Visitors often think about Bali for the first destination in Indonesia. This beautiful country, however has more things to offer to its visitors. From sacred temples to azure waters, stunning islands, these are the top things you should try in Indonesia :
Visit the Borobudur and Prambanan temples
Indonesia houses two beautiful ancient temples, the Borobudur and Prambanan. Inside you can find the ancient remains of the two very big religions Hinduism and Buddhism. This is an epitome of culture and religion.
Swim in the largest Lake Toba crater
Lake Toba, also called Danau Toba is the world’s largest volcanic lake which measures 1707 sq.ft. This is a natural clear lake seated in the mountains and is ideal for swimming. It’s a mind-blowing experience and you cannot miss it.
Becak in Malang or Yogyakarta
Use a trishaw in the Malang or Yogyakarta city and do a perfect sightseeing in style. Ride through the narrow streets and immerse in the culture. You can feel the wind on your face as you do an amazing sightseeing tour. It’s a different experience after all.
Climb up Mount Bromo and Mount Lombok
Trek and climb up the active volcanoes In Indonesia, the Mt Bromo and Mt Lombok and watch the sun rising. The view from the volcano tip across the crater is stunning.
Dive in Togian Islands and Raja Ampat
For the ones who have a passion for diving, Indonesia is the place to be. There you have the two best diving spots, Togian Island and Raja Ampat. The rich marine life with more than 3000 species in Indonesia is worth experiencing. Just wear your diving gears and start exploring the ocean.
Catch sight of orangutans in Bukit Lawang
Bukit Lawang is a popular and one of the last places where you can see orangutans. This is a thrilling experience as you explore their lives in the wild. Trek in search of orangutans through dense tropical forests and you will love the adventure.
Water sports in 17000 Indonesian islands
In Indonesia, you have 17000 islands to choose from so you can imagine the options. It is time to experience awesome snorkeling off the islands (Gili, Togian and Karimunjawa). Indonesian islands like Panaitan, Mentawai, Lombok and Bali are the best places for surfing. When it comes to water sports, you will be spoilt for choices.
Bandung is the capital of West Java, the fourth largest city in the country. This city was once called Paris of Java for its sophistication, cultural activities, fine restaurant scenes and great hotels. It’s now a major tourist attraction, can be the starting point of your tour.
Ramayana Ballet show in Yogyakarta
One of the most interesting things to do is watching the open-air Ramayana Ballet show in Yogyakarta. It speaks and enacts about the Hindu mythology stated in The Ramayana for 2 hours. There is a lot of special effect, light, sound and choreography.