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10 Places to visit in Indonesia

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Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation is a splendorous tourist destination that is well-known for its pristine beaches, exotic water villas on serene islands, quasi-active volcanoes, Komodo dragons and an array of wildlife including elephants, orangutans and tigers. The capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta is a vibrant city and also the city of Yogyakarta has a large number of things to do for the visitors. There are so many places to enjoy in Indonesia. Here’s a list of the most beautiful 10 places to visit in Indonesia.

Places to visit in Indonesia

1. Bandung

Bandung, the capital city of West Java, is the third largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya. The city is Nicknamed as Parijs van Java, which means Paris of Java because for its resemblance to Paris and European nations. This majestic city is well-known for colonial and art deco architecture. Also, this overwhelming tourist destination is a favourite choice for visitors as they can find amazing shopping centres in the city with a variety of options including restaurants, bars, gift shops and much more.

Bandung

2. Jakarta

One  of the beautiful places to visit in Indonesia, Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia and also the largest city in Indonesia. This fantastic city is located towards the north-west of the beautiful island of Java. Jakarta is a splendorous city and is a hub of economic, cultural and political centres in Indonesia. This wonderful Indonesian city is filled with an exciting nightlife and vibrant shopping areas with top class Hotels, Restaurants, street food stalls and many other attractions, making it the best visit for the visitors.

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Jakarta

3. Surabaya

Surabaya is a port city that sits beautifully on the Indonesian island of Java. It is a vibrant city that encompasses modern skyscrapers with beautiful canals and buildings from the Dutch colonial past. This majestic city is the second largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and hosts many popular tourist destinations including Surabaya North Quay, Monumen Kapal Selam and much more to thrill and enjoy. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Indonesia

surabaya, bridge

4. Kuta

Kuta is a fantastic beach and resort area located in the south of the island of Bali, Indonesia. The venue is best known for its wonderful atmosphere and offers the top-class spot for surfing in the Indian Ocean with plenty of outfitters offering board rentals and surf lessons especially for beginners. Kuta is a fun-loving destination that is ideal for family vacations. The area is also famous for its largely deserted, white sand beaches that offer panoramic sunset views and other natural attractions to make a perfect visit for the tourists.

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5. Lombok

Lombok is a beautiful Indonesian island located to the east of Bali. The island is well-known for its white sandy beaches and surfing spots, particularly at Kuta and in the areas of Banko which is located in the southern parts of Lombok. With its divine beaches, and spectacular marine life, the place and many things to offers for the visitors. Other popular destinations include the majestic Mount Rinjani, Gili Bidara, Gili Lawang, Narmada Park and Mayura Park and much more. The site is also a popular destination for scuba diving and surfing locations. In fact, South Lombok surfing is considered one of the best in the world.

Lombok

6. Bali

Bali, an overwhelming site is an Indonesian island that is famed for its sheer natural beauty of forested volcanoes, mountains, lush terraced rice fields, luxurious beach resorts, coral reefs and exciting nightlife. Bali’s white beaches offer the best experience for family vacations as there are a variety of watersports available, including banana boats, parasailing, sunbathing and much more. Along the stretch of the beautiful beach, there are an array of hotels, restaurants, shops and cafes for the visitors to relax and enjoy. Also, it is the most visited tourist destination in Indonesia.

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Tanah Lot Temple, Bali

7. Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, often called as Jogja is a beautiful city located on the Indonesian island of Java. The city is well-known for its extensive collection of traditional arts and cultural heritage. It is a bustling town and a major tourist destination in Indonesia and the second most visited destination in Indonesia after Bali. Yogyakarta is indeed a city with numerous attractions to enjoy. From magnificent temples of Borobudur, Sultan’s Palace to the famous Alun Alun, Yogyakarta is a perfect example of Javanese heritage and delight.

Yogyakarta Temple

8. Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is an area located in the southern parts of Bali, Indonesia. Nusa Dua, which translates to ‘Two Islands’ – although they are actually small raised headlands, is well-known for its sandy beaches such as Geger Beach, luxurious resorts and an 18-hole golf course. It also encompasses an intricately carved Pura Geger stone temple that sits on a forested bluff overlooking the ocean. Nusa Dua is Bali’s ‘all-inclusive’ type of beach resort that offers top-class facilities to the visitors ranging from five-star hotels, luxurious resorts to many natural wonders.

Nusa Dua Beach

9. Medan

Medan, the capital city of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province is a booming city and a hub of commercial and economic activities of the region. The huge Maimun Palace to the Great Mosque of Medan the city beautifully combines the Islamic and European styles of architecture. The city also boasts a glimpse of the royal heritage and provides a fantastic cultural experience to the visitors.

Medan, Indonesia

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10. Bogor

Bogor, located in the province of Java, Indonesia, is famed and well-known for its pleasant weather and relaxed charm of the area. The city is a hub for a range of historical gems and one can spend plenty of time outdoors enjoying the best of the Indonesian scenery. From wonderful shopping centres at Pasar Baru, Nymph Waterfall, Hike up at Gunung Batu, gondola ride, to Agung Jagatkartta Temple the city has much more to offer for the visitors.

Places to visit in Indonesia

These are the 10 places to visit in Indonesia. Do post your comments.

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