After spending several weeks travelling through Java island in Indonesia, we had visited and experienced many of the island's keystone sights and tourist attractions.
We had visited a few stinking craters in the Dieng Plateau, visited tea plantations, hot springs and a surreal crater lake in Bandung....
Ever heard of Bogor in Java, Indonesia? We’re not surprised if you haven’t.
Pretty much the only reason travellers stop off in this city is to see the magnificent botanical gardens here, which are the oldest and most important botanical gardens in Indonesia.
At the time, we had been gradually traversing the island of Java, Indonesia from west to east and had reached the city of Yogyakarta, the cultural centre of Java.
While staying in Yogyakarta, we heard tales of a colossal, ancient Buddhist monument, constructed from over 2 million stone building blocks, perched upon a small hilltop and surrounded by a lush, fertile plain.