As a traveler in Indonesia, this country offers endless exploration and diversity. You will find everything from posh modern cities and areas like Jakarta and Bali to remote areas with some of the worlds last great adventure like Komodo National Park!
When To Visit Indonesia
High season for visiting Indonesia is from June – October (dry season). Shoulder season is April, May, November and December, while the rainy season is November – March. It is however pretty crowded on Bali around Christmas, with a lot of Australians visiting.
Travel Guides to Indonesia
We used Lonely Planet`s Indonesia book on our travels around Indonesia and Bali. It was great! Click on the pictures below to read more about each book on Amazon (affiliate links):
Blog posts from Indonesia
After several visits to Indonesia, we finally got to see one of the most important Buddhists sites in the world, and one of the absolute finest and most intact temples in South-East Asia - Borobudur! Dating back to the 9th century AD and consisting of 504 Buddha statues, it is real must-visit when going to Indonesia!
- Population: 237 million
- Capital: Jakarta
- Land Area: 1 904 569 km²
- Language: Indonesian
- Religion: Islam (87%), majority Sunni Muslims. Bali is Hindu.
- Currency: Rupiah (IDR)
- Time zone: UTC+7 and UTC+9
- Drives on: Left
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One would think that we would wake up on the third day of our Komodo National Park adventure all tired and fed up with this primitive tent life, but quite the opposite happened. We were so sad that this was...
The second day of our Komodo National Park trip turned out to be a real adventure! Swimming with mantas was a dream come true for us both. But did we find any Komodo dragons?
Welcome to paradise. No beach bars in sight, no other boats, no barbecue smoke mixed with braindead party beats. Only pure quiet nature. We are in the middle of Komodo National Park, with it`s pristine white beaches, turquoise clear water,...
Prambanan temple turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit to Java, and it totally surprised us. It is spectacular! As we walked across the lush and green huge park that surrounds the temple and saw the...
We think Ubud is an essential stop if you go to Bali. It is Bali`s cultural hub, but also home to excellent restaurants, cafes and shops. Here is our ultimate Ubud experience.
One of the biggest tourist attraction in Bali is not always peaceful and friendly. We had a scary and dramatic visit to the Monkey Forest! My brother is also no longer a naiv monkey loving person....Here is why.