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Travel TO South East Asia – Know More About Indonesia

If you have plan to spend a vacation to South East Asia, Indonesia is one of the country you should visit.

Indonesia is an interesting country that also called as emeralds of the equator with more than 13.000 islands including the 5 big islands, which are Sumatera( Andalas), Java, Kalimantan (Borneo), Sulawesi (Celebes) and Papua (Irian Jaya).

Other than these islands, is Bali , the most popular and outstanding island known worldwide as a fascinating tourist destination. Bali is one island in West Nusa Tenggara province, on the east of Java.

Indonesia is a multi-culture country. Each ethnic has their unique characteristic, culture, tradition and religion.

Traveling to Indonesia would be the most amazing adventure you ever experience.

Indonesia is a country of incredible of diverse beauty. Although it is a country with the biggest population of Muslim religion , Indonesia is not a Muslim country. Christian, Catholic, Buddha, Hindu and Chinese Confucius lives in harmony, as good as different ethnic of Sumatera, Java, Bali and many others.

Each region has its own unique characteristic in many fields. The wildlife of Orangutans in Kalimantan, Sumatran Tiger, Javanese Rhino and the biggest lizard Komodo Dragons in the island of Komodo, the rain forest and primitive forest tribes.

The exotic art and culture are very various and reach. Bali has the most richness culture. The Barong Dance, Kecak and all the Hindu Traditional Ceremony is Balinese people everyday life.

In Java, the sacred dance from the Court of Javanese “Bedaya” danced by 9 virgins is only performed on a special occasions such as in the coronation of the Javanese King. They believe that sometimes in the middle of the dance, the dancers would become 10 person, which means that The Queen of South Sea has joined the dance to celebrate the fiest.

Traditional music instruments are also various from each island, but the most famous is the gamelan, a traditional orchestra from Java and Bali.

In the Architectural world, the biggest Buddha Temple in the world, Borobudur is located in Magelang, Central Java. Another huge temple Prambanan is located near Jogyakarta in Central Java. Prambanan has a legend of a princess Roro Jonggrang, that is believed is the 1000th temple in the Candi Sewu (1000 temple) in Prambanan. She was doomed to became a stone temple for betraying a Prince that had a pure love to her. They believe that couples should not visit the temple together, or they will then break-up.

Another fascinating art of Indonesia is Batik, a traditional cloth that uses a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. Javanese Batik has notable meaning rooted to the Javanese way of thinking about the universe. The traditional batik, has only three main colors which are indigo, brown and white.

These represent the 3 Gods in Hindu that control the universe, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

Traveling to Indonesia is discovering the world's richest and wonderful part that would be an unforgettable journey.


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