Indonesia is a country full of exotic corners that deserve to be visited on a trip. This Southeast Asian country has an extensive and varied offer for all travelers who choose it as a tourist destination, with more than 17,000 islands, stunning places such as Bali and the Gili Islands.
If you go to Indonesia on a trip there are 3 places that you cannot miss but you want the trip to not be the best trip you could do.
Let’s go with the top3!
Bali is undoubtedly the number 1 destination if we talk about Indonesia, known as the Island of the Gods, it is an almost obligatory visit.
Bali has more than 10,000 Buddhist temples, beautiful rice fields where you can stroll, waterfalls where bathing is allowed. You can surf on its beaches if you are one of the most daring, or do some trekking route such as the climb to the Batur volcano. For the calmer you can also do foot and back massages.
The accommodation we recommend in Bali is Ubud, from where you can make routes by motorcycle or rental car or by hiring the services of a native driver.
2. Tanjung Puting National Park
Tanjung Puting National Park is located in the south of the island of Borneo and is another of the practically obligatory destinations if you visit Indonesia.
It is known for the good conservation and care of orangutans, with programs for the rehabilitation and maintenance of the species. It is a reference in the whole world and you cannot miss it.
You can cross the entire Sekonyer River in a Klotok, which is a small wooden boat used by the inhabitants of the area. Going down the river in those small boats seeing orangutans in their natural habitat is a unique experience.
3. Borobudur and Prambanan
Borobudur and Prambanan are two temples that are declared a World Heritage Site, they are one of the wonders of the Island of Java.
Prambanan is rather a collection of more than 200 small, Hindu temples that date back to the 9th century. It is curious that they remain so well even after earthquakes have passed. In them you can see spectacular stone sculptures and carvings.
Borobudur is a Buddhist temple, it is the largest Buddhist temple in the whole world, with more than 70 stone stupas with a Buddha statue. It was built between the years 750 and 850 and consists of 6 discolored square platforms, with reliefs and many statues of the Buddha.
This temple is a place of obligatory pilgrimage in the Buddhist culture.