Indonesia, being a huge country with respect to both the population and land area offers significant geological and cultural diversity. With a total of 18,110 islands, 6,000 are inhabited thus making it the largest archipelago in the world. With the population of around 240 million people, about 300 ethnic groups speaks 250 different languages. With such diversity, there is definitely much that people miss out while preferring some other place over Indonesia. Moreover, when it comes to Indonesia, there is only Bali that people would be aware of, but there is definitely much more that you will get to see once you visit here. Today, you will be told about what you can see and what you must not miss when you visit Indonesia. These recommendation will surely help you discover not all of Indonesia but at least the essence and the land. Just read on to know more.
Here Are 10 Places To Visit In Indonesia
1. Mount Bormo
To those, who don’t believe in thing like heaven, this place is a must visit. Made from an active volcano and part of Tengerr Massif in East Java, this mountain is well-known among foreigners and locals both. Here, the top of the volcano is already blown off, what is left is the smoke that keeps belching around and adding to its beauty. Moreover, its being surrounded by the sea of sand definitely gives it an unearthly feeling. Therefore, keep this first in your list while visiting Indonesia.
2. Tanjung Putting National Park
Located on the island of Borneo in the Indonesian province of central Kalimantan, this national park accumulates the entire flora and fauna of Indonesia. The park has now become a popular ecotourism destination with the local companies that offer multi-day boat service to its tourist for viewing wildlife and visiting research centers. Some of the wildlife here comprise of crocodiles, leopards, pythons, bears, orangutans, and gibbons.
3. Lake Toba
A country known as the abode of islands, finding lake is not a tough task but a lake which shows Indonesia in the best form and is rich in beauty has another name as Lake Toba. Located on the island of Sumatra, it is an immense volcanic lake of about 100 km wide. Formed by a huge volcanic eruption some 70,000 years ago, this lake is the largest caldera on planet earth. Besides coming here to see the lake, tourists also come here to kick back and swim and relax in the volcanically warm water.
4. Baliem Valley
To those people, who want to step back into the history for some time, Baliem valley that is located on the highlands of western New Guinea is a perfect place to visit. Until 1938, the valley was hardly known to the outside world but after that it transformed into a place frequently visited by the visitors. Therefore, you must visit here and get to examine the roaring rovers, tribal villages, mountains views and get treated by the sweet spirit of the warm Dani people.
5. Uluwata Temple Pura Luhur
If you can imagine a huge temple lying on the limestone cliff, then this is the place to put your imagination into real. Situated on Bukit Peninsula Island, this place includes not just the temple but also few beaches nearby. The temple is a majestic structure, constructed in around 11th century. The cliff, it is perched on lies 70 meters above the Indian Ocean. You can also experience the breathtaking view of both side and the sunset, if you plan to go even higher ground.
6. Party At Kuta Beach
What is the point of visiting some foreign land, when you fail to experience the unique joy and fun of that place? The purpose completes when you can explore you places as well as successfully absorb the fun part. Therefore, if you want to have some fun, then visit Kuta Beach and attend its parties. You can find various cafes and pub here and when you are enough of the party mood, can take a walk on the beach.
This area being located on the north of the Island of Sulawesi is one of the most famous dive and snorkeling area of Indonesia. This island is also a part of the Bunaken Marine Park where you can easily see more than 70% of total fish species living in the western Pacific Ocean. One thing that you must remember is that the best time for diving in Bunaken is between the months of April and November. Visit here and get to see the species of fish that you have rarely heard of or have come across.
8. Pura Tanah Lot
This is another majestic rock formation that lays as the famous foundation of a popular pilgrimage temple. Popular for its serenity and the cultural significance, this temple or the place is also associated with the Balinese mythology as one of the 7 temple that makes a ring in the southwest part of Bali. Although the scene is magnificent at the time of high tides but if you are planning to visit here, then visit at the time of low tide as you can enjoy walking transversely the water to reach the temple.
9. Coffee Plantation At Bali Pulina Agro Tourism
Looking for serenity and do not want to miss out your exploring work, then visit here. It is a true Zen place where you can sit back and enjoy your coffee to the fullest that too having its aroma all around. You can come across varieties of coffee and tea and also taste them. Come to this place and enjoy the ultimate experience of seeing how your favorite coffee is actually made before being served.
Ubud is a place you might not want to miss in Indonesia. Located in the heart of Bali, it is the place where all the actions, Indonesian population and their energy is focused on. Ranging from nature, culture, temples, people, rice fields, man-made gardens and museums, this place displays the whole of Indonesia to you. Visit here soon, take an interesting bike tour around, pick up some cooking lessons, go to some adventure activity, relax yourself, and get pampered by the spas and traditional massage.