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10 Best Tourist Attractions in Indonesia

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10 Best Tourist Attractions in Indonesia
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URL Travel –  10 Best Tourist Attractions in Indonesia. There are various kinds of the best tourist attractions in Indonesia that have the beauty that we can see from the side such as exotic panoramas, challenging nature, to the beauty of buildings of high historical value and various kinds of cultures that are very friendly for us to recognize. So that’s why they both foreign and domestic tourists love the natural beauty of Indonesia which has a lot of charm.

Best tourist attractions in Indonesia that stretch from Sabang, Aceh to Merauke, Papua, we cannot count how many, because every day we can find tourist attractions that have never been touched, but rest assured that our country Indonesia has millions of spots for us use as a tourist attraction.

Best Tourist Attractions in Indonesia

If you have never felt a tourist attraction that is close to your area but you have explored other tourist attractions abroad, then where is your love for Indonesia’s own tourism?

Therefore, visit the best tourist attractions in Indonesia as discussed in the article below. At least it can be a reference for travelers in Indonesia to get to know more about any place that is suitable for you to visit. You can take advantage of your vacation time to relieve fatigue and burden of thought while at work by visiting the best tourist attractions in Indonesia.

1Komodo Island

Komodo in Komodo Island (credit matadornetwork.com)


The best tourist attractions in Indonesia, the first of me is Komodo Island. This is because the island was nominated for an award as one of the 7 best islands in the world given by UNESCO. So that the island containing its name has become an island that must be preserved continuously and protected its habitat, that is Komodo from mass extinction. As a world heritage that we must guard, then this place is worth visiting when the holidays arrive.

The island with an area of ​​about 390 km ² is located in the Lesser Sunda Islands, Komodo District, Kab. West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara Province, to the east of the island of Sumbawa, separated by a strait called the Sape Strait. Until now, the island has hundreds of Komodo dragons that blend in with the surrounding community, which amounts to about the same. Yes in 2009 alone there were 2500 Komodo dragons living there, and the population numbered around 2000.

For those of you who want to take a vacation to one of the best tourist attractions in the world, then at least you should know in advance the cost of the tour, the cost of the crossing, and the entrance fee there. Don’t even bother if you don’t make a thorough preparation first. One of them is you have to be very good at arranging the best time to visit there, so that when there are quiet visitors so you can get a much better experience.

In addition to the very unique fauna, there is also a flora that is a pride for the people of the island of Komodo, which is in the form of a sepang tree that is commonly used as raw material for natural medicines that are processed in such a way that it can be a powerful medicine, in addition to this wood is also often used as a clothes dye which they woven themselves. Not only that, there are also nitak plants which can also be used as raw material for medicine, and the seeds are said to taste like peas, the taste is also salty. For those of you who are curious as to what, please just take out immediately to Komodo Island.

2Raja Ampat Papua


Raja Ampat in Papua is also one of the 10 best tourist attractions in Indonesia, my own version. The Raja Ampat Archipelago actually consists of 4 large islands, Waigeo Island, Misool Island, Salawati Island, and the other, Batanta Island. Administratively, this island is located in Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua Province. This island is one of the 10 best places in the world as a place for divers. So it’s no wonder, various dive experts from all over the world including from Indonesia themselves came here to get an exotic underwater landscape photo.

Do you like to dive? Don’t admit that you are a hobby of diving or diving if you have never visited an underwater tourist attraction, namely Raja Ampat. Because here the paradise of the greatest divers, you can meet with divers from all over the world when you come there. And around that area there must have been many lined pool equipment and gas tube rental services, I don’t know the rental price, whether it reaches millions of rupiah or not.


In addition, under the sea there is also a research that Raja Ampat is the most complete kingdom of underwater flora and fauna in the world. We, as Indonesian citizens, must also be proud of this. Because this is natural wealth that cannot be bought with anything. With a complete range of marine habitats ranging from various types of fish, coral reefs, sea slugs and so on which adds to the beauty and exoticism of this Raja Ampat.

There are more than 2000 species of marine species in the form of sea corals there. And it is also said that 75% of marine coral species around the world are under the sea of ​​the Raja Ampat islands. Amazing is not it? In addition, when you start diving at a depth that is not too deep, you will tap a variety of unique colorful fish, stingrays, sea horses and a variety of sea Anemones that are very charming. So if you dive here, then that already represents diving all over the world. So do not hesitate to try it.

