Indonesia The Ultimate Travel Guide Best Places to Visit | Explore The Emerald of the Equator

Indonesia The Ultimate Travel Guide Best Places to Visit | Explore The Emerald of the Equator

18,000 Islands 300 languages spoken the largest archipelago in the world it's a
big island country offering myriad adventures
welcome to Indonesia join us as we discover the Emerald of the Equator misc
travelaffiliateguru.com” rel=”nofollow” >Travel Guide bringing you the ultimate travel guides Indonesia with over 18,000
islands 6,000 of them inhabited this largest Southeast Asian country is no
short of breathtaking sights inspiring diversity and deeply rooted histories
the Indonesian archipelago spreads over 5,200 kilometers between the Asian
mainland and Australia all of it within the tropics and comprises 18 thousand
islands
Indonesia has something unique to offer everyone from the cool white sands and
raucous volcanoes of Bali to the vibrant capital city of Jakarta
to the untouched lands of Sumatra you can always find something different here
this island nation has some of the largest remaining tracts of tropical
forests anywhere in the world and is home to several beautiful scuba diving
and snorkeling spots as well an overview of the best places to visit in Indonesia
Jakarta Indonesia s massive capital is a large bustling city with a population of
over 10 million sits on the northwest coast of the island of Java a historic
mix of cultures Javanese Malay Chinese Arab Indian and European has influenced
its architecture language and cuisine
the Old Town Kota tua is home to Dutch colonial buildings blood out jakarta's
Chinatown and the old port of cyndaquil Appa for traditional wooden shooters
dock central median Merdeka square is the
site of the National Monument or Mona's a marble obelisk with an observation
deck and the enormous Ishta Glau mosque the National Museum traces Indonesian
history through archipelago relics statues ceramic and jewelry
the city has numerous modern malls and specialist shopping areas such as the
antique market Jalan Surabaya offshore are the Thousand Islands some with beach
resorts some uninhabited all part of a marine National Park although the city
is known for its heavy traffic and high levels of pollution it is filled with an
exciting nightlife and vibrant shopping areas Lombok Lombok is an indonesian
island east of Bali and west of San Bao a part of the lesser Sunda Islands
it's known for beaches and surfing spots particularly Acuto and Bango Bango in
south Lombok
the motor-vehicle free gili islands gili trawangan gili air and Gili Meno a flan
box west coast offer more beaches briefs for diving and snorkeling and a sea
turtle hatchery to the west sing Giggy is a popular beach resort in the Gateway
to the ghillies west Lombok also has important temples most notably the 18th
century pearl links are and Matt Sorum the provincial capital home to craft
shops and historical museum museum Negri in the central highlands are gunning
rinjani National Park in Mount Rinjani an active volcano topped by a crater
lake that's a tracking and pilgrimage destination northern Lombok features
jungles waterfalls and traditional sac villages Lombok is often compared to its
closest neighbor Bali the island has the same kind of beautiful beaches and
volcanic sceneries with less commercialism and fewer crowds making it
one of the best places to visit in Indonesia fan dung capital of
Indonesia's west java province is a large city set amid volcanoes and tea
plantations it's known for colonial and Art Deco
architecture a lively university town feel and thanks to its 768 meter
elevation relatively cool tropical weather
nicknamed the Paris of Java during the Dutch colonial period van dong retains
1920s and 30s landmarks like the neoclassical ji-dong say it
c'├ętait building now the office of the provincial governor it has a rooftop
resembling the Indonesian skewered meat dish there's also the Art Deco mansion
Villa Isola and the Sudanese roofed ceremonial hall at the acclaimed
institut teknologi bandung nearby natural sights include tango pon para vu
upside down vote volcano with trekking and horseback riding above active
craters there's also the light turquoise crater lake cow op huge and patching
gang lake surrounded by tea plantations
Surabaya Surabaya is a port city on the Indonesian island of Java a vibrant
sprawling metropolis it mixes modern skyscrapers with canals and buildings
from its Dutch colonial past it has a thriving Chinatown and an Arab quarter
whose ample mosque dates to the 15th century
the Tugu palawan heroes monument honors the independence battle wage in surabaya
streets in 1945 the city's shopping options range from glitzy multi-level
shopping malls to overflowing chaotic bazaars and its food scene from street
stalls to upscale international restaurants on the city's outskirts the
modern enormous al-akbar mosque with its distinctive Bluegreen domes offers an
elevator ride to the top of a minaret with panoramic views for most foreign
visitors the city is merely a transport hub for locals Surabaya is closely
linked to the birth of the Indonesian nation as it was here that the battle
for independence began
bromo Tengger Samir you National Park a
