A country of more than 17k islands

Whenever we think about Indonesia, the word “Bali “quickly comes in our mind. Yes, Bali is a representation of Indonesia. However, there are a lot to do and see in this country of more than 17 thousand islands. Indonesia is another popular tourist destination and wonderful country to explore spectacular pink sand beaches, incredible wildlife and nature, exotic volcanoes, amazing culture and amiable people.

Indonesia is a diverse country in terms of ethnic groups, amazing landscape, languages and much more. The country was declared independent in 1945 after British, Japanese, dutch and Portuguese colonialism. The Republic of Indonesia is located in South East Asia and known as the world’s largest island country.

Jakarta is a capital of Indonesia. Officially, it’s a Muslim majority country, however other state religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholicism and Protestantism.

Surabya, Bekasi, Bandung and Medan are the important cities of the country while Bali, Lombok, Java and Sumatra arethemost amazing islands for tourists to visit.

Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is an official language of the country which is a form of Malay language and mixture of loan words from dutch, Portuguese and even Arabic.

Best Time to Visit Indonesia

Indonesia’s temperature varies throughout the year. It’s a hot country with a lot of humidity. It has two main seasons the dry season & the rainy season. The best time to travel Indonesia is during dry season which is from May to September, during this time of the year there are no rainy clouds at all and tourists can enjoy Scuba diving, mountaineering and beaches. Similarly, wet season starts from October and ends in April. During this time heavy down pour happens, but lasts almost in 1-2 hours that won’t ruin your whole day. But always check weather condition before visiting any place to avoid every kind of inconvenience. During this time, you will find cheap air fares, economical hotel rates and less crowded public spots.

Things to-do and see at Indonesia

If you are planning to visit Indonesia in 2023 then following are the best places and activities to-do.

Visit to Borobudur

Borobudur is known as the most attractive tourist attraction in Indonesia as well as top Unesco World heritage site. It is located in Magelang, Central java and considered world’s largest Buddhist Temple. You can enjoy the incredible sun rise and sun set from Borobudur which is one of the most memorable things to-do in Indonesia.

Climb the volcanoes

Volcanoes are something that always fascinate people. Therefore, Indonesia is a best place to discover them, as it has 400 volcanoes out of which 130 are active. Some of the volcanoes are open for tourists at Mount Bromo in Java and Mount Batur in Bali. So if you are really adventure freak then go for hike and witness the view of volcanoes.

Admire the water falls

Water falls are always considered tourist attractions and the best waterfalls in Indonesia are located at Java, Sumatra, and even Bali and Lombok. One of the tallest falls in Indonesia can be seen at North Sumatra’s Ponot waterfall which is more than 250 meters tall in height. Similarly, the other places to chase waterfalls are at Ciletuh Geopark in West Java.

Touch the wild side at Komodo Island

Komodo island is known as a home to 25 different rare species of animal kingdom and now it has been named as one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. It is near Bali and located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. It is one of the places in the world where you can find komodo dragons out of the captivating while living in nature. You can get the services of a guide while on a trip to komodo island.

Refresh yourself at Pink Beach

The most recommending thing for the tourists is to visit Pink beach. It’s an amazing beach at komodo island where the sand is truly pink with turquoise water and people can only reach there by boat.

Watersports at Lake Toba

Lake Toba is located in North Sumatra. It is one of the largest lake in Indonesia as well as the largest volcanic lake in the world. It’s a best place for swimming and water sports for tourists. You can also visit the traditional houses of the native people nearby to get to know about their culture.

Stroll around the Terraces

Bali is known for its green rice terraces and one can also witness lovely crops, all over java, Lombok, and many such islands.

Explore the local culture

 Although Bali is a famous tourist destination. However, it is one of the top cultural destination in the country. It still has a lot of cultural things to soak up such as language, dress, infrastructure and traditions. You can go for street shopping in Bali to get souvenirs.

Visit to Prambanan Temple

Prambanan Temple is an ancient Hindu temple, which is located in Yogyakarta city. The best time to visit the place is right before the sun set when lights around it creates a great impact. You can also enjoy the amazing view of the place at night from a restaurant nearby.

Tips before visiting Indonesia

  • Always choose weather wisely
  • Pack clothes according to weather conditions. (Especially if you are planning to travel in rainy season)
  • Respect country rules like take off your shoes before visiting any building (home, hotel and even souvenir shops)
  • It is prohibited in the country to ask elderly people their name
  • Drug laws are extremely strict in the country
  • Don’t drink tap Water
  • Always get travel insurance

Thanks for reading, hope it will help you while planning a trip to Indonesia …!!!

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