Most Popular Destinations in Indonesia
As probably the most famous island in Indonesia, Bali blends spectacular mountain scenery and beautiful beaches with warm and friendly people, a unique Hindu island culture and out of this world resorts. The Tanah Lot temple is an important landmark in Bali. Other popular destinations in Bali include Ulun Danu Temple, a Balinese Hindu temple; Odyssey submarine; Craft Village at Ubud, etc. As the bastion of luxury travel in South East Asia, Bali also boasts some of the world’s best in the art of spa pampering.
Jakarta as the metropolitan capital blends together diversity of tribes, language, culture and traditions. As the national capital, Jakarta is the prominent gateway to the archipelago. Jakarta has extraordinarily developed over the past few decades Amusement parks, skyscrapers, high fashion shopping centres, finest culinary dining. Nightlife and entertainment places, etc. The Miniature Park. The Thousand Islands Marine Resort, etc., are few sought after destinations in Jakarta.
Lombok divine beaches, the majestic Mt. Rinjani and spectacular marine life to discover, the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara has no shortage attractions both in and out of the water. Travellers can indulge in all sorts of leisure and adventure activities here — surf in the sea, trek to the volcanic mountains, or ride through the lush green paddy fields. Lombok is also known for Gili Islands, diving sites, and miles and miles sandy beaches, etc.
Yogyakarta, together with its twin city Surakarta (Solo), is the cradle of civilisation on Java. This city was the seat of power that produced the magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan in the 8th and 9th century and the powerful Mataram kingdom of the 16th and 17th century. This is university town, where students from all over Indonesia from different ethnic backgrounds flock to pursue knowledge and wisdom.
Sumatra is one of the heavens on earth. West Sumatra is indeed very rich in natural beauty, including a number of unique stalactite caves. There are also several beautiful lakes, nature reserves and volcanic mountains. The tourist destinations in the province are generally spread out at three different main areas: Padang and its vicinity with their beautiful sea and beaches: the cool Bukittinggi, famous for its gourmet offerings; and finally, the Tanah Datar area, which is home for the old Minangkabau cultural heritage.
Makassar is the largest city in East Indonesia and the capital of South Sulawesi. Makassar enjoys a central location in the Indonesian archipelago and today Makassar is Indonesia’s busy air hub and gateway to East Indonesia, which is popular for Tana Toraja highlands. The islands off Makassar are also known to have some of the best spots for diving. Just a mere 50 kms from the city, Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park awaits with its stunning waterfall and hordes of enchanting butterflies.
Raja Ampat, literally translates as The Four Kings’, is a group of majestic islands, located in the North Western tip of Indonesia’s Papuan Bird’s Head Seascape,’ which lies in the heart of the coral triangle, the most bio-diverse marine region on earth. As stunningly beautiful above water as it is below, Raja Ampat has a startling diversity of habitats to explore. These group of islands are home to unique assemblages of species that, when taken together, add to produce the most impressive species list ever compiled for a coral reef system of this size.
Lying 200 nautical miles east of Bali, Komodo National Park nestIes between the large islands of Sumbawa and Flores, which are part of Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara). This unique biosphere was born in the great volcanic uplift that formed Sumatra, Java, Bali and The islands lying eastward to Papua New Guinea. The Park encompasses most of the recognized habitat of the largest know Lizard the world-famous Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis).