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  • 1 Kraton Area Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Jalan Rotowijayan RI - Yogyakarta

    The sultan's palace (kraton) was formerly surrounded by an ensemble of residential buildings equipped with gardens, stables and barracks to house staff and courtiers. The entire complex was enclosed by a wall with four openings. Today this district c..

  • 2 Candi Prambanan (Loro Jonggrang) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    RI - Prambanan

    The various temples are spread about the huge quadrilateral divided into three concentric courtyards. In the centre stands the most sacred, domain of the main temples, dedicated to the Trimurti Trinity: around Candi Siva, the highest and holiest, sta..

  • 3 Mount Penanjakan Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Wonokitri

    The best place to watch the sun coming up over the Tengger Caldera and its three volcanic cones is Gunung Penanjakan, the highest volcano on the site (2 770m), which stands at the northern edge of the caldera. After a short section crossing the sea o..

  • 4 Kawah Ijen Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Paltuding

    Kawah Ijen volcano (2 148m) rises up out of the forest and coffee plantations that cover Ijen Plateau, making for an enchanting setting. The sight awaiting you at the crater (1hr on foot from Paltuding) is breathtaking: a lake with jade waters lies a..

  • 5 The Batur Caldeira Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Penelokan

    A breathtaking sight! At the centre of this giant rock circle rises the sombre cone of Mount Batur (1 717m), from where a wisp of smoke almost constantly emanates. On its desolate slopes may be discerned, in a subtle cameo of brown hues, the various ..

  • 6 Climbing Mount Batur Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Penelokan

    Getting to Batur's main crater is easy enough, provided that the right equipment and clothing are used, and the climb is not attempted alone in the dark (selecting a guide can be tiresome, given their tenacious pestering...). Sunrise is the best time..

  • 7 National Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    12 Jl. Medan Merdeka RI - Jakarta

    In 2007 a vast new wing was added to Indonesia's oldest museum, which is home to fabulous collections from Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Don't miss the abundant Chinese ceramics, Hindu-Buddhist sculptures, including the statue, Bhairava, more than 4m..

  • 8 Ujung Kulon National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Labuan

    Covering more than 750km2 of marshland and wooded ground in the southeast of Java, the park is the last preserve of the famous Javan Rhinoceros, which is heading for extinction, and of the impressive indigenous Bateng, thought to have been around sin..

  • 9 Climbing up Mount Gede Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Cibodas

    Take the marked path to the summit of Mt Gede (2 958m) to enjoy a stunning walk crowned with sublime views over the whole of the region. The walk takes you past the Blue Lake, whose blue-green waters stretch out in the middle of the jungle. After rea..

  • 10 Borobudur Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    RI - Magelang

    For almost a thousand years (from the 10C to 1815), this stunning site was hidden from the world by lava from Mt Merapi and the forest. It must be viewed from a vantage point such as the surrounding hills to appreciate its mandala layout, "navel..

  • 11 Candi Siva Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    RI - Prambanan

    Incontestably the most beautiful and refined of the Prambanan temples, Candi Siva (47m high) boasts panel after panel of bas-reliefs, each more exquisite than the last. Note the typical motifs of lions and the tree of life mixed with half-man, half-b..

  • 12 Mount Bromo Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Wonokitri

    Gunung Bromo, the last active volcano of the Tengger Caldera, is also the most famous, despite being the smallest (2 392m). Steep steps lead up to the crest of the caldera, an infernal mouth noisily wheezing out a thick white cloud smelling of sulphu..

  • 13 Mount Batur Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Penelokan

    One of the country's finest volcanic landscapes; at the centre of the 13km-wide caldeira (circle created by the collapse of an ancient volcano), in which lies a lake, rises the smoking cone of younger volcano Mount Batur. The routes climbing to the c..

  • 14 Panorama over Bandung Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Jalan Juanda RI - Bandung

    Make your way up to the Dago teahouse perched above the city in the heart of one of the chic districts. From here you can enjoy a superb panoramic view over Bandung and its surroundings and set off on a lovely walk that takes you to a pretty waterfal..

  • 15 Tangkuban Perahu Volcano Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Bandung

    Although it hasn't erupted since 1969, the low-lying Tangkuban Perahu ("Capsized Boat") volcano is active. The smoke, bubbling pools and sulphur fumes give the impression of having reached the ends of the earth, even though the road leading..

  • 16 Ciwidey Valley Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Ciwidey

    Clinging to the slope of a superb gorge whose sides have been sculpted into paddy fields, Ciwidey ( 25km south of Bandung) is famous for its blacksmiths. From here the road disappears into the forest and 10km on a road to the left leads up to Kawah P..

  • 17 Mount Papandayan Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Cisurupan

    One of Java's most active volcanoes, with an easily accessible crater (2 622m) at Samarang. When it erupted in 1772 it killed 3 000 people and it last stirred as recently as 2002. It is a 30min walk through bubbling pools, smoke and sulphur deposits ..

  • 18 Mount Galunggung Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RI - Cisayong

    Despite its placid appearance, the Galunggang (2 201m) has a fiery temper. From time to time the volcano likes to shake up the peaceful torpor of the surrounding countryside. Even though the eruption of 1982 was not as violent as that of 1822 (4 000 ..

  • 19 Pangandaran National Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Jalan Kidang Pananjung RI - Pangandaran

    The dense jungle of Taman Nasional Pangandaran that covers the tip of the peninsula offers the chance to see macaques, kijang deer, hornbills, gibbons and maybe even the spectacular rafflesia patura, a giant flower. A recreational area has been added..

  • 20 Green Canyon Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    35 km à l'ouest RI - Pangandaran

    A tourist hotspot of the Pangandaran region, the Green Canyon (35km) owes its name to the colour of the little river that formed it. It gets its green colour from the volcanic alluvium in its waters (which turn brown when it rains). After sailing upr..

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