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Travel to Indonesia

The republic of Indonesia comprises a series of islands located between Asia and Australia. It’s the world’s largest island country, with more than 17,000 islands in total available to explore.  Since the 800s, it has also been one of the most important areas in the region for trade. This has led to Indonesia becoming a very diverse and welcoming culture.

Anyone who visits Indonesia will find their way to Borobudur at some point. It is the most visited tourist attraction in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built in the 9th century, it is a Mahayana Buddhist Temple and the largest of its type in the world. Nine stacked platforms are topped by a central dome and 72 Buddha statues.

Indonesia is also home to about 20% of the world’s coral reefs, which means that snorkeling and scuba diving is also on the to-do list. More than 3,000 different species of fish and over 600 different coral species can be seen in the various trenches and sea mounts that are available.

Bunaken National Marine Park contains more than 70% of all the known fish species in that part of the ocean on its own. Scuba diving is also a historical experience in Indonesia, with numerous wrecks from World War II accessible.

In total, there are 8 World Heritage sites to explore. There are rainforests to visit. Mountains to climb. From surfing to eat scallops from a street vendor and everything in-between, Indonesia offers you the opportunity to experience true personal freedom.

Best of Indonesia

Indonesia is scattered with island resorts that offer a relaxing atmosphere for those looking to escape, but big breaks and exotic marine life are not far away for thrill seeking surfers and divers. Indonesia’s larger Islands are home to luscious mountain forests and tranquil rice fields, the perfect places for the cultural adventurer to explore historical palaces and villages. For fast paced fun, head to one of the world famous cities and shop till you drop, sample the delectable local cuisine or stay up late and enjoy the pumping nightlife.

For a restful island escape you will not find a more serene setting than the Gili Islands. Relax on the stunning beaches or spend your days snorkelling above the spectacular coral reefs.

Find Indonesia’s arts and culture centre in Ubud, Bali. Visit stunning palaces and explore the local streets lined with artisan stalls and cafes. Visit Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana, a lush forest with hidden holy temples and home to the cheeky Balinese Macaques. Jakarta is a must visit for the partygoer. The capital city boasts pumping nightlife, affordable shopping and world-class street food.

The first question to ask when planning a getaway is, when is the best time to go? Indonesia has a dry season and a wet season as opposed to the common four-season year. The sun is out in the months of May though to September -High season- and you are more likely to catch a downpour in the period between October and April -low season.

Indonesia is home to some of the world’s most serene island settings. The beaches are abundant, coral reefs lace the turquoise waters and accommodate some of the words best surfing breaks. If the beach is your thing be sure to visit the Gili Islands near Bali for snorkelling, diving, and kayaking. Lombok Island is a surfer’s paradise and just about any island in Indonesia is guaranteed to have a pristine beach for you to cool off or find a table for a calming massage.

If art and culture are what interest you then you will love Ubud District, the home of arts and culture in Indonesia. Here you will find Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana, a luscious forest that will appeal to those keen to trek beneath the canopies to find the three wondrous holy temples and meet the Balinese macaques. Visit also the Museum of Fine Arts and peruse examples of all of the eras of Balinese art.

For the real explorers Borneo is a must visit. The third largest Island in the world is divided between Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia, 73% being Indonesian territory called Kalimantan. Kalimantan is the site of Pasar Kuin, the worlds best-known floating market. Board at 5:30 and enjoy the atmosphere of this market made up of canoes, piled with local produce, being manoeuvred in close quarters. Don’t forget to visit the proboscis monkeys of the Mangrove Forest.

Travellers who are looking for a bustling city atmosphere will want to hop over to Java and visit the capital city Jakarta. Jakarta boasts a pulsating nightlife for those who feel the need to party and large shopping malls for the shopaholics. Head to Blok M, a reasonably priced shopping mall located above the bus terminal for clothes, shoes, DVDs and more.

Indonesian fare is famous for its seafood caught fresh from the waters dividing the Indian and Pacific Islands. Whether you are interested in street food or dining in one of the country’s many high quality restaurants, you will be delighted by the sweet and salty offerings from the Indonesian people.

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Bali

Bali Travel Wiki Travel to Bali Bali holidays are a truly magical experience. One foot off the plane and you find yourself immersed in a rich culture, full of fascinating places to explore and wind-down. The Indonesian island of Bali is every holidaymaker’s dream with so many activities on offer; from surfing and scuba-diving to visiting active volcanos. The year-round good weather, phenomenal food and gorgeous beaches like Sanur Beach attract visitors from all over the world to revel in the spiritual,...

Borneo Kalimantan

Borneo Kalimantan Travel Wiki Travel to Borneo Kalimantan In the centre of Indonesia’s impressive spread of islands lies Borneo, the largest island in all of Asia. The island of Borneo is comprised of three separate countries – Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia, with Indonesia’s portion being called ‘Kalimantan’. Home to 12 million inhabitants, Kalimantan has one of the oldest living rainforests in the world. The Borneo rainforest is over 130 million years old. It has a rich and diverse list of flora and...