3Bali Island


The third best tourist attraction in Indonesia, namely the island of Bali. There are several kinds of tourist attractions there, such as Ubud, Kuta, Badung, Denpasar, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung, West Bali National Park, Gianyar Regency, Singaraja, Negara, Jembrana, Kerobokan, North Kuta, Badung, South Kuta, Badung, Palaces Klungkung, Batur Natural Hot Spring. From there you can get a lot of experience while visiting Bali. Because you will be greeted in a friendly and polite manner by the citizens of the island which is located in the east of the island of Java in the province of East Java.

There are a number of places that I suggest you visit while in Bali. Well maybe you are confused about going anywhere when you are there, because there are so many choices of places. So the following 3 places can be a recommendation for tourism references in Bali for you.

Tanah Lot Temple


There you can find a large rock upon which an amazing sacred temple was built. At sunset, you can see the extraordinary beauty of nature. So if you don’t visit here you lose. There you can also find a docile white sea snake who is said to be the guardian of the temple. So please just try if you are curious …

Kuta Beach Bali


This is a location in Bali that is very very famous since ancient times, because it was once a large port that has very complete facilities. With white sand stretching wide, stretching blue sky you can find a variety of beauty of the sky that is very exotic when you meet the sunset. So try to come here when the sun begins to set in order to enjoy the sunset which is so reflective of the orange color of sea water. Really amazing …

Lake Beratan Bedugul Bali


When you visit here, you will find peace of mind as long as it is not crowded by visitors who come to jostle. So if you really want to come here, ask for leave on weekdays so you can find peace. On the mainland located on the edge of the lake there is a temple called the Ulun Danu temple. You can find beautiful natural charm in the mountains from this temple.

Those are the three things about the best tourist attractions in Indonesia precisely in Bali. You can try to go there right now if you really want to refresh your mind that is bored with work and work.

4Lombok Island

Desert Point Bangko-bangko Lombok

One of the best places in Indonesia out of the 10 places that I discussed here is Lombok Island. This place is already famous to all corners of the world, from neighboring countries to Europe too many who come here every year, because there are unique advantages that you can get that you can’t find anywhere else. Some even say that tourism in Lombok is better and more beautiful than the natural beauty in Bali.

On the island of Lombok, I will discuss 3 places that can be a reference for you. So don’t be confused anymore when you want to go there. Here are the three places:

Mount Rinjani


The mountain is often used as a place of its own challenges for hiking or mountain climbers, because Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia. So if you get to the top of this mountain when climbing, then this is happiness full of pride, in addition to achievement, a variety of very stunning views can also be if this mountain is located in 3 districts namely East Lombok, Central Lombok, West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Province .

This mountain becomes a favorite volcano climbed by climbers from various worlds. They can see the Mount Rinjani National Park which is still very fresh and comfortable to climb. Various views of the stretch of the island of Lombok are also part of the climbing process that you can get. For you lovers of hiking, then do not miss to not climb this mountain.

Kuta Beach

Just like Kuta beach in Bali, Kuta beach in Lombok is no less beautiful … there is a lot of natural beauty exposed there. Like the vast expanse of white sand, the majestic stretch of blue sky, the chirping of the birds, the light waves that add to your curiosity to visit there. For those who want to go there, this beach is close to Lombok International Airport, located in the village of Kuta. So don’t be afraid to go here, because the route is also easy.

Bangko Bangko Beach Lombok

Bangko Bangko Beach is also called a desert point. Is a beach used for surfing fun for those who are PRO in terms of surfing. Because according to the International Surf Association, this beach is one of the 10 beaches in the world that are used as surfing with the fiercest waves in the world. So you can imagine how many meters of large wave rolls on this beach. Because the big waves of this beach are used as a means of training the adrenaline of the world’s surfers. From various parts of the country, they are willing to come here to challenge the ferocity

waves. There are also many accommodations available for those of you who want to stay there. From Bali, you can take a ferry to get there.

5Bunaken National Marine Park

Bunaken Marine Park

Hey, who’s been here before? The Bunaken Marine National Park is one of the best tourist attractions in Indonesia, so the law is rather mandatory for you to visit if you want to find refreshing by trying diving or diving. The park which is almost 97% is a part that contains marine habitat and the rest is the mainland is indeed famous for its underwater beauty, yes, although not as famous as Raja Ampat, the National Park located in North Sulawesi, you should make it a fairly complete dive site for marine habitat.

