With 17,000 islands, you will never run out of places to visit.
With 17,000 islands, you will never run out of places to visit. (Photo: csm2mk RTW/Flickr)

Indonesia has been known for its beautiful beaches, but it also has active volcanoes that hold great adventures. The country also has a lot of beautiful destinations that everyone needs to see. With 17,000 islands, you will never run out of places to visit. So, here are the best five places you need to see when in Indonesia, especially if you are an adventurer. 


Your visit to Indonesia will never be complete without going to Bali. It is one of the most visited islands in Southeast Asia and the top honeymoon destination in Asia.

This island holds the perfect beauty of wide beaches, blue water, and green volcanic scenery. Hence, it becomes the country's top tourism destination, per TripSavvy.


Lombok is the second famous destination in Indonesia. It is also a big island that is Bali's neighbor to the east. The country's government has been working hard to promote this island as the next big tourism hotspot that is now in development.

Lombok holds the active volcano, Mount Rinjani, which dominates the place's landscape and stands 12,224 feet. Tourists who like to go on an adventure can climb this volcano overnight with a guide and permit.


Sumatra is the largest island in Indonesia and the sixth biggest in the world. The equator has strategically split the land, thus it is the most favorite spot of tourists who are up for an adventure and those who want to experience rainforests and encounter endangered species. In fact, it is one of the two places - Borneo is the other - where wild orangutans can be found.

Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world, can also be seen in Sumatra. It is also the home to Batak, Karo, and other indigenous tribes. The new island, Pulau Samosir, has risen up in the middle of the lake.

Child of Krakatau Mount

Indonesia has a lot of active volcanoes and the most famous one is Mount Krakatau or Krakatoa. According to World of Buzz, it made history when it devastatingly erupted in 1883, the most destructive eruption recorded.

The eruption gave birth to the new volcanic island, Anak Krakatau or Child of Krakatau in English. This place is now a famous tourist spot in Indonesia and the new center of volcanic activity.

Gigi Hiu

Gigi Hiu is the perfect place for tourists who love to stargaze. Here, visitors can spend a night watching the stars while lying under the sky.

Gigi Hiu means shark's teeth in Malay. The place named after it due to the rock formations that resemble shark's teeth. It is also a good spot to see the Milky Way.