What to in Indonesia?
Explore Hindi Prambanan
There are 244 temples at this World Heritage Site, with the central campus being the main attraction. There are eight smaller temples and eight major temples, the tallest of which is 150 feet - it is actually taller than Borobudur. There is a lot to see, so schedule a full day here. Admission is approximately 350,000 IDR ($ 24 USD) for foreign adults and 210,000 IDR ($ 15 USD) for children.
The capital of Indonesia is a large city with a population of over 10 million. Here are some notable things in Jakarta: Istana Merdeka, praising the presidential palace, from outside (visitors are not allowed inside); See Monas Tower, symbol of Indonesia's independence; Check ankle beach; Visit the National Museum; And shop at Jalan Surabaya Flea Market. For a moment of calm, people can see from one of the cafes overlooking Fatahillah Square, the Dutch Quarter in Old Batavia, where you can take in the historical architecture.
Snorkel or dive in Bonken
Bundaken National Marine Park is located in the Gulf of Manado, and if you want to go diving or snorkeling you want to go. These deep waters provide spectacular visibility and have some of the most biodiverse marine life in the world. Keep an eye on tuna, sharks, rays, turtles, and sea snakes. Admission to the marine park is 50,000 IDR ($ 4 USD) per person, although children under 10 enter free.
Widen your taste buds
Indonesia is home to 17,000 islands and more than 260 million people, all with diverse cultures, traditions and beliefs. If you want to know how diverse this place is, then more than 700 languages are spoken here! This diversity is greatly reflected in food. Javanese, Sundanese, Pangang, and Bali food are some of your choices. Hit the markets, attend cooking classes, or taste the food the country has to offer.
Yogyakarta is the cultural center of Indonesia and is a much less industrialized city than Jakarta. There is an interesting mixture of old customs with modern life here, and is in fact still a sultan. It is a hip place filled with street art, galleries, cafes, great nightlife and a strong arts community. Yogyakarta is also a good jumping off point for exploring Borogudur and Prambanan.
See the oranges in Sumatra
A mysterious and very human creature, the orangutan finds its habitat on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. A journey to see these primates is an experience. And, given the rapid deforestation and fire in the area, you probably want to do this sooner rather than later because these animals are seriously endangered. If you go, make sure you are traveling with an eco-friendly tour company. do your research. A reputable company will not let you come in close contact with animals, as the risk of disease is very high. Even a common cold can knock a baby orangutan.
Explore Village Life in Kalibaru
Kalibaru is a small village on the southeast side of Java. It is a quiet, secluded and a great place to visit a local Kakao plantation or one of the many other types of plantations in the area near or on your way to Bali.
See Bogor Botanical Garden
Located 40 miles (65 kilometers) outside Jakarta, the Bogor Botanical Garden has more than 200 acres of land and 15,000 species of plants and trees. The garden is a lovely place in which to lose oneself for a few hours. Entry is approximately 14,000 IDR ($ 1 USD). Just next to the gardens is a commuter train between Bogor and Jakarta.
See Banu Vana Amertha Falls
These are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali, and still many people do not make the trek here. They are located about 90 minutes from Ubud, and then you have to go through a banana plantation to drop. It is worth it - bring your swimsuit!
Explore megaliths in the Bada Valley
400 ancient stone megaliths are scattered around the hills near Lore Lindu National Park. No one really knows the origin of these structures, but they are thought to be more than 5,000 years old. No habitation or equipment were ever found in this area. It is best to hire a local guide here as the megalith is not easy to find.
Go to Danar Hadi's house
The house of Danar Hadi in Surakarta (Central Java) is considered one of the best batik museums in the world, with a selection of favorites from the lord's collection of 11,000 pieces. You will have to take a tour to see it all, but it is worth it. There are a lot of ancient and royal examples on display. You will also see a batik performance. Entry is 15,000 IDR ($ 1 USD).