The south-east Asian nation of Indonesia is a fantastic holiday destination; boasting more than 17,000 beautiful islands, of which 8,000 are inhabited. As one of the most populated countries in the world, with over 300 languages being spoken across it, Indonesia is a truly fantastic area of the world to explore.
From ancient temples to tropical, natural beauties, it is truly an explorer’s paradise – also offering great attractions for families and solo-travellers.
Check out our top seven breathtaking sights to see on your Indonesian getaway!
1. Maimun Palace
As one of the most beautiful palaces in Indonesia, Maimun Palace is a must see on your holiday. The 19th century royal palace of the Sultanate of Delhi is a well-known landmark in Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra, offering a brilliant museum experience. With stunning historic architecture inside and out, the palace is a legacy of the Malay Sultanate-Deli.
2. Sumatra Island
The large Indonesian island of Sumatra, located west of Java, offers a plethora of breathtaking natural beauties to explore on your holiday. As the sixth largest island in the world, you can spend days and days discovering what Sumatra has to offer, across its ten provinces. Lake Toba, the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world, is a must see – located in the middle of the northern part of the island.
Gunung Leuser National Park is also a fantastic attraction, straddling the border of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces. The national park is one of the richest tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia, with its highest peak standing at 3,476 metres. It comprises the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ‘The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra’ with two other national parks, offering stunning landscapes (and many orangutans!)
Borobudur is a Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang in central Java and renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monument is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues and is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, widely believed to have been built in the 9th century. The Borobudur is the most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia – it’s not to be missed!
4. Jakarta Cathedral
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Jakarta Cathedral is another fantastic attraction, located in Central Jakarta (an area of Indonesia’s massive capital). The cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Jakarta and today attracts thousands of tourists eager to explore its architecture and museum, detailing the history of the cathedral and surrounding area.
5. Ragunan Zoo
Ragunan Zoo is a fantastic attraction for the whole family, located in the sub-district of Psar Minggu in south Jakarta. The zoo is home to over 270 species of animals (more than 3,000 animals!) from tigers to turtles and more than 170 species of fauna. The attraction dates back more than 150 years and is laid out in a gorgeous tropical setting.
6. Goa Gajah
Goa Gajah, as known as Elephant’s Cave, is definitely worth a visit on your Indonesian holiday. Located on the island of Bali, the mysterious, archaeological site was built in the 9th century as a spiritual place for meditation. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a magical place to visit, offering intriguing architecture, a mysterious cave, ancient bathing pools and beautiful gardens.
7. The National Monument
Indonesia’s National Monument is a renowned landmark in the nation, as a 132 metre high tower in the centre of Merdeka Square in central Jakarta. The 20th century monument, also known as Monas, symbolizes the fight for Indonesia, built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. Visitors are offered a fantastic view of Merdeka Square from the monument’s observation deck, as well as a brilliant museum located at its base, dedicated to Indonesian history.
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