Buleleng

Buleleng Travel Wiki Travel to Buleleng The beautifully rugged landscape of the Buleleng region makes the area a desirable holiday destination for all. With magnificent mountains, picturesque villages and a pristine coastline, the area showcases the best Bali has to offer. The historic and cultural significance of the area only adds to its allure. On the northern side of the island of Bali lies the region of Buleleng, an area that includes both traditional villages and tourist destinations. The town is located...

Candidasa

Candidasa Travel Wiki Travel to Candidasa Spend a tranquil day on the black sands and snorkelling in the blue waters of Candidasa. The calming ambiance will have you practicing yoga with the local Hindu community on the beach in no time. Complete the ideal day of relaxation with a visit to a fantastic spa. Explore beautiful seaside town of Candidasa on the exotic island of Bali. If you’re looking for a holiday of pure relaxation in a quiet Balinese town, Candidasa is...

Denpasar

Denpasar Travel Wiki Travel to Denpasar Denpasar is the capital city of Bali, home to great sightseeing opportunities as well as stunning surroundings and plenty of chances to just relax and unwind. Located on the coast between Ubud and Kuta, Denpasar holidays allow you to experience a beach holiday with all the facilities and amenities of a capital city thrown in. Slightly off the beaten track, Denpasar is often seen as a gateway to the rest of Bali, giving you a...

Gianyar

Gianyar Travel Wiki Travel to Gianyar Gianyar is one of eight administrative regencies on the predominately Hindu island of Bali in Indonesia. It’s the second most populated regency in Bali and has the second most important tourism industry, after the main regency of Badung. The arty and cultural town of Ubud is a key attraction in Gianyar – pronounced GEE-AN-yar – and has drawn famous artists from all over the world for many decades. A Gianyar holiday in this part of...

Gili Islands

Gili Islands Travel Wiki Travel to Gili Islands Make sure you set aside time for a horse-drawn carriage ride, because it’s fun to explore the islands. The beaches are simply stunning, and the views out to sea will take your breath away. Waterfront bars and restaurants are a must-try, as is the local turtle sanctuary. Three separate yet similar utopian locations, the Gili Islands are popular yet unspoilt. Located close to the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and...
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Jakarta, capital of Indonesia

Jakarta Travel Wiki Travel to Jakarta If you are planning a trip to Indonesia, then Jakarta is one of your likely destinations. Located on the island of Java, which is the most populous island in the world, Jakarta is a cultural center which offers numerous opportunities to explore. It is a city that was originally established in the 4th century AD and has become a melting pot of Asian, Oceanic, and European cultures. Numerous museums are offered in Jakarta to help you get...

Java

Java Travel Wiki Travel to Java Java - Indonesia’s populous Island. Western Java West Java, the most populous province of Indonesia, is without a doubt the country’s pulse. Home to Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, West Java will blow you away with its natural and manmade wonders. The local Sundanese people are known for their welcoming nature and hospitality. Sundanese food and culture is embedded throughout the province, so you will never be far from delicious food and beautiful traditions. West Java is a...

Jimbaran

Jimbaran Travel Wiki Travel to Jimbaran Just south of Kuta airport, Jimbaran is an area of high-class, 5-star resorts, thriving café culture and blissful beaches. Much quieter than some of the surrounding areas, Jimbaran holidays are less about bars and nightclubs and more about the picturesque paradise you’ve always imagined Bali to be. Enjoy the freshest seafood with a romantic meal on the beach amid the glowing lanterns. Spend your day relaxing in the sublime sea-facing resorts, swimming in the warm...

Karangasem

Karangasem Travel Wiki Travel to Karangasem The Karangasem region of northeast Bali is a popular tourism area, known for its stunning tropical landscape, world-class diving and laidback pace of life. It's also home to an active volcano, Mt Agung, considered the holiest site in all of Bali and it's the highest point on the island. There are several popular tourist areas to visit on your Karangasem holiday, including the tiny fishing village of Amed, popular with snorkelers and scuba divers; Candidasa,...

Kerobokan

Kerobokan Travel Wiki Travel to Kerobokan Kerobokan holidays offer a traditional Balinese town north of the popular Kuta tourism district. In this Indonesian tourism heartland, there’s a mix of retail business, dining, villas and hotels. The area is surrounded by other tourism districts, including upmarket Seminyak and Oberoi. That makes a stay in Kerobokan central to all of the best amenities and facilities the island has to offer, and it’s only a short distance from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The year-round...

Kintamani

Kintamani Travel Wiki Travel to Kintamani Indonesia, with its many thousands of islands, has long been recognised as a country of rest, relaxation and celebration. It offers a beautiful range of beaches and coral reefs for everyone to explore, as well as a diverse range of flora and fauna for those of you who are more adventurous in nature. A lesser known, but equally stunning area of Indonesia is situated in the highlands of East Bali, in Kintamani. This lush and...

