With more than 18,000 islands, Indonesia, this uncut diamond located between the Indian and Pacific Oceans represents the largest archipelago on the planet. In addition, it is the fourth most populous country (after China, India and the United States). In addition, it is a place which attracts a lot of attention of tourists who come to see its islands from all over the world. To help you choose the destinations which will make your experience complete, we prepared a guide through some of the most beautiful places to visit in Indonesia, including its beaches and other natural beauties. Open your eyes!
Natural places to visit in Indonesia
1. Toba Lake
The lake of Toba is located on the island of Sumatra and it has a volcanic origin. Formed 70,000 years ago, it is 30 kilometers wide and 100 kilometers long, representing the largest caldera on Earth. In the center of the lake is an island called Pulau Samosir and it contains two small lakes.
2. Tanjung Putting
Tanjung Puting National Park on the island of Borneo is an ideal place for lovers of ecotourism, hiking and boat trips. People passionate about discovering the flora and fauna will also enjoy this park since it is a habitat for a large number of different species, such as orangutans, leopards and crocodiles.
Baliem Valley is positioned in the highlands of western New Guinea. This valley is famous by the discovery of agricultural population on a flight in 1938. The starting point of the tourist tour which includes visiting mountains, rivers and tribal villages like Wamena.
Mount of Bromo has the volcanic origin and it is part of the Tengger massif which is located in the eastern part of the island of Java. Even though it is not the highest, The Gunung Bromo is the best-known peak of the Bromo, which is about 7641 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by a sea and fine sand and is absolutely a place to visit in Indonesia!
If you are a lover of sea sports, you’re going to love this part of Indonesia. Bunaken is the most popular place for scuba diving and snorkeling in the country. During your underwater experience in Bunaken, you can see more than 70% of fish species in the Pacific. It is recommended to visit Bunaken between April and November.
6. Komodo island Park
National Park of Komodo includes a significant number of smaller islets and it is situated on the Sunda Island. It is named in honor of the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest reptile whose length can reach 3 meters. He may weigh up to 70 kg. Komodo dragons are quite passive animals and they do not attack humans because they feed on dead animals.