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  • A stupendous group of islands lies scattered around the Pacific Ocean, with lush rainforests covering them and steaming active volcanoes standing tall upon them. A gorgeous, flourishing marine archipelago surrounds these islands, housing a unique range of marine flora and fauna. This is Indonesia – the most naturally gifted country in Oceania, full of wonderful things to do and interesting places to visit.

    The sheer range of natural experiences that you can have in the country is spellbinding and will get your adrenaline pumping only by reading about them. Not only is the natural richness unique in itself, it is further complemented by the many human activities that are possible there. It is one thing to admire volcanoes from afar, but it is quite another thing to hike up their length and stand look down into their bubbling depths. It is one thing to marvel at the turquoise seas that kiss the island shores, but quite another to enjoy them intimately with snorkelling, scuba diving, or submarine adventures.

    Visiting Indonesia means allowing yourself the gist of a manifold range of experiences; experiences that will live on as picturesque memories long after you’ve finished exploring the island country. There are many wonderful places to visit in Indonesia, making it hard to know where to get started. This is why this carefully curated list is a great place to begin your planning for your future trip to Indonesia. Bookmark it and return to it while your craft a great itinerary. It will ensure that you have a wonderful trip when you finally visit Indonesia. 


    Here are some of the best places to visit in Indonesia:

  • 01Places to Visit in Bali

    Places to Visit in Bali

    Ubud

    1. Ubud Monkey Forest, Ubud- The Ubud Monkey Forest is a sacred, revered forest owned by the Padangtegal village, where you will come across over 700 monkeys playing freely around the hundreds of trees that cover it. 

    2. Elephant Safari Park North Ubud- Taking a safari through this park is a wonderful way to enjoy the elephants of Ubud up close. The safari not only takes you close to the elephants and educates you about their lives but also gives you the chance to bathe them if you so, please. 

    3. Blanco Renaissance Museum, Ubud- This landmark museum in Ubud is the cultural focus of Ubud, and houses a vast collection of paintings, books, illustrations, collages and lithographic Balinese artworks, making it an interesting place to visit.
      
    4. Saraswati Temple Ubud- High in spirituality and rich in ornate architectural intricacies, the Saraswati Temple in Ubud is reached by crossing a beautiful lotus pond standing in the midst of lush greenery. It makes for a lovely stopover on an afternoon stroll. 

    5. Tegallalang Rice Terraces- One of the must do things in Bali is taking a stroll through lush rice paddies that enrich the landscape of Ubud, and the well-designed Tegallalang Rice Terraces are a gorgeous place to engage in one. 

    6. Ubud Traditional Art Market- To get a taste of local life and to collect some memorable souvenirs in Bali, pay a visit to the Ubud Traditional Art Market and shop for some silk scarves, handicrafts, handmade woven bags and more interesting products. 

    7. Campuhan Ridge Walk- One of the most breathtaking nature treks that you can take in the Ubud region, Campuhan Ridge Walk will take you through lush paddies, quaint bridges, rippling rivers and small villages to bring you to the majestic Pura Gunung Lebah temple complex.

    8. Goa Gajah 'Elephant Cave'- This 9th-century cave is a fascinating place to visit in Ubud. The intricate engravings of terrifying creatures and demons on its entrance tell a tale of cultural practices that are very interesting. 

    9. Dinner at Locavore- A dinner at Locavore is a must in Ubud. The delicious, artistically prepared food is a delight to the senses and a great satisfaction for the palate. 


    Kuta


    10. Waterbom- Relax and have some adventurous fun as you race laps in the pools, enjoy crazy rides and hang out at the poolside bars of this thrilling waterpark in Kuta. 

    11. Underwater World In A Submarine- Kuta’s underwater world is extraordinarily rich and enjoying its mysterious depths through the windows of a submarine is one of the most exotic things to do in Bali. 

    12. Kuta Night Market- Arts and crafts, food ingredients and street stalls, clothes and trinkets, Kuta’s many night markets are a fantastic way to enjoy the local life of the island and chance upon some charming souvenirs to take back home. 

    13. Sanur Beach- Swim, snorkel, and relax on the soft sands on one of the most pristine beaches in Kuta. It is not heavily populated at most times, adding to its pleasure. The Pura Blanjong temple, made of coral, is also a popular attraction here. 

    14. Shell Museum- Revel in the unique beauty of hundreds upon thousands of shells from all over the world that are encased in the halls of the Shell Museum in Kuta. 

