5 Top Tourist Attractions in Indonesia You Must Visit

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Indonesia has lots of interesting places to explore. From sea, beach, mountains, lakes, forests, and many others

1. Muaro Jambi Temple

During this time, the two most widely known temples in Indonesia are Prambanan Temple and Borobudur Temple. But do you know that on the land of Jambi there is also the largest Hindu-Buddhist temple complex in Indonesia? Yes, the name is Muaro Jambi Temple. This historical tourist spot is a combination of the heritage of the Kingdom of Srivijaya and the Kingdom of Malay and is thought to have existed since the 11th century AD. The place is interesting and rich in historical value making Muaro Jambi Temple inaugurated as an Integrated Historical Tourism Area (KWST) in 2012 by former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Not only domestic tourists, in recent years foreign tourists began arriving in order to be able to witness firsthand the place that was once used as one of the centers of Buddhist worship Mahayana Tantri in this country.

2.  Fort Marlborough

If by chance you are in Bengkulu and like tourist attractions with historical nuances, try to visit Fort Marlborough Fortress, which is located in Teluk Segara, Kebun Keling, Bengkulu. A little information, this building is a British fortress and was built by EIC (East India Company) in 1713. The initial purpose of building this fort was as a point of defense for the British from enemy attacks. According to the story, Fort Marlborough Fortress was the second strongest fortress in the East that England had built. If you intend to come here, come between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. because this tourist spot is only opened to the public at these hours.

3. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Museum

Palembang also has many interesting tourist attractions to visit, one of them is the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Museum. This historical tourist spot is located near the tourist area of Benteng Kuto Besak. This 2-story museum is an old Dutch heritage building. Here, you can find a diverse collection of unique objects from various sciences, starting from archeology, biology, ethnography, fine arts, ceramics, to numismatics which is still well maintained. Not only that, You can also look at ancient money collections, custom clothing, limas house model, songket cloth, musical instruments, and so on. This tourist spot itself is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

4. Parai Tenggiri Beach

Another Tourist Attractions in Indonesia you must visit is Parai Tenggiri Beach. In Belitung (local people usually call it Belitong) indeed there are many beautiful beaches with stones the size of houses scattered on the shoreline, one of them is Parai Tenggiri Beach. Unlike other beaches in general, Parai Tenggiri has a sloping beach structure with turquoise green sea water and soft white sand. Not only that, calm beach waves are also a reason for tourists who are happy with swimming activities. In addition to swimming, you can also fish, parasailing, diving, snorkeling, and many more.

5. Way Kambas National Park

This tourist attraction was built in 1985 and is the first elephant school in Indonesia. Besides being a place for conservation and training of elephants, in TNWK there is also the International Rhino Foundation which is used as a place for rhino breeding from extinction. To be able to enter here, you will only be charged an entrance ticket of IDR 30,000 per person.