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Top sigths of Indonesia

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. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Batam Island

Cultural excursion through Batam Island - things to see

All who are keen on exotics definitely must visit the local refugee camp. It appeared here in the period of the Vietnam War. Nowadays, the abounded Vietnamese village has already been reconstructed and it looks just the way it always was. Now it’s a highly fascinating museum dedicated not only to the Vietnam War but to the Vietnamese culture and mode of life as well. You can see diverse traditional houses, … Open

Top hotels with reviews

The prestigious Turi Beach Resort in Nongsa is among the most popular beach hotels. The resort is situated in a beautiful landscaped garden occupying an area of more than 7 hectares. The landscaped grounds of the hotel feature several infinity pools and spacious terraces for relaxation, but the main value of the resort is a vast beach suitable for a variety of leisure activities. This place is ideal for sunbathing or … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Beginners in surfing would definitely enjoy the Batam WakePark where you can learn some tricks and how to ride a board with a motorboat. Cabana Club is a must-visit for the extreme-lovers. The club offers a great variety of activities: banana boat rides, water skiing, climbing, snorkeling, Jeeping, sea kayaking, etc. Moreover, you can also try literal soaring above the water with a special parachute which is … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Don’t be surprised by banana leaves instead of a normal plate or by the lack of knives. The locals use knives only for cooking, but they never eat with it. The most beloved dishes here are greasy and spicy ones. However, people here don’t put hot spices everywhere. On the other hand, almost every dish includes cardamom, nutmeg, ginger root, turmeric, and peanuts. Spicy dishes are traditionally eaten … Open

Traditions and mentality of Batam Island

Nevertheless, the locals might like to become friends with you and even offer you to perform the ritual clothes exchange – that gesture can be accepted as a fellow one. But if you’re not ready to give your shirt away to a stranger, then you can give something less valuable: a cap or a thread bracelet. The Batana inhabitants, like all Indonesians, have quite a peculiar attitude to friendship or any other … Open

Travel guide to Batam Island

Fans of beach recreation will be pleased with the choice of resorts for any taste. Nongsa is often referred to as the most prestigious resort of the region. It is the location of the most comfortable beaches, high-class restaurants, modern entertainment centers, and luxurious hotels. Waterfront is also very popular with fans of comfort. This resort area is rich in sports centers specializing in various water … Open

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