places of interest in indonesia
Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups. The largest – and politically dominant – ethnic group is the Javanese. A shared identity has developed, defined by a national language, ethnic diversity, religious pluralism within a Muslim-majority population, and a history of colonialism and rebellion against it. Indonesia's national motto, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika"("Unity in Diversity" literally, "many, yet one"), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's second highest level of biodiversity. The country has abundant natural resources, yet poverty remains widespread.
The Temple of borobudur - central java
Borobudur was constructed in the 9th century and abandoned following the 14th-century decline of Hindu kingdoms in Java and the Javanese conversion to Islam. Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, then the British ruler of Java, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians.
The komodo islands
The Komodo Islands is one of the 17,508 islands in the Republic of Indonesia. The island is particularly notable for the habitat of the Komodo dragons, which are the largest lizard on Earth. Named after the island itself. Komodo Island has a surface area of 390 square kilometers with population of over two thousand. The people of the island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island and who have mixed with Buginese from the Sulawesi island.
Bunaken Island - north sulawesi
Bunaken National Park is an area of 890.65 km² of which only 3% is terrestrial, including Bunaken Island, as well as the islands of Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen Island. The waters of Bunaken National Marine Park are up to 1,566 m deep with temperatures ranges between 27 to 29 °C. It has a high diversity of corals, fish, echinoderms and sponges. Notably, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that founded in Bunaken. It also claims to have seven times more general of coral than Hawaii and has more than 70% of all the known fish species of the Indo-Western Pacific
Mount Bromo - east java
The Mount Bromo is an active volcano located on East Java. Standing at 2,329 meters the massif area is one of the most visited tourist attractions, the volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park a protected nature reserve since 1919. The name of Bromo was derivedfrom Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang.
the island of bali
Bali the Island of the Gods, The Island of thousand temples is a natural paradise and stunning tropical island. The Land of smilling people with their really live culture... It is one of the 14.000 islands of the Indonesian Archipelago, located on east of Java and surrounded by the Java Sea to the north and Indian Ocean to the south. Long and spectacular beaches in the southern part, majestic mountains and volcanoes covered with dense jungle in the middle, wonderful waterfalls, fertile hills terraced where thrive rice paddies, the calm ocean in the north and, above all, a vibrant and authentic traditional culture and a gentle, serene and hospitable population.Ideal for those wanting for a seaside holiday, sun, get relax and fun but also for those who prefer hiking and love to travel outside the tourist route to the discovery of real life in the villages and to know traditional culture and Authentic Bali.You can discover the spirituality, the ancient traditions, the colorful dances, culture and art of Bali, you can walk through the crowded little markets of villages and towns, you can be fascinated in the beautiful temples and taste the delicious local foods.The hospitality of the Balinese people is an integral part of their culture… All of that is an holiday in Bali..
Toraja High-land - south sulawesi
The Torajan are an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi. Their population are approximately 1,100,000, of whom 450,000 live at their homeland the Tana Toraja regency. Most of them adherent of Christianity while the others are Muslim but also have local animist beliefs known as Aluk means "the way".The Indonesian government has recognized this animist belief as Aluk To Dolo " The Way of the Ancestors". The Dutch colonial government named the people Toraja in 1909. Torajans are renowned for their elaborate funeral Ceremonies, burial sites carved into rocky cliffs, massive peaked-roof traditional houses known as Tongkonan and colorful wood carvings. Toraja funeral Ceremonies rule important social events, that attended by hundreds of people, clans and lasting in several days.
The Kawah Ijen - east java
The Kawah Ijen volcano complex is a group of stratovolcanoes which are located at Banyuwangi Regency on East Java. The caldera of Ijen, which is about 20 kilometers wide. The Gunung Merapi stratovolcano is the highest point of that complex. The name "Merapi" means "mountain of fire" Can be reached from Bali or Surabaya