This beautiful and diverse country attracts many visitors from around the world thanks to its gorgeous beaches, top-notch scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities, large tropical forests and colourful wildlife. Here are some quick facts to get you started:
  • Indonesia is in Southeast Asia and Oceania. It encompasses more than 17,000 islands, including Bali, Java and parts of Borneo.
  • Indonesia is home to many wilderness areas and has one of the planet’s highest levels of biodiversity, both on land and in the water. No wonder this is a top destination for scuba diving!
  • Top tourist attractions include the beaches of Bali, the ancient Buddhist temple complex of Borobudur, the Gili Islands, Bunaken National Park in the Coral Triangle and Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo.
  • Around 270 million people live in Indonesia. Over half of the population reside on the island of Java, where the capital city, Jakarta, is found.
  • The peak season to visit Indonesia is July and August. The shoulder months of May, June and September are also part of the dry season, making these months an ideal time to go.
  • Indonesia is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world, with over 700 local languages. Indonesian is the official language and primary lingua franca. English is usually understood in tourist areas and cities.
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