Wonderful Indonesia

Indonesia is a nation of cloud-covered volcanic peaks, lush rice paddies and pristine beaches. With over 17,000 islands, this is the ideal destination for water lovers.

Visit the largest Buddhist monument on earth at Borobodur, cruise around the dramatic islands of western Flores, track down Komodo dragons, visit exotic Balinese temples, trek to the top of Indonesia’s second highest volcano, eat-pray-love in the Balinese highlands, and see orangutans in Borneo.

Be warned, however: This unique country spans a New York-to-London-sized distance. You’ll need careful planning to make the most of your time here.

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Tourism website: Visit Indonesia

Time zone: UTC/GMT +08:00

Currency: IDR – Indonesian rupiah

Official language: Indonesian

UNESCO World Heritage sites: 8

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