The Boundaries of Dieng Plateau

High on the hills of Java lies the plateau of Dieng; a sacred ground to the Buddhists and Hindus who roamed the island long before the arrival of the New Religions. Up here, people live so close to the gods as the temples sit side-by-side with vast farmlands of potatoes, carrots, squashes, and tomatoes. Backing the prayers through its puffing ponds are the numerous craters which give vibes to the people and geothermal energy to faraway cities.

Life here is so free one can almost touch the gods by sitting inches to the craters with little or no boundary and letting your prayers go up and up. Here are the proofs:

Kawah Candradimuka; the breeding ground of Javanese warriors
Kawah Candradimuka; the breeding ground of Javanese warriors

The path downward seems to be protected by an invisible fence
The path downward seems to be protected by an invisible fence
Another crater sits just outside the potato fields
Another crater sits just outside the potato fields
A closer look. Surely they have some sort of boundaries, right?
A closer look. Surely they have some sort of boundaries, right?
Oh yes. A simple warning will do.
Oh yes. A simple warning will do.

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Other takes on this week’s challenge can be found here.

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4 thoughts on “The Boundaries of Dieng Plateau

  1. Udah di Dieng, dikit lagi ke sebelah selatan dan barat bisa menjumpai kawasan wisata lain yg tak kalah indahnya, ada Curug Pletuk, Curug Kemiri, Wadas Tumpang, Igir (Bukit) Cempaka, Bendungan (Waduk) Jendral Sudirman (yg diresmikan oleh Alm.Ex.Presiden Soeharto), dll …..

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