Places to visit in Indonesia

When you travel to Indonesia, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Indonesia, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Indonesia to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Indonesia things to do can include exploring Indonesia attractions and visiting the places of interest.

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National Monument symbolizes Indonesia’s struggle for freedom. This huge marble obelisk is 137 meters high and has a pure gold coated The Flame of Independence on the top. The National History Museum and a meditation hall (The Hall of Independence) are present at the base of the monument. From the observation deck at the top of the monument one can have a bird's eye view of the Jakarta city and the ocean.

This monument is an ancient Mahayana Buddhist Temple. It was built during Sailendra Dynasty. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. This vast ‘stupa’ has thousands of relief panels hundreds of Buddha statues. It is considered to world’s largest and greatest Buddhist shrine. The Karmawibhangga Museum is located nearby.

The National Museum located at Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat is also known more popularly as the Elephant Building as it has an elephant statue in its forecourt. It is more than two centuries old and the museum houses more than 60,000 prehistoric and anthropological artifacts, and about 5,000 archeological artifacts from Indonesia. Artefacts from other parts of Asia are displayed here as well. The museum has a very rich collection which makes it a place that you must visit when you are in Indonesia.

Ancol Dreamland is open round the clock. It has an amusement park, a water adventure part, animal shows, sea world, art market, golf range, bowling arena, gondola boat ride, hailai club, art academy, paintball and wakeboarding. It also has a beautiful beach and all these make this destination,  a must visit place and an ideal break for entire family.

Ujung Kulon National Park became a UNESCO world heritage site in the year 1991. Due to explosion of Krakatau volcano, which covered almost the entire area with a thick layer of volcanic ash, human habitation was eliminated from this region. The remaining lowland forest area accounts for a major portion of Java’s flora and fauna. Wildlife here includes Javan rhinoceros, which is an endangered species. Many other rare species of plants, birds and reptiles are found here. Mammals like Java mouse deer, Javan lutung, crab eating macaques, bantengs, rusa deer, Javan leopards and silvery gibbons can be seen here as well.

Indonesia has been greatly influenced by the western and also Indian culture. The television shows, films and music have been influenced and inspired by the Indian culture. But in some parts of Indonesia, one can still witness their traditional cultures and if you go to visit the inner lands of Indonesia, the tribes of Asmat, Toraja, Mentawai and Dani are found practicing old rituals, customs and they still wear traditional clothes.

You are spoilt for choices when it coems to spas and resorts in Indonesia. Aloita is one of the finest and outstanding resorts in Mentawai Islands of Indonesia. This resort has been built on a private island and is a wonder of its own and it is a perfect place for relaxation and you will surely find some peace here.

The Tanamur and JJ is one of the oldest places in Jakarta where the night comes alive. Sigarra is an outdoor beach bar with live music and an open disc in the Ancol resort of North Jakarta. The Hard Rock Café has a live music band during weekends and Ritz Carlton Hotel offers a sports bar which is very famous. The Jaya pub is the oldest pub which offers cold beer with soft music on a humid night. They have special ladies night as well. The night life of Indonesia has everything that you can ask for.

The Kelapa Gading mall is the largest shopping complex in Indonesia. It has more than 130,000 square metres of floor space and over six hundred shops. The mall has shops and stores selling both international and local brands. It also has many restaurants and cafes and a huge food court.

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