With lush jungles in Kalimantan, crystal waters lapping soft white-sand beaches on the Kei Islands, and magnificent temple complexes to discover in Java, Indonesia is as vibrant as it is varied. This extraordinarily diverse country is spread across 17,000 islands, and boasts a rich assortment of languages, landscapes and cultures. Use our map of Indonesia below to start planning your trip.

From hanging out with orang-utans in Bukit Lawang, enjoying classical Javanese culture in Yogyakarta, to cruising through Borneo along the Sungai Kapuas, this eclectic country holds plenty to explore. Glimpse Komodo dragons on Komodo and Rinca, and on Java marvel at Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple. Snorkel along the coast of Indonesian West Papua and the Gili Islands and spot stunning marine life, or go shipwreck diving in Bali, whose warm waters teem with tropical fish.

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