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Krakatau is a volcanic island located in the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Sumatra and Java in Indonesia. The island is an active volcano, and its eruption in 1883 was probably the loudest sound in human history. 1)

Puncak Jaya Peak

Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid) is a peak in the Snowy Mountains of New Guinea, the highest peak in Indonesia, all of Australia, and Oceania, and the highest peak in the world lying on an island. Jaya has an elevation of 4884 m above sea level. The peak was named after the Dutch explorer John Carstensz, who spotted a glacier on the mountain in 1623. The pyramid was climbed as the penultimate peak from the Crown of the Earth (1962). 2)

The Spice Islands

The Moluccas are a group of islands in the eastern part of the Malay Archipelago, part of Indonesia. For hundreds of years, they have been an important growing region for plants providing spices such as pepper and nutmeg. They were the main target of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, which ended up with the first circumnavigation of the globe. 3)

Rotan vines

Rotang, rattan (from Malay rotan) is a generic term for many species of climbing palms from the areca family, found in tropical forests of Southeast Asia, and also the raw material obtained from them is used mainly in braiding. The most important plant genera referred to by the Malay name Rotan are Calamus, Daemonorops, and Korthalsia. 4)


Prambanan is a Hindu temple complex located in Indonesia on the island of Java. It was built in the 9th century to commemorate the victory of Rakai Pikatana ruler Sanya over Balaputra the last ruler of Sailendra. The temple complex was dedicated to the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity of gods: the creator Brahma, the protector Vishnu and the destroyer Shiva. It was forgotten until 1811 when a British surveyor came across it. 5)

Komodo dragon

Indonesia is home to many unique animal species. One of them is the famous Komodo Varanus, which looks like the last living dinosaur on Earth. 6)

Almost 18000 islands

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world consisting of about 18000 islands. It is worth noting that only about 6 thousand of them are inhabited by people. 7)

Almost 18000 islands

Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. 8)


The largest Buddhist temple is Borobudur in central Java, where you can admire more than 500 Buddha statues. A place worth visiting. 9)


Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and the 13th largest city in the world by population. 10)

Ring of fire

Indonesia is sometimes referred to as the “ring of fire.” There are over 500 volcanoes here, and as many as 160 of them are considered active. 11)


Most of the locals speak Indonesian, but in addition to it there are 550 other dialects and languages in the country, but you can also try to communicate in English. 12)

Jakarta's stadium

Jakarta's stadium is one of the largest in the world, with a capacity of over 120,000 people. 13)

The largest snake found

The largest snake was found in Sumatra and was about 32 feet long. 14)

Marriage ceremony

There are no civil weddings in Indonesia. Only weddings in the rites of one religion are performed in the country. 15)

Netherlands' East Indies

The Netherlands' East Indies was what Indonesia was called during the colonial period. 16)


The world's largest flower Rafflesia can be seen in Sumatra. 17)

indonesia.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/24 08:15 by aga