Why Include Indonesia In Your Bucket List
I had been to Indonesia about a decade back but the memories are as fresh in my mind even till date, as they were at that time.
As a tourist fond of knowing the culture as well as the geography of any country well, it has so much to offer.
A visit to Bali is an unforgettable experience in itself. Although it is just one of the many islands that exist in this archipelago, it has a lot to offer by way of sights as well as the rich heritage and culture. When you go there, you can easily keep aside about a week or even more and travel the various destinations seeking out its cultural heritage and soaking in some of the best scenic landscapes.
In case you have never been to Indonesia, here’s why you should have it on your bucket list.
The Borobudur temple
This is a beautiful 1200 year old Buddhist temple which you must visit in the early hours of the day. Watching the dawn break from the dome at the Borobudur temple is one of the best experiences one can have. It is something that is very surreal and spiritual.
This historical complex, which consists of the 1200 temples, looks formidable as they stand proudly silhouetted against the colorful evening sky.
It will surely transform you into the 9th century Java, which at that time was under the Hindu kings. This is perhaps the largest temple complex which has the shrines of Hindu Gods – the Trinity of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Sahadeva.
The Komodo Dragons
These are the largest species of lizards in the world. You can sight them at the Komodo National Park, which a haven for the wildlife enthusiasts all over the world.
These dragons are nothing short of celebrities in these islands. They grow up to an astounding three meters, weighing as much as 70 kgs.
Snorkeling at the Komodo Island
The Beach of Komodo Island is a pristine white sands beach, tinged with the layers of pink and a place where you can do some adventure sports that include snorkeling. It is one of the seven beaches of the world, where you can find the pink sands.
Climbing Mount Bromo
Climbing this active volcano located in East Java is an unforgettable experience. It is named after Lord Brahma, a Hindu deity and hence, held sacred by many.
The crater of Mount Bromo is a must see in this sulphur filled landscape.
Bandung is close to Jakarta and has a volcano trail that is fascinating. The Tangkuban Perahu volcano looks unreal with an ash- white crater with wisps of smoke, ash and sulphur floating all around.
There is of course so much more to offer in terms of pristine forests with its exquisite flora and fauna, as well as the hospitable local people who are very friendly. All these will ensure you will want more and more of Indonesia in the future.