An archipelago of around 13,000 islands, Indonesia is a sovereign state located in Southeast Asia and is the world’s largest archipelago. Officially called the Republic of Indonesia, the country spans the equator between the Indian and Pacific Ocean and is bordered by the countries of East Timor, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia.
Why Travel to Indonesia
Indonesia is popular among travellers not only for its natural tourist attractions including a wilderness that is rich in biodiversity but also for its diverse culture and historical legacy. Travelers to Indonesia can enjoy visiting traditional villages set against beautiful rugged landscapes or relax by the beach after a day of snorkelling along the magnificent coral reefs of the island.
The country is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Ujung Kulon National Park, Komodo National Park and the Borobudur Temples. It is also home to the famous Komodo Dragon which can be found in Indonesia’s Komodo Island.
Indonesia’s melting pot of cultures also gives tourists a chance to enjoy the variety of gastronomic cuisines and colourful festivals. The must-try local food include the nasi padang, bakmi, soto ayam and gado. For festivals, don’t miss the Bali Arts Festival for its daily performances and art exhibitions or the Krakatoa Festival in Lampung for the elephant procession and the finale trip to the active volcanic island which the festival is named after.
Best Time to Visit Indonesia
When deciding on the best time to spend a holiday in Indonesia, weather is always something to consider. Indonesia enjoys a warm tropical climate and also has two seasons – wet and dry. During the day, temperatures usually average at 28 degrees Celsius with the dry season occurring between the months of May and September and rainfall beginning from October to April. However, keep in mind that due to the country’s vast and unique geography, some regions of Indonesia would have a slightly different schedule so it is always best to check the local weather authorities before booking those flight tickets to Indonesia.
It is generally recommended that the best time to travel to Indonesia would be from May to September when the weather is comfortable and there is less rain during the day.
How to Fly to Indonesia
Indonesia has a number of domestic and international airports located throughout the country. Some of the busiest airports include the Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) serving the greater Jakarta area, Juanda International Airport (SUB) serving the greater metropolitan area of Surabaya and Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) serving the Denpasar area. Several airlines operate flights to and from Indonesia in these airports including Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Indonesia AirAsia, SilkAir, JetStar and Singapore Airlines. To find the best airline to book flights, view this list of airlines that fly to Indonesia from Singapore.
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