Why Indonesia Should Be Your Next Destination

Indonesia is one of the best travel destinations in the world. Think about rating down the Ayung River and visiting the Jatiluwih rice terraces. With so many tourist attractions, pristine beaches, and nature sites, Indonesia is definitely a gem in Southeast Asia. So if you haven’t visited this place, here are some reasons why Indonesia should be your next destination.

It is home to the vibrant city of Jakarta

You probably don’t know but Jakarta is the melting pot of cuisines and cultures. Amidst the towering skyscrapers, busy travellers, and the usual hustle-bustle of the city, Jakarta is a haven of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. It is totally fun touring around this city. If you want a bit of the past, you can visit the old town of Batavia which will bring you to Indonesia’s colonial past.

It offers the best site for divers

If you are a trained diver, you can get on a liveaboard boat around the Raja Ampat Islands in the West Papua province. Here, you can find 75 percent of the world’s well-known coral species and up to 2,000 species of fish. The rich marine life of Indonesia is absolutely stunning not just for trained divers but local tourists who are simply here to visit their pristine beaches.  There are diving lessons that you can get in the city but before you can dive at the Raja Ampat Islands, it is important to get a lot of training.

The local food is unique and delicious

Did you know that Indonesia is one of the top six producers of bananas? So don’t feel surprised if you see bananas everywhere. What will surprise you is that Indonesia has a peculiar way of utilizing these bananas into tasty meals. Talk about deep-fried banana or “pisang goreng” or the chocolate-drizzled banana for dessert. You should also try the delicious chicken and sticky rice wrapped in a banana leaf served with hot chocolate for breakfast.

The locals are friendly

Indonesians are very friendly and hospitable. Wherever you go, the locals will always meet you with a smile and offer you a lot of help to make your trip smooth-going. Indonesia is also very rich in history, culture, and wildlife. It is great to immerse into wonderful locality to experience the best Indonesian trip.

You can relax in Indonesia

Aside from the pristine beaches, Indonesia is home to both budget-friendly and luxury spas where you can relax.  You will probably all types of spa treatment in this country such as seaweed wraps to fish spas. In fact, the best aromatherapy is here in Indonesia.

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