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Top 6 Must-Visit Attractions in Indonesia - Spots you shouldn't miss in Indonesia

Indonesia is full of wonderful sights, both natural and cultural. It can be overwhelming when deciding what to see and what to skip. Here are six that you simply should not miss.



This is one of the most iconic attractions in Indonesia and is considered a heritage site. It is the world's largest Buddhist monument, with over five-hundred statues. Borobudur is a unique architectural feat; not even a little bit of cement or mortar was used to hold the monument together. Instead, it is made of blocks that are so carefully made to interlock, that they still stand decades later! The area is surrounded by lush fields of green and rolling hills in the distance, which add to the beauty.


Toba Lake

Toba Lake is a spectacular natural site. Though it is called a lake, it is more like an ocean because of its absolutely immense size. Formed by a crater, this is one of the deepest lakes in the world, at four hundred and fifty meters. In the middle, sits an island almost the size of Singapore! The stunning blue waters and lush greenery surrounding the lake make this a wonderful place to visit and enjoy the natural beauty of Indonesia.


Mount Rinjani

Mount Rinjani is simply stunning. The hike to the top is definitely very challenging, as Mount Rinjani is the second tallest mountain in Indonesia. But the views are definitely worth the effort. Being a volcano, the flora and fauna that grow here thrive on the fertile land. The lake that lies at the base is a stunning shade of turquoise blue. It is something straight out of paradise, and anyone would love to spend a day taking in the exquisite views.


Great Mosque of Surakarta

Built in the 18th Century, the Great Mosque of Surakarta is one of the oldest Mosques in Indonesia and is an important cultural and religious site. The unique architecture of the Mosque shows the Javanese-Islamic cultural tradition. There is much to do in Surakarta, or Solo, which is an ancient and important city. While the culture is certainly something that draws many visitors, natural beauty is also an attraction. There are many hotels in Solo that will allow you to gain the most out of your stay in this beautiful area, such as Alila Solo. You do not want to miss the chance to stay in this beautiful place.



Uluwatu is a traveller's dream. The stunning view of the sunset is unparalleled and is certainly somewhere you can memories that last a lifetime. At the top of the cliff is a temple that draws many visitors, who are enchanted by the natural beauty and the culture of the area. Despite being such a wonderful attraction, Uluwatu does not have as many crowds as other areas of Indonesia do. Be sure to enjoy this lovely attraction soon, as this likely to change.


Derawan Islands

This beautiful archipelago of thirty-one islands is unmissable when travelling in Indonesia. It is a nesting site for some of the rarest turtles in the world, such as Giant Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. The electric blue waters are great for swimming, and the beaches are the perfect place to soak up the sun while enjoying your tropical vacation.

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