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The trip is made partly per trap (as far as the Hotel Villa Pauline, at Tjisoeroepan), partly on horse-back or per sedan chair (from Tjisoe-roepan to the crater).
Another beautiful excursion is to the White Lake, called by natives, Telaga Bodas ; this trip is also made partly per trap, partly on horse-back or per sedan chair.
Interesting trips are also to the Kawah Manoek, Kawah Ka, Modjan, and by carriage to the Lakes of Leles and Ba-geodit.
DJOKJAKARTA (abbreviated, Djo kja) creates a favourable impression on the visitor. The town has a quiet charm of its own which distinguishes it from all other towns in Java. The plan of the town is very simple. In the centre is the fortress, Vredenburg, in a square, with beautifully shaded avenues. On the west side is the Toegoe Road, past the Residency, the Palace of the "Ryks-bestuurder" (Regent) and the Hotels Toegoe and Mataram. The Kraton or Sultan's Palace has a circumference of four miles and a population of 15,000.
Djokja is particularly known for its Javanese hand-work, batik,
leather, silver, brassworks, krisses and other weapons, etc. There is a showroom of Mrs. ter Horst, where modern languages are spoken. The principal attraction of Djokja is the famous Buddhist temple called Boro Budur. In order to reach it the visitor can proceed by steam tram as far as Moen-tilan, thence per carriage to Boro Budur or per motor car from Djokja to Boro Budur.
The Chandi Mendoet is on the route from Moentilan to Boro Boedoer, and near the Progo River. It is a
On the Eoad to the Volcano, roof-covered sanctuary, and makes a
Kawah Manoek. . . "
great impression, though it is not so very big. The three gigantic Buddha images are works of art by first-class sculptors. The phantastic light on the heads, the indefinable beauty
Hot Sulphur Springs, near Telaga Bodas.