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Indonesia

The ability to stop in a variety of sites around Indonesia is what makes it such a wonderful country to travel through. The beauty of spectacular natural landscapes blended with the varying cultures of the Indonesian people. Enjoy the country’s gorgeous beaches, mountains, lakes, and a variety of other enticing sights, as well as the stunning metropolis skylines. A single trip will not be enough to see them all. 

Check out our Top 10 places to visit in Indonesia below for insight for your next holiday to Indonesia.

Top 15 Places to See in Indonesia!

Bali

Bali, with its spectacular natural beauty, rising mountains and emerald tiered rice terraces that exude peace and tranquility. Is also recognized as a surfer’s paradise! Dubbed “Land of the gods”, Bali’s amazing dances and colorful rituals, as well as its arts and crafts, magnificent beach resorts, and vibrant nightlife, all draw visitors, young and old. Every town, have temples with intricate carvings for the religious buffs amongst you. 

Bali’s beautiful beaches are undoubtedly a popular family vacation spot. There are a range of activities available, including banana boats, parasailing, and jet skiing. You can also go swimming or simply relax and sunbathe by the sea. The waves of Nusa Lembongan, near Nusa Penida, are popular with surfers. These islands are around a 45-minute boat ride from either Nusa Dua or Sanur. 

Divers can swim with Travally, huge rays, and even sharks at Manta Point and Malibu Point on Nusa Penida’s south western coast.

Although the port’s economic tradition is preserved, tourism is now the port’s key source of earnings. Vigan is divided into two halves, one with a retail mall in the north & the other with a commercial sector in the south. Visitors will enjoy the museums created from various homes, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Mestizo neighbourhood.

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Lombok

The island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara has no shortage of attractions, both in and out of the sea, with exquisite beaches, the towering Mt Rinjani, and spectacular aquatic life to explore. It’s no surprise that Lombok has grown in popularity as one of West Nusa Tenggara’s most popular tourist destinations.

Lombok Island is divided from Bali Island to the west by the Lombok strait, and from Sumbawa Island to the east by the Alas strait.

North Lombok is where you may go on a fantastic walk up Mount Rinjani and then relax on Gili’s lovely beaches until sunset.

In the weaving villages of Sade and Rambitan, you may also visit traditional communities and join local Sasak tribal members to witness their everyday lives.

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Bandung

For Jakarta residents, Bandung, is a 2.5-hour drive southeast of Jakarta, and the most popular weekend and long-vacation destination. It has recently become a popular vacation spot for people from Singapore and Malaysia, who come in droves to shop and take in the region’s natural beauty and wonderful cuisine. As a result of its popularity, a slew of hotels have sprouted, offering everything from business amenities to sophisticated service to low-cost lodgings, as well as a slew of cafes serving delectable local delicacies to traditional Dutch fare.

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Jakarta

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia and home to more than 10 million people, has grown over the years by consuming the villages in its path. Driving down a vast avenue one minute, then suddenly finding yourself crammed into a little street with dozens of cars and motorcycles is part of the local experience. Jakarta has grown into a megacity with its numerous suburbs. As a result, it is essential to invest in a good map or rely on GPS navigation when visiting Jakarta. 

In the heart of Central Jakarta, you’ll find some of the most prominent retail centers and upscale hotels. You may enjoy Jakarta’s fun and excitement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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Raja Ampat

Far from the skyscrapers, dense and hectic concrete jungles, congested traffic, flickering electric billboards, endless annoying noises, and all the annoyances of modern cities, you will find a pristine paradise in Raja Ampat, the islands-regency in West Papua Province, where Mother Nature and warm friendly people welcome you with all the exceptional wonders. Many treasures exist above and beyond its seas, as well as on land and in the dense jungles, and this is truly the area where words like beautiful, captivating, wonderful, and interesting take on their full physical meaning.

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Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo is located on the westernmost extremity of Flores Island. It is serene, with numerous wonders to be discovered. Labuan Bajo began as a modest fishing village, but has now grown to become the gateway to numerous unique East Nusa Tenggara attractions.

Komodo Dragons, also known as ora in the local language, have piqued the interest of tourists. It is a valuable attracting aspect, as evidenced by the magnificent national park on the island.

In 1991, UNESCO designated the Komodo National Park as a World Heritage Site. It is home to fascinating animals on land as well as underwater. Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Padar Island, and a slew of other small islands make up the park.

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Semarang

When transit was primarily by sea, Semarang became the port for spices, trade, and travelers from the 17th century forward. The city of Semarang is located in the exact center of the fertile and densely populated island of Java’s northern coast.

The Koepelkerk, a Phanteon style church, popularly known as Gereja Blenduk, a copper-domed Dutch church dating from 1753, is the most famous sight to view here. Don’t miss Gedung Batu, which houses a historic Chinese temple and a recently erected Admiral Cheng Ho statue.

Brown Canyon in Rowosari is another tourist attraction also worth visiting while in Semarang.

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Flores Island

Flores, an Indonesian island, is named after 16th century European missionaries arrived to name it “Flowers” in Portuguese. The long island of Flores is noted for its spectacular multi-colored crater lakes near Mount Kelimutu, traditional village homestays, and unlimited chances for adventure tourism. It is located to the east of Sumbawa and to the west of Lembata in Nusa Tenggara.

