Indonesia Travel Booking
"Our land and water" is how Indonesians refer to their country, the largest archipelago in the world. It is a complex reality composed of many territories, some of which are still unexplored, like a huge wreath stretching across the Equator on the fringes of Asia and Australia, where 500 mountains of fire have fertilised one of the most diverse flora in the world.
It has 500 volcanos and as many regional dialects, topped off by a common language created by the Dutch: Bahasa Indonesia. In this awesome mosaic, ancestral myths are told through the elegant silhouettes of its shadow puppets, or wayang. On this spice island Islam has acquired a Hindu flavour, seasoned with a pinch of Buddhism.
A young republic with a stormy history, Indonesia offers the striking contrast of overpopulated modern cities and stooped farmers toiling in rice fields. This crossroads of the Indian and Pacific Oceans is a haven for the unique fauna living in its waters and impenetrable mangrove swamps. Java and Bali are simply the most famous among its many islands graced with magical beaches and sea beds swimming with such dreamy creatures.
Its flora has even vied to reach the heights of Puncak Jaya's snowy peaks. And how can you resist a nap in the shade of a banyan, those huge sacred trees planted around the temples? But it won't last very long because you'll be quickly woken up by one of the innumerable processions dotting the Indonesian calendar! Michelin's recommendations