Top Places to Visit in Indonesia Besides Bali and Jakarta
Indonesia is a fabulous country located between south-east Asia and Australia. With its 17000 islands - most of which are not even named - the diversity of appealing places is tremendous. If you spent only one day on each island, you would have seen every one of them in about 47 years! This is why we chose to select only a few of the most iconic/worth seeing places to visit when doing an internship in Indonesia:
Sulawesi is the fourth biggest island in Indonesia. Located between Borneo and the Philippines, its population remains quite low and the tourism industry underdeveloped compared to what it is like on Java, Bali or Lombok islands.
Despite that, the island is known for its beautiful landscapes and attracting more and more foreigners. Interesting places include Malino (a mountain station), Ke'te Kesu (famous village with typical houses), or the numerous beaches (Samalona, Losari...).
The massive buddhist temple was lost in the center of Java for hundreds of years, and found again by Dutch colonists in the 19th century. It is now fully rebuilt and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites - probably the most famous temple in Indonesia. If you plan to do a trip from east to west in Java, stop one night at Borobudur and enjoy the meditative atmosphere the place has to offer.
Very close to Borobudur, the city of Yogyakarta is not less impressive. Called sometimes the "Kyoto of Indonesia", Yogyakarta is a cultural center surrounded by temples and ruins, vibrant with History and still quite unknown from international visitors. Some of the most famous spots include the temples of Prambanan or Kalasan. The generally calm atmosphere of the city is an alternative to the crowded roads of Jakarta.
The least developed of the big Indonesian islands is also one of the least explored regions in the world, with jungle covering most of the territory. This is the perfect place if you are looking for adventure. The archipelago of Raja Ampat is one of the most interesting places to visit in the region.
5) Danau (Lake) Toba
This is the most famous natural spot in Sumatra. Danau Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world and was formed during an eruption that took place a few thousand years ago. The large amount of dust released in the atmosphere caused the extinction of numerous species on Earth. Today, only the peaceful lake remains.
Good news is: we can help you go to those places to visit in Indonesia. Why not choose to work for a few months in the Indonesia? Send us a message to learn more about doing an internship in Asia.