Dieng Plateau

The Dieng Plateau area is flanked by large and small hills, mountains interspersed with valleys and ravines and steep, decorated with plants and bushes with cold weather, making the Dieng plateau a tourist spot with beautiful natural scenery that can provide calm felling.

The tourism potential in the Dieng Plateau is quite prominent both regionally, nationally and internationally. Given the potential for tourism in the area in the form of a combination of several natural wonders and historical relics.

The condition of tourism in the Dieng Plateau area can be divided into 2 categories:

Natural tourism
This tourist attraction is formed naturally and is mountainous tourism. Types of natural tourism in the Dieng Plateau can be focused on several tourist objects such as craters, lakes, mountains. Here are some famous natural attractions and are often visited by tourists in Dieng:

Natural tourism
This tourist attraction is formed naturally and is mountainous tourism. Types of natural tourism in the Dieng Plateau can be focused on several tourist objects such as craters, lakes, mountains. Here are some famous natural attractions and are often visited by tourists in Dieng:

Crater
Sikidang Crater

This crater is a volcanic crater with a crater hole in a plain area so that the crater is about 200 m2 wide and is located on flat ground, so it can be seen directly from the crater rim. Sikidang Crater is the largest active crater in the Dieng Plateau. Until now Sikidang Crater is still actively releasing hot steam so that the crater water boils and is turbulent. The distinctive smell of volcanoes, puffs of white smoke always adorn the appearance of this crater. Hot steam that comes out accompanied by a jet of boiling gray water always appears moving and jumping from like a deer.

Sikidang Crater is interesting to be used as a tourist attraction because in addition to presenting volcanic natural charm there are also several artificial tourist attractions managed by the local community such as motorbike rentals, horses, photo spots, taking pictures with animals (owls), flying fox and boiling. eggs with water from the crater.

Candradimuka Crater

Candradimuka Crater is one of the Dieng craters which is located 7 km from the Dieng Plateau. This crater is not actually a volcanic crater but is the emergence of solfatara from soil fractures. There are two fracture holes that are still actively releasing solfatara, one continuously and the other intermittently.

Candradimuka Crater is still not visited by many tourists, both local and foreign because of its distance from the Dieng Plateau, incomplete tourist facilities and lack of road access.

Sileri Crater

Sileri Crater is the largest crater in the tourist area of ​​the Dieng Plateau which is still active, with the surface of the water continuously emitting white smoke and showing volcanic symptoms. Sileri Crater is thick gray like leri, so it is called Sileri Crater. The environment of this crater is still very natural with a backdrop of green mountains.

In 2017 Sileri Crater erupted which made this location closed for tourism activities. This crater is still rarely visited by tourists because of its location and the threat of eruption. There is a viewing post at the edge of the highway as an alternative safe place to see the entire Sileri crater area from above.

Lake
Telaga Warna lake

Telaga Warna is well known among tourists, both local and foreign tourists. This lake has colorful water caused by the minerals it contains, the organisms in it are combined with sunlight that hits the lake and is then reflected, giving a colorful effect.

Pengilon Lake

Pengilon Lake is a complex with Color Lake. The name Pengilon is due to the clear water of the lake so that it looks like a mirror (pengilon in Javanese means mirror).

Cebong Lake

Telaga Cebong is a lake that occurs from an ancient crater. The location of Telaga Cebong is in the west. This lake is a volcanic lake that looks like a frog (veledu) or in Javanese it is called a cebong.

Sikunir Hill

Sikunir hill is located in Sembungan village, which is a hill with a sunrise panorama wrapped in a stretch of clouds. The view is very pleasing to the eye. Besides not being too high, Sikunir hill also has easy road access to reach the peak.

Artificial Tour
This tourist attraction is deliberately made by humans. Types of tourism made in the Dieng Plateau can be focused on well-known tourist objects such as: the temple area and the Tieng viewing post.

Temple Area
Besides being known for its beautiful natural attractions, the Dieng plateau area also has historical tours in the form of temples. These temples are relics of the history of Hinduism. in the temple complex, tourists are also presented with a green expanse of grass with a variety of colorful flower plants growing.

Tieng Viewpoint
Tourist attractions Tieng viewing post is a building located on the edge of the highway in the Dieng area. This building is used as a place to enjoy the scenery in the very beautiful Dieng area. The view from this spot is very interesting, especially in the morning, namely at sunrise or sunrise. This viewing post in Dieng has a height of about 1700 meters above sea level. From this place you can see views of Mount Sindoro and Mount Kembang, as well as the expanse of agricultural land belonging to the community that looks fertile.

Economy
The Dieng Plateau is one of the largest vegetable-producing areas in Central Java, with most of the area being mountainous and dominated by high-quality vegetable crops. The climate and weather conditions in this area are very supportive of agricultural activities, so that most of the people around Dieng make a living as farmers. The majority are farming vegetables, potatoes, mushrooms, and carica fruit.

Now with the development of the tourism sector in the Dieng area, many people around Dieng are opening Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). This is enough to help improve the community’s economy. There are several MSMEs developed by the community around Dieng such as homestays, food stalls, and kiosks that provide souvenirs.

The development of Dieng tourism has an impact on improving the economy of the community around Dieng through MSMEs. This indicates that tourism is able to trigger the emergence of local community economic opportunities in the form of small businesses as tourism infrastructure and it can be said that the development of tourism will bring in many tourists and many people who set up businesses because of tourism opportunities.