Indonesia is a very large country in terms of both land mass and population, with a lot of significant geological and cultural diversity. It has a total of 18,110 islands and is the world’s largest archipelago. The population numbers over 240 million people and has a diverse dialect of over 250 tongues. Bali is the Indonesian destination that most tourists are familiar with but there are other tourist attractions yet to be discovered in this varied and vast country.
Lake Toba is located in Sumatra Island and is about 30km wide and 100km long. It is a large volcanic lake formed during a huge volcanic eruption over 70,000 years ago and is the world’s largest resurgent caldera. The genetic estimates show that the humans who survived the catastrophe were very few. Pulau Samosir is an Island that is in the middle of the lake and has two lakes. Other than coming to see the rare ‘lake within island within lake’ phenomenon, tourists also visit the place to swim and relax in the warm volcanic waters.
The Indonesian province’s Borneo Island is the home to the Tanjung Putting National Park. The park is a famous eco-tourism tourism destination with plenty of wildlife, the likes of macaques, leopards, gibbons, pythons, sun bears, orang-utans, and crocodiles. Many tour companies offer boat tours so that the tourists get to see the wildlife. It is sad that illegal logging and deforestation heavily threaten the park putting the wildlife here at risk.
Bali is not only one of the world renowned tourist hot spot but also a travel ward winning destination due to its popularity with the tourists. The tropical beaches, lush green rice terraces, varied landscape, volcanic hillside, and rugged coastlines provide a picture perfect backdrop, adding to its unique, colourful, deeply spiritual Hindu culture. All this combined with the friendly locals, amazing visual culture and spectacular beaches have put Bali at the top as the unrivalled best tourist attraction here.