3 Interesting Facts about Indonesia
Indonesia is an enchanting country. So many people from all around the world have made it their favorite vacation destination. However, there are still many people who are not aware of the real facts about Indonesia. This applies not only to foreign visitors, but also to natives as well as expatriates who have spend most of their life in Indonesia. Even people who have visited Indonesia numerously still find something new when they revisit it. If you are curious about Indonesia and wish to learn more all about Indonesia, you may be intrigued to learn about the following interesting facts about Indonesia.
1. Indonesia has so many volcanoes, which is great.
Just because Indonesia is a tropical country doesn’t mean that beaches and paddy fields are the only attractions that it can offer. The archipelago is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so volcanoes can be found in almost all of its major islands. You might be terrified to hear that, but I can assure you that most of those volcanoes are currently not a threat.
Some have indeed erupted recently and Krakatoa eruption once caused worldwide catastrophe, but in general, Indonesian volcanoes are mostly calm nowadays and in fact, they have become favorite attractions for both foreign and domestic tourists. If you want to enjoy tropical attraction that is rarely found in other tropical countries like Thailand and Malaysia, pay a visit to volcanic tourism spots like Bromo, Tangkuban Perahu, and Batur Mountains.
2. Indonesia is one of the most culturally diverse countries on earth.
Indonesia is so huge that people of different cultures, languages, races, and religions live and coexist in this country. This diversity occasionally causes problems and conflicts, but in general, Indonesians are very much amiable and friendly to each other and the government is rather successful in maintaining cordiality among its people and tolerance amidst the diversity.
A recently enacted law concerning citizens’ identification has given almost unlimited freedom to minority groups in Indonesia. This diversity has become a great tourism asset as tourists, be they foreigners or natives, can experience the enjoyment of observing diverse cultural and religious features that this country and its people can offer.
3. New vacation destinations are always available.
Indonesia is not a continental country, it is an archipelago consisting of thousands of islands. Some of those islands are yet to be explored. And those already explored have tourism potentials that are not yet fully exploited. The exploration and revelation of hidden vacation destinations in Indonesia is an ongoing task.
Therefore, you will always find something new the next time you visit Indonesia. In the past, you may only knew about Bali and some interesting places in Java, but today you can enjoy amazing holiday in Lombok Island, its satellite islands, and a number of tourism spots in Papua, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, and a number of recently explored islands. Don’t be bored to learn all about Indonesia and to visit it because there is always something new to enjoy when you visit this country.