Indonesia is a huge country with plenty of attractions to offers. The country of Indonesia is rich in both population and land with significant cultural and geological diversity. With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, it is the largest archipelago in the world. Fifty things that you can enjoy in Indonesia along with your family are listed below: www.travelrows.com
One of the most popular holiday destinations of tourist for uncountable reasons is Bali, one of the provinces of Indonesia. The main Island Bali is located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, which lies between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. In Bali come close with fascinating and captivating sea beaches, and some of them are truly breathtaking and will offer you complete privacy. Bali is also popular among adventure lovers as it has to offer many swift rivers, forests, caves and cliffs to explore.
2. Lake Toba
You will find this magnificent lake known as the Lake Toba on the island of Sumatra is a huge volcanic lake approximately 100 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide. The lake is said to have formed by a gigantic volcanic eruption around 70,000 years ago, it is the biggest resurgent caldera on Earth. Genetic estimates suggests that there were only a few thousand humans that survived the catastrophe. The island in the middle – Pulau Samosir – is the largest island within an island and contains two lakes. This place is also considered ideal for family excursions.
Borobudur is situated around 40 km towards northwest park of Yogyakarta on Java. It is one of the extremely popular tourist attractions of Indonesia. It is among the very famous Buddhist temple in the world. It was constructed over a period of around 75 years in the 8th and 9th centuries by the kingdom of Sailendra, out of an estimated 2 million blocks of stone. It was deserted within the 14th century for causes that still remain a mystery and for hundreds of years lay hidden in the jungle underneath layers of volcanic ash.
4. Komodo National Park
The Komodo National Park is among the most visited tourist attractions of Indonesia. You will find it situated within the Lesser Sunda Islands that also has three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rincah, and 26 smaller ones. The Komodo National Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions and named after the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest living reptile that can reach 3 meters or more in length and weigh over 70kg. this famous park of Indonesia is an ideal place for family excursions.
5. Gili Islands
The famous Gili Islands are an archipelago of 3 little islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. It is indeed the most popular tourist destinations of Lombok’s. It is considered one of the ideal spots for relaxation and enjoyment together. You will also find countless small beachside cafes still playing reggae and no cars or motorbikes to disturb the peace.
Torajaland is among the most famous tourist attractions of Indonesia and the Toraja are well known for their enormous peaked-roof houses known as tongkonan. Torajaland (Tana Toraja) is a highland region of South Sulawesi, home of the Toraja people. After a person’s death, the body is kept – often for several years – until the actual funeral ceremony which can last for several days. The deceased is then finally buried in a little cave or in a hollow tree.
You will find Bunaken situated towards the northern part of the island of Sulawesi. It is for sure one most famous dive and snorkeling regions of Indonesia. The island is piece of the Bunaken Marine Park where you can witness approximately 70% of all fish species that live in the western Pacific Ocean. It is said that the ideal time for diving in Bunaken is between the months of April and November.
8. Mount Bromo
The region is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Indonesia and Java. The Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java. At 2,329 meters (7,641 feet) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but it is the most well known. The top of the volcano has been blown off and the crater inside constantly belches white smoke. You will find that it is completely surrounded by the Sea of Sand of fine volcanic sand. The overall effect is unsettlingly unearthly.
9. Jakarta Old Town
The old town of Jakarta is one of the impressing tourist destinations of Indonesia, it is also popularly known as Old Batavia. It covers an area of 1.3 square kilometers across North Jakarta and West Jakarta, covering areas Pinangsia, Taman Sari and Roa Malacca. Jakarta Old Town is an area that is still strong with the history and culture of both the Dutch and Chinese. The town has numerous attractions to offer such as various historic buildings and museums, shopping, historical and cultural tours, recreation and entertainment, and special interest tours.
10. Baliem Valley
The Baliem Valley, located in the highlands of Western New Guinea is one of the immensely popular tourist attractions of Indonesia. It offers you with some of the best sights a stone-age world. Until the year 1938, it was unknown to the outside world and when an aerial investigation flight southwards from Hollandia (now Jayapura) discovered a large agricultural population.
