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About this trip
All these photos were taken on my trip to Indonesia in Sept/Oct 1995. Highlights of this trip were the peaceful villages and mystic festivals on Bali, the trecking tour at Gunung Rinjani on Lombok, the Mount Bromo area on Java, Prambanan and Borobodur temples, the mysterious Dieng Plateau and of course all the friendly and helpful people I met on this trip.
Regions of Indonesia
Indonesia is almost unimaginably vast. There are 18 110 islands in Indonesia and 108 000 kilometres of beaches in Indonesia. The distance between Aceh and Papua is more than 4 000 kilometres (2500 miles), comparable to the distance between New York and San Fransisco. There are more than 400 volcanoes in Indonesia. Only 130 volcanoes are considered active volcanoes. There are many undersea volcanoes in Indonesia. Papua is the second largest island in the world.
Sumatra (and the Riau Islands, Bangka and Belitung) Wild and rugged, the 6th largest island in the world has a great natural wealth.
Kalimantan (Borneo) Uncharted jungles, mighty rivers, home of the orangutan, a paradise for the adventurer.
Java (and Madura) The country's heartland, big cities including the capital Jakarta, and a lot of people packed on a not-so-big island. Also features the cultural treasures of Yogyakarta, Borobudur and Prambanan.
Sulawesi (Celebes) Strangely shaped, this island houses a diversity of societies and some spectacular scenery.
Nusa Tenggara (Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Komodo and West Timor) Also known as the Lesser Sunda Islands, the "Southeast Islands" contain scores of ethnic groups, languages and religions.
Maluku (Moluccas) The historic Spice Islands, largely unexplored and almost unknown to the outside world.
Irian Jaya (Papua) The western half of the island of New Guinea, with mountains, forests, swamps, an almost impenetrable wilderness in one of the remotest places on earth.
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