The Republic of Indonesia is a transcontinental island country located in south east Asia and Oceania, in between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world’s largest archipelago, with more than 17,000 islands, and its fourth most populous country. The island Java is the world’s most populous island. Indonesia has land borders with Malaysia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea. Its capital is Jakarta. Indonesia’s tropical forest is the second largest in the world, after Brazil.
Indonesia’s most well known islands are Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java, Bali, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, and Papua.
As Indonesia consists of many islands, each one has its own culture, ethnicity, customs, animals, plants, sights, and food. Worth a visit are the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, the Ijen Crater, the Mount Rinjani, the Mount Batur, the Ujung Kulon National Park, the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, the Gunung Leuser National Park, the Kerinci Seblat National Park, the Lorentz National Park, the Borobudur monument, the Prambanan monument, Yogyakarta, the Dieng Plateau, the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, the Pura Uluwatu Temple, Sumba, and the Tana Toraja region.