The city of Singaraja is the second largest city of Bali. It has an area of 27.98 km² and population of 80,500. It is one of the tourist objects that can be visited in this city is pretending to have a very interesting collection of Bali stone carving. This carving carved in stonework, which is kind of a little soft rock. The subject was carved all kinds, which include traditional themes and modern-day. Listing here some of the interesting temple to visit is Sangsit, Sarvan, and Yeh Sanit. Singaraja is also famous for the weaving handicrafts. You can also chose sightseeing in a horse-pulled carriage and enjoy the sight of Dutch warehouses and ancient houses surrounded by beautiful aligned trees. You can also visit the Gedong Kirta Library where you can view the historical manuscripts and other important documents. Singaraja is a busy city with a noteworthy historical background. It is now the central city of Buleleng regency. Previously Singaraja used to be the capital city of Bali and was its main trading port until the year 1958. The meaning of Singaraja is the king of lions.
12. Tanjung Puting
The Tanjung Puting National Park is one of the most interesting tourist attractions of Indonesia. It is situated on the island of Borneo. It is considered a best example of ecotourism with many local tour companies offering multi-day boat tours to view wildlife and visit the research centers. Wildlife includes gibbons, macaques, clouded leopards, sun bears, pythons, crocodiles and most famously the orangutans.
13. Raja Ampat
The Raja Ampat is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations of Indonesia. It is well known for its natural beauty God’s handiwork. Wayag, the cluster of volcanic rock sticking out of the ocean, believed to be more spectacular than Vietnam’s Halong Bay. Visiting Raja Ampat is surely worth it and will be one of your memoriable experiences. Coral reefs with a variety of beautiful marine life will make you fall in love.
One of the most attractive tourist stops in Bali is the Sanur beach, which has long been a popular recreation site. The palm-lined beach curves from the Bali Beach Hotel toward the south and faces the Indian Ocean to the east. This Beach is a wonderful place to stay with and relax with your family and friends. On this beach, you will find out many amazing hotels, restaurants, shops, and other tourist facilities. Sanur is only a short distance from public transportation accesses in Denpasar, and trips to and from the city are available well into the night. Sanur is also famous for its black and white sorcery practices. Offshore reefs protect the beach from waves and it is thus making it a great place for windsurfing, boating, and a variety of different water-sports.
Yogyakarta is another interesting tourist attraction of Indonesia that offer natural selling. The city offers plenty of things to do and see. The typical atmosphere of Yogya can not be found in other places. There is a lot to explore in this spectacular city of Indonesia. You can also find her the temple of Borobudur and Prambanan.
16. Belitung Islands
The Belitung Islands is indeed one of the spectacular tourist destinations of Indonesia. You will find some of the incredible beaches here. It is considered as one of the ‘must visit’ places of Indonesia. Iconic beach with beautiful granite boulders arranged. Pacific Islands still have Kelayang Cape Coast and Island snorkeling Galangal to their fans. The islands has numerous tourist attractions to visitors.
17. Derawan Islands
You will find the beautiful Derawan towards the eastern Kalimantan Islands. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations of Indonesia and considered as the second diving paradise in the nation. It is well known for its underwater natural beauty. The island’s archipelago contains many little islands like the Pulau Derawan, Maratua Island, Island Sanglaki, and Kakaban. Another famous attraction of this place is Lake Kakaban which is the lagoon. The lake was formed from sea water trapped in the island for hundreds of years and mixes with rain water.
18. Karimun Java
Karimum Java is considered to be one of most favorite tourist destinations of Indonesia especially for the young backpacker. It is in fact an ideal spot if you want an adventure across the sea, living on the island, enjoying the outdoors for the first time. You will surely fall in love with the beauty of this. Once here, you’ll be witness several rare animals, such as the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green turtle (Chelonia mydas) are free swimming.
Kuta is now a very popular thriving tourist resort especially for the young, but previously considered lonely village and the entry point of southern Bali around 18th century. A favorite beach for almost all the surfers, it is not as much of suitable for swimming due to strong currents; however, there are coast guards continuously on duty on day long. Kuta is one of the most full of life places in Indonesia and accommodation ranges from international hotels to home stays are available. Tourist form belonging to different regions, enjoy their say in Kuta. The village abounds with restaurants, shops, discotheques and tourist facilities. It is easier to find regular Balinese musical and dance performances here than anywhere else in Bali. This would be the ideal place to mingle with other people, locals as well as guest.
