Tourism in Indonesia, 10 Reasons to Visit Indonesia

Tourism in Indonesia, 10 Reasons to Visit Indonesia. Tourism in Indonesia is an important component of the Indonesian economy and is an important source of foreign exchange income. Among the overall 136 countries in the 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index score, Indonesia ranks 42nd.

In 2017, 14 million tourists visited Indonesia. China is the most visited country to Indonesia. Countries following China in turn; Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, India, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States, France and Germany.

Ten reasons to go to this heavenly land of islands.

1. Jakarta

Jakarta the capital of Indonesia is located in north-west of the country. The word ‘Jakarta’ means victory. It is one of the most crowded cities in the East Asia. The city is at the center of economic, political and cultural center. Jakarta is a place that shows its magical face as a landscape.

2. Komodo Dragons

Komodo Dragon

The Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, weighs about 70 kilograms and is three meters in size. It is estimated that there are only a few thousands left in Indonesia today.

3. Sumatra


With rainforests, orangutans, exquisite trekking routes, and the world’s largest crater lakes, Sumatra is home to many different natural attractions. Culturally, it is a rich geography.

4. Diving


Nowhere in the world, you can dive better than the Coral Triangle, where the Pacific Ocean contains waters around Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Solomon Islands. Divers will find 75 percent of all known world coral species and up to 2,000 reef fish.

5. Java


It can be the most crowded island in the world with about 140 million residents. Located on the Unesco list, there are 12 national parks to discover, Ujung Kulon and volcanoes. Java is also home to the world’s largest Buddhist temple Borobudur.

6. Bali


The world’s best surfing beaches are on this island. But other than that, there are many other factors that gives its reputation to the island. Bali Island Diving, Bali Safari, Bali Nightlife, Bali Walking Tours, Bali Temples, Bali Island Art are just a few of these.

7. Lombok


The island of Lombok, just a few miles away from Bali island, is a completely undiscovered place surrounded by the sea. You can not believe your eyes, the beaches, the shadows and palm trees that shadows the beaches and astonishing nature give you more than your expectations.

8. Kalimantan


Borneo adasının güney üçte ikisini işgal eden Kalimantan, turizm tarafından büyük ölçüde dokunulmamıştır. Kalimantan, fantastik flora ve fauna çeşitliliği ile ünlüdür. Borneo’nun güney yarısını kapsayan Kalimantan çok sayıda yerli kabile ve nesli tükenmekte olan türlere ev sahipliği yapan tropikal yağmur ormanlarının hakimiyetindedir.

9. Lorentz


Listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list located on the island of Papua, Lorentz covers an area of 9,674 square miles and hosts a wide range of ecosystems such as mangroves, rainforests, alpine tundra and equatorial glaciers. The highest point is Puncak Jaya, the highest mountain between the Himalayas and Andes. There are 123 mammal species and 630 bird species, endemic to the region.

10. Yogyakarta


The second city of Java, Yogyakarta, is a cultural and spiritual center with shadow puppet shows, concerts and art exhibitions all night long.