The Beauty of Dieng Mountain – Dieng Plateau
Dieng Plateau – Dieng Mountain is a plateau region in Central Java, which entered in Banjarnegara and Wonosobo district. It is located in the west of Mount Sindoro Sumbing. The average height is about 2,000 meters above sea level. The temperatures range is about 15-20 degrees Celsius during the day and 10 degrees Celsius at night. In the dry season (July and August), the temperature in Dieng mountain can reach up to 0 ° C in the morning. Dieng name comes from a combination of Kawi words: “in”, which means “place” or “mountain” and “Hyang” which means God. Thus, Dieng means the mountainous region in which Gods and goddesses residents. Another theory states that Dieng name is derived from the Sudanese language ( “in Hyang”) as estimated in the pre Medang (about 7TH century) the area under the political influence of the Kingdom Galuh.
Ding plateau is a mountain of volcanic activity beneath the Earth’s surface, such as Yellowstone or Tengger highlands. In fact, it is a mountain that surrounds the edge of the caldera. There are many pits such as the launch of gases, water vapour and other various volcanic materials. This situation is very dangerous for people who live in the area, as evidenced by the presence of the gas eruption Crater Sinila in 1979. Not only toxic gases, but it can also be a potential earthquake, mud eruptions, landslides and floods. In biology, volcanic activity in Dieng is very interesting because nearby of the hot water there is some species of bacteria temperature that can be used for the detection of early life on Earth.
There are many attractions id Dieng Mountain, make it as the good place to spend your wonderful holiday. It has the lake named telaga pengilon that has many colour shades such as red, blue, green, purple and white. Another great feature is the reduction of colour in Telaga Pengilon with grass which is like a small swamp. Another great attraction of Dieng Mountain is Merdada Lake. It is the largest lake in Dieng plateau. In fact, the lake is also used by fishermen for a hobby or passengers, as well as just drives around in small boats rented by locals.
Around it, you can find Hindu temple built in the 7TH century, among other things: Bima temple, Ghatotkacha temple, SEMAR Temple, Arjuna temple, Gangsiran Aswatama, the Temple of Sembadra temple, Setyaki temple, heroine temple, and Dwarawati temple. In addition, there is wonderful cave around Dieng Mountain, such as semar cave and Jaran Cave that is located near Pension Lake and is often used as a place of spiritual thought.
When you visit Dieng Mountain, you should also watch the film about the Dieng volcano in Dieng volcanic theatre. There, you will know the history of that mountain. When you think it is not enough to make you know more about Dieng Mountain, you are able to visit. Kailasa Dieng museum, this place will provide you information on the nature such as geology, plant and animal life, daily activity in Dieng (agriculture, religion, and art) and many more. Dieng Mountain is very beautiful. Anyone who saw the hole will say it was wonderful.