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Some Wonders of Mother Nature in Indonesia .
"A Chain of Emerald in Equator Zone" that's a metaphor people often use to describe Indonesia due to its emerald-greenish look seen from the sky which is actually hue of tropical rain forest blanketting the country. God almighty has created this country in south east asia region which consists of around 17500,beautiful, fertile islands where more than 200 million people with diversified cultures, ethnics, languages, and religions live.
Indonesia possesses various potentials which are needed as power for its development. Those potentials include not only its natural resources and human resources, but also huge potentials in its nature beauty.
Beautiful places are always found all around the world, every country has its attractive spots, and so does Indonesia. Indonesia has a lot of breathtaking places offering typical beauty which are combination of its lanscape beauty and local culture. This hub will rank some special places in Indonesia due to their natural attraction and based on their popularity in tourism sector.
Komodo Island and the Dragon.
Located in central part of Indonesia, this is one of a kind island which is also one of the world's most precious heritages. Indonesian people are making efforts for Komodo National Park to be acknowledged as one of New Seven Wonders of the World. It is not only Indonesia government who deeply concerns for the conservation of Komodo Island and its extraordinary inhabitant, Komodo dragon. People of the world, especially young generations, will suffer a big loss if serious attention is not paid to the island's protection. If you want to see a real, living dragon (I mean, not only mythical dragon), you visit Komodo Island, it's worth once-in-a life-time visiting.
Let's vote for Komodo Island National Park to be One of New 7 Wonders of The World !.
B a l i : A Paradise with Thousand Temples.
This is another amazing tourist destination in Indonesia. Bali is an island with strong magnet that people,of local and international origin, want to visit, and visit again and again after their first visit. There are some reasons why that happens. First, Bali has got international acknowledgement for the best tourist destination in the world, visitors will enjoy beautiful, natural views as well as continual local cultural events. People coming to Bali will feel at home caused by warm and friendly local people's acceptance, and are welcome to take part in some cultural events too.
Wide spread of terracing rice fields are common views in balinese villages, while the beaches like Kuta and Uluwatu beaches offer great scenery of sunset, which are also recognized the best among same natural events taking place in other sides of the globe, while watching amazing sunsets in mount Batur will make you amazed and contemplate in the greatness of God , the Creator of universe.
Another conspicuous sight that you can see in Bali is the temples or in Indonesian or Balinese called Pura, which means "A Place Surrounded by Walls") . Balinese mostly adhere to Balinese Hinduism, to carry out daily religious activities they normally have a small temple at their house, and they'll go to bigger temples around their dwelling places for communal prayers or other religious ceremonies.
Some big and popular, as well as beautiful temples in Bali are, among others :
Taman Ayun Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Tirta Ampul Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple.
With totally around 10,000 temples found in Bali blend with its wonderful views, it's not so overstating if we call Bali a paradise with thousand of temples.
Kelimutu Volcanic Lakes.
This is another national treasure of the people of Indonesia. Kelimutu Volcanic Lakes are located at summit of Kelimutu mountain on Flores island, central Indonesia.. Although the three lakes are located at the same mountain and adjacent to one another, but they have different colors caused by different characters of each lake.
Tiwu Ata Mbupu (Lake of Old People): Colors blue due to its acid sulfate content.
Tiwu Nua Muri Kooh Tai (Lake of Young Men and Women): Colors green due to its sulfur compounds and copper-rich minerals.
Tiwu Ata Polo (Enchanted lake): Colors red caused by fumarolic and hydrothermal activities.
Pink Beach, Lombok.
Lombok is blessed with endless natural beauty although the potentials are not fully developed yet. Lombok is one island located din central Indonesia which can be visited either by plane from Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya, direct flights from Singapore, Malaysia, or on land by car/bus. The flight from Jakarta takes 1 hour 45 minutes and overland journey will surely take longer time, around 40 hours.
Pink beach in Lombok is like a hidden treasure since not all people, even among Lomboknese, know the beach.
Pink beach can reached from Mataram, the capital city of West Nusa Tenggara province (another name of Lombok) in 2 hours. The beach is located at a small village in the eastern part of the island called Sekaroh village at Jerowaru subdistrict, East Nusa Tenggara.
The pink hue which makes the beach has attractive color is the deposits of crushed sea shells and porifera organisms or commonly known as sponges.