Indonesia – Land of Thousands of Islands and Heaven

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Tanah Toraja Villages
Tanah Toraja Villages

Indonesia is one of the famous and attractive countries in Southeast Asia with a lot of amazing destinations, an especially list of wild islands which attracted a lot of tourists visiting each year.

1 Sumatra Island

Sumatra Island is a destination for nature lovers. Kerinci Seblat National Park is the only place in the world where you can see rare and endangered species such as Sumatran tiger, Bali tiger, Javan tiger, double-horned Rhinoceros, Rafflesia arnoldii – the largest flower in the world and smells like corpses.

Sumatra Island
The Sumatra Island

2 Kalimantan, Borneo

Kalimantan which is the Indonesian territory of Borneo Island is home to Tanjung Puting National Park. This is the only place visitors can see the extinct Borneo Orangutan. This national park has traditional klotok boat to take visitors to explore the forest and admire many other animals such as gibbons, leopard, Indian crocodile and etc.

3 Togian islands

Located on Tomini Bay, Central Sulawesi Province, 56 islands in the Torgian Islands are famous for its forests and beautiful beaches. However, the journey to the archipelago is rather daunting, and it will take you 3 days to travel by bus and ferry from the town of Tana Toraja, but the result will be worth the trip. When visiting there, people often like to go scuba diving or to Jellyfish Lake to swim with thousands of jellyfish without worrying about being burned and visit the volcanic island Una-Una.

Togian islands
Togian islands

4 Raja Ampat islands

Situated off the coast of Papua, the Raja Ampat Archipelago is voted by many as one of the world’s most ideal diving sites. With endless coral reefs home to thousands of fish, visitors can easily catch the sea slugs, Manta rays, and Epaulette sharks, among others. There are many resorts and submarines for travelers to choose the place for their vacations.

5 Java Island

The 1,200-year-old Borobudur Temple, discovered in the 19th century, is the largest Buddhist site in the world, along with a population of Prambanan Hindu temples, all located in central Java. This is also one of the places worth visiting for visitors when traveling to Indonesia.

Java Island
The Island of Java

6 Komodo National Park, Nusa Tenggara

Komodo National Park is home to the largest lizard in the world (Komodo dragon). Long up to 3 m, weighing up to 80 kg, venom from the bite of this reptile can cripple a water buffalo. In addition, visitors can easily catch the Komodo dragon living on the Flores Islands.

7 Tanah Toraja Villages, Sulawesi

The village of the Toraja people, south of Sulawesi, offers a peaceful setting with rice paddies and grazing buffalo. Not only that, the Toraja people is also paid much attention by ritual burial of the dead. This sacred ritual was meticulously organized; hundreds of buffalos and pigs were sacrificed for several days. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in traditional spiritual ceremonies simulating this ceremony.