How far do you roam Indonesia? You prefer to holiday abroad or traveling around their own country? From Sabang to Merauke, Indonesia overlays like the tapestry with outstanding natural beauty. Starting from the natural wealth under the sea to mountain ranges, Indonesia is the champion. Like the beach? Indonesia has a row of beach that will not run you browse. Like a mountain? Indonesia has a waiting list for immediate mountains you climb.
Not only abundant natural wealth, culture in Indonesia is very diverse. Each region has a distinctive culture that make this country more colorful. Still doubt the wealth of their own country? Here’s a summary of the 10 sites in Indonesia that you must visit:
1. Komodo Island
Island of Komodo in the Komodo National Park along with the other islands around the islands of Nusa Tenggara. In 1986, the UNESCO-designated sites in Indonesia as one of the world heritage site. The island is considered as the Komodo dragon habitat must be protected. One of the highest awards that were achieved are successfully entered the ranks of the world’s seven natural miracles or better known as the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011.
This tourist spot offers natural beauty of the land and underwater remarkable. There are many things you can do here, ranging from trekking, diving to snorkerling.
For trekking, you can explore the island with a group and a ranger or guide. On the way, you can find dragons who are hunting prey or resting. Ranger will equip you with a stick with splintered ends. These sticks are believed to weaken the komodo the day they started attacking. By pressing the dragons neck using a forked end of the stick, these animals will instantly tame. It is important for you to keep every movement when walking because these animals are very sensitive to sudden movements.
Diving and snorkeling in the waters of Komodo Island is not less exciting. This tourist spot is also known by the natural beauty of the underwater and become one of the favorite dive sites. Another interesting feature is the presence or Pink Beach Pink Beach. This beach is one of seven beaches in the world which has a reddish-colored sand. This color is probably derived from coral fragments were crushed and mixed with sand along the beach. When exposed to the waves, the red color has become increasingly apparent due to damp.
2. Trio Gili
Gili Trio are three beautiful islands in Lombok. The other three islands between Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. All three are not only known by domestic tourists, but also has succeeded in attracting more foreign tourists to come.
Of the three islands, arguably Gili Trawangan is the most popular. In addition because the size is larger than the two other islands, here also has established many entertainment venues such as bars and cafes. There are many activities you can do in these places ranging from sunbathing, diving to snorkeling. Even more fun, you can also rent a bike or ride cidomo, a kind of wagon train horses, to get around the island.
Although Gili Trawangan more visited, but Gili Meno and Gili Air is not less interesting. Both the island also has a beautiful beach and the underwater world waiting for you to explore. The ambiance both relatively quiet and calm so it is suitable for you who really want to escape from the crowds.
3. Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat become the world’s new belle of Indonesian tourism. The charm of the tourist attractions in Indonesia is widely known by both domestic and foreign tourists. Raja Ampat itself is a collection of islands at the tip of Papua. There are four main islands here Waigeo, Misool, Salawati and Batanta.
Natural wealth of underwater Raja Ampat not be doubted. Bodies in this tourist attraction is known as one of the best diving and snorkeling locations in the world. The Nature Conservancy even mention that about 75% of world marine life can be found in the waters of Raja Ampat. To prove it, please set up your dive perlengakapan and start exploring the underwater nature. October and November is called as the best time to dive here because of the weather and water conditions are ideal.
Besides diving, you can explore the beauty of the land islands in Raja Ampat. Locals will be happy to offer his services as a guide. During the trekking, you can also stop by the houses of citizens and interact directly or buy handicrafts such as statues Asmat and traditional musical instruments of their works as souvenirs.
4. Lake Sentani
Lake Sentani is referred to as the largest lake in Papua. Not surprising really, because the lake has an area of approximately 9,360 hectares and is located at an altitude of 75 meters above sea level. Tourist attractions in Indonesia is dotted with 21 islands who became township residents.
Anything that you can do here? Many. You can fish, swim or drive around the lake with a boat rental. If you still feel are lacking, why not pay a visit to local villages? You can stop by the homes and talk while enjoying the culinary trademark.
If you visit in mid-June, congratulations! You might as well enjoy the Lake Sentani Festival. The festival is an annual event featuring a variety of performing arts and culture of Papua. In addition, a variety of typical culinary Papua you can enjoy here.
Who does not know Bali? It’s hard to choose what is most interesting travel in Bali, because almost all corners of Bali is an incredible sights. Bali has a lot of very beautiful natural beauty ranging from a series of beaches, mountains atmosphere to mock sacred. Of the many interesting sights, the most popular in the ears of travelers of course Kuta Beach, Legian Beach, Seminyak Beach, Pura Tanah Lot and the rural atmosphere of Ubud.
