Located in Indonesia, Java is divided into three provinces as well as Jakarta the nation’s capital and Yogyakarta, the centre of Javanese culture.
Yogykarta, the old royal capital, which is known as the artistic centre of Java, is more famous for the nearby Borobudur and Prambanan temple complexes.
Prambanan; the largest Hindu complex in Java, is a fascinating Hindu temple built between the 8th and 10th centuries A.D.
Borobudur is an awe inspiring Buddhist structure which was buried under layers of volcanic ash from the nearby volcano Gunung Merapi until it was unearthed in 1815, by Sir Stamford Raffles, 1200 years after it was first constructed.
Also of note on the island are the many volcanoes with Bromo in the south being the most beautiful.