Things to Do While Visiting Indonesia Posted on March 8, 2019September 4, 2019 by Pepe De Wee Borobudur Temple Magelang Central Java Indonesia is located in Asia—Southeast Asia to be exact, this country has Jakarta as its capital city. It has around 17,504 islands but there are only five islands that are famous and big, which are Java. Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Papua. Indonesia is also a country that has a lot of local languages, almost every region in Indonesia has its language. Every year a lot of people want to visit Indonesia, they want to see the beaches, the mountains, the temples, and many other beautiful things. So here is the list of famous and beautiful places in Indonesia, places that everyone should visit when they are here, Pulau Komodo (Komodo Island) This island is located in Nusa Tenggara, it is the original habitat for Komodo. Komodo is the biggest lizard in the world. This island is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Thousands of Komodo live here. This place offers the beauty of its mainland and nature under the sea, a lot of things can enjoy here, like trekking, diving, and snorkeling. Trekking is one of the activities that people can do if they want to see Komodo directly. There is a beach called Pink Beach here, this is one of the beaches in the world that has pink sand. Trio Gili Just like its name, it has three islands in Lombok, those three islands are Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. Gili Trawangan is the most famous among the other two because this is the biggest and there are some cafes and bars there. A lot of nice things that people can do here, such as sunbathing, diving, and snorkeling. The visitors here are also able to rent a bike or Cidomo—it is a wagon that is pulled by the horse so people can sit in the wagon to go around the island. Even though Gili Trawangan is the most famous one, if people do not want to be surrounded by other visitors, Gili Meno and Gili Air are perfect for them. The situation there is more quite than Gili Trawangan. Raja Ampat Raja Ampat is like a bunch of islands that are located in Papua, there are four main islands here—Waigeo, Misool, Salawati, and Batanta. The undersea living here is well known because of its beauty, this is one of the best places to dive in the world. People can see and found 75% of marine biota here, the best time to dive is around October and November. Visitors are also able to do trekking while they are enjoying the daily living of people who live in the village there. They can also see how people there make the statue of the Amat tribe and traditional instrument. Danau Sentani (Sentani Lake) People who visit Indonesia can see this biggest lake in Papua, it is the biggest in Papua because its wide is 9,360 are and it is placed 75 meters above the sea level. Things that visitors can do here are fishing, swimming, or going around the lake by some boats that are rented. If people still want to do another thing, they can simply walk around in the village while talking to the locals and enjoying the foods that the villagers sell. There is a festival in July, it is called Festival Danau Sentani (Sentani Lake Festival). This annual festival will show the visitors the shows and dances from Papua, some foods from Papua will be sold there too. Bali When people visit Indonesia, almost all of them want to visit Bali. It is already very famous for people all around the world, a lot of hidden gems here. Visitors will have so many options for places that they want to visit—mountains, beaches, swings, rice fields, temples, caves, and other beautiful places. Some famous places that people like to visit are Kuta Beach, Legian Beach, Tanah Lot Temple, and Ubud village. Some people that have visited Bali said they like Bali because it has a lot of traditional cultures. Bali always keeps its natural cultures even though a lot of foreigners visit Bali. Taman Laut Bunaken (Bunaken Sea Garden) This sea has a lot of beautiful corals, seaweed, and fish. It has more than 30 points of diving place that become the favorite places for divers from Indonesia and abroad. People can dive with fish or submarines that have provided there. Those submarines have windows that have transparent glass, it will make people who use it are able to see the undersea living easily, especially for those who are not able to swim. Candi Borobudur (Borobudur Temple) This temple is the biggest Buddist temple in the world, located in Magelang, Central Java. This is such a perfect place to enjoy the sunset, so this place will give the visitors nature and culture feel at the same time. Usually, if people want to enjoy the sunset, they will have to be there around 4 AM. There are 72 stupas and one main stupa at the top of the temple, the myth says if we can touch Buddha that is placed inside the stupas, the dreams will come true. We can also buy some souvenirs in the market there, like key chains, bags, a miniature of the temples, and some other traditional stuff. When it is Vesak day, a lot of Buddist from Thailand and Tibet visit Borobudur to celebrate it there. Its ritual becomes the most attractiveness for visitors, the top event for this ritual is flying the lampions follow with prayers for a year ahead. Those are just some recommended places for people who plan to visit Indonesia. There are still a lot of nice and beautiful places that people can visit and enjoy. Indonesia has a lot of hidden and amazing places to explore. It is a paradise for those who love nature since Indonesia is also well known because of its gorgeous nature. Cultures, diversity and unique things are also another reason why people from other countries want to visit Indonesia.