Indonesia is one of the biggest country in the world. With about 17.000 islands, Indonesia has a huge range of flora and fauna as well as numerous breathtaking natural landscape. Maybe Indonesia has hundreds reasons for to visit. Here are just 13 exceptional reasons of the many reasons why you have to make a trip and visit Indonesia at least once in your lifetime.
Reasons to Visit Indonesia
1. Numerous Pristine Islands
As we mention in the beginning of the article, Indonesia has more than 17.000 islands. Maybe more than that are permanently inhabited. If you feel visiting Bali is too mainstream for you, there are thousands beautiful less known islands to choose. With less people to visit, you can enjoy a peaceful condition and atmosphere there.
2. The Beautiful Underwater Life
According to wikipedia, Indonesia is one of 6 countries that include in The Coral Triangle. The Coral Triangle itself is a geographical term so named as it refers to a roughly triangular area of the tropical marine waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste that contain at least 500 species of reef-building corals in each ecoregion.
The Coral Triangle is also recognize as the global center of marine biodiversity. You can practically found the unparalleled beauty of the coral and its biodiversity all over Indonesian sea. Although there are some most beauty places like Raja Ampat and Bunaken. Those place will make you wish never want to return to the surface.
So, now you know that snorkeling and diving is a must activity when you visit Indonesian archipelago.
3. Beach Paradise in Bali
Awarded the World’s Best Island in 2009, Bali sometimes is more famous than Indonesia itself. For your information, Bali is just one of 17.000 Indonesia’s islands.
So much to offer from this island. You can enjoy majestic mountain scenery, fascinating landscapes of rice fields, ancient temple with its culture and history, and the best things is its beaches. At least, there are 10 nicest beaches in bali that can make you enjoy the most.
4. Incredible Deliciously Indonesian Food
With various terrain and vast sea, Indonesia has a lot of ingredients and so a lot of food and cuisine. Every district has their own dish with their region and tradition influences. But one thing in common, the intense of flavors.
5. Komodo Dragon and Other Wildlife
What is the closest hing we have to dinosaurs? Yep, its Komodo Dragon. Currently the largest living lizard in the world. The only place in the world where you can found this magnificent creature living in the wild is in Indonesia at Komodo National Park in Komodo Island. For the thrill and adventure seeker, visit Komodo Island will be an attractive option.
Not only Komodo Dragon, with its rain forests, Indonesia is a home of diverse range of species and wildlife animal. You can meet tigers, elephants, great apes, monkeys (lot of monkeys – including Orang Utan).
6. Lush Tea Plantations
Indonesia is one of the world’s top tea producers. It makes there are vast tea plantations on the higher ground and mountain area in Indonesia.
The most famous one is in the volcanic hills that stretched from Bogor to Bandung. As far as your eyes can see, you can see the tea plantation with woman picking the tea leaves. Tourists can enjoy the stunning views over rolling tea fields and plantations. Or even tastes the aroma and the tea itself.
7. The World’s Most Active Volcanoes
Indonesia has about 150 active volcanoes. Its mostly because Indonesia is located in “The Ring of Fire”. Which mean the world’s most active volcanic area.
There are many blessing in disguise with the condition of those active volcanoes. Along with its big risks, those volcanoes also give you an outstanding sunrise view. One of the most beautiful in the world is sunrise view at Mount Bromo, the mountain which currently erupting.
8. Rich Cultures and Traditions
Separated by seas, people in Indonesian Archipelago have developed each cultures and traditions from thousands of years separately. The religion that are in Indonesia also have strong influence in cultures and traditions. That’s whats make Indonesia probably one of the most rich country at cultures, traditions, and also languages.
The culture and tradition is mostly pass to generations after generations through art like dance or wayang performance in Java.
Those things make people around the world interested to learn some of those cultures (because its kind of mission impossible to learn all of them). Wherever you go in Indonesia, we guarantee that you’re bond to learn something new!
9. Borobudur and Other Historical Ancient Building
Borobudur temple is the most important Buddhist temple. It was built in the 8th and 9th centuries and still hold on until now. It kept amazing cultural, historical, and religious artwork, inform of itself. There are long last relief that written across the wall of Borobudur.
Beside Borobudur, there also another ancient and historical building across Indonesia that become a tourist attraction. Like Prambanan temple in Yogyakarta or Uluwatu temple in Bali.
10. World’s Famous Luwak Coffee
You are a coffee lover? If you do, you must know about Luwak Coffee. Luwak Coffee is said to prevent disease such as diabetes and breast cancer and also benefit to the skin. And the flavor and aroma is very strong. It named Luwak Coffee because the coffee beans is eaten by mammals called Luwak and defecated by this mammal before it reproduced into a coffee.
Yeah, it sounds disgusting. But you’ll soon forget it when you tasted the coffee.
11. Beyond Paradise Destination Raja Ampat
If you search for untouched natural beauty and ultimate underwater experience, Raja Ampat is just the perfect place for you. Raja Ampat is an archipelago located far east of Indonesia and it commonly said as a piece of heaven in the world.
Raja Ampat has more diversities than Caribbean Seas and even Great barrier reef although it occupied much less area. Those vast diversity of marine life and unspoiled coral reefs guarantee you an unforgettable diving experience.
12. The Unique Cloth With Patterns: Batik
Batik is a unique and unparalleled traditional Indonesian clothes. Its created by ‘printing’ patterns on cloth with wax and dye. What makes it unique is its patterns. There various of patterns that holding different meaning. Just make sure you know the meaning of the patterns if you want to take Batik as souvenirs when you leave Indonesia.
13. Warm, Friendly, and Hospitable People
If you come to Indonesia you can sense a warm smile everywhere. Indonesians are generally known to be kind, friendly, smiley, and always ready to lend a helping hand.
Indonesians people also very proud of their history, culture, language, food, wildlife, and other more.