20. Nusa Dua
One of the most popular places in Bali is Nusa Dua, recently opened for tourist. Nusa Dua also has a lot of wonderful and luxurious hotels. This resort is well known for its unsoiled, white beaches and pristine waters. Nusa Dua differs a lot from Bukit Peninsula even though being a part of it. It is sheltered by coral reefs, which makes it an ideal family beach. If you are looking for a cool and calm place then, this resort is best for you are your children.
Monas is one of most popular entertainment center of Indonesia. This National Monument of the nation becomes an icon of the city of Jakarta. Monas peak gold plated and looks shining brightly in the night. This place is often used as the center of arts and culture festival event that can be enjoyed by the general public. You will also find inside the complex an interesting Museum Gajah Mada. Museum houses a variety of cultural and artistic richness of the historic property of Indonesia. Archaeological objects found in Indonesia, many are kept in Monas.
You will find Batubulan in the northeast of Denpasar and also the stone figures along the road mark the village of Batubulan. This is such a beautiful village that visitors cannot stop visiting this place. Spirituality and demons are carved from soapstone to decorate homes and temples. However, soapstone has a porous nature and the harsh weather of the tropics wears it down, thus regeneration is necessary every other century. One is able to watch the carvers perform their skills at roadside ‘factories’. Apart from stone carving, Batubulan is also popular for its daily performances of the barong dance on a purpose-built stage near Pura Puseh. Most visitors also participate in their cultural celebration.
The old and famous center of the arts, it is noted for its dances, wood panel carving, and half-wayang, half-naturalistic paintings. Batuan village a well-known Balinese Artwork abd Balinese paintings and as such a eminent Bali tourism destinations, located about 7 kilometers north of Denpasar about and 10 kilometers south of Ubud, it is popular with center of Bali arts, and now it’s known for its dancing, wood panel carving and Bali paintings ubud. You will surely love the tours to Batuan and Ubud painters – where you’ll see the beautiful paintings and they have Bali paintings for sale also.
Celuk is a very popular place specially for shopping. As the name is identical with silver and goldsmiths, Celuk’s art shops make a gesture to the visitors to sterling silver and gold butterfly brooches, garnet-studded ornaments, earrings and ear-clips, of all designs are found in this place. The larger showrooms are on the main road and have marked prices that are quite high although negotiations are possible. Craftsmen use a tree stump with a protruding metal spike for an anvil, a bamboo stem to catch the filings, and a physically operated pump for heat. Celuk, considered an ideal place for shopping where you can explore varieties of products.
25. Ancol Dreamland
Ancol is considered one of the most popular tourist attractions to be found in North Jakarta. It was established during the year 1966, Ancol Bay City or also known as Ancol Dreamland is the biggest and one of the most beautiful parks to be found in the city of Jakarta. You will find here a golf course, a theme park, hotels, nightclubs and swimming pools, besides various other attractions. It is situated at the north of Jakarta on reclaimed land at the Bay of Jakarta.
26. Ragunan Zoo
The Ragunan Zoo is one among the most interesting tourist attractions of Indonesia; in fact it was the first zoo of the nation. It was established during the year 1864 by the name “Planten En Dierentuin”, which means “Plants and the Zoo.” Jakarta Capital City Government donated 30 hectares of land area which is home to the zoo. Jakarta Governor Ali Sadikin inaugurates Wildlife Areas of Ragunan on June 22, 1966. Today it is situated in the Ragunan, Pasar Minggu, and South Jakarta, Indonesia. It covers an area of around 140 acres, there are various collection consisting of 295 species and 4040 specimens.
27. Bali Museum
If you are touring in Bali then it’s a must to visit the Bali Museum established in year 1932 which is to be found in the heart of the city. The Museum has the finest collections of Balinese antiquities and art. The most popular items on display are the stylistic simplicity of its 30′s collection, which is indeed very interesting. The excessively decorative Baroque style of Balinese art is clearly a recent historical import. Archaeological finds, dance masks, handcraft, paintings, as well as architectural illustrations of the various Balinese temples, provide and unrivaled exhibition of the culture. This museum of Bali is popular among tourists. Planning of Bali Museum in the past, founding was Governmental functionary of Dutch, Bali King, Society Prominent, all artists. The Planning is happened in 1910 with the elementary concept Bali Museum building structure that was solidarity of the structure between temple building (Sanctum) and Palace (Keraton). Bali Museum in the beginning is handled by an institution that is called Bali Museum Institution and opened officially on 8 December 1932 with the name of Bali Museum
28. Komodo Island
Komodo National Park is one of the most sought after tourist attractions of Indonesia. It consists of many beautiful islands with sea water. The islands are the habitat of the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the only ancient reptiles left on Earth. you will find some of the exceptional natural conditions, there is a broad savanna with trees lontarnya (Borassus flabellifer).
