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    Tourist Attractions in Indonesia

    The most interesting and beautiful tourist attractions in Indonesia. Photos and a brief description.

    About Indonesia

    Indonesia is the largest island country in the world. The islands are washed by the waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Bali is the most popular among travelers. Its prices are several times higher than in Java and other less well-known ones. The economy of the region is developing, so holidays in Indonesia can be organized and carried out with great benefit for the budget.

    The culture and nature of the republic is rich and diverse. In total, there are eight UNESCO-protected sites on different islands. National traditions of construction and architecture allow you to see both very simple huts with thatched roofs and luxurious palaces on the islands of Indonesia. Grandiose Buddhist temples are a special reason to visit the country.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Indonesia

    Jakarta City

    The largest city in Indonesia, the capital. Located on the island of Java. Modern, densely populated, with high-rise buildings. Jakarta is home to the largest skyscraper in all of Indonesia. There are about 20 major attractions in the city: museums, a zoo, a planetarium. Here you can find many hotels of different comfort levels.

    Jakarta City
    Ubud City

    Ubud City

    A city with traditional Indonesian architecture, located in the heart of Bali Island. It is considered its cultural capital. There are many different objects of interest to tourists in and around it. It is famous, among other things, for the widest range of spa services.

    Java Island

    An island of jungles and volcanoes. The most populous island in the world. It has a rich history, traditions, and many monuments. On it stands the main cultural attraction of Indonesia — the Borobudur Temple.

    Java Island
    Bali Island

    Bali Island

    A tropical island with beautiful scenery and excellent service. There are hotels in Bali for every budget. It offers exceptional beach holidays and opportunities for water sports. The traditional culture and crafts of the island are actively developing and give tourists the opportunity to get acquainted with all their diversity.

    Forest of Monkeys in Ubud

    The main attraction of the city. A nature reserve among the jungles, where monkeys live and move freely (about 600 individuals). The park has a temple, sculptures and paths. Tourists get the opportunity to be one-on-one with nature and its nimble inhabitants.

    Forest of Monkeys in Ubud
    Rice terraces in Bali (Jatiluvi)

    Rice terraces in Bali (Jatiluvi)

    In the very center of the island there are rice fields where the popular cereal is grown in the traditional way, the old-fashioned way. Here you can see the fields themselves, the mountain Batukaru and the temple of the same name. An opportunity to get acquainted with traditional Indonesian landscapes and argo culture.

    Borobudur

    A monumental Buddhist temple complex on the island of Java. A World Heritage site, protected by UNESCO. An ancient monument that has lain under the ashes for many hundreds of years. It was opened by restorers at the end of the XIX century. A place of mass pilgrimage. It has the greatest artistic value.

    Borobudur
    Prambanan

    Prambanan

    A complex of temples on the island of Java. It was built in the 10th century, restored in the 19th. A World heritage monument. The restored buildings represent grandiose structures in height and stone decoration, visible from afar. Decorated in the traditional style of Buddhist and Hindu temples.

    Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah)

    The big cave in Bali, one of the most famous tourist sites of the island. Contains many grottoes (about 15). The walls are decorated with carvings depicting elephants and mythical creatures. Probably, it was previously of a religious nature and was a place of pilgrimage.

    Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah)
    Bat Cave (Goa Lavah)

    Bat Cave (Goa Lavah)

    The cave is located in one of the six main temples of Bali — Goa Lavah. It is home to a whole community of bats that fly out of the cave together every day at sunset. The tour should be planned by this time.

    Komodo National Park

    A group of islands united in a natural park. The main attraction is the mysterious monitor lizards walking around there. Huge lizards, dragons Komodo, saved from extinction and protected. During the tour, you can observe them and other representatives of the local fauna.

    Komodo National Park
    Ujung-Pendant

    Ujung-Pendant

    Java Island National Park. Preserves the pristine nature of the island and allows tourists to admire the rare Indonesian landscapes untouched by man. Rare and endangered animals live in the park.

    Bali Barat

    Bali National Park. The inhabitants of the land and coastal waters are protected and represent a wide variety of species. Almost the entire territory of the park is closed to tourists. When visiting the open area, you can go scuba diving and see the rare marine life of the region.

    Bali Barat
    Pura Tanah Lot Temple

    Pura Tanah Lot Temple

    A Hindu temple located very close to the coast of Bali. The building of traditional architecture is built on a small island and is considered a cultural symbol of Indonesia. Steps leading to the temple are carved into the rock. At low tide, the island is connected to the land by a narrow shoal. Tourists are not allowed into the temple, only believers.

    Pura Besakih Temple

    The main religious building of the island of Bali. It is located in the mountains, on the highest point of the island. The surrounding nature and buildings make up a unique composition, which tourists can admire only from the outside. The complex architectural composition consists of 22 temples richly decorated with stone carvings of the traditional style.

