If you are making a holiday place-to-visit list, do not forget to check top destinations in Indonesia. Indonesia is a country with unlimited tourism attractions and destinations. Visiting the country could be confusing since there are various places worth to visit. However, to help you choose the destinations to go, here are some short descriptions of several top destinations popularly visited based on the cities in Indonesia.
As the capital city of Indonesia, this city may have been quite popular with the international citizen. Behind the governmental buildings, this city also covers some tourist destinations such as Monumen Nasional (Monas), Istiqlal mosque, Kota Tua, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Merdeka Square, Jakarta History Museum, Seribu Island, Ragunan Zoo and many others.
Rich in culture, Yogyakarta is one of the most visited cities in Indonesia. This city offers a hundred attractions. For cultural destination, the city has Keraton Ngayogyakarta (the palace of Sultan Yogya), Taman Sari, Prambanan temple, Kalasan temple, Plaosan temple, Ijo temple, Ratu Boko temple, Fort Vredeburg Museum, Kauman grand mosque, Ullen Sentalu museum, and many others. The city also has mesmerizing natural attraction such as Jomblang cave, Timang beach, Grojogan Sewu waterfall, Mangunan sunrise viewpoint, and you can even hike Merapi mountain via Yogyakarta.
Being as the most famous of all, Bali surely has piles of top destinations to offer. Any types of destination, cultural, natural, historical, educational, and others are available to welcome you. Famous for its beaches, there are Sanur, Kuta, Legian, Tanjung Benoa, Dreamland, and many others. If you desire the ‘virgin’ or untouched beach, you could visit some newly opened beach. Other than the beach, there are also lots of temple with lovely carvings. You could buy some amazing artworks carefully made by Balinese craft men in some art markets there.
Situated near the outer side of Indonesia, this city secretly covers stunning destinations. The most well-known one is the underwater paradise, Bunaken National Marine Park. Preserved coral reefs and their unique and delightful inhabitants are the main object attraction. Other than the marine park, the city also has Soekarno bridge, Tunan waterfall, Christ blessing, Ban Hin Kiong temple, Siau island, Bentenan beach and others worth to visit.
5. Central Kalimantan
Learn how Orangutans live during your tour to Central Kalimantan. Popular for Tanjung Puting National Park, this city is diverse for its flora and fauna. You can meet some of them in the park. Located in the center of Kalimantan, it will ease you to visit other attractions in other cities such as Sentarum lake, Kutai National Park, floating market and so on.
6. North Sumatra
Located in the north, the city is close to other beautiful cities in Sumatra island such as Aceh and West Sumatra. In this city, many tourists visit Toba Lake, Sipisopiso, Maimun Palace, Graha Maria Annai, and few others.
7. West Papua
Newly separated city, West Papua has promising tourist destinations. On top of all, Raja Ampat island is an international sensation. Wayag Island, Cape Kri, Pianemo island, Harfat peak and the rests will always get the best rate.