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24 Hours in Okayama City
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24 Hours in Okayama City

The trip to Okayama City (岡山) was an unplanned detour from my trip to Japan. But, with the overwhelming number of tourist in major cities like Kyoto, made me wanted to escape from it. The purpose is so that I can get a chance experiencing the real Japan in my whole trip. For Okayama, I was stumbled upon one brochure with beautiful canal photo in it and after a short search, it was actually in Okayama. So, I made my way...

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Peaceful 24 Hours in Kyoto, Japan
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Peaceful 24 Hours in Kyoto, Japan

Here you will find my photo journal from the trip to Japan. And in this post, I will share what highlights you can experience in Kyoto City for 1 day/24 hours. Start early and catch the early train to Arashiyama (嵐山) to visit Tenryuji Temple (天龍寺). [caption id="attachment_5621" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Early Morning outside Tenryuji Temple[/caption] Experience beautiful Japanese Garden with...

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Rediscover Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
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Rediscover Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

As you might know, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the first national park that I've ever visited here in my home country Indonesia. This past September 2017 I had an opportunity to visit this magnificent national park as part of my assignment for Silk Air for their magazines article about Bromo for November 2017 issue. With this in mind, I need to reset my mind and view about this place in order to discover more...

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Wae Rebo Traditional Village
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Wae Rebo Traditional Village

[caption id="attachment_4298" align="aligncenter" width="593"] Mbaru Niang house at Wae Rebo[/caption]After exploring Komodo National Park (You can read the story here), I moved on to explore the mainland of Flores Island. The first destination which is on top of my list would be visiting Wae Rebo Traditional Village in order to experience the real lifestyle of the local people.The Traditional Village of Wae Rebo. Located on...

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Komodo National Park & Beyond | Flores Island, Indonesia
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Komodo National Park & Beyond | Flores Island, Indonesia

[caption id="attachment_4184" align="aligncenter" width="593"] Komodo Dragon, Rinca Island.Komodo National ParkIndonesia[/caption]Right after touching down Labuan Bajo and checked in to the hotel. There are still time before sunset. I decided to go to Bukit Sylvia which according to local, it has one of the best sunset in the city of Labuan Bajo.[gallery link="file" ids="4205,4202,4206,4203,4207,4204"]Next day, When I started...

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Dieng Plateau & Sea of Cloud
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Dieng Plateau & Sea of Cloud

[caption id="attachment_4048" align="aligncenter" width="528"] Sea of Cloud[/caption]In this post I will show several spot for best sunrise and sunset around Yogyakarta and also Dieng Plateau. The first one would be to see sea of clouds early morning before sunrise at Taman Buah Mangunan, near Yogyakarta.[gallery link="file" ids="4049,4050,4051,4052,4053,4054"]As for sunset, there is Puncak Becici.[gallery columns="2"...

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Yogyakarta City and Beyond (Borobudur & Prambanan Temple) Part 2
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Yogyakarta City and Beyond (Borobudur & Prambanan Temple) Part 2

[caption id="attachment_4022" align="aligncenter" width="541"] Borobudur Temple Panorama[/caption]If you have extra day in Yogyakarta, you can head over to Borobudur Temple. The temple also part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main attraction would be the sunrise from the temple ground overlooking the Mount Merapi. You need to wake up early and go through the private entrance from Manohara Hotel because the main general...

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Yogyakarta City and Beyond (Borobudur & Prambanan Temple) Part 1
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Yogyakarta City and Beyond (Borobudur & Prambanan Temple) Part 1

[caption id="attachment_2671" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Suburb area of Yogyakarta[/caption]Year 2008 is the first time I visit Yogyakarta and Borobudur temple area. Yet, it was a very rush kind of event since I did it together with Bali and Bromo. So, at this very chance, I decided to take it slow and enjoying the scenery and the culture that it can offers. Yogyakarta is the special region which is also part of...

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park from B29 Lumajang
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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park from B29 Lumajang

[caption id="attachment_3935" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park[/caption]The first thing pop up in their head when people think about Bromo would be volcanoes. You will find many photos from many travelers visiting this national park to catch the sunrise from Penanjakan viewpoint. But, in this opportunity I would like to share my experience viewing Bromo from the other less known point of...

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Honorable Mention 6th Annual Mobile Photography Awards - Landscape 2016
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Honorable Mention 6th Annual Mobile Photography Awards - Landscape 2016

[caption id="attachment_3852" align="aligncenter" width="543"] MOUNT PENANGGUNGAN SUNRISE by Suwandi Chandra[/caption] Always a pleasure to see one of my photo selected as Honorable Mentions among many talented photographers in this year 6th Annual Mobile Photography Awards (Landscape Category). Short stories about this shot: Woke up early in the morning during my last day at Trawas and sitting on the wooden platform...

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