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 a Balinese temple in the middle of the water, trek to the top of Indonesia’s second highest volcano, eat-pray-love in Bali, and see orangutans in Borneo. Be warned, however: This unique country spans a New York-to-London-sized distance, so it takes careful planning to make the most of your time here.

Where abouts in Indonesia?

It’s Not All Roses on Bali Bali isn't always a paradise. Here are some of the ways "living in Paradise" takes some getting used to when you have to adapt to a new culture and wa...

Sanur, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia

What’s It Like to Live in Bali? Surf Boards Canggu Bali Moving overseas requires adapting to cultural differences. Here are some of the lessons one new expat learned in Bali.

Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

What to See in Bedugul Besides Pura Ulun Danu Temple Bedugul Bali Insider tips on the best things to do in Bedugul, a lake resort area in the cool mountain region of Bali, Indonesia.

Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, Candikuning, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Bali’s Seafood Paradise: Dinner on Jimbaran Beach Dinner on Jimbaran beach is a must-do in Bali The most popular spot in Bali for dinner on the sand is along Jimbaran beach, where numerous seafood restaurants line th...

Menega Cafe, Jimbaran, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Soe West Timor, City in the Mountains Soe West Timur in the mountains Apa kabar? Postcard from Soe West Timor, a small city in the mountains with beautiful views and cool temperatures.

Soe City, South Timor Tengah Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Watching Children on a Fish farm in West Timor, Indonesia Children playing on West Timur, Indonesia We encountered children playing in a village on West Timor, Nusa Tenggara Timur, an island at the far eastern end end of...

East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Recipe: Mama’s Kue Wajik Photo of homemade Kue Wajik, with overlay that says "The Flavors of Indonesia-Kue Wajik" Traditional kue wajik recipe, the popular Indonesian cake that is cut into a diamond shape before serving. It is natural...

Recipe: Chicken Satay (Sate Ayam) Homemade satay sauce served on grilled chicken Served as an appetizer or a snack, follow this easy Chicken Satay recipe to enjoy as an appetizer before dinner or a gre...

Recipe: Satay Sauce Indonesian version This recipe for Balinese-style satay sauce has tamarid and lemongrass for an earthy undertone and shallot and sweet soy...

Recipe: Gado-Gado Dressing Satay sauce cooking until just the right thickness Gado-gado is a delicious Indonesian side dish. This dressing recipe will make kids want to eat their veggies.

Recipe: Indonesian Gado Gado Final gado gado salad Indonesian Gado-gado is a boiled vegetable salad served with a warm peanut sauce. This healthier version calls for steam...

Watch the Batik Artists in Ubud, Bali Ubud batik artists - best Bali souvenir When on Bali, take an excursion to watch Batik artists create beautiful works of art. How do they do it? It's fascinatin...

Batik Popiler, Kesiman Kertalangu, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia

I Think Balinese Need Geography Lessons Ubud Where you from? They ask but have no clue. A Balinese world view must be very small. It's a challenge to explain to them...

Bali, Indonesia

Beautiful Bedugul in Bali Greetings from beautiful Bedugul, high in Bali's mountains. This town lies between three lakes and has a world-famous te...

Bedugul Market (Pasar Candi Kuning), Candikuning, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot Temple on Bali A postcard description of a visit to Tanah Lot, a picturesque Hindu temple on the coast of Bali, Indonesia.

Tanah Lot Temple, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Uluwatu, Monkeys and a Temple Uluwatu Monkey Today we went to the southernmost point of Bali, to explore Uluwatu, a clifftop temple overlooking the sea...

Uluwatu Temple, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Ubud: Monkeys, Markets, and Rice Paddies Uluwatu Monkey Ubud is a popular tourist destination on Bali known for its markets and rice paddies, Don't miss Sacred Monkey Forest, i...

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Jalan Monkey Forest, Bali, Indonesia

Learning Indonesian Learning Indonesian Don't let learning the language scare you: It's possible to learn basic Indonesian words and phrases without a lot of ef...

Road Tripping Through Soe West Timor Road trip to Soe Timor A Westerner's entertaining first-person account of how Indonesians road trip from Kupang to Soe West Timor.

Soe, Kampung Baru, South Timor Tengah Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

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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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