Natural Heritage and Their History
Bali is great for cultural and nature exploration too. The island is filled with exotic and ancient temples (some perched on high rocks above the sea) and majestic palaces set against gorgeous natural backdrops. You can also explore towering volcanoes, trek through exotic jungles, enjoy sightings of monkeys plus 60 species of other animals in safari and marine parks; reflect on the beauty of coral reef gardens, rice fields, rivers and valleys.
For those fans of shopping, the local art markets are treasure troves selling beautifully made local handcrafts from local materials from silk scarves to woven bags or hats.
Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. As the Capital City, Jakarta is a melting pot of representatives from more than 300 ethnic groups speaking 200 languages! With all this diversity and fusion of cultures, this city embraces them all with a stimulating array of activities to enjoy. Located on the northern coast of West Java, Jakarta offers much of interest for the visitor. Strategically positioned in the archipelago, the city is also the principal gateway to the rest of Indonesia and is considered the entry point and one of Indonesia’s designated tourist areas. Jakarta is definitely a city of rich contrasts which all contribute to this bustling metropolis embodying their national motto; Unity in Diversity.
Attractions to enjoy include fascinating and unusual museums and a variety of national monuments. Alongside its ancient history, Jakarta is one of the most modern cities in Indonesia. If shopping is your passion, then Jakarta is the place for you! Jakarta is a city that is famous for its malls and flea markets where you will find arts and crafts, miles of textiles, and even food items. There are also Palaces and Monuments reflecting the diverse history and culture of the country to visit. The old town, Kota Tua, is home to Dutch colonial buildings, Glodok (Jakarta’s Chinatown) and the old port of Sunda Kelapa, where traditional wooden schooners dock.