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Indonesia is often described as the last great adventure on Earth. A nation that consists of over 17,500 islands, 300 spoken languages, 240 million inhabitants and one of the highest levels of biodiversity on the planet; Indonesia is a rich tapestry of beauty, culture, and history, as stunning as it is diverse. The country’s national motto “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (Unity in Diversity) reflects the very diversity which shapes the country.
The Landscape of Indonesia
From the western tip of Sumatra to the eastern edge of Papua, Indonesia runs along the equator for 5000km, a distance as wide as the United States, or as far as the distance from London to Moscow. From fertile rice lands on Java and Bali, to the lush rainforests of Sumatra and Sulawesi, the snow-capped mountains of West Papua, to the savannah plains of Nusatenaggara, Indonesia is abundant with natural resources and breath taking photo opportunities.
Komodo National Park
The Komodo National Park is an internationally celebrated National Park, located within the Lesser Sunda Islands. Extinct almost everywhere else apart from this aptly named island, Komodo dragons are the most tangible legacy left behind from the Jurassic era, and are a wonder to behold. Initially established to conserve the magnificent species, the Komodo National Park receives up to 60,000 visitors a year to explore its unique beauty, including Scuba diving safari trips.
The Borobudur is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world. Located on the island of Java, this ancient temple was built in the 8th and 9th centuries by the kingdom of Sailendra, and consists of an estimated 2 million blocks. Abandoned and hidden in the jungle until the 19th century, Borobudur is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Indonesia.
Whether you are exploring the alluring island of Bali, diving at the world famous Bunaken Marine Park, or swimming in the volcanically warmed waters of Lake Toba, there is something for everyone in Indonesia.