When someone talks about Indonesia, the only thing that comes to the mind is Bali. Regardless of Bali being a fantastic place to visit, there is more to Indonesia than just one place. It is one of the largest island countries in the world.
The list of amazing and adventurous things to do in Indonesia is endless. Its starts with swimming in the largest volcanic lake in the world to shop till you drop. Every shopaholic’s dreams comes true in Indonesia. People say the world is in Indonesia. There is nothing that is not available there. From local brands to international brands. They have big malls like Jakarta, where you can find the more expensive stuff. There are also small markets and malls that have more affordable items.
The next stop has to be Bandung. It is the fourth largest city in Indonesia. This city has the many volcanos and craters that a tourist can visit. It sites one of the biggest volcanic crater which last erupted in 1969, called the Tangkuban Perahu. People can still see smoke coming out of it. The second volcano to visit is the Kawah Puitih which is located around 2300 meters above sea level. If compared in size, Puitih is smaller but has an amazing green lake to compensate for it. They also have some of the best food outlets in the country. There is Dusun Bambu with its perfect location and food to die for. The Peak has a huge variety of wines with fine dining and great music to make the perfect night out.
You should definitely go to Mount Bromo in Javato see the most spectacular sunrise you have ever seen. People hike up to the volcanic carter to see the magnificent view from up top. It can get much crowed on weekends with tourist flooding in, therefore, it’s recommended to go on a week day.
If you are fan of water sports, then Indonesia is just the place for you. They have the most gorgeous beaches in Indonesia. Activities like snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing are done there. They have a beach called the Pink Beach where the sand is actually pink in color. You can spot different variety of colorful fishes in the water because the water is absolutely clear. There is also Gili islands in Lambok known for its amazing biodiversity. Indonesia is the hub for professional divers. It has Raja Ampat and Togian islands knows for diving. There you come across of species you never thought existed. Surfing spots can be Mentawai or Panaitan, also the famous Bali and Lambok. They have some strong waves to offer for beginners as well as experts.
Indonesia can surprise you at every turn. It has some of the most beautiful natural beauty that you have to see to believe. The people there are very kind hearted and welcoming.If you are an independent traveler then it is the place for you to visit as it has a lot to offer.