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Indonesia sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Fourgon de police [EXPLORE] Indonesia is the most picturesque country of South East Asia that never ceases to amaze its guests with numerous natural and cultural sights. While describing traditions and lifestyle of Indonesia, it is simply impossible to fail to mention their diversity. There’s nothing strange in that as Indonesia is home to more than a hundred of different nationalities. Consequently, historic monuments are also very different and unique.
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Borobudur, the temple of Buddha, is the most widely known holy place of the archipelago. The temple is distinguished by a very original design. Borobudur looks like a pyramid that consists of many steps. It looks like the temple was made of numerous stone blocks. In true, this is a part of a hill, which slopes were tiled with andesine blocks. In the complex, travellers will find amazing terraces, beautiful statues and galleries that will tell guests more about life of Buddha. Borobudur is not the only famous sanctuary on Java Island. Lara Jonggrang Temple Complex is also very popular with tourists. The complex includes three large temples, several towers and five sanctuaries. The Temple of Siva is considered the most beautiful building of the complex.
Besides religious sanctuaries, there are many nature reserves, parks, museums and entertainment centres in Indonesia. Subak Museum, which is located in Tabanan, is a very interesting place. The museum is dedicated to the farming and exhibits peasant tools, models of newest irrigation systems and other important items. One more interesting tourist object is located nearby. This is Butterflies Park that features many rare species of the beautiful creature from different parts of the country. There are petite butterflies and quite big butterflies with wing-spread exceeding 10cm. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Air Panas springs are added to the list of most famous nature wonders. The water in the springs has temperature that is comfortable for a human whole year round. There are swimming pools, restaurants and entertainment centres for kids near the springs.
Songan remains one of the most interesting cities in the country. It is also the location of ancient temple Pura Ulun Danu Batur. There are several observation decks in the mountains, from which visitors can see amazing panoramic views of Lombok Island and Agung Volcano. Both are widely known as popular tourist destinations. The town of Sangsit is home to a unique sight – Pura Beji Temple. The temple is made of pink sandstone, a very unusual material for the country.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of Indonesia
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Palaces in Indonesia
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Famous and uniques places in Indonesia from our review series

Cemoro Lawang Town

From the series “Small flamboyant towns painted with Van Gogh colors”
One of the smallest and most beautiful towns in Indonesia is Cemoro Lawang. The town is located close to the volcano Bromo, to which it owes its fame. Tourists visit the  town in the framework of sightseeing tours across the surrounding area. Many travelers stay here for a night to start for a walk along mountains and enjoy the majestic volcanoes after dawn.

The town does not have first-class hotels. Almost all inns are designed to ensure that tourists will spend in them only one or two nights. Besides volcanoes, this picturesque town has many interesting attractions. There are several ancient Hindu temples. It’s possible to walk to the reserved places and see the local fauna. Cemoro Lawang is the closest settlement to the volcano Bromo. The town is situated at an altitude of 2 217 … Read all

Java

From the series “The most extreme settlements on the planet”
The settlement, located on the island of Java, is worth to be mentioned among the most extreme. Here, people literally live on a volcano. The island features the world famous Merapi volcano that is the most active of the 128 volcanoes in Indonesia. On average, the structure erupts twice a year, and large destructive explosions occur every seven years. Literally, every such an explosion takes lives and razes settlements. About 500 000 people live in the immediate vicinity of the volcano.

The island of Java is about 132 000 square km, the number of the island's population exceeds 140 million people. The place is very popular among tourists; they are attracted with picturesque rainforests, unique historical sites, magnificent beaches, and resort hotels. It is difficult to imagine that near … Read all

Pura Tanah Lot Temple

From the series “Top 15 most fantastic creations of nature”
The world around us can surprise not only with natural attractions, but also with fruits of human hands. A great example is Tanah Lot Temple located in Indonesia. You can see this unique temple in Bali. It is located on a rocky formation that stands high above the water. Built on a rock, the temple resembles a mysterious ship at a first glance. Numerous interesting legends are associated with this religious landmark.

According to one of them, a rock has been a sacred place for a long time. The first temple was built on a rock by a Hindu Brahmin. He turned his scarf into a snake that guarded the temple from intruders and people with bad thoughts. It is noteworthy that the rocky island is now inhabited by lots of poisonous snakes. According to another legend, the brahmin saw the road to … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Indonesia

Jakarta
From historical point of view tourists are advised to visit Batavia district that was founded by the Dutch people in the 19th century. Many interesting houses have remained from those colonial times. Some ancient mansions are now used as museums and galleries, so you will definitely enjoy your walk in this place. The Museum of History is a wonderful place to learn much new information about the development of Jakarta. The halls of the museum exhibit various collections devoted to costumes, … Read more
Bandung
Those fond of taking walks in the woods, should visit the Maribayya forest. Its territory is full of very interesting walking routes, which length is more than 5 km. It starts in the vicinity of Lembang and leads to Dago waterfall. On the way you can see many rare plants, as well as typical inhabitants of the local forests. Usually the walk lasts a few hours, so it is better to dedicate the entire day.  Directly in the city there is also a number of important excursion sites, including the … Read more
Surabaya
The main entertainments of this place are beach holiday sports and walks in beautiful surroundings. In the city are regularly organized excursions to various parts of the Java Island. This place is truly rich in attractions and scenic spots. However, there are several notable places in Surabaya that simply should not be overlooked. You should definitely visit the local zoo, which is full of exotic animals and birds. The most unusual resident of the zoo is Komodo dragon, the largest reptile, the … Read more
Semarang
Currently Semarang is quite an important trading center of the country. Closer to the west of its territory are located several industrial and rapidly developing sectors such as food processing, ship repair, engineering, woodworking, and electrical engineering. The headquarters of British American Tobacco Company are located here as well. The old part of the city attracts visitors by its Dutch architecture that is cherished and appreciated by the local residents. Beautiful Arab and Chinese … Read more
Denpasar
Denpasar is a provincial city in which fashionable villas, modern administrative buildings, temples and palaces peacefully combine with rice plantations and large gardens. The central square of the city is named Puputan and from it part main streets of the city that connect Denpasar with neighbor towns. Denpasar is rich in historical monuments, statues and other place of interest. One of the statues is devoted to a god named Brahma. The statue is made of volcanic stone and shows the god with … Read more
Bali
For those fond of walks to historical places the ancient temple of Tanah Lot is worth visiting. It is located near the coast on a small rocky hill, and the temple can be accessed only during low tide. Those who are afraid of snakes should know that the latter live near the temple in large numbers. When taking a stroll around travellers should be careful not to step on any sacred to locals animals.  One of the most beautiful places on the island is considered to be a palace on the water … Read more

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