Java Travel Guide

Java is Indonesia’s main island and as the fifth largest island. Java makes up of 65% of Indonesia’s population making it the most populated island on earth.

Java boasts many natural and historical tourists attractions. Here you can find the ancient temples like Borobudur and Prambanan. There are also volcanoes and mountains to hike and national parks to trek and explore. Moreover the train transport in Java is well connected from west to east, being the only reliable train network among the archipelagos of Indonesia. Javanese are well known for their friendliness and hospitality while the food along with the Sundanese ones have a lot of delicious variety.

The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta is located here in West Java while the second largest city of Indonesia, Surabaya is located in the east. Java is the largest economy and cultural center of Indonesia. The population in Jakarta city itself is 8 million while its suburbs is home to 12 million others. The main ethnic group here is Javanese except in the West Java where people are mostly Sundanese. There is also about 20% of population in East Java that is Madurese, where half of them lives in Madura.

Java Travel Map

Popular Route

Jakarta -> Purwokerto -> Wonosobo -> Dieng Plateau -> Borobudur -> Yogyakarta -> Malang -> Mount Bromo -> Ijen Crater -> Surabaya or Banyuwangi -> Bali

Places to Visit

West Java


Central Java

Dieng Plateau
Karimunjawa Islands

East Java

Mount Bromo
Ijen Crater

Tourist Attractions

Borobudur Temple Compounds
Prambanan Temple Compounds


Rock Climbing in Siung Beach, Yogyakarta


Waisak Day in Borobudur

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