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Explore Indonesia’s temples and history

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Because of the vast appeal of Indonesia’s beaches, few people take into consideration the fact that Indonesia is also home to some of the region’s most spectacular temples. As the centre of ancient trading routes between South Asia, the Middle East and the Far East, Indonesia also has some of the region’s most fascinating […]

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Experience Indonesia’s cultural riches

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why: Just as Indonesia’s archipelagic topography makes it well-suited for the evolution of diverse and unique wildlife, it also makes it a hotbed for the rise of unique cultures. Due to the relative isolation between populations in Indonesia, more than 300 languages are spoken throughout the archipelago. Indonesia’s geography also contributes to Indonesia’s incredible […]

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Surround yourself in nature

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why: One of the many ways that Indonesia separates itself from other destinations in Asia is through its incredible biodiversity. Because Indonesia consists entirely of islands, it’s a unique hotbed for evolution- a process of species diversification that relies heavily on the isolation of populations. As such, Indonesia has an unusually high number of […]

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Explore a Volcano

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] If you close your eyes and imagine the most exotic tropical landscape possible, chances are that this imaginary place would contain a bellowing volcano somewhere in the background. Fantasy and science fiction has conditioned our imagination to picture these sorts of places- destinations that seem to transcend the boundaries of time, as though nothing […]

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Go island hopping

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As a nation of islands, it’s hard not to do at least some island hopping while traveling in Indonesia. The interesting thing about island hopping in Indonesia, though, is that when you go from one island to the next, more often than not, the experience is almost like traveling to an entirely different country. […]

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Be a foodie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why: When it comes to foodie allure, Indonesia is sort of the unsung hero of Southeast Asia. Its central location among ancient trading routes between the Far East, Middle East and South Asia, and a rather lengthy Dutch occupation, made it a culinary melting pot. Part of the reason Indonesia was so deeply integrated […]

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Explore Indonesia by boat

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why: As an archipelagic nation, travel in Indonesia for any significant length of time will inevitably involve stepping off of dry land at some point of another. If you’ve got untested sea-legs, the good news is that most journeys by boat in Indonesia are relatively easy compared to other regions of the world due […]

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Take part in a festival

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why: First, it’s important to define what we mean by “festivals”, as these can take many forms in Indonesia. Typically, holidays and festivals coincide with one another. There are national and even international holidays in which festivals take place, and then there are festivals of a more local flavour, which often vary from island […]

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