Comprises for more than 18,000 islands and around 6,000 of them have inhabitants, Indonesia is well-known to be the biggest archipelago on earth. Located in the ring of fire zone, there are at least 167 active volcanoes found in this country. This amount is actually bigger compared with any other country in the world. Being known as the biggest archipelago across the globe, beaches actually become the main attractions of the country. Away from the most iconic Bali and Lombok, there are still numerous beautiful beaches which can be found in hard-to-reach locations. This archipelago alo has several biggest tropical forests in the world as well as host for numerous diving and snorkelling spots too. Here, some of the places that you should never miss when visiting this country.
Raja Ampat which means the Four Kings actually is small archipelago consists of more than 1.500 little islands as well as cays. This archipelago precisely located in the northwest side of New Guinea Island. Marine surveys conducted in this locations show that the diversity of marine life surround the Raja Ampat Island is actually the most recorded in the world. It is not surprising if Raja Ampat also serve as the most renowned destination for diving on earth. The amazing abundance of marine life in this place cannot be separated from the very low density of human population so that the nature is still pure.
Tana Toraja which happens to be popular name of Torajaland referred to a highland area located in South Sulawesi which becomes the home of Toraja People. Torajans are well-known with unique traditional house which identical wit it peaked-roof and called by the locals as Tongkonan. The main attraction of Torajans is none other than its grisly funeral rituals. When the person in Tana Toraja died, the body will be kept first, commonly for couple of years in order to wait the real funeral ceremony. This ceremony usually spends for some days. The dead body then will be buried in the holes inside the cave or in a hollow tree. The largest funeral ceremony is commonly conducted in summer months such as July and August, but there is still the same ceremony year-round.
Komodo National Park
Comprising several islands such as Rinca Island, Komodo Island, as well as a number of small islands on its surroundings, the Komodo National Park is the most well-known habitat of Komodo Dragons in the world. Komodo itself refers to giant carnivorous lizards that can live up to 3 meters or 10 feet in length. These reptiles are able to wander around freely on their habitat. The visitors of the islands can have experienced tour guides if they want to sightseeing around this national park and to make them remain safe when get closer to the Komodo habitat. This place even became the candidates of new seven world wonders so it is very worthy to visit. Besides renowned as komodo habitat, Komodo National Park also offers become the destination for world-class scuba diving.