Tourist Attractions | Indonesia
1| Bali Indonesia
Travel & Tourism Bali is a tropical Island on Indonesian archipelago. It s often referred to as paradise on earth and correctly so. With sunny and sandy beaches, tropical jungles full of exotic wildlife, paddy fields tripping down the hills, active volcanoes soaring up in the sky, spirited festivals throughout the year, and a culture that makes everybody feel a part of it, one cannot ask for more. Apart from sightseeing, Bali offers a lot of opportunities for tourists, such as Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Swimming, Hiking & Golf.
[History] The first written evidence about Bali dates back to 9th century AD when most of the cultural and technological developments that are still visible here were completed. Hinduism reached Bali in the first half of 11th century during the reign of King Airlangga. The great exodus of artists, dancers, musicians, and actors from Java to Bali in 14th and 15th century saw the Balinese culture flourish to great heights. In 1597 Dutch seamen set their foot here and ruled this place for more than 300 years. Bali became a part of the modern Indonesia in 1945, when Indonesia attained independence.
[Weather in Bali Indonesia] Due to its location near the equator, Bali experiences tropical weather conditions throughout the year. Climate of Bali can broadly be categorized into two seasons the Dry season between May to September and Wet season from October to April. However one can visit Bali throughout the year, but it is advisable to visit this beautiful Island in June to September. During this season weather remains quite pleasant all through the day. The climate conditions in Bali are ideal for various beach activities during this time of the year.
The average temperature in Bali remains around 31°c all throughout the year. Humidity is very high during the wet season in Bali. The wet season starting from December to March produces heavy rains throughout the day, therefore it is not recommended to travel Bali during the wet season. Dry season is the best time to visit Bali in Indonesia. The weather remains pleasant during these months and cool breeze prevails throughout the day.
[Best Season to Visit Bali Indonesia] Bali experiences tropical weather all throughout the year due to its location near the equator. Tourists keep coming on to Bali all round the year in search of relax and peaceful holidays. So it’s very important to know in advance when to visit Bali in Indonesia. Bali is an all season place as far as weather is concerned. However there are certain months in a year when it’s become to humid in Bali. The ideal season to visit Bali is between March and September. This period is best for beach lovers as the day temperature remains good. It may rain sometimes during the day but it will fresh the air and bring more joy and fun for the tourists. The best time to go Bali, Indonesia from March to September.
[To Stay and Party in Bali Indonesia] The biggest resorts are the party towns of Kuta and Legian, with the more subdued beaches at Lovina and Candi Dasa. Most visitors also spent time in Ubud, whose mainstays continued to be paintings, carving, dancing and music making. The Islands east of Bali, called Nusa Tenggara, also attract big crowds, particularly Lombok, with its beautiful beaches and temples.
[Denpasar] Denpasar is the capital of Bali and has a number of cultural and historical sites. It has many community temples called <strong>Pura.</strong> Bali’s picturesque countryside and most of the beautiful temples are just outside the limit of Denpasar. Some of the villages worth visiting are Celuk (for its silverware), Ubud (to have a glimpse at the finest of Bali’s art-dance, music, and paintings) and Bedulu for its elephant cave.
[Sanur Beach] Sanur is Bali’s most famous tourist spot. It is at a shot distance from Denpasar and public transport to and from the city is easily available. There are number of important hotels on this small Island. Offshore reefs protect the beach against the waves and make it popular for windsurfing, boating and other water sports.
[Kuta Beach in Bali] Discovered by the hippies in early 1960s, Kuta is a popular beach for surfing although currents make it less suitable for swimming. It is also famous for its magnificent sunset, nightlife, and shopping options.
[Nusa Dua] The Nusa Dua tourist resort is known for its clean white beaches and clear waters. Some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels are found here. It is also famous for its mouthwatering cuisine. During the rainy season, the beach provides excellent surfing conditions.
[Menjangan Island] This little Island off Bali’s west coast is known for the beautiful coral reefs found nearby and the wealth of tropical fish inhabiting the waters around it.
[Klungkun] The former seat of the Javanese Hindu Kingdom in Bali from where Balinese royalty draws its bloodline, Klungkung was the oldest kingdom on the Island. The Kerta Gosa or Royal Court of Justice built in the 18th century is specially known for its ceiling murals painted in the traditional wayang style portraying punishment in the hell and rewards in the heaven and other aspects of moralities.
