The Dieng Plateau is a high marshy valley - probably the remains of ancient caldera even - that makes an interesting day trip from Yogyakarta, Solo or Magelang. The three main sights of the plateau are all relatively close to each other. They are the Colorful Lakes, Sikidang Crater and the Arjuna Temple.
Getting to the Dieng Plateau
The Dieng Plateau is usually visited as a day trip from one of the nearby cities, such as Yogyakarta, Magelang or Solo. From Magelang, you can visit the plateau and be back to your hotel in the mid-afternoon. From the other two cities it's a much longer stay. There are a few homestays in Dieng village, a short trek from the sights.