The tourism scene in Indonesia is dominated by the island of Bali, which attracts visitors from around the world. Neighbouring Lombok is now marketing itself as a better alternative with fewer tourists. But with over 18000 islands, there is much more to the country. It is one of the most volcanically active areas on earth, and has suffered a series of earthquakes and tsunamis in recent years.

The extraordinary temples of Borobudur and Prambanan are in Java, and easy to combine with trips to nearby volcanoes. Komodo National Park is 2 hours flight from Bali, and is home to the eponymous dragons – the largest poisonous animals on earth.


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Why you should go:

Go for the incredible volcanic landscapes.

Why you shouldn't:

You use drugs – sentences in Indonesia are among the stiffest on earth.

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