Top 8 Tourist Sites to Visit in Indonesia
Indonesia, located in Southeast Asia, is the largest archipelago country in the world, known as the "Country of Thousands Islands". It consists of approximately 17,508 islands between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The land area is approximately 1.904 million square kilometers and the ocean area is approximately 3.166 million square kilometers. All the islands are full of green mountains and clear waters.
Indonesian climate is a typical tropical rainforest climate, with an average annual temperature of 25～27℃. There are no distinct four seasons. All the seasons are summer, and people call it "emerald on the equator". If you are ready to travel to Indonesia, here are the top 8 tourist sites to visit in Indonesia for your reference:
1. Borobudur - Buried for 800 years by volcano
- Hours: 06:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m.
- Visiting times: 1-2 days
- Best time to visit: all year round, the weather is hot and with a lot of rain during the year.
Borobudur Temple is a world-famous Buddhist monument for millennia, located in Borobudur Temple Village, Magelang, central Java Island, Indonesia. This magnificent building of Buddhist art is as famous as the Great Wall in China, the Taj Mahal in India, the ancient ruins of Angkor in Cambodia and the pyramids in Egypt. It is hailed by the world as the five wonders of the ancient East.
Borobudur was built by thousands of skillful craftsmen for 75 years. It was buried by the volcano, Borobudur slept more than 800 years. Until the 1970s, people discovered it and moved more than a million stones and rocks in a decade. Then, it showed the true face of Borobudur to people.
The pagoda has 10 floors, each with a straight stone-level passage in the middle of the surroundings, from the corner of the base to the top floor. The whole building has 505 large and small statues of Buddha, which was one of the largest Buddhist buildings in the world at that time. It is certainly one of the best places to visit in Indonesia.
2. Bali Island - The best island in Indonesia
- Best time to visit: April - September
- Visiting Times: 4 - 6 days
Bali Island, located in central Indonesia, is one of the best islands in Indonesia. It is a very popular tourist place in the world. Bali is so famous that many people “only know Bali but don’t know that it belongs to Indonesia”.
Bali Island is not only famous for its picturesque natural conditions, artistic environment and unique Hindu cultural landscape, but also has a visa-free policy.
Here, the beaches of Sanur, Nusa-Dur, and Kuda are the most beautiful beaches in Bali island, where the sands are fine and white, the waters are blue and clear. No matter what time of day you go sightseeing in Bali, you will enjoy different beautiful views of the landscape. The blue sea, sunny beaches, sunsets are combined with all kinds of beautiful landscapes. It is totally an ideal place for vacations.
3. Tirta Empul Temple
- Best Time to Visit: all year around
- Hours: 07:00 a.m. -18: 00 p.m. (January 1 - December 31, Monday to Sunday)
- Visiting time: 3 hours
Tirta Empul Temple is one of the 6 most famous temples on Bali island. It was built in 926 AD and has a history of over 1000 years. It is a Hindu temple in the middle of Bali, famous for its holy water streams. Many Balinese who believe in Hinduism and tourists come to bathe and purify their hearts.
It was built on the underground spring water, and the local residents came here three times a day to bathe and pray for blessings. The clear spring water flows and sways over the heads of the worshipers, which means that it eliminates bad luck, disasters and diseases, as well as brings sunshine, health and a constant flow of people.
4. Kuta Beach
- Visiting times: half a day
- Hours: all day
Kuta Beach is the most beautiful coastline on Bali island. The beaches are shallow with the fine white sand. The extraordinary waves make it a total paradise for wave surfing and wave skating. Aside from water activities and sunbathing, the beautiful sunset scenery is sure to enchant you. There are also many restaurants by the sea. In the evening, you can taste the fresh and delicious seafood accompanied by candles, wines and the fresh sea breeze.
Near the beach, there are shopping streets stretching down to the coast, dominated by the Kuta Square business district. Those who like to shop can stroll through Kuta Square, where the famous Matahari is located. And the Kuta art market is nearby.
Beach vendors sell a variety of traditional Balinese handicrafts of good quality and at low prices. In a variety of small shops, you can find wood carvings, batik, ethnic costumes, aromatherapy essential oils and other special products with a strong Bali style, which can satisfy your shopping wishes.
5. Nyang Nyang Beach - A Romantic Place
- Hours: 06:00 a.m. - 22:00 p.m. January 1 - December 31, Monday to Sunday
Nyang Nyang Beach is a gorge located on the southwest coast of Bali. It is considered a sacred place of love. The couples who come to Bali island must take photos here.
According to legend, there was a couple who loved each other very much. Due to the obstruction of both parents, they jumped off the cliff and died for love. Although the story is tragic, the moral behind is very happy. Many people organize weddings here today. A temple of the sea god is on the cliff, which is made of hard granite. It is the most solemn and magnificent temple in Bali.
6. Tanah Lot
- Visiting time: 1 - 3 hours
- Hours: all day
Built in the 16th century, Tanah Lot is one of the most important seaside temples in Bali and one of the three sacred temples in Bali. It is famous for its unique sunset landscape by the sea. Tanah Lot is located on a huge rock by the sea. When the tide rises, the rock is surrounded by sea water and remains alone in the sea. It is only connected to the land at low tide.
In the evening, the sunset and the temple are reflected each other. The waves splashing the rocks, which is very spectacular. There is a protruding rock on the right side of the temple where you can take pictures of the sunset and Tanah Lot. Before reaching Tanah Lot Temple, you'll need to cross a street full of Balinese-style souvenir shops. You can buy souvenirs.
7. Lembongan Island - Ideal Vacation Location
- Visiting time: one day
- Hours: all day
- Note: The island is open all day, however, there are schedules for the boats, it is recommended to plan the time in advance.
Lembongan Island is an outlying island located in the southeast of Bali. It is quieter than the main island of Bali, as if you were in the Maldives. The water here is extremely clear, very suitable for diving. The underwater creatures are clearly visible, which is why it is also called the "sea of glass". In addition, there are many famous attractions on the island, such as Dream Beach, Demon's Tears and Mangrove, which are very distinctive.
Here you can play various water projects, explore the underwater world, explore the mangroves by boat and experience a dream land of blue sea and blue sky.
8. Jimbaran Beach - One of the beaches with the best sunset views in the world
- Visiting time: 1 - 3 hours
- Hours: all day
Jimbaran beach is ranked as one of the best sunset view places in the world, therefore, traveling to Indonesia should not miss visiting Jimbaran beach.
Jimbaran Beach is located south of the Bali airport. The beach is long and narrow. In addition to the sunset, the outdoor seafood stalls everywhere at night, which is also a major feature of Jimbaran Beach. You can watch the sunset while enjoying a candlelit seafood dinner.
The beach retains its original characteristics well. The unique enthusiasm and simplicity of the villagers make the whole beach very attractive.