Planning a trip to Java but not sure where to go? Looking for a little inspiration to visit the world’s most populous island? We’ve got you covered here with tons of awesome Java travel videos. Check out the “Streets, Beats & Eats” of three of the island’s coolest cities, visit ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, embark on a crazy adventure to Mt. Bromo, and so much more.
Yogyakarta to Mt. Bromo (Part Two)
In part two of our epic journey from Yogyakarta to Mt. Bromo, we cross the stunning savannah and fly across the sea of sand on motorbikes. Hang on to your hat, because it's a wild ride!
Yogyakarta to Mt. Bromo (Part Three)
In the third and final part of our Yogyakarta to Mt. Bromo adventure, we finally hike up to the top of the volcano to stare down into the steaming crater. In the middle of the night, we set out on a sunrise hike.
Dieng Plateau - Colorful Lake and Sunrise
Take in the amazing sight of the Colorful Lake and a stunning sunrise over the mountains in the Dieng Plateau.
Yogyakarta to Mt. Bromo (Part One)
Getting from Yogyakarta to Mt. Bromo on your own is possible, but it's quite the adventure. Check it out in this short video series, starting with a long trip to the highest village in Java.
Check out the largest Buddhist temple in the world in Central Java. Borobudur is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most visited place in all of Indonesia. Take a closer look at the intricate Buddhist reliefs on the walls in this short video.
Sunset at Borobudur Temple
Imagine being the only people atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, watching the sun disappear behind the clouds and seeing a mighty volcano emerge from the shadows. Total silence befalls the ancient monument, and you turn on your flashlight to take in the intricate relief carvings along the walls.
Dieng Plateau - Arjuna Temple and Sikidang Crater
Escape the heat and crowds of Java's big cities and head for the hills in the Dieng Plateau. Rent a motorbike and explore this incredibly scenic area, including ancient Hindu temples and a volcanic crater.
Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan (1 of 2)
The Ramayana is one of two ancient Hindu epics, and you can see a ballet performance at the open-air theater near the Prambanan temple in Java. Learn the story and check out some highlights from this amazing cultural show.
Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan (2 of 2)
Check out the second half of the Ramayana ballet highlights. An army of monkeys does battle with the evil king and his forces, with the monkey general even burning down the entire kingdom. Is there a happy ending? Find out by watching!
Streets, Beats & Eats - Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta is the cultural center of Java and one of Indonesia's most popular cities. Join the Grateful Gypsies on a tour taking in some of the attractions, cool places to hang out, restaurants, and nightlife of the city many know simply as Jogja.
Yogyakarta: Water Castle and Malioboro Street
For a fun day in Yogyakarta, start by exploring Taman Sari (also known as the Water Castle). A former pleasure garden of the sultan and royal family, part of this once grand complex has been restored and is open for visitors. Then, stroll along Mailoboro Street to shop for batik, check out the bustling streets, and catch a local band jamming out.
Prambanan Temple, Indonesia
Not far from Yogyakarta, you'll find the amazing 9th century Hindu temple compound of Prambanan. Dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva (the Hindu Trinity), this ancient temple was given UNESCO status in 1991 and is one of the most popular attractions in Java.
10 Things to Do in Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta, or Jogja as it's commonly known, is the cultural and educational center of Java. Check out 10 awesome things to do there in this short video. From the Sultan's palace, to traditional puppet shows, to bustling night markets full of tasty street food, you've just got to check this place out.
The Kraton of Yogyakarta
Explore the grand royal palace of the Sultan of Yogyakarta in this short travel video. Includes highlights of a traditional Javanese gamelan orchestra as well as dance performances.
Wayang Kulit - Indonesian Shadow Puppets
Tour a workshop and then take in a performance in Yogyakarta to learn more about wayang kulit - traditional Indonesian shadow puppets.
An Angklung Performance in Bandung
Visitors to Bandung, West Java won't want to miss an entertaining performance at Saung Angklung Udjo. Part school, part workshop, part cultural center, this place is helping to preserve traditional Sundanese culture and its unique music. Check out some highlights from an afternoon performance in this video.
Strees, Beats & Eats - Bandung, Indonesia
Explore Bandung, the capital of West Java, in this short travel video. Stare down into the crater of a dormant volcano, take in a traditional Indonesian performance, and dig in to some delicious food.
Traveling Across Java: Jakarta to Bali Overland
Travel across the most populous island in the world - Java, Indonesia - in this short video. From the chaotic capital of Jakarta, to the largest Buddhist temple on Earth, to the amazing Kawah Ijen volcano with its blue flames, Java is an amazing place that should be on every traveler's bucket list.
Streets, Beats, and Eats: Jakarta
Explore Indonesia's capital in this travel video that highlights some great places to hangout and experience local culture, tons of mouth-watering street food, and a couple of cool spots to grab a drink and hear live music at night.
A Day Trip to Bogor
Get out of the heat and traffic of Jakarta and take a day trip to Bogor. While this is also a big city, it's much cooler due to its elevation, and here you can visit the beautiful Bogor Botanical Gardens.