Tourist destinations in Indonesia are always evocative to visit. From Sabang to Merauke, lies the potential wealth of Indonesian tourism.
The variety of choices is certainly something to be grateful for as part of the Indonesian nation.
However, behind these advantages, domestic tourists often experience confusion in determining their next tourist destination.Eitss… No need to worry too because it’s hard to decide on a vacation destination.
Because, we will help you choose Indonesian tourist areas that are popular and worth visiting. Here, please scroll for the full list, OK!
12 Best Tourist Attractions in Indonesia
1. Ubud Bali
Forget for a moment the beaches on the Island of the Gods. It’s time to find the simplicity of life in the middle of the countryside which is full of Balinese Hindu artistic and cultural values.
Yes, Ubud is the place to be.Ubud’s fame was even used as one of the main shooting locations for the film Eat, Pray, and Love.
The tourist destinations that must be visited here are Tegalalang Rice Field, Campuhan Hill, Taman Saraswati Temple, Goa Gajah, Ubud Art Market, Arma Museum.
Vacationing in October, you can attend the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival which brings together literacy lovers from all over the world.
2. Nias, North Sumatra
This destination is located on a small island to the west of the mainland of North Sumatra Province. Nias Island has a variety of tourist attractions that should not be missed this year.
Starting from exotic beaches, enchanting lakes, to traditional villages with captivating cultures are available on this island.
As a recommendation, you can visit Sorake Beach, Bawamataluo Village (UNBK supervisor), Gawu Soyo Beach, Tureloto Beach, and the Hinako Islands.
All of these destinations have their own advantages. So, make sure the features of the attraction are as you wish.
3. Bukittinggi, West Sumatra
After vacationing on Nias Island, you can continue your tour in Bukittinggi . This area is the second largest city in West Sumatra Province, flanked by Mount Merapi and Mount Singgalang.
Located at an altitude of more than 900 meters above sea level, Bukittinggi has a cool and calm atmosphere for a vacation.
Some tourist destinations that you must visit when visiting Bukittinggi are the Clock Tower, Bung Hatta Palace and Museum, Janjang Ampek Puluah, Japanese Hole, Sianok Canyon, and Fort de Kock Fort.
4. Special Region of Yogyakarta
Jogja always has a special spot to visit. One of them is Sleman Regency with a series of ancient temples that are both classic and amazing.
While on vacation to Jogja, take the time to explore Prambanan Temple , the largest Hindu temple in the archipelago.
Then, continue the journey to Ijo Temple which is on the highest hill in Yogyakarta. Before ending the day, you can enjoy the view of the twilight courtyard at Ratu Boko Temple.
In addition to being satisfied with enjoying its charm, the experience of walking around this temple will certainly add to knowledge related to religion in Indonesia.
5. Mount Ijen, East Java
Labeled as a ring of fire country, several areas in Indonesia have active and inactive volcanoes. Many of these volcanoes have become vacation spots, such as Mount Ijen on the eastern tip of the island of Java.This mountain has a uniqueness that is hard to find anywhere else.
The struggle to climb an active mountain by challenging sulfur gas will be fully paid off with the phenomenon of blue fire and the beauty of the turquoise green Ijen crater . Are you ready for this challenging holiday?
6. Tiga Gili Islands, West Nusa Tenggara
Although recently affected by the Lombok earthquake, the island’s tourism potential has not faded. Consisting of three islands, each island has its own characteristics.
Gili Trawangan is the closest island and has the most complete infrastructure. Meanwhile, Gili Meno is the best island to escape from the crowds because of its quite hidden location.
Lastly, Gili Air is known for having a beach bar with a wide selection of food, drinks and water sports.
However, all these islands have one thing in common, which is that they have white sand beaches, crystal clear sea water with coral reefs and brightly colored fish, making them the best places for snorkeling.
7. Wae Rebo, NTT
Wae Rebo Village is a world heritage site located at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level, Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. This village above the clouds only has 7 main houses.
When arriving at the top, visitors will be amazed by the thin fog on the sidelines of the green scenery. A visit in November is also recommended, because a traditional Penti ceremony is usually held. The ritual is an expression of gratitude for the harvest received throughout the year.
8. Tanjung Puting, Central Kalimantan
If you want to visit the largest orangutan conservation in the world, Tanjung Puting National Park is not the wrong choice. You can engage in feeding this species at a number of camps.In addition, learning about orangutans can also be done at the Camp Leakey information center.
Apart from orangutans, this national park is also home to 230 species of birds, butterflies, crocodiles, snakes, and endangered animals, such as arowana fish.If you are interested in visiting Tanjung Puting National Park, you can book a 3 day 2 night tour package here
9. Derawan East Kalimantan
It is no exaggeration to call the Derawan Islands a paradise for holiday destinations in the tropics. You can do a variety of fun activities while in Derawan.
Starting from diving in the Derawan marine park, swimming with thousands of jellyfish in Kakaban Lake, snorkeling in the hidden Kehe Daing lagoon, exploring Haji Mangku Cave, to being involved in turtle conservation on Sangalaki Island.
10. Toraja (South Sulawesi)
This area is able to hypnotize its visitors with beautiful natural scenery and unique and magical culture.
If you want to enjoy the cool natural atmosphere of Toraja and away from the hustle and bustle, then camping in Lolai, the land above the clouds, is the right choice.
In terms of culture, Tana Toraja has become a popular destination because of its sacred and majestic celebration of his death.
Kete Kesu is a must-visit spot with a tongkonan complex (toraja traditional house) and a cave that is a tomb for Toraja ancestors.
11. Banda Marine Park, Maluku
This marine park is a world heritage area as an underwater paradise in Indonesia. Diving in the Banda Marine Park will be very satisfying because you can see approximately 310 types of coral reefs and 871 species of fish.
You might forget the mainland because you are already happy to explore the underwater Banda Islands, huh!
12. Lake Sentani Papua
A vacation to Lake Sentani is definitely an option that will not disappoint. This lake offers an exotic impression and is rich in freshwater fish biota.
Apart from enjoying the view from the lakeside, visitors can also swim, fish, dive, water ski, and go on a culinary tour. Vacation with a complete package, deh!