How far have you explored tourist attractions in Indonesia? From Sabang to Merauke, there are many tourist attractions that you can visit during your vacation. Representing the extraordinary and perfect natural beauty, ranging from mountain ranges to the richness of the underwater world that is able to lull the heart and mind. Are you a fan of mountain, beach, or even savanna tourism? Don’t worry, Indonesia has all these tourist spots and you would definitely be embarrassed to miss them.
In addition to abundant natural wealth, Indonesian culture is also very diverse. Each region in the country has a distinctive culture that makes this country more colorful. Well, for those of you who still think that tourist attractions in Indonesia are exactly like that, you are wrong! You see, there are so many hidden paradises in Indonesia that will surprise you. Curious? Let’s take a look at the 7 best tourist attractions in Indonesia below.
1. Komodo Island
Komodo Island is one of the must-visit tourist destinations in East Nusa Tenggara. In 1986, UNESCO added this tourist site to the list of World Heritage Sites. The island which is home to the Komodo dragon will be protected and listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011.
There are many interesting things to do here, from trekking, snorkeling to diving. For trekking you can do it with a group and guide. Along the way, you may encounter Komodo dragons resting or hunting for prey. In addition, there is also Pink Beach which is one of the seven beaches in the world with reddish sand. When the waves crash, the red color will be more clearly visible.
2. Raja Ampat
This is one of the most beloved prima donna in the world of Indonesian tourism. Its natural beauty makes this tourist area widely known among domestic and foreign tourists. Raja Ampat itself is a collection of islands at the tip of Papua. There are four main islands here, namely Batanta, Misul, Salawati and Waigeo. There is no doubt about the underwater natural wealth of Raja Ampat.
Because the waters of Raja Ampat are known as one of the best snorkeling and diving spots in the world. If you want to come here, come in October and November, which are considered the best times due to the perfect weather and water conditions. In addition to exploring the underwater beauty, there are other delights that you can enjoy in this place, ranging from visiting people’s homes, buying handicrafts, and so on.
3. Bunaken Marine Park
Bunaken Marine Park is one of the tourist attractions that was again designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (2005). This is due to the richness and diversity of beautiful marine life, ranging from seaweed, coral reefs, to various types of fish. This tourist spot has more than 30 dive sites that are popular among domestic and foreign divers.
If you are afraid to dive directly, you don’t need to worry, because here there is a submarine that can be an alternative for those of you who want to see firsthand the beauty of the underwater world. This ship has clear glass walls that make it easy for you to see underwater life without being exposed to water.
4. Borobudur Temple
Who does not know Borobudur Temple? The temple, which is the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1991. Located in the city of Magelang, Borobudur temple was built during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty. Its location on top of high hills goes through a development process that takes between 75 to 100 years.
During Vesak celebrations, Borobudur Temple becomes a gathering place for many Buddhists from all over the world. This ritual has become one of the tourist attractions in the area, one of which is the launching of lanterns into the sky as the peak event.
5. Dieng Plateau
The Dieng Plateau is one of the Dieng plateaus which is surrounded by two regencies, namely Wonosobo Regency and Banjarnegara Regency. Dieng Tourism Object is always crowded with tourists, both local and foreign. Located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, this tourist attraction is in the form of a caldera surrounded by active mountains.
Its location at an altitude makes this area very cold. During a certain period, the temperature can reach minus. There are many interesting places here, such as Chandramuk Crater, Color Lake, Arjuna Temple Complex, Sikunir Hill and others.
6. Mount Bromo
Back in East Java, there is one tourist destination that you must visit while on vacation. Mount Bromo, one of the active volcanoes, is located at an altitude of 2,329 meters above sea level. This mountain is one of the places of pride for the people of East Java with exotic volcanic mountain views.
Mount Bromo does save beautiful natural scenery. Here you will see the beauty of nature from a height and from different angles. There is much to see here, such as Teletubbies Hill, the sandy expanse of the Bromo Sea and many beautiful craters.
7. Tana Toraja
Crossing Makassar, South Sulawesi, there is Tana Toraja which is one of Indonesia’s world-famous tourist destinations. Tana Toraja itself is known by its people who still adhere to rules, beliefs and rituals. Tana Toraja does have extraordinary natural beauty, ranging from mountains, green hills and ancestral culture that is still preserved today.
Go to Tana Toraja, don’t forget to visit Batutumonga. This area which is known as one of the countries above the clouds is the best place to see almost all the beauty of Tana Toraja, including Rantepao. The best time to visit this place is in the morning to enjoy the sunrise.
8. Lake Toba
Lake Toba, North Sumatra
Since Silangit Airport opened last year, the number of tourists visiting Lake Toba in North Sumatra has increased. Lake Toba is included in the 10 New Bali destinations developed by the government. In addition to the legendary tourist attractions of Lake Toba and Samosir Island, it turns out that there are interesting places to explore around this area, what are they?
* Bobok mountain elephant. If you want to hunt sunrise or sunrise then go hiking on this hill. From Mount Gajah Bobok you can see the very beautiful masterpiece of God.
* Mount Pusuk Bukhit. This mountain is an active volcano in northern Sumatra. From a height of about 1972 meters above sea level, you will find an amazing view
*Other attractions around Lake Toba: Paropo, Siadtaratas Hill, Bakkara Country, Holbung Samosir, Tele Samosir Observation Tower, Efrata and Situmurun Waterfalls, Sapo Juma Tonggin Flower Park, Gibeon Hill Baths, Simarjarunjung Indus Hill, Tomok Tourism Village (Sigale ) . – typhoon statues, tombs of ancient Batak kings, Batak people museum), etc.
Here are 8 tourist attractions in Indonesia that must be visited. How about this, very interesting isn’t it? Thus, the charm of Indonesian tourism cannot be doubted, because from Sabang to Merauke, you can find many interesting tourist attractions. Happy holidays!