The largest archipelago country with the longest coastline in the world, Indonesia is one of the favorite countries in world tourism. Its natural nature, cultural cities with impressive rituals, every corner of this country seems endless to explore. You can find beautiful beaches, impressive rice fields and friendly locals in almost all of the islands. Everything you look for when going on a trip, can be found in this place.
Determining the best tourist destinations in Indonesia is not easy. There are always new attractions and pleasant surprises found to be potential tours here. But if you are looking for a favorite tourist destination of all time, and have been known to represent Indonesian tourism, then Pigijo Travel Planner describe it below.
It is undeniable, Mount Bromo this enchanting is one of the tourism icons most often plastered on Indonesian tourism advertisements abroad. Located in East Java, this mountain is shrouded in the unique traditions of the Hindu Tenggerese community and its history. Watching the sun rise from Penanjakan Hill and horse riding in the crater of this mountain, is the most famous activity that can be done here.
The island, which is part of the Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara, has been a UNESCO heritage site since 1986. As the only habitat for dragons in the world, Komodo island won an award as the New Seven Wonders of Nature, which is an award for the seven best natural attractions in the world.
Aside from observing Komodo life, the island is full of beautiful beaches and rich underwater ecosystems. Labuan Bajo is the gateway to here by air and sea, so you can then continue by ferry or Live On Board. There are many interesting diving spots here, and don't miss Pink Beach, which is one of the 7 pink beaches in the world.
Built in the 9th century AD, Candi Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Visiting millions of people every year, the Borobudur Temple, located in Magelang, 40 kilometers from the city of Yogyakarta, is called UNESCO as the grandest and largest monument and stupa complex in the world, indeed fascinating. The best time to visit Borobudur is at sunrise, where you can watch the sun's rays slowly appearing from Manoreh Hill, and the tinge of orange spread across the temple grounds. Until now the Borobudur Temple is still used as a place for Vesak celebrations for all Buddhists in the world. If you have the opportunity to visit Borobudur during Vesak, you can see this place filled with candlelight and lanterns at night. An amazing view.
A city full of history and culture, Yogyakarta is the place where the Javanese civilization, which is the majority tribe of Indonesian society, began. As a city that still preserves tradition and upholds the customs of its ancestors, you can find many unique things in this city.
The Keraton complex, Prambanan Temple, batik artisans villages, are some of the famous places in Yogyakarta. Observing and interacting directly with its friendly residents, you can feel the "home" in every corner of the city.
Lake Toba is an extraordinary natural wonder. This huge crater lake consists of an island almost the size of Singapore in the center. With an area of more than 1.145 square kilometers, and a depth of 450 meters, Lake Toba looks more like an ocean. This is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the deepest lakes in the world.
As a tourism icon in North Sumatra, there are many places and activities around Lake Toba that you can do. Observing the Batak megalithic culture, relaxing by the lake and hiking to the Sipiso waterfall, is one of the activities that can be done here. The air is cool and the natural potential is amazing, making Lake Toba declared as one of the new Bali.
Bali might be famous earlier than Indonesia itself. This Island of the Gods has magnetic beauty, and the culture of its people has attracted tourists from foreign countries for decades. Not only are the beaches beautiful and the frenetic life of tourism you can get here, but Bali is also a paradise for those who crave calm and self-seeking.
Today Bali is known as a destination for vegetarians and naturalists, who come here for back to nature tourism. The digital nomads also make the city of Ubud Bali as the main destination for their activities, because they think Bali is a safe and friendly place for tourists. As the most favorite tourist spot in Indonesia, Bali continues to grow and innovate to make itself the best tourist destination in the world.
Located not far from Lombok island, these three Gili islands are famous for their clear beaches and white sand which attract many tourists. Each Gili islands has its own visitor characteristics, but Gili is the most perfect place if you want a beautiful beach atmosphere.
Gili Trawangan is the largest island, equipped with more advanced facilities, is a partying place. Gili Meno as the smallest island, is being developed for an exclusive honeymoon, while Gili Air is visited by backpacker tourists who want to find peace.
Paradise for divers, Raja Ampat has the richest underwater bio-diversity in the world. Home to more than 530 species of coral, 700 species of mollusks and more than 1.300 species of fish, the beauty of this place has amazed travelers from all over the world. Not only is the beauty of the beach and the sea, the richness of the forest and the cultural uniqueness of the local population, is a magnet for explorers and adventure seekers.
Known for its prehistoric culture and burial rituals, many things have not been fully developed from the place in Sulawesi island this. Isolated for several centuries in the high mountains, making the Toraja people still hold tight to their ancient culture and traditions until now.
You can follow their unique funeral procession, and trek to the fascinating megalithic sites. Natural villages with traditional houses, green hills, coffee plantations and bamboo forests are places that you can visit there.
Written by Melisa Oktavia