[To Reach Bali] International Airport in Bali is situated at Denpasar, the capital of Bali, not far away from any of your favorite destinations like Kuta, Sanur, or Nusa Dua. The airport is connected to a number of international destinations such as Australia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America. The airport is comfortably connected to other attractions in Bali by rented Cars, Taxis & Buses.
Borobudur Stupa in Java Borobudur; one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in Southeast Asia, Borobudur was built in the 8th century and stands on top of a hill surrounded by volcanoes and overlooking green fields. It is an immense multi-tiered structure with the Great Stupa (bell-shaped monument) at the top standing 128ft (40m) above the ground, surrounded by numerous smaller stupas, some still containing Buddha statues inside. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a major tourist attraction in Java.
Jakarta City in Indonesia Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is the largest city in Indonesia. The city has all the modern amenities. But in its quest for modernization the city has not forgotten its past and has carefully preserved its rich cultural heritage. Apart from the skyscrapers, colonial structures built by European powers form an integral part of Jakarta’s skyline.
Jakarta is a city of many fascinating facets. It is the main gateway to Indonesia. In recent years, Jakarta has expanded its facilities for visitors with multi-star luxury hotels, fine restaurants, exciting nightlife and modern shopping centers. Food is quite cheap in Jakarta and is available in great variety. There are also a great variety of cheap hotels in Jakarta that are affordable to visitors.
[History of Jakarta] Jakarta was a small harbor town when the last Hindu Kingdom of Java, Kingdom of Pajajaran, was ruling in 14th century. Muslim ruler Fatahilklah conquered the city and changed the name to Jayakarta or the City of Victory on June 22, in 1527. Later on, the Dutch conquered the city in 1619 and built a new city Batavia, which remained the center of power for them in South East Asia for more than 300years. The city came under the siege of Japanese Imperial Forces in 1941 during the Second World War and its name was changed back to Jakarta (from Jayakarta). The defeat of Japan did not allow them to remain in Indonesia for long. Dutch again tried to capture the city but by now freedom struggle was already quite strong in the country and on August 17 in 1945, the Indonesian leaders proclaimed its independence from foreign rule in Jakarta.
[Weather of Jakarta] Jakarta has tropical climate with a high average humidity. There is not much difference in the day and night temperature. Average day temperature is 28ºC while average night temperature is a bit cooler at 25ºC. October to April is the wet season while the dry season is from May to September.
[The National Monument/Monas in Jakarta Indonesia]The National Monument or Monas as it is popularly called, is one of the monuments built during the Sukarno era of fierce nationalism. It stands for the people’s determination to achieve freedom and the crowning of their efforts in the Proclamation of Independence in August 1945. The 137metre tall marble obelisk is topped with a flame coated with 35kg of gold. The base houses a historical museum and a hall for meditations. The monument is open to the public and upon request the lift can carry visitors to the top, which offers a bird’s eye view of the city and the sea. Istiqlal Mosque: It is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the second largest in the world. The mosque took long 17 years to build and the grandeur of its walls and dome is visible from quite far away. Orchid Gardens: Indonesia has some of the most exotic orchid gardens. Several commercial orchid gardens are open to public. Some of the best known of them are located at Slipi and Taman Mini. Condet: This village in southern Jakarta is a protected area where the old rural life style of Jakarta is preserved. Condet is also famous for its fruit orchards. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature): Situated just outside Jakarta, the park has miniatures of all the 27 provinces of the country reproduced in its Central Lake. This is a wonderful place to know about the entire archipelago in just one day. Regular cultural programmes and ceremonies are held in the park representing different regions. Pulau Seribu: This group of Islands in the Jakarta Bay offers a haven away from the bustle of city life. There are golden beaches fringed with coconut palms. The surrounding waters are a paradise for scuba divers. The Islands can be reached from Tanjung Priok or Pasar Ikan (Sunda Kelapa) by ferry or by chartered boat. Some of the Islands in this group developed for tourism are Pulau Bidadari, Pulau Ayer, Pulau Laki and Pulau Putri. Museum Gadjah: The National Museum of Indonesia is situated at Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat. It contains around 85,000 items, the largest in the world of Indonesian artefacts. There is one of the largest and rare collections of Oriental ceramics in this museum.
[To Reach Jakarta] Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is the principle gateway of Indonesia and almost all the major airlines operating in the region stop here. It is situated around 35km away from the city centre. Taxies and buses are the best transport to ferry you to the city.