    15. Gunung Payung Beach- Being low on the tourist radar means that visitors to the Gunung Payung Beach can easily enjoy the peace and solitude that it offers while admiring its startling beauty. 

    16. Kuta Beach in Kuta- One of the most popular beaches in Bali, Kuta beach is the best place on the island to enjoy some adventurous water sporting activities. The sunset as seen from this beach is magnificent too. 

    17. Vihara Dharmayana Kuta- Immerse yourself in Buddhist Zen energy with a visit to this serene Chinese Buddhist temple. Standing calmly amidst the hectic bustle of the city, this temple catches the eye because of its vibrant Chinese architecture. 

    18. Petitenget Temple- Slip on a traditional dress and walk into the halls of this ancient Hindu temple, enjoying its ancient architecture and learning its cultural significance. 

    Seminiyak

    19. Seminyak Beach- One of Bali’s most fashionable beaches, Seminyak Beach is a glorious place to rejuvenate in luxury, and enjoy the posh restaurants lining the coast. The sunset from this beach is absolutely fabulous too. 

    20. Tirta Empul- Located in the town of Tampaksiring, this Hindu temple, said to be created by Lord Indra, is renowned for its holy spring water. Taking a bath in these powerful waters is said to have curative effects, and is an extremely popular thing to do in Bali. 
     
    21. Seminyak Square- Enjoy the mingling of the local and touristic crowds in this vibrant, lively square. Shopping for souvenirs in its many shops and stalls is a great way to enjoy the square along with eating its street food.
     
    22. Eat Street of Seminyak- A must-visit attraction in Bali, Seminyak’s Eat street is a colourful street lined with shops and stalls selling all variety of Indonesian food. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to experiment with traditional flavours here. 

    Nusa Dua

    23. Camel Ride on Nikko Beach- To ride on the back of a camel as the waves froth around you and the sea winds ruffle you is a memorable experience and one that should not be missed when on Nikko beach. Early mornings are the best time for such rides. 

    24. Pantai Geger Beach- A comfortable, sheltered beach near Nusa Dua, Pantai Geger is a lovely place to spend some relaxed moments in Bali. Swimming in the smooth waters of this beach is a popular activity. 

    25. Pasifika Museum- A vast collection of artworks specific to the Asia-Pacific region is housed within the premises of this museum, making it a great cultural stopover when you’re in Bali. 

    26. Mandara Spa- Let yourself relax completely as you enjoy one of the luxurious spa packages offered by this upscale resort. Undertaking their traditional Balinese spas is a great idea.  

    Other Attractions in Bali

    27. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan- Situated on the shores of the Lake Bratan, this iconic Shaivite water temple complex in Bali is a gorgeous place full of spirituality intertwined with the best of nature.

    28. Mount Batur- Trek up to the top of this active volcano in the darkest hours of the night, reaching its summit just in time to witness the breathtaking sunrise from its rim. The night trek and the sunrise will be memories you cherish lifelong.

    29. Uluwatu Temple- Perched atop a 70-metre-high cliff facing the sea, this water temple in Bali is a lovely spiritual destination to immerse yourselves within, with spellbinding sea views that add to the powerful atmosphere of the temple.

    30. Tanah Lot Temple- The sea waves lash wildly upon the rocks, sending their waves spraying high upon the ancient walls of the Tanah Lot Temple, an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site revered for the legends attached to it.

    31. Bali Safari and Marine Park Gianyar- Go for a thrilling safari through the large open zoo of this park and marvel the sight of the underwater creatures in their natural habitats as you enjoy the many attractions of this beautiful 40-hectare nature park in Gianyar.

    32. Jimbaran Bay- A place where luxury meets with primitive lushness, Jimbaran Bay is a spellbinding location. Some of the most upscale resorts are located on the secluded shores of this bay, so you can enjoy a peaceful yet comfortable vacation in Bali.

    33. Watch Dolphins at Lovina Beach- Dozens of laughing dolphins make their way to the shallow waters around Lovina Beach early in the morning, and can easily be sighted from the shore. If you want a closer interaction, row out into the sea with a fisher boat.  

  • 02Places to Visit in Jakarta

    Places to Visit in Jakarta
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    34. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah- Some of the most admirable landmarks of Indonesia, along with their clothing, dance forms, and archipelago are housed in miniature form within the premises of the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah miniature park, making it an extremely popular tourist attraction in the region.

    35. Ancol Dreamland- Enjoy thrilling adventures with the rides and pools that make up the Ancol Dreamland such a fun-filled, adrenaline-boosting place to visit in North Jakarta.

