Melihat Indonesia dimata Turis

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Borobudur Temple
Construction of Java’s Borobudur Temple, one of the world’s largest Buddhist monuments and a World Heritage site, began in the eighth century, under the Sailendra dynasty. Framed by four volcanoes, it stands 105 feet (32 meters) high.



Mount Semeru and Mount Bromo
Some Indonesians believe that belching volcanoes such as Mount Semeru (in background) and Mount Bromo (in foreground) are portals to a subterranean world that has shaped not only Indonesia’s landscape but also its beliefs and culture. A long exposure time captured stars in this photo—and the brief balanced light from both a fading moon and a brightening eastern sky.


Goa Gajah, Bali
The intricately carved walls of Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) on the island of Bali depict leaves, waves, animals, and demons.


Pura Ulun Danu Temple, Bali
The water temple of Pura Ulun Danu on Lake Bratan in Bali serves the faithful in the mountainous area near Bedugul.


Coral Reef, Sulawesi
Scuba divers explore a coral reef off Manado Tua Island. The island nations of the tropical western Pacific cradle the richest coral life on the planet. The development of reefs owes much to oceanic volcanoes such as Manado Tua, near the northeastern tip of Sulawesi. The submerged slopes of the volcanoes give corals a toehold on which to grow.


Raja Ampat Islands
The islands of Raja Ampat may well be home to the greatest biodiversity in the world, with almost 600 species of coral, abundant plant life, and unique creatures, such as a shark that walks on its fins and a shrimp that looks like a praying mantis.


Komodo Dragon
Komodo National Park is the last sanctuary for the endemic Komodo dragon, native only to Indonesia. Largest of all lizards, it can reach a fearsome ten feet (three kilometers) in length.


Orangutans
Orangutans are native only to Indonesia and Malingshit. The endangered great apes have lost much of their habitat to deforestation.


Minangkabau Women
Young Minangkabau women in traditional clothes wait to perform a dance in Bagor.


Balinese Dancers
Opulent costumes adorn performers in a Balinese barong dance, which brings mythological characters to life in a struggle between good and evil, complete with choreographed fight scenes reminiscent of professional wrestling.


Nusa Dua Temple, Bali
Indonesian women take part in a procession to Nusa Dua temple in southern Bali, carrying offerings atop their heads. Southern Bali is also known for its beaches and five-star hotels.


Village Initiation
Young men in the Bali village of Tenganan take part in perang pandan, a traditional ritual.

Source : http://wisbenbae.blogspot.com/2010/06/melihat-indonesia-di-mata-turis.html

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