Indonesia is a land that is centuries old, and has rich in tradition and culture. This is best illustrated in the numerous ancient temples throughout the many islands. Near Yogyakarta is the greatest of all Indonesian monuments, the trully awesome Borobudur Temple . Nearby is the splendid Hindu temple at Prambanan .
Indonesia also has a number of tourist attractions. For rest and relaxation, Bali is the ultimate choice, where the water is crystal clear, the sand is the whitest you will ever find, and the people are friendly, as smiling is an art form in Indonesia.
Sumatra has in recent years become a "must see" destination. Visitors unaware of Sumatra's colorful and illustrious past will discover an unexpected richness of cultures, architecture, arts and festivals.
Some areas, like Aceh, show vivid signs of foreign influence; others have remained unchanged for centuries. The island of Java is the one that the most people visit because there is just so much to see and do.
Major cities such as Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta have regular showings of all the traditional art forms of interest to visitors including wayang kulit leather puppets, the Ramayana bullet and gamelan music performances. This is also the region for a glimpse of rare wildlife, temples, palaces and breathtaking natural beauty.
Maluku also has all the ingredients for a tropical island paradise, the climate, sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and hospitable people.