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30 Unique Things To Do in Indonesia That You Cannot Do Anywhere Else

Can you imagine what a country like Indonesia, which has more than 17000 islands has to offer? 

The answer is EVERYTHING! 

From exotic beaches, adventurous water sports, vibrant nightlife, fascinating tourist attractions, spellbinding sites to delectable cuisine, Indonesia has everything to make you drop your jaw!

30 Best Things To Do In Indonesia

Besides the surreal places to explore in Indonesia, you can also indulge in some adventurous and fun activities, which you can only experience in Indonesia. Scroll down to find out!

1. Floating Breakfast in a Private Pool

Floating Breakfast in a Private Pool

Bali is a popular tourist destination and has some phenomenal villas, resorts, and hotels that offer a private pool with a view of the valley. Another impressive hospitality feature at these accommodations includes a floating breakfast, wherein you can have an elaborate meal while relaxing in the pool.

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2. Sunrise over Borobudur Temple

Sunrise over Borobudur Temple

This magnificent 9th-century Buddhist temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts thousands of tourists from across the globe. Located in Java, Indonesia, this temple and its premises have a divine ambiance where you will feel blissful. The temple is a perfect place to witness the sunrise, which lights up the Borobudur temple like a star.

3. Practice the art of Batik

Practice the art of Batik

The local people of Indonesia wear batik clothes, and tourists can try their hands at making these beautiful batik patterns, which can be therapeutic. Indonesian Batik is a process of resist-wax dyeing that lets the artist color the fabric selectively, he may repeat the process to add more colors, and later remove the wax by putting the fabric in boiling water. You can learn this art and design a fabric for yourself on a trip to Indonesia.

4. Treat your Taste Buds with Indonesian Cuisine

Treat your Taste Buds with Indonesian Cuisine

You must not lose any opportunity to dig in into the elaborate Indonesian cuisine! The Indonesian platter is a fusion of scrumptious vegetarian and nonvegetarian dishes. Bakso (meatball soup), Bebek Goreng (fried duck), Pecel Lele (catfish), Coto Makassar (beef soup), Klepon (coconut rice balls), Babi Pangang (grilled pork) to many more tempting desserts and fiery dishes will leave you craving for more.

5. Experience the Devil’s Tear Bay

Experience the Devil’s Tear Bay

The waves here are crazy and can blow you away, both metaphorically and literally! Located in Nusa Lembongan island, the shoreline of this bay is a rough landscape full of cliffs and coves. The water hitting the cliff during high tide makes up for a divine ambiance all around. Experiencing the Devil's Tear Bay is one of the best things to do in Indonesia.

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6. Gear Up for Daring Surfing

Gear Up for Daring Surfing

The waves of Bali are waiting for you for a wild adventure. Get on the surfing board and accompany the waves in Padang, Medewi, Nusa Dua, and Canggu some of the best surfing spots in Bali.

7. Lake Toba Awaits You

Lake Toba Awaits You

Formed after a volcanic eruption, Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. The breathtaking view of the lake and the lush green landscape around will make you skip a heartbeat. Don’t forget to swim and enjoy water sports!

8. Hike Mount Bromo

Hike Mount Bromo

Located at a height of 2300 meters in East Java, Mount Bromo has its admirers across the world. Jeep tours and hiking are the two ways to reach the top of Mount Bromo, which is an active volcano! Yes, this makes the hiking and the jeep tour more interesting, doesn’t it? Hiking is majorly preferred by tourists as it’s not a difficult trek route plus it also comes with the opportunity to capture the scenic vistas on the way up!

9. Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfall

Treat your eyes to a waterfall descending straight from heaven! Sekumpul waterfall in Bali is nestled in a bamboo forest that adds to its divine aura. The waterfall is a collection of 7 waterfalls falling from a different height in close proximity. Don’t forget to add this to your itinerary!

Credit : David Leiter 

10. Wild Encounter with Komodo Dragons

Wild Encounter with Komodo Dragons

For all the adventure enthusiasts, a wild encounter with Komodo Dragons will be a thrilling experience. Komodo Dragons are the largest lizard species on earth that grows up to 10 feet. Komodo National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to these dangerous predators, and you can meet them there!

11. Caves Calling

Caves Calling

Gong cave on Java island is an exotic natural wonder that never fails to captivate the attention of visitors. The cave has spellbinding stalactite (icicle-shaped hangs from the ceiling), and stalagmite (upward growing cliffs of minerals) that are must-watch.

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12. Off-Roading in Bandung