Tourism in Indonesia is continuously increasing and has even doubled over the past decade. Indonesia has named it one of the major drivers in the economy at the moment and the government is currently hoping to replicate Bali’s success as a tourist destination to other locations in Indonesia.
Indonesia is located near the equator and this makes it a perfect place to visit all year round. It is generally hot all year round regardless of whether there is rainfall or not. October to March tend to be the rainy seasons in Indonesia and sometimes flooding may be an issue, especially if you are planning on traveling to a small town within the country. It tends to be cooler between the months of June to August and this time is usually the best time to visit the country.
Bali is considered to be one of the most popular destinations of Indonesia with most travelers visiting during school holidays and breaks. June has a few festivals in Indonesia such as the Bali Arts Festival as well as the Kite Fair which attract a number of tourists. Here are a few destinations to visit in Indonesia to make the most of your trip;
Dieng Plateau is considered as both a natural and cultural destination. The highland has beautiful mountain views and jungles which attract a considerable amount of tourists especially for their traditional festivals, dances, and music. It is located over 2000 meters above sea level and is considered one of the coolest places to visit in Indonesia both weather wise and culturally.
The Borobudur Temple is considered as one of the world largest Buddhist sanctuaries. It is a beautiful place to visit not just for its religious attributes but also for its beauty. The temple showcases the country’s religion, culture, and architecture and has a number of stone carvings and scenic views that are interesting to learn about.
Komodo National Park
The Komodo lizard is one of the most fascinating creatures in the world, and lucky for you, you can get to see them in the wild at the Komodo National Park. The national park is made up of three islands, Rinca, Padar, and Komodo. The islands have beautiful beaches and amazing hills and underwater wildlife.
Raja Ampat is a must visit tropical paradise. It offers over 520 species of coral, together with over 1000 types of fish to view. The island remains largely untouched as its remotely located. It serves as a diver paradise as well as the perfect place to view birds, take pictures of the wildlife and generally an amazing place to visit for a luxury vacation away on a faraway island.
Mount Bromo is a popular excursion that tourists take when in Indonesia. The volcano is often surrounded by a multicolored sky and even smoke. The volcano also shares the backdrop of a beautiful desert as well as mountains and hills.
Ubud is the center of Bali’s culture. When visiting Ubud it’s imperative that you see some of Indonesia’s art galleries as well as traditional performances. One of the most famous spots to visit in Bali is the Tegalalang Rice Terrace. The area also has beautiful jungles and serene rivers that are also the home for wellness centers.
Lake Toba is Indonesia’s largest lake and it’s absolutely stunning from every direction. The lake is almost twice the size of Singapore and is surrounded by hills and greenery as well. While visiting you get the chance to view the amazing Batak culture. You also have the chance to visit Samosir which is a beautiful island located in the middle of Lake Toba.
Tanjung Putting National Park
The national park remains pristine and untouched and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fresh air as you relax listening to birds chirping. It is also the home to the orangutan which is an adorable primate that is bound to steal your heart with its compassion and wit.
The Derawan islands are located in East Kalimantan and are made up of six islands each with its own unique set of adventures and charm. Maratua Island is known for its beautiful sea caves and luxury resorts. Kakaban Island gives you the chance to swim in a lake filled with stingless jellyfish. Sanagalaki Island, on the other hand, is famous for its diving and snorkeling activities where you get the chance to see the beautiful coral, turtles, and even manta rays. The islands are located in a somewhat remote area making it one of the islands that still has its natural beauty.
Bangka Belitung Islands
The Bangka Belitung Islands are located off Sumatra and are commonly known for their white sand beaches and palm trees. The islands are also home to interesting cultural and historical landmarks which can be traced back to Indonesia colonial era.
Wae Rebo Village
The Wae Rebo Village is located in Flores and has become a popular spot for tourists. It showcases traditional cone-shaped house paired with beautiful backdrops of mountains that are simply picturesque. The village is quite remote and has thriving greenery and wildlife.
Lombok is often characterized as being similar to Bali in terms of its beaches and overall landscape and is easily a preferred tourist destination. One of the sights to visit is Gili islands which are just off the coast of Lombok as you get the chance to experience local hip bars as well as their luxury resorts.
The Nusa islands are made up of three islands just off the coast of Bali. The islands, Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan all have to showcase their beautiful underwater life, translucent water, and amazing wildlife. The islands are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving and you can even enjoy hiking, cliff jumping and other activities.
Bukittingi is a town located off Sumatra and is largely known to attract tourists all year round for its cultural and historical background. The town showcases Japanese World War II tunnels and has other sights to offer such as traditional markets and Sianok Canyon.