Date: 6th February 2011
On the way up, we passed by the town of Wonosobo.
Here’s a maintenance-free traffic officer:
The area is full of agricultural activities:
They really utilize every piece of the fertile land:
We stopped at a popular lookout, to enjoy the breath-taking view:
They grow a lot of vegies like cabbage, cauliflower, and potatoes:
and a customary portrait 🙂 (for my Facebook profile pic) :
The brief stop cost us Rp2000 for parking!
Anyway, we continued our journey, and were finally greated by the main entrance:
Dieng plateau is 2000m above sea level – quite high, and it sure was cool that day!
There’s a huge map but we didn’t need to stop for it:
We continued the uphill drive, until we reached the next destination, Tasik Warna (Coloured Lake):
They told us that the water changes colour, depending on it’s temperature. That day it was green 🙂 :
A nearby map:
As it was getting late, we rushed to our final destination, “Kawah Sikidang”, with volcanic lake:
It was quite a walk from where we parked. Initially I just wanted to wait at the rest area near the car park, while DH, Aina & D walked towards the boiling water (crater?).
I however changed my mind, and went along (did the sulphur-smelling smoke entice me?):
It was quite a dangerous area, as indicated by the nearby signage:
Translation: Please do not go too near the crater.
The close-up view of the crater:
I wanted to have a pic taken at the spot, but as I was getting ready, the wind changed direction, and I was engulfed by the sulphuric-smoke:
It certainly got worse:
before it got better:
Here’s the view of our parking area (at the very far end) from the place of the crater (still more people coming):
And the local authority describes the area as peaceful, orderly, clean, cool, beautiful (those are the meaning of the words here):
A final look at the place from the carpark:
The experience here reminded me of the great time I had with my great friends in Hakone (near Fujiyama) in 2004:
With our group photo (a bit off topic here, but I am feeling nostalgic) with Fuji-san in the background):
Hey people, I miss you all!!!
Now back to the topic of this blog, we didn’t visit other places since we had to rush back to Jogja 🙁 .