Conjuring up images of the mystical Far East, Indonesia is a wonderful blend of culture and scenery. As the world's largest archipelago, it is home to 18,330 islands and 167 active volcanoes. Indonesia's extreme geographic diversity boasts a seemingly infinite variety of fantastic experiences. Travelers can kick back for the ultimate beach vacation, enjoy adventures in the wilderness, and stay at great resorts, boutique retreats or high-end hideaways.
Population: 272,007,676 (as of Dec. 2019)
Area: 1,811,570 Km2 (699,451 sq. miles)
Time Zone: UTC + 7 hours
Weather: With a tropical climate, Indonesia has two seasons, the dry season (from April to October), and the monsoon season (from November to March). Temperatures are hot year-round, however, the pesky monsoons can make traveling to some islands tricky. Generally, the best time of year to visit Indonesia is between May and September when the days are typically dry and sunny.
In some regions, there's a not marked difference between the two seasons. For example, Bali and Kalimantan are relatively unaffected by the seasonal change. The contrast typically grows as you travel further east into the Nusa Tenggara region (to the islands of Lombok, Flores and beyond). Here, there is a greater chance of flooding during the wet season and droughts in the dry season.
With over 18,000 islands spanning from Southeast Asia across to Oceania, travelers are spoilt for choice. Indonesia is considered as heaven on earth for a beach-side holiday. You can find remote paradise in Komodo, chill in Bali(a top honeymoon destination), explore some of the world’s most famous temples in Yogyakarta and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Each island’s populations are as radically different from each other as the variety of landscapes. Most travelers who visit are mesmerized by the deep and rich cultures, from the mysteries of the spiritual Balinese to the ancient animist belief system of the Asmat people of Papua.
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