    36. Trip to the Thousand Islands- Hop your way from one island to the other over a course of 108 islands that stand in a chain off the shores of Jakarta. Only 13 islands are developed, so you can enjoy a solitary picnic on any of the others for a memorable adventure. 

    37. Monas Tower- The impressive Monas Tower stands in the centre of Merdeka Square in central Jakarta and is a beloved site for Indonesia. The tower is a tribute to the struggles faced by Indonesians for independence. 

    38. Ragunan Zoo- Exotic animals and endangered species find a loving home in the grand Ragunan Zoo.

    39. Istiqlal Mosque- The largest mosque in southeast Asia, Istiqlal Mosque is a landmark structure in Jakarta which is renowned for its sweeping, minimalist architecture as well as its gorgeous metalwork of Arabic calligraphy.

    40. Ancol Beach City- Ancol Beach City, located inside Ancol Dreamland, is an upscale, fancy lifestyle centre where you can enjoy a wide variety of water sports and entertainment facilities like live musical concerts.

    41. Kota Tua- Stroll around the ancient European buildings of Kota Tua (Old Town) which speak eloquently of the colonised past of the country, and pay a visit to its many landmark buildings including the various museums there.

    42. National Museum- Learn about the archaeological, historical, ethnological, and geographical roots of Indonesia with a visit to the National Museum. It’s a great way to understand the region in depth.

    43. Jakarta Cathedral- The Jakarta Cathedral is the central Roman Catholic cathedral of Indonesia, with an eye-catchingly impressive building, the famous Rozeta Rosa Mystica stained glass and other iconic artworks situated around its premises.

    44. National Gallery of Indonesia- One of the most important art galleries in Indonesia, this art gallery houses over 1770 artworks by both Indonesian and foreign artists like Raden Saleh, Affandi, Victor Vasarely, and Sonia Delaunay among others.

    45. Sailboats at Sunda Kelapa Port- Enjoy the waters of the Pacific Ocean by heading out for an exhilarating boating expedition by hiring a sailboat from the Sunda Kelapa Port. You can rent a boat for the whole day and enjoy a glorious day in the sea.

    46. Atlantis Water Adventure- Let your hair down and enjoy a dose of adrenaline-filled adventure as you partake of the many wonderful rides that the Atlantis Water Adventure is famous for. 

  • 03Places to Visit in Yogyakarta

    Places to Visit in Yogyakarta

    47. Merapi Volcano- This active volcano is one of the most impressive destinations to visit in Yogyakarta. It is generally enjoyed with a jeep tour, though you can also hike up if you have a strong fitness level.

    48. Jomblang Cave- Enter this spellbinding cave where sunlight plays magical tricks with the musty dark, and walk through the tunnel connecting Goa Jomblang to the Grubug cave for a breathtaking experience.

    49. Sinden Beach- A scenic beach which offers tourists the chance to enjoy some magnificent sea panoramas, fish and just simply relax on its smooth silken sands, Sinden Beach is a must-visit in Yogyakarta.

    50. Kalibiru National Park- A lush natural landscape covered in a mantle of silence and solitude, Kalibiru National Park is not only a great place to immerse yourselves in nature, but also a place to enjoy fascinating sunsets and thrilling outdoor activities.

    51. Timang Beach- A white sand beach in Yogyakarta, Timang Beach is especially popular for its extensive lobster population. So, if you’re looking for an offbeat thing to do in Indonesia, try out lobster fishing on Timang beach.

    52. Kedung Kandang Waterfall- Hidden amidst the lush natural landscape of Botak Mountain, the Kedung Kandang Waterfall is a marvellous sight to behold in Yogyakarta, simultaneously rich in cultural myths and legends. 

    53. Watu Lumbung Beach- Enjoy the glorious sunset that spreads over the horizon as you sit upon the rocks around the Watu Lumbung Beach with the waves breaking gently all around you. It’s a beautifully meditative experience to have in Indonesia.

    54. Prambanan Temple - Dedicated to the Trimurti, and renowned for its beautiful reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, this ancient Hindu temple complex in Yogyakarta is a must visit in the region. 

  • 04Places to Visit in Lombok

    Places to Visit in Lombok

    57. Mount Rinjani- Known as the second highest active volcano in Indonesia, Mount Rinjani is a jaw-dropping destination. A stunning deep-blue crater lake stands upon the summit of the volcano, and the panoramic views from its heights are unforgettable.

