Indonesia is the extensive archipelago in the world with its 6,000 inhabitants and 18,330 islands. It has almost 70 volcanoes that are active, more than any other country in the world.
There are multiple best places to visit in Indonesia where you can enjoy the real beauty of nature. Indonesia is home to snorkeling spots and beautiful scuba. It also contains largest remaining tracts of all the tropical forests present in the world.
Please check out the summary of the ten best places where you should go and enjoy your vacations in Indonesia:
10 Awesome Places to Visit in Indonesia
1. Raja Ampat Islands
Raja Ampat Islands are toward the New Guinea Island, considered the fast archipelago. It consisted of almost 1500 small cays and islands and known as the Four Kings.
The marine research shows that there is a diversity of marine life on these islands which make them the most popular destination to visit in the world for diving. There is a low population of human, that’s why there is quite a profusion of marine life all around.
2. Tanjung Puting National Park
The location of the Tanjung Puting National Park is on the Borneo Island in Central Kalimantan, a province of Indonesia. The park is renowned for the destination of many tourists and travelers, along with the multiple travel agencies, providing various tours of boats to have a look at the research centers and visit the wildlife.
The wildlife involves macaques, gibbons, sun bears, clouded leopards, crocodiles, pythons, and most renowned orangutans. Unluckily, there is a significant threat to Tanjung Puting National Park due to forest clearing and illegal logging for the use of agriculture.
3. Flores Island
The Flores Island is present in the east of Sumbawa and west of Lembata in the Nusa Tenggara. Nusa Tenggara is the longest island of Flores. It provides both cultural and natural sights.
The Kelimutu volcano caldera is the favorite place for travelers in Flores, and it consists of three lakes nourished by the gas of the volcano that alters its color following the oxidation amount present in water.
The highland of the South Sulawesi is the Torajaland, which is a home for the people of Toraja. The people of Toraja are famous for their high-peaked houses (tongkonan) that are great but horrible funeral rites. When a person dies, the people keep the body for many years and wait for the real funeral ceremony which consists of various days.
The deceased person then buried in a hollow tree or a small cave. In July and August (dry seasons), the large funerals take place.
5. Bukit Lawang
Bukit Lawang is located on the east side of Gunung Leuser National Park. It is approximately 90 kilometers far from the capital city of North Sumatra, Medan from the northwest. The center of rehabilitation initiated there in 1973. The principal key is to save the lessening number of orangutan which is decreasing because of deforestation and hunting.
5. Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
The best-known place for the beautiful sceneries of old and wide volcanic crater. The Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park has named by two significant mountains, Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru. The people inhabit the area are the Tengger people.
The most active volcano in Indonesia and the highest peak in Java is the Semeru. It is one of the best places to visit and things to do in Indonesia because of its eruptions.
You can compare Lombok to its adjacent area, Bali. Lombok and Bali both islands have almost the similar volcanic sceneries and peaceful beaches, but Lombok is less crowdy area which makes it the best place to visit in Indonesia.
It is a northern area island, surrounded by the Gunung Rinjani volcano. The most famous destination of beaches is the three Gili Islands.
8. Komodo National Park
The Komodo National Park is very popular in the world as it is the home of Komodo Dragons and carnivorous lizards that can approach up to 10 feet or 3 meters in length.
The travelers depend on the professional tour guides for visiting this park to ensure their safety. It is the superb destination for scuba diving in the world.
It is the bustling region which contains approximately 500,000 people, and it is the famous destination for travelers and tourists on Java because of its renowned temples, Prambanan and Borobudur.
The city provides various amenities to the travelers, and people love shopping here.
Bali is famous for tropical beaches, varied landscape, lush rice terraces and rugged coastlines. The beautiful beaches attract the tourists to this place, and people perform multiple activities like diving and surfing.
These are the best places to visit in Indonesia. Have a visit to these places so that you can enjoy as well as see the beauty of active volcanoes and beaches.