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For future reference, this article covers both Jawa Tengah and Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, because travellers don't really have to care about which province they are in. Jpatokal 20:45, 10 Jun 2005 (EDT)

Borobudur and Prambanan[edit]

Both articles are sadly weak. Two of the world's great monuments. We can do a lot better than this.--Burmesedays 11:01, 10 October 2009 (EDT)

Borobudur now a guide article.--Burmesedays 06:38, 18 October 2009 (EDT)
and Prambanan is nearly there.--Burmesedays 02:19, 19 October 2009 (EDT)

Further subregionalisation[edit]

The articles are piling up a bit and I think that this region needs further division. I am not quite sure how to go about it though. If Central Java was to be split into two further sub-regions, does anyone have ideas for that?

We currently have the following city articles breadcrumbed to Central Java:

  • Semarang — the administrative capital and an ancient seaport
  • Cilacap — a quiet off the beaten track town on the south coast with great potential for tourism development
  • Jepara — the furniture manufacturing capital of Indonesia; hundreds of workshops working mostly in teak
  • Magelang — the nearest large town to Borobudur with a splendid history from the Mataram period
  • Purwokerto — gateway to mighty Mt Slamet and the adjacent highlands
  • Solo (Surakarta) — bustling city that has retained a very authentic traditional Javanese nature
  • Tegal — north coast town with a strong colonial past
  • Wonosobo — sleepy small city and regency nestled between Mt Sindoro and Mt Sumbing
  • Yogyakartathe heritage city of all Java and a semi-autonomous sultanate

And these Other Destinations:

  • Borobudur — the world's largest Buddhist monument
  • Dieng Plateau — a volcanic area in the highlands with the oldest standing temples in Indonesia, pre-dating Borobudur by some 100 years
  • Karimunjawa — a marine park of 27 islands, well off the beaten track
  • Mount Merapi — a perenially active and spectacular volcano
  • Parangtritis — a beach to the south of Yogyakarta and easily reached from there
  • Prambanan — a collection of awe-inspiring Hindu temples

--Burmesedays 10:43, 28 July 2011 (EDT)

Hmm, by gut reaction would be to counsel avoiding further subdividing as much as possible, although I know that if anyone could do a good job of this, it would be you. Perhaps you could simply subdivide the city list here? That way we wouldn't have to worry about writing full articles for "East Central Java," "South Central Central Java" and so forth. --Peter Talk 22:33, 28 July 2011 (EDT)
If we can make an exception to the 9 rule by listing all the cities which bc to here, that would be absolutely perfect. Same goes for East Java and West Java.--Burmesedays 22:50, 28 July 2011 (EDT)
I'd say that rule is always a bit less strict at the bottom of the hierarchy. --Peter Talk 16:21, 29 July 2011 (EDT)
Then it shall be so :). As an aside, Java is a great example of how organisational work encourages more content. It was a complete mess. Now, there is enough decent content to be thinking about a two tier regionalisation.--Burmesedays 21:17, 29 July 2011 (EDT)