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19 SepExperience The Magic Of Indonesia

Introduction

Indonesia – a country that will forever ring a bell when phrase “tourist destination’” is mentioned. From time immemorial, many tourists that have had to travel to Indonesia have often been left trying to come to terms with this beautiful land that features thousands of volcanic islands and one thing that forever remains true is that there can never be a better way to experience this magic than visit the country by oneself. From hundreds of ethnic communities, a host of wildlife and an assortment of natural beauty, there is nothing one could ever ask for in a tourist destination.

indo-travelTo start with, the true heritage of this beautiful country is depicted in its iconic temples. I mean, this is a religious country but it is also a country that attaches such a great importance to human spirituality and if you want to connect with these people at their highest levels of human experience, the temples would be an ideal place to go. The ancient Hindu temples include the Prambanan located in Central Java, the Uluwatu temple located in Uluwatu in the province of Bali, among a host of several others are a great place to go and share rare moments with the Hindu gods and goddesses.

In case these temples are not enough to help unearth the true heritage of Indonesia, you can always learn more at the National Museum of Indonesia. Opened in 1868, this age-old museum is not only an architectural marvel but a house that features a collection of some of the rarest artifacts that could give you a glimpse into the life and times of the ancient inhabitants of this island. Take advantage of the ample parking to take your entire family out to this museum and learn as much as you can about the history of the Indonesian people as depicted by the many collections kept a this museum.

For art lovers, there are limitless opportunities for you as well. Museums such as Neka Art Museum located in Ubud on Bali or the Wayang Museum located in Kota Tua in Jakarta are both considered the artists’ havens, as they feature some of the rarest art forms, both ancient and modern. Even for those who are not necessarily art lovers, I would still highly recommend visiting these two places as there is so much to feed your eyes on including carefully choreographed puppets and other similar animations.

Now, you have not tasted the true flavor if Indonesia if you have not sampled some of its rarest dishes. Whatever you do, just remember you can’t go wrong with ikan bakar [roasted fish], ayam goring [fried chicken], nasi timbel [rice wrapped in banana leaf] among many tantalizing dishes from this country. There are many world class restaurants serving these dishes such as the IndoChill in Halal, Lara DjongGrang in Menteng, to name but a few.

Last but not least, one of the best ways to end your trip in Indonesia is to go on a nature walk across some of the country’s scenic landscapes. There are many backpacker tours in Indonesia and it doesn’t matter what you opt for, you are assured an experience of a lifetime. You can try to conquer the hostile slopes of Mount Batur, take a hike as part of your Bali MARINE Safaris or simply lounge carelessly amidst the enchanting Legian beaches- there is always something for everyone.

What are you still waiting for? Make Indonesia part of your next vacation and experience the true magic of this wonderland.

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