Adventure with nature, that’s what you can expect in Indonesia. Thousands of islands, hundreds of volcanoes and lush vegetation make up the biggest archipelago in the world.
Composed of more than 18,000 islands – two-thirds of them uninhabited – Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic country. A tapestry of untouched natural beauty and cultural gems waiting to be discovered, the country is an ideal tropical wonderland, from highlands to paradise islands!
Beauty of Indonesia
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic country located in Southeast Asia. The Beauty of Indonesia lies between two continents, Asia and Australia and two oceans, Pacific and Indian oceans. Consisting of more than 17,000 islands and some 6,000 islands of which are uninhabited.
The 5 major islands are Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Kalimantan and Papua which always show the panorama of Beauty of Indonesia . Java is the smallest island but it is the island’s most dense population. In addition, there are several islands such as the Riau islands, the Moluccas, and Lesser Sunda islands.
Beauty of Indonesia is the most popular attraction for tourist. Each island and archipelago in Indonesia have their charm. The beauty of Indonesia beaches and its natural forests have been the main attraction for travelers who want a beautiful atmosphere. The arts and culture is a magnet for the tourists who love the expression of soul. And friendliness of people make tourists feel welcome to stay in Indonesia.
Java Island is the most populous island in Indonesia and you can find much of beauty of Indonesia in this island. There is the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. Jakarta is the center of government, business, finance and trade in Indonesia. In addition, there are many attractions you can enjoy in the city of Jakarta.
You can also come to Bandung in the mountains of West Java. Bandung is known as the shopping city because a lot of shopping places there. And the beauty of Indonesia are around the city. There are many tourist attractions such as Mount Tangkuban Perahu and Kawah Putih (White crater). Formerly Bandung had earned the nickname Paris van Java.
Take your time to visit Yogyakarta, a Sultanate that still stands to this day. You can visit the “Keraton” which is the palace of Sultan and Kota Gede as the center of silver craftsmen. Also visit Malang, a town in the mountains of East Java that shows what the beauty of Indonesia is. The city is cool and there are quite a lot of tourist facilities nearby such as the ancient Buddhist temple, Borobudur and Hindhuis temple, Prambanan.
In Sumatra you can pay a visit to Lake Toba in North Sumatra to see the beauty of Indonesia. This lake is a volcanic crater which erupted 75.000 years ago. The landscape is very beautiful with the island of Samosir in the middle. There are several other lakes in Sumatra such as, Lake Maninjau, Lake Singkarak, Lake Kerinci, etc.
Find the beauty of Indonesia in Lagundri Bay and Sorake Beach in the hidden paradise, the island of Nias, an island in the western of Sumatra. Sorake and Lagundri are known for very excellent waves for surfing. In West Sumatra, you can visit the town of Bukit Tinggi. There you will enjoy a very beautiful valley scenery, Ngarai Sianok. If you like hiking, you can hike Mount Kerinci (3,805 ms) , the second highest mountain in Indonesia.
If you travel to Sulawesi, do not forget to see the beauty of Indonesia at Tana Toraja, a place famous for the cemetery on the cliffs of stone. You can see a very unique custom there. Also Visit Bunaken in Manado. Bunaken is one of the best dive sites in the world. Its underwater life is pristine and very beautiful.
If you are an adventurous and love to see the wild beauty of Indonesia, then a visit to the island of Borneo or Papua will be able to meet your satisfaction as an adventurer. The islands still have a lot of wilderness that is still pure and virgin. There are many predatory animals found wild in there. In addition there are many tribes who live isolated in the wilderness. In Borneo you can visit a rehabilitation center for orangutans that have been threatened with extinction. While in Papua you can climb Puncak Jaya, the mountain which has a permanent snow at its peak or you can dive in Raja Ampat Islands.
In the Riau Islands, you can find the beauty of Indonesia at Island of Bintan. Bintan Island offers beautiful views of the beach for you. Or you can go to the Penyengat Island to witness the legacy of the kingdom in the past. In addition to the island Penyengat, you can also watch the royal heritage of the past on the island of Ternate and Tidore in the Maluku Islands. While these kingdoms have been lost, but the descendants still retain their customs and traditions of their family to become a hereditary uniqueness. While in the Lesser-Sunda Islands, you can visit Komodo Island, inhabited by the last descendant of prehistoric reptiles, Komodo. You can also visit the island of Lombok and of course the famous beauty of Indonesia , Island of Bali.
Best of Indonesia
1. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Explore amazing pavilions that represent most of the provinces in Indonesia, visit the 15 museums or have fun at any of the 11 gardens and parks. There’s even a public swimming pool and 3D IMAX theatre at this attraction located in Jakarta.
One of the most popular vacation spots on Earth, Bali’s rich Hindu heritage and culture, and rugged sceneries will blow you away. Have some tranquil moments at Ubud, visit iconic religious sites such as Tanah Lot and Uluwatu, shop and enjoy awesome nightlife at Kuta and Seminyak, scale the mighty Mount Batur or take a long drive towards Lovina Bay to spot the friendly dolphins!
3. Borobudur Temple
One of the greatest monuments in the world, Borobudur was hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its colourful history, beautiful architecture and astounding scenery. The temple is accesible from Yogyakarta.
4. Toba Lake
Formed by a stupendous prehistoric volcanic explosion, it is the largest volcanic lake in the world with towering mountains surrounding the caldera. Be sure to visit Samosir Island where you can learn about the ancient culture of the Batak people. Medan is the gateway to this natural wonder.
5. Shopping in Bandung
Get ready for a shopping frenzy in Bandung where factory outlets and distros (fashion by local indie designers) line up the streets of Jalan Dago, Jalan Riau, and Jalan Cihampelas. Looking for bargains on traditional textiles and clothes? Head to Pasar Baru!
6. Mount Bromo
The combination of white sulphurous smoke and massive caldera makes Mount Bromo a sight to behold. Catch the stunning sunrise, visit Poten Temple, cross the caldera on a 4WD or on horseback, or if you’re mad enough, run a 170-km ultramarathon here. Make your way to BromoTengger-Semeru National Park from Surabaya.
7. Gili Islands
Plan a perfect beach holiday at one of the three islands just offshore of Lombok mainland. The largest of the three, Gili Trawangan is where the party is at, while Gili Meno is a paradise for couples. For a dose of local culture, visit Gili Air.
8. Diving in Pulau Weh
Explore the great depths of the cerulean sea as you dive and snorkel with dolphins, turtles, and even Manta Rays off the coast of Banda Aceh.
9. Tana Toraja
This living museum a day’s journey from Makassar displays the Toraja tribe’s everyday life, traditions and fascinating burial practices. The Toraja tribe is known for their unique burial system where the body is kept for years until enough money is raised for a ‘celebratory funeral party’..
Cheap, delicious, and available at every corner of the country, Bakso is a noodle soup of Indonesian meatballs cooked in beef broth, topped with crispy wonton, fried shallots and celery. (Credit to : AirAsia)
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