Indonesia could probably be one of the most underrated countries in the whole world. Most people would think of the usual when they think of travelling to Indonesia; be it Bali or Jakarta, maybe the occasional Lombok and Bandung? 😄 But there’s so much more to this beautiful country that you’ve just got to see and discover for yourself! Get ready, cause after this post, you’re going to want to book your tickets to Indonesia and tick off all these places off your bucket list already! 😍
1. Pantai Pegadungan, Lampung
Looking to visit the infamous 12 Apostles in Victoria, Australia?
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The 12 Apostles, Victoria, Australia[/caption]
How about heading over to Lampung, Indonesia and checking out this beautiful rock formation over crashing waves instead?! 😱
2. Danau Kaolin, Belitung
Move aside, Pamukkale, Turkey!
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We found equally gorgeous white hues at Danau Kaolin in Belitung!
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3. Raja Ampat Islands
Skip Thailand’s amazing Koh Phi Phi islands...
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Koh Phi Phi Islands, Thailand[/caption]
Credit: @bossyboss.xx on Instagram ...and head over to Raja Ampat Islands for equally stunning views of the sea and gorgeous beaches that are up to par to the other gorgeous
islands in the world! 😍
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4. Jembatan Akar, West Sumatra
Forget travelling to India to discover the natural root bridges of Cherrapunji...
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...and head over to Jembatan Akar at West Sumatra instead! ❤️
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5. Gili Islands, Lombok
Maldives? Who needs Maldives!
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Head over to the famous Gili Islands and discover paradise! You might not realise you’re still in Indonesia while you’re there! 😉
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6. Rammang-Rammang Village, Makkasar
Skip Yunnan’s South China Karst and take a day trip out to the hidden gem that is Rammang-Rammang Village in the north of Makkasar!
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South China Karst[/caption]
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Did you know that Indonesia houses the second largest Karst’s in the world?! 😮
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7. Mount Bromo, East Java
Another one for the hikers out there!
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Mount Fuji, Japan[/caption]
If you’re looking for a stunning sight but with an easier climb, Mount Bromo is a great place to go as opposed to the challenging Mount Fuji in Japan! 🗻
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8. Jomblang Cave, Yogyakarta
If you're a fan of exploring caves...
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Phong Nha Cave, Vietnam[/caption]
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at Jomblang Cave in Yogyakarta instead of flying off to Vietnam! 😄
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9. Kelimutu Lake, Nusa Tenggara Timur
Skip the Viti Crater Lake of Iceland...
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Viti Crater Lake, Iceland[/caption]
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...and instead discover the tri-coloured crater lakes of Kelimutu and be amazed at how the waters seem to change its colours at different times! It’s something simply out of this world. 😍
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10. Farmhouse, Lembang Bandung
Hobbit fans, (Lord of the Rings fans?), skip the trip to New Zealand...
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Hobbiton, New Zealand[/caption]
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...and head off the Farmhouse at Bandung instead! 😉
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11. Tangsi Beach, Lombok
You don’t have to travel all the way to Italy to experience beautiful pink beaches...
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Spiaggia Rosa, Italy[/caption]
...because you can find it right here at Tangsi Beach in Lombok, Indonesia! Yayyyy pink! ❤️
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12. Lake Toba, Sumatra
Experience the serene atmosphere of China's Lugu Lake at Indonesia's very own beautiful Lake Toba.
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Lugu Lake, China[/caption]
Am I the only one who never realised Lake Toba is actually in Indonesia? #nicelyplayedlaketoba
13. Baluran National Park, Situbondo Regency, East Java A big fat YES to ‘Little Africa in Java’! Now we don't have to head to
Africa to experience the savannah and African safari’s...
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Kruger National Park, South Africa[/caption]
...when all we have to do is head to Baluran National Park in East Java! ❤️
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So are you tempted to fly out to Indonesia already? I mean, who would’ve realised that some of these amazing places are actually in Indonesia itself and not somewhere out in the other part of the world instead?! 😱 So if you’re thinking that you’ve already experienced everything Indonesia has to offer, we hope this post made you realise that you definitely haven’t! 😉