9 Beautiful Indonesian Tourist Attractions You Must See

9 Beautiful Indonesian Tourist Attractions You Must See

9 Beautiful Indonesian Tourist Attractions You Must See


Dubbed “Wonderful Indonesia”, the label says it all about the country, from its rich historical heritage to its diverse cultural and natural beauty, surrounded by 17,508 islands. The list of tourist attractions in a country so rich is never ending, so we’ve narrowed it down to some of the best places to visit in Indonesia.

Famous tourist attractions in Indonesia:

1. Borobudur:

Borobudur, a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang, Central Java, is Indonesia’s most visited tourist attraction. Inside and outside the temple, there are 504 Buddha statues and 2,672 embossed decorative panels. The monument consists of six square platforms below and three circular platforms above. It is a shrine dedicated to the Buddha and an important pilgrimage site.

2. Bogor Botanical Garden:

Established in 1817, Bogor is one of the city’s oldest botanical gardens, namesake and a colonial-era plant research center. The gardens cover more than 80 hectares and feature over 15,000 species of plants and animals. Different species of birds and even bats can be found taking refuge higher in the tree.

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3. Komodo National Park:

Spanning the three larger islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca as well as 26 smaller islands, Komodo National Park is the main habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on the planet, giving the park its name name. Komodo National Park was established in 1980 with the sole purpose of protecting these creatures, and has since expanded its scope to protect other marine species. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991, and tourists flock to see the famous Komodo dragons.

4. Mount Rinjani:

Visitors to Lombok cannot fail to visit Mount Rinjani, the second highest active volcano in Indonesia. Although the volcano has claimed many lives, the hike is still popular with tourists, and upon reaching the top of the volcano, hikers can enter a 6 x 8.5 km crater with hot springs and a partially filled The Crater Lake is estimated to be 200 meters deep.

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5. Bali Surfing:

With thousands of islands attracting surfers to ride the waves, Indonesia is known as a surfer’s paradise, and it’s only fitting that Bali is the epicentre of surfing in Indonesia. With 33 surf spots in Bali itself, there is something for everyone from more advanced professionals to beginners.

6. Raja Ampat Islands:

Papua’s Raja Ampat is acclaimed for its beautiful scenery, with steep volcanic rocks jutting out of the ocean, but the real beauty lies underwater, with the world’s greatest marine biodiversity and richest coral reef ecology system that has the greatest appeal to divers.

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7. Lake Toba:

One of the biggest attractions in Sumatra is Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world. Lake Toba is the result of a massive explosive eruption that occurred nearly 77,000 years ago. The world-famous Crater Lake stretches for 100 kilometers and reaches a depth of 1,666 feet and is considered the third largest tourist destination in Indonesia.

8. Toraja:

Indonesia’s primitive traditional culture fascinates everyone, but unlike the Toraja, an indigenous group found in South Sulawesi who live in horn-shaped dwellings. Torajas is known for its elaborate funerals, which last several days and are attended by thousands. At these funerals, the Toraja can be seen performing cultural dances to mourn and commemorate the dead.

9. Baiturrahman Grand Mosque:

Located in the heart of Banda Aceh, Aceh Province, Indonesia, the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is a symbol of Aceh’s religion and culture. Colonial and Mughal Indian influences can be felt in the architecture of this mosque built by the Dutch colonial government in 1881. The mosque is beloved by Acehnese and has become a popular tourist attraction especially after surviving the devastating tsunami in 2004.

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