10 Best Tourist Attractions in Indonesia
10 Best Tourist Attractions in Indonesia – Indonesia is an archipelago country which has a lot of natural capitals. They are from the jungles, mountains, seas, and lakes. These days, the natural capitals of Indonesia, many of them have become tourist destinations. The natural capital of Indonesia is not only in Javanese Island of Bali, but also spreading from Sabang to Marauke. If you think all this time that Bali is the most beautiful island in Indonesia as the beauty of its beach, you could probably wrong. In fact, there are other islands which have potential of natural capital that is worth a visit. The following is the lists of 10 best tourist attractions in Indonesia:
1. Raja Ampat, Papua
Raja Ampat archipelago is no #1 destination that you should visit before you decide to go abroad for holiday. Why is it so? The archipelago which is located in the end of east Indonesia has the most completed underwater natural capital on earth.
Raja Ampat is a name given for the four beautiful islands which came from the local’s mythology, namely Waigeo, Salawati, Batanta, and Misool. The tourists from around the world want to visit the island desperately to enjoy the 540 kinds of coral, 1,511 fish species, and 700 kinds of mollusc. Even The Nature Conservation and Conservancy International admitted that there are 75% of marine species that you can find on the island. Raja Ampat in Papua is the paradise for the diving lovers.
2. Komodo Island, Nusa Tenggara
If you want to experience the real habitat of the typical animal of Indonesia, here is the perfect place. Komodo island consists of several island and seas. One of the most popular is the Loh Liang National Park which is located in Rinca Island, West Manggarai, Labuan Bajo, Flores. Here you can look closely at the real life of Komodo dragon. Komodo island is included in the UNESCO world wonder.
3. Mount Rinjani, Lombok Island
Many say that Mount Rinjani is one of the most beautiful Mounts in Indonesia. With the height of 3,726 mdpl, Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia. For Bali people themselves, the mount is sacred besides Mount Sameru and Mount Agung.
Hiking at Mount Rinjani, you will be presented by the view of exotic tropical forest, Savannah, and also beautiful hills area. Mount Rinjani is one of most favorite mounts for the hikers around the world. Up from the peak of Rinjani, you can enjoy the throughout view of Lombok Island, Bali, and Sunda.
4. Belitung Archipelago
The rising archipelago after the Laskar Pelangi movie surely has the perfect beauty of the beaches. The beaches in Belitung archipelago have distinct view from the most beaches in Indonesia.
We should be grateful of the Laskar Pelangi movie, since the movie watched we can know that Indonesia has a hidden paradise in Belitung island. Some of the beaches that are recommended to visit are Tanjung TInggi Island, Pentabong Island, Tanjung Island, Kelayang, Lengkuas Island, and Keramat Island.
5. Mount Bromo, East Java
It can be said that Mount Bromo is the most popular among the locals and foreign visitors. Even Mount Bromo is often used for movie shooting. One of them which won a lot of awards is “Pasir Berbisik”.
The sunrise in Mount Bromo is very beautiful. If the weather is nice, you can see the sunset with the smokes out of the Mount Sameru from distance and the sun rising slowly to the sky. From 2,770 mdpl high in Pananjakan, you can also enjoy the beauty of the sea of sands.
If the has risen up, you can hike the mount and enjoy the beauty of crater of Mount Bromo, then keep on the journey to take pictures in teletubies hill which is often used as photoshooting area.
6. Ijen Crater, East Java
Ijen crater is one of the active volcanoes in Indonesia. The volcano is often used as the location of hiking by the visitors around the world. At the peak of the volcano you can see the huge blue crater. It is one of the biggest acid craters on earth.
The water of the crater is still, blue colored when the sun is shining in the morning. At night, the crater becomes more amazing. Under the crater at 1 AM, you can see the blue fire which comes from sulphur liquid. It is suggested for those who want to see the beauty of Ijen crater to hire a guide for the safety reason.
7. Bunaken Sea Park, North Sulawesi
Bunaken sea park is a diving spot which has been familiar for long time. It is still used as one of favorite tourist destination for the divers around the world. Bunaken sea park has 20 diving spots with various depth up to 1,344 meters.
No need to worry about the diving apparatus, since those has been provided here for diving and snorkeling. In the sea park living of the various of marine biotic that can be seen when snorkeling or diving, even if you are lucky by finding the starfish at the shallower water.
8. Lake Kalimutu, Flores
Lake Kalimutu is included in the Kalimutu National Park which is the smallest national park from the six national park in Bali and Nusa Tenggara. Despite it is located in a remote national park, but it has very stunning view from Mount Kalimutu.
At the peak of Mount Kalimutu, there are three lakes with different water colors. The three lakes are Lake Kalimutu. It is believed to change its color. Sometimes, the water is blue, green, and black and some other time it turns into white, red, and blue. The change is unpredictable.
9. Dreamland Beach, Bali
Dreamland beach is known as one of the most beautiful beach in Bali. It is not only the beach which is located in Uluwatu area is also known with the neat condition of the beach. The beauty of Dreamland beach has attracted many locals or visitors around the world. The wave is very big which is good for those who love surfing.
10. Lake Toba, North Sumatra
Lake Toba is one of the famous lake in Indonesia. Toba Lake is located in North Sumatra. What makes it amazing is that in the middle of the clear lake water, there is an island which is as big as Singapura. The name of the island is Samosir Island. in the middle of it, there are still two beautiful lakes, namely Sidihoni Lake and Aek Natonang Lake. Toba lake is acknowledged as the biggest lake in the Southeast Asia, and the second biggest after Victoria Lake in Africa.