Top 5 places to see in Indonesia

Borobudur

Borobudur are one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world. It was built over a period of some 75 years in the 8th and 9th centuries by the kingdom of Sailendra, out of an estimated 2 million blocks of stone. It is the single largest Buddhist structure anywhere on earth and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was abandoned in the 14th century for unknown reasons and for centuries lay hidden in the jungle under layers of volcanic ash.

Photo: britannica.com

Photo: britannica.com

Gili Islands

Lombok’s most popular tourist destination, the Gili Islands consists of three small islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. The islands are surrounded by white-sand beaches and coconut palms, sitting in a turquoise sea. The perfect destination for a tropical hideaway.

Photo: indonesiad.com

Photo: indonesiad.com

Tanjung Puting

The Tanjung Puting National Park is located on the island of Borneo in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan. The park is a popular ecotourism destination, as wildlife include gibbons, macaques, clouded leopards, sun bears, pythons, crocodiles and most famously, orang utans. The park serves as an orang utans rehabilitation centre, where orphaned or formerly captive orang utans are trained and released into the wild.

Photo: touropia.com

Photo: touropia.com

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java. Covering a massive area of 800 square kilometres, the park offers many opportunities to indulge your inner explorer. However, the highlight of the park is climbing to the top of Mount Bromo, a 7000-foot active volcano that gives spectacular sunrise views over the park, to the smoking peak of Mount Semuru in the distance.

Photo: touropia.com

Photo: touropia.com

Ayana bar on the rocks

An open-top platform establishment on a unique rock formation at a secluded limestone cliff, it is of no surprise the Rock Bar at the Ayana Resort and Spa Bali have won accolades from travel media the world over. Among the bar’s many favourites are the Rock Bar’s martinis, such as Punch Rock, Rockberry Martini and Spa on the Rock. The cocktails were designed by international bar consultant Sebastien Bonnefoi, using imported liquors mixed with Indonesia’s local fruits, herbs and spices to complement the picturesque setting.

Photo: thebalibible.com

Photo: thebalibible.com

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