places to visit in Indonesia

PLACES TO VISIT IN INDONESIA

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Indonesia is an island group that is located in the south of the Indian mainland. The place consists of thousands of islands scattered together which together forms the country. The land is gifted with vibes of beautiful beaches and serene beauty that will give you joy for your money. Indonesia has the world’s most active volcano and this place could be a leisure seekers dream or even an adventurous trip for someone who wants thrill in his life. Indonesia is said to be the largest archipelago in the world with around 6000 islands that are inhabited with the human lifestyle while others are still left to be explored. Indonesia has wild and extravagant adventures in its locker plus a calm and peaceful lifestyle too. The place is heaven made destination for someone who loves traveling.

Let  look at some of the best places to visit in Indonesia.

1. Raja Ampat island

This is located in the northwest tip of the island group and is a cluster of four islands together that’s the meaning of Raja Ampat. Underwater activities are one of the best here and you can see corals with the water being crystal clear. The offshore is famous for bird watching with a variety of indigenous migratory birds that could be seen in the islands. The underwater life is as marvelous as it gets and you should probably want to take an underwater camera with you. This is one of the best places to visit in Indonesia.

Places to visit in Indonesia
Places to visit in Indonesia

2. Seminyak

This is one of the most popular areas in Bali and a place every tourist visits. The place is known for its shopping and marketing lifestyle and its urban and western culture. The place has an exotic nightlife with people crowding and loving the beach life. This place is one of the must-visit and costliest places in Indonesia owing to its location and other factors.

Places to visit in Indonesia
Places to visit in Indonesia

3. Flores Island

This place is located in the east of Sumbawa. The name is the Portuguese origin which means flower and the place has a mesmerizing beauty just like that of a flower. The place is known for its crater lakes that are created due to minerals reacting with the gases of the volcano to give various colors to the lake. The place is also famous for hiking to mount Eggo which is a volcano. The beauty of this island is unparalleled and that’s why it’s a must-visit place in Indonesia.

Places to visit in Indonesia
Places to visit in Indonesia

4. Borobdur temple

Another popular place to visit in Indonesia is a Buddhist temple that is located in central java. This was built as early as the 9th century and has around 72 Buddhist statues that are in front of the temple in the center of the stupa. This is a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO and is a giant temple that has a rich history and heritage.

Places to visit in Indonesia
Places to visit in Indonesia

5. Mount Batur

This is another one for the hikers and adventure lovers. This is an active volcano located in Bali. To the south of it is the caldera lake which has a great view. The volcano erupted as early as 2000 years ago and is quite an active volcano. The hike to the mountain is also quite adventurous with some great slopes to reach the top. The view from the top of the mount is as good as it gets and makes the place a must-visit in Indonesia.

Places to visit in Indonesia
Places to visit in Indonesia

6. Sacred Monkey Forest

Mandala Suci Wenara Wana, or well known as Ubud Monkey Forest, is a monkey forest or rather a sanctuary with over 1000 monkeys living here in its natural habitat. There is also a sacred temple inside for which the word sacred comes. The place is a delight to watch and is quite a cheap place to visit in Indonesia.

Places to visit in Indonesia
Places to visit in Indonesia

7. Tanah Lot

Another great place to visit in Indonesia is a rock formation found in the deep end sea of Bali. This place is known as the Tanah lot which is the home of the ancient Hindu deity Tanah pura. A lot of visitors visit here to watch the beautiful rock formations and this place is iconic for its photographic view. The place is quite popular among tourists and is regularly visited.

Places to visit in Indonesia
Places to visit in Indonesia

8. Mount Bromo

This is another active volcano that is found in Java. The height is not as long as others but this is the most famous among them all. The volcano is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The place is full of exotic animal species that reside here. People usually take a walk to the mountain but the jeep safari is also available here. The place can only be visited if the volcanic activity is less as the volcano is quite active.

Places to visit in Indonesia
Places to visit in Indonesia

9. Prambanan Temple

This is a Hindu temple that was built in the 9th century is located in the borders of Java. The temple is famous for its Hindu architecture and is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and second-largest in south Asia. This uniqueness makes this place a must-visit in Indonesia. The deity here is of three forms that introspect in as God the creator, preserver, and the transformer of nature.  

Places to visit in Indonesia
Places to visit in Indonesia

10. Komodo National Park

This National Park is spread over three islands in Indonesia and is famous for the name it has got, Komodo which is a giant lizard. This giant lizard is considered a reminiscent form of the dinosaurs. There are also several other species like bats wild horses that roam around on the island freely. The park is also home to over 200 marine and coastal species giving it a unique breed for terrestrial and marine habitats.

Places to visit in Indonesia
Places to visit in Indonesia

11. Jalan Malioboro

This is a busy shopping street located in Yogyakarta. This is one of the busiest places in the country and has a quite cheap market with quality things.  If you want to buy a souvenir for your loved ones this is the perfect place in Indonesia.

Places to visit in Indonesia
Places to visit in Indonesia

Indonesia is a country that has islands on one side and huge volcanic mountains and crater on the other. In between lies the busy life of the people and the urbanized culture. The above-mentioned places are best to visit in Indonesia to enjoy your vacations.

Souhardya Das

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