Formerly known as Borneo, Kalimantan is the world’s second largest Island. The North and northwestern part of the Island are the East Malaysian state of Serawak and Sabah with the newly independent state of Brunei Darusalam between them. The rest of the Island is part of Indonesia, divided into four provinces- East Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and South Kalimantan. Kalimantan is one of the most bio-diverse places on the earth. It has one of the world’s largest tropical rainforests and is home to rare flora and fauna.
[History of Kalimantan] According to the Sanskrit inscriptions dating back to 400AD Kalimantan came under the early influence of Indian settlers. But by 15th century, Islamic had great impact on Kalimantan and was rapidly embraced by the different kingdoms in the Island. In the early 1600s, The Dutch began to establish trading agreements in Kalimantan and gained monopoly of the spice trade in Banjarmasin and diamond trade in Sambas. They also made contract with Pontianak in 1778. Gradually, they took control of all of what is now Kalimantan. Kalimantan was occupied by the Japanese forces during the 2nd World War. After the war, the Dutch failed to regain control of the area. Later on Indonesia achieved its independence and Kalimantan became a province and was later divided into four provinces.
[Climate of Kalimantan] Kalimantan has tropical climate and very high rainfall throughout the year. Average rainfall is around 3000 mm per annum. The temperature varies between 29ºc and 34ºc and the humidity is in the range of 95-98%.
[Best Time to Kalimantan] The best time to visit this fascinating Island is during the months of September and March, when temperatures are much cooler-in the vicinity of 27°c with pleasant sea breezes.
[Tourist Attractions in Kalimantan]
It is a favorite place for marine tourism. There are many rare animals such as the green turtle, the scarlet turtle, star fruit turtle and sea cow. The place is also home to many rare species of marine plants and coral reef. It’s also a good place for scuba diving, pearl diving, fishing, swimming and other water sports.
[Bontang] Located in the regency of Kutai with 200ha, Bontang has rare flora and fauna. The Kutai National Park near Bontang is worth visiting to see sceneries, especially those at Bears Bash.
[Pontianak] It is the capital of West Kalimantan. Some of the favorite tourist spots include Equator Monument, Caldaria palace in Kampong Dalai, the State Museum, the Kapoks and the Landau Bridges and floating market.
[National Park and Nature Reserve Gunning Palung] The Gunung (Mount) Palung national park located in the Ketapang regency is home to rare flora and fauna. The Raya Pasi mountain located in the Singkawang regency is also interesting to visit to see the Rafflesia or the Giant Flower. Singkawang is also a nature reserve. The forest of Sanggau is worth a visit where hot springs, lakes and caves can be found.
[Palangkaraya] Palangkaraya is the provincial capital of Central Kalimantan and situated in the upstream region of the Kahayan river. Nowadays, the town has become the center of government, trade and education of the province. The Regional Museum of Palangkaraya contains a collection of historical and cultural interest from all over Central Kalimantan. The Nature Reserve of Tangkiling lies 34km north of Palangkaraya.
[Sampit] Sampit town, on the Sampit river and the capital of Sampit regency, is known as the biggest timber port in Kalimantan as well as in Indonesia. One can find many interesting tourism attractions in Sampit. Pandaran Beach is a park on the seaside at the mouth of the Sampit river. It is quite unique. On the north one can see the river emptying into the sea, while to the south is the wide expanse of the Java Sea. The Orchid Park of Pembuangan Hulu is a natural forest in which a number of rare and beautiful orchid varieties grow. Hunters can engage in their favorite pastime at the Serayan River, which borders on the hunting park of Kotawaringin Barat.
[To Reach Kalimantan] There are regular international and domestic flights to Sepinggan Airport in Balikpapan. The airport is well connected to nearby countries such as Malaysia and Singapore and to other domestic destinations such as Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali), Semarang and Makasar.
Though less developed than Bali, in recent years Lombok has given Bali a run for its money in the realm of tourism. Lombok has wonderful beaches, volcano and varied landscape. It is an ideal place for those looking for a private holiday away from the hustle and bustle of a normal tourist spot.
