Paradise in Karimun Jawa. KJ is an archipelago of 27 islands in the Java Sea, Indonesia, northwest of Jepara. The islands’ name means ‘a stone’s throw from Java’ in Javanese.

Who hasn’t fantasized about jetting off to some island paradise? I’ve thought about it ever since I saw Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach. (Though I would avoid that island in particular. or, I’d just try and overthrow Tilda Swinton as the crazy beach

PRAMBANAN TEMPLE.   The temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, and is one of the largest Hindu temples in Southeast Asia. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the towering 47m high central building inside a large complex of individual temples.

Candi Prambanan (or Candi Rara) Jonggrang :: Central Java, Indonesia. The century Hindu temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, and is one of the largest Hindu temples in Southeast Asia.

Prambanan is the ninth century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia.

Prambanan Temple is the ninth century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia.

Candi Sewu, located 800 meters north of Prambanan in Central Java, Indonesia. Candi Sewu is actually the second largest Buddhist Temple in Central Java after Borobudur.

Prambanan, Central Java, Indonesia The Hindu temple was built in century and dedicated to the Trimurti: Brahmā, Vishnu and Shiva. The walls are all covered with impressive carvings, telling the religious stories. (Photo by Feriansyah Pz)

The artists of Kudus in Central Java, Indonesia, are famous for their carved teak houses. This 2,500 square foot one was transported to Vashon Island, WA. to be rebuilt on the land of Asian furniture importer, David Smith.

The craftsmen of Kudus in Central Java, Indonesia, are famous for their carved teak houses. This square foot one was transported to Vashon Island, WA. to be rebuilt on the land of Asian furniture importer, David Smith.

Prambanan temple is a Hindu temple that has an exotic ancient Hindu temple architecture landscape design was built in 9th century during development of Hinduism in Indonesia. Prambanan Hindu temple is located in Klaten, Central Java and become largest temple in Indonesia.

An extraordinary Chandi, Prambanan, built in biggest Hindu Shiva Mandir in Central Java. A Unesco World Heritage Site.

Tourist boats in the crystal clear waters around the small island of Pulau Geleang, located within the Marine National Park of Karimunjawa or Karimun Jawa, which translates as a stone's throw from Java.

Tourist boats in the crystal clear waters around the small island of Pulau Geleang, located within the Marine National Park of Karimunjawa or Karimun Jawa, which translates as a stone's throw from Java.

Dieng Plateau - Java - Indonesia.Visiting a temple comlex on the Dieng Plateau. Marvellous!    Dieng Plateu, is a marshy plateau that forms the floor of a caldera complex on the Dieng active volcano complex near Wonosobo, Central Java, Indonesia. Referred to as "Dieng" by Indonesians, it sits at 2,000m above sea level far from major population centres. The name "Dieng" comes from Di Hyang which means "Abode of the Gods". More at wikipedia.

Dieng Plateau on active volcano complex near Wonosobo, Central Java, Indonesia

Telaga Warna, Dieng Plateau - Central Java (the water's color can be green, blue, or white)

Telaga Warna, Dieng Plateau - Central Java (the water's color can be green, blue, or white)

Central Java ~ Dieng Plateau | Comb; material from the Dieng plateau, which is filled with ancient ruins, geysers, and other natural wonders often blends animistic and folkloric traditions. It is difficult to say for sure which character from the pantheon of wayang style women is represented here. Often depicted is Kunti, the heroic and protective mother of the five Pandawa princes of the Mahabarata epic. | 19th century | Sold

Central Java ~ Dieng Plateau | Comb; material from the Dieng plateau, which is filled with ancient ruins, geysers, and other natural wonders often blends animistic and folkloric traditions. It is difficult to say for sure which character from the pantheon of wayang style women is represented here. Often depicted is Kunti, the heroic and protective mother of the five Pandawa princes of the Mahabarata epic. | 19th century | Sold

Mangroove - Karimun Jawa

Mangroove - Karimun Jawa

Crystal clear waters and colourful coral reefs around the small island of Pulau Tengah, located within the Marine National Park of Karimunjawa or Karimun Jawa, which translates as a stone's throw from Java.

Crystal clear waters and colourful coral reefs around the small island of Pulau Tengah, located within the Marine National Park of Karimunjawa or Karimun Jawa, which translates as a stone's throw from Java.

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Bengawan solo #java

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