The Second AOGS-EGU Joint Conference on New Dimensions for Natural Hazards in Asia
Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta Hotel, Indonesia
Built in the 9th century and only rediscovered in 1815 under thick layers of volcanic ash,
the magnificent Borobudur temple is recognized as the biggest Buddhist monument in the world.
Till date, the intended purpose of construction, and later abandonment of the temple, still
remains a mystery. Nonetheless, visitors still can’t help but marvel at the brilliance of the
temple architecture and their intricate carvings overlaying different areas of Borobudur.
If your schedule permits, we highly recommend you signing up for a sunrise tour to experience the temple at the break of dawn. The splash of morning sunlight hitting the stupas and the statue of Buddha makes the grandeur of the temple being more felt.
Opens Daily: 6am to 5pm
Tickets: USD 25 (Adults), USD 15 (Children aged 3-10)
Also built in the 9th century and located not far from the Buddhist Borobudur temple,
‘Prambanan' or 'Rara Jonggrang', is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and the
second-largest in Southeast Asia. The temple complex consists of 240 temples and rising
above the centre are three ornate temples dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities
(Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them.
Opens Daily: 6am to 5pm
Tickets: USD 25 (Adults), USD 12 (Children aged 3-10)
The NatHazards 2021 Conference Dinner happening on the evening of Tue-21 Sep 2021 will be located beside the Prambanan temple compounds so do avail yourself for an evening of alfresco Indonesian dining while enjoying the temple views as your dinner backdrop!
One of the natural highlights of Yogyakarta, Jomblang
cave is not really a cave but rather a system of cave complexes that covers the whole
of Gunung Kidul. Formed over thousands of years via the erosion of rain and underground
rivers, the cave comprises of a large sinkhole, a long tunnel and a central cave known
as Goa Grubog.
The best time to arrive Jomblang cave is between 10:30am to 12:30pm to capture the optimal lighting via the cave’s natural sunroof. Do note that there is a limit to the number of visitors allowed per day so it is highly recommended to book your tour early. Prices may vary depending on the tour packages.
90-mins drive from Yogyakarta
Best time to visit Jomblang Cave is between 10:30am to 12:30pm
Mt Merapi, located near Yogyakarta, is one of the most active
volcanoes on earth. Designated as one of the Decade Volcanoes due to it being in close proximity
to the populated city of Yogyakarta, the latest volcanic activity of Mt Merapi happened on 3 Mar 2020.
Despite its periodic cough and rumbles, Mt Merapi draws many visitors and researchers annually
as she unravels her beauty and mysteries to those who keep a keen eye for her.
One of the best ways to explore Mt Merapi is through a Lava Tour where you will be whizzed off on a Jeep on an off-road adventure to explore the devastating aftermath of Mt Merapi’s pyroclastic lava flow.