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Java is an attractive island with stunning natural beauty located in Indonesia and is one of the most popular and locally important islands in the country. With a population of over 124 million, it is the most populous island in the world its capital is Jakarta the largest city in Indonesia. There are two weather seasons on Java; wet and dry.

Where to visit in Java

No visit to Java could be complete without a visit to the historic Borobudur Temple. The temple marks the conclusion of the Buddhist pilgrimage to celebrate Vesak and makes it one of Indonesia’s most visited tourist attraction. The temple is impeccably maintained and easily accessible and provides visitors with unique scenic views and vistas. Jakarta, the capital of the island, provides a number of luxury shops, restaurants and bars for guests to enjoy the city's bustling city culture. For more adventurous travellers West Java provides a more authentic and natural Java experience as its environment is comprises volcanic panoramas and valleys.

Best time to visit Java

Java has a tropical climate throughout the year and so the weather seasons should be considered before planning your visit. The wet season is from October to April, while the warmer seasons are during May to September. Should you wish to explore the interior of the island more thoroughly then the drier months of April to October are best to consider.

Cultural Java Events

There are a range of events and festivals to suit all visitor tastes, including zoos, historical temples and museums. The Batu secret zoo is considered as one of the best zoos in the world with a wide variety of areas such as the Savannah and African Village which makes it an ideal destination for young families and animal enthusiasts. The Mount Semeru Volcano offers wonderful views of Java's natural beauty including waterfalls and forests such as the Madakaripura waterfall. The Bank Museum is also a worthwhile cultural attraction as it was one of the first banks built in Indonesia, yet today it is a stylish museum that provides visitors with unique information and insights regarding the history of the country.