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Top Three Tourists Spots in Lombok

Lombok is located along to eastern portion of Bali. It is actually an island which shares same cultural heritage and traditions with Bali. Lombok is a house to 3.16 million Indonesians and has a number of tourist’s attractions which include:

Gili Islands

Gili islands are located to the western coast of Lombok. These islands are the most popular tourist attraction as it provides a leisurely holiday experience. It provides an opportunity to see a beautiful beachfront as well as these islands are dotted with a number of cafes offering banana pancakes. A number of magnificent beaches are located along these islands which are equipped with facilities of a modern tourist spot. Here on these beaches, you can take part in water sports like diving and snorkeling. Gili Island is actually made up of three principal islands which are:

  • Gili Trawangan
  • Gili Meno
  • Gili Air

Around north of Gili Meno, you can also see sea turtles.

Pura Segara

Pura Segara is a temple which has a white walled compound. If you will visit this place in afternoon, you will find a number of fishing boats on sand just next to this temple. Being one of the oldest temples, this is surrounded by fishing villages. Painted in red, this temple has been decorated with Balinese art designs. One most significant feature of this temple is that instead of courtyard, there is an open space with back-to-back staircase and statues. These statues are beautifully colored with bright hues. Near this temple, you will also find Chinese and Muslim cemeteries.

Mount Rinjani

Mount Rinjani is an active volcano and is situated on Lombok Island. Being a part of famous Ring of Fire, Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcanic peak in Indonesia. This mountain is 3726 meters high and first time erupted in 1847. This volcano is also home to a lake but these days, both volcano and lake belong to a national park. The oval shaped volcanic crater is 6 km long and is partly covered by lake named Segara Anak. Eruptions in 1994, 1995 and 1996 formed a cone in heart of this crater. Highlands which surround this lake are covered with lush green forests. Lowlands are however cultivated and have crops of rice, cotton and tobacco. Crate and the mountain itself are considered as sacred places so they are visited by a large number of pilgrims every year. These devotees not only make offerings in lake but also dip in warm springs.

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Popular Places to See in Sumatra

Sumatra is the largest island in Indonesia and has a number of interesting places which can make your tour a lasting memory. Some most popular attractions in Sumatra are described below. During your visit to Sumatra, you must visit these places.

Lake Toba

This lake is the largest volcanic lake in world and at the same time the best attraction to see in Sumatra. This lake is located at an altitude of 900 meters and is surrounded by some of the best natural marvels. The beautiful mountains and landscape offers beautiful views. Being a facilitator of eco-tourism in Indonesia, Lake Toba is situated near fault line. The houses of Bataks near lake are traditional and featured with roofs which curve at each end. This roofs look like boat’s hull.

Raya Mosque

Raya Mosque is also known as Grand Mosque. Built in 1906, this mosque was constructed under patronage of Sultan Makmun Al-Rasyid. Having a global structure, this mosque is designed in rococo style. Marbles and stained glass used in its décor were imported from Italy and China respectively. The most important feature of this mosque that will impress you the most are its minarets which have been made beautifully.

King Palace

This palace is the best place to visit for those who want to explore history of this region. This palace was built in 1976. This building also contains a museum which displays items from household of royal family. This building has a unique architectural deign. Its roof is in the shape of horns of water buffalo. These horns are actually signs of prosperity.

Medan

Medan is the capital of North Sumatra which is not only an industrial hub but also a tourist attraction. Medan is a quite big city having architectural buildings, cascading waterfalls and beautiful valleys. One of the most impressive features of this city is Gunung Leuser National Park which is the largest in Asia. This park is home to many animals like elephants, tigers and rhinos.

Mentawai Islands

Mentawai Islands are one of the premier tourist attractions in Sumatra offering a number of enjoyable activities to do. Here you can enjoy trekking and windsurfing. There is also a dense rainforest at the beach which houses a large variety of animals and birds. You can also explore amazing coral reefs by swimming in blue waters of Indian Ocean.

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Top Tourists Destinations of Jakarta

Jakarta is the capital and the largest city of Indonesia that in situated on northwest coast of Java. Jakarta is hub of businesses and government so it is not commonly known as an ideal tourist destination but still it is famous for its historical attractions. Some of the major tourists’ favorite places in Jakarta include:

Ragunan Zoo

This zoo was established in 1864 having 4000 animals in it. Ragunan zoo boasts of possessing a wide collection of Indonesian wildlife including Komodo dragons. The most interesting fact about this zoo is its efforts to breed endangered species of different animals like Sumatran tigers and birds of paradise. There has been a new addition in this zoo which is centrally located primate enclosed space.

Jakarta Planetarium

Jakarta Planetarium provides an educational as well as entertainment facility to the students and tourists alike. It helps a lot to develop knowledge about earth and its outer space. The specialty of Jakarta Planetarium is the Planetarium Show which is usually called Star Theater. This show continues for one hour with various themes including Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, and Solar System.  Planetarium also provides facility of observing celestial objects through telescopic observation which provides an opportunity to see different phenomenon of nature like eclipses and comets etc. Planetarium is also featured with an exhibition hall containing outer space objects, outer space suit and pictures of galaxy.

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

This is a vast park spreading on an area of 100 hectares and representing 27 provinces of Indonesia. When you will visit different districts of this park, you will find museums which are dedicated to the local culture.

This park also has a beautiful orchid garden having wide variety of Indonesian orchids have been grown. Other attractions in this park include:

  • Bird park with walk-in aviary
  • Fauna museum
  • Swimming pools
  • Restaurants

Ancol Dreamland

It is the prevalent amusement park of Indonesia that is located opposite to Jakarta Bay. It has been divided into four sectors named:

  • Atlantis Water Adventure
  • Fantasy World
  • Sea World
  • Marina Beach

This park is the favorite place of kids but there also some wonderful attractions for adults and youngsters like night clubs, steam baths and massage centers.

National Monument

It is a beautiful structure that has been topped using 35 KG of gold due to which it become most famous landmark of Jakarta having two sections-a historical museum and hall for mediation. It provides a beautiful and panoramic view of Jakarta from its top.

National Museum

National Museum is situated in Batavia and is witness of Dutch colonization in Jakarta. This museum contains collections related to prehistoric artifacts, geography, ethnography, earthenware, historical remnants and archeology. The museum boasts of displaying more than 100,000 artistic objects.

These were some top tourists’ destination of Jakarta. Visiting Jakarta can proved to be the most wonderful experience of one’s life.

 

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