In this National Park, you can find several types of marine habitats consisting of several types, such as 390 kinds of coral reefs, marine mammals, reptiles, and also various types of colorful fish species. So that it attracts the attention of local and foreign tourists. And the data in 2006, 10 years ago there were at least 40000 registered visitors came there to enjoy the underwater beauty of this Bunaken Sea park.

So I recommend to all of you to try to explore the natural beauty of the underwater in Bunaken, because this is one of the best tourist attractions in Indonesia that has a lot of beauty that is not found anywhere else. This is because the Bunaken sea is a representative of the marine ecosystems in Indonesian waters, such as coral reefs, seagrasses and various coastal ecosystems.

In this area, inhabited by residents who come from 22 villages, and their number is around 40 thousand inhabitants. And their lives are mostly seaweed farmers, fishermen, and there are also those who work as tour guides. If you visit there, do not damage the marine ecosystem … especially to damage the coral reef, because many people use various methods such as bombing so that the coral reef is damaged. And don’t forget to always keep clean the Bunaken National Park, friend. Poor all marine habitats due to marine ecosystems that began to be polluted by humans themselves.

6Borobudur Temple


The next destination is to Magelang City, Central Java, which is to visit one of the 7 wonders of the world building. Namely the magnificent Borobudur as evidence of a long historical legacy. If you like history, then this could be your historical destination. Especially for children like school children to learn about the history of the past. Borobudur Temple is located in Borobudur sub-district, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

Borobudur Temple has a pedestal with a width of 123 meters by 123 meters, yes it is square in shape, and has a height of up to 42 meters. Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. So only in Indonesia there are temples of that size. This temple was once built by making it look like a model universe. The purpose is to make it as a place of worship and also as a place of pilgrimage to guide people to a higher life.

As one of the best tourist attractions in Indonesia, Borobudur temple can also provide a different experience than you visited the previous places I wrote at the top, the previous point. So please if you want to tour history, just visit this Borobudur temple, especially for student study visits, then this could be an alternative vacation and as a learning tool.

This famous low-priced tour has also been visited by Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg when visiting Indonesia several years ago. So why haven’t you visited the wonders of the world in your own country before visiting other places? So immediately visit so that not only foreign tourists who meet this temple.

7Wakatobi National Park

Wakatobi National Park

I think I already know about this Wakatobi National Park, yeah … Yep right, the underwater National Park which is located in Wakatobi district, Southeast Sulawesi Province can indeed be the best tourist destination in Indonesia.

Because this place is a high priority place in marine conservation in Indonesia. Because here there is a lot of biodiversity under the sea that must always be maintained and preserved by all of us. So that our children and grandchildren will also be able to directly enjoy the beauty of this nature.

Wakatobi Resort
Wakatobi Resort

As I quoted from Wikipedia, that at Wakatobi Marine National Park there are at least 112 types of marine coral reefs. Here are some of them:
*. Acropora formosa
* .Hyacinthus
*. Psammocora profundasafla
*. Pavona cactus
*. Leptoseris yabei
*. Fungia molucensis
*. Lobophyllia robusta
*. Receive amplification
* .Platygyra versifora
* .Euphyllia glabrescens
* .Tubastraea frondes
* .Tylophora pistillata
*. Sarcophyton throchelliophorum
*. Sinularia spp.

In addition to offering underwater beauty in the form of a group of reefs that are so amazing, there are also various types of ornamental fish that are very unique for us to see. So for those of you who want to come here, don’t worry about losing. Because of various types of fish and stunning underwater and exotic scenery you can get while diving, snorkeling, and watching from a boat. Apart from that, you can also get many benefits from seeing their unique culture.

There are also islands such as Hoga, Binongko, Tamia which provide foreign and local tourists with unique places for activities such as diving / diving accompanied by gas cylinders, snorkeling / just floating, various types of marine tourism, swimming on the shores the beach, for camping with friends and family, and also displays a variety of interesting cultural attractions for you to see. So can I be sure if you don’t visit this place then you will regret it … especially those who like traveling to the sea like diving.

