With more than 18,000 large and small islands, Indonesia is known for its diverse nature and tourist attractions. It is the reason why there are a lot of people choosing the country for traveling. Therefore, the post will show you that there are nine experiences you should not miss when visiting Indonesia.
1 Admire the sunrise on the top of the volcano
Indonesia has a myriad of large and small volcanoes formed on diverse natural landscapes that are popular with many mountaineers. It must mention the Api Mountain, which is like the miniature Mount Fuji, located on the Banda Islands 666 m high. Visitors can climb continuously for 3 hours to reach the top. Furthermore, you can explore other mountains such as Agung in Bali, Rinjani in Lombok, Bromo or Merapi in Java. However, you should remember that trekking tour will take about several hours or days, therefore, you should not travel alone, you should book tour or hire a private guide to help you during the trip. Moreover, after tired days to get the top, you will get amazing and unforgettable experiences when admiring the stunning sunrise on the top of mountains.
2 Visit dragon island– Komodo
Komodo Dragon Island is Indonesia’s most famous national park consisting of a number of small islands and diverse waters within 1,817 square kilometers. Most of the island here is covered by desert and trails are paths. This place is also known as one of the Komodo dragons – the world’s largest lizard living in nature. The sea around the island also has large fish species, especially sharks and rays, in large numbers.
3 Visit the world’s largest Buddhist monastery Borobudur
As the highlight of most of the Indonesian travels, the Borobudur Temple Complex has breathtaking views and is famous under the heyday of Javanese Buddhism in the 9th century. Today it is an important Buddhist site in the world and one of the most beautiful temples 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 with stone meditation posture are placed on the top floor of the temple
4 Dive with Jellyfish in the Togean Islands
The tropical islands of Togean are known for their fresh, white sand beaches surrounded by lush green coconut groves, small fishing villages, many eye-catching homestays, and especially beautiful scuba diving spots. There is also a natural jellyfish lake where visitors can swim along with thousands of jellyfish. You can forget about all social networks because internet access and cellular coverage here are almost zero.
5 Eat by hand
Indonesia’s rich cuisine is displayed 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, nasi goreng (fried rice) and gado gado (vegetables with peanut sauce) are some of the very popular Indonesian dishes that you should try. Especially many dishes of the country’s ten thousand tourists have to enjoy the hand as indigenous people feel the pleasure.
6 Admire traditional dances in Bali
Enjoying Balinese dance is also a highlight of the trip to Indonesia’s most famous island. Lively sounds, subtle outfits, 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.
7 Enjoy a night in Jakarta capital
The capital Jakarta is often referred to as a mysterious feast for devotees who spend the night. Indonesia is a country where traditional Islamic culture is ingrained in everyday life, but in Jakarta, visitors find modern and bustling urban life. The 1970s’ big, classic-era bars, rock venues and electronic clubs are available in most central routes like many other modern cities. It is not only that the street food cafeteria with rich food open all night is always busy.
8 Explore the land buries people on the cliff of Toraja
Life revolves around death and notably in Toraja, on Sulawesi. Visitors can take part in a funeral in this area. The ceremony usually takes place at the end of the day, beginning with the big bullfights, followed by a series of prayer days, culinary and dance festivities. Finally, the deceased was taken to their resting place. The special thing is that the carcass is hung on the surface of the cliff in wooden boxes, in caves, or in tree sockets where people believe that there is a god of protection.