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- STILLS & OTHERS  (5 new items)

- FLORA (FLOWERS)  (2 new items)

- KEMUNING  (1 new item)

Kemuning tea plantations is located near Kemuning village, Ngargoyoso District, Karanganyar Regency, about 1-1,5 hours drive from Solo, Central Java. The plantation lies on the slopes of mount Lawu at the height of approximately 1540 meter above sea level with a cool climate at the temperature of around 22 Celsius degrees. It is close to the Sukuh and Cetho temples and a few beautiful waterfalls like Jumog and Parang Ijo. Mountainous views and female tea pickers make a visit more than worth. The tea pickers usually start working early morning at dawn until noon. Nowadays we can find a lot of small "warungs" that disturb the beautiful views but where we can get some nice, simple local foods as well as drinks, including "Kemuning tea". Recommended is the "teh bakar", roasted tea at the warung owned by bapak (mr.) Jumadi. Photographers love to go to Kemuning, not only to shoot landscapes and human interests but also for "pre-weddings" with a professional look. The sunrises can be quit spectacular. Situations can change by the minute if clouds start coming in.

- PEOPLE  (1 new item)

Balinese are warm and friendly people who will do a lot to make you feel comfortable at "their" island of "Demons and Gods".

- HOLY PLACES JAVA  (1 new item)

Hundreds of ancient stone religious monuments lie on the island of Java. Known as candi in Indonesian, they date from the early classical period of Javanese civilisation, beginning in the first part of the 8th century CE and ending after 900 CE. The majority were built between 780 CE and 860 CE, even though the civilisation that created them existed for many centuries.