People from all over the world flock to Bali, because of its spectacular beaches, jungle-covered volcanoes, unique culture, and welcoming people. Because of Bali’s unique culture and wonderful sights, people from around the world return year after year. Bali is home to an assortment of spots, and travellers of every sort come here to see them.
From black-sand beaches to volcanoes you can hike to bluer-than-blue water, colourful coral, white-sand beaches with gentle waves, rolling hills to hike, and waterfalls to discover, there’s everything you might want. But, why travel to Indonesia? Here’s five reasons why you should reconsider!
The Magical Uluwatu Temple – Bali
The ‘Kecak Dance Platform’ at Uluwatu Temple is one of the most magical areas. Kecak, one of Bali’s most well-known dances, is performed in this part of the temple. A group of men dresses up as monkeys to perform Kecak dances. It is said to possess magical powers that can summon rain during hot weather.
In addition to summoning rain, Kecak is also thought to possess the ability to protect Bali from volcanic eruptions. Those seeking magic gods’ help frequently visit this area of the temple. They tie strips of material to the walls in the hope that their prayers will be answered. A bountiful fish harvest is said to result from summoning fish to the water’s surface by its magical powers.
Woof, but what’s the fun in watching such a magical performance?
Komodo Island – Flores
The Komodo National Park, which sits between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores in the East Nusatenggara province, is a vast and impressive place. There are 29 volcanic islands in the Komodo National Park (including Rinca, Padar, and Komodo), which is home to roughly 2,500 Komodo Dragons and other terrestrial creatures, such as reptiles, birds, and mammals.
The park’s terrain comprises mountainous hillside, tropical rain forests, grass-woodland savannahs, and pristine white sandy beaches that are home to a wide range of marine species. The marine environment in the Komodo National Park is among the world’s most biodiverse yet least explored areas. Located in a 2,000km2 park (which includes protected land and water), the park has a slew of natural attractions.
The Heart of Java – Yogyakarta
The two cities of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo) are where Javanese civilization was born. This region was the seat of power that created the majestic Borobudur and Prambanan temples in the 8th and 9th centuries and the powerful Mataram dynasty of the 16th and 17th centuries. Yogyakarta was known as “Jogja the Never-ending Asia” due to its endless allure. It is also known as “Jogja Istimewa” today, a phrase that describes its unique attributes.
Surrounded by the beautiful rice paddies, this metropolis is a famous cultural centre in Indonesia. You may visit the Sultan’s Palace, known as The Kraton or The Keraton, to see how people live and play. You can spend your day strolling through the living museum, or hang out at the famous Alun Alun. There, you can also visit the Kotagede silversmiths or go shopping on Malioboro Road. You may also visit Magelang to see the world’s largest Buddhist temples.
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Breathtaking Natural Blue Fire – East Java
The Ijen Crater is the only crater in Indonesia that displays a natural wonder known as ‘blue fire’. There are solely two locations in the world where blue fire can be observed. In addition to Indonesia, Iceland is one of them. Blue fire occurs when the heat of the Ijen Crater’s crater combines with sulfur to create blue flames on its surface. Blue fire can only be observed prior to sunrise.
A visit to Mount Ijen, one of East Java’s active volcanoes, is an adventure not to be missed when visiting Indonesia. UNESCO recognised this magical lake as part of its World Biosphere Reserves in March 2016.
But then again, why bother on a special 2 day trip from Bali to Ijen Crater, right?
Raja Ampat – Papua
Raja Ampat islands are one of the greatest diving and snorkeling spots in the world. The Raja Ampat islands are located in Indonesia and are renowned for their excellent diving and snorkeling spots.
In English, Raja Ampat means four kings. Legend has it that a woman found seven eggs, and out of the seven, four hatched and became the kings of Raja Ampat’s biggest islands. The kings were known as Salawati, Batanta, Waigeo, and Misool.
The islands oversee more than 40,000 kilometres of coastlines and land. Thousands of species, including some that are endemic to the region, are present. Cenderawasih Bay, one of the biggest marine national parks in Indonesia, is also included in this regency. Cenderawasih Bay is also a part of the new West Papua (province) in Indonesia, which was formerly known as Irian Jaya.
But, that’s pretty much it. Not that interesting right? Why bother booking a visit to Raja Ampat?
Conclusion: Travel to Indonesia
So, those are the 5 reasons to reconsider your travel to Indonesia. Now that you’ve read it all, have you reconsidered your trip to Indonesia? Travel to Indonesia with Indonesia Impression Tour and we will happy to help you.
Hopefully, this article has given you some clarity on what you should do for your holiday. Enjoy your travels!