5 Volcanoes to Explore in Central Java

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Central Java

The province has been inhabited by humans since the prehistoric-era. Remains of a "Homo erectus", known as "Java Man", were found along the banks of the Bengawan Solo River, and date back to 1.7 million years ago.

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Volcanoes to Explore in Central Java

Dieng Plateau

Dieng Plateau is a marshy plateau that forms the floor of a caldera complex on the Dieng Volcanic Complex in Central Java, Indonesia. The Plateau is the location of eight small Hindu temples from the Kalinga Kingdom. It was built in the period of the mid 7th century to the end of 8th century AD; they are the oldest known standing stone structures in Java.

Mount Lawu

Mount Lawu, or Gunung Lawu, is a massive compound stratovolcano straddling the border between East Java and Central Java, Indonesia. The only reported activity of Lawu took place in 1885 when rumblings and light volcanic ash falls were reported.

Mount Merapi

It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. It is located approximately 28 kilometers north of Yogyakarta city. Merapi is the youngest in a group of volcanoes in southern Java.

Mount Merbabu

Mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province. Merbabu can be climbed from several routes originating from the town of Kopeng on the northeast side, and also from Selo on the southern side. A climb from Kopeng to Kenting Songo takes between 8 and 10 hours. An area of 57 km² at the mountain has been declared a national park in 2004.

Mount Slamet

Mount Slamet or Gunung Slamet is an active stratovolcano in the Purbalingga Regency of Central Java, Indonesia. Historical eruptions have been recorded since the eighteenth century. The volcano erupted in 2009 and again in September 2014. Many climbers were expected to visit to peak on New Year's Eve 2012 to celebrate the new year.

Map of Volcanoes to explore in Central Java