Indonesia is one of the most beautiful and fascinating countries in the world that is made up of about 17,528 islands. While many spots in Indonesia are world famous tourist attractions such as Bali, Lombok, Flores and more, there are many more unexplored and undiscovered territories within the islands itself that lends the country an air of attraction and mystery.
For thousands of years, travellers from all walks of life have been to and repeatedly returned to Indonesia. This land is rich with natural resources and wonders that captivates with its more than 1,000 tribes, ethnicities, dialects and languages. Exploring Indonesia is like visiting 100 different countries in different continents. You’ll delight in meeting its radically different citizens who differ in terms of culture, religion, language and physical traits as you progress from one island to the next.
Whether its bustling city centres, white sandy beaches, rolling hills and astoundingly beautiful country sides, jagged mountain peaks, lush tropical jungles filled with ancient secrets and wildlife wonders, or barren desserts, Indonesia has it all. It is time to explore and here we have put together for a simple guide to the most visited places in all of Indonesia for your easy reading pleasure.
Lombok island has often been referred to as the “the quieter side of Bali” and Indonesia’s next and emerging top destination. Almost as big as its sister island next door,it is the largely undiscovered and filled with natural, unexplored wilderness and majestic old structures that are still being used. It boasts pristine sandy beaches, crystal clear blue seas, diving spots and surfer nooks. The island is filled with rivers and waterfalls without the droves of tourists that clog the popular areas of Bali.
Lombok is also home to the mighty Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia’s second highest mountain with hot springs and a dazzling crater lake that sits at its summit. It stands majestically over the villages, rice and tobacco fields of Lombok that is filled with colourful and interesting history and culture.
Surrounding Lombok are many smaller islands (Gilis) maybe more than 50 in total, made up of brilliant white sands and coconut palms, three of them has been very popular among the Travelers; Gili Meno, Gili Air and Gili Trawangan. Also dubbed the last remote islands in the area with no motorized vehicles allowed, these islands are surrounded by coral reefs teeming with marine life. If you’re after some fun after the sun sets, then be sure to head over to Gili Trawangan for its incomparable nightlife and party scenes.