Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia which is crossed by the equator and is also the largest archipelagic country in the world consisting of tens of thousands of islands.
With this background, Indonesia or the archipelago has become one of the tourist magnets for tourists both at home and abroad.
Various kinds of beautiful tourist destinations are presented in Indonesia, spread from the west to the east of Indonesia. The following are the most popular destinations in Indonesia throughout 2014 based on the survey results from Tripadvisor.co.id, Tuesday (4/11/2014):
Ubud Village is an ideal place for those of you who want to experience firsthand the sensation of the famous Balinese massage while exploring the atmosphere of one of the most popular spa destinations in Asia.
Acupressure, reflexology, stretching and aromatherapy are among the many traditional massage treatments on offer on the island.
Ubud is also the bustling center of Balinese arts and home to a number of excellent museums and small art galleries.
For example, Neka Art Museum, Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), temple complex in Gunung Kawi, Kecak dance performances are some of the many choices of art venues that you can visit while on vacation to Ubud.
Seminyak has some of the most beautiful beaches in Bali. Make sure you don’t miss the famous sunset view and enjoy its relaxing beauty.
Prepare to be mesmerized at a traditional Balinese ceremony on the beach, complete with gamelan players and offerings to the gods.
Of course don’t let the fine sand and diverse cultural experiences get in the way of your spa activities and shopping! Modern spas and luxury boutiques will take you away from the waterfront, but only for a while.
Jakarta, the bustling, congested and cosmopolitan capital city of Indonesia, is a city full of diversity.
Its population reaches millions of people from all over the world. Various languages, cultures, and socioeconomic levels mingle in it. This city is known as one of the cities that has the best nightlife in Asia and the worst traffic jams.
Every holiday, or weekend, local residents will usually escape for a moment from the routine of work by enjoying the various charms of tourist attractions such as Ancol Dreamland, Toea City area, Bank Indonesia Museum, or enjoying the sunset on the islands in Seribu Island.
Nusa Dua, Bali
Nusa Dua is a center for luxury lodging, golf resorts, prestigious restaurants, and recreational areas. Surfing and diving are two popular activities for adventurous visitors to this beach destination.
Follow the steps to Besakih Temple and mix recreation with exercise. A wide selection of spas, galleries and boutiques await those of you who want to relax. Local Barong performances can also be enjoyed at Batubulan.
Kuta offers the best beaches in Bali, a five-mile stretch of clean sand that is a magnet for surfers and sunbathers.
When the golden sun began to set, the partygoers began to enliven the atmosphere. The nightlife in Kuta is extraordinary.
Tourists from all over the world are turning from restaurants to nightclubs to enjoy a unique experience in Kuta in an alluring outfit.
Enjoy peeking at the sun shyly shining from behind Mount Merapi which is still shrouded in the morning mist. The fresh aroma of the morning is perfect in the nuances of the wonders of Indonesia’s historical heritage, making it an unforgettable experience. May to July is the right time to enjoy this moment considering the weather is sunny.
The view of the sun rising in the sky slowly from behind Merapi in the morning, the color is orange with a natural bluish purple glow. The colors look beautiful on the temple stones which are blackish gray. The reddish color is also present on the eastern horizon greeted by monumental stupas and Buddha statues. The stones also glowed reddish showing the peaceful face of the Buddha. Don’t miss the opportunity to capture this beautiful picture with the foreground of the Borobudur Temple stupa.
Those of you who want to catch the beauty of the sunrise at Borobudur Temple need to pay an entrance ticket of IDR 220,000.00 for local tourists and IDR 320,000.00 for foreign tourists.
Yogyakarta has amazing architecture and a strong spiritual atmosphere. The ancient Hindu temple of Prambanan looks like a hand-carved sand castle, while the Sultan’s palace resembles a golden music box filled with jewels.
Famous for its arts and crafts, Yogyakarta is a cultural center that is the lifeblood of traditional and modern wayang arts.
Bandung is the third largest city in Indonesia, but it is located quite close to Jakarta and has cooler weather.
Bandung features a lot of Dutch Colonial architecture as well as a beautiful botanical garden, zoo, golf course, and a wide variety of food options.
Visiting Bandung is not legal if you don’t visit some natural attractions that are soothing to the eye such as tours to Kawah Putih and Tangkuban Perahu.
Calm Legian is a picture of relaxation. The only action on this beach is the fire dancer at night, who spins an orange fireball into the sky with his dexterous hands.
Surfers, body boarding connoisseurs and sun-loving tourists share their place on this serene beach with joy.
There are many shops, cafes and restaurants to satisfy your shopping cravings and indulge your taste buds. If you want to mingle with the locals, you can take part in the football matches that are played every night at Blue Ocean Beach.