The Unique and Majestic Culture of Java
Indonesia has five big islands and other thousand islands with extraordinary potentials. Many of the islands are so potentials for tourism. Java is one of the islands with the most extraordinary opportunities to bring in an immense number of visitors. Bromo Ijen Tour from Yogyakarta is among preeminent fascination of a cultural tour. . Java is not only the most inhabited island but also the one with the most advanced economies. The tourism in Java Island is thus more developed compared to other islands and locations. In addition, the culture of Java is an authentic attraction for international tourists.
The Personalities of Javanese
We all know that when tourists come to a particular foreign country, they will love to acquire the ways the locals live. In Java, it is riveting only to learn the personalities of the people. Javanese are always welcome to foreigners. They like serving the guests with the best facilities possible. Besides, Javanese are humble and down to earth. The philosophy of Java is that people should imitate the paddy.
Additionally, Javanese are known as people who always smile and kind to others. They have a strong personality but will gather new ideas as part of life journey. The people cannot talk harshly but have good comedy instinct. It is real that Javanese are slow for some reasons. But they work hard calmly. What is so good about Javanese is their willingness to do good to other people and especially to the environment.
The Precious Culture of Javanese
The people of Java are physically petite to some degree, but they have a huge potential in art and culture. Javanese consider the rituals that are irreplaceable though some they might have a particular religion. So, in Java, people might be Moslems or Christians, but the traditional ceremonies will be similar. People will do Gotong Royong (working collectively) as the social life involves people to cooperate. Furthermore, Javanese are successful to conserve the amazing dances, songs, and cuisines that are all precious for tourism.
Some of the Cultural Heritage of Java
Batik is not only one of the most precious possession of Indonesia, but the world. We all know that India obtains the signature fabric of their style. And Indonesia should be proud Batik becomes so much famous due to the high art and precious philosophy inside. Batik is a handmade product that can be designed into ready to wear clothes, fashion accessories, and many other products including home decors. Batik is well-known internationally as political icons and celebrities wear it on their momentous occasions. In addition, Batik is a prestigious piece of fabric that is an essential part of Javanese ceremonies like wedding ceremonies and other rituals. A make-your-own-Batik tour can be included in the Bromo Ijen Tour from Yogyakarta.
Batik is carefully crafted by the locals. The materials and instruments are traditional as well. Thus, each piece of Batik has its own beauty. The inspirations of batik patterns come from daily life, nature, and philosophy. There are no actual rules for designing the patterns of Batik. Yet, the patterns have been meaningful and give certain lessons based on the culture of Javanese.
2. Wayang (Puppet Show)
Wayang is another precious heritage of Java. This puppet show was basically inspired by Indian myth and stories. But later, Javanese created more and more dramatic stories to perform. The puppet was made out of cow’s skin. All of the characters in Wayang are made carefully to designate the personalities of the human being. Commonly, the stories of Wayang will be based on the real events in the social life of Java and Indonesia. Today, political problems and other issues are brought to Wayang Performance. Comedies, wars, and political themes are always there in every Wayang show. What is so unique about this performance is the songs and gamelan (traditional music ensemble) played by the professionals. There are many scholars and foreign artists that study how to play gamelan, singing the Javanese songs (Nyinden), and also to perform the puppet.
Java is a great ethnic of Indonesia that is attractive for tourism. Foreigners will love learning how to make Batik. To watch Wayang performance will also give a superb experience. Many foreigners perceive something so magical inside their soul as they meet the humble and genius Javanese. We can deny that Java with the precious culture has determined an enormous contribution to tourism. Not to mention the excellent heritage of Java that has been acculturated into special architectures like a traditional house, temples, and other buildings. We can trace the vibrant cultures of royal Javanese through the museum. We can even visit the traditional villages and Keraton (the Palace of Javanese Kingdom) to learn the beauty of Javanese majestic culture.
These cultural heritages can be enjoyed in all-in-one cultural tour package when you visit Yogyakarta. Meanwhile, Bromo and Ijen should be the next spot after Yogyakarta, before landing in Bali. Tenggerese of Bromo and Ijen will definitely grant you another face of authentic Java with its typical beauty of East Java. How far are Bromo and Ijen from Yogyakarta? Both are just within a comfortable distance to go through either by land (5 hours by train or car) or by air (50 minutes). For whom prefer to start the journey from Bali, perfect tour order would be Ijen, Bromo then Yogyakarta.