Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia , dedicated to the Trimurti , the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma ), the Sustainer ( Vishnu ) and the Destroyer ( Shiva ). The temple compound is located approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces.
First opened to the public by Indonesia's first President, Soekarno, on 22 February 1978, the grand Istiqlal Mosque of Jakarta is the largest mosque in South East Asia both in structure and capacity, as it can accommodate congregations of up to 120,000 people. Located at Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma in Central Jakarta, Jakarta Province, on the north eastern corner of the Merdeka Square, the Istiqlal Mosque stands out with its 45m diameter dome and tall minarets.
North Maluku Province is a tropical paradise located in the eastern Indonesia. It consists of many small and big islands, approximately 390 of them, which spread out surrounding the ocean, and the uninhabited Dodola Island is one of it. This island serves as an example of magnificent tropical beach. White sand with approximately 16 km of length surrounds it and the water is clear. In this island, visitors can do alot of exciting activities, such as swimming, sunbathing and diving.
Huge stone burial site at Loko' Mata, South Sulawesi - Indonesia. People in Toraja (etchnic group) bury the corpses in the cave or stone or a more modern way inside a small house dedicated for the corpses. This huge stone burial site looks like a giant spaceship with aliens inside examining the dead human bodies
Situated on a limestone plateau in south Bali, high on the Bukit Peninsula, 300 meters above Bali’s shoreline, is the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park that offers a grand view on Jimbaran Bay and Kuta to the west, and Tanjung Benoa and Sanur to the east with the imposing Mount Agung and Mount Batur as its background. The statue depicts Lord Vishnu mounting the mythical Garuda bird, as manifestation of the conscience of Amerta, the Perennial Goodness.
Mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province on the Indonesian island of Java. The name Merbabu could be loosely translated as 'Mountain of Ash' from the Javanese combined words; Meru means "mountain" and awu or abu means "ash". Two known moderate eruptions occurred in 1560 and 1797. An area of 57 km² at the mountain has been declared a national park in 2004.
The Kraton Kasepuhan is the oldest kraton (sultan's palace) in the Indonesian city of Cirebon. It is the residence of the Sultan of Kasepuhan. It was built in 1452. While the sultan still lives in the palace, several main sections are open to the public. The legacy of Majapahit is preserved in its small pendopo on soft carved brick bases. The palace also has a somewhat neglected small museum with a restricted display of wayang, kris, cannon, furniture, Portuguese armour, & ancient royal…
Sikidang Crater is one of the natural tourism sites situated up in Dieng plateau, Central Java Province, with steaming vents and frantically bubbling mud ponds. Sikidang is a Javanese word for a small deer. This crater got its name due to the small erruptions which constantly change places.
About 30km north of Malang, East Java Province, the Wonosari Tea Plantation has sweeping views and a temperate climate; the setting is glorious. This agrotourism venture and leisure park offers everything from tea-plantation tours, a minitrain and zip lines to tennis and a swimming pool. You can arrange a guide here to hike to the top of Mount Arjuna. You can also purchase tea grown on the estate and good accommodation is available.
Gili Laba is a small Island located on northeast of Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara Province. Here you can climb a hill to see a spectacular view of Sumbawa Island on the west and Florest on the East and including small island within the area of Komodo National Park | Share your pictures of Indonesia by tagging us or by #describeindonesia
Lake Matano is a natural lake in South Sulawesi Province. With a depth of 590 m (1,940 ft), it is the deepest lake in Souteast Asia, and the 10th deepest lake in the world. Lake Matano is home to many species of endemic fish and other animals (e.g. Caridina shrimps, Parathelphusid crabs and Tylomelania snails) as well as many plants. The endemic fishes of Matano have been compared to the species swarms of the Rift Valley Lakes of Africa.