Top destinations in Indonesia


March 17, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Travel Destinations



Indonesia is a fabulous country, so much colour, a must see. Bali and Lombok are tried and true vacation spots for a reason, but the lesser-known Banda Islands have their own appeal as an off-the-beaten path getaway. This cluster of 10 islands sits at the edge of the Banda Sea, whose depths reach more than 6,500 meters. The Bandas have long been on the radar of those involved in the spice trade, thanks to their rich source of nutmeg. Called “Eastern Indonesia’s best kept secret,” the Bandas hold untold thrills for divers and sailors in particular. Pristine dive sites offer a chance to spot sharks, sea turtles, whales, the endemic Ambon scorpionfish, lobsters, and a plethora of other creatures. You can book accommodations and tours yourself, or opt for a live-aboard boat, which includes stops at many great dive sites around the islands.

This active volcano in East Java puts on a show every morning, when the glorious sun rises with the backdrop of the magnificent cone. Tourists can observe Bromo from the nearby Pananjakan, then head to Bromo itself and witness the beauty of its boiling crater. Read more on Tempat Wisata.

Lombok’s most popular tourist destination, the Gili Islands are an archipelago of three small islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. The islands are very relaxed and laid-back, with countless little beachside cafes still playing reggae and no cars or motorbikes to disturb the peace. Note that the name “Gili Islands” is rather redundant as gili simply means “small island” in Sasak and there are many other islands around the coast of Lombok with Gili in their names.

Baiturrahman Grand Mosque (masjid raya) This majestic mosque, located in the city center of Banda Aceh is one of the top destination here and stood as a testament to the historical grandeur of Sumatra. It is a significant symbol to the Aceh people for their rich religion and culture. This is especially so as it survived the devastating 2004 tsunami still intact. The design of this mosque is a fusion of the colonial and Moghul Indian architecture with the local traditional Acehnese features. Read more details at Top attractions in Indonesia.

Waterbom- Relax and have some adventurous fun as you race laps in the pools, enjoy crazy rides and hang out at the poolside bars of this thrilling waterpark in Kuta. Underwater World In A Submarine- Kuta’s underwater world is extraordinarily rich and enjoying its mysterious depths through the windows of a submarine is one of the most exotic things to do in Bali.

Tirta Empul- Located in the town of Tampaksiring, this Hindu temple, said to be created by Lord Indra, is renowned for its holy spring water. Taking a bath in these powerful waters is said to have curative effects, and is an extremely popular thing to do in Bali. Seminyak Square- Enjoy the mingling of the local and touristic crowds in this vibrant, lively square. Shopping for souvenirs in its many shops and stalls is a great way to enjoy the square along with eating its street food.

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