Indonesia Tourism Destination that You Must Visit

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Are you planning to go visit Indonesia and looking for the list of Indonesia Tourism Destination? If you do, then you have come to the right place. For your information, Indonesia consists of a group of islands that have various cultures and landscapes. There are at least 13,500 islands in Indonesia and some of them are untouched.

You can explore those untouched islands and have a beautiful experience. Explore ancient temples, hiking active volcanoes, and also diving in untouched waters. Or you can just stay in the city and go shopping or doing other night activities. Still not enough? You can stay in a remote village in Tana Toraja and experience the Toraja culture away from pollution and noises. Whatever activities you choose or wherever you go, we can assure you that you will be satisfied in Indonesia.

Borobudur

Indonesia has an intimate relationship with ancient temples and one of the famous ancient temples in Indonesia is located in the Java island near Yogyakarta. Borobudur is also known as a significant landmark in Indonesia and becomes a part of the Java culture.

For your information, Borobudur was built in the 8th century and the shape of this temple is taken from the traditional Buddhist mandala. Not only that but this ancient temple also belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage site. You can go visit Borobudur to see the amazing and heavenly view of the sunrise and watch the whole temple.

Orangutans in Borneo

Besides ancient temples, you can also see some beautiful and endangered animals which are orangutans in Borneo. We all know that orangutans are still living in their natural habitat. However, several sanctuaries are built in their habitat to rescue and protect them.

One of the sanctuaries is called Tanjung Puting National Park which becomes the home of tons of orangutans including other animals. If you cannot go to Tanjung Puting National Park, you can also see some orangutans at the Bohorok Orangutan Centre in Bukit Lawang, Sumatra.

Gili Islands

Besides Bali, many tourists also visit the Gili Islands in Lombok. In fact, the Gili Islands is considered as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. In here, you will be able to see many beautiful beaches and diving in them.

You can also go snorkeling at a turtle sanctuary. Besides snorkeling with turtles, you can also see hundreds of turtles hatching in the turtle hatchery. Also, you can go kayaking and join a yoga class to relax your mind after a full day of adventuring.

Komodo National Park

Another adventurous place that you can visit is the Komodo National Park. This is the place where you can see Komodo dragons. Komodo dragons are known as deadly animals. This Komodo National Park includes five main islands along with several smaller ones.

Beside these fierce animals, you can also go hiking, snorkeling, canoeing in the waters of this park. You need to pay for the entrance fee, transportation, guide services, and other activities.

Sacred Monkey Forest

The next Indonesia Tourism Destination which you can visit is the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. As you all know, Ubud is the center of Bali culture. In Ubud, you will be able to find Sacred Monkey Forest which is a peaceful place.

Not only will you feel the serene feeling in this forest, but you will also be able to see the ancient temple and feel it. You will also be able to find many long-tailed macaques roaming around the forest and the temple. This forest is also located near Padangtegal which is a small and quiet village of various artists. 

Mount Bromo

For your information, Indonesia lies on the Ring of Fire which is an area with active volcanoes. Hence, Indonesia has many volcanoes and one of them is Mount Bromo. Even though Mount Bromo is dangerous, this mountain is famous for its beauty and heavenly view on the sunset and sunrise.

Also, the peak of Mount Bromo was already gone due to an eruption, leaving a caldera with white smoke coming out from it. This mountain is a part of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park along with Mount Semeru. 

Lake Toba

If you like to go to beaches, you will also love Lake Toba. Lake Toba was formed between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago and believed to be the result of an eruption. This lake is around 1,145 square kilometers and 450 meters deep.

Fun fact: the volcanic activity is still reportedly occurring in Lake Toba hence making some islands pushed above the surface. In Lake Toba, you can go swimming, canoeing, fishing, water skiing, or just walking around the lake on foot or bike. 

Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja is located in South Sulawesi. This is the place where you can see all of the richness and diversity of Indonesia’s long-standing culture. You will see the architectural style of Tongkonan and boat-shaped houses. The people in Tana Toraja are the friendliest and most welcoming people. One of the famous culture in Tana Toraja is the death ceremony. The ceremony involves plenty of food and traditional dance. The dead are buried in graves that are built into surrounding caves.

Pura Tanah Lot

Besides Sacred Monkey Forest, you can also visit Pura Tanah Lot in Bali. Pura Tanah Lot is one of the most famous temples in Bali that and built with group of rocks in the sea. Many tourists come here to see the beautiful and heavenly view of the sunset.

You can only go to the temple when the tide is low. Besides visiting the temple, you can also go to Tanah Lot Market to purchase some Balinese souvenirs.

Banda Islands

We all know that Bali and Lombok are indeed the most popular vacation spots; however, the Banda Islands can also rival the beauty of Bali and Lombok. For your information, there are 10 islands sit at the edge of the Banda Sea. The depth of the sea even reaches more than 5,000 meters. Bandas Islands known for the spice trade, especially nutmeg. Also, the Banda Islands have untold thrills for divers and sailors.

When you dive in the waters of this Indonesia Tourism Destination, you will be able to see many sharks, whales, scorpionfish, sea turtles, lobsters, and other creatures.

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