Indonesia is already a popular travel destination. There are many spots to visit. Not to mention that it is friendly travel destination for budget travelers and solo travelers as well. Indonesia is also known for having thousands of beautiful islands. That’s why it is also a favorite spot for adventurers and nature seekers. Indonesia is also accessible so travelling to Indonesia won’t cause any major issues.
Things to do when exploring Indonesia
Spending your vacation in Indonesia is a great idea. There are many cities you can explore. However, it is better to plan your trip in advance because there are so many beautiful spots in Indonesia which can make sure harder to decide which one to choose. You can also decide your destination by choosing the kind of activities you want to do when travelling in Indonesia. Here are most recommended things to do while you are in Indonesia/
Visit Jogjakarta for javanese cultural immersion
If you want to know more about the distinctive culture, you can visit Yogyakarta or Jogja. It is a popular destination for any kind of travelers from all over the world. This is where you can learn more about the special region of Yogyakarta. The Javanese culture is still preserved here. You can visit museums, Keraton or the Sultan’s palace, Mailoboro shopping districts, as well as iconic temples (such as Borobudur and Prambanan Temples).
Learn Angklung, Sundanese musical instrument
You can also learn more about traditional Sundanese musical instrument, Angklung in Bandung, West Java. Bandung is actually a growing modern city but the culture is still preserved well. Bandung is a favorite weekend getaway from Jakarta’s residents. It is also a great destination for shopping. However, the most interesting thing to do when visiting Bandung is to learn Angklung in Saung Angklung Udjo. You can also see traditional performances.
Of course, Bali is a must
Indonesia is also where Bali is at. Some foreign visitors often know Bali more than Indonesia itself because Bali is such an iconic travel destination. It is known as the island of Gods because how beautiful and mesmerizing it is. Bali also has very distinctive culture. You can do many activities while in Bali such as visiting temples, seeing traditional Balinese performances, meeting monkey forest, or having romantic dinner in one of the beachfront restaurants.
Toraja for some mysterious magic
If you like something more morbid or mysterious, you can also visit Toraja located in South Sulawesi. This place also has very distinctive culture to get to know to. Torajan culture is intriguing. The most intriguing tradition is the funerary culture of Torajan people. This is where you can see how life collides with the afterlife.
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Get closer to the Nature at Raja Ampat
If you like adventure and like to be closer with the nature, exploring Raja Ampat is highly recommended. This is one of the most popular places in Indonesia especially for adventure and thrill seekers. You can dive into the waters and reveal the life of the undersea paradise yourself. Raja Ampat is also home to 75% of coral species in the world. Therefore, this is the best spot for nature and adventure lovers.