29. kawah ijen
Kawah Ijen volcano is one of the major tourist attractions of Indonesia. Kawah Ijen is a well known attraction, which has been recognized by domestic and foreign tourists for its natural beauty and charming.
30. Carstensz Pyramid
One of the most fabulous tourist attractions of Indonesia is the Carstensz Pyramid. It is said that Indonesia should be proud of the exceptionality and richness of nature and tradition masayarakatnya. This time, Carstensz Pyramid or what could be called a glorious peak, also in Papua. Carstensz’s peak is the highest peak in Australia and Oceania. It is considered one of the most favorite attractions of the country.
31. Mount Anak Krakatau
You will find the famous Mount Anak Krakatau towards the western part of Java. It is a volcanic archipelago that is still active and is in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra. Its name ever fasten on a volcanic peak there were, because of the eruption on 26-27 August 1883, then vanished.
32. Bunaken Marine Park
The Bunaken marine park is one of the most exciting tourist attractions of the Indonesia. It has a 20 point dive (dive spot) with varying depths up to 1344 meters. Of the 20 point dive, dive 12 points of which are located around Bunaken Island. Twelve point dives is the most frequently visited by divers and lovers of the beauty of the underwater scenery.
33. Carstenz Pyramid and Jayawijaya Peak
Carstenz Pyramid and Jayawijaya Peak are the two most popular and beautiful peaks in Indonesia. Carstenz Pyramid is part of the Sudirman Mountain Range that is the biggest peak in Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. These amazing peaks are some of the most notable attractions of the nation. The Jayawijaya Peak in Laurentz is one out of the three tropical peaks in the world that has eternal powder.
34. Danau Tiga Warna Kelimitu
The Danau Tiga Warna Kelimitu is a natural wonder and one of the major tourist attractions in Indonesia. Once here you will get the opportunity to witness some of the most beautiful lakes. It consists of 3 crater lakes, the Tiwu Ata Polo, Tiwu Ata Mbupu, and Tiwu Nua Muri Kooh Fai. Each of these lakes has different colors of water which are respectively red, blue, and green.
35. Harau Valley, West Sumatra
Harau Valley is among the top tourist attractions of Indonesia. West Sumatra has the most beautiful valleys in Indonesia. It is said that the nation of Indonesia is blessed with so much of natural beauty and the Harau Valley is not an exception. it is a green area enhanced by the surrounding cliffs. Several waterfalls were present complement of beauty possessed Harau Valley.
Mas is a very famous village for producing woodcarving. Even though the meaning of Mas is literally ‘gold’, this village does not actually specialize in gold jewelry but in woodcarving. The Tilem Art Gallery is an excellent place to observe the highest quality woodcarvings; all sold at the most very expensive prices. Carving was a traditional art for the ceremonial Brahman caste and the expertise is supposed to have been a gift from the gods. The inhabitants of Mas are also primarily Brahmans and trace their roots back to Danghyang Nirartha, the great Brahman sage.
Ubud is prominently known as the center for the arts. It has been attracting and enlightening artistic talent since it became the seat of the aristocratic family in the 19th century. Artists belonging to western countries and intellectuals who visited the region during 1930s presented an enormous stimulus to local art, introduced new ideas and techniques, and began a process of displaying and encourage Balinese culture around the world. Ubud is charming not only because of its beaches, but for its art, music, architecture, and dance. Ubud is a very pretty and relaxed place, especially if you’re staying in a secluded family compound or eating at one of the pleasant open-air restaurants. It is one of those places where tourists plan to stay a couple of days but extend it to a couple of weeks. A must visit place for tourist if you are in Ubad.