    58. Tiu Kelep Waterfall- Hike through the dense natural landscape of North Lombok till you come upon the Tiu Kelep Waterfall, which is famed as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Southeast Asia. Once here, definitely go for a swim in the waterfall lake.

    59. Selong Belanak Beach- Lay down and relax on the white sands of this pristine beach in Lombok. Usually uncrowded, the Selong Belanak Beach makes for a delightful romantic spot in Lombok.  

    60. Snorkelling at the Pink Beach- The Pink Beach is a beautiful pink-tinged beach that is famous for its snorkelling opportunities. The underwater world around this beach is thriving with colourful life, and snorkelling is the best way to enjoy it.

    61. Stand at Cliff’s Edge at Lingkoq Datu- To stand upon the edge of the Lingkoqbatu cliff and look out upon the sweeping panorama of the sea stretching out as far as the eye can see is a memorable experience that should not be missed in Lombok.

    62. Old Suspension Bridge- Built in 1932, this Old Suspension Bridge is a legacy of the Dutch colonial era. Surrounded by lush natural landscapes all around, with a river flowing past down below, this Suspension Bridge is an exotic site to enjoy in Lombok. 

    63. Gili Islands- The Gili islands off the coast of Lombok are an extremely romantic destination, renowned for their smooth palm-lined white beaches, delightful snorkelling, adventurous scuba diving and magical sunsets.

    64. Air Kalak Hot Springs- Relax your aching bodies in the soothing thermal waters of the Air Kalak Hot Springs, an offbeat destination in Lombok, appealingly unfrequented by touristic crowds.

    65. Kuta Lombok- Spend a day or two revelling on the luxuriant beaches of Kuta Lombok, enjoying swimming, snorkelling, lounging and water sports to your heart’s content. 

  • 05Places to Visit in Papua

    Places to Visit in Papua
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    66. Raja Ampat- An Indonesian archipelago 1500 island strong, Raja Ampat is a paradisiacal location. Sparsely populated, but rich in gorgeous beaches, lush jungles and thriving sea life, it is a spellbinding place to visit.

    67. Goa Jepang Cave- Situated next to the Tukad Bubuh River, Goa Jepang Cave consists of an underground network of 14 interconnected caves whose historical significance is detailed out as a part of the tour of these caves.

    68. Jayapura- Jayapura is the capital city of Papua and exploring its many malls, museums, beaches and waterparks is a great way to enjoy local life in Papua.

    69. Lorentz National Park- Climbing up Mount Carstensz Pyramid, camping beside Lake Habbema, and interacting with the tribal villagers is a fun-filled way to enjoy the lush natural landscape of Lorentz National Park.

    70. Kaimana Island- Kaimana is a beautiful coastal region in West Papua with high limestone cliffs towering all around and is the best place to go if you want to enjoy the beauty of the Indonesian beaches in solitude far from touristic crowds.

    71. Hiking to Puncak Jaya- Considered to be the highest summit of Oceania, Puncak Jaya is one of the most difficult peaks to climb in Indonesia. Advanced mountaineers will love the challenge of conquering it. 

    72. Love Lake- This heart-shaped lake in Papua is one of the prettiest and most photogenic locations in the region, so make sure you take a selfie with it while exploring the region. 

  • 06Places to Visit in Java

    Places to Visit in Java

    Central Java

    73. Dieng Plateau- Explore the volcanic plates, trek the natural trails, hike up the mountains and camp by the ever-changing lakes as you enjoy the grand natural landscape of the Dieng Plateau.

    74. The Borobudur- The largest Buddhist temple in the world, the Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Java, and visiting it is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Indonesia. 

    75. Mount Merbabu- The trek to the summit of Mount Merbabu is one of the best adventures to engage upon in Java, yielding a fair share of gorgeous trails and panoramic views of the trekker. It is not a tough trek, so most people can enjoy it. 

    76. Dome Church Blenduk -Built in 1753, this ancient church has some of the most exquisite wooden architectures in Central Java, with etched and stained-glass windows, and Roman porticoes adding further grace to the elegant structure.

    77. Baturraden- A district of Central Java rich in natural beauty, Baturraden is famous for the sweeping views from its slopes, its gushing waterfalls, and its pools and boating facilities along with the mini-train that connects all of them into a comprehensive whole.  

    East Java

    78. Mount Bromo- Hiking to the top of the active volcano, Mount Bromo, is one of the best things to do in Indonesia and is engaged upon by hundreds of tourists yearly. It offers some of the most adventurous trails in Java.

