When this global pandemic is over, wouldn’t you like to relax somewhere and take in the sights, sounds, and culture of your destination? Wouldn’t you want to sit on the beach, read ebooks on your tablet, and listen to beautiful music on your brand new wireless earbuds connected to your smartphone?
Yes, all of us are dreaming of travel right at this very moment, and we all dream of relaxing on a lovely beach or a tropical country. Indonesia might be on your list! And if it is not, then read ahead, and maybe this country might jump to the top of your list! If you ever do arrive in this scenic country and forget to pack your bare tech essentials, you can always check out id.valueq.com to find deals in Indonesia. ValueQ has a lot of promotions and reviews about tech and other products.
Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, with over 17,000 islands, and home to over 261 million people.
With extremely cheap local food and reasonably priced accommodation, Indonesia is no doubt among so many travelers’ dream destinations.
So, what places can we visit in Indonesia?
Visit the Palace of Maimoon to see a glimpse of the royal heritage. Retreat to the calming highlands environment to explore Lake Toba and the island of Samosir. Berastagi is also the place to visit near Medan, famous for its abundant fruits and flowers. Taste the Durian fruit or cake and the sweet passion fruit known as Markisa, which can be combined as beverages in syrup bottles too. Visit the local market and splurge on several forms of local fresh-picked produce. Make your way to unwinding breathtaking waterfalls and hot water pools.
On the northwest end of Bird’s Head Peninsula on Papua, the easternmost island of the Indonesian Archipelago, Raja Ampat or, literally, ‘The Four Kings’ is an archipelago of over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool. It is believed that the name Raja Ampat itself derives from a legend in which a woman found seven eggs. Four of them hatching and becoming the kings of the four main islands. In contrast, the other three became a woman, a ghost, and a stone.
Raja Ampat certainly provides some of the best experiences worldwide for underwater enthusiasts. The area within the Four Kings islands is vast, covering 9.8 million acres of land and sea, home to 540 types of corals, over 1,000 species of marine fish, and 700 species of mollusks. This variety makes it the wealthiest living library for coral reef and subsurface biota in the world.
Bintan Lagoon Resort
The biggest tourist attraction of Bintan today is the beautiful Bintan Lagoon Resorts. This magnificent resort is situated on the north of the island. It occupies 23,000 hectares along the entire sandy white coast facing the South China Sea.
The epicenter of the Malay Riau-Lingga empire once was this island. The restored Palace of the Sultan is filled with past historical monuments and relics. A fascinating combination of Dutch and Javanese architecture. Another well-known landmark on this island is the magnificent Riau Grand Mosque Sultan, which was constructed using a mix of white egg and lime as cement.
Travel over to Bintan Island’s eastern shores, and you’d come across Trikora Beach. A famous seaside playground for locals as well as neighboring country Singapore and Malaysia, with spectacular long stretch clear crystal water beaches. Enjoy some calm, calming, and enjoy quality time with your loved ones in this picturesque, stunning setting.
Senggarang and Sebung Village
Senggarang is one of China’s most popular villages on the Riau Archipelago. This small fishing village is packed with rows of stilt fishing houses lining its coastline. The town is home to ancient temples in China too. Sebung Village is the place to go to Bintan to get the best seafood. Sebung Village is located near Sebung River, an abundance of fresh seafood served in Kelong-style restaurants.
Jakarta is a vast, sprawling metropolis, home to over 10 million people from across Indonesia with diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Jakarta is not only the seat of the national government and the provincial government but also the political center of Indonesia. Moreover, Jakarta is the center of national finance and trade in Indonesia. It’s no wonder you’re going to find Jakarta as a vibrant city, with activities going on around the clock in its populated areas.
In the center of Jakarta are some of the most luxurious shopping malls and luxury hotels. Here you can enjoy Jakarta’s 24 Hour Excitement!
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol or Ancol Dreamland is located in Jakarta Utara or North Jakarta. It boasts a range of entertainment choices like Dufan Theme Park, Seaworld, Atlantis Water Adventure Park, Ecopark, an art market, and convenient lodging choices with a complete culinary destination.
Yogyakarta is the birthplace of civilization on Java, along with its twin town, Surakarta (Solo). This city was the seat of power which created the magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan in the 8th and 9th centuries, and the new powerful 16th and 17th century Mataram kingdom.
This town is one of Indonesia’s leading cultural centers. You can stroll through the living museum of The Kraton or The Keraton (Sultan’s Palace), hang out at the famous Alun Alun, watch silversmiths make beautiful jewelry at Kotagede. Maybe even attempt a splurge shopping up on the road to Malioboro.
In the neighboring town of Magelang, chasing sunrise in famous temples like Prambanan and Borobudur are just a few of the many ways to never get bored in this reasonably small but busy area.
These are just a glimpse of what’s in store for Indonesia. I hope that reading through this will excite you on your future travel to Indonesia or, better yet, to inspire you to add this country to your list. There is so much more to see in Indonesia than what is written here, and it would be better if you discovered them for yourself! Ciao!