With more than 18,000 large and small islands, Indonesia is known for its diverse nature and tourist attractions. Here are 10 experiences you should not miss when visiting this country.
- Enjoy the sunrise at the top of the volcano
- Visit Komodo Island Dragon Island
- Visit the world’s largest Buddhist monastery Borobudur
- Dive with Jellyfish in the Togean Islands
- Enjoy food
- See traditional dances in Bali
- One night in the Indonesia’s capital
- Explore the land buried on the Toraja cliff
- A large beach lunch on Karimunjawa Island
- Enjoy sport activities in Gili Islands
Enjoy the sunrise at the top of the volcano
Indonesia has innumerable large and small volcanoes formed on diverse natural landscapes that are popular with mountaineers. It must mention Api Mountain, which is like the miniature Mount Fuji, located on the Banda Islands 666 m high. Visitors can climb continuously for 3 hours to reach the top. The reward of these adventures is the scenery of sunrise or sunset beautiful people.
Visit Komodo Island Dragon Island
Komodo Dragon Island is Indonesia’s most famous national park consisting of several small islands and diverse waters within 1,817 square kilometers. Most of the islands here are covered by desert with roads are trails. This place is also known as one of the Komodo dragons – the largest lizard in the world still living in nature.
Visit the world’s largest Buddhist monastery Borobudur
As the highlight of most of the visit to Indonesia, Borobudur Temple complex has spectacular and famous scenery under the heyday of Javanese Buddhism in the 9th century. Today, this place is an important place of the Buddha in the world and one of the most beautiful temple complexes in Southeast Asia. The temple consists of six square floors with nearly 1,500 tables depicting Buddhist teachings and stories.
Dive with Jellyfish in the Togean Islands
The tropical islands of Togean are famous for their fresh, white sand beaches. There is also a natural jellyfish lake where visitors can swim with thousands of jellyfish. You can forget about all social networking because internet access and cellular coverage here are almost not available.
Indonesia’s rich cuisine is displayed in each region. Each place will have a different processing style and flavor depending on the spices, especially the way they use chilies, coriander, citronella, coconut and palm sugar. Sate (roasted skewered meat), nasi goreng (fried rice) and gado gado (vegetables with peanut sauce) are very popular Indonesian dishes that you should try.
See traditional dances in Bali
Enjoying Balinese dance is also a highlight of the trip to Indonesia’s most famous island. Lively sounds, subtle outfits, choreographies and even humor conveyed will give you a soothing sensation.
One night in the Indonesia’s capital
The capital Jakarta is often referred to as a mysterious party for devotees who like the nightlife. Indonesia is a country where traditional Islamic culture is ingrained in everyday life, but in Jakarta, visitors find modern, vibrant urban life. The 1970s great-bar classical music, rock venues and electronic clubs are available in most central routes like many other modern cities. Besides, the street food cafeteria with rich food opening all night is always busy.
Explore the land buried on the Toraja cliff
Life revolves around death, notably in Toraja, on Sulawesi. Visitors can take part in a funeral in this area. The ceremony usually takes place at the end of the day, starting with big bullfights, followed by a series of prayer days, culinary and dance festivities.
A large beach lunch on Karimunjawa Island
Located 90 km north of Java, Karimunjawa is a remote and wilderness archipelago but still accessible by ferry and flight from Semarang or Surabaya. You can take a jungle trek and camp on the mountain peaks, resting on the white sands under the shade of coconut trees. The special experience you should not miss is having lunch on an uninhabited island, with a natural grilled fish dish prepared by indigenous peoples.
Enjoy sport activities in Gili Islands
The Gili Islands are not far from Bali, including three Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. The Gili Islands has nearly 20 world-famous diving spots, rich coral reefs, and diverse marine fauna such as hawks, turtles, sharks, rays, parrots, white coral. Private diving, surfing on the south coast of Gili Trawangan Island or strolling along the coastline, sunbathing in the sun and enjoying the cool breeze of the island.