Some experiences that you should try out when you are in Indonesia.
With more than 18,000 small islands, Indonesia is known for its diverse nature and many tourist attractions. Here are nine experiences you should not miss when visiting Indonesia.
Enjoy the sunrise on the top of the volcano
Indonesia has a myriad of large and small volcanoes formed on a diverse natural landscape that is a popular destination for hiking enthusiasts. We also must mention the Api Mountain, which is like the miniature Mount Fuji, located on the Banda Islands and has 666m in height. The visitors can climb continuously for 3 hours to reach the summit.
Other desirable mountains include Mount Agung in Bali, Rinjani in Lombok, Bromo or Merapi in Java. Trekking trips can take from several hours to several days, and there is always a guide. The reward of these adventures is the scene of sunrise or sunset beautiful people.
Visit Komodo Dragon Island
Komodo Dragon Island is Indonesia’s most famous national park consisting of several small islands and diverse waters within 1,817 square kilometers. Most of the islands here are covered by desert, the paths are only small trails. This place is also famous because of the Komodo dragons – the largest lizard in the world that is still living in nature. The sea around the island also has large fish species, especially sharks and rays, in large numbers.
Visit the world’s largest Buddhist monastery Borobudur
As the highlight of most of the Indonesian tourism, the Borobudur Temple Complex has spectacular and famous views under the heyday of Javanese Buddhism in the 9th century. Today, this place is an important site of the Buddha and is one of the most beautiful temple complexes in South Asia. The temple consists of six square floors with nearly 1,500 tables depicting Buddhist teachings and stories. In particular, 32 Buddha statues carved in stone have meditation postures placed on the top floor of the temple.
Dive with Jellyfish in the Togean Islands
The tropical islands of Togean are known for their fresh and white sandy beaches, surrounded by lush green coconut groves, small fishing villages, many eye-catching homestays, and especially beautiful scuba diving spots with majestic coral reefs. There is also a natural jellyfish lake where visitors can swim along with thousands of jellyfish. You can forget about all social networking because internet and cellphone accesses here are almost zero.
Use your hand to enjoy the meal
The rich Indonesian cuisine is featured in each region. Each place will have a different processing style and flavor depending on the spices, especially the way they use chilies, coriander, citronella, coconut and palm sugar. Sate (meat-on-a-stick), nasi goreng (fried rice) and Gado (vegetables with peanut sauce) are very popular Indonesian dishes that you should try. Particularly many dishes of the island country tourists have to enjoy the hand as indigenous people feel the excitement.
See traditional dances in Bali
Enjoying Balinese dance is also a highlight of the trip to Indonesia’s most famous island. Live sounds, delicate costumes, choreographies and even humor will be delivered to you in a relaxed manner.
This traditional dance is often accompanied by music played by a group of instrumentalists called “gamelan”. The sound of this charming percussion is both optimistic and haunting as the highlight of nightlife in Ubud – the cultural center of Bali.
A night in the capital Jakarta
The capital Jakarta is often referred to as a mysterious dinner for the faithful who party all night. Indonesia is a country where traditional Islamic culture is deeply ingrained in everyday life, but in Jakarta, the travelers will find the modern, vibrant urban life. The 1970s’ big, classic-era bars, rocking venues and electronic clubs are available in most central routes like many other modern cities. Not only that, the street cafeteria with rich food open all night and is always busy.
Explore the burial ground on the Toraja cliff
The life of death is notable in Toraja, on Sulawesi Island. Visitors can take part in a funeral in this area. The ceremony usually takes place at the end of the day, starting with big bullfights, followed by a series of prayer days, food and dance parties.
Finally, the deceased was taken to their resting place. In particular, the carcass is hung on the surface of the cliff in wooden boxes, in caves, or in niches where people believe there is a god of protection.
Large sea lunch on Karimunjawa Island
Located 90 km north of Java, Karimunjawa is a remote and wilderness archipelago but can still be reached by ferry and flight from Semarang or Surabaya. The archipelago consists of 27 large and small islands, some uninhabited and not restricted to visitors. However, most of the islands are accessible by daily tours from Karimunjawa Island. You can take a jungle trek and camp on the mountain peaks, resting on white sand under the shade of coconut groves. The special experience you should not miss is having lunch on an uninhabited island, with a natural grilled fish dish prepared by indigenous people.
Hope you enjoy your time at Indonesia!
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