8Puncak Jaya Wijaya Ice Peak

Puncak Jaya Wijaya

If you want a challenge in the form of climbing to the top of the world’s peak, before you reach the peak of the Himalayas or Everest, try first to reach the target in order to reach the glorious peak of Wijaya which is one of the 7 summits in the world. The height of this mountain is 4,884 which has been named the highest mountain in Indonesia. So if I previously discussed Mount Rinjani, if you can reach Mount Rinjani well, then try to level up to the top mountain of Wijaya Papua.

Here indeed you can find the sensation felt in the mountains of the Himalayas, due to the presence of ice at its peak which is also very cold. However, because it is located in the equator, the resulting cold effect is less stable. And even this ice thickness is starting to decrease because of the effects of global warming.

Puncak Jaya, Jaya Wijaya Mountain
Puncak Jaya, Jaya Wijaya Mountain

So you climbers, before you make the climb, prepare yourself at least 3 months before the climb so that when you climb there are no distractions that cause you to bother yourself and even bother other people. Don’t forget to bring complete equipment such as for camping, thick clothes, first aid kit, oxygen, enough food supplies. This will make you feel better than carrying just a few tools.

With physical preparation that has been done well before climbing this mountain, then you will get many positive things, so you there will be proud if you can reach the summit with a height of 4 km more. Definitely feel an extraordinary sensation.

9Lake Toba

Lake Toba


When it comes to legend, this place is the champion, with the story that everyone already knows about this Samosir, this makes this place a place that is visited by many tourists both domestic and foreign tourists. As one of the 10 best tourist attractions in Indonesia, Lake Toba is a place that I recommend to all of you to visit.

The lake, located in North Sumatra, is the largest lake in Indonesia … even the largest lake in Southeast Asia. This is because this lake has a length of 100 km times the width of 30 km. But in the middle there is a volcanic island called the island of Samosir.

There are many objects that you can visit while you are in Lake Toba, including to Samosir Island, Sibandang Island, Tongging, Bakara, Lumban Silintong Balige Beach, Pusuk Buhit, Parapat, Siallagan Village, The House of Indonesian President Soekarno, Suhi Suhi Village , Tuk Tuk, Tomok, Pangururan, Simanindo, Ambarita, and also Sipinsur. So you can visit one of the places that you find interesting and can provide a good refreshing for your mind. So you can immediately try to visit after knowing some of the places above.

Lake Toba, a Mega-Colossal Crater Created
Lake Toba, a Mega-Colossal Crater Created

There you will also find Sumatran culture that has its own characteristics. So you can learn to respond to cultural differences and react with high tolerance. This is local wisdom that needs to be maintained.

10Mount Bromo

The last best tourist spot in Indonesia is Mount Bromo. This mountain is an active mountain with a flat peak. In addition, the surface of the sand on the slopes of the mountain makes the climbers longer climb. Because the experience of others first if we step 3 steps up, we will go down 1 step, yes this is because of the sand earlier. So you need extra strength and strong legs. So before you come here you have to prepare yourself well in advance so that you stay safe.


We can go up there in the afternoon or at night. Because tomorrow is the most awaited thing that is able to watch the sun rise or often referred to as the sunrise. The view that is truly amazing is its own satisfaction as well as being worthy of a hard struggle that is very tired and tired towards the top. Therefore for the smoothness to get there, you must also bring various climbing equipment, first aid, oxygen and supplies.

Oh yeah … it’s really cold up there … so make sure you go there by wearing thick clothes, so it isn’t stiff in the cold. For you tourists, in order to enjoy a good sunrise, there are 5 spot views that you can try, namely:

  • Pananjakan 1
  • Sruni Point
  • Bukit Cinta
  • Bukit KingKong
  • Puncak B29

Below before the above, there are people who come from the Tengger tribe who mostly adhere to Hinduism. This is because Mount Bromo according to belief is derived from the word Brahmin which is a god. So every once in a while or when they are active, they often throw sacrifices into the crater of the summit of Mount Bromo.

If you want to come here by taking the route from Malang, then you can take the path to the village of Bulak Klakah, then continue to the Lumajang path in the Jemplang area, then continue by going through Padang savanna to get to the top of Mount Bromo. Yes this is one of the best tourist attractions in Indonesia which is full of challenges, especially for climbers.

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