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2. Puncak Jaya, a mountain located in Papua province of Indonesia. It's the only snow-capped mountain in Maritime South East Asia and the tallest mountain of Indonesia at 4884m. One of the Seven Summits


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4. Borobudur Temple, World's Biggest Buddhist temple, built as a single large stupa, and when viewed from above takes the form of a giant tantric Buddhist mandala, simultaneously representing the Buddhist cosmology and the nature of mind. Constructed in 9th century in Sailendra dynasty. Consist of 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues

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6. Sangalaki Island, a very beautiful island located in Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan. Located in the global biodiversity hotspot, the Derawan Islands are featured by high diversity of reef fishes (347 species), corals (222 species), and invertebrates, including a considerable number of protected species (5 giants clam species, 2 sea turtles, coconut crab, etc).



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7. Raja Ampat Islands. What scientists found when they surveyed the waters of the Raja Ampat Islands six years ago set off an international alert for their preservation. The archipelago's reefs were not just rich—the region would prove to have the greatest coral reef biodiversity for its size in the world.



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8. Green Canyon, have a huge magnificent water tunnel, beautiful emerald green river and natural soil bridge on top.



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16. Ambon city of Maluku. Located in the 'Spice Islands' or Moluccas, Ambon was the capital of Dutch East Indies in the 17th century. There were also, besides the Dutch, some Arabs, Chinese and a few Portuguese settlers.



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17. Kelimutu Lakes, Nusa Tenggara Timur. Three summit crater lakes of varying colors. Tiwu Ata Mbupu (Lake of Old People) is usually blue and is the westernmost of the three lakes. The other two lakes, Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (Lake of Young Men and Maidens) and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched or Enchanted Lake) are separated by a shared crater wall and are typically green or red in color, respectively. The lake colors do vary on a periodic basis. Subaqueous fumaroles are the probable cause of active upwelling that occurs at the two eastern lakes



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18. Nyaru Menteng is an orangutan rehabilitation center located in Central Kalimantan near the city of Palangka Raya. It is located within the boundaries of the Nyaru Menteng Arboretum, a 62,5 hectare lowland peat-swam forest ecosystem, founded in 1988 by the Ministry of Forestry Regional office of Central Kalimantan. The clinic, quarantine facilities and socialization cages are inside a fenced area of 1.5 ha. while mid-way housing is at the farthest end of the Arboretum, which has good forest for the smallest orangutans and is undisturbed by visitors. Kaja Island for the larger orangutans is located only 8 km away by road.



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19. Mount Bromo. Bromo is in fact only one of many peaks inside the massive Tengger Caldera, but it's easily recognized as the entire top has been blown off and the crater inside constantly belches white sulphurous smoke. The inside of the caldera, aptly dubbed the Laut Pasir (Sea of Sand) is coated with fine volcanic sand and the overall effect is unsettlingly unearthly, especially when compared to the lush green valleys all around the caldera.



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^^ it is :) You should see when the sun rise. It's way more prettier :D
temperatures can drop to 0 in summer and are rarely much above 5C in rainy season
 

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21. Kuta Beach, Lombok is nothing like Kuta Bali. Wild windswept beach-front surfer town way off the beaten track. Located on the dramatic south coast. Alto reminiscent of the good old days you hear about from Bali’s early years.
Kuta Beach Lombok attract visitors for its beautiful virgin beaches and surfing spots. Surfers from all over the world find Kuta Lombok as a surfer paradise. South coast of Lombok is famous for the high waves and Kuta Lombok is a good base for the surfers.



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22. Tana Toraja Regency (Torajaland, Land of the Toraja or Tator) is a regency (kabupaten) of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, home of Toraja ethnic group people. There are three traditional methods of burial in Torajan society. The coffin, including any possessions which will be needed in the afterlife, will be either put in a cave grave, a stone grave, or hung on a cliff. The wealthy are often buried in a stone grave, carved out of the rocky cliff, which is usually an expensive option and takes some months to complete. In some places, the stone cave is large enough to accommodate the whole family. A wooden carved effigy, called a "tau tau", is put in or outside the cave facing down over the land. Unfortunately, many of these tau tau have been targeted by grave robbers for antique collectors. One unique type of burial is to hang the coffin by ropes on a cliff face. This hanging grave usually lasts for some years, until the ropes rot and the coffin falls to the ground below. Coffins of babies and children are often hung from trees.



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23. Gili Trawangan is one of three Gili Islands located in northwestern coast of Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat province. The islands are a popular destination for a remote island experience. Each island has several small resorts, usually consisting of a small collection of huts for tourists, and a restaurant. Most local inhabitants live in the hilly interior of the island. Automobiles and motorized traffic are prohibited on the islands by local ordinance, so the preferred method of transportation is bicycle or the horse-drawn carriage called a cidomo. Diving in and around the Gilis is also popular



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24. The Dayak people is the collective name for the indigenous inhabitants of Kalimantan. The most striking feature of many of the older Dayak women is their pierced ear lobes, stretched with the weight of heavy gold or brass rings. This custom is increasingly rare among the young. Older Dayaks, influenced by missionaries, often trim their ear lobes as a sign of conversion.


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The map is wrong, West Kalimantan in the map is actually East Kalimantan and v.v

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