Are you lucky enough to be travelling to Indonesia? This country is well-known for it’s stunning nature, wildlife and temples. But what are the must-see places when you visit Indonesia?
Tanjung Puting National Park
This national park, located in Central Kalimantan, will definitely take your breath away. A massive tropical jungle with species of bird you will not have seen before, beautiful rivers and of course home to the wild orangutan.
If you only have limited time, you can do a day trip to the National Park. However, if you have more time to spare, I’d highly recommend staying for 2 or 3 days and doing more tours around the park. The wildlife and nature won’t let you down!
If you are traveling to Indonesia and have not put Bali on your list, you need to do so! This island. Beautiful beaches, temples, mountains and much more. Don’t miss the chance to explore Bali’s hidden gems. Sacred rivers, secret canyons, lakes, waterfalls, and rice fields. A true Indonesian experience guaranteed.
The world-famous town of Ubud will need to be on your list if you travel to Bali. Explore the rice fields, museums, temples and fantastic Indonesian food culture. The Ubud Monkey Forest is a fantastic visit if you have the time. Home to as many as 700 ong-tailed macaques and sacred temples.
Lombok is often described as the less touristy Bali. This gorgeous island is just as beautiful as Bali, with its beaches and landscape. Lombok is a fantastic island for some self-reflection. If you are looking to explore nature, a visit to the vulcano Mount Rinjani is a must, as well as the world famous Pink Beach (yes, it’s a pink beach!).
Just off the coast of Lombok you will find the Gili islands, where you can swim with turtles and explore more of Indonesia’s gorgeous nature. Luxury resorts, fancy shops and golf clubs – expect a taste of luxury on the Gili Islands!
Bromo – Java
Bromo is the name of the active volcano in East Java. The best time to visit is for sun rise, if you are willing to get up early. See the sun come up from the misty air around the volcano. Wear something warm as it is surprsingly cold up the mountains! You can view this from Pananjakan and head to the vulcano afterwards to view the boiling crater. The trail to the top of Mount Bromo is free and takes around 20 to 30 minutes to walk.
This UNSESCO World Heritage Site is as must-visit on our travel through Indonesia. Located in Central Java, the Buddhist temple complex is adored by many locals and tourists. Dating as far back as the 9th century (!), you can see that these temples are of great religious, cultural, historical and aesthetic importance.
Did you know the temple was built without any cement or mortar? The building fits together like a sort of Lego blocks interlocking – how clever! If you do have some pennies to spare, it’s very much worth your money to get a guide to walk through the complex. It would be a shame to visit this piece of history without learning anything about it!
What are your favourite places to explore in Indonesia? Let me know in the comments!