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The top attractions in Indonesia

Posted by Laurie Mccoy

What to see in Indonesia

Mount Bromo, Java

An incredible place in Java to catch the sunrise, Mount Broom, with aggressive fumes and surrounded by mist is now one of the most popular excursions volcanoes in Indonesia.

Hidden beaches in Bali

While many people will stick to the long sand Seminyak and Kuta, Bali has some incredible beaches, and empty just waiting to be discovered. Find my favourites in the link above.

The cultural hub of Ubud, Bali

Ubud is full of cafes vegan, yoga retreats, and the lush green paddy fields. There are a million and one things to do in Bali, but if you want to slow down, a few days in Ubud culture is a winner. Visiting temples famous water, enjoying traditional dances, and explore the famous Monkey Forest before taking in the lush green landscape.

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Blue Fire Lake Ijen, Java

Ijen sulfur mines are not only dangerous workplaces for low paid staff but are now popular tourist attraction thanks to the ‘blue flame’ emitted from the lake at night.

Tanah Lot Temple, Bali

The temple is famous along the southern coast of Bali draw in the crowds, especially for the sunset. On the stone a little out to sea, this is a checkmark on each Bali typical bucket list.

Scuba Diving in Batu Batong

Labuan Bajo, with manta rays, dolphins and the underwater world is amazing is the ideal place to dive or snorkel. HMS Victory wreck in Bali is another popular dive site.

Gili Islands, Lombok

The third point of sand surrounded by clear water and large turtles are a short boat ride from Bali and easy beach escape for a slower pace of life.

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Komodo National Park

Home to Komodo, a boat trip on the still waters of the bay will give you to the island’s protected wilderness. Impressive large lizard and a local guide will keep you safe (with a stick?)

Tropical Forests of Sumatra

Sumatra is the wildlife and safari dream. Leopard, tiger, elephant, and white rhino that is a world away from the coast of Bali. Because of deforestation continues, the natural habitat is sadly in danger.

Borobudur and Prambanan, Yogyakarta

In Yogyakarta, known locally as Jogja, you can find two of the most famous temples in the world. The complex Hindu Prambanan and Borobudur towering structures can easily be done in one or two-day visits

Sangiran Early Man Site, Flores

The discovery site of the human species is now extinct. Measuring at just 3.5 meters you can visit places that Homo floresiensis was found, although remnants now live elsewhere.