Top Attractions in Indonesia
Ubud is considered to be the cultural heart of Bali and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire country. While the center of town can be quite busy and bustling with tourists, Ubud’s location, among the lush, green rice terraces, makes it easy to escape from the crowds and explore the surrounding areas. Whether you are taking a trek in the surrounding countryside, mingling with locals in the markets, exploring the amazing art scene, or taking in a traditional performance, Ubud never fails to amaze its guests.
Beaches in Bali
Easily some of the most picturesque views in the country of Indonesia can be had on the beaches in Bali. Whether it’s the white sand beaches or the black sand beaches, the crystal clear, warm, blue waters and long stretches of beach with palm trees waving in the distance will have you mesmerized. Grab a towel, a good book, and a cold drink, and come enjoy the natural wonder of the beaches in Bali.
Komodo National Park
Come witness the amazing Komodo dragon in the wild. About 3 meters long and reaching up to 70kg in weight, these creatures are the largest living reptile in the world. The national park is located in the Lesser Sunda Islands and was established in 1980 to protect the Komodo Dragon among several other species. In 1991, the park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Gili Islands are a group of small islands off the coast of Lombok. As there are no roads on the islands, they provide a space within Indonesia where people can escape the smells and noise associated with the traffic of the bigger towns and cities within the country. There are also plenty of opportunities to experience different varieties of marine life, explore the underwater reefs, chill out at a beachside cafe, and relax on pristine beaches.
Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Buddhist Temple and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. The temple is located on Java and is one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist destinations. Come learn about the history of the temple and the different styles that influenced the way the temple was built.
Mount Bromo is located in East Java and is one of the most breathtaking sites across all of Indonesia. An active volcano, it is part of the Tengger massif and is the tallest of all of the peaks. Amid the sea of fine, volcanic sand, one can see the crater periodically belching white smoke. A trip to Mount Bromo can prove to be a completely surreal experience.
Lake Toba is located on the island of Sumatra and is a massive lake that was formed by a volcanic eruption 70,000 years ago. The islands in the middle of the lake have proved to be popular destinations. People also come here to relax on the lake’s edge and enjoy the volcanically warmed waters.
Lombok is an island to the east of Bali. It is also well known for its beaches, surfing, and other water-related activities. Lombok has become a popular escape for people that are fed up with the crowds, traffic, and noise of Bali and are looking for a quieter and more relaxing environment to escape to. The Gili Islands also draw many tourists to Bali as they are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia.
Orangutans are native to the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Reserves can be found on both islands as well as rehabilitation centres and sanctuaries. There are many tours that include chances to see Orangutans, whether it be in one of the aforementioned centres or in the wild. Choose a tour that feels right for you and take this once in a lifetime opportunity to see these incredible primates in their natural habitat.
Pura Luhur Uluwatu
Come visit this amazing monkey inhabited temple located at the edge of a 70 meter high cliff in Bali. Ask your guide to tell you about some of the folklore surrounding this temple and wander through the passageways admiring the ancient architecture and the different stylistic influences. Watch out for the monkeys! They are notorious for snatching things from curious travelers.
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