Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Most Beautiful and Largest Indonesia's Prambanan Hindu temple

Hi travelers, had you been visited Prambanan Hindu temple in Indonesia? The temple located on the border of two provinces, Central Java and Yogyakarta. Precisely about 30 kilometers north-east of the city of Yogyakarta. According to locals, the Prambanan temple was built as a manifestation the love of Bondowoso against Rara Jonggrang. This temple was built in the 10th century, during the reign of two kings, King Pikatan and King Balitung. The temple area is the largest cultural heritage in Indonesia, which is shown by the many temples relics of past glory.

Prambanan temple discovered in 1733 by C.A. Lons VOC employees on the mass of the East Indies Dutch in Indonesia. When the Prambanan found, it was  in collapsed condition covered with soil and shrubs. In 1885 the temple area was cleared of the heaps of soil, digged and collected the temples stones those were buried and scattered. In 1918,  the restoration began by rearranging the Shiva temple which was completed in 1953. Then in 1978 continued the preparation of temples and it completed in 1993.

On the other hand, aside as a tourism asset, the temple is now also used for the purposes of science and religion. Prambanan temple has been recognized worldwide as one of Indonesia's cultural icons. Prambanan is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site with the number 349 and updated in 1998 to number 642. Currently, the Prambanan condition badly damaged due to the earthquake in Yogyakarta May 27, 2006. Jackjoe
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016


Baikal Lake “Pearl of Siberia”

Baikal Lake dubbed as "Pearl of Siberia", the oldest natural lake then the deepest and most bargaining water in the world. This lake is located in the southern Siberian region of Irkutsk Oblast in the northwest and Buryatia on the southeast.

The lake is one of the largest lakes in the world with a surface area of ​​31 722 square kilometers, which is habitat to over 1,700 species of animals and plants. Baikal Lake has variety temperatures, in winter minimum temperature of -19 degrees Celsius and maximum 14 degrees Celsius in summer.

Almost of the lake completely surrounded by mountains. It has 27 islands and 330 rivers. The largest island in Baikal is Olkhon island with a length of about 72 km. The waters lake is very clear. It indicated the blue expanse water is very subtle. Baikal is the fifth container fresh water in the world that can still be drank directly because it has not been contaminated.

For those who what to visit the Baikal lake can use the plane or train to Irktsk or Ulan Ude, the journey continues using bus or taxi afterward. Baikal lake is located about 65 kilometers from Irkutsk and 250 kilometers from Ulan Ude. 

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