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6 Incredible Places To Visit In Indonesia

Ahead of my travels, it’s time to share a few incredible places to visit in Indonesia, including Borobudur, Raja Ampat and the Gili Islands.

So this year has been intense! A lot of travel, not a lot of time at home, and plenty of exciting opportunities. From travelling around South America visiting geysers, salt flats and volcanoes, to making a video in Croatia for Lonely Planet, there are waaaay too many highlights to list them all here.

But coming up is a trip I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. I’m FINALLY heading to Asia! I’ll be touring Indonesia with Wonderful Indonesia (the tourist board) and it looks like the itinerary has it all – history, culture, art, beaches, landscapes and what’s more, I get to travel with some of my best friends! So, it’s time to find out a bit more about what I’ll be getting up to over the next month.


We’ll be visiting the world’s largest Buddhist temple Borobudur. It looks incredible! The UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back to the 9th century and is surrounded by majestic mountains,


We’ll also be checking out Prambanan – a collection of massive Hindu temples near the city of Yogyakarta. After learning all about the history we’ll enjoy a ballet performance featuring over 200 dancers and musicians in the open-air theatre inside the park!


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Raja Ampat Islands

Around 1000 islands make up the Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua. With thick jungle, incredible white sandy beaches, secret lagoons and bright turquoise waters, they look like one of the most photogenic places on the planet. The snorkelling and diving is world class too, so I can’t wait to jump in that crystal clear water!


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Gili Islands

More beach time as we head to the Gili Islands – a collection of 3 small islands north west of Lombok. I’ll be spending my time on Gili T, enjoying the white sandy beaches, palm trees and maybe even checking out the sunken ship at Wreck Point. Plus, I can’t wait to hop on the famous Datu Swing in the water at Hotel Ombok Sunset! I’d also love to explore Nusa Penida if I have time!


Surrounded by rainforest and terraced rice paddies, Ubud in Bali sounds like a magical place to end my Indonesian adventures. While there I’ll definitely check out Monkey Forest (although I’ve heard the monkeys can be pretty agressive!) the markets, the rice paddies and maybe even try a yoga class… well, when in Bali eh?!  


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I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about these incredible places to visit in Indonesia – I can’t wait to see some of them for myself soon!

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With a passion for food, fun and adventure, Chloe is the content creator behind one of the UK's top travel blogs Wanderlust Chloe. From volcano boarding in Nicaragua, to sailing around Sicily and eating her way around Japan, her travels have taken her to some of the coolest spots on the planet. Named Travel Influencer of the Year in 2022, Chloe regularly works with a number of tourism boards, producing inspirational travel content across multiple platforms. Find out more about Chloe here.

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