Indonesia: Paradise on Earth
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When we think of Aussie tourists in Indonesia, we immediately think Bali. And there’s is a good reason for this, Bali is an amazing holiday destination, especially on the Aussie dollar.
With a population of over 240 million people, Indonesia is set to overtake the USA’s population in a few decades. Indonesia has made serious inroads into increasing the living standards of its poor; and tourism is in some responsible.
Steeped in history; both turbulent and peaceful, Indonesia achieved independence in 1945. With a wide and diverse cultural and ethnic population, Inbdonesia strives to achieve their moto “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (“Unity in Diversity”).
Bali’s blend of deeply spiritual unique culture, pristine beaches, highland regions, and aquatic diversity sets it up as a top destination for global travellers (both backpackers and the wealthy). Its literally a paradise with most visitors to Indonesia solely visiting Bali.
Definitely worth visiting, is Indonesia capital, Jakarta. The cultural, economic, and polital centre the city is again, a melting pot of cultural difference. Comprised of 6 districts (Central, West, South, East, North & Thousand Islands), each has its own flavour.
With friendly taxi drivers, and locals, the Jakarta population is friendly and always willing to help out a visitor. In Jakarta, visit the National Museum, Bundaran HI (hotel traffic circle – shopping heaven), and Jakartas oldest town Jakarta Kota Tua; full of Dutch influence.
Bali: one of 17,000 Islands, its a worldwide tourist hotspot. Visit pura puseh (temple of origin), and the Ulun Danu Temple complex at Lake Bratan, for some culture away from the beach resorts.
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Jakarta: visit Chinatown, the National Museum, the street vendors in Kemang, and Indonesia largest integrated tourism area with the Dufan theme park.
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