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  • 1. Borobudur

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One of the world's most-photographed Buddhist shrines and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the massive temple of Borobudur is the ultimate symbol...Read More

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  • 2. Lembongan Island

    Island

    Bali has never been as great as it used to be," celebrated Bangkok-based journalist John Hail wrote three decades ago. He must not have seen...Read More

  • 3. Prambanan Temples

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    You can combine Borobudur sightseeing with a visit to this temple complex, a vestige of Java's Hindu past spread over a broad plain. Built just...Read More

  • 4. Uluwatu Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Enjoy a cultural doubleheader above the teeming surf at Pura Luhur Uluwatu. Located about 15 miles outside of Kuta, this ancient temple site...Read More

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  • 5. Ambarawa Railway Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    When Java's railroads were about to retire some of the island's classic engines in the early 1970s, a group of train enthusiasts created this...Read More

  • 6. Bali Bomb Memorial

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    October 12, 2002 was just another party-hearty Saturday night in Kuta until a pair of bombs detonated in rapid succession, the first inside...Read More

  • 7. Bali Safari and Marine Park

    Zoo/Aquarium

    From white tigers to rhinos to northern cassowaries, Bali Safari and Marine Park's 60 species will fill in blanks on most bucket lists. The...Read More

  • 8. Bali Zoo

    Zoo/Aquarium

    In recent years Bali Zoo has significantly improved its game, removing old-school cages in favor of more animal-friendly open enclosures like...Read More

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  • 9. Bedugul-Munduk Lake Country

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Bali's lake country highlands present breathtaking vistas at elevations above 1,000 meters (3,280 feet), two to three hours north of southern...Read More

  • 10. Bukit Lawang Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    At the entrance to Gunung Leuser National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site four hours north of Medan, Bukit Lawang is famed for its more than...Read More

  • 11. Chinatown

    Neighborhood/Street

    An estimated third of Semarang's residents are Chinese, making it Java's most Chinese city. The Kota Lama neighborhood features a maze of slender...Read More

  • 12. Dragon-watching Tours

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The dragons’ main lair is a section of shallow caves scraped out of a low, dusty ravine about 2 km (1 mile) from Loh Liang. Groups meet at the...Read More

  • 13. Echo Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This tucked-away surf spot lets you enjoy the beach the way it was intended, without the pretense found to the south. Echo Beach is a stretch...Read More

  • 14. Fashion and Eat Street (Jalan Laksmana and Kayu Aya)

    Commercial District

    Local designers, international boutiques and restaurants from around the world line a half-mile stretch of Jalan Laksmana, Jalan Kayu Aya and...Read More

  • 15. Gereja Blenduk

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The copper-crowned church (Gereja Blenduk means Domed Church), which was built in 1753, is the second-oldest Christian church in Java and still...Read More

  • 16. Gitgit Waterfall (Air Terjun Gitgit)

    With five waterfalls at four locations between Bedugul and Singaraja, Gitgit can be a confusing destination. Gitgit Waterfall is farthest from...Read More

  • 17. Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave)

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    There are more theories about the origins of Goa Gajah and its name than there ever were native elephants on Bali. What's indisputable is this...Read More

  • 18. Grand Mosque of Medan

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Constructed in 1906, the Grand Mosque, or Mesjid Raya, was designed by a Dutch architect, and tombs of former sultans can be found on its grounds...Read More

  • 19. Gunung Merapi

    Volcano

    Hire a guide from Sabang to take you to this occasionally active volcano. When the road ends, you'll need to walk up a footpath to reach it...Read More

  • 20. House of Sampoerna

    Museum/Gallery

    Even nonsmokers will appreciate the architecture of this historic colonial building, constructed in 1862 by the Dutch and originally used as...Read More

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