Indonesia Travel Guide

Straddling the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean lies Wonderful Indonesia. Although there is never a bad time to travel to Indonesia the best time of the year to visit is in September because there tends to be more rain in the other months. Indonesia is generally warm throughout the year, but you still might want to pack something warm as nights can be cold in the highlands. There is so much to do and see in Indonesia, from Ruins, Temples, exotic Animals, Bali to Mount Bromo, Fauna to Flora, the countries breathtaking attractions are endless!

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Borobudur, the Great Buddhist Stupa on Java
Many of the world's most ancient wonders can be found in Indonesia, from sacred temples to palace ruins, and prehistoric remains to living traditions. Visitors from around the world come to Indonesia, attracted by its unique and diverse cultures and vibrant heritage. Located on the island of Java, the temple sits majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills. The monument is a marvel of design, decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The architecture and stonework of this temple has no equal. The Magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, and ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 9th Century, This awe inspiring monument is truly a marvel. After a visit here you will understand why it is Indonesia’s most visited tourist attraction and a famous icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage. When you reach the top of the temple, spend some time to rest and marvel at the magnificent view. At the top of Borobudur you will find vacant space which is symbolic of the fact that emptiness signifies completion.

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Taman Safari: Where Wild Animals Roam Free
If you like to observe wild animals like tigers, lions and crocodiles in their native habitat, then Taman Safari is just for you. Taman Safari Indonesia is a Conservation Center as well as a modern Zoological garden with various collections. In this Park, you will not only enjoy the beauty of its nature, but also interact directly or watch the animals wander around freely. Visitors can also travel in this conservation area using their private car or a provided bus through these amazing wild habitats. Taman Safari has a collection of animals from nearly all over the world and local animals such as komodos, rhinoceros, bisons, sun bears, white tigers, elephants, anoa and more. There are more than 2,500 animals in Taman Safari Bogor with hundreds of species currently being maintained. Upon entering Taman Safari Bogor, visitors will notice sensational shady trees; it will certainly attract you to start your adventure in open nature. If you do decide to Use a car, you will enter various habitats of tame and wild animals such as tigers, lions, komodo, bears and crocodiles. Although you are not allowed to get out of your car or open your door or window, you still can see the animal’s activities closely. Visiting Taman Safari is not only Fun, but also an Educational experience you will never forget.

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Witness the Fascinating Sunrise at Mount Bromo
The Capital of East Java, Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that covers a massive area of 800 square Kilometers. While it may be small when measured against other volcanoes in Indonesia, the magnificent Mt Bromo will not disappoint with its spectacular views and dramatic landscapes. Visitors from around the world come to see the sunrise over Mt Bromo. From this spot all you will hear is the click of cameras as visitors capture the incredible scene of Mt Bromo in the foreground with Mt Semeru smoking in the distance and the sun shining brightly rising in the sky. Mt Bromo has particular significance for the Tengger people who believe that this was the site where a brave prince sacrificed his life for his family. The people here appease the Gods once a year during the annual Kasada festival where offerings of vegetables, chickens and money are thrown into the crater of the volcano. When getting ready for your trip to Mount Bromo keep in mind that the temperature at Mt Bromo ranges from 3 to 20 degrees Celsius but the temperature may be several degrees below zero during the dry season. If you are a planning a visit you should bring a jacket, gloves and a head cover or cap to keep warm and after the sun rises the weather becomes hot pretty quickly.