Amanjiwo, set within an amphitheatre of lush palms and rice fields, is a sanctuary informed by Java’s ancient past and vibrant present
Adventure Experiences at Amanjiwo
The world’s largest Buddhist monument lies just minutes from Amanjiwo, yet the magnificent Borobudur is only one of the region’s many attractions. Amanjiwo offers bespoke excursions and adventure experiences tailored to individual interests.
A picturesque 25-minute walk or short drive from Amanjiwo, Borobudur is a 9th-century marvel with 504 life-size Buddha statues and over 2,500 panels of intricate stone carvings. Born in its shadow, our guides can share the monument’s ancient secrets as dawn breaks and the sun scales distant volcanoes surrounding the Kedu Plain.
Immersion in nature
Central Java’s dramatic landscape is ideal for trekking, whether up the steep flanks of Mount Merapi or into the lush Menoreh Hills. Discover villages lost in time amid fragrant clove plantations or walk to Selogriyo, an 8th-century Hindu temple high on the slopes of Mount Sumbing. Here you can picnic with enchanting views of rice paddies.
A wealth of art & culture
Central Java is Indonesia’s cultural heartland, where art in all its forms has been celebrated for centuries. Rural villages host frequent festivals and celebrations, with gamelan music and spirited dancing, while Hindu and Buddhist temples exhibit remarkable architecture.
Legend has it that 2,000 temples once graced the plains beyond Amanjiwo. Those still standing include magnificent Pawon, and Mendut, constructed around 800 AD. Time-weathered Hindu temples on the Dieng Plateau date from the 7th and 8th centuries, and the ancient complex of Prambanan boasts towering Hindu temples dotted across the plain.
Yogyakarta & solo
Explore ancient centres of art and culture with an expert Amanjiwo guide. An hour’s drive from Amanjiwo, Yogyakarta houses the Sultan’s Palace, a royal compound akin to Rome’s Vatican City, while Solo is an artisanal centre with a proud legacy of silvework, music, art, dancing and painting, two hours by car from the resort.
The Spa, with its outdoor relaxation bale, is home to treatments informed by Javanese healing and beauty rituals handed down through generations. Tennis courts overlook the Menoreh Hills, and yoga is practised both at the gym and outdoors. The 40-metre swimming pool, surrounded by loungers and parasols, offers respite amid rice paddies and banyan trees
Read more The hypnotic sounds of gamelan resonate through the colonnaded Restaurant, with views over rice fields to Borobudur and the volcano-fringed horizon. Amanjiwo’s garden and nearby farms supply most of the ingredients used by the chef in a range of Javanese and Indonesian specialities – including a Makan Malam degustation dinner menu, updated daily
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