The lakes are really stunning, with every colour imaginable ranging from browns and greens to aqua blue. At sunrise, the Kelimutu three-colored lake is a must-see.

A self-directed or guided hike can be used to reach Egon Volcano. Many offshore islands and coral reefs can be explored by diving or snorkelling along the north coast. Alternatively, you may simply unwind and bathe your tired muscles in the charming hot springs tucked away in the jungle.

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Torajaland

The ‘Land of the Heavenly Kings,’ as it is known, is a place where the gods reign supreme. Torajaland (Tana Toraja) is located in Indonesia’s Southern Sulawesi’s lush central highlands, which are filled with rice fields, limestone peaks, and bamboo-clad hills. The Toraja, a Christian and animist people with an intriguing culture, call this place home.

Torajans are famed for their huge tongkonan mansions with peaked roofs and impressive yet terrible death customs. The body of a deceased individual is maintained – frequently for years – until the funeral ceremony, which might span several days. Finally, the corpse is buried in a cave or a hollow tree.

The cost of touring Tana Toraja with a native guide is high, but it is well worth it. They’ll offer you a behind-the-scenes look at these fascinating practises, as well as some of the lesser-known burial sites and village compounds with their colourful exteriors and boat-shaped roofing.

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Bukit Lawang

Bukit Lawang is a small village on the eastern boundary of Gunung Leuser National Park, 90 kilometres north-west of Medan, North Sumatra’s capital. An orangutan rehabilitation centre was created in 1973. The main purpose is to save the orangutan population, which is fast dwindling due to poaching and deforestation.

Ecotourism is a desirable cause to promote because it provides jobs and cash to the town’s residents. The main draw is the chance to see orangutans in their natural habitat, but the village is also worth a visit. It was built in a way that was beneficial to the environment.

Bukit Lawang, the entrance to Gunung Leuser National Park, is a popular spot for guided jungle trekking. Look for Thomas Leaf Monkeys with unusual haircuts, walk in the footsteps of tigers and elephants, and embark on local bird and wildlife hikes.

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Tanjung Puting National Park

The endangered orangutans of Tanjung Puting National Park are among the world’s last of these orange, long-haired primates.

The park is located in the rainforests of Borneo, the world’s third-largest island, which is shared by Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Sultanate of Brunei. It is home to a variety of natural lowland habitats on a peninsula facing the Java Sea. In settings ranging from swamp woodlands to alluvial plains and ocean beaches, a diverse array of animals can be found.

The park also features over 200 species of birds, the endangered clouded leopard, and the odd-nosed proboscis monkey. When you combine these rare animal sightings with pure jungle air and no light pollution, the park becomes the ultimate experience, allowing for spectacular stargazing.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, in East Java, is an ethereal yet barren wonderland of volcanic calderas engulfed by smoke and clouds all year. Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru, which is Indonesia’s most active volcano, were named after the park by the Hindu Tengger people.

The beauty is the main draw here, and the best part of a visit to this park is the chance to climb a volcano at sunrise for some of the most spectacular views of this peculiar region.

Anyone who wants to climb this still-active volcano will need a permit from the national park management, and you’ll only be permitted to do so when the volcano isn’t erupting. Another notable feature in the park is Mount Bromo, with its often-billowing collapsed crater sticking out above the verdant lowland lowlands.

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Komodo National Park

The Komodo dragon, the park’s reptile namesake, is the sole thing that Komodo National Park is recognised for. This strange-looking dinosaur-like monster has a safe refuge in the park, which is stretched across three main islands — Komodo, Rinca, and Padar – as well as a collection of smaller islets. It’s the world’s largest living lizard, with a length of up to three metres! Because the reptiles roam freely around the islands, visitors rely on skilled tour guides for sightings and to keep them safe.

Rinca rats, fruit bats, wild horses, long-tailed macaques, water buffalo, and various snake species are among the endemic species found today.

Komodo National Park also includes the Coral Triangle, which is home to over 250 different varieties of coral, a plethora of marine sponges, and uncommon bony fish.

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Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is a thriving city of 500,000 inhabitants and the most popular tourist destination in Java due to its proximity to the world-famous Borobudur and Prambanan temples. The city is a centre for education and culture, particularly for Javanese fine arts, such as theatre and ballet, and it offers a varied range of tourist attractions. It is also the last city in Indonesia to be ruled by a monarchy.

Yogyakarta is situated in one of Java’s most seismically active districts, having been struck by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on multiple times. A neighbouring volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted lately, spewing lava on nearby villages.

Aside from Buddhist and Hindu temples, Yogyakarta is a wonderful starting place for a somber and fascinating Merapi Lava Tour.

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Gili Islands

The Gilis, a trio of picture-perfect islands in the Nusa Tenggara archipelago between Lombok and Bali, are frequently described as the world’s most iconic tropical destinations.

Gili Air and Gili Meno, the two smaller islands, are isolated and laid-back, with the occasional bamboo ecolodge hidden in the mangroves and stretches of shell-spotted sand eking down to an aquamarine sea.

Gili Trawangan, the largest island, is a more lively affair. The ramshackle bars are made of driftwood and pulsate with the energy of backpackers from around the world. By day, these guys burn off their hangovers on the sparkling beaches or go diving for endangered turtles in the waters. They drink beers and buckets at night and party till dawn.

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