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Places to Visit in Indonesia

The archipelago of Indonesia is a kaleidoscope of cultures, artworks, and geographical features. The Mentawai Islands and Canggu allure water sport lovers with soft-rolling waves that are ideal for surfing. The dramatic landscape of Lake Toba – the world’s largest volcanic lake, offers opportunities for eco-tourism. The country has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The natural properties enlisted as the World Heritage Sites (WHS) include Komodo National Park, Lorentz National Park, Ujung Kulon National Park, and Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra. Two of the cultural properties designated as UNESCO WHS are the sites of discovery of the first hominid fossil – the Sangiran Early Man Site and the Prambanan Temple Compounds. Indonesia’s well-known Buddhist pilgrimage of Borobudur is a shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha. Experience the spirituality of the Balinese people by visiting Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a temple by the lake and the island of Bali. The real flavor of Indonesia can be felt during the three major festivals in Bali – Nyepi, Melasti, and Ogoh-Ogoh Festival.