Beach paradise as ever known, Bali continue to show its growing number of arrival as ever
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Rightfully named 'Island of the Gods', Bali is the island that placed Indonesia on the world tourism map. This small island has been attracting inspirations hunters, spiritual seekers, wave reeders, beach burns, and causal wanderers alike since the '30s. The island hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia, even the world. Golden sand, stunning sunsets and sunrise, challenging waves, perfect weather, and beautiful underwater world are all part of the charm of Bali.
Sure, picturesque beaches might suffice as a reason to visit Bali, but even so, one of the most attractive and intriguing qualities of Bali is its culture. Captivatinh and exotic, Balinese culture is an epitome of harmony. Hinduism is not just a religion fot Balinese. It is in every part of their being. Balanced relationship with the Gods, universe and each other is what it thrives on. Rituals are strongly practiced, art and culinary as part of the captivating culture are also celebrated.
2. YOGYAKARTA - BOROBUDUR TEMPLE
Jogjakarta is the second most visited destination in Indonesia. The city is very relaxed and its people are extremely creative. It is easy to fall in love with Jogja. The beauty of its nature, art, tradition, cultural heritage, and delicious food all make the city so attractive. Enjoy the majestic Borobudur at sunset, shop and venture the always-busy Malioboro market, try a local delicacy called bakpia at Sosrowijan area, marvel the beautiful architecture of Taman Sari Water Castle, Prambanan Temple and Sultan’s Palace. You can also head out of the city and soak in the peaceful coastal way of living at Parang Tritis beach.
Jakarta, a metropolis of more than 9 million people live up to its nickname: ‘The Big Durian’. The city is intense and busy, but also interesting and fun. This country’s capital city serves not only as the center of government, but also as the heart of Indonesia’s creative industry. This is where people from all walks of life meet, interact and create.
Jakarta is a huge melting pot that presents Indonesia in one captivating platter. This is where cultures from various ethnicities collide and, eventually, assimilate. Here, shopping malls are in abundance, but so are street hawkers. Jakarta offers some of the best culinary experiences in the country, from fine dining to unique street foods. The city is also known for endless cultural and entertainments events, also indoor and outdoor theme parks, satisfying people of every age and interest.
The capital of the West Java Province of Indonesia, Bandung is the third largest city and the second largest metropolitan of the country. Known for its beautiful Dutch architecture, Bandung was nicknamed as the Paris of Java by the Dutch because of its resemblance to Paris during the colonial times
Bandung has several Masaajid; the main Masjid is the Masjid Raya Bandung, which was formerly known as the Grand Mosque. It is located in the center of the city and has prayer facilities for women too. The Jumu'ah Salaath is held around 12:15PM and the sermon is delivered in the local dialect.
5. MEDAN - LAKE TOBA
Horas! Know this one word and have confidence in interacting with people of North Sumatera and Medan, its capital city. Medan is a bustling and lively city, surrounded with beautiful natural attractions, such as Lake Toba, Nias Island, Sipiso-piso Waterfall, Pematang Siantar, and Brastagi. Medan itself has a number of interesting places. The Maimoon Palace from the olden days Deli Sultanate boasts an exotic mix of European and Islamic influences in its architecture and interior, while the Al Mashun Grand Mosque (almost 100 years old) bears importance in its role in the spreading of Islam. Merdeka Walk is a famous shopping area.
Surabaya is Indonesia’s second-largest city and the capital of the province of East Java. It is located on the northern shore of eastern Java at the mouth of the Mas River and along the edge of the Madura Strait. As the main seaport and commercial center in the eastern region of Indonesia, Surabaya has become one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia. Today, Surabaya’s population is around three million, and the surrounding rural area houses at least 7 million.
Plaza Tunjungan, Galaxy Mall, Surabaya Plaza, Supermal Pakuwon Indah, Surabaya Town Square, and Royal Plaza Surabaya are the famous shopping center while Hi-Tech Mall, WTC, and Plasa Marina are the computers and mobile-phones shops center in Surabaya. Surabaya is home to the Eastern Armada, one of two in the Indonesian Navy. Its strong maritime heritage is also reflected with the Submarine Monument, a real retired Russian submarine, called Pasopati, that was converted into a museum ship in the city center. Suramadu Bridge is also one of the most remarkable achievement in Surabaya. Surabaya also has Mangrove Park as the object for tourism and also research.