Indonesia‘s natural wealth is a magnet that can forever attract tourists. From the mountains to the sea, from highlands to valleys and canyons, everything is fantastic.
The following tourist attractions in Indonesia are still a favourite of tourists in 2020! Are you ready to explore and be more impressed with Indonesia? This is a guide to Indonesian tourist spots you must visit!
One of them is the variety of temples contained therein. So many temples, that’s why Bali is called Thousand Temples. A recommended spot is Uluwatu Temple.
The location is in the village of Pecatu, Kuta District, Badung, Bali. The place located at an altitude of 97 meters above sea level. Of course, you can watch the Kecak dance performance while here, this is one of the best spots.
Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia
The lake formed by volcanic activity is called the most beautiful volcanic lake in Indonesia. Lake Toba, along with the scenery around it, seems to be one of the most important you must visit in North Sumatra.
Besides, tourists can also feel at home in exploring the pine forest, enjoying waterfalls and soaking in warm water baths which are still in one area with Lake Toba. A Traveler’s friend can also visit the two tourist villages on Samosir Island!
Way Kambas National Park, Lampung, Indonesia
First built in 1985, Way Kambas National Park is a great place to see elephants more closely. Inaugurated as the first elephant school in Indonesia, this place is a conservation centre and elephant training.
In the same location, there is also the International Rhino Foundation which was built for a rhino breeding area from the threat of extinction. Schedule to play here while on vacation to Lampung!
The Thousand Islands, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
Located in the northern part of Jakarta, the Thousand Islands is like short heaven that can be visited by citizens of the capital when tired. A variety of fun attractions can be Traveler Friends get here! Like visiting a conservation zone as well as tourist attractions in the Thousand Islands National Park.
Tourists can also visit several beautiful islands in the Thousand Islands. Such as Onrust Island, Kahyangan Island and Angel Island. The waters on these islands are suitable for snorkelling, diving and some other fun!
Mount Kelimutu National Park, Flores, Indonesia
From the Island of the Gods, we go to East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). This region also offers a variety of charming tourist destinations, not inferior to other destinations in Indonesia. There is also a Mount Kelimutu National Park.
This tourist attraction in NTT has a lot of attractions. For example, there are gently sloping hills, mountains, and mountains up to 1,731 as high as Mount Kelibra. They are coupled with the existence of Mount Kelimutu and a beautiful three-colour lake.
Gili Trawangan, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
The name Gili Trawangan itself is already prominent in Indonesia. One of the charms is the beautiful beaches in it. For you, who travel here will surely be bewitched by the attractions offered.
Do you like places that are a little private? Just come to Gili Trawangan on the west side, not as busy as the east side.
Mount Rinjani, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
For those of you who like climbing activities, you must be very familiar with Mount Rinjani in Lombok. This place is the second highest volcano in Indonesia. And because of that, almost every year many climbers try to conquer it.
The height of Rinjani reaches 3,726 meters above sea level. Although you struggle when climbing it, the panorama is breathtaking. On it, there are also edelweiss flowers and Lake Segara Anak, which has been the target of climbers.
Bunaken Marine Park, Manado, Indonesia
Then we turn to the land of Sulawesi, precisely North Sulawesi. Here there is a destination called Bunaken Marine Park which has a panorama that is so pampering. Because of that, it’s not wrong if this place is often the leading destination when exploring North Sulawesi.
In the Bunaken Marine Park, which has an area of about 890.65 km, there are various types of beautiful coral reefs. Not only that, but there are also many species of fish that number in the tens. Come here in May-August to be able to see clear seawater.
Togean Islands National Park, Central Sulawesi
Then to Central Sulawesi, there is a tour of the Togean Islands National Park which is famous for its beautiful and rich in rare biota. In it, there is a beautiful coral reef, perfect for you who like to visit the beauty of the ocean and its contents.
One area that is used as a snorkelling spot is Kadadiri Island. Amazing natural panorama will make you reluctant to go home.
Tanjung Tinggi Beach, Bangka Belitung
The beaches in Bangka Belitung can be easily recognized from rocks of various sizes scattered on the coast. Similarly, the attraction of the Tanjung Tinggi Beach. In addition to exotic rocks, Tanjung Tinggi Beach is quite gentle with turquoise seawater.
The sand on the beach is quite soft, pleasant to walk on it. In addition, the waves here are also famous for being calm. Really the right choice to calm the mind.
Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi
Another beautiful tourist spot in Indonesia is Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi. Here presents a natural tourist destination that is so amazing. For those of you who don’t know, Wakatobi is an acronym for the names of the big islands found here, namely Wanci, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko.
Not only is nature famous for its stunning beauty, but it is also known as one of the blacksmith centres. It is said that according to many people, machetes and knives made here have superior quality, strong, sharp, and also anti-rust.
Ora Beach, Maluku
Ora Beach in Maluku is also one of the main attractions for tourists. Well, the panoramas are amazing here. Seawater, sand and others will amaze you with its beauty. But one thing needs to be remembered when roaming here bring enough cash because there are no ATMs around the location.
Kawah Putih Ciwidey, Bandung-West Java
The white crater is a famous Ciwidey tour, in the form of a crater formed by the eruption of Mount Patuha. The greenish-white colour is an attraction for travellers to come. A Traveler’s friend can climb this mountain to one of the cliffs, Sunan Ibu. From up here, you can see the beauty of the White Crater as a whole.
