Discover the Beauty of Indonesia

Nature, Culture, Food, Shopping, Architecture, etc.

Indonesia, this is a wonderful country. A place where you will find many things on this beautiful, green island called the equatorial emerald. A charming country with the charm of natural and cultural diversity, combined with friendly people who are able to give a deep impression.

Indonesia or Nusantara, another name, is the largest archipelago in the world with a total of 17,508 islands. Consists of 5 large islands and 30 small island groups. The archipelago is formed from mountains stretching from west to east, crossed by the Equator and is located between continents, the Asian Continent and the Australian Continent, and is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, placing it in strategic areas in the world.

With thousands of islands stretching along 5,120 km, Indonesia’s territory comprises 30% of the land, while the remaining 70% is ocean. This large area makes Indonesia the size of the United States or the equivalent distance between London and Moscow. Famous islands in Indonesia are Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua, then the rest are small islands. Each island has a unique culture, customs, beliefs, food, historical stories, and the beauty of the natural landscape that can make anyone amazed.

Indonesia has a population of more than 235 million people or the fourth most populous in the world. It consists of approximately 350 ethnic groups with 483 languages ​​and cultures. Imagine the diversity and cultural richness that can live together in harmony. The majority of the population is Muslim and is famous for its very large number of mosques and the biggest contributor to the pilgrims in the world.

Today, after six decades of independence, Indonesia has become the third largest democracy in the world. The international community has known the Indonesian people because of its moderation and tolerance. Indonesia is known by the world community to have successfully overcome conflicts of religious and racial differences.

Since centuries this region has been visited by various nations namely India, China, Arabia, and Persia. They have left a cultural heritage that you can still enjoy today. Next several European and Japanese nations came to this country, namely the Portuguese, Spanish, English, Dutch, and Japanese, they were tempted by the extraordinary wealth of this country and then succeeded in establishing a colonial and occupation government.

Indonesia is a country with a high artistic taste with a wealth of traditional arts which not only creates but has succeeded in bringing it to the highest level. Religious ceremonies and rituals that exist in almost all regions make a unique attraction for tourists. Traditional handicraft items such as sparkling gems from Martapura, gold in Surabaya and silver in Yogyakarta, enjoying traditional and contemporary music, exotic and meaningful dances, modern cosmopolitan life in big cities while shopping for various world-class products from fashion in various boutique, to crafts. If you are interested why not shop around for local goods sold in traditional markets and roadside, of course you can issue bargaining skills.

Do not miss also for adventures to taste a variety of culinary flavors from Lesbian on the roadside to famous restaurants of international class. Do not forget to also shop while bringing home souvenirs. You can also be impressed with 327 types of native Nusantara textiles, such as batik, songket, embroidery, ikat, and many others, made of silk or cotton with traditional and modern regional motifs. There are so many skilled crafts that can be an appropriate and memorable gift for people who are waiting for your travel story.

If you are brave, why not start getting ready for an adventurous nature or marine tourism adventure for a week that can provide a memorable personal experience. If you want to travel on small islands in the archipelago then this will be an exciting experience. Not because there are still many unexplored islands, not even named but you will also be amazed by the view of the mountain, waterfalls that flow into the rivers, the coolness of tropical forests combined with the open sea, surfing in the waves surging or diving in the depths of the blue sea. Well, what if you try swimming with dugongs, dolphins, or big mantaray.

Indonesia is blessed with beautiful nature from fertile rice fields in Java and beautiful terraces in Bali with its exotic culture. There are many luxurious tropical rainforests in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, or vast meadows as if without limits the savannah of Nusa Tenggara. What if you were provided with a place to climb to the top of the eternal iceberg in Jaya Wijaya, Papua?

The Indonesian Sea holds ordinary wealth. It is estimated, the area of ​​coral reefs in the world reaches 284,300 square kilometers. Indonesia has around 18% of the world’s coral reefs, with the highest biodiversity of more than 2500 species of fish, 590 types of rock corals, 2500 types of mollusks, and 1500 types of crustaceans. Under the sea, scientists found prehistoric coelacanth fish in North Sulawesi. Here are hundreds of amazing species of fish and coral. In Sumatra, Paedocypris progeneticaini fish are found that are only the size of a mosquito with a length of 7.9 mm, there is also Python reticulata in Sulawesi, which has a length of 10 meters.

Various types of terrestrial flora and fauna live in Indonesia ranging from giant dragons from prehistoric times as the world’s largest lizard species that live on the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Gili Dasami in Nusa Tenggara. Indonesia has the most shark species in the world with 150 shark species, one of which is a spotted shark. There are also orangutans in Kalimantan, one-horned rhinoceros in Java, anoa in Sulawesi, dwarf buffalo, beautiful crested cockatoo, and birds of paradise in Papua that seem to reflect the unspoiled appeal of the island.

Don’t forget, Indonesia is also the habitat of Rafflesia arnoldi, the largest flower in the world that lives in Bengkulu. Indonesia has the largest orchid biodiversity in the world with 6 thousand species of orchids, ranging from the largest, namely the tiger orchid (Grammatophyllum speciosum) to the smallest such as Taeniophyllum which is not leafy, including rare black orchids and only found in Kalimantan and Papua. Indonesia also has various types of spices, scented wood and a variety of fruits.

Indonesia has thousands of cities in Jakarta, located on the north coast of West Java. The city is the center of government, the center of business and finance. A large, modern metropolitan city with a population of 9 million people. Jakarta is now a place of cultural mixing of all different ethnic groups from all over Indonesia.

Other major cities in Indonesia such as Bali, Medan, Padang, Bandung, Solo, Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Makassar are connected by national and international flights. There are regular planes that can take you to various cities in Indonesia or remote islands where an exploration and tour can begin on this equatorial emerald.

