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Java, Indonesia

From series “The Most Extreme Settlements on the Planet”
The settlement, located on the island of Java, is worth to be mentioned among the most extreme. Here, people literally live on a volcano. The island features the world famous Merapi volcano that is the most active of the 128 volcanoes in Indonesia. On average, the structure erupts twice a year, and large destructive explosions occur every seven years. Literally, every such an explosion takes lives and razes settlements. About 500 000 people live in the immediate vicinity of the volcano.

Java, Indonesia The island of Java is about 132 000 square km, the number of the island's population exceeds 140 million people. The place is very popular among tourists; they are attracted with picturesque rainforests, unique historical sites, magnificent beaches, and resort hotels. It is difficult to imagine that near this picturesque region that is full of life stands on extremely dangerous lands where people are exposed to the mortal danger literally every day.

There is a huge number of Buddhist sites, including the majestic temple of Borobudur. Many historical sites of the island are included in the UNESCO list. You have only to get close to the foot of the volcano, and completely different landscapes will open to your eyes. Here, you can see a lot of ghost towns that were completely destroyed during one of the eruptions. Today, these towns are completely covered with ashes and stand absolutely lifeless. Next - Motu

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Atm Bri' located in 2.4 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Sewa Mobil' is located in 1.39 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Jalan Raya Jogorogo' in 1.13 km
Supermarket: 'Jalan Raya Jogorogo' in 1.14 km
Parking: 'Jalan Raya Simo-Glodok-Tular' in 7 km
Apotheek: 'Shofa 4' in 1.98 km
Police station: 'Pos Kamling Gorok' in 1.71 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Warung Bu Tinah' in 1.37 km
Railway station: 'Kedunggalar' in 10 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Adisumarmo Airport SOC - in 56 km
 »  Adisucipto Airport JOG - in 96 km
 »  Achmad Yani International Airport SRG - in 113 km
 »  Juanda Airport SUB - in 169 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Java

Villa Pinaringan

Located in 19 km from Java
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Rooms: 2
Sarangan's vegetable market is just 3 minutes' walk away from Villa Pinaringan, while Wahyu Lake is a 10-minute drive away. It takes 90 minutes to … More: photo, rates and booking
Griya Tawang

Located in 21 km from Java
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Rooms: 3
Simply furnished, the naturally cooled rooms are fitted with a TV and balcony that overlooks the garden. Each unit has a seating area, desk and … More: photo, rates and booking
Jawa Dwipa Heritage Resort and Convention

Located in 23 km from Java
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Rooms: 23
Simply furnished, all rooms are equipped with a desk and flat-screen TV. The en suite bathroom comes with a shower. Jawa Dwipa Heritage Resort is a … More: photo, rates and booking
Tri Star Homestay

Located in 29 km from Java
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Rooms: 53
Rooms are fitted with a TV and en suite bathroom with shower facilities. Select rooms have hot water facilities. Tri Star Homestay is 10 minutes' … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Museum of Smoking
89 km - Museum of Smoking
Although millions of people around the world report about the health damage from smoking and propagate the healthy lifestyle, there is the incredibly interesting museum of smoking in the Indonesian town of Kudus. The emergence of this cultural institution in Indonesia …
Merapi Volcano
90 km - Merapi Volcano
Merapi Volcano is also one of the most dangerous supervolcanos in the world. Island’s Java volcano doesn’t look like its supervolcano “brothers”. If once it erupts, a lot of damages will be done to the Earth. For the last 100 years, its activity becomes …
Borobudur Temple
117 km - Borobudur Temple
The Indian island of Java has a wonderful religious symbol. On the isterritorium is the beautiful Buddhist temple Borobudur. It was built in the beginning of the 9th century. The mythical Mount Meru served as a prototype for the temple building. The location of the …
Cemoro Lawang Town
193 km - Cemoro Lawang Town
One of the smallest and most beautiful towns in Indonesia is Cemoro Lawang. The town is located close to the volcano Bromo, to which it owes its fame. Tourists visit the  town in the framework of sightseeing tours across the surrounding area. Many travelers stay here …
Argo Gede Train Railroad
409 km - Argo Gede Train Railroad
Extremely popular with the tourists is the Indonesian train Argo Gede that travels back and forth between Bandung and Jakarta. The route cuts through the incredibly beautiful places, passengers can enjoy vast tea plantations and mountain scenery during their trip, as …
Pura Tanah Lot Temple
438 km - Pura Tanah Lot Temple
The world around us can surprise not only with natural attractions, but also with fruits of human hands. A great example is Tanah Lot Temple located in Indonesia. You can see this unique temple in Bali. It is located on a rocky formation that stands high above the … - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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