hide map
 

History & Culture in Indonesia

Page 1 of 5 ( 19 records)
 1 2 3 4 5  
Yogyakarta  

Yogyakarta

Located in the central south of Java, Yogyakarta is the quintessential Javanese city, set against the backdrop of the 2,968m Merapi volcano. This fascinating city of around one million people has Buddhist and Hindu influences, is famous for its universities, arts, and music, and is regarded as the cultural heart of Java. Most tourists coming to Yogya visit the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan.
Togian Islands  

Togian Islands

Almost directly on the equator, the Togians is an archipelago of 56 islands in the Gulf of Tomini, off the coast of Central Sulawesi. Travellers making the effort to reach these idyllic islands are treated to white, palm fringed beaches, splendid coral reefs, and unique wildlife including the world's largest crab - the coconut crab.
flag Togian Islands  
Surabaya  

Surabaya

Located on the North coast of Java, Surabaya is Indonesia's second-largest city. It has a long history and played an important role in Indonesia's battle for independence. Most travellers use Surabaya as a transit point to Mount Bromo, Ijen Plateau, Bali, and Yogyakarta.
flag Surabaya  
Solo  

Solo

Located in central Java, Solo is the sister sister of Yogyakarta. Solo is also named Surakarta, and just like its neighbour city, is an important cultural and historical centre, albeit with far fewer tourists. There are a number of historical buildings and temples in Solo, such as the Kasunanan Palace, Puro Mangkunegaran Palace, and the Sahasra Adhi Pura Hindu temple. And to the south there are several beaches.
flag Solo  

Tours in & around Indonesia

we'd love to hear your feedback about Backpacking Asia and what you think we can do better. suggestions to add something new? something not working for you? drop us a line!