    79. Surabaya Carnival Park- Let the party-spirit take over you as you enjoy the rides, explore the shops and enjoy the food stalls at the Surabaya Carnival Park, where every hour is an adventure.

    80. Suramadu Bridge- Ride upon the longest bridge in Indonesia, enjoying the Madura Strait from a whole different perspective as you ride across it. This should be enjoyed both in the day and the night.

    81. Mount Semeru- One of the most adventurous things to do in Indonesia is climbing up the steep ascent that leads to the rim of the highest volcanic mountain in the country. It is a difficult trek, but an extraordinarily rewarding one.

    82. Beach Balekambang- Soak in the sun and the wind as you stretch out in the silken sands of Beach Balekambang in Malang. Choppy waters make swimming difficult, but you can always admire the sea views from a distance. 

    83. Coban Rondo Waterfall- A simple hike leads up to the pretty Coban Rondo Waterfall where you can enjoy the sight of the gushing waters seated on the benches near it, or go for bike rides on the trails around.

    84. Ijen Crater- Hiking to the rim of the Ijen Crater is one of the most amazing and unmissable things to do in Indonesia. The views along the way are but a sampler of the stunning panorama that greets you when you reach the top.

    85. House of Sampoerna- This cigarette museum is an interesting historical destination to visit in Java. Not only will you learn all about the tobacco industry, you’ll also learn about the extensive Dutch influence in Indonesia when here. 

    Western Java

    86. Grand Mosque of Bandung- This Grand Mosque is truly a grand structure, with its majestic domes and towering minarets forming its greatest attractions. The minarets are 81 metres tall and offer wonderful views of the city.

    87. Kawah Putih- You cannot miss a visit to this gorgeous crater lake atop the Mount Patuha that changes in colour as the day progresses, making for a brilliant spectacle of nature.

    88. Patenggang Lake- Lush tea plantations surround the Patenggang Lake, and a misty silence hangs upon the air all day long, making boating in this lake an unforgettable other-worldly experience.

    89. Hike to Mount Gede- A long hike through dense rainforest will take you to the top of Mount Gede volcano, from where you can enjoy stunning vistas of Western Java. The hike is easily tackled and can be enjoyed by beginners too. 

    90. Maribaya Waterfall- The Maribaya Waterfall is made up of several small gushing waterfalls falling through the green hills – a beautiful sight to enjoy. The Maribaya Hot Springs close by are also worth visiting.

    91. Citumang- Enjoy river rafting, waterfall jumping, body rafting, rope swinging, and fish therapy in this beautiful green canyon with its rich river body. 

  • 07Other Places to Visit in Indonesia

    Other Places to Visit in Indonesia

    92. Komodo Island- A gorgeous archipelago in Indonesia, Komodo Island is a great place for trekking, scuba diving, and snorkelling, as well as the habitat of the exotic Komodo dragons – the largest living lizards on earth.

    93. Orangutans of Borneo- Interact with these intelligent apes as you take a safari through the national parks in Borneo or even volunteer in the Orangutan rehabilitation programs run by several organizations in the region.

    94. Lake Maninjau, Sumatra- A pretty crater lake surrounded by small villages, Lake Maninjau is a beautiful, offbeat tourist destination and a great place to catch hypnotic sunsets in West Sumatra.

    95. Lake Toba- Almost 100 kilometres long and 30 kilometres wide, Lake Toba in Sumatra occupies the caldera of a supervolcano and is the largest lake in Indonesia as well as the largest volcanic lake in the world. It is truly a grand sight to behold in the country.

    96. Baiturrahman Grand Mosque- One of the most beautiful mosques in Sumatra, Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is a symbol of the historical, architectural, cultural and spiritual legacy of the region, and is a must visit when you’re in Sumatra.

    97. The Mentawai Islands- 70 islands off the coast of Sumatra form the Mentawai islands. Their strong currents and wild waves make them a fantastic surfing destination in Indonesia.

    98. Weh Island- Weh island is a small island in the Indonesian archipelago, richly carpeted in tropical forests, with famous white sand beaches adorning its shores. Trekking and water adventures are favourite pastimes here.

    99. Palembang- Explore archaeological sites, shop in the local markets, boat in the river, and enjoy the ancient monuments that makeup Palembang – the oldest city in the Malay Archipelago.

    100. Nias Island- Falling under the touristic radar, Nias island offers its visitors some of the most beautiful, unspoilt natural destinations in Indonesia, and is an extremely romantic, serenity rich place to visit.

    101. Lampung- Enjoy the ancient monuments, sprawling forests, bustling markets, and fantastic hiking trails that are making Lampung a popular backpackers hub in Indonesia. 


