About Central Java
History has left its mark in Central Java, a region rich in culture and tradition that is a legacy of Hinduism and Buddhism that ruled in the past and the influence of Islam last. With its colorful history, Central Java has now become a beautiful city that is comfortable and modern, but still maintains its calm and peace.
Central Java is an Indonesian province located in the central part of Java Island. The province is bordered by West Java Province in the west, Indian Ocean and Yogyakarta Special Region in the south, East Java in the east, and Java Sea in the north. Its area is 32,548 km², or about 25.04% of the area of Java. Central Java Province also includes Nusakambangan Island in the south (close to the border of West Java), as well as the Karimunjawa Islands in the Java Sea.
Understanding Central Java geographically and culturally sometimes also covers the area of the Special Region of Yogyakarta. Central Java is known as the “heart” of Javanese culture. Nevertheless in this province there are also other ethnic groups who have different cultures from the Javanese like Sundanese in the border area with West Java. In addition there are also Chinese-Indonesian, Arab-Indonesian and Indian-Indonesian citizens spread throughout the province.
Every city in Indonesia has its own unique culinary features. When you walk around be sure to visit the nearest restaurant and don’t forget to bring a camera to capture unique Central Javanese food! In Semarang, for example, try spring rolls or loenpia, foods that will taste delicious if enjoyed hot with a variety of sauces. like peanut sauce or cayenne pepper with a refreshing pickle. Milkfish presto is also a souvenir that you must bring from this city.