[History of Lombok] The earliest recorded society on Lombok was the relatively small kingdom of the Sasak. The Sasak people were agriculturalists and animists who practised ancestor and spirit worship. The original Sasak are believed to have come overland from northwestern India or Myanmar (Burma) in waves of migration that predated most Indonesian ethnic groups. Not much is known about Lombok before the 17th century, at which time it was split into four regions; Pagasangan, Pagutan, Mataram and Cakranegara, each ruled by a Sasak king. This disunity was exploited by the neighboring Balinese. Balinese princes ruled Lombok from the mid-18th century until the 1890s, when the Dutch sided with the Sasaks and defeated the Balinese in bloody battles. Under Dutch rule, the eastern Islands of Indonesia were grouped together as the Lesser Sunda Islands, administered from Singaraja, Bali. When Sukarno proclaimed Indonesia’s independence on 17 August in 1945, the Lesser Sunda Islands were formed into the single province of Nusa Tenggara. In 1958, the province was divided into three separate regions Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara.
[Weather of Lombok] Lombok has tropical climate with average temperature ranging between 28°c and 34°c. There are two main seasons <strong>Wet</strong> (from October to April) and <strong>Dry</strong> (from May to September). Humidity is high throughout the year.
[Best Time to Visit Lombok] The best time to visit Lombok is surprisingly during the rainy season (October-April) when humidity decreases and the landscape is lush and green. The dry season (May-September) can be particularly hot and dusty.
[Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia] These small coral-fringed Islands are famous for their white sandy beaches and are an ideal place for those interested in sun and sand. The place also offers wonderful opportunities for snorkeling. The absence of automobiles and hawkers add to the pleasure.
[Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat Lombok Indonesia] This modern museum has exhibits on the geology, history and culture of Lombok and Sumbawa, and is worth visiting. If you intend to buy any antiques or handicrafts, have a look at the daggers, silver or gold-threaded cloth, basket ware and masks.
[Pura Lingsar Lombok Indonesia] Located 6km east of Mataram-the capital of Lombok-this large temple complex, built in 1714, is the holiest place on Lombok. The temple combines the Balinese Hindu and Wektu Telu religions in one complex. The Hindu temple in the northern section is higher than the Wektu Telu temple in the southern section. It’s an especially fascinating place for those interested in Wektu Telu, Lombok’s indigenous religion.
[Taman Narmada Lombok Indonesia] Laid out as a miniature replica of the summit of Gunung Rinjani and its crater lake, Taman Narmada derives its name from the sacred Indian River, Narmada. It’s temple, Pura Kalasa is still used and the Balinese Pujawali celebration is held here annually.
[Rinjani Lombok Indonesia] Rinjani is the highest mountain in Lombok at 3,726m, is an active volcano. The volcano is a popular destination for hikers and treks to the caldera are common. The hot springs located on the northeastern side of the caldera are thought to have amazing healing powers.
[Senggigi Lombok Indonesia] Senggigi is the most developed tourist spot on Lombok. It has beautiful beaches and good snorkeling facilities.
[To Reach Lombok] Mataram is the capital city of Lombok, and is served by an International airport. It is also possible to reach Lombok by ferry from neighboring Bali.
Formerly known as Celebes, Sulawesi is shaped like a tropical orchid. It is Indonesia’s third-largest Island with an area of 172,000km2. The Island of Sulawesi is divided into the provinces of North Sulawesi, South Sulawesi and Southeast Sulawesi. Sulawesi has great topographical variety-spectacular mountains, scenic coastline, lakes, rice and dense jungles-and offer wonderful opportunities for travelers.
[History of Sulawesi Island] Much of Sulawesi’s early history was written in old texts that can be traced back to the 13th and 14th centuries. When the Portuguese, the first western visitors, reached Sulawesi in 1511, they found Makassar a thriving cosmopolitan entry-port where Chinese, Arabs, Indians, Siamese, Javanese, and Malays came to trade their manufactured metal goods and fine textiles for precious pearls, gold, copper, camphor and, of course, the invaluable spices-nutmeg, cloves and mace which were brought from the interior and from the neighboring Spice Islands, the present day Moluccas.
By the 16th century, Makassar had become Sulawesi’s major port and centre of the powerful Gowa and Tallo sultanates. The arrival of the Dutch in the early 17th century caused an upheavel in Sulawesi. To create their hegemony over the spice trade they captured the fort of Makassar in 1667, which they rebuilt and renamed Fort Rotterdam. From this base they managed to destroy the strongholds of the Sultan of Gowa who was then forced to live on the outskirts of Makassar.
