Aug 21, 2011Indonesia has many tourist hotspots, from its white sandy beaches to jungles to ancient shrines and deep caves, there is a little something for everyone and expatriates settling into the country should take the time to visit some of these places. As Indonesia had been occupied in the past by Indians, Javanese, the Dutch and even the Japanese at different points in history, it is a rich and vibrant collective of antiquity for the region.
In Bali, a thousand year old holy sanctuary known as Besakih or Mount Holy resides. It is considered the most holy and biggest temple of all the Balinese temples. Goa Gajah is another place and it is a large cave temple which is believed to have been built as a monastery in the 11th century.
In Jakarta, expatriates can tour Taman Mini. It is basically a truncated version of 26 provinces (the remaining province miniatures are being built) complete with culture items unique to each province for the convenience and education of Indonesia to the expatriates and foreigners.
The Ragunan Zoo is about 30 minutes taxi ride from Jakarta city and it boasts an impressive display of animals such as the endangered orang-utan as well as Indonesia’s native species, the Komodo Dragon.
A vast country, Indonesia has many more places of interest and as a new resident of this nation, expatriates have a lot of time and opportunity to explore at their leisure one of the prime jewels of Asia.
©RUMAH.COM Agustus 2011