3 Places To Visit In Indonesia Aside From Bali

East Misool, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua, Indonesia
East Misool, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Danang Himawan on Unsplash

Whenever someone mentions Indonesia, Bali instantly springs to mind, doesn’t it? But the truth is, there’s so much more to Indonesia than just Bali. Hidden islands with underwater wonders, cities brimming with culture and history, and even islands where dragons roam. Intrigued? Here are three destinations to add to your list. 

Raja Ampat, Papua

Raja Ampat, often referred to as the ‘Last Paradise on Earth,’ is known for its incredible marine biodiversity. It is a dream destination for divers and snorkelers. So if you’re looking to spend time in the water, this is the place for you. 

Yogyakarta, Java

Yogyakarta, often called Jogja, is the cultural heart of Java. This region presents a blend of modernity and tradition. It’s known for its traditional arts like batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. Yogyakarta is also home to the famous temple of Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple.

Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara

Located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, Komodo National Park is famous for being the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on earth. You can also enjoy spectacular views by hiking on the islands, especially on Padar Island, and relaxing on pink sand beaches, a rare natural phenomenon.