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Made up of over 17,000 volcanic islands, Indonesia has something unique to offer everyone. Blessed with rich jungles, imposing volcanoes, and hundreds of kilometres of gorgeous beachfront there is plenty to do and see. But for most of us we have only heard of Bali as a holiday destination.
The largely volcanic nature of the islands has created towering mountains swathed in the green of rice terraces or rainforest, dropping to white sandy beaches and vivid blue seas, the backdrop for Southeast Asia’s biggest wilderness areas and wildlife sanctuaries.
One of the city’s main attractions are the shopping centres including the Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Ciptura World 2, Kuningan City, Ambassador, ITC Kuningan, Plaza Indonesia, Plaza Senayan and Senayan City.
A great way to get around the city to see the various sites is to board the bright blue coloured, double-decker buses for a free tour from designated bus stops. The 11 km tour takes around 1.5 hours to complete the circle. Buses are equipped with video screens and tour guides provide information along the route.
For a day trip out of the busy city you can venture out to Jakarta Highlands where you can discover the Bogor botanical gardens, tea plantations and Taman safari park.
One thing you will find is that Jakarta has an endless selection of accommodation, from budget to 5 star hotels, local to international chain hotels.
Big Hotel Jakarta in Sawah Besar, is idyllically located to explore Ancol Dreamland and the National Monument, as well as everything the local area has to offer. Go to Traveloka to check this perfectly located hotel out.
So next time your are considering a holiday to South East Asia, don’t just look at Bali. Consider travelling to Jakarta and the island of Java for a new holiday experience.
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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