5 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Indonesia
By: Pinki Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:31 PM
The sprawling archipelago with more than 17,000 islands, 300 ethnicities, and countless natural landscapes is intriguing to explore. From majestic mountains to glorious temples, discover the most beautiful places in Indonesia.
* Dieng Plateau
Perched at 2,000 meters (6,562 feet) above sea level, Dieng Plateau is one of the coolest destinations in Indonesia, and not just weather-wise. Both a natural and cultural destination, there are many things to see and do in Dieng Plateau. Other than the sweeping mountain view of jungles and distant villages, this highland also has a multi-colored lake, hot spring, and ancient Hindu temples. Once a year, tourists flock to the spot for a much-anticipated festival that includes traditional rituals, performances, and jazz above the clouds.
* Borobudur Temple
The world’s biggest Buddhist sanctuary is a must-visit attraction, not only because of its religious significance but also for its beauty and charm. Built around the eighth century, this temple is a reflection of the country’s long and intricate history that covers religion, culture, customs, architecture, and more. Tourists can observe the ornate and mesmerizing stone carvings, gaze of the main grand structure, and immerse themselves in the surrounding scenic view that includes the sunrise, jungles, and faraway hills.
* Komodo National Park
A mighty and otherworldly lizard, the Komodo is arguably one of the most fascinating creatures on earth—one you can only encounter in the wild at Indonesia’s Komodo National Park. Captivating as it is, the Komodo is hardly the only interesting thing in this string of exotic islands that constitute the Komodo National Park. The three islands—Komodo, Padar, and Rinca—have glorious hills and a beach view, along with a breathtaking coastline, lush tropical hills, and thriving underwater wildlife. The Komodo Island even has the famed pink sand beach, while Padar Island has an iconic hill with a view of three magnificent bays.
* Raja Ampat
With one of the liveliest underwater scenes on the planet, this world-famous tropical paradise is home to over 530 species of coral, 700 species of mollusk, and 1,300 types of fish. Despite the magnetism of exotic species and a breathtaking island view, Raja Ampat remains largely pristine because of its remote location and vast locality. More than just a divers’ paradise, Raja Ampat also makes an unforgettable destination for birdwatchers, photographers, adventurers, and even those who long for a luxury vacation with an amazing view in a faraway island.
* Mount Bromo
This volcano, often surrounded by smoke and a multi-colored sky, has become one of the most iconic sights from Indonesia. Watching the sunrise at Mount Bromo from Java Island is a popular excursion that offers and unforgettable experience. The volcano also shares the area with a vast desert, other lush mountains and hills, sweeping flower fields, and some waterfalls, most of which can be explored in a day or two.