Best Tourist Attraction Places

Top Tourism Places in Indonesia

1. Bali

Bali, the most westerly of the Lesser Sunda Islands, is almost certainly the best known island in the Indonesian Archipelago as far as tourists are worried. Its unique character has enthralled Bali visitors since time immemorial. Here, in contrast to the rest of Indonesia, Hinduism has maintained its position vis-a-vis Islam.

2. Denpasar

Denpasar (Badung), or fairly its airport at Ngurah Rai, is usually the point of influx for visitors to Bali. Since the finishing point of the four-lane Jalan Bypass, however, they are likely to see little of the city itself as they head right away for One of the tourist resorts.

3. Gianyar

As Gianyar's near neighbor Klungkung, capital of the greatest kingdom on Bali from the 15th to the 17th century, declined, so the authority of the Rajas of Gianyar increased. During the period of Dutch occupation they reached an accommodation with the invaders, and as a result Gianyar was spared intervention by the colonial authorities and the ruling family retained their power.

4. Nusa Dua

After the manufacture of the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel it was determined that no new hotel should be higher than the tallest palms in the neighborhood. Thanks to the strict celebration of this rule and to the architects' concern to follow the established Balinese style of building this new tourist development with its extensive lawns and parks fits harmoniously and elegantly into the landscape.

5. Kuta

Kuta, which has now become nearly part of Denpasar and has attached up with Legian, once a separate little township, is now a typical tourist resort, vibrant with life until late at night and practically impossible to differentiate from any other busy resort. The inhabitants of these one-time fishing villages have long hung up their nets and now earn their living from tourism.

6. Lombok

Lombok ("Isle of Chillies") is an island in the smaller Sundas, Bali's nearest neighbor to the east. Bali and Lombok have been described as sister islands, but they are sisters very different from one another: while Bali is an internationally known holiday island, Lombok remained until quite recently almost unidentified, visited only by backpackers and described by those familiar with the region as "Bali as it used to be".

7. Singaraja

Singaraja, chief town of Buleleng district and Bali's second biggest town, lies on the north coast of the island just under 80 km (50 mi.) from Denpasar. In the fertile nearby area there are wide coffee plantations. The new harbor to the west of the town plays an important part in Bali's trade with other Indonesian islands.

8. Ubud

Ubud and the neighboring area are a good "shopping center" for traditional Balinese handicrafts; and with luck you may come upon some genuine historic - remembering that you call for an export permit to take it home. The well watered soil, irrigated by a complicated network of canals, enabled the population for many centuries to prosper on the proceeds of agriculture; nowadays an increasing proportion of their income comes from the tourist trade.

9. Kalimantan

Formerly known as Borneo, Kalimantan is the world's second biggest island. The North and northwestern part of the island are the East Malaysian state of Serawak and Sabah, with the newly self-governing state of Brunei Darusalam between them. Kalimantan is one of the most bio-diverse places on the earth. It has one of the world's biggest tropical rainforests and is home to rare flora and fauna.

10. Sumatra Island

Sumatra is a whole tourist destination-sunny beaches, rich flora and fauna, large rivers and great history. Sumatra has the richest wildlife in Indonesia and hence it is known as "Africa of Asia". It is full of hot rainforests and if you are a natural world lover then Sumatra is the ideal place for you. Trekking is another option that you can opt for in Sumatra. Sumatra attracts fewer tourists than its neighbors like Java and Bali.

11. Sulawesi Island in Indonesia

Formerly known as Celebes, Sulawesi is fashioned like a hot orchid. It is Indonesia's third-biggest island with an area of 172,000 square km. The island of Sulawesi is divided into the provinces of North Sulawesi, South Sulawesi and Southeast Sulawesi. Sulawesi has great topographical variety-spectacular mountains, scenic coastline, lakes, rice and dense jungles-and offer amazing opportunities for travelers.

12. Jakarta

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is the biggest city in Indonesia. The city has all the modern facilities. But in its quest for transformation the city has not beyond its past and has carefully preserved its rich cultural heritage. Apart from the skyscrapers, colonial structures built by European powers form an integral part of Jakarta's skyline.