Want to try to conquer this region? Just skate to the White Crater located on Jalan Soreang Ciwidey can be reached for 30 minutes by motorized vehicle, also prepare a fee for the entrance ticket for Rp. 17 thousand.
Karimunjawa Islands, Jepara-Central Java
Karimunjawa, an archipelago with several islands, is located approximately 83 kilometres from Jepara, Central Java. This area is famous for its beautiful natural scenery and attracts travellers to stop by. There are several islands including, Menjangan Big and Small, Big and Small Cemara, and Gelam Island.
With so many islands to go to, Friend Traveler can also do various anti-bored activities. Snorkelling, interacting with sharks, watching the beauty of the sunset, and tasting Karimunjawa special culinary such as yellow-tailed fish balls to crumbly rice cake.
Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi-East Java
Ijen Crater is one of the tourist attractions in Indonesia which has a Blue Fire alias eternal fire. Sulfur Lake has a beautiful Tosca. No wonder travellers are willing to climb for the sake of watching it. Before boarding, you should prepare physically well, because the journey can take around 4 hours.
Don’t forget to always wear a mask during the trip. Because the smell of sulfur is quite piercing the nose. If you want to watch Blue Fire, make sure you arrive at the location early in the morning before dawn.
Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan
This time let’s move on to tourist attractions in Indonesia, specifically the Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan. Its beauty is not inferior to Raja Ampat. This area has at least three islands which are tourist destinations.
Pulau Kakaban with its lake filled with jellyfish without a sting. Maratua Island is famous as a turtle crossing. Sangalaki Island which has Manta Stingrays. Derawan Islands has a beautiful underwater panorama, suitable as a diving spot.
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Malang-East Java
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park or abbreviated as TNBTS has mountains that are often used as tour guides, especially climbers. This area is located on the border of four districts, Malang, Pasuruan, Lumajang and Probolinggo. Bromo is the most visited because it has interesting attractions besides climbing.
Among them are enjoying the beauty of savanna, riding horses, or taking pictures on the Teletubbies Hill. There is also Lake Ranu Kumbolo at the foot of Mount Semeru and Ranu Pane. When visiting TNBTS you must pay attention to the weather situation.
Raja Ampat, West Papua
Being one of the best underwater diving locations in the world, Raja Ampat has a diversity of underwater flora and fauna that is so captivating. Even some scientists research, 75% of coral reefs in the world are found in this one archipelago. Therefore, many foreign tourists who call this a hidden paradise.
It should be noted, to enter this area Friends Traveler must register first. If you travel from Sorong Harbor, you can use a public boat to go to the capital city of Raja Ampat. For dive sites, can use a speedboat provided around the location.
Labuan Bajo, Flores
Much can be found here, ranging from marine tourism, hills, beaches, and other islands. Some of the popular ones are Pink Beach, Kanawa Island, Padar Island, and many more. With such a natural atmosphere, this place is suitable for those who like an adventure.
Providing a clear view of the water, it’s no wonder that many tourists who visit stay at home from home. This place is a paradise for lovers of diving and one of its popular spots is Manta Point. Friend Traveler will find Manta fish or better known as stingrays more closely.
Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara
Well, if planning a vacation to Labuan Bajo, it’s really mandatory to set foot in the Komodo National Park. Tourism that is already famous in the eyes of this world, displays the uniqueness that is not owned by other islands. Therefore, meeting this rare reptile is a moment to be proud of.
Komodo has inhabited this island for 40 million years ago. Traveller friends can do interesting activities ranging from watching the dragons up close, mingling with local residents, snorkelling, and even seeing bats on Kalong Island. Wow, it’s really exciting if you go on holiday here, of course!
Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java
Historical tourism that is already familiar to the ear is the Borobudur Temple, located in Magelang. Relief that is so unique and the number of temples that are not small always makes anyone who comes made curious. Being the greatest human masterpiece, the existence of this temple is a sign and evidence of ancient humans in the fields of architecture, literature, and technology.
There are also two museums which contain information about the history of Asian-African trade in ancient times. Not only can you enjoy the beauty of the architecture, Friend Traveler can also increase knowledge. Of course many become a favourite of many people.
The next tourist attraction in Indonesia is Wamena which is the largest city located in the middle of the mountains of Papua. This city is a paradise and a pearl that has not been touched by many human hands. Wamena is located in a valley and flowed by the Baliem river and flanked by the Jayawijaya mountains with a height of about 1800 meters.
Being in a high region, of course, the air is very cool. Green trees and mountain landscapes from a distance really spoil the eye. Friends can visit the traditional village of Pugima, Contilola Cave, and Wamena Botanical Gardens.
Prambanan Temple, Jogja, Central Java
Prambanan is a Hindu temple complex from the golden era of the Mataram Kingdom. They had taken control of the central part of Java and conquered Sailendra Dynasty.
The massive and magnificent Prambanan Temple made UNESCO enter this site in the list of world heritage, although its popularity is often inferior to Borobudur Temple. Very worth a visit, especially at certain times Prambanan will hold a Ramayana ballet performance.
Labuan Cermin Lake, Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Labuan Cermin is so clear that you can make it a mirror. Shady trees also help make Labuan Cermin a great destination to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Labuan Cermin is also a conservation area so that its natural nuance is still maintained its beauty. Interested in visiting the lake in Berau Regency, East Kalimantan?