Bali is evidence that to be able to dance the attention of the international community, culture and values distinctiveness need not be sacrificed. In keeping with the culture, Bali is attracting more foreign tourists to come. Here, you’ll see a collection of many foreign tourists who were enjoying the performances of Balinese art and culture.
6. Bunaken Marine Park
Bunaken Marine Park became one of the sights in Indonesia which again established as a UNESCO world heritage site, precisely in the year 2005. This is due to the richness and diversity of marine life ranging from the incredible coral reefs, sea grass to fish species.
This tourist spot has more than 30 diving spots are a favorite of many domestic and foreign divers. In addition to diving and in direct contact with the fish here, you can also dive with the submarine that has been provided. The ship has a transparent glass wall to make it easier to see the underwater sights Bunaken Marine Park without being exposed to water and damp. Hmm, interesting!
7. Puncak Jayawijaya
Puncak Jayawijaya or commonly referred to Carstensz is the only mountain peak in Indonesia, which has the eternal snow. This peak rises more than 5,000 meters above sea level. Even more proud again is Mount Jayawijaya into the list of the Seven Summits, or seven mountains with the highest peak in the world.
Jayawijaya peak was first conquered by a Dutch explorer named Hendrik Albert Lorentz in 1909. Lorentz managed to climb the snowy peaks along with six Dayak Kenyah who recruits in Kalimantan. After this successful ascent, began to follow the lead of many climbers to conquer Puncak Jayawijaya Lorentz. Hmm, are you next climbers who had conquered the Carstensz?
8. Tana Toraja
Tana Toraja has outstanding natural beauty ranging from the row of green mountains and foothill. Beside rich in natural, tourist attractions d Indonesia is also rich ancestral culture that is still maintained today. Here, there are many ancient traditions are still preserved, one of which is the Signs Solo ‘.
Signs Solo ‘is a funeral ceremony in Tana Toraja. What pulled a funeral? Eits funeral customs Tana Toraja you can not miss. Signs Solo ‘is the only ceremony eaters most expensive in Indonesia and possibly the world. The ceremony is held for days at a cost that is not small. One of the rituals are performed are slaughtered buffalo. The buffalo is not enough to just one. The higher the caste of the deceased, the more buffalo sacrificed.
Tana Toraja people believe that as long as there is buried, the dead man is the one who is sick. His body was accidentally injected with formalin to not rot while waiting for the family can be held Signs Solo ‘. The person who died was considered only moderate in pain conditions only. Families still treat him like a person who is still alive, engage her in conversation and joking. If it has been done Signs Solo ‘, then the family believes the person has died.
If Signs Solo “less challenging for you, try visiting Londa or hanging-style meal Tana Toraja. Here, you can find many coffins were hung in a cave on a steep cliff. Dare to visit?
Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world. Tourist attractions in Indonesia is designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1991. Borobudur was buried volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi, until it was discovered by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1814.
Tourist attractions in Indonesia is expected to be built in the year 824. The building is composed of volcanic and beam forming 504 Buddha statues, 72 stupas and a stupa right on top of the temple. Myth, if you put your hand into the hole stupa and managed to touch the statue that is in it, then your wish will come true. Here, you can also buy a variety of souvenirs ranging from T-shirts, key chains, fan until the miniature Borobudur.
In celebration of Vesak, Borobudur became the central gathering many Buddhists from different parts of the world such as Tibet and Thailand. This ritual became one tourist attraction here. The most desirable rating is the top event in the form of the release of lanterns into the sky. Lanterns will be released along with prayers and hopes for the year ahead.
10. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
If normally you can visit a museum to learn more about the culture of an area, this time you can visit Taman Mini Indonesia Indah as a giant museum to know the culture of Indonesia. As the name implies, the tourist attractions in Indonesia was initiated by Tien Soeharto became the place to see the Indonesian culture in a mini version.
In the area of tourist attractions in Indonesia there are an artificial lake with an island that resembles islands in Indonesia from Sabang to Merauke. You can walk around the lake by boat swan that has been provided.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah also has a pavilion area of 34 provinces in Indonesia. Each pavilion shaped area custom homes and included traditional clothes, household appliances everyday and traditional weapons. There is also a cafeteria in each pavilion which presents the typical cuisine of each region.
Besides miniature archipelago of Indonesia and pavilion area, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah also has many museums and recreational vehicle for a family. Tourist attractions in Indonesia this could be the right choice for those who want to introduce Indonesia to children in a fun way.