17 Places you need to visit in Indonesia
Updated: Feb 9
Each island in Indonesia has its own unique attractions depending on the geographical and cultural conditions of the area. Here are Indonesia's worldwide attractions.
1. Jomblang Cave
Jomblang Cave is one of Indonesia's attractions. Goa Jomblang is one of the iconic tours in Central Java. You will be invited down to the bowels of the earth as deep as 80 meters. The descent is arguably challenging, the portal is not down by the stairs but rather a single-rope technique with complete security. Not only that, what makes this place so known in the world is the entry and fall of sunlight from cracks and cave holes that create amazing natural beauty.
2. Borobudur Temple
The splendor and history of the Borobudur Temple have been known to the world for a long time. UNESCO even established Borobudur as a World Heritage in 1991 and the temple was one of the Earth’s Greatest Wonder. You can visit it before dawn to witness the other side of the beauty of Borobudur.
3. Prambanan Temple
Prambanan is also a UNESCO world heritage site which is also a worldwide attraction of Indonesia. Just like Borobudur, historical and architectural value made the Prambanan Temple entitled as World Heritage in 1991 by UNESCO. You can also watch Ramayana epic dance show here.
4. Ijen Crater
Shifting to East Java, the crater in Banyuwangi is indeed something to see. In addition to the beauty of the crater, Ijen Crater is known for the natural phenomenon of Blue Fire which can only be seen at night. The phenomenon of blue fire is only available in two countries in the world: Iceland and Indonesia.
5. Mount Bromo
The splendor of Mount Bromo top clouds makes it one of Indonesia's best attractions. People call the place as “The Land on the Clouds”, the view of Bromo is so breath taking. Apart from seeing the magnificent mountain Bromo from a height, you can also see the Bromo crater.
6. Tumpak Sewu Falls
Referred to as the East Java Dragon waterfall, the Tumpak Sewu waterfall is known to the world thanks to Instagram social media which shares much of the beauty of the Tumpak Sewu waterfall from various sides.
7. Green Canyon Cukang Taneuh
Cukang Taneuh, who is in Pangandaran, West Java, is referred to as Indonesia's Grand Canyon. Here you can enjoy the beauty of the rock with a winding river and filled with green plants while doing your body rafting.
Referred to as the heart of Bali, Ubud is known worldwide of it is richness in art, history and natural beauty. Many great nature sites that you can explore in Ubud.
9. West Bali National Park
West Bali National Park has several types of forests, savannahs and beaches. Both land and sea deserve you to explore, including the Island of Handling.
10. Labuan Bajo & Komodo Island
The exoticism of Padar Island in Labuan Bajo makes it one of Indonesia's global attraction. Labuan Bajo with its Komodo National Park has been world famous for a long time. Labuan Bajo Island itself has interesting attractions such as Mirror Stone Cave, Cunca Wulang Waterfall, Wae Rebo, Sambah Lingko, Rampang Cave, Padar Island, Pink Beach, as well as the one and only Komodo Island.
11. Sumba Island
Sumba has a myriad of global nature tours, ranging from Weekuri Lagoon, traditional traditional traditional villages, Bawana Beach, Waimarang waterfalls, Tanggedu waterfalls, Matayangu waterfalls, ancient sites, Walakiri Beach, Kanabu Wai waterfall, Wairinding Hill to Nihiwatu.
12. Tangkahan Eco Park
This ecotourism destination in Tangkahan, North Sumatra is one of Indonesia's global attraction. Eco park ark is part of the Mount Leuser National Park area. People call it The Hidden Paradise of Sumatra. You can see elephant breeding and play in nature.
13. Lake Toba
The lake formed from volcanic eruptions became an icon for Sumatra tourism. A natural lake located on a plateau with a volcanic island in the center, namely the Samosir Island.
14. Mount Leuser National Park
UNESCO included Mount Leuser National Park as World Heritage in 2004. In this preserved national park you can see a variety of flora and fauna such as the Sumatra elephant, orangutan, Sumatra rhino, Sumatra tiger, and other natural activities.
15. Derawan Islands
One of the best diving spot in the world: Derawan Islands! You can swim with freshwater jellyfish in Kakaban Island. You can go diving to see whale sharks and greatly preserved coral reefs.
The underwater beauty of Wakatobi makes it a worldwide destination. The most iconic destination in Sulawesi is famous for its underwater beauty and marine creatures. The name Wakatobi is taken from the names of four island clusters, namely Wangi-wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko.
17. Raja Ampat
Misool Raja Ampat Island is one of Indonesia's most unique attractions.
Raja Ampat is the last spot on the list of worldwide Indonesian attractions. There are 5 famous places that are crowded with visitors namely Pianemo, Telaga Bintang, Wayag, Manta Point (Misool), and the peak of Harfat.
Indonesia is a beautiful place with tons of places for tourism, but these 17 places are highly regarded as the best places to visit. However, that doesn't mean the rest of the places not mentioned here are bad - nature is beautiful all around, and all it takes to discover them are curiosity and research!