Top 10 Most Exhilarating Places to Visit in Indonesia

Fort Marlborough Bengkulu Sumatera

Do you plan to visit Indonesia? Going on a holiday is fun and all but choosing the right holiday destination is another thing. We believe that choosing the right destination is the key to an exhilarating holiday. Indonesia is one of the best holiday destinations that you might want to consider if you plan to go on holiday. If you have never heard of this country before, this country is located in Southeast Asia. The country is the 4th most populous country in the whole wide world with over 250 million people. Almost all parts of Indonesia have a tropical climate. This is the reason behind the everlasting summer in Indonesia. Well, to be honest, it is not that everlasting. Sometimes it is raining too in Indonesia. This warm and humid climate is the reason why there are so many unique animals and plants in Indonesia. Indonesia is an archipelago it consists of more than 17,000 islands. Indonesia along with all its beautiful, unique, and diverse flora and fauna attracts so many tourists from many parts of the world. Since there are so many magnificent places to visit in Indonesia it can be a little bit confusing to choose the best holiday destination. Worry not, we are going to provide you with the top ten places to visit in Indonesia. Check this out!

Wae Rebo Village

Although this tourist attraction is not as famous as the others, you might want to consider this holiday destination if you happen to visit Indonesia. Wae Rebo Village is located in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. The village is located on the moor and it is quite remote. You can enjoy nature at its finest from up there. What is even greater about Wae Rebo Village is the shape of the houses. The houses there are shaped like a cone. This unique architecture is an irresistible attraction to tourists. If you are into mountains, mist, village, or unique architecture, this village is a place that you might want to visit.

Fort Marlborough

The next in our list of top ten most exhilarating places to visit in Indonesia is called Fort Marlborough. The Fort is located in Bengkulu. The history of this forest dates back to the 18th century. The fort was built by East India Company (EIC) and finished in 1713. The British army used this fort to defend their position from any hostile forces. Fort Marlborough is built upon a 4.4 hectares land. The fort stands at approximately 8-8.5 meters. Inside the fort, you can see there are some buildings with triangular roofs. Moreover, Fort Marlborough is believed to be the second strongest fort ever built on the east.

Peucang Island

The third destination on our list is called Peucang Island. This island might not as famous as other holiday destinations but this island is really important. UNESCO (United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) selected Peucang Island as a World Heritage Site. On this island, you can meet a lot of animals and plants. There are endemic animals such as Javanese banteng, deer, lutung, and green peacock. Moreover, the white sand on the beach and the blue water will look good on your social media feed. I recommend you to go here if you happen to visit Indonesia.

Chicken Church

This holiday destination is exceptional. If you hear the word ‘church’ you will think about a building with triangular roofs and a crucifix on top of it. Located in Magelang, Central Java, this architecture of this church is very different compared to other churches that you have ever seen. The church is shaped like a chicken. People no longer pray at this church because the church has been turned into a tourist attraction. Unfortunately, there are some signs of vandalism that you can see on the walls of the church. The church is also located near Borobudur temple. You can see the temple from the highest part of the chicken church.

Derawan Islands

Derawan Islands is the next in our list of the top ten most exhilarating places to visit in Indonesia. The archipelago consists of six islands and some small islands. Each of the islands has its own merits. For example, there is Sangalaki Island which is very popular for those who want to do diving and snorkeling. The water is rich with coral and animals. Then there is Kakaban Island which offers an exceptional experience of swimming with stingless jellyfish in a lake. Last, there is Maratua Island. This island is perfect for those who want to see sea lakes or caves.


This holiday destination is quite popular and might be a little bit overrated. However, it is always such fun to stroll around Malioboro at night. This place is located in Jogja near Fort Vredeburg. This place is perfect for those who love foods. You can find a lot of vendors selling traditional foods and accessories.

Taman Sari

The next holiday destination in our list is the remnants of the golden era of Yogyakarta Sultanate. You have to visit this place if you love unique yet beautiful architecture. This place used to be used as a bathing place for the sultan family including the princesses and the maids. If you love history this place is a must-visit.

Dieng Plateau

Dieng Plateau is one of the best holiday destinations if you happen to visit Indonesia. The weather is pretty cold in Dieng Plateau because it is located at 2,000 meters above sea level. Here you can enjoy nature and culture. There jungles, villages, lakes, hot spring, and temples. Moreover, there are some festivals such as music festivals and traditional rituals that surely attracts tourist.

Kota Lama Semarang

The last holiday destination on our list is not too famous but it is quite popular in Semarang or Central Java. The place is called Kota Lama which means old city. There are historic sites such as Gereja Blenduk and Gedung Marba which were built by the Dutch in the 19th century. Moreover, there are cafes and restaurants if you just want to enjoy the vibe of Kota Lama. If you like history and old building you have to go to this place when you visit Indonesia.

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