Indonesia consists of no less than 17,508 islands, of which approximately 6,000 are inhabited. The largest islands are Java, Sumatra, New Guinea (shared with Papua New Guinea), Borneo (shared with Malaysia and Brunei), and Sulawesi. It boasts 20 per cent of the world's coral reefs, so its an ideal destination for scuba diving. With a pleasant tropical climate, its perfect for total relaxation on one of the many stunning beaches. The best time to visit is between June and September when the whether is particularly pleasant. It can be very humid in the months of January and February.
Time difference: GMT +7
Currency: Indonesian Rupeah
Indonesia has a tropical climate. Average temperatures range from 24 degrees Celsius to 28 degrees. There is 70 -90 per cent humidity. The dry season is from June to September and a rainy season from December to March. There’s a risk of typhoons from September until December.
Borobudur is the largest Buddhist monument in the southern hemisphere and the greatest piece of classical architecture in all of the Indonesian islands. Its situated 40 Km west of Yogya and is surrounded by spectacular scenery consisting of volcanoes and limestone cliffs. Borobudur was discovered in 1815 and in 1973 UNESCO completely took it apart and rebuilt it.
The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta and has the largest population of thirteen million. It encompasses stylish shopping malls, a souring sky-line and colonial architecture.
Situated east of Bali and west of Sumbawa, Lombok is a beautifully stunning island. Its beaches are famous in their beauty and surfing is a popular activity, especially at Kuta and Banko Banko. But Lombok offers a lot more. There are also important temples including Pura Lingsar, and the provincial capital Mataram with its craft shops and museum.