Provinces in Indonesia

Aceh

Aceh is one of the regions in the archipelago whose people are multi-ethnic characterized by Islam. In this area there are 8 sub ethnicities namely Aceh, Alas, Aneuk Jame, Gayo,…

North Sumatera

This is a place that displays a different culture and kaleidoscope attracts the lives of Indonesian people. North Sumatra has a miracle that can realize your dream of tourism. The…

Riau

Riau has many attractions that you can visit. Call it Jemur Island which is a group of beautiful islands located 45 miles from Bagansiapiapi. You can also explore the wild…

Riau Islands

Riau Islands, which have capital of city in Tanjung Pinang, are blessed with abundant tourism objects, the beaches are very beautiful and the culture is interesting. The sea is an…

West Sumatera

West Sumatera is the right place for your adventure to the interior, ranging from the wild, wildlife, islands, beaches, to tropical rain forests. That’s because this is one of the…

South Sumatera

South Sumatra has an attractive tourist destination to visit and diverse, both natural, historical and cultural tourism. South Sumatra has tourist attractions in the form of mountains with diverse flora…

Jambi

Jambi is an Indonesian province located on the east coast in the central part of Sumatra Island. Jambi is one of three provinces in Indonesia whose capital has the same…

Bangka Belitung

The mainland swamp of Bangka island is not so different from the swamp on the island of Sumatra, while its beach features compared to other areas are its white sandy…

Bengkulu

Bengkulu Province which is the same as the name of the capital city of Bengkulu is a coastal city which was originally known as Bencoolen. Nature tourism that you can…

Lampung

Many types of tours that you can do in Lampung including some old villages such as Sukau, Liwa, Kembahang, Batu Brak, Get to know, Ranau, and Krui, West Lampung. There…

Banten

In Banten you will find the remnants of the former Islamic empire. The most famous are the Great Mosque and the ruins of the palace. Banten Grand Mosque was built…

Jakarta

Jakarta is the capital of Republic of Indonesia. The city is not only the center of government, but also a center of economy, commerce, business, and cultural arts. This is…

West Java

West Java is one of the provinces in Indonesia which has beautiful nature and scenery for you to visit. The province also holds various potentials concerning water resources, land use,…

Central Java

History has left its mark in Central Java, a region rich in culture and tradition that is a legacy of Hinduism and Buddhism that ruled in the past and the…

Jogja

Yogyakarta, also known as “Jogja”, boasts the cultures and arts of Indonesian Java. The best hotels for a stay here are located in the historic core, giving visitors access to…

East Java

East Java is one of the densest areas in Java. This province has a unique tourist charm that will captivate you to visit it. East Java is very rich in…

West Kalimantan

The West Kalimantan region is one of the areas that can be dubbed the “Thousand River” province. This nickname is in line with geographical conditions that have hundreds of large…

Central Kalimantan

Central Kalimantan has a strategic geographical position, dealing directly with the Java Sea and bordering the provinces of West Kalimantan and East Kalimantan. In this province you have the opportunity…

East Kalimantan

East Kalimantan has a variety of attractions, both natural tourism, agrotourism, and cultural tourism. Natural attractions in this area include the beauty of the vast expanse of the sea and…

South Kalimantan

In South Kalimantan you can enjoy nature tourism consisting of many rivers, forests, lakes and mountains, as well as cultural and historical tourism in the form of diverse art and…

North Sulawesi

North Sulawesi Province is located at the tip of Sulawesi Island, and is bordered by the Philippines in the north. The capital of North Sulawesi is Manado. This place has…

Gorontalo

Gorontalo Province consists mostly of mountainous terrain that stretches from the north to the south of the province. The panorama of the Gorontalo Mountains is very amazing. Mountains and forests…

Central Sulawesi

Central Sulawesi has a lot to offer. This region has a diverse tourism potential, both natural tourism, marine tourism, agro-tourism, and cultural tourism. You can enjoy the natural scenery with…

South Sulawesi

South Sulawesi is a paradise for culinary lovers. Starting from seafood, Chinese food or the most famous food that is Coto Makassar. Brother soup is similar to soto but tastes…

West Sulawesi

West Sulawesi has fantastic natural attractions from unspoiled mountain views, the uniqueness of community culture, as well as the vast array of attractions scattered on the coast and mountains. This…

Southeast Sulawesi

Most of the land area of ​​Southeast Sulawesi is covered by natural forests, with extensive teak and ironwood plantations, which are used for local handicrafts and contribute to the local…

Bali

Bali is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. Located between Java and Lombok Island, Bali has beautiful nature scenery. Culture and local wisdom are maintained and…

West Nusa Tenggara

West Nusa Tenggara is a province in Indonesia. As the name implies, this province covers the western part of the Nusa Tenggara Islands. The two largest islands in the province…

East Nusa Tenggara

For a moment, forget about the life and modern civilization in Jakarta or shop in Bandung. Start your adventure in the amazing open air in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), because…

Maluku

Maluku or internationally known as Moluccas is one of the oldest provinces in Indonesia. The capital is Ambon. In 1999, a part of Maluku Province was divided into North Maluku…

North Maluku

North Maluku is a tropical paradise in eastern Indonesia. This is the place of marine tourism, culture, archeology, history, and customs. This area was originally a former territory of the…

Papua

Papua, this is a vast beautiful land, has very natural forests and snowy mountain peaks rise high on glacial lakes. Papua is the largest and easternmost province in Indonesia, covering…

West Papua

This is the right place for you to enjoy the beauty of nature and under water, known as underwater paradise. Have an interesting cultural heritage, views of ancient painting sites…

North Kalimantan

North Kalimantan is a province in Indonesia located in the northern part of the island of Borneo. This province is bordered directly by neighboring countries, namely the States of Sabah…

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