Attractions

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Tanjung Tinggi Beach

Pantai Tanjung Tinggi also famously referred to as the Chamber Beach and is bordered by 2 peninsulas. It is located north of the Belitung island and is a sheer scenic delight.

Highlights: Tanjung Tinggi Beach is shaped in the form of a cove and is spread over a length of 1000 meters with granite blocks and white sandy beach. Visiting this beach will more or less feel like traveling in a fantasy world. Towards the eastern tip of the beach, you can come across rocks which form a tunnel through which you can take a walk. The panorama is compelling and very exotic. You can carry out activities like jet skiing, diving and fishing here. Beautiful coral reefs can also be spotted here

Location: Tanjung Tinggi Beach is located at Keciput, Sijuk, Belitung Regency, Bangka Belitung Islands 33414, Indonesia

Timings: Open round the year

Price: There is no entrance fee for this beach.

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Jatiluwih Green Land

Jatiluwih Green Land is prominent for its scenic landscapes that are extremely exotic and dramatic. This was once the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site candidate.

Highlights: You can take a full day tour to the Jatiluwih Green Land. Jatiluwih is the principal attraction here along with the other prominent highlights located here such as the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest and the Batukaru Temple. The picturesque Tanah Lot sea can also be visited towards the end of your day tour just in time when you can partake in the dinner shows with the backdrop of the splendid sunset. Halfway up the view is the very alluring view accredited to the 180 degrees of the gently sloping terraces that can be seen as far as your eyes go.

Location: Jatiluwih Green Land is located at about 700 meters above the sea level in the Tabanan regency of the Penebel district.

Timings: Open round the year.

Price: Entry to the Jatiluwih Green Land is free.

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Mount Batur

While you are in Bali you should picked this Kintamani tour which permits you to trek to Mount Batur. Head out for an exciting trek to Mount Batur and welcome the sun in the early morning when the entire world is snoozing. Trek to a stature of around 1717 meter and experience the marvellous magnificence. Mount Batur is considered as one of the sacred mountains by the Hindus. This volcanic mountain draws individuals from distant locations abroad for its shocking beautiful beauty.

The dawn trekking in Bali is exceptionally well known among the vacationer everywhere throughout the world. Feel the difficulties as you trek through the dimness and achieve the top to appreciate the stunning dawn. This is a twofold treat for the photography sweethearts where they can click some astonishing photos of the dawn and the environment.

Highlights: While heading out on this trek you can also enjoy some lavish breakfast right there along with your friends.

Price: Approximate cost starts from 60 USD per individual

Location: Mount Batur is located at the center of two concentric calderas North West of Mount Agung on the island of Bali.

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Ubud Monkey Forest

Also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, Ubud Monkey Forest is one of Ubud's most famous attractions; a characteristic woods asylum that is home to a crowd of dim since quite a while ago followed macaques. The site is very much safeguarded because of a group based administration program. The forest is situated close to Ubud Town Center, and inside simple strolling separation from guesthouses and resorts along the primary streets of Jalan Hanoman and the namesake Jalan Monkey Forest.

Other than watching perky monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through shades, lazing along pathways or eating bananas, the site offers cool strolls along cleared pathways through a verdant nutmeg wood. Excellent old sanctuaries with gatekeeper statues canvassed in greenery additionally highlight all through the forest.

 Highlights: If you want to explore few other places than the Ubud Monkey Forest you can also visit the Ubud Royal Palace and head out for some shopping in the Ubud Art Market.

 Location: Ubud Monkey Forest is located at Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

 Timings:  Open from 8:30 AM–6:00 PM

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Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is nestled at a height of 2329 meters yet it is not the highest peak of the massif however it is definitely the most well known. This massif area is one of the most frequented tourist attractions of East Java.

Highlights:
Mount Bromo is an active volcano which is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Ever since the year 1919, it is a protected nature reserve. The most typical way to reach the Mount Bromo is via the mountain village that lies in its proximity, Cemoro Lawang. From there you can take a walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes. You can also take an organized jeep tour to the viewpoint on the Mount Penanjakan which can be reached in 2 hours.

Location: Mount Bromo is located in East Java in Indonesia.

Timings: Open round the year.

Price:
IDR 220,000 for weekday
IDR 320,000 for weekend or holiday

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Taman Ayun Temple

When you visit Bali, Taman Ayun Temple is a must visit attraction as it holds a supreme position in the development of Balinese culture and tradition. The astounding landmark is in the village of Mengwi in Badung regency. Brilliantly portrayed architecture makes the temple complex separated from other temples in Bali. The traditional architectural nuances can be seen in its courtyards, enclosures and the vast garden landscapes that house lotus and fish ponds.

