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The Telegraph gives you 15 reasons why Indonesia is a must see travel destination

The Telegraph recently published an article detailing the top 15 reasons why Indonesia is a destination that travellers should see before they die. The pull factors included destinations like Jakarta, Bali and Lombok as well its natural beauty and vast marine life. Notably, Indonesia is also listed among the most affordable destinations in southeast Asia, ranking ahead of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

The Telegraph gives you 15 reasons why Indonesia is a must see travel destination

With all that Indonesia has to offer, it comes as no surprise that its government has listed tourism as one of its top priorities. Officials have set a target of welcoming 20 million foreign visitors to Indonesia by 2019. If achieved, this target is set to generate a whopping $24 billion USD in foreign exchange earnings with each visitor typically spending approximately $1200 USD per visit. On the anniversary of Indonesia’s independence, the Telegraph’s online travel magazine published an article listing the top 15 reasons why visiting the southeast Asian country is such an attractive prospect for so many travellers.

Included in the Telegraph’s list is of course Indonesia’s enchanting capital Jakarta. Home to ten million people, Jakarta is buzzing with a plethora of different cuisines and cultures making this a must-see for anyone hoping to immerse themselves in the melting pot that is Indonesia. Equally enticing is the ever-popular Bali, which is often synonymous with backpackers but is equally renowned for its selection of luxury hotels including the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.

Other must see destinations, according to the Telegraph, include: the lesser-known island of Lombok, the perfect spot for beach lovers and divers and. Also it's in the list Yogyakarta. Not only is the city of Yogyakarta home to the ballet, puppet shows, music and poetry- ideal for anyone looking for a more cultural experience, but it is also a great base for those travellers eager to explore the nearby Borobudur and Prambanan temples.

Also added in the Telegraph’s list were both its vast greenery and world-class diving experiences- the combination of which makes Indonesia a haven for nature lovers. Notably Indonesia’s waters form part of the famous Coral Triangle and in its waters, divers can find up to 75 per cent of the world’s identified coral species as well as up to 2000 different species of fish. Indonesia’s forests are equally impressive. With more than half of the country (51 per cent to be exact) comprised of forest, Indonesia is recognized as one of the greenest countries in the world.

In addition to all that Indonesia has to offer, perhaps its attractiveness is not least of all owed to the fact that it is such an affordable travel destination. Numbeo, a website that provides world living conditions statistics on a number of metrics including cost of living, has ranked Indonesia as more affordable than other popular southeast Asia travel destinations such as Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is clear to see why so many travellers have ranked a visit to Indonesia high on their bucket list.

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