Fall in Love with Indonesia
Indonesia is known for its natural beauty and a stunning landscape that ranges from active volcanoes to beaches. Let us not even talk about the tiny islands left to be explored in this region. During my 2 weeks stay there, I was able to see just a fraction of what this country really has to offer. So I decided to round up a few travel bloggers who have been to Indonesia and their pictures clearly showcases the beauty of this country. It is hard not to fall in love with this country once you take a look at these snaps.
Mt Rinjani, Lombok
It is an absolutely stunning 4-day trek to the summit of an active volcano with dramatic scenery and a hot springs waterfall along the way!!! – Val & Nick (Wandering Wheatleys)
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Raja ampat is the one and only place to go off the beaten path in Indonesia: find your own Robinson Crusoe adventure on any of the unlimited deserted paradise islands. – Tom (Travel TomTom)
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Campuhan Ridge, North Bali
Walking down Campuhan Ridge in northern Bali is not only therapeutic but rewarding once you get to the end and can relax at a cafe with a cool beverage. – Taiss (Together To Wherever)
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Pulau Papan, Togian islands
Spearfishing with the Bajua “sea-gypsies” of Central Sulawesi the traditional way; freediving, handmade wooden goggles, no fins and home-made guns. – Campbell (Stingy Nomads)
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We watched sunsets in different locations but sunset in Canggu stood out from the rest. Not only because it was beautiful but because it also gave the atmosphere great for having a beer while watching it. It was just too relaxing. – Ruben (Gamin Traveler)
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Kanawa Island, Komodo
The island is fully surrounded by white sandy beaches and coral, making it the perfect place for divers and snorkelers. In fact, I did the best diving of my life while staying on Kanawa! – Nathan (Foodie Flashpacker)
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Cemoro Lawang, East Java
Cemoro Lawang sitting on the edge of the Tengger Caldera with a sea of clouds hiding the sand sea. – Mike Still (Live Travel Teach)
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Visiting Ubud in Bali during the Galungan festival is a fantastic experience and all along the streets you will find Penjors (bamboo poles) at the side of the road. The poles may be as high as 10 meters and add a wonderful element to this already beautiful part of Indonesia. – Mike Clegg (Travel and Destinations)
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Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Bali
Pura Bratan is one of the most beautiful water temple in Indonesia located cliffside that will take your breath away. – Maria (Travel With Maria)
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Lovina turned out to be quiet and peaceful, a completely different side of Bali. Just before we left, we were blessed with this incredible double rainbow! – Marco (Life is a Trip)
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Bat Island, Komodo
After a fun day lapping up the sun around the island of Komodo National Park, our boat took pause at Bat Island (or Palau Kalong). The spot is a well-known area for bat watching, as just as dusk approaches, thousands upon thousands of bats screech across the sky for the night. It’s quite a sight to behold! – Luke (Backstreet Nomad)
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Soft powder white sand beneath your feet, crystal clear azure water, a cocktail in a hammock and barely any tourists to disturb the peace and tranquility – what’s not to love about Gilli Meno?! – Leanne (The Globetrotter GP)
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Namalatu Beach, Ambon
Coming in from Singapore, Bintan is the nearest place we could go to at Indonesia and Treasure Bay was our choice of stay. It was a place worth visiting and is truly a treasure of Indonesia. – Jerny (The Jerny)
Doom Island, West Papua
Doom Island in West Papua, Indonesia has a rich history with a lot of Japanese and Dutch influences, and best explored by becaks playing reggae. – Gordon (Short Holidays and Getaways)
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Mt Batur, Bali
Watching the sun rise over Lombok from Mt.Batur on Bali island left me breathless, both from the hike and this view. – Dolly (Dolly’s Quest)
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Ubud Market, Ubud
In the middle of bustling Ubud Market in Bali, the atmosphere suddenly changed as we approached the market temple. – Dawn (5 Lost Together)
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The beautifully green Munduk in Bali, during an exhilarating bike and off-road buggy adventure day. – Claire (Backpacking Bella)
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Tanah Lot, Bali
Set atop an offshore rock, beautiful Tanah Lot is one in a chain of seven sea temples on the southwest coast of Bali. – Carole (Travels With Carole)
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Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, Bali
Bali is not just beach and surf. One of the more profound adventures is to be found up north at the gorgeous Jatiluwih rice terraces – my personal favorite. – Callan (Singapore N Beyond)
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Mt Bromo, East Java
Mt Penanjakan offers the best viewpoints to see the sunrise of Mt Bromo. – Arimo (Arimo Travels)
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Tarimbang Beach, Island of Sumba
Azure waters, powdery white sand and not a soul in sight, Tarimbang Beach on the Island of Sumba, my idea of paradise. – Kaylie (Happiness Travels Here)
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Mt Kelimutu, Flores
The sun rises over Kelimutu and the water starts to get color, shape, and density. It’s a spiritual and sacred place for the natives. When someone dies, his spirit goes into one of these lakes and immerses in its magical waters forever. – Miguel (Travelsauro)
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Lovina Beach, Bali
In Lovina, on Bali’s north coast, one goes out to the sea when it is still dark – just in time for sunrise and for the very moment, when the first rays of the sun make the scenery appear in a miraculous light. – Clemens (Travellers Archive)
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Now you see what I am talking about.
