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4 Reasons Why You Should Explore Indonesia on Your Next Vacation
16 Aug 2017PLACESBY SweetEscape

Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world and is made up of over 17,000 islands. It has received millions of guests from all around the world including the likes of the Obama family, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Indonesia as a whole is a great place to visit and has much to offer, but why? In no particular order, here are four main reasons why you should visit Indonesia.

You'll get a healthy dose of sun, sea, and sand

SweetEscape in Lombok

Being made up of islands, Indonesia will never run out of beaches you can explore. There are those perfect for surfing, water sports, exploring, walking, running, swimming, or simply relaxing. Also there's nowhere in the world offers better diving than the Coral Triangle, an area of the Pacific Ocean that includes the waters around Indonesia. There are literally hundreds of diving and snorkeling sites around the archipelago.

You'll love the altitude

by Khairul for SweetEscape in Bandung

Many hikers from all over the world have tested their strengths climbing Indonesia’s mountains such as Mount Semeru, Mount Bromo, Mount Agung, Mount Kelimutu, Mount Rinjani, Mount Merbabu, and so many more. Which one would you try?

You'll meet friendly locals

by Kristanto for SweetEscape in Bali

Indonesians are generally known to be friendly, smiley and always ready to lend a helping hand. Although they might not understand many foreign languages, they will always try to help as much as they can. Indonesian custom is always to be hospitable to guests.

You'll learn some new culture and history

by Aldo for SweetEscape in Bali

Indonesia is made up of different islands, each with its own many different tribes. They bring their own tradition, language, beliefs, art, food, and stories into the melting pot. Whichever part of Indonesia you go, you’re bound to learn something new!