Indonesia

Indonesia straddles the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. While it has land borders with Malaysia to the north as well as East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the east, it also neighbors Australia to the south, and Palau, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, and Thailand to the north, India to the northwest.

Indonesia is the sleeping giant of Southeast Asia. With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, it is the largest archipelago in the world. With almost 240 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world — after China, India and the USA — and by far the largest in Southeast Asia. Indonesia also has the largest Muslim population in the world.

Indonesia markets itself as Wonderful Indonesia, and the slogan is quite true, although not necessarily always in good ways. Indonesia’s tropical forests are the second-largest in the world after Brazil, and are being logged and cut down at the same alarming speed whilst the rich shops and party-life are in Jakarta and Bali.

Infrastructure in much of the country remains rudimentary, and travellers off the beaten track will need some patience and flexibility.

Want to avoid the hustle & bustle of city life? The best solution to your problem is Indonesia. Indonesia is one of the most scenic countries in the whole world. Here, you can truly enjoy the profound beauties of nature that have been bestowed by The Creator on us.

Starting from the blue, pristine beaches to the diverse flora, Indonesia has a lot to offer you. You will never get tired of exploring the wilds of Indonesia. The beautiful scenery of Bali will surely act as a balm for your tied heart. Never forget to view the beautiful sunset, which would surely enchant you. If you are adventure lover, you can opt for the trails that take you deep within the tropical forest of Sumatra. The time period between the months of September-November is the ideal time for visiting the place.

Tourist Attractions & Destinations

Some of the chief tourist attractions and destinations of Indonesia are listed below : –

  • Bali,
  • Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppets),
  • Prambanan Temple Complex,
  • Borobudur,
  • Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park,
  • Ampenan,
  • Ubud,
  • Bukittinggi,
  • Bali Barat National Park,
  • Gilimanuk Bay,
  • Irian Jaya,
  • Kalimantan,
  • Gili Islands,
  • Dreamland Beach,
  • Kuta beach,
  • Seminyak beach, etc.

Activities

Some of the chief activities that you can take up in Indonesia are hiking, trekking, surfing, climbing, swimming, fishing, diving, snorkeling etc.

Culture

Indonesia has around 300 different ethnic groups, each having their own culture. Some of the chief festivals celebrated in Indonesia are Galungan, Nyepi, Galungan, Usaba Sambah etc.

Cuisines

Some of the chief food specialties of Indonesia are Rijsttafel, Rendang, Babi guling, Gado-gado, Sate and many more.

FAST FACTS

  1. Country – Indonesia.
  2. Capital – Jakarta.
  3. Official Language – Indonesian.
  4. Currency – Rupiah (IDR).
  5. Chief Destination – Bali.

(Source: www.tourtravelworld.com / wikitravel.org)