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Indonesia is an archipelago of diverse cultures and ethnicities. It has over 13,500 islands within its jurisdiction that make it a venturesome tourist getaway destination and provides a deep cultural understanding due to the heritage sites built around it. Apart from wandering into the busy lanes of Jakarta, you can visit the hamlets of Tana Toraja, engage with the ephemeral beauty of the beaches in Bali, experience the magnanimity of volcanoes within the region and dive into the deep waters to explore the wildlife and enriched aquatic species.
The state of the art experiences of such versatile explorations can be done at these top 10 tourist attractions in Indonesia:
The well-maintained and culturally significant ruins of Borobudur date back to the 8th century and have now become a UNESCO world heritage site. The structure of this sacred space is built in the form of a Buddhist Mandala and offers a spectacular contrast against the clear skies on a sunlit day.
Located in Lombok, Gili Islands pose as a spectacular archipelago of party, culture, and exploration in Indonesia. The three islands are known for their own specialties and have become a popular backpack destination for the wanderers out there.
Komodo National Park
Komodo Dragons are the closest thing to a dragon residing on multiple islands on Indonesia. At Komodo National Park, not only can visitors admire the scaly layout of komodo dragons, but they also engage with other adventurous activities like canoeing, hiking, and snorkeling.
Amid the archipelago, lie steaming rocks of heat, and one of them is Mount Bromo. This volcano resides within the periphery of Bromo Tengerr Semeru National Park along with Mount Semeru – the highest summit located in Java. The spectacular sight of white smoke spewing out of its mouth makes for a surrealistic appeal.
Tana Toraja does not only harness the ethnicity of Indonesia but also its architectural marvelousness. The boat-shaped houses with other architectural layouts have given this place a new zeal of modernity while sticking to the long-drawn roots of tradition.
Lake Toba is yet another natural wonder of Indonesia. It resided near a volcano and was formed out of a crater at least 69,000 to 77,000 years old due to a catastrophic eruption of the volcano. Fishing, water skiing, trekking, and mountaineering are common activities at the lake.
Another magnificent volcano within the archipelago, Gunumg Rinjani is now a subtle site f mild eruptions, but back in the 13th century, it is said to have produced a catastrophic eruption most powerful in the entire human history.
Pura Tanah Lot
In the spiritual and sacred city of Bali lies Pura Tanah Lot – a temple overlooking the sea built on ancient rock formations of the place. However, the temple is no partly artificially constructed, like most of it deteriorated due to natural phenomena. There is an evening market held around the temple from where you can buy dainty Balinese souvenirs.
Banda Islands, Indonesia
Another popular island destinations in Lombok, the Banda Islands are a group of ten islands that reach a depth of 6,500 meters. It is a haven for divers and sailors to explore the area and the wildlife underwater in all its glory.
Sacred Monkey Forest, Indonesia
Within the wilderness of Sacred Monkey Forest lies an ancient Hindu temple. This temple is surrounded my long-tail macaques and various other species of monkey from South Asia. It is located beside Padangtegal, a small village whose architecture has attracted many artists from all around the world.