38. Goa Gajah
It offers a great number of stalls, selling and flogging cheap items to tourists. This cave was excavated in the 11th century, and its entrance is a monstrous head with gaping mouth and hands that appear to be pushing the entrance apart. People believed that originally the plan was to build a temple but the sleeping position and Buddhist ruins just outside the cave suggest otherwise. It is one of the famous places to visit which offers a lot fun-filled things to do. Within the cave at the end of the T-shaped passage is a four-armed statue of Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity. At the opposite end sits a set of three lingga, or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. To the side of the cave’s entrance you will notice a 1,000-year-old statue of Hariti, a Buddhist demoness cum goddess. She used to overwhelm children but reformed to become a devout Buddhist and protector of children. Mine have uncovered a bathing place with six statues of nymphs holding waterspouts.
Besakih is popularly known as the ‘Mother Temple of Bali’. It is the largest and the most sacred temple in Bali and is balanced nearly 1,000m up the side of Gunung Agung. This place is full of fun and is extremely enjoyable during festivals when the temple is bejeweled with colorful banners and the followers come dressed in their finest, carrying carefully arranged offerings. The critical outbreak of the volcanic Gunung Agung was said to be the wrath of the gods, having been offended by the Balinese who thought that the ceremony was supposed to be held every 100 years. The miscalculation by the priests had exasperated the gods and caused the destruction. Currently, the festival is held more frequently instead of waiting for another century. It is a treat to be present on this festival celebration time.
40. Menjangan Island
Menjangan Island is very popular for Scuba diving and is considered the best that can be offered in Bali. It is a small island, located 5 miles to the north-west of Bali Island and is part of the Indonesian archipelago. “Menjangan” in Indonesian means “Deer”. The name was selected by the local population observing wild deer herds swimming to the island every spring .This little island off Bali’s west coast are well known for its glittering coral reefs and wealth of tropical fish inhabiting the waters. Above water, spotting the rare Java deer is a challenge and the island is also a protected sanctuary for the Bali starling.
41. Tanah Lot
Tanah Lot is a very popular tourist destination in Bali. It is indeed one of Bali’s most noteworthy and photographed temples are Pura Tanah Lot, which is present on a huge rock just offshore and is completely surrounded by sea. Constructed by one of the last priests to come to Bali in the 16th century, some of its rituals include paying respect to the guardian spirits of the sea. In caves surrounding the temple dwell striped holy snakes, which are believed to be the guardians of the temple and are to be left inconspicuously undisturbed. Into this temple only worshippers are allowed, but Pura Tanah Lot is indeed a sight to behold at sunset, with its magnificent shadow against the setting sun. Don’t forget to capture this beautiful scenery in your cameras.
42. Pura Jagatnatha
Pura Jagatnatha is a very popular temple in Bali. Located exactly right to the Bali Museum is the glorious temple of Pura Jagatnatha. It was constructed in around late 70′s to be the “territorial temple” of Denpasar, an open monument to modern Balinese Hinduism. Jagannath Temple Puri is the biggest Hindu temple in Denpasar town which many visited by Hindu people in Denpasar to pray in particular on full moon and black moon. This beautifully designed and decorated temple is full of religious and artistic ornaments. Right from the temple building until the entrance gate, visitors can find the Balinese decoration with meaning.
43. Bajra Sandhi Monument
Bajra Sandhi Monument can be found in the center of Denpasar town. It is one of the famous tourist attractions. This monument is a symbol of Bali people struggle to fill the independence after the Dutch Colonial gone from this country. The target of this monument is commemorate the soul and spirit of Bali people struggle, dig, looking after, developing and also preserves the Balinese culture to be bequeathed to next generation.
Candidasa is a pearl hidden in east part of Bali. It is situated hilly bank, beside of the main road between Semarapura towns with Amlapura (Karangasem). It is tobe found about 50 km to east way from Denpasar town or 1.5 hour from Bali’s International Airport. Right in the middle of Candidasa there is a pool which is wide enough, and from that place we can enjoy the stunning view of the Lombok Strait. Candidasa own beautiful beach with the black sand along the coastal and the splendor view of the ocean. Currently Candidasa is one of the famous tourist places in east part of Bali. You can find many hotels, villas, resorts and other accommodations which have been constructed to accommodate the visitor to pay a visit and enjoy their stay in this beautiful region. Restaurant and art shop are also easily accessible. It is recognized with the tourist place in east part of Bali and own the attraction of the fine-looking beach, thrive coconut trees, tropical atmosphere and peaceful. It is an ideal place for relaxation and refresh during your vacation in Bali.
