INDONESIA BASED TRIPS

THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA IS THE LARGEST ARCHIPELAGO IN THE WORLD COMPRISING 13,466 LARGE AND SMALL TROPICAL ISLANDS FRINGED WITH WHITE SANDY BEACHES. MANY OF THEM ARE UNINHABITED AND A LARGE NUMBER OF THESE ISLANDS ARE STILL UNNAMED. STRADDLING THE EQUATOR, SITUATED BETWEEN THE CONTINENTS OF ASIA AND AUSTRALIA AND BETWEEN THE PACIFIC AND THE INDIAN OCEANS, IT IS AS WIDE AS THE UNITED STATES FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK, EQUALING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LONDON AND MOSCOW.

 

 

INDONESIA MAIN
SOME OF THE WELL-KNOWN AREAS AROUND INDONESIA TO BE EXPLORED ARE SUMATRA, JAVA, KALIMANTAN (FORMERLY BORNEO), SULAWESI (FORMERLY CELEBES), THE MALUKU ISLANDS (OR BETTER KNOWN AS MOLUCCAS, THE ORIGINAL SPICE ISLANDS), THE CAPITAL CITY OF JAKARTA AND PAPUA.

THEN, THERE IS BALI “THE WORLD’S BEST ISLAND RESORT” WITH ITS ENCHANTING CULTURE, BEACHES, DYNAMIC DANCES AND MUSIC. BUT INDONESIA STILL HAS MANY UNEXPLORED ISLANDS WITH GRAND MOUNTAIN VIEWS, GREEN RAINFORESTS TO TREK THROUGH, ROLLING WAVES TO SURF AND DEEP BLUE PRISTINE SEAS TO DIVE IN WHERE ONE CAN SWIM WITH DUGONGS, DOLPHINS AND LARGE MANTARAYS.

 

 

ON INDONESIAN HISTORY, CHINESE CHRONICLES MENTION THAT TRADE BETWEEN INDIA, CHINA AND THESE ISLANDS WAS ALREADY THRIVING SINCE THE FIRST CENTURY AD. THE POWERFUL MARITIME EMPIRE OF SRIWIJAYA WITH ITS CAPITAL AROUND PALEMBANG IN SOUTHERN SUMATRA, WAS THE CENTRE FOR BUDDHISM LEARNING AND WAS KNOWN FOR ITS WEALTH.

IT HELD SWAY OVER THE SUMATRAN SEAS AND THE STRAITS OF MALACCA FROM THE 7TH TO THE 13TH CENTURY. IN THE 8TH -9TH CENTURY, THE SAILENDRA DYNASTY OF THE MATARAM KINGDOM IN CENTRAL JAVA BUILT THE MAGNIFICENT BUDDHIST BOROBUDUR TEMPLE IN CENTRAL JAVA, THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ELEGANT HINDU TEMPLE CALLED AS PRAMBANAN, WHICH WAS BUILT BY THE CIVAISTIC KING RAKAI PIKATAN OF THE SANJAYA LINE.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING INTERESTING AREAS ON INDONESIA FOR MORE INSIGHTS ON THE ATTRACTIONS AVAILABLE :-