Bhinekka Tunggal Ika is Indonesia’s official motto which eternally crafted in the nation symbol Garuda. The meaning is beautiful which is Unity in Diversity. This motto represents Indonesia in the best way because Indonesia is so rich of cultures, races, religions even languages but they were united into one perfect harmony. Important to note, what makes Indonesia beautiful is its diversity. Below is some pictures that will make you fall in love with Indonesia because even its natural beauty has unique characteristics.
- Borobudur Temple – Central Java
Borobudur is the icon of Indonesia and as Buddhist temple, it is the perfect representation that Indonesia has high tolerance in diversity since Buddha is one of the official religions of this beautiful country.
- Bunaken Marine National Park – North Sulawesi
Indonesia is an archipelago country and also the largest one in the world, not only the area but also the population. So, Indonesia is not only beautiful from above but even the underwater world of Indonesia is so colorful, just another representation of the diversity of Indonesia.
- Komodo National Park – Nusa Tenggara Timur
Komodo National Park is the only place in the world where you could see Komodo with your own eyes. This makes Indonesia so special and the beauty of this island is so rare and beautifully stunning even UNESCO listed it as World Heritage Site.
- Bromo Volcano – East Java
This volcanic mount is located in Semeru National Park, East Java. It is not an easy trek to reach the peak but once you reach the peak, it’s so worth it. It represents Indonesia in perfect way, this country has suffered all the worst but today Indonesia could stand tall and proud in its diversity among other countries.
- Gili Meno – Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat
From the peak of Bromo let’s move to the coast of Gili Meno. Lombok has its own perk with a lot of beauty beaches to visit and Gili Meno is one of the top list. This place is so natural and yet it adapts to the modernity in perfect way. Indonesia always looks forward without leaves its traditions behind.
- Raja Ampat – West Papua
Raja Ampat is the real proof that the beauty is not always in the front line because hidden in the heart of West Papua, this Indonesia’s gem is becoming one of the world’s best destination and one of the best diving spots.
- Lake Toba – North Sumatra
The beauty of Lake Toba is no longer a secret since it is one of the most visited place in Indonesia by both local and international tourist. This lake is the largest lake in Indonesia and the world’s largest volcanic lake. Even from its lake, Indonesia is the greatest one.
- Pura Tanah Lot – Bali
Who doesn’t know Bali? This island is well known as the God and Goddess’s island. Bali represents Indonesia through its rare natural beauty and magnificent culture. There is no better place to see how traditions are preserved really well but in this island.
- Labuan Cermin – East Borneo
Cermin means mirror and Labuan Cermin is one of the beautiful lake hidden in the heart of Borneo which water is as clear as mirror. Borneo is another perfect representation of Indonesia’s diversity. This island is the home of indigenous Dayak people and where you could interact directly to Orangutan in some rehabilitation centers.
- Dieng Plateu – Central Java
Dieng Plateu is a perfect place to enjoy Indonesia from above. Just being there you could reach the clouds or if you go to Sikunir, you could even stand higher than the clouds.
Indonesia is amazing in its unique way from its diversity, traditions, cultures, religions, languages and even the natural wonders contribute to the awesomeness. Those ten pictures are just a piece of heaven you could find in Indonesia’s 9 provinces while Indonesia has 34 provinces and consists of more than 17,000 islands. And those pictures will make you fall in love with Indonesia all over again.