One of the most interesting questions everytime I meet new people is “Where are you from?”
And proudly I answered “Indonesia”,
Few knew where Indonesia is
Few said ” Yes I know India”
Many of them said “Where is it?”, I replied “do you know Bali?” and Yes they know Bali!!
It is not a surprise many people know Bali, knowns for its magnificent mountains to rugged coastlines to volcanic hillsides to perfect sandy beaches, rich cultures and thousands Pura ( Hindu Temple) so that Bali called the Island of the Gods.
Where is Indonesia?
Indonesia is a transcontinental country located mainly in Southeast Asia with some territories in Oceania. Situated between the Indian and Pacific oceans, Indonesia is the largest Archipelago in the world, the country has 34 provinces and made up by 17,508 islands (meanwhile some tourism board boasts 180,000 islands) of which about 6,000 islands are inhibited by people (Indonesia population more than 260 million).
What ethnics group and religion in Indonesia?
Indonesia is a vary ethnically & linguistically diverse country, with around 300 ethnic groups and more than 700 different languages & dialects . 87% Indonesian are muslim, Nevertheless, Indonesia have a powerful National motto ” Bhineka Tunggal Ika ” Unity in Diversity and one national language Bahasa Indonesia so that Indonesia living in harmony.
Are you proud to be Indonesian ?
Yes! I always say I’m a proud Indonesian born chinese, chinese is minority in Indonesia but my friends never discriminate me.
What places can you recommend me to visit in Indonesia?
To be honest I have not explore Indonesia from Sabang to Marauke yet but here are the top 5 tourist attraction in Indonesia based on my experience.
is the Indonesia’s favorite destination with natural attraction ; mountains to tropical beaches & lush rice terraces and deeply spiritual & unique Hindu culture, 83% of the people in Bali are Hindu, so that Bali has different spiritual atmosphere than others places in Indonesia.
In my opinion, Great infrastructure for tourists as is also one of the reason for international tourists visiting Bali, such as nice International airport, good hotel from the affordable one to the most luxurious, good restaurants and almost all people in Bali can speak English.
I can’t count how many times I already visited Bali but I always want to come again
An old javanese city known for as rich culture & has several historical tourist attraction as Candi Prambanan, Taman Sari Palace & Keraton Yogya. And the other place that you must visit is Borobudur temple, technically in Magelang but only 1 hour drive from Yogya; Borobudur temple is an Indonesia’s spectacular site listed in UNESCO heritage site and one of the largest Buddhist temple in the world.
3. Gili Islands
Are an archipelago of three small islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air located just off the northwest coast of Lombok.
You can reach Gili Island by public ferri or I suggest you go by fast boat from Bali or from lombok. There are not any cars or motorbikes allowed in all 3 Gili island you only can walk or ride bikes and cidomo ( a small house drawn carriage) that makes Gili islands pollution free.
An island east of bali Almost as big as Bali, but less famous than its neighbor so that many places on lombok are still untouched. Mount Rinjani, The second highest volcano is definitely one of the highlights of Lombok, Beautiful beaches and waterfalls are some reasons you should visit Lombok.
One of the world’s greatest megalopolises Jakarta Is the capital city of Indonesia, at first sight it can appear to be a chaotic, crowded but Jakarta offers you historical sites such as Monas & Jakarta old town, cultural attraction and if you like to shopping Jakarta is the best place for you, from cheap to fancy stuff there are at least 150 gigantic shopping malls scattered throughout Jakarta.
Next blog I will share more detail why you should visit my 5 TOP recommend to visit in Indonesia, hope you enjoy reading!
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