About The Best Places to Visit in Indonesia
Indonesia is the largest country- archipelago in the world with over 18,100 islands of which 6000 inhabited. The name of Indonesia comes from the Greek names “ indos” and “ nesos” and mean the Great Earth and the east of India, situated in the south-east of Asia, north-west of Australia. Its islands are situated in the Indian Ocean and Pacific and occupy 5100 km near the equator. Along the equatorial line there are 400 volcanoes of which 130 are active volcanoes, the most famous being Krakatau and Puncan Jaya with a height of 5030 m. Indonesia hosts many reptile species such as Komodo, named as the Indonesian national specy, Siluk Arwana and Elang Jawa are rare species of falcon.
Bali, known as “The Morning of the World” is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia. It is a location full of mystery and magical stories. This is known as the island of 1,000 temples and it is considered the land of the Lord. The island lies in the eastern extremity of the island of Java and is composed of coral reefs and landscapes.
Ubud represents the cultural and the artistic center of Bali, with art galleries and handicraft shops with articles and the south where beaches stretch bordered by palm trees and lush vegetation. The islands are very beautiful, with large areas of rice crops, volcanoes reaching to the clouds, lush tropical forests and white beaches of the Indian Ocean. The way of life of Bali is related to religion and dance, paintings and music describing the local life and refers to the essence of the Hindu religion, the struggle between good and evil. For the people of Bali, dance is the main offering to God and gods. The dances are accompanied by gamelan orchestra. During temple ceremonies in order to meet the gods, a group of dancers play around the main altar three times and take in their hands ceremonial objects of different colors, water and fire. Kintamani is a mountain village situated at an altitude of 1500 m, where the Batur Lake is and you can see the Batur volcano, which is still active. Here is the Tirta Empul Temple and the Elephants Temple. The most sacred cave temple in Bali and Indonesia's largest temple is the Temple of Besakih’s Mother. It dates from the XI century and it is situated at an altitude of 1000 m. The Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot Tour is where the Taman Ayun Royal Temple Megwi is, the sacred monkey forest near Sangeh where the famous Tanah Lot Temple is on a huge rock surrounded by water.
Jakarta is a modern city, the political , the social and the cultural center of the country, a dynamic city day and night with impressive buildings, skyscrapers, cultural organizations and research institutions. The city is a mixture between modern civilization and Asian civilization. The most impressive monument in Jakarta is the National Monument located in the center of Merdeka Square. The monument is a marble obelisk that has a flame golden top. The most beautiful museum in Southeast Asia is the National Museum. This can be seen through collections of prehistoric, archaeological and ethnographic ceramics and a collection of Hindu Javanese art. Other attractions in Jakarta are: the Old City and the Sasmita, Loka, Adam Malik and the Military Museums. The Lombok Island is located near the ocean and includes the Medana and Nusa beaches and Tenggara Barat, a province in the eastern part of the country. It is surrounded by tropical gardens and is famous because of the 1000 mosques.
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