    Pura Besakih Temple
    Luhur Uluwatu Temple

    Luhur Uluwatu Temple

    One of the six most important and famous temples of Bali. It is located in a unique place — beautiful and inaccessible. An architectural ensemble is located on the very top of the cliff. You can walk to it in an hour. Monkeys frolic in front of the temple. Views of the Indian Ocean can be seen from the walls and the road.

    Bogorsky Botanical Garden

    Botanical Garden in Bogor in Java. It is considered the largest and oldest botanical garden in the world. It was founded at the beginning of the XIX century. The garden's collection represents all the variety of tropical plants from different places on Earth. A special decoration of the garden is ponds with lotuses and a greenhouse with orchids.

    Bogorsky Botanical Garden
    Mount Gunung Bintan

    Mount Gunung Bintan

    The attraction of Bintan Island. The mountain is covered with jungle, rivers run through it and waterfalls flow. Tourists climb to the very top, to the observation deck. On the way, you can explore the local tropical flora and fauna, swim in the baths of waterfalls.

    Taman Burung Bird and Reptile Park

    A natural park combined with a zoo of a "new type" — the inhabitants are in free open enclosures. Exotic birds walk freely in the park and give visitors the opportunity to observe them in an environment as close to natural as possible. The landscape structure of the park is rich and diverse. Birds and tourists walk among gardens, flowers and waterfalls.

    Taman Burung Bird and Reptile Park
    Tirtaganga Water Palace

    Tirtaganga Water Palace

    Architectural and park ensemble in the style of Bali. The palace was built in the mid-50s of the XX century and is a relatively young attraction of the island. Palace buildings and many reservoirs are arranged on the site of the "holy river". Both locals and tourists willingly spend time in organized baths. Carp live in numerous ponds and lotuses bloom. The entire territory is richly decorated with sculpture.

    Taman Sari Water Castle

    Taman Sari is located on the territory of the Yogyakarta palace complex, not far from the city of the same name. It is a complex of fifty buildings, some of which have been restored. The sultan built the castle for himself and his family. The architects paid special attention to water: the castle had a complex system of sewers, fountains, and a bath complex. The monument is protected by UNESCO, has world significance and value.

    Taman Sari Water Castle
    National Monument

    National Monument

    The 132-meter tower installed in Jakarta is a symbol of Indonesia's independence from the colonial invaders of the past. There are museums and an observation deck in the tower, which offers a panorama of the capital.

    Istiklal Mosque

    The largest mosque in Southeast Asia. The name translates as "independence". The mosque was built after the end of Dutch colonial rule in Indonesia, where the majority of the population is Muslim.

    Istiklal Mosque
    Bromo Volcano

    Bromo Volcano

    An active volcano on the island of Java. The height is about 2.5 thousand meters. It is accessible to tourists and is very popular with them. The crater of the volcano is constantly smoking, eruptions occur from time to time.

    Merapi Volcano

    The most active volcano in Indonesia. Major eruptions of this volcano follow regularly, with a period of 7 years. Small ones happen more often, but there is always a little activity. The volcano is a majestic black mountain with smoke coming from the crater — a sight so majestic that it has become one of the favorites of tourists.

    Merapi Volcano
    Krakatau Volcano

    Krakatau Volcano

    An active volcano in the Sunda Strait. According to one version, it was his eruption that caused the separation of Java and Sumatra. The last eruption almost destroyed the island on which the volcano was located.

    Lake Tobo (Toba)

    A large lake of volcanic origin (formed on the site of an ancient volcano) on the island of Sumatra. The local small-numbered Batak people live on the lake, which has its own distinctive culture and traditions. Tourists can combine traditional forms of recreation in the bosom of nature and learn the features of the unique Batak culture.

    Lake Tobo (Toba)
    Lake Bro

    Lake Bro

    Beautiful mountain lake on the island of Bali. It is located among mountains and jungles, in the former crater of a volcano. There is a temple on the lake Pura Oolong Danu, built in honor of the goddess of the reservoir. The lake and the temple are a unique natural and architectural ensemble. The place enjoys considerable attention of tourists. There is a water amusement park on the southern shore of the lake.

    Sipiso Piso Waterfall

    A high steep waterfall in the area of Lake Toba. Its source is an underground river, which finds an outlet at the top of the cliff. There are three viewing platforms near the waterfall, allowing you to enjoy the general view of the powerful water cascade and be directly next to it.

    Sipiso Piso Waterfall
    Munduk Waterfall

    Munduk Waterfall

    In the north of Bali is the village of Munduk and next to it the waterfall of the same name. Not the highest (25 meters), but very loud — the noise can be heard from afar. The waterfall is a steep dense stream of water falling vertically down with great pressure. It is located in the forest and is surrounded by greenery on all sides, the water flows beautifully among the greenery. There is a convenient observation deck.