Indonesia in numbers will astound you: this country with its 13.4676 islands, both inhabited and uninhabited, is the largest archipelago in the world. It has around 215 million inhabitants and there are around 200 different kinds of ethnic groups.
Besides all these separate groups of inhabitants, each island has its own characteristics and animals. Indonesia can be compared to a string of pearls. This country has so many pearls on offer, and each is slightly different. You could tour this country five times, or even more. Or just enjoy a beach holiday.
The diversity of Indonesia
Bali has been a popular holiday destination for years, and besides sun, sea and sandy beaches, it offers a cultural experience. And the island next door, Java, is most famous for Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world. And Komodo is home to the illustrious Komodo dragon.
But Indonesia has even more on offer, such as Papua, previously known as Irian Jaya and West-Papua. It’s an area rich in local tribal culture and abundant nature.
Kalimantan, which is part of Borneo, is also worth a visit. This is the home of the Borneo orangutan, one of only two kinds of orangutans in the world.
The other kind is the Sumatran orangutan, who lives, as the name suggests, on the island of Sumatra, as does the Sumatran tiger. The two kinds of orangutan differ slightly.
Indonesia is a unique country, where you can discover a new adventure every time you go here.