Started out because I had days off before, on, and after Idul Adha. I thought why should I stay home for the next three days if I can just go somewhere. So I googled some destinations. I wanted to go to Lampung but I don’t think I really want it after all. After that, I thought of going to Kiluan bay but from what I read it seems quiet unreachable for me to go there alone. So finally, I decided to go to Dieng because it’s not too far and very affordable. With only 10 minutes research over people’s blogs, I called this bus company and got myself a bus ticket to Wonosobo.
The next day, on 14 October 2013, I went to Lebak Bulus bus terminal and left Jakarta at 5pm. It took around 11 hours until the Bus arrived in Wonosobo. So it was 5 in the morning on the 15th when I got there. I asked the bus driver to drop me off in plaza Wonosobo and so he did. Just right when I got off, a man stood nearby was yelling “dieng dieng” so I came over him and he pointed a minibus that will take me to Dieng. I decided to ate gudeg by the street first before I finally got in to the minibus. The minibus left plaza Wonosobo at around 5.40 and I arrived in Dieng Plateau at 6.30 I guess.. Can’t really remember how long it took me to get there but it wasn’t that long. The minibus cost me 15.000/20.000.. I can’t also remember how much it was precisely hahah.
After I got off, I just followed the direction from someone that I asked. Turned out, Ied Adha pray (that just so happened to took place on the court in front of the temple complex’s front gate) wasn’t finished yet so I had to wait for 10 minutes until I can finally got into the temple complex.
Later after the pray finished, I bought an entry ticket (which I also forget how much did it cost) and started to walk around..
I continued walking to Sikidang crater which was already included in the ticket I bought. The walk from the temple complex to the crater was quiet far. You can take ojek if you don’t want to walk though
From the crater I used ojek to go to telaga warna. This one is excluded from the first ticket so I bought another entry ticket. After I walked around, I hiked uphill to see telaga warno from above.. it was beautiful.
After I’m done with all the sightseeing I went back to plasa wonosobo by the minibus and took angkot from there to Mendolo bus terminal to get back to Jakarta.
The bus from Wonosobo to Jakarta also leaves at 5pm and I arrived in Jakarta safely on the 16th. Practically, it was only a day trip. It’s just that it took quiet some times to get there by bus. If only I had more time I would have stayed overnight there and go up to mount prau for sure.. maybe next time though.
the whole trip cost me less than 350 thousand rupiah.