Top things to do in Dieng Plateau

Top Choice Lake in Dieng Plateau

Telaga Warna

Ringed by highland forest and steep-sided vegetable terraces, this lake is renowned for its exquisite colour. Ranging from a delicate turquoise to a rich cobalt blue, the hue of the water is determined by the sulphu…
Viewpoint in Dieng Plateau

Ratapan Angin

For a spectacular perspective of Telaga Warna, it's worth climbing the hill above the lake. Called Ratapan Angin (and signposted as Dieng Plateau Theatre), this established viewpoint is accessible by car for around …
Viewpoint in Dieng Plateau

Gunung Sikunir

South of Dieng village, the main attractions are the sunrise viewpoint of Gunung Sikunir, 1km past Sembungan village, and the shallow lake of Telaga Cebong. Views from Sikunir are spectacular, stretching across Dien…
Hindu Temple in Dieng Plateau

Arjuna Complex

The five main Shiva temples that form the Arjuna Complex are clustered together in the middle of the Dieng Plateau. In common with other temples in the area, they are named after wayang (Javanese puppet theatre perf…
Lake in Dieng Plateau

Kawah Sileri

Kawah Sileri, 2km off the main road and 6km from Dieng village, is a smoking crater with a hot lake that makes a fascinating sight from the hill above. The sheltered viewpoint is accessible by car – if anyone can be…
Hindu Temple in Dieng Plateau

Candi Bima

Proudly sitting atop its own processional staircase, Candi Bima is unique in Java, with kudu (sculpted heads) peering from each alcove of this elaborately carved temple. It lies around halfway along a walking tour o…
Hindu Temple in Dieng Plateau

Candi Gatutkaca

Part of the nearby Arjuna Complex, Candi Gatutkaca is a small Shiva temple (a yoni was found inside) with a square base.
Lake in Dieng Plateau

Kawah Sikidang

This volcanic crater with steaming vents and bubbling mud ponds is a major local tourist attraction, marked by rows of warung food stalls and strategically positioned selfie stations. This isn't the place to commune…
Museum in Dieng Plateau

Museum Kailasa Dieng

This museum displays an array of Hindu statues and cultural artifacts in two buildings. It is perhaps of only passing interest but there are a few gems, including a statue of Shiva’s carrier, Nandi the bull (with th…
Lake in Dieng Plateau

Kawah Candradimuka

Nine kilometres from Dieng village is the pleasant 1.5km trail through fields to Kawah Candradimuka. A spur of the trail branches off to two lakes: Telaga Nila (a longer, two-hour walk) and Telaga Dringo. Just a few…