45. Uluwatu Temple
Uluwatu Temple is a very famous Hindu temple in Bali. It is located on the cliff bank in south part of Bali Peninsula. It is one of Sad Kahyangan Temple in Bali (six big groups of Bali Temples), situated in Pecatu Village, Sub district of South Kuta, and Badung Regency or around 25 Km southerly part of Denpasar town. It is featured by a small dry forest which is typically called by Alas Kekeran (interdict forest) which belongs to the temple and dwelt by a lot of monkeys and other animal. Name of Uluwatu came from the word Ulu meaning the head and Watu meaning stone. As a result Uluwatu Temple mean the temple built in tip of coral reef.
46. Jimbaran Bay
The land of Bali is located in tropical zone, great weather almost happened every month. It’s a fact that tourist’s main attraction to come to any country is just to enjoy the beaches, feeling the sun and sand and this is the highlight of Bali. A part of the most famous Bali beach stretch from Kuta beach – north of Jimbaran beach to – Uluwatu Beach (exotic beach) and Padang Padang Beach (enchanting Bali beach nestled into a pocket of lava-rocks) to the south of Jimbaran Beach. Jimbaran can be found in the south about 10-15 minutes drive from the Bali International airport, where all Bali flights land. Though this is an enormously popular vacation destination but it did not become as commercial as the other places in Bali.
47. Blue Lagoon Beach
With a Steep white sand beach the Blue Lagoon is actually a small bay and is very popular tourist destinations in Bali. Popularly known as an underwater paradise, the water here is warm and the marine life is plentiful. The beach and the underwater paradise make this place a must visit. The Blue Lagoon usually associated with easy diving, every now and then used for Open Water Courses – for people who just enjoy their Bali holiday – and is familiar with snorkeling; experienced divers and photographers also thoroughly enjoy the site. The fish life however is fascinating. There is a large Napoleon Wrasse that lives here, several kinds of unusual reef shark, stonefish, moray and blue ribbon eels, and interesting smaller animals such as nudibranchs, shrimps, crabs, squid and octopus – also the Leaf Scorpionfish in every hue and Stargazers. This beach is an interesting place for families as well as couples.
48. Subak Museum
Subak Museum is to be found at Sangulan village at Kediri destrict , Tabanan regency and right located 20 km to the west site of Denpasar city. The structure of Subak Museum is inspirited by the Balinese culture lovers to preserve Subak as an local culture asset that succeed to develop and increase the agriculture products as specially rice and traditional irrigation system . The irrigation system of Subak is very famous in the world because own irrigation system like Fhai in Thailand and Zangera, meanwhile in Philippine it known as Gaung or ever the specification is not equal like in Bali. Currently Subak Museum has been appointed as a world heritage by UNESCO. There is a large Napoleon Wrasse that lives here, several kinds of unusual reef shark, stonefish, moray and blue ribbon eels, and interesting smaller animals such as nudibranchs, shrimps, crabs, squid and octopus.
49. The Bali Elephant Park
The Bali Elephant Safari Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali. It is an official member of the World Zoo Association, since the Park meets International Standards. After developing the park for three years it was grandly opened in the year 2000. The park has more than 2 hectares of exotic eco landscaped gardens, bounded by forest and for its animal care. It is a must to visit the Bali Elephant Park for family fun and enjoyment. On the tour to the Bali Elephant Park you can experience hand feeding and petting these beautiful animals, take a Safari Ride a top a Sumatran Elephant through the Bali Elephant Park and surrounding forest area – an experience you will love to memorize for lifetime. A visit to the Bali Elephant Park is a must because it has been acclaimed as the world’s best Elephant Park.
50. Pura Besakih
Pura Besakih popularly known as the “mother Temple of Bali, the shelter of Besakih on the slopes of Mt. Agung is the largest and the holiest of all Balinese temples. Almost over a thousand years old, steps ascend through split gates to the main courtyard where the Trinity shrines are wrapped in cloth and fully decorated with flower contributions. Around the three main temples dedicated to the Trinity: Shiva, Brahma and Wisnu, are 18 separate sanctuaries belonging to different regencies and caste groups. Balinese believes that a visit to the temples sanctuaries is a special pilgrimage. Each of these has its own anniversary celebration or popularly famous as “Odalan”. The sight of the temple against the background of the mountain is impressive and during festivals, coloured banners add a touch of gaiety.