It is a cultural and historic tourism objects. Offers various cultural exhibitions such as traditional dance, art and craft, sultanate palace, and off course, don't forget to buy some traditional fabric called Batik once you pay a visit in this area.
2: Istiqlal Mosque
Is one of the largest mosque in the world. Mosque offers a great view of the many people who come to the mosque to pray. Mosque also has provisions for social & cultural activities such as lectures, seminars, conferences, bazaars, & several programs.
3: Go Karting
Nothing beats ten minutes racing around a go kart track. Go Kart Racing has always been one of the favorite sports for competitive types.
4: Biking and Cycling
Cycling on Batam offers an alternative & healthy way to enjoy the natural beauty, lush jungle, & seafront vistas along the trail on the northern coast of the island at your own pace. Several travel agencies provide a mountain biking tour with local guide.
5: Ujong Kulon National Park
Paddle in a dugout canoe through the untouched wilderness of isolated Ujong Kulon National Park at the extreme south western tip of Java in search of the elusive Java rhino.
6: Prambanan Temple Complex
Rivalling the Buddhist monument of Borobudur, this magnificent Hindu temple is the largest in Java and the most beautiful in Indonesia. Prambanan was built in the 9th century, possibly to compete with the splendour of Borobudur, or to celebrate the return to power of the Hindu dynasty in Java at the time. The complex is dominated by three main temples, Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu, each dedicated to their god, and the walls are decorated with exceptional relief carvings depicting scenes from the famous Hindu classic tale of Ramayana.
7: Ban Hin Kiong Temple
The beautifully designed Ban Hin Kiong Temple in the heart of Manado's China Town is 335 years old and is the oldest Chinese temple built here during the Qing Dynasty era in China (1644-1911). It is a house of worship for the Tridharma followers from Manado and the region. The name Ban Hin Kiong consists of three words, Ban meaning plenty, Hin meaning abundant favors and Kiong meaning palace. Therefore, Ban Hin Kiong means a holy palace that exudes much happiness. At Ban Hin Kiong, a number of annual events are held every Chinese New Year and at Goan Siao or Cap Go Meh.
8: Air Manis Beach
Air Manis beach is a favorite tourist site for local and foreign tourists because it has low waves and beautiful views of Mount Padang. There is also a small island called Pisang Kecil (literally means small banana) on its right side. From morning to afternoon, you can walk to this one hectare island through shallow water. In late afternoon, however, there is a tide and you must take a boat to return. On its right, there is another island called Pisang Besar (literally means big banana). Local inhabitants on this island are mostly farmers and fishermen.
9: Gili Islands
Just off the northwestern tip of Lombok are these three irresistible islands with deep-water coral reefs, beachfront bungalows, miles of white sand beach and bucketfuls of serenity. If its all too quiet for you, all-night dance parties are not far away.
10: Jungle trek
Jungle trek through the Indonesian rainforest - Irian Jaya, Kalimantan and Sumatra offer the most remote and untouched terrain. The best trails include trips to Bukit Barisan National Park, a remote and beautiful peninsula in Sumatra and the Muller Mountain in Kalimantan.
11: Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppets)
Shadow Puppet performances have become a part of Indonesia's cultural heritage. The puppets are lovingly handcrafted out of buffalo or goatskin with moveable limbs that are worked by a highly skilled puppeteer from behind a backlit screen, casting the shadows of the puppets into a spellbinding story. The puppeteer is usually the director, producer and main narrator of the shadow world. The stories have their origins in classic Hindu mythologies and Ramayana tales and are narrated in the local dialects.
12: Lake Singkarak
The majestic Lake Singkarak (Danau Singkarak) is an enormous crater lake set within a dramatic volcanic landscape. Spread over two districts; Solok and Tanah Datar, the lake is a massive 1000 hectares. It is the widest lake in Sumatra and the second biggest lake on the island, after Lake Toba. A world of silent calm, breathtaking vistas and spectacular views awaits here. Here you can embrace the remote natural beauty that Indonesia is so famous for. Locally Lake Singkarak is famous for its Bilih fish which is a species of fish that only lives in this lake. This fish is especially unique as it cannot survive anywhere but Lake Singkarak, not even in an aquarium.
13: Batu Cermin Cave
Batu Cermin, or Mirror Rock, is actually a tunnel or cave in a dark stone hills of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. Sunshine comes in through a hole in the tunnel and then bounces on the stone walls that again reflect small lights to other areas inside the cave like a mirror. That's why this site is called mirror rock. The cave is located east of Labuan Bajo harbor some four kilometers from the towns center. The cave has forests surrounding it where you can find long-tailed monkeys and wild boar.
14: Batu Basurek
Batu Basurek is a stone with inscriptions in the old Palava script of India, bearing the legend of Adityawarman in the year 1347. Literally, Batu Basurek itself means The Written Stone. The stone's 25 cm wide, 80 cm high, and 10 cm thick. Erected above King Adityawarman's resting place centuries ago, this stone was rediscovered in December 16th, 1880. The inscription told about Adityawarman's heritages. Due to his services to Majapahit Kingdom, Adityawarman became a king in Dharmasraya and moved his kingdom from Siguntur Sawahlunto to Pagaruyung.
15: Bung Hatta Forest Reserve
For botanist enthusiasts, the Bung Hatta Forest Reserve is a delight, filled with rare plants and exotic flowers. Known in the past as the Setya Mulya Botanic Garden, this botanical garden is home to a variety of unique tropical plants and animal species endemic to Sumatra. Take a walk around here and you will see plants that you might not find anywhere else on earth.
The best surf spots are in Bali, Flores, Java, Lombok, Sumatra, Sumba and Sumbawa. Some well-known surfing beaches, such as Ulu Watu on Bali, tend to get overcrowded, and are for very experienced surfers, but organised trips to isolated areas are widely available.
17: Raja Ampat
The roaring engines fixed to a large wooden boat are finally quiet. Nothing can be heard but the rifting little waves, lapping against the vibrant paint on the sides of the vessel that gracefully slows down. Native birds hop on the tip of a small tree in one of the deserted islands in the distance. Raja Ampat or Four Kings, is the name given to these islands and comes from a local myth. The four major islands found here are Waigeo, Misool (which is home to ancient rock paintings), Salawati, and Batanta.
18: National Monument of Indonesia
Visitors will inevitably be pulled to the National Monument to inspect the enormous phallic obelisk that can be seen from much of the city. The first president Sukarno began to build the structure as a symbol of nationalism complete with 35 kilograms of gold shaped into the tip's flames. For visitors it serves as a great landmark in an otherwise confusing city centre and it also offers elevator rides to the top for a bird's eye view of the city. The surrounding park and monument are open to the public which includes a museum and hall of mediation at the monument's base.
19: Gunung Batur Volcano
The still-active Gunung Batur volcano, is known as Bali's second holiest mountain and symbolises the female element of the island, while the male element is symbolized in Gunung Agung, a neighbouring smaller volcano. A great place for hikers to stretch their legs, the walk up Mount Batur is not easy, but the views are spectacular and if you're lucky you might even spot a few monkeys along the way. There is a great lookout point for those who'd rather hire a car and drive to the old crater rim overlooking Lake Batur. The sunrise walks are recommended.
The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world's biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world's seven wonders. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple's design in Gupta architecture reflects India's influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian. This awe inspiring monument is truly a marvel. After a visit here you will understand why it is Indonesia's most visited tourist attraction and a famous icon of Indonesia's cultural heritage.