Indonesia, the ‘land of many islands’ is the 16th largest country in the World. It is comprised of about 17,500 islands and people are mainly Muslims with substantial number of Christians and Hindu and a few number of Buddhist.
Much of Indonesia’s attraction is its rich culture and its rich flora and fauna which are a mixture of Asian and Australian. It’s tropical climate and white sand beaches make it popular to almost all types of visitors.
Jakarta, the capital, remains the center of trade and industry. It is buzzling with shops and night life making it a prime destination. Despite the city’s modernity, there are clusters of museum and mosque around central Jakarta. Istiqlal, the largest mosque in South East Asia is in the heart of the city.
The main islands are Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Sumatra, Maluku, Jawa and Papua – each with distinct cultural identity.
Borobudur, one of the World’s largest Buddhist temples is in the province of Jawa.
Raja Ampat, one of the best diving spot in Asia is in the island of Papua.
Kelimutu, the volcano with three crater lakes of varying color (blue, green and red) is also in Indonesia!
And not to forget Bali – where the sun is shining 365 days a year!
There is simply so much to do, see and experience that no two journeys in this vast country is alike. You may never want to leave!