The town again became a collecting point for the produce of eastern Indonesia- the copra, rattan, pearls and sandalwood. Although the Dutch controlled the coast, it was not until the early 20th century that they gained power over the interior through a series of treaties with local rulers. Meanwhile Dutch missionaries converted many of the Toraja people to Christianity. Later on when Indonesia became independent, Sulawesi became a part of it.
Sulawesi has warm tropical climate with wet and dry seasons lasting approximately six months each. The dry season is from April to October and the wet season is from November to May.
[Best Time To Visit Sulawesi]
The best time to visit Sulawesi is during dry season from April to October. June to October offers the best chance of witnessing a major Torajanese funeral.
[Sulawesi Tourist Attractions]
It is the capital of North Sulawesi Province. Manado offers a variety of terrain with hills, volcanic mountains and scenic plateaus.
[Bunaken Sea Garden]
The world famous Bunaken Marine National Park, with an area 75.26 hectare, is located very close to Manado and comprises of 5 Islands: Bunaken, Manado Tua, Siladen, Mantehage and Nain. The superb diving and snokelling sites puts the Marine Park in one of the top 10 dive area of the world and is a Mecca for seasoned and beginner divers alike.
[Manado Tua Island]
This Island is the main Island of the group. There is a hiking path to the top which takes several hours to climb, and offers a spectacular view of all the Islands of Manado Bay. The place offers excellent opportunities for diving and snorkeling.
Capital of Southeast Sulawesi. It is the seat of government and tourist center of the province. It lies along the sloping hill and seaside of Kendari Bay.
The fall is unique in itself. It traverses a 2km plateau with 127 separate terraced plumes, with the top of the waterfall some 100 meters above its basin pool. The falls have seven main terraces, each with its own natural bathing pool.
This clean, pollution-free bay is only one and one half hours by car or speedboat from Kendari. The white sand beaches of Moramo Bay are host to all sorts of water activities and sports
[To Reach Sulawesi]
Makassar is the main airport. There are several flights each day from all major cities of Indonesia.
Sumatra is a complete tourist destination-sunny beaches, rich flora and fauna, large rivers and great history. Sumatra has the richest wildlife in Indonesia and hence it is known as Africa of Asia. It is full of tropical rain forests and if you are a wildlife lover then Sumatra is the ideal place for you. Trekking is another option that you can opt for in Sumatra. Sumatra attracts fewer tourists than its neighbors like Java and Bali. So if you are looking for a quiet holiday away from maddening crowds then Sumatra fits the bill perfectly.
[History of Sumatra Island]
The first large empire to make Sumatra its home was Sri Vijaya Empire- the first Hindu kingdom of Indonesia-in the 7th century. In 10th century the Arabs established their Sultanate of Achin (now Aceh) in a part of Indonesia. By the 14th century, most of the power of Sri Vijaya Kingdom waned and Sumatra came under the direct control of Javanese rulers. Later on, in the 17th century, the Dutch established their control over Sumatra. In 1942, during Second World War, Sumatra came under the control of Japan and remained so for a year. When Indonesia attained independence and became a republic in 1949, Sumatra became a part of Indonesia. But, the Achinese protest against the Indonesian government continued and in 1958 a full-scale rebellion was launched by the army officers. Internal struggles and problems have still not waned and it is advisable to check the current situation before going to Sumatra.
[Weather of Sumatra]
Sumatra is located on both sides of the equator in equal halves; hence it is divided in two climatic zones. In north of Equator October to April is the rainy season, while May to September is the dry season. In south of equator, rainy season is from December to February.
[Best Time to Visit Sumatra Island]
The best time to visit Sumatra is in September and October. It is the beginning of the rainy season and generally there are no torrential rains during this period. One can travel to inner countryside without much of a problem during this time.
[Sumatra Tourist Attractions]
Medan is the capital of Sumatra and an ideal gateway for those wanting to explore this Island. The architecture of the city shows strong Dutch influence. Some of the better-known attractions in the city are Istana Maimoon, Masjid Raya, building of Bank Indonesia, and High Court, Bukit Barisan Military Museum, and the Museum of North Sumatra.
