May 26th, 2016 by James
If you want to enjoy your upcoming holidays like never before and looking for the perfect destination, Indonesia is all where you want to be. Be it for shopping, diving, trekking, nature, history, or leisure, Indonesia with 17,000 islands has a wide range of travel places to your fancy.
Home to around 300 ethnic groups and 700 languages, Indonesia is a country rich in cultural diversity.
Here are some of the best places to visit in Indonesia:
Dieng Plateau, Central Java
The Dieng Plateau, formed after the eruption of the mountain Prau, is a caldera complex that is situated at 2,000 meters above sea level. One of the coolest destinations in Indonesia, the Dieng Plateau would surely delight you with a a multicolored lake, ancient Hindu temples, and a hot spring.
Lake Maninjau, West Sumatra
The beautiful Lake Maninjau is located in a volcanic crater and you would need to negotiate 44 hairpin turns on the steep road down from Bukittinggi. The breathtaking views over the blue lake and the surrounding hills would surely make your journey to this place memorable for life. It is rated very highly by tourists from all parts of the world to live a slow paced life, restore inner peace, and to relax.
Yogyakarta and Surroundings, Central Java
The arts and culture and culinary hub of the island of Java, Yogyakarta would delight you with street art, gamelan concerts, puppet makers, and much more. You can find more than 2,000 relief panels and 500 Buddha statues at the Borobudur temple and enjoy beautiful evening dance performances staging the Ramayana, one of the greatest Hindu epics of all times, at the Prambanan temple.
Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara
Home to one of the most fascinating creatures on earth, the Komodo Island is the home of the Komodo dragon. These islands are the only places where you find the native Indonesian dragon living in the wild. The largest lizard in the world, the Komodo dragon weights up to 70 kilograms and grows as tall as three meters long with sharp claws and poisonous saliva.
The best thing is that you can easily find amazing hotels like the Hotel di Puncak at amazing prices. Loaded with state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure, these hotels fit all budgets and would surprise you with delicacies and hospitality like never before. All in all, you would get every reason to keep coming back to this beautiful island country.