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10 Ecocultural Destination in Indonesia

Of all the tours in Indonesia Bali seems to be the most familiar destination for foreign visitors. However, there are several tourist attractions Indonesia's most visited foreign tourists, including:

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Lake Toba

Lake Toba is located on the island of Sumatra is an immense volcanic lake about 100 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide. Formed by a gigantic volcanic eruption some 70,000 years ago, is the largest caldera on Earth are active again. Genetic estimates indicate that there are only a few thousand human survivors of the disaster. Island in the middle - Samosir Island - which is also the largest island within an island and contains two lakes. In addition to visiting "a lake on an island" foreign tourists also come here to relax and swim in the warm waters of the volcanic.

Tanjung Puting

Tanjung Puting National Park is located on the island of Borneo in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan. The park is so popular ecotourism destination, with many local tour companies offer boat to see the wildlife and to visit research centers. Wildlife including gibbons, monkeys, leopards, bears, snakes, crocodiles, and the most famous orangutan. Unfortunately the park is severely threatened by illegal logging and land clearing for agriculture.

Photo by Edi Sergey Uryadnikov

Baliem Valley Papua

Baliem valley in the highlands of West Irian offers a glimpse of something that recently stone age world. The valley was not known to the outside world until 1938 when a reconnaissance aircraft south of Hollandia (now Jayapura) found a large agricultural population. Wamena is the starting point for most visitors who come to marvel at the view of the mountains, roaring rivers, villages and tribes on the tough but sweet spirit of the Dani people warm.

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is an active volcano and part of Mount Tengger, in East Java. Located at an altitude of 2,329 meters (7,641 feet) it is not the highest peak of a mountain, but Bromo is the most famous. This area is one of the most visited tourist in Indonesia and Java. The top of the volcano has exploded and the inside of the crater continues to put out white smoke. Supported because of the beauty of Bromo Sand Sea is also surrounded by fine volcanic sand. The overall effect is awesome.

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Bunaken

Located in the northern part of the island of Sulawesi, Bunaken diving is one of the most famous in Indonesia and the snorkeling area. The island is part of the Bunaken Marine Park, where we can see more than 70% of all species of fish that live in the Pacific Northwest. The best time to dive in Bunaken is between April and November.

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Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja is a plateau region of South Sulawesi, the Toraja people. Toraja is famous for his roof and a spectacular funeral tongkonan but terrible. After the death of a person, the body kept - often for several years - until the actual funeral ceremony that can last for several days. The deceased then finally buried in a small cave or hollow tree.

Gili Island

The most popular tourist destination in Lombok, Gili Islands is a small archipelago of three islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. The islands are very relaxed and gentle, with lots of little cafes on the beach which is also still playing reggae music, and there are no cars or motorbikes to disturb the peace that is offered there. The name "Gili Islands" is rather redundant as gili simply means "small island" in Sasak, because there are other islands around the coast of Lombok to Gili in their names.

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Komodo Island National Park

Komodo National Park is a national park located in the Lesser Sunda Islands which includes three large islands of Komodo, Padar and Rincah, and 26 other smaller ones. The park is named after the biggest dragons live in the world as a reptile that could reach 3 meters or more in length and weigh more than 70 kg. Although Komodo dragons eat mostly carrion animals die, they are formidable predators and will also hunt prey including birds and mammals. Attacks on humans are very rare.

Borobudur Temple

Located 40 km (25 mi) northwest of Yogyakarta in Java, Borobudur is one of the most famous Buddhist temple in the world. Borobudur was built for about 75 years in the 8th century by the kingdom of Sailendra and 9, consists of approximately 2 million blocks of stone. Borobudur was found since the 14th century and still remain a mystery for centuries and lay hidden in the jungle under layers of volcanic ash. Borobudur is currently one of the most popular tourist attractions in Indonesia.

Bali

Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and one of the islands which consistently wins travel awards. Varied landscapes, rugged coastlines, tropical beaches, lush rice fields and volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to the colorful culture, Hindu spiritual and very unique. The combination of friendly people, magnificent visual culture infused with spirituality and spectacular beaches with surfing and diving have made Bali as the number one tourist attraction in Indonesia is unmatched.

As the largest archipelagic country in the world Indonesia is a very rich for its tourist destination, by improving ecotourism activity we can keep this country from nature's destruction and continues to maintain its sustainability.

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