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The Sikidang Crater on the Dieng Plateau is a fascinating geological phenomenon

The Sikidang Crater on the Dieng Plateau is a fascinating geological phenomenon. The Dieng Plateau itself was formed by a volcanic explosion and offers an impressive landscape of lakes, hot springs, mountains and much more. The name “Sikidang” is derived from the Javanese word “Kidang,” which means “deer.” Why this name? The main crater constantly moves from one place to another, much like a shy deer.


Here are some interesting facts about Sikidang Crater:

Location: Sikidang Crater is located in Dieng Kulon Village in Batur District, Banjarnegara, Central Java.


Appearance: Upon arrival at the crater, visitors will see several large holes or craters with smoke rising from them. These are referred to by locals as the main craters. However, the current main craters are located a little further away and require a small walk of about 1 km to reach. The views of the surrounding mountains and lush vegetation give the place a calming atmosphere.


Precautions: The crater contains sulfur and the fumes are dangerous. Visitors should not go too close to the crater and should wear a protective mask. Some locals sell masks near the crater.

Legend: Legend has it that there was an angelic woman named Shinta Dewi who is associated with the crater.


The Dieng Plateau is a place steeped in myths and legends, and the Sikidang Crater is a popular destination for curious travelers. The unique landscape and fascinating history make this place an unforgettable experience.



Sikdang Crater Lake on Dieng Plateau in Jawa
Sikidang Crater on Dieng Plateau in Jawa

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