If you’re looking at getting away for a few weeks over the coming months, or even next tear sometime, then you’ll almost certainly be sick to the back teeth of travel agents, travel websites, brochures, and other such things that are supposed to help you decide where you’d like to visit. More and more people are looking to get a little more culture and history into their lives, and are looking at expanding their horizons, and seeing how other civilisations live, in other parts of the world. For that reason, places like Benidorm, Greece, Spain, etc are now being replaced by places that you may possibly have never even considered for your holiday. One location in particular, which is growing in popularity by holidaymakers by the day, is the country of Indonesia. Indonesia is one of the most stunning locations in the world, and has the weather and beaches to back up these claims. The country however, is about so much more than simply warm weather and beaches. There are ancient temples, gorgeous scenery, majestic wildlife, and other natural attractions which also make it a firm favourite for keen photographers.
Go sightseeing throughout the cities –What better way to take in your surroundings, than to go sightseeing throughout the many cities located in the area. You could even jump in the back of a Becak and have somebody transport you around the city. This handy contraption allows you to carefully navigate through narrow roads, which would simply be too small to navigate by car. What a better way to view the city than to sit back with the wind gently cooling your warm face, whilst you take in and immerse yourself into the smells and sights of the great cities. If you fancy a stop for lunch, or a spot of shopping, then no problem, simply let your driver know, and he’ll pull over and let you take as much time as you require.
Spend at least a few days in Bali –Though it is actually the smallest province of all of Indonesia, Bali is arguably the most popular holiday location in the entire country. What makes Bali especially appealing is its stunning beaches, its delicious food, and its many different trades including sculpting, and leather making. To get the best from Bali, it’s recommended that you stay in your very own villa so as to come and go as you please, and to truly appreciate the many different pastimes that the island has to offer.
Go on an Indonesian Jungle trek –If you’re looking to expand and improve your photography portfolio, or if you simply want to see nature at its absolute finest, then a trek through some of Indonesia’s many jungles, is simply a must-do event. Image all of the different opportunities you’ll get in regards to capturing stunning photographs of nature. The animals and insects which inhabit the jungles are like no other you’ll ever have likely seen, other than in a zoo perhaps. Here you’ll get the chance to see and photograph them up close and personal, in their natural habitats, without being behind bars in a noisy zoo. Recently, a photographer was lucky enough to snap a Praying Mantis catching a ride on the back of a snail through an Indonesian jungle. The pictures have since gone viral, creating a great deal of publicity for the photographer in question.
Fully immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the country - If it’s history and culture that you seek, then Indonesia is most certainly the destination for you. With temples and ancient houses of worship situated all over the place, this country is sure to amaze absolutely everybody that is fortunate enough to visit it. There are two temples in particular that Indonesia is especially well-known for. They are the Borobudur temple, and the prambanan temple. These temples provide you with a stark contrast between two very different religions: Hinduism, and Buddhism. What makes this especially unique is the fact that a large majority or Indonesian’s are actually Muslim.
Go deep-sea diving in some of the most stunning under water spots –With stunning diving locations such as the Raja Ampat, it’s no wonder that so many keen divers flock to Indonesia Every single year for their annual holiday break. With more than 3000 different species of marine life, as well as a huge biodiversity of different creatures and surroundings, if you choose to go diving here, you will be left in awe by the sheer magnificence of what you’re laying your eyes upon. If you happen to be fortunate enough to own a fully waterproof camera, then make sure to get as many underwater snaps of the marine life here that you possibly can.
Try your luck at snapping an Orangutan in the wild –If you want to try your luck at spotting an Orangutan in its natural habitat, then Bukit Lawang is where you need to be heading. This part of the country is actually one of the very last few places on the planet that could allow you to see and perhaps photograph an Orangutan out in the wild, where it’s supposed to be. They live deep in these lush and green tropical rainforests, and you aren’t guaranteed to see one, but even if you don’t the trek itself will still have been well worth it. If you do see and snap one however, you will remember the moment for the rest of your life.