History of the Temple: The construction of the temple was in 1634 by the then ruler, Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan. The Chinese architectural aspects had influenced the construction of this temple as well. Hence in 1937, the temple witnessed a major restoration project.

Highights: There are the towering tiers that create the profile of Taman Ayun and the temple complex is considered to be the mother temple of Mengwi. It was meant to serve as the main worship centre for Mengwi people since they were not travelling far to other main temples like Besakih in Karangasem or Batur Temple in Kintamani. Taman Ayung is believed to be the unifying factor of the people and the royal family.

Structure of the Temple: The temple complex possesses expansive landscaped gardens and courtyards. The first courtyard which is large and open is a grassy expanse while the courtyard inside has a number of meru or multi-tiered shrines. Along with them, there are pools filled with pink lotuses and fish. The complex is part of the subak which shows the complex rice field irrigation system.

Entry fee:
     -Adult: 20000 Rp
     -Child: 10000 Rp

Opening hours: 08:00 am to 06:00 pm

Location: Jl. Ayodya No.10, Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

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Gili Meno Beach

Gili Meno is the middle island of the group of three Gili Islands present in the northwest coast of Lombok.

Highlights: The Gili Meno Beach region holds a population of about 500 inhabitants who are concentrated in the central region of the island. You can explore the island on foot which is a wonderful way to absorb the surrounding natural greatness. There is a small shallow lake which is admired by tourists. The most impressive aspect of Gili Meno is the presence of swimming beaches spread out across the
whole island area. You can also visit the famous Turtle Sanctuary without any hassle One can surely plan a honeymoon trip to this serene destination which is quite fascinating in terms of exotic sites.

Location: The Gili Meno Beach is located at the West Nusa Tenggara 83355 in Indonesia.

Timings: Open round the year

Price: Entry is free.

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Batu Secret Zoo

Batu Secret Zoo is a zoo located in Batu which is a mountain resort city. Opened in the year 2010, the complex of the zoo is spread over an area of 12 hectares.

Highlights: Batu Secret Zoo is a significant tourist attraction which is composed of an animal museum, a tree-style hotel named the Pohon Inn and the Museum Satwa. The zoo is a home to an exquisite variety of animals. Swannah which is a glass-walled tunnel is an important place to see here. It is where the visitors get a chance to view the myriad of large African animals. There is an LCD which is interactive and contains information and the games relating to the animals. In the African village, you can spot smaller African animals like the guinea pigs, meerkats, and others.

Location: Batu Secret Zoo is located at Jalan Oro-Oro Ombo No.9, Temas, Kecamatan Batu, Kec. Batu, Kota Batu, Jawa Timur 65315, Indonesia

Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price:
Weekday IDR. 75.000,
Weekend IDR. 105.000
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Lake Beratan

Lake Beratan is a hollow lake that has a caldera of about 1231 meters above the sea level. It is located at Bedugul and is an important attraction of Bali.

Highlights: Lake Beratan has a width of 3.8 km square and a depth of up to 22 meters. The water volume of the lake is approximately 0,049 km3, so it is actually a closed lake. Tourists can access the lake via the dock which is desisted or provided around the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Visitors can also carry out an array of activities for recreation such as parasailing, water skiing, riding on the motorbike to circle the whole of lake, fishing, banana boating and canoeing with the traditional boat.

Location: Lake Beratan is located at Jl. Bedugul - Singaraja, Candikuning, Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: IDR 7,500 per person Children(domestic) IDR 10,000 per person Adult (domestic) IDR 15,000 per person Children (tourist) IDR 30,000 per person Adult (tourist)
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Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six fundamental temples thought to be Bali's holy pillars, is famous for its majestic location, rested on top of a sheer cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also yields the marvelous sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple located on the island's western shores. This temple is unquestionably one of the top points on the island to enjoy the stunning sunset delight, with uninterrupted views overlooking the gorgeous Indian Ocean.
Balinese structure, traditionally-designed gateways and antiquated sculptures add to Uluwatu Temple's appeal.
Without an uncertainty, what makes Uluwatu Temple spectacular is its cliff-top environment at the end of a plateau 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean. Several archaeological relics found here confirm the temple to be of megalithic origin, dating back to the 10th century. There are two entrances to Uluwatu Temple, from the south and the north.

