Indonesia is one of the countries with a lot of natural and cultural wealth. Located in the Southeast Asia region, this country is a neighboring country of Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines. Indonesia is currently still part of the country with the biggest economic power, which is ranked 16th in the world. One of the supports of Indonesia’s economic strength is its tourism sector. With the tagline “Wonderful Indonesia”, Indonesian tourism has many types of tourist attractions, even practically complete, from marine tourism, cultural tourism, to nature reserve tourism. Here are 10 interesting tourist attractions in Indonesia that you must visit.
Lake Toba (Danau Toba)
Lake Toba is the largest natural lake in Indonesia and is the largest volcanic lake in the world. It is called a volcano lake because of the position of Lake Toba which is located in the Super Volcano caldera. Lake Toba has a length of 100 km and a width of 30 km and a depth of 1600 meters. This lake is located in the province of North Sumatra. In Lake Toba, you will see the magnificent landscape. You can see it from the nearby hill or mountain, such as Mount Pusuk Buhit or take a boat to cross this lake.
Belitung Island (Pulau Belitung)
Belitung Island is one of two large islands in the Bangka Belitung Islands province. Belitung Island is starting to get the first big spotlight from domestic tourists in 2008-2009. The spotlight came after one of the best-selling national films titled “Laskar Pelangi” (Rainbow Troops) aired. This film takes the background of Belitung Island and explore its natural beauty. And the beauty of this place eventually also spread to foreign countries. Tanjung Tinggi beach is one of the tourists points that you must visit.
Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, and Ratu Boko Palace
Indonesia is known for its remarkable historical relics of the Hindu-Buddhist era, including these three temples which are located close together. Borobudur Temple is located in Magelang, Central Java. Borobudur Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the world, as well as being the largest Buddhist monument in the world. This stupa-shaped temple was built in 780-840 AD.
Prambanan Temple is the biggest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia. The architecture of this building is tall and slender following Hindu architecture in general. This temple is thought to have been built in the 9th century. This temple is especially dedicated to the Trimurti, the three main Hindu deities namely Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. This temple is located in Sleman, Yogyakarta province, 50 km from Borobudur Temple.
Ratu Boko Temple is located on a hill with a height of 195.97 m above sea level. Ratu Boko Temple is also commonly called the Ratu Boko Palace because it is a royal ruins area. For you lovers of sunset, this place is suitable to be visited because it will get a view of the beautiful golden hour sky. This area is located in the Sleman area, Yogyakarta province, 3 km from Prambanan Temple.
Malioboro is one of the street names in the city of Yogyakarta. This street or area stretches from Yogyakarta Monument (Tugu Yogyakarta) to the Yogyakarta Post Office crossroad. There are many historical attractions on this road, including Tugu Yogyakarta, Gedung Agung, Pasar Beringharjo, and Benteng Vrederbug. Also, this area is famous for shopping, from traditional culinary to batik clothing. Also, various art performances displayed on the streets helped enliven this road. This area is now a pedestrian-friendly area, suitable for those of you who are traveling around comfortably.
Mount Bromo (Gunung Bromo)
Mount Bromo is an active volcano in the province of East Java. This mountain has an altitude of 2,329 meters above sea level. The shape of the Mount Bromo consists of valleys as well as canyons with caldera and sea of sand covering a vast area, becoming a beautiful sight. For those of you who don’t like climbing, you don’t need to worry because Mount Bromo is a mountain that is very friendly for amateur climbers. Towards Mount Bromo is easier because it does not have to be done on foot because there are jeeps ready to serve the trip. You can even use a two-wheeled vehicle to reach this place. In the eyes of amateurs to professionals, Mount Bromo does have its special features and charm.
Bali is the name of one of the provinces in Indonesia. However, you can say, there are many interesting tourist attractions and you can visit here. If you are a lover of beaches and surfing, you can go to Kuta Beach. If you want to enjoy the sunset by the beach while waiting for dinner or just relax, you can come to Jimbaran. If you want a calm atmosphere in a village that is rich in art and culture, you can visit the Ubud or Panglipuran area. If you want to see the sea from a high place, you can come to Uluwatu or Nusa Penida.
In Bali, you can also see one of UNESCO’s cultural heritage, the Cultural Landscape of Subak Bali. This culture is a rural landscape and terraced rice fields in Bali, with a subak system and temples and temples around it. Subak is a paddy management organization based on local wisdom of the Balinese that illustrates the harmonious relationship between God, humans and the natural surroundings.
Komodo National Park (Taman Nasional Komodo)
The Komodo National Park is located in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. This national park consists of many islands, one of which is Komodo Island. On Komodo Island, you will be able to see komodo dragons, a type of giant meat-eating lizard. Komodo Island itself is a habitat for native Komodo dragons. Komodo, by far, is the largest lizard in the world, with lengths of up to 2-3 meters. Because of human activity, dragons are very vulnerable to extinction. Therefore, Komodo Island, along with Rinca Island, Padar Island, and the surrounding small islands, were made into the conservation of the Komodo National Park. This national park has also become a UNESCO-recognized heritage site.
Besides komodo, you can also see the beauty of Pink Beach. Named the Pink Beach because the sand has a pink color. This pink beach on Komodo Island is one of the pink beaches, out of a total of 7 in the world. Padar Island is also a must for you to visit if you want to see a beautiful view of the sea from the top of the hill.
Derawan Island (Kepulauan Derawan)
Derawan is an island in the Berau regency, East Kalimantan. This island is famous for its marine tourism objects. Activities that you can do at Derawan include diving, seeing the turtle nesting process, also enjoying a clean and beautiful beach because it is free of rubbish. Derawan underwater park is an object that you cannot miss because of the many coral reefs and marine organisms that amaze the eyes.
Bunaken National Park (Taman Nasional Bunaken)
Bunaken National Park is located in the province of North Sulawesi. This national park is located in a strategic area, which is in the World Coral Triangle. The amazing underwater enchantment will be found here. Bunaken National Park has a very rich coral reef ecosystem. There are around 390 species of coral reefs in this region. Also, there are about 90 species of fish living in the waters of this region. So, if you visit the area, you should not miss the diving activities.
Raja Ampat Islands (Kepulauan Raja Ampat)
The Raja Ampat Islands are located on the eastern island of Indonesia, Papua Island, precisely in the province of West Papua. Raja Ampat Islands consists of 4 of the largest islands, namely, Weigo, Misool, Salawati, and Batanta. Raja Ampat Islands waters are one of the best waters for diving sites around the world. It might also be recognized as number one for the completeness of underwater flora and fauna at this time. Raja Ampat waters have around 75% of the world’s marine species. The Raja Ampat sea and land area, which has an area of 4.6 million hectares, is home to 540 species of coral, 1,511 species of fish and thousands of other marine biotas. That’s 10 tourist attractions that you must visit if you tour the country of Indonesia. Indonesia is a vast country, so there are many other tourist attractions that you can explore. Indonesia will never run out to fascinate you. Visit Indonesia, enjoy Indonesia. This is a Wonderful Indonesia!