The beautiful town of Berastagi is located in karo highlands about 70km from Medan. The town is dominated by two volcanoes-Gunung Sinabung and Gunung Sibayak. There are plenty of trekking and wildlife options in Berastagi. The town is famous for its fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Situated at a height of around 1000 meters above the sea level, this picturesque lake is located at a distance of 175km from Medan. The lake surrounds the densely populated Island of Samsoir and its cool upside countryside is covered with tobacco, rubber, and palm oil plantations.
The beautiful mountain lake of Danau Ranau is in the Bukit Barisan Mountains of southern Sumatra. It is one of the least spoiled of Sumatra’s mountain lakes and offers cool and quiet atmosphere.
Aceh lies are north Sumatra. It is strikingly beautiful but not very popular among visitors as it is infested with insurgency. Islam is the predominant religion in the country and people represent different ethnicity like Chinese, Indonesian, Tamil, and Arab. Some of the popular destinations here include extension of Gunung Leuser National Park, beaches, Orang-utan rehabilitation centre (one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation centers in the world).
[To Reach Sumatra]
Medan has an airport connected to Jakarta, Penang, and Singapore. Daily flights from Medan to other cities in Sumatra are available as well. Direct flights to other cities of Sumatra from Java and places outside Indonesia are also operational.
Java is the most populous and the most developed Island in the Indonesian archipelago. The Island is politically divided into the provinces of West Java, East Java and Central Java. The capital city of Jakarta is also located on this Island. Java is an epitome of rapidly changing society; beautiful countryside and filthy cities; tranquil rural scenes and streets congested with traffic.
[Weather of Java Island]
The temperature in Java doesn’t vary much, ranging from a minimum of 23°c to a maximum 31°c. The rainy season is from April to October and the dry season is from May to September. Humidity is high throughout the year.
[Best Time to Visit Java Island] Dry season is also the best time to visit Java because weather is clear, roads in the interiors are open and temperatures are at their best.
[Tourist Attractions Java Island Indonesia]
Also known as the city of flowers and Paris of Java, it is the provincial capital of West Java and the third largest city of Indonesia. Bandung is located at a distance of 175km from Jakarta and provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta. The majority of the population is the native Sundanese from West Java, who is famous for their extroverted, easy-going nature and is reputed as zealous guardians of their ancient culture
One of the greatest Buddhist monuments in Southeast Asia, Borobudur was built in the 8th century and stands on top of a hill surrounded by volcanoes and overlooking green fields……
[Prambanan Temple Complex]
Rivalling the Buddhist monument of Borobudur, this magnificent Hindu temple is the largest in Java and the most beautiful in Indonesia. Prambanan was built in the 9th century, possibly to compete with the splendour of Borobudur, or to celebrate the return to power of the Hindu dynasty in Java at the time. From May to October the Ramayana Ballet, a traditional Indonesian dance based on the Ramayana story, is performed on an open-air stage at the complex during the full moon and is a spectacular sight involving hundreds of dancers, singers and musicians.
Located in Central Java, Sangiran is an important archaeological excavation site, where some of the best examples of fossil skulls of prehistoric ‘Java Man’ were unearthed by a Dutch professor in 1936.
Located in Central Jakarta, and built in 1862, National Museum is the best museum in Indonesia and one of the finest in Southeast Asia. It has an enormous collection of cultural objects of the various ethnic groups – costumes, musical instruments, model houses at all and numerous fine bronzes from the Hindu-Javanese period.
[To Reach Java Island]
Jakarta is Indonesia’s busiest international airport and is the hub of the domestic air network. Bandung also has an airport and is connected to Jakarta and other places in Indonesia. Indonesia has one of the most extensive ferry and passenger ship networks in the world, with regular boats running between all the main inhabited Islands. A ferry shuttles between Ketapang in eastern Java and the west-Balinese port of Gilimanuk. There are numerous ships and ferries between Java and various ports in Sumatra. Regular ships also ply between Jakarta and Singapore via the Indonesian Island of Tanjung Pinang.
9| Yogyakarta City
Yogyakarta is one of the most attractive and ancient historical cities in Java. Because of its proximity to Borobudur and Pramban Temple Complex, it is a major stop on the tourist route. Yogyakarta was established in 1755 when Prince Mangkubumi built the Kraton Palace, called himself Sultan and created the most powerful Javanese Kingdom since the 17th century. Today it remains a symbol of resistance to Dutch Colonial rule, as well as the centre for classical Javanese art and culture, including batik, Ramayana ballet, shadow puppetry and music.
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