Did you know that Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world? This country has more than 17,000 islands and some of them are still inhabited.
When we hear about Indonesia, most of us would probably think of Bali. But do you know there are other places worth visiting other than Bali? Here we have some of the most beautiful places in Indonesia that you need to save to your travel bucket list!
Raja Ampat is dubbed as one of the most famous tropical paradises in Indonesia. Raja Ampat is located in quite a remote location and has a beautiful underwater scene that is home to more than 500 species of coral, 700 species of mollusk, as well as 1,300 types of fish. Not only a paradise for divers but this location is also visited by many tourists owing to the amazing view.
Bangka Belitung Islands
Bangka Belitung Islands is famous for its beaches with not only white sand and pristine water but also its iconic granite boulders. Bangka Belitung Islands are located off the coast of mainland Sumatra. This spot is visited by many tourists not only because of the beauty of its beaches, but also its amazing cultural and historical landmarks.
Nusa Islands are the string of three islands off the coast of Bali (Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan). This place is another tropical paradise with many beautiful beaches that is arguably more attractive than the ones on the mainland. Not only enjoying the beaches, but you can also go for a cliff-jumping in Nusa Ceningan, as well as caving and hiking. The three islands have their own charm but all three of them offer a mesmerizing underwater scene that is perfect for snorkeling, diving, and other water sports for the ocean lovers.
Derawan Islands are located in East Kalimantan. The island has six islands and some smaller islets that offer different experiences for the tourists. For example, Sangalaki Island is a popular spot for those who want to go diving and snorkeling. Meanwhile, Maratua Island has lavish resorts surrounded but sea caves and beautiful lakes.
If you want something different than just beaches, you can visit Candi Borobudur (Borobudur Temple) located in Magelang, Central Java. This temple is the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world and is believed to be built around the eighth century. Candi Borobudur is one of the most popular tourist spots and famed for its beautiful architecture and stone carvings.
Who’s up for some mountain adventure? If you are, then Mount Bromo is the perfect spot for you. Mount Bromo is a volcano located on Java Island. Surrounding the volcano are a wide desert, flower fields, waterfalls, as well as other mountains and hills. But if you visit this place, your adventure will not be complete without watching the sunrise.
Komodo National Park
Have you heard about Komodo dragons? Komodo Dragon is one of many endangered animals and you can only find them at Komodo National Park on Komodo Island in Indonesia. But this reptile is not the only thing that Komodo National Park or Komodo Island itself has to offer. Komodo National Park is also inhabited by the Rusa Timor (Timor Deer), meanwhile, Komodo Island has the infamous pink sand beach with a breathtaking ocean view and beautiful hills surrounding it.
So, which place from the list above that you want to visit the most? Or is there any other place in Indonesia that you really want to visit? Share with us in the comment section below!