A country filled with cultural sites, lakes, mountains, volcanoes and other natural wonders, Indonesia is certainly a traveler’s paradise. Here’s a round-up of the top 10 places for tourists to head to when in this beautiful country.

1. Flores Island

Flores Island

To experience the grandeur of natural scenic beauty, head towards the Flores island, located in the east of Sumbawa. A perfect destination for eco-tourists, Flores offers visits to traditional villages, pristine lakes, and trails for trekking. Its green cover also makes bird watching an exciting activity.

2. Borobudur

 Borobudur

Heritage tourism reaches an all new high with a visit to the ancient temple of Borobudur near the city of Yogyakarta. The 8th-century historical site is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and offers a beguiling view of a sunlight-bathed temple complex as you climb it up at sunrise.

3. Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Breathtaking views from mountain tops of an ancient volcanic crater await you at the Bromo Tengger Sumeru National Park. The park is built midst two famous mountains of Indonesia- Mt. Sumeru and Mt. Bromo. Tengger is a tribe of people residing in this area.

4. Lombok

 Lombok

The Gili Islands of Lombok are as beautiful as the much famed Bali, located not very far away. Get to the beaches for the white-sand beaches and also engage in some surfing activity, for this is the place listed among the world’s best-surfing spots.

5. Tanjung Puting National Park

Tanjung Puting National Park

The Tanjung Puting National Park is famous for its wetlands and the boat rides along these waterbodies surrounded by lush greenery all around. As you take a boat ride, watch out for a wide variety of wildlife including leopards, gibbons, sun bears, pythons and the most famous and abundant orangutans

6. Torajaland

Torajaland ArianZwegers(Flickr)

At Torajaland at South Sulawesi, you get transported back in time. For here, the Toraja people live a life just like the days of yore. Their funerals are famed for the elaborate celebrations. You get a first-hand view of the country’s cultural richness and diversity. The food, dance, customs, architecture of the buildings, and the landscape of the countryside give you an experience of a world far away from modern civilization.

7. Bunaken Marine Park

Bunaken Marine Park

 

Bunaken Marine Park takes you right in the middle of marine life, with exotic species of water life visible in crystal clear waters. Located in Sulawesi, this is a popular destination for travelers.You get to catch sight of the colorful flora and fauna.

 

8. Kalimantan,Borneo

Kalimantan,Borneo

The dense forest cover of Kalimantan in Borneo offers spectacular views and an immersive experience in the laps of nature as you trek along to catch sight of a rich diversity of wildlife.  Kapuas river, Indonesia’s longest,  is one of the main attractions of this place.

9. Pura Tanah Lot

Pura Tanah Lot

Located in the heart of the sea, Bali’s ancient temple is one of the most popular attractions for tourists. The sunset is the most beautiful here and a walk down the temple at low tide is a much-cherished experience. There are several stalls in the compound to offer you memorabilia.

10. Mount Krakatau

Mount Krakatau

Krakatau is the country’s most renowned volcanic site and the eruption in 1883 was the world’s largest recorded ever. The island of Anak Krakatau offers a grand view and is reminiscent of the power of nature in its full glory.

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