Central Java

The Homeland of Java Man

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 - 16:39:53 WIB | be read: 4468 reader | comment: 334

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (1859) spawned a new generation of naturalists in the 19th century, and his theories sparked acrimonious debate across the world. Ernst Haeckel’s The History of Natural Creation (1874) expounded Darwin’s theory of evolution and surmised ... [read more]

The Mysteries of Sukuh Temple

Sunday, 18 January 2015 - 15:47:09 WIB | be read: 4685 reader | comment: 373

In a magnificent position on the slopes of Gunung Lawu, 900m above the Solo plain, Candi Sukuh is one of Java’s most enigmatic and striking temples. It’s not a large site, but it has a large, truncated pyramid of rough-hewn stone, and there are some fascinating reliefs and statues. It’s clear that ... [read more]

Temples in Dieng Plateu

Sunday, 18 January 2015 - 14:23:51 WIB | be read: 3479 reader | comment: 165

The five main temples that form the Arjuna Complex are clustered together on the central plain. They are Shiva temples, but like the other Dieng temples they have been named after the heroes of the wayang stories of the Mahabharata epic: Arjuna, Puntadewa, Srikandi, Sembadra and Semar. All have mouth-shaped doorways ... [read more]

Dieng Plateu

Sunday, 18 January 2015 - 14:04:52 WIB | be read: 4451 reader | comment: 324

The lofty plateau of Dieng (2093m above sealevel) is home to some of the oldest Hindu temples in Java. Its name comes from Di-Hyang (Abode of the Gods), and it’s thought that this was once the site of a flourishing temple-city of priests. More than 400 temples, most of which were built between ... [read more]

The Great Temple of Borobudur

Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 12:35:29 WIB | be read: 3932 reader | comment: 190

Like Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Bagan in Myanmar, Java’s Borobudur makes the rest of Southeast Asia’s spectacular sites seem almost incidental. Looming out of a patchwork of bottlegreen paddies and swaying palms, this colossal Buddhist monument has survived Gunung Merapi’s ash flows, terrorist ... [read more]

Central Java Kingdom History

Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 09:58:13 WIB | be read: 4257 reader | comment: 339

Since the VII century , there are many royal government that stands in Central Java, namely: the Buddhist kingdom of Kalinga , Jepara which ruled by the Queen Sima in the year 674 . According to the script / inscription Canggah in 732, was born in a Hindu kingdom in Medang, Central Java with the name of King Rakai ... [read more]

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