Everyone makes a beeline for Bali when they head for Indonesia. However, there is much more to the tourist destination and some rarely visited islands in the Indonesian archipelago such as Sumatra, Banda Islands, and Semarang. There are more than 17 000 islands in the archipelago,and the wide territory would take years to explore. Keep reading to learn more about three hidden gems of Indonesia -Sumatra, Banda Islands and Semarang and what amazing experience await you here.
The island of the extraordinary beauty of Sumatra will lure you with an adventure like never before. The fierce land bubbles with life and brims with the power of nature. The tsunamis, earthquakes, and eruptions here have always made to the Sumatran headlines. There are steaming volcanoes brewing and blustering, filling you with the thrills of nature. The jungles are filled with tigers, rhinos and elephants and the red-haired Orangutans. The clear barrels of surf bombarding the deserted beaches fill you with wonder. The varied land of Sumatra has a lot to offer to its visitors. It carries a spicy mix of cultures like the Muslims in Aceh, Christians around Danau Toba and the Minangkabau of Padang. You are sure to feel respect and love for the wild nature of Sumatra.
The remote cluster of 10 picturesque islands carries a fascinating history and ooze out a raw natural beauty. Banda Islands are simply the very best in all of Indonesia and is a choice travel destination among tourists. Get impressed by the multicolored coral gardens undersea that look simply vibrant and colorful. Go for snorkeling and tasty diving for an unbelievable experience. Explore the central islands – Pulau Neira and Pulau Neira Besar that curl around the tropical Mt Fuji like a picturesque crescent. You will fall in love with the picture-postcard beaches that are untouched and uncrowded. With rising transport and fast-boat services, Banda Islands are certainly more accessible. Enjoy Scuba Diving, Snorkeling or climb the highest peak of the Bandas, Gunung Api. Bandas are noted as a source of spices, especially the nutmeg. Make sure to reach it before everyone else does!
The historic core and rapidly developing coast of the steamy Semarang is fast developing. It may feel charmless on the exteriors, but there is life in the old city that is blooming with new cafes and restaurants. The atmospheric colonial architecture and the wonderful art gallery are a must to explore. Semarang boasts of one of the best landscape thanks to its coastal and the picturesque Mount Ungaran. Visit the hilly area named Bukit Sari that offers romantic view during the nighttime. Explore Gunung Ungaran for its jasmine plantation and Kreo Cave for its interesting stalactite and stalagmite formations. Enjoy the Semawis Night Market and you are sure to love the hawker style local food. There are unique and adventurous activities here as well as the different varieties of cultures in Sumatra that will offer you non-stop thrills. Are you looking for a hotel in Semarang. Use Traveloka to book Whiz Hotel Semarang.
Next time you visit Indonesia, don’t forget to make a visit to these amazing destinations.