Beach, Corals, Sunset, Lagoon, Mountains, Volcano, Crater, Lake; Indonesia never runs out of place to visit. These are just some of the bests.
Pantai Tanjung Bira (Bira Bay Beach)
Tanjung Bira beach is so beautiful and astonishing with its white soft sandy beach, that your feet will feel almost like stepping on wheat flour. In the location, visitor can swim, sunbathing, diving, as well as snorkelling. Visitors are able to watch and enjoy the sunrise and sunset from the same spot. They can also enjoy the beauty of two islands located just right in front of the beach, Island of Liukang and Island of Kambing. The Bay of Bira is located at the most southern tip of South Sulawesi Province, exactly at Kecamatan Bonto Bahari, Kabupaten Bulukumba. It is located 40 km away from The City of Bulu Kumba, or 200 km from The City of Makassar, the capital city.
Pegunungan Karst Bantimurung Sulawesi Selatan (South Sulawesi Karst Bantimurung Mountains)
Bantimurung National Park has one of the most beautiful nature landscape. It is so because in this national park, there is an eternal spring that water will never dry. Therefore, hundreds variety of plants can survive even in the long dry season.
Pulau Komodo (Komodo Island), NTT
Komodo National Park is an area consists of a lot of islands and sea. The islands are a home of Komodo (Varanus Komodonensis), one of the very few prehistoric reptile that still remains on earth. The nature landscape here is unique, remarked by the vast island-wide savana and its Lontar Tree (Borassus Flabellifer).
Danau Toba (Lake of Toba), Sumatera Utara
Lake of Toba is a volcanic lake, 100 km long and 30 km wide, makes it the biggest volcanic lake in the world. In the middle of the lake, there is a volcanic island, named Pulau Samosir (The Island of Samosir).
Danau Singkarak (Lake of Singkarak)
Lake of Singkarang stands between 2 regencies in West Sumatra, Solok Regency and Tanah Datar Regency. With an area of 107,8 square km, this lake is the second largest lake in Sumatra Island. The lake is the head of Batang Ombilin. Some of the water from the lake is flowing cutting through The Hill of Barisan to Batang Anai to rotate the generator at Singkarak Electricity Generation Plant, near Lubuk Alung, Padang Pariaman. Bilih fish (Mystacoleucus Padangensis) is a fish species that can’t be found anywhere else in this world but this lake; it has become one of local delicacy. Researchers reveal 19 other different species of fish that are able to survive with limited food at Lake of Singkarak.
Gunung Kelimutu (Kelimutu Mountain), NTT
Kelimutu Mountain is an active volcano majestically stands on Flores Island, NTT Province, Indonesia. The exact location of this mountain is at Pemo Village, Kecamatan Kelimutu, Ende Regency. The mountain has three crater lakes on the top. The lake is well known as Three Colour Lakes because each has different colour, red, blue, and white. Even so, the colour actually always change as time goes by.
Baluran National Park, Jawa Timur
Baluran is The Africa of Indonesia, this national park is the face of dry forest ecosystem in Java Island; consist of savana vegetation, mangrove forest, monsoon forest, coastal forest, submontana forest, swamp forest, and the evergreen forest that will always looks green all the time. Savana vegetation dominates 40% area of Baluran National Park.
Pulau Belitung (Belitung Island), Bangka Belitung
Beautiful island, unique view of white sand beach decorated by artistic small granite stones and crystal clear sea water, surrounded by hundreds of small islands.
Bunaken, Sulawesi Utara
Bunaken Marine Park has 20 diving spots, varying in depth up to 1344 meter. From those 20 diving spots, 12 are located around Bunaken Island. These twelve are the most visited by diver and underwater scenery fetish.
Puncak Jaya Wijaya, Papua
Indonesia should be proud of the uniqueness and the rich of nature and tradition. This time , it’s about Carstenz Pyramid, or often being called by Puncak Jaya, in Papua. This Carstenz Top is the highest in Australia and Oceania.
Danau Gunung Tujuh (Seven Mountain Lake), Jambi
Kerinci should be proud of Danau Gunung Tujuh (Seven Mountains Lake) which is the highest lake in South East Asia. Beside that, there also some other small lakes with its own unique scenery. Belibis Lake with its natural view gives a different touch.
Pulau Derawan (Derawan Island), Kalimantan Timur
In the surrounding waters, lies a national park which is a famous diving tourism centre with depth about 5 meter. In the depth of 10 meter, lies corals farm well known as “Blue Trigger Wall”
Lembah Harau (Harau Valley)
The Valley of Harau which located in Sumatra Barat Province is a gigantic cliff with diameter reaching 400 meter. Walking to the valley is a lot of fun. With the fresh air, you can enjoy surrounding beautiful scenery. Granite Cliffs are towering with their unique shape, surrounding the valley. These granite cliffs have 80-300 meter heights. In short, from the very start when we enter The Valley of Harau, we would find a lot of beauty all along the way. It makes a lot of sense that climbers that visit the place name this place The Yosemite of Indonesia. This place has been attracting people attention for a long time. An old Dutch monument located at the bottom of Sarasah Bunta Waterfall is an evidence that The Valley of Harau has been often visited since 1926. At the monument, carved the signature of F. Rinner, Dutch Resident Assistant at Lima Puluh Koto; and two Indonesian officials, Tuanku Laras Datuak Kuning nan Hitam and Datuak Kodoh.
Kepulauan Raja Ampat (Raja Ampat Archipelago), Papua Barat
Raja Ampat is an archipelago located at the west of Papua Island, Papua Barat province, exactly at the “head” of Papua Island bird. This archipelago is ultimate destination for divers who interested in its underwater beauty.
Kawah Ijen (Ijen Crater), Jawa Timur
Ijen crater is an volcanic tourism destination in Indonesia. It has been very famous for both domestic and local tourist for its breathtaking natural scenery.
Danau Sentani (Sentani Lake), Papua
Sentani Lake is located underneath Cycloops Highland slope which spread between Jayapura City and Jayapura Regency, Papua. Sentani Lake’s landscape, with its cluster of islands in the center, is one of the prettiest in Indonesia.
Danau Ranau (Ranau Lake)
This lake is located in the border of Lampung Barat Regency, Lampung Province; and Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan Regency, South Sumatra Province. This lake was created from a big earthquake and volcanic explosion that makes a gigantic basin. Located at 4°51′45″LS,103°55′50″BT, geographically, Ranau Lake topography which consists of hills with a lot of valley, has a very comfortable weather.
Notes: all articles and pictures belong to warrenroland from Kaskus (http://www.kaskus.co.id/thread/52512e71a3cb17bf78000001/ngapain-liburan-jauh-jauh-ke-luar-negeri-kalau-negara-sendiri-belum-dikenal)