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I will travel to Indonesia in November. Where is the best place to go?

I love to eat local food, communicate with local people. Love to learn the history of its country. Beautiful views, relaxation and so on. 

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  • Jonny Duncan

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    I've spent nine months in total over the years in Indonesia and have been many places there.

    Head to Sulawesi or Papua and get away from the usual tourist crowds of Bali etc.

    Sulawesi you can find tribal culture in Tana Toraja before heading to the remote Togean island to relax.

    In Papua head inland to the Baliem Valley to stay with tribes up in the mountains who until fifty years ago still lived a stone age existence.


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      when I head back this way (could be a while yet but I will go again one day) you are totally sorting me out! Would love to visit the tribes out there - incredible :) · (0 likelikes)

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  • Mathilde Baillet

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    Best view ever is on top of the Gunung Rinjani volcano; it's a pretty intense 3 days trekking to reach the top but worth it so much! If you're more into relaxing, why not staying a couple of days in the Gili Trawangan islands. You'll find good numbers of nice hotels, eat freshly fished food, lie on the beach or go diving - deep sea is amazing there!! I agree with Mariska, Bali also offers everything from cultural visits to hiking, surfing, diving, and so on. A bit too touristic though.

    You can also explore the jungle in Bukit Lawang, oran utans are living there and it's a paradise for who loves nature!

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  • Mariska Adriani

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    Hi Junichi,

    It actually depends on what you want to find (beach/ mountains/ city/ shopping?). Indonesia has a wide varieties of beautiful destinations to go to.

    If you want to find beautiful views, relaxation and culture I will definitely recommend Bali. Bali is famous for it's strong culture and breathtaking views. One of the place worths to go to is Uluwatu. The scenery is amazing and you can watch Kecak Dance at 18.00 (Bali time) at the outdoor stage while watching sunset. Famous local food in Bali is Ayam Betutu, Nasi Bali, Seafood at Jimbaran. Bali also has a lot of good spa if you want to relax.

    If you are into city that still has strong culture, but not as crowded as Jakarta, you can go to Special District of Yogyakarta. It's located in Java Island and has several historical temple you can go such as Prambanan Temple and Borobudur Temple. Another place to go is its historical kingdom palace Kraton. The local food there is also very nice, one of my favorite! It's famous for Gudeg and Lotek. For shopping, you can just stroll along Jalan Malioboro.

    Hope it helps!

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    I spent a month on the island of Sumatra and it was incredible! From trekking and white water rafting through the beautiful rainforest to discover wild orang-utans at Bukit Lawang to relaxing on the shores of the beautiful Lake Toba there is so much here to do. Trek an active volcano at Berastagi or explore the tragic history and wonderful people of Aceh or even spend you time chilling in a hammock and diving the coral reef on Pulau Weh. Sumatra is known as the "Africa of Asia" (hence my own draw to the place!) and I was not disappointed. I found the people friendly and welcoming, the landscapes breathtaking and, best yet, it is ridiculously cheap! Honestly can't recommend it enough - get off the tourist trail a little bit and you will be rewarded :)

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  • Yael Fingal

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    Indonesia is huge, but if you have a week at least, you should either choose Java (Jogyakarta for the arty area, Mount Bromo & Kawah Ijen for the vulcanos and stunning views - best tour operator is ToTo at Surabaya bus station) or the Toraja country to experience unique tribes funerals in Sulawesi islands (8 hours bus from Makassar, easy to book on the spot at the airport with driver and guide, stunning views on ricefields). If you have time, you can continue up North for exceptional diving places.

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      This sounds like an absolutely amazing trip! Thank you for sharing! By the way, I'm a community manager here and I helped you geo-tag all the places that you mentioned so that they're all on a map next to your answer :) · (1 likelikes)

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  • Sarah Richard

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    Personally I think Borneo Central you can see wild orangutans and monkeys and sail through the rainforest!

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  • Yuan Elsa Lioni F.W

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    Hello there! Indonesia has so many tourist destinations to visit! All of the places are great and beautiful because it consists of many big islands or small islands.

    If you're looking for the culinaries and other aspects, I will introduce my own district, you can go to Yogyakarta first. In Yogyakarta, you can find delicious foods there such as gudeg, gatot and thiwul, bakmi jowo, bakpia, gethuk, geplak, and many more.

    The local people there are nice and kind. In Yogyakarta, we still hold the Javanese traditions. You can visit Kraton, the home of Sultan Hamengkubowono X, my governor.

    Beside that, go to Gunung Kidul Regency and visit many beautiful places there. Wirawisata Goa Pindul, Air Terjun Sri Gethuk, Nglanggeran, and feel refresh there!

    I hope you can enjoy the travelling.

    Hope this answer helps you :)

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  • Tracy Chong

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    November is entering raining season in Indonesia. You may want to avoid going for hiking and trekking activities.

    Touring around Yogyakarta, Surabaya or even Jakarta Capital Region would be good. But to go deeper into locals life, Yogyakarta win over the other two.

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