Region in Indonesia

Among 17.400 Island which scattered from East to West part of Indonesia, there are 5 largest Islands which has many attractive spots to visit. These islands are: Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan(Borneo), Sulawesi(Celebes), and Papua. There are also several small Islands which need to be counted to visit, such as Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Komodo etc), Riau Islands(Belitung, Bangka), Maluku Islands.

Krakatoa : a volcanic island in the middle of the sea

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

Krakatoa is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the island of Java and Sumatera. It is part of the Indonesian Island Arc. Volcanic activity is due to subduction of the Indo-Australian tectonic plate as it moves northward towards mainland Asia. The island is about 3 miles wide and 5.5 miles long (9 by 5 kilometers).

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Carstensz Pyramid : an eternal glacier within equator

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

The Jayawijaya mountains, formerly known as the Orange Range, are the eastern mountain range of the Maoke mountains in the central highlands region of the Indonesian part of New Guinea. Situated in West Papua, it is the eight summit in the Seven summits project (7 summits on 7 tallest mounatins on 7 Continets). Carstensz Pyramid, also known as Jayawijaya peak, is the highest mountain in Australia and Oceania. Technically this means that Carstensz Pyramid is the tallest mountain between America and the Himalayas.

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Singkarak Lake, dramatic volcanic lake with a legend behind

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

The mind-blowing Lake Singkarak (Danau Singkarak) is an enormous crater lake set within a dramatic volcanic landscape. Situated over two districts; Solok and Tanah Datar, the lake has an area of 107.8 km2 with approximately 21 km long and 7 km wide. It is the widest lake in Sumatra and the second biggest lake on the island, after Lake Toba. Part of the water in the lake is streamed to power the hydroelectricity for West Sumatera and Riau province.

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Raja Ampat : the beauty at its finest

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

Raja Ampat casts a spell on all who visit – scientists, photographers, novice divers and crusty sea-salts alike. This group of majestic islands, located in the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s Papuan “Bird’s Head Seascape,” lies in the heart of the coral triangle, the most bio-diverse marine region on earth.

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Borobudur : A Magnificent Ancient Wonder

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India's influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian.

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