Yogyakarta's Kraton

 

 

indo27The bird market at Yogyakarta

 

 

indo28The 18th century Water Palace, Yogyakarta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo29The Water Palace, Yogyakarta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo30Millenium's Eve in Yogyakarta

 

 

indo31Herman, Danny, Sanky, me, Baukje, Maira and Laura celebrating the new Millenium, Yogyakarta

 

 

indo32More posing for the camera, Yogyakarta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo33An outdoor shadow puppet, or wayang kulit, performance of the Ramayana on the streets of Yogyakarta, Millenium's Eve. The show lasts for several hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo34Dancing in the streets on 1st January 2000, Yogyakarta. A restaurant was pumping out very loud cheesy dance music - fantastic!

 

 

indo35A must see is Borobudur, a 9th century Buddhist monument near Yogyakarta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo36Buddhist statues at Borobudur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo37The perforated stupas of Borobudur temple

 

 

indo38Borobudur temple

 

 

indo39A Buddha statue sat amongst gargoyles which drain water, Borobudur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo40aPrambanan is a 9th century Hindu temple complex, also close to Yogyakarta. At the centre is Shiva Temple, with Vishnu and Brahma temples on either side

 

 

indo41Vishnu temple, Prambanan

 

 

indo42Shiva temple, Prambanan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo43The Kraton at Solo (also known as Surakarta)

 

 

indo46A trip to see Mt Bromo is superb.
On the left is the active volcano Gunung Bromo which emerges from the vast Tengger crater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo50Gunung Bromo volcano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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View of Tengger crater from the top of Gunung Bromo - you can just make out people at the base of the crater

 

 

indo51On the crater rim of Gunung Bromo

 

 

indo52Looking into the volcano, Gunung Bromo

 

 

indo47In 2004 Gunung Bromo erupted.
This photo courtesy of Reuters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indo53Beautiful countryside at Probolinggo

 

 

indo54This looks like a field of cauliflowers but what do I know - Probolinggo

 

 

 

Website and content Copyright © 2008-2011 Mark Wilkinson. All rights reserved.

 

LINKS

www.indonesia-tourism.com

www.indonesiatourisminfo.com - Indonesia tourist board

www.east-java.com - guide to the eastern part of Java

www.central-java-tourism.com - central Java guide

http://visitwestjava.com - a site still under construction

 

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