Timings: The visiting hours for the temple is from 9 AM to 6 PM. As a place of worship, however, it is open 24 hours daily.

How to Reach: Take the bypass main road to Nusa Dua and to Jimbaran and then follow the ascending road up to Uluwatu.
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Lake Batur (Danau Batur)

Another precious attraction in Kintamani which is a must visit for you is the famous Lake Batur(Danau Batur). Take in the crisp mountain air and majestic scenes of Lake Batur (Danau Batur) a crescent shape waterway in the shadow of an active volcano. Mount Batur sits at the focal point of a huge caldera- - a pit like bowl shaped by volcanic action - of which the lake fills the southeastern side. Take a boat on the lake, trek to the highest point of the well of lava for shocking perspectives, and afterward go for a dunk in the hot springs ignoring the water.

 Highlights: While you are here get a taste of the culture here as you explore the local village and then the museum and learn about the historical backdrop of the volcano. Also visit Pura Ulun Danu Batur- - considered the second most famous temple in Bali. The temple sits on the edge of the caldera, having been destroyed by the lava when it was initially situated within the basin.

 Location: Lake Batur is located at south east side of Mount Batur.

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Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is considered as a global conservation priority area. It is among the most popular National Park in Indonesia quite famous for the variety of animals it is home to. The park consists of three major islands - Komodo, Rinca and Padar. There are some smaller islands which are spread across 1800 km on both water and land.

Highlights: Komodo National Park is home to the Komodo dragon, world's largest living lizard. It also takes care of numerous species like Timor deers, wild horses, water buffaloes, wild boars, long-tailed macaques, palm civets, and much more. You will also find 260 species of reef building corals along with 70 different species of sponges and crustaceans. The park was declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1986.

Location: Komodo National Park is located in the center of Indonesian archipelago, between the island of Sumbawa and Flores.

Timing: Not given.

Price: Entrance fees is 225,000 IDR and some activities will additionally cost you depending upon the type of activity you participate in.
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Tirta Gangga

On completion of the lost masterpiece at the Ujung, the water-loving rajah of the Amlapura, was up with another go at building – the water palace of his dreams in the year 1948. He succeeded with the Taman Tirta Gangga which was a beautiful crescent of rice-¬terrace-lined hills for a backdrop.

Highlights: Tirta Gangga is a multi-level fantasy that is very well equipped with two swimming ponds which are a drawcard on the weekends. The ornamental water of the ponds features a huge lotus and koi blossoms that are an aromatic reminder of the old days of the Balinese rajahs. Do check out the 11-tiered meru fountain here.

Location: Tirta Gangga is located in eastern Bali. It lies about 5 kilometers away from Karangasem.

Timings: Site is open round the year however the tickets are available only from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Price: For foreign tourists: Rp 20,000. To take a bathe in the pools you’ll have to pay an addition Rp 10,000.
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Tampak Siring/Holy Spring Water Temple

There are a lot of temples and holy spring in Kintamani, Bali which attracts a lot of tourist from around the world. Tirtha Empul Temple or also called Tampak Siring Temple or Holy Water Temple is a place to purge our self from the awful impacts in life where we can find the conventional showers sourced from the springs at this sanctuary. The water that comes out from the shower is accepted to dispose of all sorts of maladies incorporating unfriendly adverse effect in the human life.

 Highlights: The Balinese believes that the springs ascending from the earth is the God's creation, thus in 882 Saka (990 AD) organized to be a lake refined by the sort of Indrajayasinghawarmadewa with the name of Tirtha ri air hampul. The information is contained on an engraving at Sakenan Temple.

 Location: Tampak Siring Temple is located in Tampak Siring Village, Gianyar Regency,  39 km to the east of Denpasar City

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Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach is a blend of littler shorelines crossing a few nearby towns between two areas in the North Bali rule of Buleleng. The shoreline is an extraordinary contrasting option to the exceptionally prevalent (and regularly swarmed shorelines of Bali's south, any semblance of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. More settled waves, tranquil dark sand shores, excites in the offing, and a nightlife scene, are only a couple of things that entirety up this curious north Bali drift.

Evenings are a remarkable highlight here, with rather stifled nightlife after sunset. An expansive parking spot outskirts the shoreline with lines of bistros and in vogue fish eateries at its sides. Close to the sand, a solitary towering dolphin statue remains as an official point of interest.

Highlights: This beach is famous for dolphin sightseeing. People from around the world come to witness the friendly creature here.


Location: The Lovina beach is located in Kalibukbuk area of Bali.

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