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Indonesia is a magical place, sure to steal your heart from the moment you arrive. Intrepid travelers, beach bums, backpackers, and those looking to explore indigenous cultures and a whirlwind of tradition flock to this dynamic and inexpensive-to-travel-to archipelago. 17,000 islands offer incredible cityscapes, energetic nature scenes, and a spiritual quality in the likes of chic Jakarta, national park-heavy Java, and the haven of Bali. The islands are also home to 300 ethnic groups, which in turn have influenced regional cuisines with rich flavors, including sweetness in Central Java, and seafood-dominant dishes on the Maluku Islands.
Although cultures have been influenced by modern progress, Indonesia retains much of its ancient and traditional qualities that intoxicate travelers. Culture is certainly not diluted within this archipelago, with its Dutch historical influences shining through in its architecture and cuisine and the country’s connection with the land and surrounding environment. Natural features, landmarks, and temples all have stories behind them, and locals will be sure to tell you all about them.
Because of its incredible diversity, there are many ways to experience Indonesia. Dig deep and discover the temples of Prambanan and Borobudur, whiz around on a scooter on Flores, feel ultimate bliss on Lombok, watch the Komodo Dragons at play and touch the pink sand on Komodo, dive into the underwater seascapes near the Raja Ampat Islands, and view a shadow-puppet performance in the arts hub of Yogyakarta.
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These islands are by far the least visited of the province, and are hardly developed for tourism at all. Here, you will find no luxury hotels or fancy restaurants, no buzzing clubs or bustling boutiques. However, this is exactly what makes Alor so special – far away from civilization and globalization, the islands remain untouched and pristine.
Amanjiwo, enveloped by the rainforest of central Java, is set within a natural amphitheatre – where the Menoreh Hills rise up nearby and the farmlands of the Kedu Plain spread below steep volcanoes on the horizon.
The wilderness hideaway of Amanwana sits on Moyo Island, an unspoilt nature and marine reserve to the east of Bali. The only resort on the island, it is a private paradise surrounded by the turquoise waters and pristine reefs of the Flores Sea.
Bali is nothing short of a cultural, tropical, and outdoor paradise.
Known as the “Island of the Gods,” there is no better name for this gorgeous island. Something about the sights, the energy, and the people will make you feel as if you are in a constant state of immersive fantasy.
Banda Neira, a small isle among a group of 10 islands just south of Ambon, Maluku’s capital city, is the epitome of seclusion. It is home to about 14,000 of the island’s 30,000 people making it the administrative center of the Bandas.
Bitung is the harbor of Manado city. It's located in the north eastern peninsula of the island of Sulawesi that forms the Province of North Sulawesi and facing the Moluccas Strait. Not far beyond the town of Bitung lies an amazing array of exotic fauna and flora.
The main attraction in Bukit Lawang, are the gentle orange giants that inhabit these forests – the orangutans. Indeed, Bukit Lawang is one of the premier spots in the world for spotting these impressive creatures, with over 5,000 of them in the region.
It is no secret that the people of Toraja, namely the nobility, bury their dead loved ones & relatives in one of the most unique ways in the world! A series of very costly traditional costumes for burial ceremonies (Rambu Solo) and also cave tombs high in walls of the hills and cliffs can be seen here at Londa, Tana Toraja, in the province of South Sulawesi.
The Derawan islands in Indonesia offer spectacular diving, golden beaches and tranquility, but with ambitious plans for tourism they may not stay sleepy for long
The classic tropical islands of the Derawan Archipelago are where you go to trade jungle trekking and orang-utans for beachcombing and manta rays.
Flores is a gateway to adventure Flores, the island given a pretty but incongruous Portuguese name by its 16th-century colonists, has become Indonesia’s Next Big Thing. The serpentine, 670km Trans-Flores Hwy runs the length of the island, skirting knife-edge ridges, brushing by paddy-fringed villages, and opening up dozens of areas few tourists explore.
An enchanting chain of tiny islands, branching off of Lombok, the Gilis are truly unique to this planet, and feel worlds away. Here, warm lapping waters, colorful coral reefs, pristine powder-sand beaches and an irreproducible laid-back atmosphere welcome you with open arms.
The Karimunjawa archipelago, located inthe Java Sea, north of the capital city of Semarang,has everything to offer divers and backpackers who enjoy trekking and snorkeling along a pristine beach.
The stunning Komodo Islands remain one of Indonesia’s most spectacular hidden gems. Perhaps most famous for being home to the magnificent Komodo Dragon, the islands attract in-the-know wild-life enthusiasts from far and wide.
This dusty, enchanting harbour town is perpetually being upgraded to cope with more travellers. The jumping off point to see prehistoric dragons at Komodo National Park and be awed by world-class diving, those who stay a little longer fall in love with 'Bajo', attested to by a healthy expat community.
With divine beaches, the majestic Mt Rinjani and spectacular marine life to discover, Lombok has no shortage of attractions both in and out of the water. Challenge yourself with a trek up steep volcanic peaks. Hire a bike and cycle through lush evergreen rice paddies. Whichever way you choose to spend your time you won’t be disappointed with the spectacular natural beauty on offer here.
The booming city of Medan, capital of North Sumatra, is an economic hub and commercial centre for the region. This is the largest city in Sumatra Island, whose long been attracting residents from all over Indonesia to come and stay here.
Mt. Bromo is an active volcano and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java. This impressive volcano sits in the middle of a plain called the "Sea of Sand," where the Hindu temple of Pura Luhur Poten is located. Marvel at this force of nature and get some amazing shots.
Ijen plateau or known as 'Kawah Ijen' is highly recommended to mountain buffs and hikers. The Plateau was at one time a huge active crater, 134 sq km in area. Ijen has two of the most unusual occurrences on Earth.
At 3,700 meters, Gunung Rinjani is the second highest mountain in the country, and trekking to the peak is certainly one of the most invigorating and rewarding experiences you can have in Indonesia.
Jakarta is a huge, sprawling metropolis, home to 9 million people. During the day the number increases with another 2 million as commuters making their way to work in the city, and flock out again in the evenings.