Thanks to all bloggers for sending in their wonderful contributions.
49 thoughts on “Fall in Love with Indonesia”
Indonesia is full of treasure! I’ve heard so much about Mt Lombok and saw so many photos about Yogyakarta. Planning to visit there next year!
That is cool. I too have to take another trip to get cover Yogyakarta and the Gillis.
We got to visit Ubud last year while on a cruise. We had never really thought about visiting Indonesia before, so it surprised us how much we loved it.
I haven’t been to Indonesia yet, but these photos all highlight wonderful reasons to fall in love with this part of the world. Bali is high on my list, but I’d love to check out other places like Ambon and Gilli Meno.
Yes the pics are really stunning. Even I have to visit the Gillis yet.
I have only ever been to Bali and spent a while month in Ubud a few years ago volunteering and I really fell in love with it. Such a great place. I would love to go back and explore the Gillies and Lombok too. Komodo sounds awesome too. Great post. Makes me want to get back ASAP.
I have been in Ubud for the volcano trekking. Loved the Bali away from the beaches.
I just love Bali. Especially Ubud.
Seeing the dude riding down that village street via motorbike reminds me of the hundreds of times I have taken similar journeys between town center and the surrounding rice fields. Magical place.
We also love Jimbaran, Seminyak and the Bukit in general. Best beaches on the island, on the Bukit, with jaw-dropping views as you make your way toward Ganung Payung Beach.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing your experience. Would love to see your photos.
This is incredible. Indonesia is in my wish list since long and your this post has given me more reason to plan it soon.
Hope you get there soon 🙂
Hi Gokul, Been only to Bali for a family vacation, but visiting Raja Ampat for diving is high on my list.
So many beautiful places in Indonesia. Thanks so much for including my Bali contribution.
Ah yes I love Bali – so many many many reasons to! I’ve been to a few of the places on your list but am seeing more and more I need to visit. Komodo is definitely on the list. Thanks for all the inspiration
You are welcome.
I’m lovin’ this list! What amazing photos, too! Makes me wish I was back in Indonesia again. There is so much we still haven’t seen so we must go back!
Same here 😀
Indonesia is really a very beautiful country, rich in natural beauty. There is indeed so much to see beyond Bali. Your post throws a fresh perspective about the country and comes up with wonderful possibilities.
Thanks a lot !!!
I’m only a short distance away in Australia so I can’t wait to visit Indonesia! It really does seem like the trip of a lifetime especially for someone like me who loves being immersed in culture and nature. Komodo Island is on my list, though wow on the photo of Cemoro Lawang, East Java here! Truly looks like the end of the world! Awesome photo of Mt Bromo too – thanks for sharing extra inspiration for Indonesia!
Indonesia does have a stunning landscape. Can’t wait to get back there again.
Indonesia is such a beautiful place and i am in love with it. You have mentioned all the most amazing places here. making me more eager to go.
Indonesia is such a vast place and looks like there is plenty to see and do there. How long would you say someone should spend here to get a good taste of the country?
A month at least. 🙂
As I was reading, I was mentally making a list of all the stunning places I wanted to mention. However, that list got too long and I couldn’t remember every place because I want to visit them all. I think my first stop will be Cemoro Lawang, then Kanawa, Treasure Bay, Gilli Meno, and the list goes on. What a great way to showcase the beauty of Indonesia.
Glad that this post was helpful for you. 🙂
I have never been to Indonesia and never had the urge but lately I am seeing more pictures of it and after your post I really need to get there some day! Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
You are welcome 🙂
I have literally just become obsessed with the idea of a Bali/Komodo National Park trip for next year. It looks so beautiful and idyllic, and since I live in China now, it is not too long of a trip compared to living in the UK. Great photos too of the many beautiful spots in Indonesia.
Even I need one more trip to Indonesia to cover all these places.
It’s funny that when people talk about Indonesia, Bali is the first thing they refer to. But from your post, it looks like there are plenty of other interesting places. I’m quite taken by Tengger Caldera and the sea of clouds! Amazing <3
Thanks for sharing!
Tengger Caldera looks so stunning. That is on top of my list for my next trip to Indonesia.
Wow those pictures from all the travel blogger really showcase how diverse Indonesia is. Absolutely breath taking. I’m and it to my to go to list!!!
There is so much to see in Indonesia – once or twice is less for it. I have done Bali extensively and it was mesmerizing – from the shopping to mount Batur to all the temples!
I have not visited many temples during my visit. Maybe next time.
Such beautiful images of Indonesia. Bat Island on Komodo is my favourite. Indonesia is huge and offers so much for tourists!
🙂 That is right
Fantastic photos! You’ve made me fall in love with Indonesia haha. Great post and so much to see!
You are welcome.
Wow, I’m in love. These places are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing these beauties of Indonesia.
I think if I visited, I’d fall in love too. It is simply stunning, and I would so love to visit. The contrast between beaches and mountains, lush greens – it’s breathtaking. Amazing photos too!