With more than 17,000 islands making up the country, Indonesia is a destination that is, simply put—wonderful. Beautiful beaches, a celebration of culture, lush forests—the attractions in Indonesia are some of the most amazing in all of Southeast Asia.
A City Coming to Life
Jakarta might not share the fame of other capitals in the region, but it is a unique destination with so much to offer. The city is home to some of the best attractions Indonesia has to offer, including the National Monument, known locally as ‘Monas’. Make this your first stop and try to visit on the weekend when the plaza is teeming with people to get a sense of what Indonesia is all about as a country.
Merdeka Square makes up the immediate grounds where the Monas is located and is also where you will find the Museum Nasional, or National Museum. Entry into this establishment is rather cheap, so take the opportunity to learn more about Indonesia’s rich history that dates back well over 1,500 years.
Complete the tour around the capital’s major attractions with a quick walk over to the Istiqlal Mosque and Jakarta Cathedral. Located literally across the street from each other, these two architectural gems in the heart of Jakarta showcase the harmony between the two faiths and are among the top attractions in Indonesia.
Going on a Beach Getaway
More than just the capital’s attractions, Indonesia is also known the world over for the beautiful beaches and temples found in the city of Bali.
Bali is the most visited city in all of Indonesia, and with stunning beaches like Kuta Beach, it comes as no surprise why people from all over the globe flock to this jewel among the thousands of islands in Indonesia. Sunbathe on the sand with a cold drink in hand or surf the waves—the choice is yours when at the world-famous Kuta Beach.
Another experience unique to Bali is the opportunity to hang out with macaques at the Ubud Monkey Forest. This one-of-a-kind adventure is one of the top attractions in Indonesia. Legend has it that the monkeys don’t like it when you smile at them, but how can you resist when their friendly faces are begging for attention? A few hours at Ubud is something you should not miss, but remember to be careful.
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