Indonesia is Asia’s one of the largest countries in size and 4th in population as compared to the world, with 18,110 group of Islands, in which 6000 is only inhabited. It has approximately 240 million population and 300 ethnic groups who speak more than 500 different languages.
This beautiful Asian country has numerous attractions that offer an unforgettable adventure for every traveler, from its ancient Hindu temples to breathtaking active volcanoes, and from its serene crater lake to wild Komodo Dragons, and also amazing underwater diving in largely untouched waters. Shopping ideas have chosen foremost the Most Visited Tourist Attractions in Indonesia, these are best tourists spots in Indonesia that are chosen by the real travelers who visited this culturally rich country.
Top Tourists Attractions and Places to Visit In Indonesia
Bali an Island in Indonesia is the most popular tourist attraction in Indonesia, because of its exotic beaches, forested volcanic mountains, rocky landscapes, religious temples, and much more. It is known as the Paradise in Indonesia for tourists, and the most visited destination in Indonesia.
Some of the Bali’s Points of Interest:
- Tanah Lot (Island temple with water views )
- Seminyak (Beaches, Pura Petitenget & shopping )
- Uluwatu Temple (Ancient Hindu temple with ocean vistas )
- Sanur, Bali (Laid-back beaches & Pura Blanjong Temple )
- Ubud Monkey Forest (Temple complex with many monkeys )
- Mount Batur (Mountain and volcano )
- Legian (Beaches, surfing, shopping, and nightlife )
- Bali Safari and Marine Park (Safari and park )
- Mount Agung (Mountain )
- Pura Ulun Danu Bratan (Lake and temple )
2. Borobudur Buddhist Temple
This Ancient temple in Indonesia has a long history, which dated back to 9th century. Located 25 miles from northwest of Yogyakarta city on Java Island, build the kingdom of Sailendra between 8th to 9th centuries. It is one of the largest and most famous culturally important landmarks in Indonesia and world. This UNESCO World Heritage site, Borobudur Temple is famous Buddhist temple in the world, because it hosts 504 Buddha statues.
3. Tanjung Puting
Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo Island, Central Kalimantan province of Indonesia, is home world’s largest orangutan in the world. It’s a popular ecotourism destination for tourists to view wildlife, the park includes exotic wildlife such as gibbons, birds, clouded leopards, sun bears, crocodiles, pythons, reptiles, and most famous orangutans.
4. Gili Islands
Tiga Gili Locally Know as Gili Islands are a group of 3 small islands which are Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air near northwest in Lombok. Now it has become most popular tourist’s attractions in Lombok, because of its picturesque islands that offer very relaxed, mesmerizing Beaches and pollution free environment. Tourists can enjoy ultimate remote island experience that is rare to find in these days around the world.
5. Komodo National Park
One of the most visited and most favorite tourist’s spots in Indonesia is the Komodo National Park, this Park is located in the Lesser Sunda Islands and of which three are most famous such as Komodo, Rincah, and Padar and around some 26 tiny Islands. This park is the home of world largest living reptile, with a population of 5,700 giant Komodo Dragons.
6. Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud
Ubud Monkey Forest commonly known as the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud n is a Hindu temple Complex which is known as the heart of Bali. The monkey species found in this forest are commonly found all over Southeast Asia. What makes this the most visited attractions in Indonesia is because it combines Balinese Hinduism aspects of several different religions.
7. Mount Bromo
One of best most known active volcano in the world is Mount Bromo, and it is part of the Tengger massif in East Java at a Height of 2,329 meters. It is part of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park which also include other Volcano’s such Mount Merapi, and Mount Semeru, which the highest peak in Java. What make Mount Bromo famous tourists attractions in Indonesia and Java is because of its violent eruptions and dangerous beauty. Last Eruptions was occurred on July 11, 2016.
8. Tana Toraja
Tana Toraja home of the Toraja ethnic group, in the highland region of South Sulawesi Province of Indonesia. There boat-shaped houses and other buildings feel you like that you’ve stepped far back in time. Torajans are the most welcoming and friendliest people you ever meet while traveling around the world. The best tourist attraction In Tana Toraja are their gruesome funeral rites, they kept a person’s body after his/her death for several years, until the actual funeral ceremony is held involving plenty of food and traditional dance which can last for several days, and then the body is finally buried in a hollow tree or in a small cave. Some people said that they obsessed with the idea of death.
9. Baliem Valley
Baliem valley also known as the Grand Valley in the highlands of Western New Guinea offers tourists to experience a glimpse of the Stone Age world. Until 1938 this valley is not known by outside world, when an aerial reconnaissance flight from Jayapura discovered a large farming population. This population is occupied by the Warm Dani people. One of the main tourist’s attractions in Baliem valley is to experience the mountain views, gawk at the roaring rivers, and discover tribal villages.
This place looks like magical because of its underwater fish species. It Is known as the most famous snorkeling and dive areas in Indonesia, and it is part of the Bunaken Marine Park, Bunaken Island is located north of the island of Sulawesi,
Tip: Dive in Bunaken in the months of April and November where you can explore 70% of fish species that live in western Pacific Ocean.