Best Places to Visit in Indonesia
Running largely east-west along the equator, Indonesia spreads out its humongous real-estate over 17,800 islands, only 6000 of which are habited and about half of them unnamed. 400 active volcanoes dot these pristinely beautiful islands, and the country has hosted some record-breaking eruptions in the previous centuries, resulting in gorgeous geological anomalies like the changing colors of Mt. Kelimutu’s three lakes. As a biodiversity hotspot, it is second only to the Brazilian Amazon, with 200 brand new animal species discovered in 2010 alone. It also has the second largest coastline in the world after Canada, which translates into some of the world’s finest surfing beaches, the most picturesque sailing waters and home to pristine coral reefs, making it a mecca for scuba divers as well.