Kuta

Kuta Travel Wiki Travel to Kuta Well-known as a tourist hotspot in Bali, a holiday to Kuta and Legian positions you at the centre of the tourism industry. If you are visiting Bali, the likelihood is you will pass through Kuta. With a myriad of bars, nightclubs and shopping spots winding inland, Kuta is the place to come and experience a vibrant nightlife. Legian, slightly north of Kuta, offers a slightly quieter environment, with a stretch of family-friendly hotels along the...

Lombok

Lombok Travel Wiki Travel to Lombok While the majority of travellers to this part of the world head to Bali, Lombok offers a wonderful vacation experience for holiday-makers of all ages. One of Indonesia’s most impressive islands, the majority of visitors tend to stay on the west coast, partly because this area has the most developed tourist infrastructure. The climate is wonderful and the beaches are among the most attractive in the world. There is a great choice of activities to enjoy...

Lovina

Lovina Travel Wiki Travel to Lovina One of those all too rare holiday destinations in which the pace of life is almost snail-like, Lovina holidays are becoming an increasingly popular choice for single backpackers, honeymooning couples and larger family groups. With a climate that encourages rest and relaxation, you can unwind in style at this wonderful place. Lovina is located on the north-west coast of the island of Bali, and it offers a sensational range of water sports along its beautiful beach....

Maluku Islands

Maluku Islands Travel Wiki Travel to Maluku Islands If you have ever dreamt of spending your days perched in a hammock looking out at sparkling aqua blue water as palm trees dance in the wind, then Maluku is the place for you. This is nature at its purest. A true heaven on earth. A place many only dream of visiting. The Maluku islands are an archipelago within Indonesia, located to the east of Sulawesi and west of New Guinea. A whopping...

Manggis

Manggis Travel Wiki Travel to Manggis Hidden on the eastern side of the island of Bali, Manggis is an unspoiled holiday destination. Situated within the regency of Karangasem, the area offers a taste of traditional Balinese living. Just over an hour away from Denpasar Airport, the region is ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist area. The local people enjoy a customary lifestyle, surviving and working off the land. The area is the perfect place to experience...

Matahari

Matahari Travel Wiki Travel to Matahari Indonesia is a paradise perfect for all different types of holidays. It is probably most famous for its white sandy beaches and the equally accommodating locals. Bali, one of the islands of Indonesia, provides just this and much more, for an amazing holiday experience that you will never forget. Matahari is one place here that you should definitely consider visiting. Matahari holidays offer, in addition to these pristine beaches, a variety of shopping choices and...

Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua Travel Wiki Travel to Nusa Dua Nusa Dua is a beautiful area of beaches and luxury hotels located in the south east of Bali. Meaning ‘two islands’, Nusa Dua holidays are ideal if you want to just sit back, relax and do nothing. Despite being a popular holiday destination, there’s always plenty of space on the beaches, where you’ll find soft white sands, palm tree lined sunbathing areas, crystal clear seas and lots of activities to try. Nusa Dua...

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Biggest City Indonesia

Facts about Indonesia, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Indonesia, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017
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Geography and facts, Indonesia

Indonesia, geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

Indonesia Holidays

Indonesia Public Holidays See the calendars for national Indonesia holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Indonesia holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Money Indonesia, Local Currency, Rupiah

Money in Indonesia (notes and coins) Indonesias legal tender is called Rupiah (IDR). 1 Rupiah = 100 Sen. Coins in circulation: Rp100, Rp200, Rp500, Rp1,000 coins Notes in circulation: Rp2,000, Rp5,000, Rp10,000, Rp20,000, Rp50,000, Rp100,000 notes. Central Bank of Indonesia

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

DateEnglishLocal 
1 JanuaryNew Year's DayTahun Baru Masehi
VariableChinese New YearTahun Baru Imlek1st day of 1st month in chinese calendar
VariableDay of SilenceHari Raya NyepiMarch / April
VariableGood FridayWafat Yesus Kristus
1 MayLabour DayHari Buruh Internasional
VariableAscension of Jesus ChristKenaikan Yesus Kristus
VariableBuddha's BirthdayHari Raya Waisak
1 JunePancasila DayHari Lahir Pancasila
17 AugustIndependence DayHari Ulang Tahun
25 DecemberChristmasHari Raya Natal
1st MuharramIslamic New YearTahun Baru Islam
12th Rabi' al-awwalBirth of the ProphetMaulid Nabi Muhammad
27th RajabAscension of the ProphetIsra Mi'raj Nabi Muhammad
1st and 2nd ShawwalEid al-FitrHari Raya
10th Dhu al-HijjahFeast of the Sacrifice Hari Raya
Indonesia

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

RankCityPop
1Jakarta10,135,030
2Surabaya2,843,144
3Bandung2,575,478
4Medan2,497,183
5Bekasi2,510,951
6Semarang2,067,254
7Tangerang2,001,925
8Depok1,869,681
9Palembang1,561,959
10South Tangerang1,436,187
11Makassar1,398,801
12Batam1,142,646
13Pekanbaru1,030,732
14Bogor1,022,002
15Bandar Lampung923,970
16Padang876,880
17Denpasar856,412
18Malang843,284
19Samarinda842,691
20Tasikmalaya683,386