lunar like landscape of epic proportions and surreal beauty the volcanic bromo
region is one of Indonesia's most breathtaking sights the bromo Tengger
Sameera National Park is best known for its awesome scenery of a vast ancient
volcanic crater and a host of picturesque volcanoes that have emerged
from it the park is named after two mountains mount Sameera mount bromo and
the Tanger people who inhabit the area
Samira is the highest mountain in Java as well as one of Indonesia's most
active volcanoes the smoldering cone of bromo stands in a sea of volcanic sand
surrounded by the lowering cliffs of the craters edge the bromo Tengger samara
national park covers a massive area of 800 square kilometres in the centre of
east java for anyone with an interest in volcanoes a visit to the park is a must
lake toba lake toba is one of the awesome natural wonders of the world
this enormous crater lake has an island almost the size of Singapore in its
centre at over 1145 square kilometers in a depth of 450 meters lake toba is
actually more like an ocean formed by a gigantic volcano eruption some 70,000
years ago is probably the largest resurgent caldera on earth
Tovah has been part of a traveller folklore for decades this grand ocean
blue lake found up among Sumatra's volcanic peaks is where the amiable
christian Batak people reside this is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and
one of the deepest lakes in the world
towba is a beautiful place to come and sit back relax and absorb some beautiful
pristine scenery as the lake sits 900 metres above sea level
there is a cooler climate here making a refreshing break from the heat humidity
and pollution of the city Joao Jakarta if Jakarta's Java's financial and
industrial powerhouse Jakarta is its sole
central to the islands artistic and intellectual heritage yoshikata is where
the Japanese language is at its purest the Arts at their brightest and its
traditions at their most visible Yoshi Carta often called joke shop is a city
on the Indonesian island of Java known for its traditional arts and a cultural
heritage its ornate 18th century royal complex or kraton encompasses the still
inhabited Sultan's palace show Jakarta together with its twin city
surakarta solo is the cradle of civilization on Java this city was a
seat of power that produced the Magnificent temples of Borobudur and
Prambanan in the eighth and ninth century in the new powerful matram
kingdom of the 16th and 17th century Joe Jakarta is known as neverending Asia for
its endless appeals this city is one of the foremost cultural centres of
Indonesia all of this and many more to explore has brought Joe Jakarta as the
second most visited destination in Indonesian after Bali
Raja Ampat Islands the sparsely populated Raja Ampat Islands comprise
more than 1500 islands just off Sarang with their sublime scenery of sleep
jungle covered Islands scorching white sand beaches
hidden lagoons spooky caves weird mushroom shaped islets and pellucid
turquoise waters Raja Ampat has to be one of the most beautiful island chains
in Southeast Asia located off the northwest tip of the island of New
Guinea Raja Ampat the four kings is a fast archipelago comprising over 1,500
small islands and Cays marine survey suggested the marine life diversity
around the Raja Ampat Islands is the highest recording on
earth making it one of the most famous dive destinations in the world the
staggering abundance of marine life is due in part to its incredibly low human
population density the Raja Ampat islands are a truly
natural phenomenon with enormous biological diversity the amazing marine
landscape means that underwater photography should be on the top of your
list during your stay however with Raja amp its natural conditions high endemic
level of land sea biodiversity coastal ecology and local culture and tradition
the islands offer more than just amazing landscapes to photograph
Bali Bali is one of the world's most popular island destinations and one
which consistently wins travel awards the very landscape rugged coastlines
tropical beaches lush rice terraces and volcanic hillsides all provide a
picturesque backdrop to its colorful deeply spiritual and unique and new
culture the combination of friendly people a magnificently visual culture
infused with spirituality and spectacular beaches with great surfing
and diving have made Bali the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia
Bali is one of the most evocative and popular tourist islands of the entire
Indonesian archipelago despite the clamor and chaos of the main
tourist areas the island is rich in natural beauty for the tractions for
every kind of traveler ubud is the heart of Bali a place where the culture of the
island is most accessible and it shares the island's most beautiful rice fields
and ancient monuments with the East and West Bali
tanah lot temple is one of Bali's most important lien marks in ancient Hindu
shrine perched on top of an outcrop admits constantly crashing waves
tonality empal is simply among volleys not to be missed icons the mere mention
of bali evokes thoughts of a paradise it's more than a place it's a mood an
aspiration a tropical state of mind
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