Here are some must visit places for expats before leaving Indonesia. With more than 17 thousand islands and over 300 hundreds of ethnic groups spread in 34 provinces, it is no surprise that Elizabeth Pisani calls Indonesia  an “Improbable Nation.” in her book “Indonesia Etc”

The emerald of the equator is abundant with both natural and cultural treasure. It can probably take a lifetime to really explore the vast archipelago, even for those living in the country all their lives! Let alone to those that  are in Indonesia for just a relatively short time. Did you know that Indonesia is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

We’ve wrapped up some destinations in Indonesia for you to have a look.

1.  Meet the gods in Bali

A mandatory for anyone travelling to Indonesia, this small island has even upstaged Indonesia’s popularity as a tourist destination. But you may still want to read this: Top things you need to know about Bali if it’s your first time. Some of the must visit places in Bali includes its world famous beaches, Tanah Lot, Ubud, Bedugul, and the countless luxurious hotels and amazing bars with to-die-for views.

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Tanah Lot, Bali

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Karma Kandara, Bali

A pricey yet worthy luxury villa in perched on a cliff in one of the most idyllic beaches in Bali, Karma Kandara and Ayana Resort offers one of the best view in the island. We can say these places are some of the best resorts that exist! We strongly recommend spending at least one sunset at Ayana’s Rock Bar.

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Sunset-watching at Rock Bar, Ayana Resort, Bali

2. The blue hues of Lombok and The Gilis

Just a few hours by speedboat from Bali, Lommbok island offers an escape from the busier Bali and even more beaches, diving and snorkling spots, and even one of the most beautiful mountain to climb in Indonesia, the Rinjani. In addition to that, there are three islands just off Lombok’s west coast that are a favorite for day-trippers of all diving levels; Gili Air, Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno or The Gilis, as they are often referred to. Here’s our quick  guide for you, : all about Lombok.

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Oberoi, Lombok

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Gili Trawangan