Nglanggeran: Indonesia’s hidden gem where sustainability meets hospitality

Nglanggeran: Indonesia's hidden gem where sustainability meets hospitality

The view from the top of Gunung Api Purba (ancient volcano) in the Nglanggeran village in Yogyakarta, Indonesia / Korea Times photo by Dong Sun-hwa Village recognized by UNWTO mesmerizes tourists with natural landscape, traditional culture By Dong Sun-hwa YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — Waking up to the thunderous crowing of roosters, most residents of the rural … Read more

How world’s largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia has been reborn – new rules free Borobudur from curses of vandalism, graffiti, bottles of urine

This exquisite Mahayana Buddhist temple near the central Javanese city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, is the biggest in the world, and dates to the eighth and ninth centuries. In its aesthetic, architecture, wisdom and history it is as superlatively astounding as those in Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex. Visitors are now only able to visit the … Read more

Five Natural Wonders To Visit In Java, Southeast Asia’s Most Beautiful Island

The island of Java is home to over half of Indonesia’s overall population. getty With more than 151 million people living within its borders, Java is the most populous island on the entire planet—but in between the sprawling cities and charming villages, there’s no shortage of spectacular natural sites to explore. Verdant rainforests, picturesque beaches, … Read more

Five Stunning National Parks To Visit Across Indonesia

Indonesia officially gained independence on December 27th, 1949. getty With roughly 17,000 islands found within its borders, the Southeast Asian nation of Indonesia is home to a particularly diverse array of landscapes and ecosystems—and this abundant array of natural features has ushered in a wealth of spectacular national parks all across the country. From colorful … Read more