An overview of the best places to visit in Indonesia.
Indonesia is a vast equatorial archipelago of 17,000 islands extending between the Asian mainland and Australia. Islands are mountainous with dense rain forests, and some have active volcanoes. The largest islands are Java, Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), Sulawesi, Sumatra, and the Indonesian part of New Guinea (known as Papua). Indonesia ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity is equally great – more than 50 dialects are spoken by its 246 million people, whose fascinating customs and lifestyles are a major attraction.
Indonesia has lots to offer from beaches to diving spots to surfing to adventurous trekking or just lounging by a pool in a five-star resort.